In a handout photograph taken and released by the African Union-United Nations Information Support team 27 February 2012, Ugandan soldiers serving with the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) walk along a road during an advance on the central Somali town of Buur-Hakba. The Somali National Army (SNA) supported by AMISOM forces captured the strategically important town on the Afgooye-Baidoa corridor in Bay region from Al-Qaeda-affiliated extremist group Al Shabaab early this morning without any resistance, marking a significant loss for the group. The town, located 64kms east of Baidoa, was a stronghold of the Shabaab where they extorted high levies of illegal taxation on the local civilian populations and used it as a base from where they planned and launched attacks against government forces and installations, AMISOM and the Somali population. Buur-Hakba is the latest in a string of significant territorial losses for the extremist group to SNA and AMISOM forces over the last 18 months, which has seen their area of influence and control over towns and areas across Somalia steadily decrease. AFP PHOTO /AU-UN IST PHOTO / STUART PRICE
Francisco Sanchez enters court for an arraignment on July 7, 2015 in San Francisco, California. Francisco Sanchez pleaded not guilty to charges that he shot and killed 32 year-old Kathryn Steinle as she walked on Pier 14 in San Francisco with her father last week.
Revellers attend a mass during the second day of the San Fermin Running of the Bulls festival on July 7, 2015 in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemmingway entitled 'The Sun Also Rises', involves the daily running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona to the bull ring.
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Bullfighter Pepe Moral performs during a bullfight as part of the second day of the San Fermin Running of the Bulls festival on July 7, 2015 in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemmingway entitled 'The Sun Also Rises', involves the daily running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona to the bull ring.
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King Felipe VI of Spain (C) and Queen Letizia of Spain (L) receive Peruvian President Ollanta Humala Tasso (R) at the Royal Palace on July 7, 2015 in Madrid, Spain.
State Sen. Vincent Sheehen and fellow lawmakers complete the final votes in the Senate on the removal of the Confederate flag from the capitol grounds at the South Carolina Statehouse July 7, 2015 in Columbia, South Carolina. Sheehen was a sponsor of the bill to remove the flag. Lawmakers in the SC House of Representatives will tackle the vote next.
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Former Secretary of State and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton addresses supporters at an organizational rally on July 7, 2015 at the Iowa City Public Library in Iowa City, Iowa. The campaign stop provided a few hundred supporters and campaing workers with an oppurtunity to hear from the former Sectratary of State about her platform for her run the office of President of the United States.