July 1, 2012

Posted July 1st, 2012 at 2:08 pm (UTC-4)
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US Summer Storm

1Patrick Gonzalez looks over a fallen tree that is blocking a residential street in the Cleveland Park neighborhood of Washington, D.C. A severe storm late Friday knocked out power to approximately one million residents, traffic signals and businesses in the Washington region. (AP)

NASA Expedition 31

2Support and medical personnel carry Expedition 31 Commander Oleg Kononenko of Russia, foreground, and Flight Engineers Andre Kuipers of the European Space Agency, center, and Don Pettit of NASA, background, to the medical tent shortly after they landed in their Soyuz TMA-03M capsule in a remote area near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan. (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

Germany Weather

3Flashes of lightning light the sky during a heavy thunderstorm near the city of Annaberg-Buchholz, eastern Germany. (AP)

Mexico Vote

4A woman casts her vote at a polling station at San Bartolome Quialana, outskirts of Oaxaca, Mexico. (Reuters)

Spain Wildfire

5A house is surrounded by fire in Carlet, near Valencia, Spain. The regional government said wildfire has burned almost 40,000 hectares (96,000 acres) of forest. (AP)

Hong Kong Politics

6Child performers dressed in Chinese opera costumes watch members of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army march during a variety show celebrating the 15th anniversary of the handover in Hong Kong Stadium. (AFP)

Belgium Cycling Tour De France

7Spectators watch the pack pass during the start of the first stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 198 kilometers (123 miles) with start in Liege and finish in Seraing, Belgium. (AP)

Switzerland Weather

8A metering rule is placed beside hailstones after a hail storm hit the city of Zurich, Switzerland. (Reuters)

Paris Fashion Pierre Cardin

9Models wear creations by French fashion designer Pierre Cardin at the end of his Men’s Spring-Summer 2013 collection, for the Paris Fashion Week, in Paris. (AP)

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