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July 31, 2013

Daily Life: July 2013

For this edition of our look at daily life we share images from South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, China, Cuba, Germany, Indonesia and a few others from around the world. -- Lloyd Young ( 43 photos total)

Members of the band Brent Amaker and the Rodeo await their turn to play Neumos on the second day of Capitol Hill Block Party on July 27 in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, Wash. (Jordan Stead/ via Associated Press)

A youth watches children playing football in Alexandra township on July 1 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Anti-apartheid icon and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nelson Mandela has been in hospital for three weeks where his condition has been described as 'critical but stable.' (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) #

A man writhes under a plastic sheet full of steam as he is baptized during a prayer service in the Yeoville neighborhood on July 4 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The worn, arid space on top of the Yeoville hill offers worshipers of various Christian denominations from South African, Botswana, Zimbabwe, the Democratic Republic of Congo and other African nations an open-air space where they can publicly practice their faith with a scenic view of downtown Johannesburg. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images) #

Fashion conscious youths pose for and take photographs of each other as daily life continues as former president Nelson Mandela remains in critical condition on July 13 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Former South African President Nelson Mandela has been hospitalized at the Medi-Clinic Hospital in Pretoria for five weeks his wife Graca Machel has said she was less anxious about his condition on July 12, five weeks after he was admitted to hospital. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images) #

Camper Lee Harris, 7, gets doused with water while cleaning up after taking part in "Mud Games" at Episcopal Day Camp in Bartlett, Tenn., on July 12. The camp commonly known as "Mud Camp". (Mark Weber/The Commercial Appeal via Associated Press) #

People sunbathe at the Mar Bella Beach on July 24 in Barcelona, Spain. Foreign visitors to Spain set a new record high in June surpassing six million tourists for the first time ever and climbing by 5.3 percent since June 2012. (David Ramos/Getty Images) #

Youngsters fly a kite in the Dube area of Soweto on July 1. Local children use plastic bags and other discarded items found dumped in their neighborhood to make their own kites. (Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images) #

James McDonald, 7, of Tampa, pursues a stream of water on July 23 during a visit to Oldsmar's Cypress Forest Recreation Center. McDonald was among dozens of children visiting the center's spray park where temperatures peaked at a balmy 90 degrees between scattered showers. (Douglas R. Clifford/Tampa Bay Times via Associated Press) #

Burton resident Chris Nau, 47, wipes his brow on July 18 in a parking lot near the corner of Fenton Road and Lexington Avenue. Construction workers tried to keep cool in spite of temperatures that reached into the nineties today. (Michelle Tessier/The Flint Journal via Associated Press) #

Music student Dylan Gibbs, of Simsbury, Conn., plays a piano placed on a bluff at Poplar State Beach in Half Moon Bay., Calif. on July 15. Twelve pianos were arranged along various locations along the San Mateo County coastline as part of an art project entitled "Opus Two for Twelve Pianos" by area artist Mauro Ffortissimo. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/Associated Press) #

A woman stands in Lake Geneva at sunrise in Geneva, Switzerland, on July 21. (Anja Niedringhaus/Associated Press) #

Elderly Chinese men practice writing calligraphy using a brush and water on stone pavements at a park in Beijing, China, on July 22. (Ng Han Guan/Associated Press) #

A girl holds an umbrella for her neighbor while he paints a mural to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the attacks of the barracks by the revolutionary forces in Bayamo, Cuba, on July 24. (Ramon Espinosa/Associated Press) #

A surfer rides on a wave in the river Eisbach in the English Garden in downtown Munich, southern Germany, on July 30. (Matthias Schrader/Associated Press) #

South African children look at a fire which erupted in a field in Soweto township on the outskirts of Johannesburg, South Africa, on July 4. (Muhammed Muheisen/Associated Press) #

An elderly Chinese woman stretches her limbs near an ancient tree at a park in Beijing, China, on July 22. (Ng Han Guan/Associated Press) #

A worker in a Spiderman costume cleans up a glass window in his attempt to entertain guests at a hotel in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia, on July 12. (Trisnadi/Associated Press) #

A young visitor looks at a diver in a tank at an aquarium in Shanghai, China, on July 19. (Eugene Hoshiko/Associated Press) #

A child walks on a shadow casted on the floor at a shopping mall in Beijing, China on July 17. (Andy Wong/Associated Press) #

A tourist wearing sunglasses holds an umbrella to shield sunshine on a hot summer day in Beijing on July 30. (Alexander F. Yuan/Associated Press) #

A Chinese tourist covers himself with seaweed on a beach plagued by an algae bloom in Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong province on July 3. (Chinatopix, via Associated Press) #

A driver talks on his mobile as he waits for consumer goods to be loaded onto his truck at a wholesale market in New Delhi, India, on July 11. (Manish Swarup/Associated Press) #

A North Korean woman is reflected in a rain puddle as she walks past the country's national flag along the Kim Il Sung Square on July 21 in downtown Pyongyang, North Korea. The country is preparing to mark the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War. (Wong Maye-E/Associated Press) #

