Indonesian women pray during the first night of Ramadan. The fasting month of Ramadan, which starts on Aug. 11, is the ninth month of the Muslim Hijri calendar, during which the faithful abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex during daylight and, in the evening, eat small meals and conduct evening prayers.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Adek Berry / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Young Chinese gymnasts, in a class consisting of 4- to 7-year-olds, stretch themselves on wooden bars at the gymnastics hall of a sports school.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: STRINGER SHANGHAI / ReutersLink
A terrace of residences in London. Home prices in Britain fell last month and retail sales growth slowed abruptly, according to two surveys that will raise concern the recovery is losing momentum.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Toby Melville / ReutersLink
An Army team carries a transfer case containing the remains of Pfc. Bradley D. Rappuhn. According to the Department of Defense, Rappuhn, 24, of Grand Ledge, Mich., died Sunday of wounds sustained when insurgents in Afghanistan attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Steve Ruark / Associated PressLink
North Koreans are seen on the banks of the Yalu River on a hazy day.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jacky Chen / ReutersLink
Investors nap at a brokerage house. China's key stock index ended down 2.9% on Tuesday, its weakest close in two weeks, with investors concerned that higher inflation figures due to be released on Wednesday could prompt further tightening measures.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: STRINGER SHANGHAI / ReutersLink
Men bathe themselves in a hamam, or public bath in Kabul, Afghanistan.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rodrigo Abd / Associated PressLink
Rescuers remove a victim from the debris after the country's deadliest landslide in decades. Elsewhere, engineers battled to drain an unstable lake that was created by the catastrophe and threatened an already devastated town in northwestern China.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Aly Song / ReutersLink
Villager Rasool Bux and his cattle wade through floodwaters to a safe area. The U.N., relying on Pakistani figures, says the number of people affected by flooding over the last two weeks is 13.8 million.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Shakil Adil / Associated PressLink
People of the Devipujak tribe sit beside the grave of a deceased family member during the Diwaso festival in Ahmedabad, India. Members of the tribe decorate the graves of their family members and bring presents for the deceased to pay tribute during the annual festival.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Amit Dave / ReutersLink
A tourist from the Netherlands rides a bicycle in the central part of Yangon, Myanmar.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Soe Zeya Tun / ReutersLink
A girl stands in the doorway of a beauty salon in Kabul, Afghanistan.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Massoud Hossaini / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Dr. Volker Rattemeyer, director of the Museum Wiesbaden in Germany, stands with the artwork "Doppelbildnis eines jungen Paares" by Dutch artist Pieter de Grebber. The museum returned the painting, stolen by the Nazis, to the heirs of its Jewish owners.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Fredrik Von Erichsen / European Pressphoto AgencyLink
Alex Hogg and his dog, Hamish, make final preparations for the start of grouse season. "The Glorious Twelfth" marks the start of the red grouse shooting season in Scotland, crucial to the economy and jobs market.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jeff J. Mitchell / Getty ImagesLink
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