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Zombies Take Over Coney Island

146 Zombies Take Over Coney Island
Molly Schuyler, dressed as a zombie, smiles after winning the brain eating contest during the “Zombie Takeover of Coney Island” in Coney Island in the Brooklyn borough of New York, July 2, 2014. Schuyler ate 5.5 lbs (2.5 kg) of pig brains to set a new record according to organizers. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Reuters)

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Glastonbury Festival Clean-up Begins

13 Glastonbury Festival Clean up Begins
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For the past five days it has been home to some 175,000 people, but today the clean-up operation of Glastonbury Festival 2014 begins.

Highlights of the musical extravaganza have included Dolly Parton, Metallica and Arcade Fire, while Kasabian headlined the Pyramid Stage last night. Campers now have until 6pm to leave the site at Worthy Farm in Pilton, Somerset, while crew and stall holders are given a week to clear their property. Meanwhile, hours before they began to leave, organiser Michael Eavis revealed that the 44-year-old event could have a lifespan of just six more years.

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700th Anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn

1300 700th Anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn
A re-enactor plays the part of an English mercenary soldier during the rehearsal for the Battle of Bannockburn Live event on June 27, 2014 in Stirling, Scotland. The 700th anniversary of the historic battle that saw outnumbered Scots army conquer the English led by Edward II in the First War of Scottish Independence. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

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Feast of Saint John in the Philippines: Mud People, Water Fights, Costumed Roasted Pigs

1206 Feast of Saint John in the Philippines: Mud People, Water Fights, Costumed Roasted Pigs
People covered in mud and wearing costumes made from banana leaves walk from a rice field to church during a religious festival held in honour of St John the Baptist, in Aliaga, Nueva Ecija province, Philippines. (AFP)

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The Color Run Beijing

1188 The Color Run Beijing
Participants try to cover themselves from color powder sprayed by volunteers as they run through a “color station” during a five-kilometer color run event held in Beijing, China Saturday, June 21, 2014. (Photo by Andy Wong/AP Photo)

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Fifa World Cup 2014: Brazilian Batman Crusades for Justice in Rio Protests

A familiar shadowy figure has been sighted at Rio de Janeiro’s many anti-World Cup protests – Batman. The Dark Knight has been making regular appearances at demonstrations since mass protests broke out around the time the city hosted the Confederations Cup in 2013.

1144 Fifa World Cup 2014: Brazilian Batman Crusades for Justice in Rio Protests
Batman joins a protest near the former site of the Indian Museum outside Maracana stadium on 17 December 2013, as firefighters attempt to remove an indigenous man who spent more than 26 hours in a tree to protest against the demolition of the site ahead of the World Cup. (Reuters)

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Cliffhanger Mansion Set Ablaze

1140 Cliffhanger Mansion Set Ablaze
Smoke rises from a house deliberately set on fire, days after part of the ground it was resting on collapsed into Lake Whitney, Texas June 13, 2014. Building crews set fire to the luxury lake house left dangling about 75 feet (23 meters) on a decaying cliff that has been giving way underneath the structure. REUTERS/Brandon Wade

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Israel’s ‘Burning Man’ Festival

For the Bedouin Arab shepherds tending their flocks in Israel’s Negev desert last week, it was almost as if aliens had landed from outer space.

157 Israels Burning Man Festival

A man looks at a wooden sculpture that was set on fire during Israel’s first Midburn festival, modeled after the popular Burning Man festival held annually in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, in the desert near the Israeli kibbutz of Sde Boker, June 7, 2014. Some 3,000 people set up a colorful encampment in the dusty moonscape, swinging from hoops by day and burning giant wooden sculptures by night. (Photo: AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

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Pregnant Women Practice Yoga as they Attempt to Break the Guinness World Record

149 Pregnant Women Practice Yoga as they Attempt to Break the Guinness World Record
Pregnant women practice yoga as they attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest prenatal yoga class, in Changsha, Hunan province June 8, 2014. A total of 505 pregnant women participated in a yoga class together for 37 minutes and 28 seconds on Sunday, exceeding the current Guinness World Record set in Shenzhen in 2013 with 423 women, local media reported. Picture taken June 8, 2014. (Photo: REUTERS/China Daily)

