It appears that the girl in the right foreground is holding a teacup in one hand, and a toy helicopter in the other. Heartbreaking.
More pictures and news from the massive floods are here.
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Pakistani flood victims evacuate their homes on the outskirts of Peshawar on August 2, 2010. Fears were growing Monday for up to 2.5 million people affected by Pakistan's worst floods in 80 years amid outbreaks of disease after monsoon rains killed more than 1,300 people.
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A Ukrainian paratrooper smashes bricks with hammer on a stomach of a fellow soldier during an exhibition military show to mark the forces' annual holiday in the town of Zhytomyr, some 130 km (80 miles) west of Kiev, August 2, 2010. The holiday for the Ukrainian airborne troops has been celebrated since the Soviet era till today.
No thank you.
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Hazara Afghan women cook in a kitchen at a shrine in Bamiyan on August 2, 2010. Bamiyan, some 200 km (124 miles) northwest of Kabul, stands in a deep green and lush valley stretching 100 km through central Afghanistan, on the former Silk Road that once linked China with Central Asia and beyond. The town was home to two nearly 2,000-year-old Buddha statues before they were destroyed by the Taliban, months before their regime was toppled in a US-led invasion in late 2001.
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President Barack Obama boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on August 2, 2010 to leave for Atlanta, Georgia.
The president will make a major speech on Iraq later this morning. 'Iraq is back,' according to NBC News' First Read:
"Already, we have closed or turned over to Iraq hundreds of bases," Obama is expected to say, according to excerpts. "We're moving out millions of pieces of equipment in one of the largest logistics operations that we've seen in decades. By the end of this month, we'll have brought more than 90,000 of our troops home from Iraq since I took office." But the White House is wary of echoing Bush's "Mission Accomplished, and the president will remind the public that thousands of troops will remain in the country, the Washington Post writes. "We will maintain a transitional force until we remove all our troops from Iraq by the end of next year," he will say.
We'll be streaming the president's speech on Iraq live at 11:30 a.m. ET at this URL: http://bit.ly/amCZ9G.
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A couple shares a kiss as they enjoy cool water in the Dnieper river in Kiev, Ukraine,Monday, Aug. 2, 2010. Temperatures in the Ukrainian capital rose to 33C (91F) on Monday as anomalous heat hit the country.
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A labourer demolishes a building to make way for a residential area in Guiyang, Guizhou province August 1, 2010. China will not loosen real estate policies until the government curbs rapid growth in property prices and reduces speculative buying to a reasonable level, the China Securities Journal reported on Monday, citing a government researcher. Picture taken August 1, 2010.
China's manufacturing economy appears to be slowing, according to a report from Reuters today:
Manufacturing in China shrank in July for the first time since March 2009 while it perked up in the euro zone, according to surveys that underscored the unevenness of the global economic recovery.