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Pictures Worth Seeing

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This image shows the tracks left by NASA's Curiosity rover as it completed its first test drive on Mars.

Ecuador's Tungurahua volcano spews ash on the nearby town of Banos. The authorities are encouraging residents living near the volcano to evacuate.

Goats rest on a vintage truck at Caribou Crossing near Carcross in Yukon, Canada.

Embers from a wildfire glow on the ground in Tabuyo del Monte, near Leon, Spain. Numerous wildfires have broken out across Spain in the sweltering heat in recent weeks.

A meteor streaks past stars in the night sky over the village of Kuklici, Macedonia.

The Olympic flame burns during the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium.

An alligator floats in a pond under rainy skies during a practice round as Tour players prepare for this week's PGA Championship golf tournament at The Ocean Course on Kiawah Island, South Carolina.

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The walking sticks commonly carried by Somali elders and the protective gear worn by the United Nations staff rest against the wall outside a conference hall where a meeting to select members of the country's new parliament is taking place in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia.

Dark rain clouds cover the newly erected Nelson Mandela Statue in Howick, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. The statue and exhibition are at the site that Nelson Mandela was arrested 50 years ago.

U.S. fencer Seth Kelsey looks on during his match against Estonia's Nikolai Novosjolov in the men's individual epee fencing competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

An ultra-Orthodox Jew uses binoculars during a celebration marking the end of a seven-year cycle of studying texts from the Talmud in Jerusalem.

South Korea's Shin A Lam (R) fences against Germany's Britta Heidemann at the London 2012 Olympic games.

Veins are seen on the horse Clifton Promise while mounted by New Zealand rider Jonathan Paget during training for the equestrian eventing competition in Greenwich Park at the 2012 Summer Olympics, in London.

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Orlando Duque of Colombia dives from a rock monolith during the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series at Islet Vila Franca do Campo, Azores, Portugal.

Hikers walk on the Jungfraufirn, the upper ice field of the Aletschgletscher glacier in Bernese Oberland, Switzerland.

Flood water is released from the Three Gorges Dam, a gigantic hydropower project on the Yangtze River, in Yichang City, China.

A worker sets up a giant 65th Cannes Film Festival official poster, showing Marilyn Monroe, on the Cannes Festival Palace.

The annular eclipse is seen through binoculars, casting two images of the rarely seen ring of fire.

Tower Bridge in London is lit up by new dynamic lighting in a color-shifting lightshow ahead of the Queen's diamond jubilee and the Olympics.

The planet Venus crosses the Sun's face during a rare celestial event, as seen from New Delhi.

The Rio Sucio or "Dirty River," where one branch is colored yellow/brown by the minerals it carries from the Irazu Volcano, is seen mixing with the clear waters filtered by the tropical rainforest in the Braullio Carrillo National Park, 50 km (31 miles) east of San Jose.

Charred trees are seen in the Gila National Forest as the result of a forest fire in the Whitewater-Baldy Complex in New Mexico.

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Dachshunds sit in a performance artwork titled DACHSHUND UN by Australian artist Bennett Miller at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney.

Storm clouds gather over Gorzow Wielkopolski, western Poland.

Plastinated blood vessels of an human face are seen during a media viewing for the exhibition "The Human Body" in Ostend, Belgium.