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This week in pictures

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Newborn Giraffe Ulla Takes First Steps at Tiergarten Friedrichsfelde in Germany. Ulla was born on 19th June at the Zoo from mother Lotti and father Alexander. Photo: Getty Images
A picture taken on July 4, 2008 shows a general view of the meeting room of an Informal environment and energy meeting at the Saint-Cloud park, near Paris. EU environment ministers take part in a two-day informal meeting on how to achieve their goal of slashing greenhouse-gas emissions by 20 percent by 2020. Photo: Getty Images
Comedians perform during a rehearsal of 'Inferno', a play inspired by the Dante 'Divine Comedy', directed by Italian Romeo Castellucci, on July 03, 2008 at the Pope Palais in Avignon, southeastern France, as part of the 62nd Avignon international theatre festival. The festival takes place from July 4 to 26. Photo: Getty Images
An activist of the right-wing Hindu outfit Shiv Sena, dressed as Hindu god Shiva, shouts slogans during a demonstration against the revoking of the decision to transfer state land to a Hindu shrine, the Amarnath Shrine Board in New Delhi on July 4, 2008. Two people were killed in central India in protests over the revocation of an order to transfer land in Indian-administered Kashmir to a Hindu pilgrims' body. Photo: Getty Images
A man exercises at a beach on July 4, 2008 in Qingdao, Shandong, China. Qingdao is one of co-host cities of the 2008 Olympics, where the sailing event will take place during August 9 to 23. Photo: Getty Images
A picture taken on July 4, 2008 shows German artist Wolfgang Laib's work entitled 'Without place - without time - without body' displayed at the Museum of Grenoble, southeastern France, in an exhibition which takes place from July 5 to September 28, 2008. The art of Wolfgang Laib is based on his life among nature, and is composed of purely natural materials that have been collected and processed by Laib himself. Photo: Getty Images
Buddhist monks pray as part of protests against government's policy on US beef imports in front of the City Hall in Seoul on July 4, 2008. South Korea was July 4 bracing for another mass protest against US beef imports and other government policies, the latest in a series of demonstrations stretching back more than two months. Photo: Getty Images
An Israeli fire fighter is seen through a cloud of green smoke during a drill simulating suicide bombing on a bus during a training session by security services and medical students at a stadium in southwest Jerusalem on July 3, 2008. Photo: Getty Images
A life-sized statue of Jesus at the launch of 'JESUSWALKS' in Sydney on July 3, 2008 as part of the lead-up to World Youth Day. From July 15-20 thirty-three unique dynamic JESUSWALKS sculptures will be displayed around Sydney showcasing some of Australia's finest artistic newcomers. Photo: Getty Images
A wax model of Adolf Hitler during the final days in the Fuehrer-Bunker is displayed at the Berlin Branch of Madame Tussauds on July 3, in Berlin, Germany. The famous Madame Tussauds wax figure cabinett is due to open its location in Berlin on July 9th. Photo: Getty Images
Workers walks past a type 45 destroyer being built in Govan shipyard on July 3, 2008 in Glasgow, Scotland. Defence Secretary Des Browne, visited the yard to announce a new Ministry of Defence contract, worth an estimated ?3.2 billion to build the UK's biggest ever aircraft carriers. Photo: Getty Images
An Afghan guard of honour carries a large portrait of former cousin and son in-law of former King of Afghanistan Mohammad Zahir Shah, Sardar Abdul Wali, for burial at the tomb of former Afghan King Nader Shah in Kabul on July 3, 2008. Afghan and foreign dignitaries bade farewell on July 3 to the country's once strongest army general during the monarchy, Sardar Abdul Wali, as he was laid to rest at the same cemetary where the former King, Mohammad Zahir Shah was buried. Photo: Getty Images
Bonhams auctioneers prepare two valuable Jaguar cars for sale on July 3, 2008 in London. The black Jaguar D-Type was the very first to roll off the production line in 1955. The white Jaguar E2A is a prototype made in 1960 and is expected to sell for $7 million. The D-Type is expected to raise $4 - $5 million. Photo: Getty Images
