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  • A group of eight canines and their handlers pose for a photo after the California Highway Patrol (CHP) graduation ceremony for the canines and their handlers on July 25, 2014, at the CHP Academy in West Sacramento. This is the first canine graduation in 2014 for canines trained in criminal apprehension and the detection of narcotics. The eight canines and their handlers have completed 11 weeks of intensive training at the CHP Academy. The CHP officers represent Border, Golden Gate, Northern and Central Divisions.
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com
  • APTOPIX 2014 Comic-Con - Atmosphere
    Actor Jack Black, wearing a Star Wars Stormtrooper mask, right, walks outside the convention center on Day 1 of Comic-Con International on Thursday, July 24, 2014, in San Diego. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/ Invision/ AP)
    Chris Pizzello | Chris Pizzello/ Invision/ AP
  • APTOPIX Japan Daily Life
    A visitor takes a nap on a couch at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, in Tokyo Thursday, July 24, 2014. (AP Photo/ Shizuo Kambayashi)
    Shizuo Kambayashi | AP
  • APTOPIX Vatican Pope For Lunch
    In this photo provided by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis, bottom right, has lunch at the Vatican workers' cafeteria, Friday, July 25, 2014. Pope Francis got a free meal on Friday when he popped in unannounced at the Vatican workers' cafeteria and lined up, tray in hand, along with stunned diners. Cashier Claudia Di Giacomo told Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano that when Francis presented his tray with a plate of cod fish, a bowl of fusilli pasta without sauce, a side of grilled tomatoes and "just a few" french fries she "didn't have the courage to hand him the bill." Francis chatted with his tablemates five Vatican pharmacy stock clerks. His tip? A papal blessing and photos snapped with diners, said the cafeteria chef, Franco Paini. The pope usually dines at the Vatican guest house where he lives. (AP Photo/ L'Osservatore Romano)
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  • APTOPIX California Daily Life
    A couple kisses on the beach on Thursday, July 24, 2014, in Huntington Beach, Calif. (AP Photo/ Jae C. Hong)
    Jae C. Hong | AP
  • APTOPIX Obama
    A time exposure shows the path of Marine One as it lands on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington with President Barack Obama aboard, Thursday, July 24, 2014. President Obama returned to Washington after a three day West Coast trip. (AP Photo/ J. David Ake)
    J. David Ake | AP
  • APTOPIX Nebraska Sky
    Omaha photographer Lane Hickenbottom photographs the night sky in a pasture near Callaway, Neb. on Wednesday night, July 23, 2014. With no moon in the sky, the Milky Way was visible to the naked eye. (AP Photo/ The Wichita Eagle, Travis Heying)
    Travis Heying | AP
  • APTOPIX Jersey City Firefighters
    Cadets stand at city hall during a ceremony in which they were sworn in as Jersey City Fire Department firefighters, Friday, July 25, 2014, in Jersey City, N.J. Tara Walker was among the 26 members of the 61st class in the fire department's 143-year history, making her the first black woman to be named firefighter in the department's history. (AP Photo)
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  • APTOPIX Cycling Tour de France
    Peter Sagan of Slovakia, wearing the best sprinter's green jersey, waits for assistance after crashing during the nineteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 208.5 kilometers (129.6 miles) with start in Maubourguet and finish in Bergerac, France, Friday, July 25, 2014. (AP Photo/ Laurent Cipriani)
    Laurent Cipriani | AP
  • APTOPIX Cycling Tour de France
    Italy's Alessandro De Marchi speeds down Tourmalet pass during the eighteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 145.5 kilometers (90.4 miles) with start in Pau and finish in Hautacam, Pyrenees region, France, Thursday, July 24, 2014. (AP Photo/ Christophe Ena)
    Christophe Ena | AP
  • APTOPIX Britain Weather
