Posted By: Marc Martin
Posted On: 4:59 p.m. | July 26, 2013
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The eyes of the world were on England this week as Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, exited St. Mary’s Hospital with their newborn, Prince George of Cambridge.
The best surfers in the world descended on Huntington Beach this week, a.k.a. Surf City USA, for the 2013 Vans U.S. Open of Surfing. More photos.
In Washington, D.C., a U.S. Park Police officer stands guard next to the statue of Abraham Lincoln at the Lincoln Memorial after it was closed to visitors after someone splattered green paint on the statue and the marble floor. Staying on the East Coast, New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner faced reporters in New York. The former congressman acknowledged sending explicit text messages to a woman as recently as last summer, more than a year after sexting revelations destroyed his congressional career.
Tragedy in Spain, where a train derailment near the city of Santiago de Compostel killed 78 people and injured more than 140 in the country’s deadliest rail disaster in more than 40 years. More photos.
Pope Francis celebrated Mass at the Basilica of Our Lady of Aparecida, Brazil’s most revered Roman Catholic shrine. The first Latin American and Jesuit pontiff is in Aparecida to lead his first big Mass since arriving in the country for a weeklong visit, of which a highlight is a huge World Youth Day gathering. More photos.
Male and female Santas from all over the world take a dip at Bellevue Beach north of Copenhagen during the annual Santa Claus World Congress in Denmark. The bath marks the beginning of the annual World Santa Claus Congress in the Dyrehavsbakken amusement park.
Elsewhere, lightning strikes over Poole Harbor during a thunderstorm in England; Filipino anti-riot police clash with protesters attempting to reach the Philippine Congress in Quezon City; and rescuers rushed to find victims buried by twin shallow earthquakes in northwest China on Monday after the double tremors killed at least 75 people and injured about 600.
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