Workers carry out repairs to the clock faces on St. Stephen's Tower, also known as "Big Ben," in central London.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: CARL DE SOUZA / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Jeff Zarillo, right, and Paul Katami share a group hug with Diane Olson, center, and her wife, Robin Tyler. Olsen and Tyler were the first couple to get married in Los Angeles in 2008. Zarillo and Katami are plaintiffs in the case that challenged the ban on same-sex marriage that was overturned last week.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles TimesLink
Twin babies of giant panda Rauhin are cared for at the Adventure World animal theme park in Shirahama, Japan.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ADVENTURE WORLD / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Pakistani mother Bushra Humayoun watches over her twins, Abdullah Khan, left, and Muhammed Bilal, in the field hospital where they were born at a college converted to a camp for flood survivors near Nowshera. Pakistan's government says 14 million people are facing direct or indirect harm because of floods.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BEHROUZ MEHRI / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A Muslim shopkeeper, left, sits next to mannequins at a shop for Malaysian and Indonesian Islamic dress in downtown Kuala Lumpur on the second day of the holy month of Ramadan.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SAEED KHAN / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A police officer searches for clues at the site of a car bomb explosion in Bogota, Colombia. A suspected car bomb exploded outside a main radio station, slightly injuring six people and blowing out windows.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOSE MIGUEL GOMEZ / ReutersLink
Landslides devastate a street in Zhouqu County of Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu Province. With more downpours forecast, further landslides and flooding from an unstable lake behind a barrier of mud are feared.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALY SONG / ReutersLink
Palestinian children wait to receive food, donated by the Islamic endowment authority Islamic Waqf, at a soup kitchen in the West Bank city of Hebron.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AMMAR AWAD / ReutersLink
Hotel staff line the grand cantilevered staircase under the hotel's iconic red dome as the Taj Mahal Palace and Tower hotel reopens in Mumbai, 18 months after it was stormed by Islamist militants. The 107-year old heritage wing of the seafront hotel is set to receive guests beginning Sunday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: INDRANIL MUKHERJEE / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
South Korean special warfare command soldiers take part in a sea infiltration drill in Taean, about 75 miles southwest of Seoul.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: YONHAP / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A woman, background, walks past handcrafted wooden dancers created by Taiwanese artist Ju Ming displayed at the Living World Series Sculpture Exhibition at the Museum of Art in Beijing.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andy Wong / Associated PressLink
Mareille flies in the White Bouncy Castle, a 98-foot-long by 36-foot-high installation, during the opening of the International Summer Festival in Hamburg, Germany. People are invited to jump in the giant castle, made by choreographer William Forsythe in 1997. Jumping and dancing in the castle are supposed to release creative energies.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MAURIZIO GAMBARINI / EPALink
Workers try to pull a small jet from the ocean in Guanabara Bay after it crashed at Rio de Janeiro's domestic airport. All three people aboard survived.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Felipe Dana / Associated PressLink
A board shows graphs of Japan's stock price indexes outside a brokerage in Tokyo. Japan's Nikkei stock average hit its lowest level in 13 months, battered after fears of a slowdown in the global economy pushed the dollar to its weakest point in 15 years against the yen.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KIM KYUNG-HOON / ReutersLink
Federico Colbertaldo of Italy competes in the men's 800-meter freestyle preliminary heat at the European Swimming Championships in Budapest, Hungary.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PETER KOLLANYI / European Pressphoto AgencyLink
Bikers arrive for Day One of the Bulldog Bash at Long Marston Airfield in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. The annual gathering of motorcycle enthusiasts has been heavily policed in recent years after the shooting of Gerry Tobin, a Hells Angel who was killed on the M40 two years ago as he returned from the Bulldog Bash.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christopher Furlong / Getty ImagesLink
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