USA's Missy Franklin blows a kiss to the crowd with her gold medal in the Women's 200M Backstroke Final at the Aquatics Center during the London 2012 Summer Olympics in Stratford, London on August 3, 2012. UPI/Pat Benic
Teddy Riner of France battles Alexander Mikhaylin of Russia in the Men's 100kg Gold Medal Judo contest at the London 2012 Summer Olympics on August 3, 2012 in London. Riner won the contest and the gold. UPI/Ron Sachs
Palestinians wait to cross the Bethlehem checkpoint, in the West Bank, on their way to pray at the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, on the third Friday of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, August 3, 2012. UPI/Debbie Hill
Israeli border police check Palestinians, on their way to pray at the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, at the Bethlehem checkpoint, West Bank, on the third Friday of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, August 3, 2012. UPI/Debbie Hill
President Barack Obama delivers remarks on the need for Congress to act to ensure that taxes do not go up on middle class Americans at the begining of next year, in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on August 3, 2012 in Washington, D.C. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
Same-sex couple Juan Rivera (L) and Eric Manriquez participate in a "kiss-in" outside a Chick-fil-A restaurant, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles on August 3, 2012. Chick-Fil-A CEO Dan Cathy's comments against same-sex marriage have sparked controversy on the issue. UPI/Jim Ruymen
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