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Summer weather brings people together outside to enjoy music festivals, county fairs, carnivals and religious observations. I've gathered here some recent images of these celebrations, including a flaming horseman in Kyrgyzstan, Bastille Day in France, a German fun park inside a former nuclear power plant, and much more. [39 photos]

A girl on her father's shoulders looks through a maze of sunflowers growing in a field during a three-day sunflower festival in the town of Nogi, Tochigi prefecture, north of Tokyo, on July 24, 2011. A total of some 200,000 sunflowers welcomed guests for the summer festival, an annual draw for the small town. (Kazuhuro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images)

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Riot policemen surround striking workers at Yoosung Enterprise Co., an auto parts supplier for domestic car makers, in Asan, South Korea on May 24. Thousands of riot police raided the auto parts factory Tuesday to break up a sit-in by striking workers as the weeklong walkout has crippled the operations of Hyundai and other local automakers and their parts suppliers.

AP reports: Police in South Korea are breaking up a strike at an auto parts manufacturer that has caused production disruptions for the country's automakers.

Police official Seo Jung-pil said Tuesday that about 1,000 police raided a Yoosung Enterprise Co. factory in Asan, south of Seoul, where some 500 workers had been on strike since May 18.

South Korea's Yonhap news agency said that police were dispersing workers and that no major clashes were reported. Yonhap said the workers went on strike after wage talks broke down.

South Korea's largest automaker Hyundai Motor Co. said the dispute is causing some production disruptions for it and Kia Motors Corp. The two companies together form the world's fifth-biggest automotive group.

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