1. Afloat — Preparations to tow away the Costa Concordia continued on the Italian island of Giglio with engineers connecting the last chains and cables to the sponsons, the large metal boxes attached to the wreck. The wrecked luxury liner is expected be towed away next Monday from the Italian island where it sank two and half years ago, killing 32 people.
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  2. Queen in the orange sea — The Queen meets construction workers as she attends the official opening of the refurbished Reading railway station, west of London
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  3. Hanging house — In Manila on Friday, a teenager passes a house damaged in strong winds and rain brought by Typhoon Rammasun, the strongest storm to hit the Philippines this year.
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  4. Wreckage in the mist — Near the town of Shaktarsk, in separatist-held east Ukraine, a man on Thursday walks amid the wreckage of the Malaysia Airlines jet that crashed while carrying 298 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur.
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  5. Golden dive — Huang Xiaohui of China competes in the Women’s Platform Final during day four of the FINA Diving World Cup at the Oriental Sports Center on Friday in Shanghai, China. Huang took the gold in the event, claiming her first major individual title in the women’s 10-meter platform and besting team-mate Liu Huixia.
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  6. Thousands of people gathered in front of Pamplona’s town hall on Monday night to sing the traditional farewell song “Pobre de mi” (“Poor me”) at the closing ceremony of theFiesta de San Fermin. The song is sung by revelers to show their sadness at the end of the nine-day bull-running festival.
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  7. A runner is gored by a Miura fighting bull at Estafeta corner during the eighth running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona
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  8. Fireworks explode around the Eiffel Tower during the annual Bastille Day celebrations in Paris
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  9. John Napierkowski, 19, of Washougal Wash., became trapped in the Washougal River under the bridge at Dougan Falls on Monday night while swimming. First Responders freed Napierkowski’s legs, after an hour of being caught in the river, by tying ropes around him and fastening a harness to pull him out.
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  10. A rocket is launched from the Gaza Strip into Israel by members of the Ezz al-Din al Qassam militia, the military wing of Hamas. Photograph: Majdi Fathi/NurPhoto/Corbis