Shipping containers are stack beside idle cranes December 4, 2012 at the Port of Los Angeles in southern California as a strike by port clerical workers enters its second week. A federal mediator has been called in to try to break a strike deadlock which has crippled a key US trade hub for the last week. The strike by clerical workers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, which handle more than 40 percent of ocean-shipped US imports from Asia, is costing billions to the local and wider US economy. The White House said it was monitoring the standoff closely, and LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced the two sides had agreed to federal mediation, after he spent the night in negotiations himself.
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The coffin of Stephen Mellor, one of the victims of last Friday's terrorist attack, is taken from the RAF C-17 aircraft at RAF Brize Norton in Tunisia, on July 1, 2015 in Brize Norton, England. British nationals Adrian Evans, Charles Evans, Joel Richards, Carly Lovett, Stephen Mellor, John Stollery, and Denis and Elaine Thwaites are the first of the victims of last week's terror attack to be repatriated.
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A banner supporting the NO vote in the upcoming referendum hangs from the offices of the Greek Finance Ministry on July 1, 2015 in Athens, Greece. Earlier today Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsirpas vowed to push on with his plan for a referendum this Sunday on the recent proposals from the country's creditors.
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Prince Charles. Prince of Wales, Patron of the Combined Operations Pilotage Parties Memorial Fund (COPP), greets veterans after laying a wreath during a visit to commemorate the COPP memorial on July 1, 2015 on Hayling Island in Hampshire, United Kingdom.
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Journalists make photographs of a sign that encourages visitors to make pictures during White House tours July 1, 2015 in Washington, DC. Wednesday's lifting of the 40-year-old ban on photography during White House tours allows small cameras to be used and comes with its own social media hashtag, #WhiteHouseTour.
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Female circus students practice for a performance on July 1, 2015 at Phare Ponleu Salpak in Battambang, Cambodia. Phare Ponleu Salpak is an organization providing free education and artistic training to Cambodian children. Students in the organization's circus program often go on to careers performing both internationally and domestically at venues like Phare - The Cambodian Circus in Siem Reap.
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In this handout photo provided by the Greek Prime Minister's Office, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsirpas delivers a televised address to the nation from his office at Maximos Mansion on July 1, 2015 in Athens, Greece. Mr Tsipras has vowed to push on with his plan for a referendum this Sunday on the recent proposals from the country's creditors.