IN PICS: News of the world Aug 12

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Jeff Clarke, Dell Senior Vice President and General Manager of Dell Business Product Group, shows two colour options of the new Dell Latitude E4200 laptop during a product launch event in San Francisco, California. Dell announced a new line of its popular Latitude laptops with new features including increased security, backlit keyboards and battery life up to 19 hours. (Getty Images)
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An Israeli woman returning from war-torn Georgia is welcomed by her grandchildren on her arrival at Israel's Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv. Hundreds of Israeli tourists spending their summer holidays in Georgia are being evacuated on special flights after being caught in the fighting between Georgian troops and invading Russian forces. (Getty Images)
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Perseid meteors streak across the sky near Rogers Spring in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Nevada. The meteor display, known as the Perseid shower because it appears to radiate from the constellation Perseus in the northeastern sky, is a result of Earth's orbit passing through debris from the comet Swift-Tuttle. (Getty Images)
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A container ship is seen docked at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The United States Commerce Department reported the trade imbalance dropped to $56.8 billion in June, down by 4.1 percent from a revised May deficit of $59.2 billion. (Getty Images)
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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev speaks as he and his French counterpart Nicolas Sarkozy hold a joint press conference in Moscow, Russia. The leaders discussed plans for EU peacekeepers to enter Georgia after Russian forces took control of the disputed South Ossetia region of Georgia. Medvedev has called a halt to military operations in Georgia. (Getty Images)
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Vehicles head towards Manhattan on the Brooklyn Bridge in New York. In an effort to prevent a terror attack, the New York Police Department (NYPD) is working on a plan called Operation Sentinel that would involve photographing and scanning the licence plate of every vehicle entering Manhattan at all bridges and tunnels and using sensors to detect radioactivity. (Getty Images)
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Soybeans grow in a field near Loves Park, Illinois. Despite farmers experiencing the worst flooding in 15 years in the Midwest, the nation's soybean harvest is expected to be the fourth largest in history and corn the second largest. (Getty Images)
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Harrods chef Giuseppe Silvestri holds a grouse during the ceremony to welcome the first grouse of the game season to Harrods Department Store in London, England. The bird is accompanied by a 41-year-old bottle of Jura whiskey, distilled on November 12, 1966. (Getty Images)
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US Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey speaks at the American Bar Association Annual Meeting at the Hilton in New York. Mukasey said officials will not be prosecuted in the Department of Justice's political hiring scandal. (Getty Images)