Irish nationalist rioters attack Police Service of Northern Ireland officers in North Belfast, Northern Ireland on Tuesday. Northern Ireland leaders condemned Irish nationalist rioters who wounded 82 police officers during two nights of street clashes sparked by the province's annual parades by the British Protestant majority.Link
An environmental activist from Greenpeace, with his body covered in fake oil, takes part in a protest outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday. Greenpeace urged the European Union to stop deep-sea drilling after BP Plc delayed a critical test to determine if a new cap on its blown-out Macondo well can arrest the flow of oil that has gushed into the Gulf of Mexico for the last 12 weeksLink
Elephant Chandra enjoys a cold shower at the zoo in Zurich, Switzerland. Temperatures may hit 95 degrees Wednesday.Link
Residents repair their damaged shanty house along a coastal road in the town of Paranaque, outside of Manila, after Typhoon Conson hit the country's capital late Tuesday. The typhoon ripped through the main Philippine island, leaving a trail of wreckage in Manila and sweeping shanties into the sea, officials and witnesses said. There were no immediate reports of fatalities but communication systems were down amid the chaos of the typhoon's aftermath, and disaster relief officials were still trying to determine the extent of the damage. Electricity was knocked out throughout the main island of Luzon, including the country's capital where fallen tree branches and other debris littered the streets.Link
A "Kiliki" hits a woman with a sponge tied to a wooden club on the last day of the San Fermin festival's "Comparsa de gigantes y cabezudos" (Parade of the giants and the big heads) in Pamplona. Enormous puppets accompanied by brass bands parade daily through the city during the nine-day festival made popular by U.S. writer Ernest Hemingway.Link
Workers put the finishing touches on a massive billboard advertisement at a shopping center in Dubai.Link
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