A young Moroccan boy climbs the fence separating Melilla and Morocco a few hours after Moroccan demonstrators agreed to reduce to one day a threatened weeklong blockade of food shipments to the Spanish enclave of Melilla in protest of police brutality against Moroccans trying to enter the city.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JORGE ZAPATA / EPALink
A page from the Sept. 17, 1937, edition of the Los Angeles Evening Herald and Express was used to wrap crockery discovered along with the skeletal remains of two babies found in a steamer trunk stored in the basement of a building near MacArthur Park.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles TimesLink
Guns decorated with gold and jewels are displayed in the Drugs Museum at the Mexican Defense Ministry. Items on display include those adorned with an image of the Virgin of Guadeloupe and encrusted with diamonds.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ELIANA APONTE / REUTERSLink
Workers hang harvested tobacco leaves to dry in western Switzerland. The production of tobacco in Switzerland started in the 17th century.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DENIS BALIBOUSE / REUTERSLink
Muslims pray at the Dome of the Rock in the compound known to Muslims as Haram al Sharif, or Noble Sanctuary, and to Jews as Temple Mount, in Jerusalem's Old City during the holy month of Ramadan. Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset during Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AMMAR AWAD / REUTERSLink
President Obama prepares to board Air Force One at Miami International Airport en route to Andrews Air Force Base, Md.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JEWEL SAMAD / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A crew member of the Italian ship Amerigo Vespucci sticks his head out of a porthole at the harbor.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: OLAF KRAAK / EPALink
A giant Schnauzer and a cat check each other out in the German city, which is hosting a pet fair on Aug. 21 and 22.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PETER ENDIG / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Chinese-made footwear bearing the image of President Obama are on display at a shoe store in the Indian city, formerly known as Bombay. The shoe vendor claims they are very in high demand.
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The pack is passing the IJssel bridge between Zwolle and Hattem during the first stage of the sixth edition of the Eneco Tour cycling race from Steenwijk to Rhenen, Netherlands.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: VINCENT JANNINK / EPALink
A fisherman casts his line into the waters of the Adriatic Sea at sunset near the city of Durres.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ARBEN CELI / REUTERSLink
People exercise at sunrise in a park in front of the Royal Palace.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: CHOR SOKUNTHEA / ReutersLink
An Indian tourist poses next to statues of Bruce Lee during an exhibition at the Shanghai World Expo site.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: / ReutersLink
A human eye looks through a leaf of a stinging nettle that was damaged by insects and weather. The plants are not very popular because of nettle hairs that sting at contact. Yet, the young sprouts are suitable for making salads and for cooking.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FRANK RUMPENHORST / EPALink
Palestinian children wait to receive donated food at a soup kitchen.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ABED AL HASHLAMOUN / EPALink
A competitor powders the rings during the men's individual all-around gymnastics finals at the Youth Olympics.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wong Maye-E / Associated PressLink
A worker harvests tobacco leaves. The production of tobacco started in the 17th century in Switzerland, reaching its peak during World War II. In 2008, more that 260 farmers harvested 650 tons.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DENIS BALIBOUSE / ReutersLink
A man swims in a canal. Canals are popular sites for swimming as well as fishing, and parks around them are often hosts to tai chi practitioners.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DIEGO AZUBEL / EPALink
Kashmiri Muslim protesters shout anti-Indian slogans by a fire during a demonstration. Media reports stated that a curfew was again imposed in major towns in Kashmir in the wake of separatist protests against killings and the deployment of Indian troops in the region.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FAROOQ KHAN / EPALink
A Chinese artist does a balancing act, part of a performance by an acrobatic troupe at an event marking the 55th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Nepal and China.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PRAKASH MATHEMA / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A vendor hangs colorful leggings, displayed on a group of mannequin legs, at a Ramadan bazaar.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lai Seng Sin / Associated PressLink
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