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Pictures of the Week: July 19 – July 26

From the birth of the royal baby and the Pope’s visit to Brazil to the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War and silhouettes captured across the world, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.

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Man on the Wire

2012: The Year in Silhouettes

From iconic portraits of President Obama to the distinguished profile of Queen Elizabeth II and bold outlines of armed Syrian rebels to flag waving protesters, LightBox presents the year in silhouettes — a photo per day in 2012.

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Man on the Wire

Silhouettes in the News

More than 200 years ago, the silhouette was the foremost way to document one’s appearance, but it’s still widely used in photographic frames today. From capturing the world’s protests and politicians to wildfires and war zones, LightBox looks at the use of silhouettes on the wires this month.

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