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August 16 Daily Brief: Standoff in London, Endeavor heads west, wildfires continue to flare

August 16 Daily Brief: Standoff in London, Endeavor heads west, wildfires continue to flare

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Wikileaks founder seeks asylum in Londan, wildfires spread in the western states, the shuttle Endeavor heads to a new home and more in today’s daily brief.
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Up, up and away: The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

Up, up and away: The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

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In the early morning light nearly 100 hot air balloons lifted off over the skies of Bristol, England as part of the 34th annual Bristol International Balloon Fiesta. The event is one of Europe’s largest balloon functions taking place in the city seen by many as the home of modern ballooning.

The meeting takes place in the hills of Ashton Court located outside Bristol. Around a half a million people from across the country and beyond come to the Fiesta according to event officials.

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August 9 Photo Brief: Fancy Hindu dressing, Singapore’s birthday, Philippine flooding continues

August 9 Photo Brief: Fancy Hindu dressing, Singapore’s birthday, Philippine flooding continues

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A fancy dress competition by Hindu devotees, Singapore celebrates 47 years of independence, heavy flooding continues in Manila and more in today’s daily brief.
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Accused killer in Colorado shootings, James Holmes, makes first court appearance

Accused killer in Colorado shootings, James Holmes, makes first court appearance

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A gunman in a gas mask and bullet-proof vest killed 12 and wounded dozens more at a midnight premiere of the new Batman movie in a suburb of Denver early Friday. Police have in custody the suspect, James Eagan Holmes, 24, who sparked pandemonium in the theater when he hurled a gas canister into the auditorium and opened fire on moviegoers.
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July 17 Photo Brief:The President and an Orangutan both get a kiss

July 17 Photo Brief:The President and an Orangutan both get a kiss

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An Orangutan gets a birthday kiss, a deadly shooting in Toronto kills two, strange Tiger golf fans in Britain and more in today’s daily brief.

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Muscle Up: 2012 bodybuilding championships in Hong Kong

Muscle Up: 2012 bodybuilding championships in Hong Kong

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Agency France Presse staff photographer Philippe Lopez takes a behind the scenes look at the 2012 International Bodybuilding and Fitness Invitation Championship which was held in Hong Kong. Participants, who darken their skin with tanning products and apply oils to increase shine, do a series of mandatory poses and display their best shaped muscles to a panel of judges who assign points based on their appearance.

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July 16 Photo Brief: A misfire by French president, Hindu devotees and Canary Island wildfire

July 16 Photo Brief: A misfire by French president, Hindu devotees and Canary Island wildfire

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The french president attempts archery, a cave formed from a airplane in China, protests heat up in Spain and more in today’s daily brief.

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Bullish on bulls: All the gorey details from Pamplona, Spain

Bullish on bulls: All the gorey details from Pamplona, Spain

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Each year participants gather to celebrate the ‘Chupinazo,’ which marks the start of the San Fermin Festival in front of the Town Hall of Pamplona, northern Spain. Tens of thousands of people pack Pamplona’s streets for a drunken kick-off to Spain’s best-known fiesta. The highlight of the nine day festival is the running of the bulls where brave (or stupid depending on your point of view) festival goers dodge bulls as they run through the streets of Pamplona. To give you a sample of this spectacular event The Darkroom has added some images from last years running of the bulls along with the opening ceremony for the 2012 festival.
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Swimming with the fishies: A beginner’s guide

Swimming with the fishies: A beginner’s guide

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Director of Photography Bob Hamilton tried his hand at underwater photography while he was vacationing in St. John, Virgin Islands. He offers a couple tips to think about before you take the plunge.
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