    Young tourists shelter from the falling rain under a handrail beside steps before the start of a thunderstorm, in Trafalgar Square, London, Friday, July 25, 2014. The hot summer weather in London Friday was interrupted by a thunderstorm. (AP Photo/ Matt Dunham)
    Matt Dunham | AP
  • APTOPIX Kenya Ramadan
    A Kenyan Muslim recites the Holy Quran after prayers at the Noor Masjid, on the last Friday of Ramadan, in Nairobi, Kenya, Friday, July 25, 2014. Muslims across the world are observing Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. (AP Photo/ Sayyid Azim)
    Sayyid Azim | AP
  • APTOPIX Immigration Overload DPS Surge
    Texas Department of Safety Troopers patrol on the Rio Grand along the U.S.-Mexico border, Thursday, July 24, 2014, in Mission, Texas. Texas is spending $1.3 million a week for a bigger DPS presence along the border. (AP Photo/ Eric Gay, Pool)
    Eric Gay | AP
  • APTOPIX Mideast Israel Palestinians
    An Israeli soldier aims his weapon at a Palestinian during clashes in Hawara village near the West Bank city of Nablus on Friday, July 25, 2014. Four Palestinians were shot and killed Friday during West Bank protests against Israel's military operation in the Gaza Strip, Palestinian hospital officials said. Clashes between Israeli troops and protesters were reported in Hawara and another West Bank village of Beit Omar. (AP Photo/ Nasser Ishtayeh)
    Nasser Ishtayeh | AP
  • APTOPIX Taiwan Plane Crash
    Emergency workers watch an engine lifted from the TransAsia Airways Flight GE222 crash site on the outlying Taiwan island of Penghu, Friday, July 25, 2014. Investigators on Friday were examining wreckage and flight data recorders for clues into a plane crash on the Taiwanese island that killed 48 people. (AP Photo/ Wally Santana)
    Wally Santana | AP
  • Iwan, one of the four Belgian Malinois canine graduates takes down an officer dressed as a decoy during the California Highway Patrol (CHP) after a graduation ceremony for eight canines and their handlers on July 25, 2014, at the CHP Academy in West Sacramento.
    Hector Amezcua | hamezcua@sacbee.com
  • APTOPIX Mideast Palestinians Youngest Victims Photo Essay
    In this Thursday, July 24, 2014 photo, Mojahed al-Ejla, 8, rests at the Shifa hospital where he is receiving treatment for a fractured skull caused by a July 19 Israeli shelling while he and the family were fleeing from the Shijaiyah neighborhood, in Gaza City. The pediatrics wing of the largest hospital in the Gaza Strip is filled with the youngest victims of more than two weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting. (AP Photo/ Khalil Hamra)
    Khalil Hamra | AP
  • APTOPIX Mideast Israel Palestinians
    An Israeli soldier mourns over the grave of reserve Master Sgt. Yair Ashkenazy, 36, during his funeral at the military cemetery in Rehovot, Israel, Friday, July 25, 2014. Ashkenazy was killed early Friday during operations in the northern Gaza Strip, the Israel Defense Forces reported. (AP Photo/ Dan Balilty)
    Dan Balilty | AP
  • APTOPIX Mideast Egypt Israel Palestinians Kerry US
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrives at a press conference with Secretary-General of the Arab League Nabil al-Araby, Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri, and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at a hotel in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, July 25, 2014, regarding cease-fire efforts proposed between Israel and Hamas in Gaza. Kerry said he has not yet reached a deal between Israel and Hamas to call a 7-day humanitarian truce in the Gaza war but is continuing work, as he was speaking at a Friday evening press conference in Cairo. (AP Photo/ Pool)
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  • APTOPIX Illinois Weather
    Under thick clouds, a person walks along the levee in Alton, Ill. on Friday afternoon, July 25, 2014. The clouds were already producing sprinkles of rain downtown. Temperatures are forecasted to climb into the 90s in southwestern Illinois Saturday. (AP Photo/ The Telegraph, John Badman)
    John Badman | AP
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