An unidentified British army soldier pays his respect on August 21, 2013 after the burial of an unknown soldier at the Fifteen Ravine British Cemetery in Villers-Plouich, northern France. 'Fifteen Ravine' was the name given by the Army to the shallow ravine, once bordered by fifteen trees, which ran at right angles to the railway about 800 metres south of the village of Villers-Plouich. The cemetery, sometimes called Farm Ravine Cemetery, was begun by the 17th Welsh Regiment in April 1917, a few days after the capture of the ravine by the 12th South Wales Borderers. It continued in use during the Battle of Cambrai (November 1917) and until March 1918, when the ravine formed the boundary between the Third and Fifth Armies. On 22 March, the second day of the great German offensive, the ground passed into their hands after severe fighting, and it was not regained until the end of the following September. In March 1918, the cemetery contained 107 graves (now Plot I), but it was greatly enlarged after the Armistice when graves were brought in from the battlefields south-west of Cambrai and other cemeteries. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE HUGUEN
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State Sen. Vincent Sheehen and fellow lawmakers complete the final votes in the Senate on the removal of the Confederate flag from the capitol grounds at the South Carolina Statehouse July 7, 2015 in Columbia, South Carolina. Sheehen was a sponsor of the bill to remove the flag. Lawmakers in the SC House of Representatives will tackle the vote next.
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Former Secretary of State and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton addresses supporters at an organizational rally on July 7, 2015 at the Iowa City Public Library in Iowa City, Iowa. The campaign stop provided a few hundred supporters and campaing workers with an oppurtunity to hear from the former Sectratary of State about her platform for her run the office of President of the United States.
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo smiles as he signs into law a new affirmative sexual consent policy to combat campus sexual violence on July 7, 2015 in New York City. Joined by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, local politicians and activists, the bill includes a 'yes means yes' definition of consent requiring a clear and affirmative agreement between sexual partners.
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A woman wipes her eyes as she walks through the July 7 memorial in Hyde Park during a service to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the London 7/7 bombings on July 7, 2015 in London, England. Today is the tenth anniversary of the 7/7 bombings, when four suicide bombers struck transport system in central London on Thursday 7 July 2005, killing 52 people and injuring more than 770 in simultaneous attacks.
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A woman holds a flower during a service at the July 7 memorial in Hyde Park to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the London 7/7 bombings on July 7, 2015 in London, England. Today is the tenth anniversary of the 7/7 bombings, when four suicide bombers struck transport system in central London on Thursday 7 July 2005, killing 52 people and injuring more than 770 in simultaneous attacks.
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In this photo provided by the German Government Press Office (BPA), Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (2nd R), German Chancellor Angela Merkel (4th L), European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (2nd R) and French President Francois Hollande (R) talk during a meeting prior to the emergency Euro Summit, on July 7, 2015 in Brussels, Belgium. President of the EU Parliament Martin Schulz has said that the consequences of the Greek referendum result, which rejected the European Bailout deal with great majority, has increased the risks of national bankruptcy in Greece.