A Buddhist monk prays at Boudhanath Stupa in Katmandu, Nepal, on July 12. The Boudhanath Stupa is an important pilgrimage site for Buddhists. (Niranjan Shrestha/Associated Press) #

A man fishes beneath a bridge across the Ganges River in Allahabad, India on July 27. Writings in Hindi in the pillars are messages urging people to keep the river clean. (Rajesh Kumar Singh/Associated Press) #

Indian tourists enjoy a sled ride in the snow in Afarwat, Gulmarg, some 60 Kilometers (38 miles) west of Srinagar, India, on July 27. Afarwat, a tourist destination is at the height of 4,267 meters (14,000 feet), and lies near the Line of Control (LOC), the de facto border between rivals India and Pakistan. (Dar Yasin/Associated Press) #

A Kashmiri youth jumps from a bridge into the Nigeen Lake to cool off on a hot summer day on the outskirts of Srinagar, India, on July 29. Set in the Himalayas at 5,600 feet (1,700 meters) above sea level, Kashmir is a green, saucer-shaped valley full of fruit orchards and surrounded by snowy mountain ranges. (Mukhtar Khan/Associated Press) #

Carmen Worthington, 10, left and Raniya Knuckles, 9, right, apply camouflage paint to their faces as they prepare for an exercise where they try to blend in with nature during the Angel Mounds Mound Mayhem Extreme Camp at Angel Mounds State Historic Site, in Evansville, Ind. on July 24. (Erin Mccracken/The Evansville Courier & Press via Associated Press) #

A participant attempts to control his craft during the Red Bull Flugtag Russia 2013 competition on the outskirts of Moscow on July 28. (Maxim Shemetov/Reuters) #

A bather left a pair of sandals while dipping in water on a beach during hot afternoon at a park in Tokyo's Daiba bay area, in Tokyo, on July 14. Heat wave continues through out Japan as temperature sores to 35 degrees Celsius (95 degrees Fahrenheit) in the Tokyo metropolitan area, according to the Meteorological bureau. (Shizuo Kambayashi/Associated Press) #

A fisherman casts off at the S. Pat Carey Vista in East Bremerton, Wash. on July 7. (Larry Steagall/KITSAP SUN, via Associated Press) #

Micah McCarroll watches the horse show on July 25 during the Mercer County Fair in Harrodsburg, Ky. The 186th Annual Mercer County Fair and Horse Show, sponsored by Whitaker Bank, is the longest running fair and horse show in the United States. (Clay Jackson/The Advocate Messenger via Associated Press) #

Amelia Parman of Paw Paw, Mich. auctions off her Californian breed of domestic rabbit during the small market animal sale at the Van Buren County Youth Fair in Lawrence, Mich. on July 17. (Joe Rondone/The Herald Palladium via Associated Press) #

Amanda Williams, of Chesterfield, Va., fills paint cups for fellow mural painters on July 12 along Old South High Street in Harrisonburg, Va. The group of girls, part of the Female Institute summer enrichment program for high school age minority girls from urban environments, repainted the wall which was vandalized by graffiti. (Jason Lenhart/The Daily News-Record via Associated Press) #

A child plays on an inflatable balloon bouncer filled with balls during the Kids Fun Expo in Beijing on July 25. (Andy Wong/Associated Press) #

David Stephenson releases one of 35 homing pigeons July 29 on Bethany Street in Lancaster, Ky. The pigeons will fly 30 miles with speed up to 60 mph to Stephenson's home in Lexington. The training will get the homing pigeons ready for racing will can have distances up to 250 miles. (Clay Jackson/The Advocate Messenger via Associated Press) #

A performer hangs during a public show at Pier A Park, on July 10 in Hoboken, N.J. (Julio Cortez/Associated Press) #

Clara McElhinny, of Springfield, Ore. escapes the afternoon heat with her pig on July 25 in Eugene, Ore. Lane County's 4H program went into limbo in 2010 following the loss of county funding and the failure of a ballot measure that would have funded the Extension office. Community support and volunteers were able to resurrect the program this year. (Brian Davies/The Register-Guard via Associated Press) #

Filipino musician Pedrito Raza, 74, tunes his guitar before he plays inside a Spanish restaurant in Manila, Philippines on July 17. (Aaron Favila/Associated Press) #

A man walked on the railing at citadel Kalemegdan, in front of a monument "The Victor", a distinctive symbol of Belgrade, marking victory in World War I, during sunset in Belgrade, Serbia, on July 19. (Darko Vojinovic/Associated Press) #

Nuns eat their lunch near St. Peter's square at the Vatican on July 5. (Riccardo De Luca/Associated Press) #

Gabe Erdahl, 10, stands by the entrance gate for the Power carnival ride, watching as his aunts and cousins spin around on it at the Central Wyoming Fair and Rodeo on July 7 in Casper, Wyo. The fair and rodeo is being held at the Fairgrounds through July 13. (Leah Millis/Casper Star-Tribune via Associated Press) #

Lit lampions float on the Cismigiu lake in Bucharest, Romania, on July 24. Lampions were launched on the lake surface to commemorate the victims of drug abuse and raise awareness to the dangers of narcotics use among Romanian youth. (Andreea Alexandru/Associated Press) #