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This Week in Photos, June 28 - July 4, 2013

Expect fireworks, a hot-dog eating contest and more patriotic fun in this week in photos.

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Photography by REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Belarusian women take part in the Rusalle festival (the holiday of mermaids) in the village of Sosny, about 124 miles south of Minsk. The festival is an ancient tradition originating from pagan times, which women sing and dance around a campfire, throw their wreaths into a river and choose a leader of the mermaids, in a belief that the leader will protect the harvest.

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