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The Mystery of the White Flags on the Brooklyn Bridge

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Two bleached-white American flags mysteriously appeared atop the Brooklyn Bridge Tuesday morning. It is unknown whether this stunt was an art project, a political statement or just tomfoolery. Investigators are trying to determine how two bleached-white American flags mysteriously appeared atop the Brooklyn Bridge Tuesday morning—and whether the stunt was an art project, a political statement or just tomfoolery. (Photo: AP)

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The Alligator Wrestler

These amazing pictures show a five-year-old boy who is already extremely comfortable around alligators. Blaise’s dad T-Mike runs the Kliebert Gator Farm, the biggest and oldest in the world and which was started by his grandfather Harvey in 1957. The monsters of the Mississippi grow up to 18 feet – and some were even hatched by a young Harvey the year the farm was opened. T-Mike hopes that his young son will take over the family business when he grows up. The family make a living by opening their farm to the public, with the star attractions being a young Blaise wrestling the gators and sitting on a 15ft-long beast.

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T-Mike Kliebert and his son Blaise tackle Chinaman a 12 foot alligator in Hammond, Louisiana. (Photo by Barcroft Media)

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Boryeong Mud Festival in South Korea

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Festival goers wrestle in the mud during the annual Boryeong Mud Festival at Daecheon Beach on July 18, 2014 in Boryeong, South Korea. The mud, which is believed to have beneficial effects on the skin due to its mineral content, is sourced from mud flats near Boryeong and transported to the beach by truck. (Photo: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images AsiaPac)

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Chinese Workers Prepare Australian Sheep’s Wool for Fashion Industry

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Chinese workers prepare sheep’s wool before it is processed and bleached at a factory on July 12, 2014 near Zhangzhou, China. The facility prepares wool to be used in the manufacturing of footwear and clothing for export to Western markets and for consumption within China. (Photo: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images AsiaPac)

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Redhead Day – Dutch Summer Fest

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Redhead Day (Roodharigendag in Dutch) is the name of a Dutch summer festival that takes place each first weekend of September in the city of Breda, in the Netherlands. The two-day festival is a gathering of people with natural red hair, but is also focused on art related to the colour red. Activities during the festival are lectures, workshops and demonstrations which are aimed specifically at red-haired people. The festival attracts attendance from 50 countries and is free due to sponsorship of the local government.

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Washington Welcomes Marijuana

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Julian Rodriguez, of Everson, Wash., holds his two-gram packet of recreational marijuana outside Top Shelf Cannabis, Tuesday, July 8, 2014, in Bellingham, Wash., on the first day of legal sales in the state. (Photo by Ted S. Warren/AP Photo)

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Running of the Bulls in Pamplona

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Revelers celebrate during the launch of the “Chupinazo” rocket, to celebrate the official opening of the 2014 San Fermin fiestas, in Pamplona, Spain, Sunday, July 6, 2014. (Photo by Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP Photo)

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IKEA’s Sleepy Customers

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Of the world’s 10 biggest Ikea stores, eight of them are in China to cater to the country’s growing middle class. The stores are designed with extra room displays, given the tendency for customers to make a visit an all-day affair. The shops do not discourage shoppers from sleeping on the furniture, even marking them with signs inviting customers to try them out.

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Zombies Take Over Coney Island

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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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