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An Indian schoolgirl urges people to drink natural healthy drinks instead of soda pop in Bangalore. Soda drinks are ‘liquid candy’ for children who often guzzle up to three pops a day, a US science group warned, demanding cigarette-style health warnings on cans.(AFP/File/Indranil Mukherjee)
This undated family handout photo released July 8, 2005 shows Shahera Akther Islam, 20, from Plaistow, England. Islam is of the victims of the London terror attack who have been named by Scotland Yard, Wednesday July 13 2005.
Members of the public observe a two-minute silence in memory of the victims of the London bombings on the Underground train platform at Oxford Circus in central London, July 14, 2005. The British capital led the tributes on Thursday as people across Europe joined a two-minute silence to mark the July 7 London bombings that claimed at least 52 victims.
Venezuelan tourists dance at a beach closed in the Northeast Cumana, Venezuela, Thursday, July 14, 2004. Hurricane Emily was heading west and a tropical storm warning was in effect for Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao, but the islands are not in the direct path of the storm and should expect heavy rain. A tropical storm warning was also called for the northern coast of Venezuela.
Larissa Franka (R) of Brazil calls the play to team mate Juliana Felisberta Silva (not pictured) while compatriot Renata Ribeiro (L) stands in attention during women’s beach volleyball final match at the FIVB World Tour 2005 in St.Petersburg, July 9, 2005. Silva and team mate Franka gained a 2-0 victory over compatriots Ribeiro and Rocha.
A Siamese cat looks out at Arab Gulf tourists at Jordan Zoo near Amman July 13, 2005. Many Arab Gulf tourists visit Jordan during the peak of the summer season.
A NASA-funded astronomer has discovered a world where the sun sets over the horizon, followed by a second sun and then a third, as pictured in this artist’s conception released by NASA July 13, 2005. The new planet, called HD 188753 Ab, is the first known to reside in a classic triple-star system. The astronomer, Dr. Maciej Konacki of the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, found the planet using the Keck I telescope atop Mauna Kea mountain in Hawaii. The finding, reported in this week’s issue of Nature, suggests that planets are more robust than previously believed. NO SALES REUTERS/NASA
Barbara Braswell (R) of Whitesville, Georgia takes a breather during the ‘mudpit belly flop’ contest at the 10th annual Summer Redneck Games in Dublin, Georgia July 9, 2005. The games which feature events such as ‘bobbin for pigs feet’ and the ‘mudpit belly flop’ began as a joke in response to the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics. REUTERS
Russian professional tennis player Maria Sharapova poses as she arrives at the 13th annual ESPY Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood July 13, 2005. The taped program which honors excellence in sports performance will air on ESPN on July 17, 2005.
This photo provided by the U.S. Coast Guard shows a ship passing in front of BP’s listing semi-submersible oil platform, Thunder Horse, Tuesday, July 12, 2005, in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, about 150 miles southeast of New Orleans. The platform was found listing after Hurricane Dennis, and BP spokesman Ronnie Chappell says a cause has not been determined. (AP Photo/U.S. Coast Guard, Robert M. Reed)