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The Best Pictures of the Week, July 8 – July 15

This week: The final liftoff for the space shuttle, Southern Sudan declares independence, Pakistan a year after he floods, Somalia, the “worst humanitarian disaster” in the world, the biggest marijuana plantation found in Mexico, a frozen Great Hammerhead Shark, the Tour de France, and the FINA World Swimming Championships in Shanghai.

See last week’s Best Pictures of the Week.

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