IN PICS: News of the world Aug 6

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Lightning flashes in the night sky over south London, England. The storm brought a temporary end to the hot and humid weather with light rain and a cool breeze. (Getty Images)
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Buddhist monks clean the dust from the 15-metre high Great Buddha at the Todaiji Temple in Nara, Japan. The Great Buddha, which was completed in AD 752, is being prepared for the Buddhist festive period called Bon. (Getty Images)
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Twilight descends upon the 'Glass Factory,' the high-tech Volkswagen (VW) Phaeton luxury car assembly plant in Dresden, Germany. The futuristic plant, located in the centre of the city, was designed by architect Gunter Henn and went into operation in 2002. The Phaeton has had moderate success on the automobile market in Europe though it has sold poorly in the United States. (Getty Images)
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Meaghan Cooligan eats a Veggie Egg White Flatbread sandwich at a Dunkin' Donuts restaurant in Miami, Florida. The sandwich is one of the items on the newly unveiled DDSMART menu which, according to Dunkin' Donuts, contains items which are healthier due to a reduced amount of calories, saturated fat, sugar, fat or sodium in comparison to similar fare. The new menu comes after Dunkin' Brands Inc., the parent company, formed a nutritional advisory board last year. (Getty Images)
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Palestinian Fulbright scholar Osama Dawoud shows his dossier as he sits with his fellow scholar Zuhair Abu Shaban at a cafe in Gaza City, Gaza Strip. Shaban, Dawoud and another fellow scholar Fidaa Abed, previously prevented from leaving Gaza to study in the United States under the scholarships won with The Fulbright Program when Israel refused to grant exit permits, have again been stopped because their American entry visas were revoked after 'new information' was received about them, a US diplomat said. (Getty Images)
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Tourists assemble under the Brooklyn Bridge to take in views of Manhattan in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Tourism is booming in the Big Apple this summer, and economic analysts Global Insight recently announced that New York had surpassed Orlando and Las Vegas to obtain the top spot in total tourism spending. (Getty Images)
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People walk near the Time Warner Centre in New York. Time Warner announced a second quarter profit drop of 26 percent on lower earnings mostly attributed to the AOL Internet unit, but beat Wall Streets expectations. The media comglomerate is reportedly considering breaking off its AOL divisions. (Getty Images)
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A Royal Air Force Chinnook helicopter hovers over Twickenham rugby stadium in London. Safety testing was required ahead of the 'Help for Challenge' charity rugby match which will take place on September 20, at which it was hoped the match ball would be delivered by helicopter. (Getty Images)
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An officer of robot venture company ZMP displays surveillance humanoid robot 'Nuvo' during a press conference on a disclosure of Application Program Interface (API) and source code in Tokyo, Japan. The robot is equipped with surveillance camera on the head and the owner can monitor the footage through mobile phone. The first ever disclosure of API and source code of robots is expected to enhance the research and development of robot technology in Japan. (Getty Images)
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Girls spin plates during a performance at the Chinese state Circus in Edinburgh, Scotland. A 2,000-year-old tradition of circus demonstrations by the Wu-Shu flying warriors and other traditional Chinese acts will be on display during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Getty Images)
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Workers install the largest panel of the restored ceiling at the Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford, England. The Sheldonian's Robert Streater-painted ceiling, completed in 1670, has been meticulously restored over the last four years and is in the process of being installed. (Getty Images)
Thu 07 Aug 2008 10:24 AM GST