Protesters hold a poster reading 'STOP shale gas expoiting' during a demonstration against hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in Bucharest April 4, 2013. Around 300 protesters gathered in Bucharest's University Square in protest against the drilling technique, which uses high pressure injections of water, sand and chemicals to crack open rock and release oil and gas trapped inside. Hundreds of Romanians rallied in several cities to protest against shale gas drilling, voicing concerns over environmental pollution and health hazards.The protesters called on the centre-left government to revoke permits granted to several oil groups, including US giant Chevron, enabling them to start exploration drilling. 'Chevron, go home,' and 'Down with traitors', they chanted, in reference to Prime Minister Victor Ponta who earlier this year said he was favorable to shale gas drilling after repeatedly declaring he was against, while he was in opposition.Nearly 1,000 people rallied in Barlad, an eastern Romanian city lying close to a 600,000 hectare concession granted to Chevron.Several hundred persons also staged a protest in Buzias, a resort famous for its mineral water lying in a western Romanian region where a Luxembourg-based company plans to start drilling. A U.S. Energy Information Administration study said the joint reserves for Romania, Bulgaria and Hungary were around 538 billion cubic metres, among the biggest in eastern Europe. AFP PHOTO DANIEL MIHAILESCU
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A couple splash each other in a fountain during a heatwave on July 1, 2015 in Paris, France. France is currently experiencing a heatwave which has prompted weather alerts as temperatures are expected to reach over 40 degrees celcius.
Charles, Prince of Wales Colonel in Chief of The Royal Gurkha Rifles, is seen giving a traditional kukri knife during his visit to 2nd Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles at Shorncliffe in Kent to celebrate 200 years of Gurkha service to the Crown on July 1, 2015 in Folkestone, United Kingdom.
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Charles, Prince of Wales Colonel in Chief of The Royal Gurkha Rifles, is seen visiting 2nd Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles at Shorncliffe in Kent to celebrate 200 years of Gurkha service to the Crown on July 1, 2015 in Folkestone, United Kingdom.
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Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter (L) and Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey (R) participate in a news conference July 1, 2015 at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. Secretary Carter announced that President Obama is nominating Lt. Gen. Robert Neller to be the next Marine Corps commandant.
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Migrants walk in a make shift camp known as the 'New Jungle' on July 1, 2015 in Calais, France. Cross-channel travel has be disrupted for third day this week as MyFerryLink employees continue their industrial action. Migrants took advantage of the travel disruption by trying to board lorries bound for the UK.
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Marine One lifts off from the South Lawn with U.S. President Barack Obama on board for a day trip to Tennessee July 1, 2015 in Washington, DC. Obama traveled to Nashville to hold an event where he will discuss ways to improve the Affordable Care Act, including by extending Medicaid coverage to more low-income people.