30 July 2012 12:13 | By Antony Bennison
The month in pictures: July 2012

Grabbing for gold



Micronesia's Manuel Minginfel drops weights during the men's 62Kg Group B weightlifting competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games (© REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler)
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  • Micronesia's Manuel Minginfel drops weights during the men's 62Kg Group B weightlifting competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games (© REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler)
  • Jeff Bitting (right) from St Augustine, Florida, speaks backstage with fellow full-body tattoo contestants before judging at the National Tattoo Association Convention in Cincinnati, Ohio (© REUTERS/Larry Downing)
  • Hava Hershkovitz, 79, (second right), a Holocaust survivor and winner of a beauty contest for survivors of the Nazi genocide, stands with other contestants during a contest in the northern Israeli city of Haifa (© REUTERS/Avishag Shar-Yashuv)
  • Lightnings strike over buildings during a thunderstorm in Berlin (© REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski)
  • People throw confetti from their windows during the Gay Pride parade in Toronto on 1 July (© REUTERS/Mark Blinch)
  • Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, a member of female punk band Pussy Riot, stands behind bars during a court hearing in Moscow (© REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin)
  • A coal miner burns a wood barricade in the surrounding of Pozo Soton coal mine in El Entrego, near Oviedo, northern Spain (© REUTERS/Eloy Alonso)
  • A clown checks his mobile phone during an international clown festival in San Salvador (© REUTERS/Ulises Rodriguez)
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Micronesia's Manuel Minginfel drops weights during the men's 62Kg Group B weightlifting competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

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