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    Wednesday Jul 30

    Beyond Words

    Gulf News designers depict a world around them through illustrations everyday, either to enhance the visual elements of a story or as a standalone comment. The bulk of these illustrations are mainly for the print edition. Here we present some of them for your viewing pleasure.

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    Monday Jul 28

    Eid prayers around the globe

    Muslims in the Middle East and Asia marked a grim Eid Al Fitr on Monday, overshadowed by conflicts in Gaza and Pakistan and several air tragedies, including the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.

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    Saturday Jul 19

    Aftermath of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash

    Ukraine and pro-Russia insurgents agreed on July 19 to set up a security zone around the crash site of a Malaysian jet whose downing in the rebel-held east has drawn global condemnation of the Kremlin

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    Friday Jul 18

    Malaysia Airlines flight MH17: Horror in pictures

    298 dead as flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur shot down in Ukraine war zone

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    Thursday Jul 10

    Preview of goldfish exhibition

    The two-month-long goldfish exhibition will starts July 11 at “Eco Edo Nihombashi Art Aquarium 2014” .

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    Saturday Jul 5

    First look: Dubai's Mall of the World in pictures

    See images of the planet’s first temperature-controlled city, planned for the emirate

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    Friday Jul 4

    Pictures: Hurricane Arthur hits North Carolina

    Arthur became the first hurricane of the 2014 Atlantic season on Thursday after sparking evacuations along part of the North Carolina coast, where it threatened to disrupt Independence Day celebrations.

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    Friday Jun 27

    Diving into the past

    Scapa Flow was an important British naval base, where countless lives were lost. At the end of World War One, 74 German warships were interned there, and most were deliberately sunk, or scuttled by the Germans. Now Scapa Flow is a popular dive site for those who explore the wreckage. The year 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War.

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    Friday Jun 27

    Four de force: A stolen generation

    Many top athletes of the era, including those who won the Tour de France, died fighting the war after volunteering for their country. Many Belgians, French, German and Italian athletes in the front lines during the First World War, which lasted four years.

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    Friday Jun 27

    In pictures: The shot that started it all

    On June 28, 1914, the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, heir to the throne of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and his wife, on a visit to Sarajevo precipitated the bloodiest war ever known to man.

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    Friday Jun 27

    Preparing for Ramadan

    Residents across the United Arab Emirates have been busy preparing for the Holy Month of Ramadan to ensure a full and meaningful holiday.

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    Thursday Jun 26

    World War I a photographic look back

    World War I claimed some 14 million lives — 5 million civilians and 9 million soldiers, sailors and airmen from 28 countries, from India to South Africa to the United States. At least 7 million troops were left permanently disabled.

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    Tuesday Jun 24

    Woman or machine? Japan museum robots look creepily human

    The new robot guides at a Tokyo museum look so eerily human and speak so smoothly they almost outdo people. Japanese robotics expert Hiroshi Ishiguro, an Osaka University professor, says they will be useful for research on how people interact with robots and on what differentiates the person from the machine.

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    Monday Jun 23

    Mutt Peanut is the new ‘World’s Ugliest Dog’

    It's that time of year again when dogs with unusually large heads, hairless bodies and other oddities compete to be the World's Ugliest Dog. This year's winner? A 2-year-old mutt named Peanut, whose wild white and brown hair, bulging eyes and protruding teeth belie his sweet, energetic personality. The contest, held at the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds in Petaluma, California, is in its 26th year. The dogs are scored by a three-judge panel in several categories, including special or unusual attributes, personality and natural ugliness.

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    Monday Jun 23

    Baron Gautsch shipwreck after 100 years: Picture tribute to Adriatic sea wreck

    The 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Baron Gautsch, an Austro-Hungarian ship which sank in the northern Croatian Adriatic sea, will be marked on August 13, 2014. The ship, originally used to service passenger lines, had been leased by the Austro-Hungarian Army following the July 1914 outbreak of World War One to transport troops, only to run into a minefield off the Brijuni islands less than a month later. Estimates say between 240 and 390 people perished in the sinking, making it one of the biggest losses of life in World War One. Today the shipwreck lies at a depth of 40 metres off the coast of Rovinj and is said to be the most popular site for divers in the Adriatic.

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    Sunday Jun 22

    England revellers celebrate summer solstice

    Thousands of revellers gather to celebrate the summer solstice on Salisbury Plain in southern England. The festival, which dates back thousands of years, celebrates the longest day of the year when the sun is at its maximum elevation.

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    Sunday Jun 22

    Iguazu Falls: 20 spectacular pictures

    Forming a border between Argentina and Brazil, the Iguazu Falls, South America’s largest falls, attract more than 1 million visitors a year

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    Tuesday Jun 17

    Dubai Creek: Heart of a changing city

    Beneath a glitzy skyline, wooden boats ply Dubai Creek, the historic heart of a city that was transformed in little more than a generation from a tiny pearling and fishing port to a global trading hub. From early morning to late evening the creek is abuzz with daily commuters and tourists riding in abras, the wooden boats that have been used for years.

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    Friday Jun 13

    Family fun at the 15th edition of Modhesh World at WTC

    Event rolls out in phases and runs till September 8. It features internationally-renowned entertainment characters and interactive activities and is designed to give families a memorable summer holiday.

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    Thursday Jun 12

    Jumeirah School students celebrate 15th of Sha’baan in Gulf News

    A group of 40 children from Jumeirah School visited Gulf News office to mark the middle of Sha’aban, also known as Haq Al Laila. Dressed in bright traditional gowns and jewellery, the children went around the newsroom and other departments greeting people asking for treats and saying in unison: “Aatoona Allah Yatikum, Beit Makkah yuwadikum. ” This translates to: “Give us and in return God will reward you, you will be able to go to Makkah as one of your rewards.” This is an old practice of celebrating the 15th day of Sha’aban, the eighth month in the Islamic lunar calendar, in the month before Ramadan.

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    Tuesday Jun 10

    Animal pictures of the week

    Take a photographic expedition into the amazing world of animals

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    Monday Jun 9

    Pakistan security forces clear Karachi airport of militants after a siege that left dozens dead

    Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack in revenge for killing their leader Hakimullah Mehsud

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    Sunday Jun 8

    Mumbai Metro begins operations: pictures

    The first phase of the 11.4 km Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar line has 12 stations and is expected to carry about 1.1 million passengers a day, with at least 1,500 per train.

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    Sunday Jun 8

    The Indian Festival of Colors took place in Moscow

    The Indian Festival of Colors took place in Moscow’s Luzhniki stadium on Saturday. The festival which is observed on the last full moon of the lunar month, is primarily celebrated in India and Nepal.

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    Wednesday Jun 4

    Adorable white lion cubs Nala and Mombasa in pictures

    Brother and sister lions, among the rarest animals on the planet, were born in April in northern Italy and brought to a private zoo in Abony, 90km east of Budapest

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