Los Angeles policemen closed down Wilshire Blvd in the Westwood section of Los Angeles on July 13, 2014 as Israeli American and Palestinian Americans faced off during counter demonstrations in response to the recent strife in Israel and the Gaza Strip.
The annual Bastille Day military parade at Place de la Concorde in Paris. On July 14, 1789, French peasants stormed the Bastille prison in Paris, beginning the French Revolution. The event is commemorated as "Bastille Day," a national holiday in France.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and U.S. Ambassador Max Baucus visit the Badaling section of the Great Wall of China just outside of Beijing on July 8, 2014. Both Kerry and Lew are in China's capital to participate in the sixth round of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue known as the "S&ED."
A rare historic copy of the Declaration of Independence written in Thomas Jefferson's hand is on display at the New York Public Library. Jefferson wrote out several copies of his original text and sent them to five or six friends. The Library's copy is one of the two copies that have survived intact.
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