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A 5-year-old boy, identified in news reports as Omran Daqneesh, sits in an ambulance Wednesday after reportedly being pulled out of a building hit by an airstrike in Aleppo, Syria.
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Maximilian Uriarte wrote and illustrated The White Donkey, a graphic novel that highlights the tedium of deployment. "I think you can get a lot more nuance, a lot more meaning out of a story that isn't based in some kind of grand battle," he says.
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Fish are removed from the New York Aquarium in 1941, which is to be demolished as part of the construction work and improvement for the Battery-Brooklyn Tunnel in New York City.
Micah Johnson, who authorities have identified as the shooter who killed five law enforcement officers in Dallas on July 7 during a protest over recent fatal police shootings of black men.
Ameera, 6, walks with assistance at the Craig Joint Theater Hospital at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. She is recovering from a gunshot wound sustained when she was caught in a firefight between U.S. and Afghan soldiers and Taliban insurgents.
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Demonstrators hold placards that read "Withdraw Marine Corps" during a rally against the US military presence in Naha, Okinawa prefecture on Sunday, following the alleged rape and murder of a local woman by a former U.S. marine employed on the U.S. military base.
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