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August 5, 2014

Daily life: July 2014

A look at selection of images depicting daily life around the world in the month of July. --Leanne Burden Seidel (26 photos total)

A man practices capoeira, a Brazilian form of martial arts, on the Futuro beach in Fortaleza, Brazil, Wednesday, July 2. Fortaleza is one of many cities hosting World Cup soccer matches this month. (Felipe Dana/Associated Press)

People and children are chased by a Toro del Fuego (flaming bull) as it is runs through the streets of Pamplona on the third day of the San Fermin Running Of The Bulls Festival on July 8, in Pamplona, Spain. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images) #

A newly emerged Blue Morpho butterfly hangs from the chrysalis at the Museum of Life and Science's Magic Wings Butterfly House in Durham, N.C., July 1. 1,000 new Blue Morpho butterflies will be released into the conservatory in July during twice daily release programs. (Gerry Broome/Associated Press) #

Passengers travel on an overcrowded train at Loni town in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh July 8.(Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters) #

Bob Grutza rides on horseback through his field of sunflowers, July 15,near Maysville, Ky. Grutza has five acres of sunflowers on his property. (Terry Prather/The Ledger Independent via Associated Press) #

Yeoman Serjeant Bob Loughlin admires a section of an installation entitled 'Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red' by artist Paul Cummins, made up of 888,246 ceramic poppies in the moat of the Tower of London, to commemorate the First World War on July 28,in London, England. Each ceramic poppy represents an allied victim of the First World War and the display is due to be completed by Armistice Day on November 11, 2014. ( Oli Scarff/Getty Images) #

The Supermoon rises over houses in Olvera, in the southern Spanish province of Cadiz, July 12. Occurring when a full moon or new moon coincides with the closest approach the moon makes to the Earth, the Supermoon results in a larger-than-usual appearance of the lunar disk. (Jon Nazca/Reuters) #

Policemen and volunteers release eagle owls after their recovery from injury, in Cangzhou, Hebei province, July 10. About 36 of these injured rare birds were sent back to the wild after receiving treatment for their injuries, according to local media. (China Daily/Reuters) #

An Israeli soldier eats a piece of watermelon near the Israeli-Gaza border on July 25, near Israel's border with the Gaza Strip. (Ilia Yefimovich/Getty Images) #

A group of children watch as a member of the Colorado Springs Police Tactical Enforcement Unit shows off his submachine gun during the Colorado Springs police department's Get to Know the Police day at the Police Operations Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., July 29. (Michael Ciaglo/The Colorado Springs Gazette via Associated Press) #

People are silhouetted as they walk along a footbridge near Paul Revere Park in Charlestown, Mass. July 21. Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe #

A woman poses with a scaled down model of the new "Godzilla," at Tokyo Midtown in Tokyo, July 31. (Shizuo Kambayashi/Associated Press) #

Bentley Oglesbee isn't sure he wants anything to do with the "Peanut" during Dairy judging at the Cass Co. 4-H Fair in Logansport. Ind., July 11. (Steve Summers/Logansport Pharos-Tribune via Associated Press) #

A Palestinian woman looks through a hole in a sheet which covers her improvised tent on July 27, in the garden of Al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City, where Palestinian displaced families who have fled their homes are living.(MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images) #

Workers hurry to place rides as storm clouds move in over the Larimer County Fairgrounds, July 29, in Loveland, Colo. (Erin Hull/The Coloradoan via Associated Press) #

A diver performs with sardines as part of summer vacation events at the Coex Aquarium in Seoul, South Korea, July 29. (Ahn Young-joon/Associated Press) #

Gulls are attracted to the bait bag held by sternman Brandon Demmons while working aboard a a lobster fishing boat, July 29, off of Monhegan Island, Maine. The sternman's main task is to replace bags of dead herring after the captain removes the lobsters from the hauled trap. (Robert F. Bukaty/Associated Press) #

An Indian child plays as his parents work in a paddy field at Nagaon, some of 180 kms east of Guwahati on July 27. The annual monsoon season from June to October brings rains that are vital to agriculture in India. (ANUWAR HAZARIKA/AFP/Getty Images) #

A statue of Buddha and storm debris are covered with mud outside a flooded house after heavy rains hit the town of Ittre July 30. (Francois Lenoir/Reuters) #

Children play in a fountain during a hot and sunny summer day in Nice, southeastern France, July 31. (Eric Gaillard/Reuters) #

Kamie Jo Kipe, 8, of Finksburg, Md.m takes her first of two rides on a sheep in the second heat of the Mutton Busting competition, part of Wild West Night at the Carroll County 4-H & FFA Fair in Westminster, Md., July 29. (Dylan Slagle/Carroll County Times via Associated Press) #

A North Korean woman works at the Kim Jong Suk Pyongyang textile factory, July 31, in Pyongyang, North Korea. This is the country's largest textile factory with 8,500 workers, where eighty percent of them are women. (Wong Maye-E/Associated Press) #

Desmond Smith, 11, left, gets a smooch on the head from his aunt, Vivian Jennings, as his grandparents Raymond Smith and Ommie Smith, right, sit nearby along the shores of Lake Thurmond on Wednesday afternoon, July 30, 2014, in Clarks Hill, S.C. Desmond is visiting from Washington, D.C., and was at the lake to do some sight-seeing and visit Thurmond Dam. ( Michael Holahan/Augusta Chronicle via Associated Press) #

A Thai worker adjusts batches of dried silk thread after it was dyed in Bangkok on July 31. A surge in silk yarn prices has attracted more silk farmers in the last two years, according to the Queen Sirikit Department of Sericulture. Most Thai silk is used in the domestic market but plans are afoot to increase production. (Sakchai Lalit/Associated Press) #

Novice Buddhist monks walk to collect alms in the rain following a cleric's rule of no footwear nor use of umbrellas on a street of Yangon, Myanmar, July 31. Downpours during the monsoon season are intense, and often more than 100 millimeters (3.9 inches) of water falls in an hour resulting flash floods and traffic jams. (Gemunu Amarasinghe/Associated Press) #

Revelers dance around on the central point at Plaza de Los Fueros Square as musicians play the music during La Revoltosa dance in honor of Saint Ana, a regional patron of the small town of Tudela, northern Spain, July 31. All Spanish towns enjoy the summer with their regional holidays. (Alvaro Barrientos/Associated Press) #