The US Capitol dome

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The US Capitol dome is cocooned in scaffolding in Washington, DC as it undergoes its first comprehensive repairs in more than half a century a century. The two-year, $60 million project is aimed at repairing nearly 1,300 cracks that have emerged in the nine-million-pound (4.1-million-kilogram) cast iron dome, according to the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) office. Construction on the dome began in 1855.

A pro-democracy protester takes photos of people in Hong Kong

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A pro-democracy protester takes photos of people waving lights next to the central government offices in Hong Kong as activists marked one month since authorities used tear gas in an attempt to disperse them.

President Barack Obama gives a thumbs up to supporters

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President Barack Obama gives a thumbs up to supporters as he campaigns for Wisconsin Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke during a rally at the North Division High School in Milwaukee.

An exhausted Tommy Robredo of Spain reacts after being beaten by Andy Murray

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An exhausted Tommy Robredo of Spain reacts after being beaten by Andy Murray in the final of the ATP 500 World Tour Valencia Open tennis tournament at the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias in Valencia, Spain.

The Antares rocket, with the Cygnus spacecraft onboard, sits on launch pad

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The Antares rocket, with the Cygnus spacecraft onboard, sits on launch pad at Nasa’s Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia. The Antares will launch with the Cygnus spacecraft filled with over 5,000lbs of supplies for the International Space Station, including science experiments, experiment hardware, spare parts and crew provisions.

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un visited a baby home and orphanage in Pyongyang

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North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un visited a baby home and orphanage in Pyongyang. The facility has over 250 rooms for nursing, education, physical exercise and treatment, as well as outdoor and indoor wading pools, parks and various amusement equipment for children.