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IN PICS: News of the world, August 2

IN PICS: News of the world, August 2
Fireworks explode as the cruiser Aidaaura takes part in a parade during the Hamburg Cruise Days in Hamburg, Germany. (Getty Images)
IN PICS: News of the world, August 2
Army Sgt. Joseph Serino, who lost both legs in Iraq, and his wife Maria hold hands as he heads down the beach to go surfing during Operation Amped, a surf camp for injured service men and women at Camp Pendleton, California. Patients from Naval Medical Center San Diego (Balboa) with amputations, spinal injuries and traumatic brain injuries learn to address cognitive, physical, and psycho-social skills during the surfing instruction as part of their rehabilitation program. (Getty Images)
IN PICS: News of the world, August 2
Masked members of Hamas take a rest during clashes between rival forces of Hamas and Fatah movements in the Shujaia neighborhood in Gaza City, Gaza. Nine Palestinians have been killed so far and approximately 90 others wounded in the battles between police and security backed by Hamas military and members of the Fatah-loyal Adel Helis clan in Gaza City. The clashes began when Hamas security forces tried to arrest suspects thought to be behind a July 25 bombing that killed five militants and a little girl on a Gaza beach. In a rare move and request to Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas, Defence Minister Ehud Barak authorised a total of 150 un-armed Palestinians to cross in to Israel for refuge. The wounded were taken to hospital and the rest were transported to Ramallah. (Getty Images)
IN PICS: News of the world, August 2
A plane races along the River Thames during the Red Bull Air Race in London. The race takes place in nine cities in the world in 2008 with pilots navigating a low level aerial race track. (Getty Images)
IN PICS: News of the world, August 2
Father Joe shares a hug with Prae, eight, who is blind at the Mercy Centre, also known as The Human Development Foundation in Bangkok, Thailand. The Catholic priest runs a non-profit organisation for children working with the poor in the slum area of Klong Toey and AIDS victims as well as education and awareness. President Bush will make a special visit to Father Joe during his brief two day stop over in Thailand en route to Beijing for the Olympics. (Getty Images)
IN PICS: News of the world, August 2
A Royal Air Force Chinook helicopter is seen unloading a 105mm Light Gun part of the regimental equipment of the 7th Parachute Regiment Royal Horse Artillery in Camp Bastion, Helmand Province, Afghanistan. The 7th Parachute Regiment Royal Horse Artillery as the Army's only parachute light gun regiment, the Airborne Gunners primary role is to provide artillery support to 16 Air Assault Brigade Task Force Helmand during their operations to support the Afghan national Government in its fighting against the Taliban. (Getty Images)
IN PICS: News of the world, August 2
Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda, centre, and his new cabinet members pose for photographs during a photo session at Prime Minister's official residence in Tokyo, Japan. Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda's new cabinet was announced following a reshuffle which aims to raise the Cabinet's popularity prior to the next general election. (Getty Images)
IN PICS: News of the world, August 2
An Emirates Airline flight from Dubai lands to become the first commercial Airbus A380 jet to land in the United States at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. The A380 is the world's largest airliner with 49 percent more floor space and 35 percent more seating than the previous largest aircraft. (Getty Images)
IN PICS: News of the world, August 2
Rescue workers search for the victims in the wreckage of a girls' school dormitory in Balcilar, Konya province, Turkey. A three storey school dormitory collapsed following a gas explosion killing at least 17 female students and injuring 27 others in Balcilar village in Turkey's central province of Konya, some 340km south of the capital Ankara. (Getty Images)