Bern, Switzerland — A supporter of Young Boys of Bern lights a flare during during a Champions League Group playoff first leg football match against Britain's Tottenham Hotspurs at the Stade de Suisse in Bern.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FABRICE COFFRINI / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
London — Lanterns hanging in a store in north London include one bearing a cannabis plant design. The outgoing president of the Royal College of Physicians, Ian Gilmore, said that decriminalizing drug use could reduce crime and improve health, and suggested that laws relating to the misuse of drugs should be reviewed and the supply of narcotics regulated.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TOBY MELVILLE / ReutersLink
London — A car with a wheel clamp attached is seen in Kensington, west London. A government ruling, which will come into force in November, will prevent car wheel clampers from operating on private land in England and Wales. The legislation will form part of the government's "Freedom Bill" and will result in more than 2,000 existing wheel clamping licenses being revoked.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: OLI SCARFF / Getty ImagesLink
Cologne, Germany — Dancers perform "Rock the Ballet" at the Philharmonic Hall in Cologne, Germany.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: HERMANN J. KNIPPERTZ / Associated PressLink
London — A detail of the relief on a door at the Bank of England in London shows old British coins. British inflation slowed in July as expected but stayed far above the 2% target, forcing Bank of England Gov. Mervyn King to explain the numbers in an open letter to the government for the third time this year.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDREW WINNING / ReutersLink
Los Angeles — Costumes showing a Western influence are part of an exhibition titled "How the West Was Worn by ... Michael Jackson" at the Autry National Center of the American West.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARK RALSTON / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Al Akarib, Israel — Hayam Abu Mediam, 19, holds her son Suleiman, 2 1/2 months old, inside her sister-in-law's living structure as her nephew Mohammed, 3, plays with balloons. The family is relaxing after their iftar meal breaking the fast during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in their Negev Desert Bedouin village.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JIM HOLLANDER / EPALink
Aboard Air Force One — An image taken from Air Force One shows smog settling in a valley of the Sierra Nevada.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JEWEL SAMAD / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Ramallah, West Bank — The shadow of a Palestinian Muslim praying is cast on a pole during the holy month of Ramadan at a mosque in the West Bank. Muslims throughout the world are celebrating Ramadan, when observers fast from dawn till dusk.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MUHAMMED MUHEISEN / Associated PressLink
Altlandsberg, Germany — Christian Petersen looks out of a window at his bicycle shop in Altlandsberg, northeast of Berlin. To attract attention and generate sales, the owner mounted about 120 bicycles to the outside wall of the shop.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FABRIZIO BENSCH / ReutersLink
Nieuwoudtville, South Africa — A beetle climbs through a flower in the Namaqualand plains of Nieuwoudtville, Northern Cape, South Africa. Namaqualand is a semi-desert environment, but in the spring (July to September), millions upon millions of flowers emerge, creating a phenomenal explosion of color.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NIC BOTHMA / EPALink
New Delhi — A child plays as a New Delhi Municipal Council worker fumigates construction worker's shanties at the under-construction Shivaji Stadium in New Delhi. With the onset of monsoons, municipal authorities have taken measures to prevent mosquitoes breeding and combat water-borne diseases in India's capital city ahead of the Commonwealth Games.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MANAN VATSYAYANA / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Incheon, South Korea — A South Korean policeman participates in an anti-terrorism drill at a department store in Incheon, west of Seoul. The drill was held as part of the U.S. and South Korean forces' annual 11-day-long command-and-control military drills, which began Aug. 16.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ha Sa-hun / ReutersLink
Kunming, China — A woman walks past a taxi on a flooded street in Kunming in southwest China's Yunnan province. China regularly suffers devastating summer floods, but this year has been unusually severe.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Stringer / Associated PressLink
Singapore — Viktoria Komova of Russia competes in the uneven bars in the women's qualification during the artistic gymnastics competition at the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ISSEI KATO / ReutersLink
Agra, India — Villagers attack a policeman during a protest by farmers demanding better compensation for their land acquired by the Uttar Pradesh state government for an upcoming expressway project near Agra, India.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Stringer / Associated PressLink
Bad Worishofen, Germany — Raindrops are seen on a leaf in Bad Worishofen, southern Germany. More rain is forecast for most parts of the country.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KARL-JOSEF HILDENBRAND / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Jenin, West Bank — A Palestinian shepherd walks with his camels on the outskirts of the West Bank city of Jenin.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SAIF DAHLAH / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
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