People have breakfast next to boats selling fish sandwiches during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MURAD SEZER / ReutersLink
A man on the roof of his house is surrounded by floodwaters as a helicopter above creates a whirlwind, blowing some of the furniture away.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kevin Frayer / Associated PressLink
Fenerbahce soccer fans root for the Turkish team during a playoff round in the first leg of a Europa League match against Greece's PAOK.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Nikolas Giakoumidis / Associated PressLink
Firefighters try to extinguish a blaze that killed five people. Violence erupted after a leader of the Awami National Party was shot dead.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ASIF HASSAN / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
An Intel Corp. Pentium 4 computer chip wafer is displayed at the company's headquarters.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tony Avelar / BloombergLink
A young mountain gorilla from the Kabirizi family clings to its mother in Virunga National Park, just north of the eastern Congolese city of Goma. The world's remaining 720 wild mountain gorillas live along the volcanic range straddling the Rwandan, Congolese and Ugandan borders.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FINBARR O'REILLY / ReutersLink
A life-size Elvis Presley statue is among the items belonging to former Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich that were auctioned off to help pay his debts.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Stacey Westcott / Chicago TribuneLink
Crash-test dummies on display at a new crash-simulation facility.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bill Pugliano / Getty ImagesLink
A U.S. egg producer has recalled more than 200 million eggs thought to be contaminated with salmonella. Hundreds of people have become sick, the Food and Drug Administration says.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SAUL LOEB / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Matthew Carter beats the summer heat with a swim in the San Marcos River.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Paulsen / Houston Chronicle/Associated PressLink
New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira misjudges a pop-up in a game against the Detroit Tigers at Yankee Stadium. Teixeira was able to recover and make the catch.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: RAY STUBBLEBINE / ReutersLink
A fisherman with his catch.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bullit Marquez / Associated PressLink
Namibia's Abrahm Louw of World Team 1 enters the swim leg at the first-ever triathlon relay race event at the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games. Team Europe 1 clinched the gold medal. The inaugural Youth Olympic Games will run until Aug. 26.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Desmond Lim / EPALink
Laborers work at the construction site of a gas pipeline in Noida, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PARIVARTAN SHARMA / ReutersLink
Two men grieve for relatives missing in the landslide in Gongshan county, in southwest China's Yunnan province. At least 67 people were missing after mudslides engulfed homes on Wednesday, the latest in a series of flash floods and mudslides that have killed hundreds in the last two weeks.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: LEE JINHON / EPALink
A child sits amid the ruins of his family's house in the flood-ravaged town of Adiel Khan on the outskirts of Peshawar in Pakistan's northwest Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province. More than 4 million Pakistanis have been made homeless by nearly three weeks of floods, the United Nations said, making the crucial task of securing greater amounts of aid more urgent.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TIM WIMBORNE / ReutersLink
A green turtle makes its way into the Mediterranean Sea after being freed by the Israel Nature Authority at Palmahim beach, south of Tel Aviv. The turtle was treated for a month in a rescue center for sea turtles after it went through a water desalination station and got injured.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MENAHEM KAHANA / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Germany's blind cross-country skier Verena Bentele runs down a house facade. Secured by a rope, the 2010 Winter Paralympic winner walked down the wall, which is about 200 feet high.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDREAS GEBERT / EPALink
Paramilitary policemen take part in a training session at a military base in Sichuan province. China slammed a U.S. report on its military capacities Wednesday as a biased attack that "disregards objective facts" and could further damage already strained Sino-U.S. military ties.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: STRINGER / X01984Link
A view of Artist David Mach's sculpture "Die Harder" at his workshop. The piece depicting Christ on a cross is made from 3,000 coat hangers and forms part of a four-year-long project by the artist to mark the 400th anniversary of the King James bible in 2011. It is due to be installed inside Gloucester Cathedral where it will hang along with other sculptures from renowned artists including Damien Hirst and Marc Quinn as part of the 'Crucible' exhibition.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dan Kitwood / Getty ImagesLink
A tall ship is escorted by tens of smaller ships on its way to Amsterdam, where it will take part in Sail Amsterdam 2010. Replicas of a Russian frigate from 1703 and a merchant vessel sunk in 1745 will lead a fleet of some 50 tall ships into Amsterdam on Thursday for what organizers say is Europe's biggest nautical event. The tall ships -- large vessels with multiple masts and rigged sails -- will sail from the port of Ijmuiden on the Dutch west coast inland to Amsterdam via the North Sea Canal.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BRAM VAN DE BIEZEN / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
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