Katie Price and Peter Andre leave the High Court on July 3, 2008 in London, England. The couple settled their libel case against the News of the World, receiving substantial damages after the newspaper portrayed them as bad parents. Photo: Getty Images
The Eiffel Tower is illuminated with the blue and gold stars of the European Union flag to mark the beginning of the French presidency of the union on June 30, 2008 in Paris, France. French President Nicolas Sarkozy assumed leadership of the European Union and will hold the title for six months. Photo: Getty Images
Models present creations by German designer Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel during Fall-Winter 2009 Haute Couture collection show in Paris on July 1, 2008. Photo: Getty Images
A general view of a flag of sneakers during the USA Basketball Senior Men's Team Media Tour visit to the Nike Celebration of current players and past olympians on June 29, 2008 at the commitment exhibit at the House of Hoops in New York City. Photo: Getty Images
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh greets delegates during the inuaguration of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India's Diamond Jubilee celebration in New Delhi on July 1, 2008. Singh said that Indian firms will not be able to compete in the world unless they follow the globally recognised norms for transparency in running of businesses. India's prime minister promised to bring a nuclear pact with the US before parliament before going ahead with the deal that is fiercely opposed by his communist allies. Photo: Getty Images
Dancers with Pilobolus perform a scene from 'Laterna Magica' during a dress rehearsal before opening night at the Joyce Theater in New York June 30, 2008. Photo: Getty Images
Helen Clark Prime Minister of New Zealand reveals the new brand on a locomotive during the unveiling of the new railway brand 'KiwiRail' owned by the New Zealand Government at Wellington Railway Station on July 01, 2008 in Wellington, New Zealand. Photo: Getty Images
Rocket scientist Steve Bennet poses with his latest space project 'The Nova 2' on July 1, 2008 in Salford, Greater Manchester, England. The Nova 2, at 60ft in length, is the biggest rocket ever to be launched in the UK and will tour the country before its launch in 2009. The rocket will test safety systems in preparation for future Novas that will take fare paying space tourists beyond the atmosphere. Photo: Getty Images
Actor Emile Hirsch attends the 'Speed Racer' press conference at Grand Hyatt Tokyo on June 30, 2008 in Tokyo, Japan. The film will open on July 5 in Japan. Photo: Junko Kimura/Getty Images
Indian Dhangar Community members from the western state of Maharashtra sit on strike during a demonstration in New Delhi on June 30, 2008. The Dhangar ethnic community want the government to classify them as 'Scheduled Tribes' (ST) which would entitle them to government jobs and education benefits. Photo: RAVEENDRAN/AFP/Getty Images
A runner speeds through the Tate Britain gallery as part of artist Martin Creed's live art performance, 'Work No. 850' on June 30, 2008 in London, England. 'Work No. 850' will be on show as the Tate Britain's Duveens Commission 2008 from July 1 - November 16 2008. Photo: Cate Gillon/Getty Images
Drivers set up tents in front of their trucks to block on both sides the A1 northern bound motorway in Phalempin near Lille, on June 30, 2008 as they stage a nationwide strike to press demands for government action to help them cope with the rising cost of fuel, caused by skyrocketing oil prices. Photo: PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images
Thousands of football fans crowd the 'Fanmeile' (fan zone) next to Berlin's Brandenburg Gate (background) on June 29, 2008, as football fever approached its climax for the German national football team's Euro 2008 final against Spain. In towns and cities across the country, hundreds of thousands of supporters were expected at public viewing areas to watch the match beamed in from Vienna onto huge screens. Photo: BARBARA SAX/AFP/Getty Images
Police allowed just 50 members of this Orange Order parade to march through a nationalist area in West Belfast on Sunday after objections from residents.
The Sea Stallion of Glendalough as it prepared to set sail yesterday.

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