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A special forces police officer fires rubber bullets as a protester raises his hand during a demonstration at the front of Cairo University. One person was killed near Egypt's Cairo University on Wednesday when protesters supporting ousted President Mohamed Mursi clashed with security forces, a health ministry official told Reuters. The protesters were demonstrating against a court ruling earlier this week condemning more than 500 alleged Muslim Brotherhood supporters to death. Reuters
A special forces police officer fires rubber bullets as a protester raises his hand during a demonstration at the front of Cairo University. One person was killed near Egypt's Cairo University on Wednesday when protesters supporting ousted President Mohamed Mursi clashed with security forces, a health ministry official told Reuters. The protesters were demonstrating against a court ruling earlier this week condemning more than 500 alleged Muslim Brotherhood supporters to death. Reuters
This long exposure photograph courtesy of NASA shows the flight path of the Soyuz TMA-12M rocket as it launches from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The rocket is carrying Expedition 39 Soyuz Commander Alexander Skvortsov of the Russian Federal Space Agency, Roscosmos, Flight Engineer Steven Swanson of NASA, and Flight Engineer Oleg Artemyev of Roscosmos to the International Space Station. Reuters
This long exposure photograph courtesy of NASA shows the flight path of the Soyuz TMA-12M rocket as it launches from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The rocket is carrying Expedition 39 Soyuz Commander Alexander Skvortsov of the Russian Federal Space Agency, Roscosmos, Flight Engineer Steven Swanson of NASA, and Flight Engineer Oleg Artemyev of Roscosmos to the International Space Station. Reuters
A model runs backstage before the Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology (BIFT) and Shih Chien University Emerging Design Collection during China Fashion Week in Beijing. Reuters
A model runs backstage before the Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology (BIFT) and Shih Chien University Emerging Design Collection during China Fashion Week in Beijing. Reuters
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