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Jack W. Schlegel – The Veteran

125 Jack W. Schlegel   The Veteran
World War II veteran Jack W. Schlegel, 91 years-old, from Mount Tremper, New York, of the 508th Parachute Infantry Division of the 82nd Airborne who parachuted near Sainte-Mere-Eglise on June 6,1944, poses with American and French flags as he visits the American War cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, on the Normandy coast June 2, 2014. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

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Celebrating the Dark Side

117 Celebrating the Dark Side
A reveler poses for pictures at the Victorian Picnic during the Wave and Goth festival in Leipzig June 6, 2014. The annual festival, known in Germany as Wave-Gotik Treffen (WGT), features over 150 bands and artist in venues all over the city playing Gothic rock and other styles of the dark wave music subculture. The event, one of the biggest of its kind, attracts a regular audience of up to 20,000, the organizers said. (Photo: REUTERS/Thomas Peter)

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Massive Landslide Buries Remote Afghan Village

Last Friday, in Afghanistan’s mountainous northeastern province of Badakhshan, an enormous landslide took place, burying much of a small village, and killing hundreds. Officials say that at least 300 residents of Abi Barik village were killed, but are uncertain about exact numbers, cautioning that the final number could be 500 or more. Rescue teams gave up hope on Saturday of finding any survivors, focusing energy on helping the hundreds suddenly made homeless. Many of the surviving families have struggled to get aid. Some have gone to nearby villages to stay with relatives or friends, while others have slept in tents provided by aid groups.

1182 Massive Landslide Buries Remote Afghan Village
An aerial view shows the site of Friday’s landslide that buried Abi Barik village in Badakhshan province, northeastern Afghanistan, on May 5, 2014. Afghan officials said they plan to build new houses for hundreds of families made homeless by a landslide that entombed a northeastern village and killed at least 300 people, perhaps as many as 2,700. (Wakil Kohsar/AFP/Getty Images)

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Osama Bin Laden Lookalike Big Hit in Sao Paulo Bar

1152 Osama Bin Laden Lookalike Big Hit in Sao Paulo Bar
Osama bin Laden lookalike Ceara Francisco Helder Braga Fernandes laughs while chatting on the phone in his “Bar do Bin Laden” on April 29, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Braga says he was known as the “Beard Man” before 9/11 but became known as a Bin Laden lookalike following the 9/11 attacks. He says he is Christian and continues to play the role to support his business. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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The Tallest Brazilian Teen to Marry

Brazil’s tallest teen is set marry her beau – despite him being over a foot smaller than her. Elisany da Cruz Silva (18) is a staggering 6ft 8ins (206 cm) tall while her compact fiancee Francinaldo da Silva Carvalho is only 5ft 4ins (162 cm). Despite a massive 1ft 4ins between them, Francinaldo had no problem increasing the distance by dropping to one knee after a romantic stroll along the beach.

1148 The Tallest Brazilian Teen to Marry
This fairytale is actually quite a tall story… (Photo by Barcroft Media)

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Selfie After Climbing 1,350ft Dubai Tower

A Russian daredevil has captured a vertigo-inducing selfie – while standing on top of a Dubai skyscraper. Nineteen-year-old Alexander Remnev scaled the Princess Tower – the worlds tallest residential building at 1,350ft – before getting his camera out to take these stomach-churning pictures. Alexander, from Moscow, who was on holiday in Dubai with friends, says they climbed a number of the city’s towering skyline during the course of their stay. He’s part of a group known as “skywalkers” who scale the tallest buildings in the world – rarely using safety gear – and post the pictures and videos online.

1141  Selfie After Climbing 1,350ft Dubai Tower
He leans on the very top of the tower as he takes this vertigo-inducing picture. (Photo by Alexander Remnev/Caters News)

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