Lightning strikes behind a jetty on Lake Geneva.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DENIS BALIBOUSE / ReutersLink
Women who have fled the violence in Helmand province gather outside mud shelters built for displaced persons on the outskirts of Kabul, the Afghan capital.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SHAH MARAI / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Carlos Araya and Jorge Galleguillos, top, place a Chilean flag with the name of their relative Carlos Galleguillos, one of the 33 miners trapped in the collapsed mine. Rescuers reinforced a hole drilled to their underground shelter and sent down water. Officials say it may take months to dig them out.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Roberto Candia / Associated PressLink
A firefighter stands amid burned cars after an accident involving 46 cars on the A25 highway at Sever do Vouga. Five people died and 25 were injured.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PAULO NOVAIS / European Pressphoto AgencyLink
A flower is placed over the stones with the names of victims slain during the guerrilla war to commemorate the seventh anniversary of the release of the Peruvian Truth and Reconciliation Commission's final report. Nearly 70,000 people died or disappeared during the war.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PILAR OLIVARES / ReutersLink
A truck passes one that toppled over along a flooded road in Baseera, in Pakistan's central Punjab province.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Aaron Favila / Associated PressLink
Firefighters inspect the damage caused by the collapse of a retaining wall after heavy rains in the Lomas del Guijarro neighborhood of the Honduran capital, Tegucigalpa. Emergency officials said more than 15 cars were trapped under debris but there were no fatalities.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: EDGARD GARRIDO / ReutersLink
Competitors cross the start line during a race of the Girls Techno 293 Windsurfer on day nine of the Youth Olympics at the National Sailing Center.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Adam Pretty / Getty ImagesLink
Kashmiri Muslim villagers comfort a wailing relative of Bilal Ahmmed Sheikh during his funeral in a village on the outskirts of Srinagar, capital of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. Sheikh died Monday of bullet injuries he received in clashes with Indian troops on Aug. 14. The death has stoked fresh tension in the region, which has been witnessing anti-India protests relentlessly.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FAROOQ KHAN / EPALink
Models take to the catwalk in Aussie designs in the Rosemount Sydney Fashion Festival 2010 at Sydney Town Hall in Sydney. The festival, through Saturday, showcases Australia's leading designer brands and retailers.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TRACEY NEARMY / EPALink
A woman harvests flowers in a village on the Indonesian island of Bali.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MADE NAGI / EPALink
Pamela Ware of Canada competes in the women's 3-meter springboard rounds at the Youth Olympic Games in Singapore.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wong Maye-E / Associated PressLink
Tents are set up at a camp, organized by the Pakistan army, for Pakistani families displaced by floods in Sukkur, in the Sindh province of southern Pakistan.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kevin Frayer / Associated PressLink
An aerial view shows flooded areas in Shahdadkot, in Pakistan's Sindh province. International aid was flowing in as relief workers struggled to save dozens of villages and towns from the flooding. More than 1,500 people across Pakistan have been killed and hundreds of thousands stranded due to flash floods triggered by the ongoing monsoon rains.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: REHAN KHAN / EPALink
Children watch a Raksha Bandhan festival celebration in Mumbai. Raksha Bandhan, an annual Hindu festival celebrating the bond between sisters and brothers, will be celebrated across the country on Tuesday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DANISH SIDDIQUI / ReutersLink
The Wilder Kaiser mountains provide a backdrop for a field of sunflowers in Ellmau, Austria.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kerstin Joensson / Associated PressLink
Female Israeli Bedouin protesters call on the Israeli government to stop demolishing homes of Bedouin citizens in the Negev desert in southern Israel during a demonstration outside Israeli government offices in Jerusalem.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: GALI TIBBON / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Filipino rescuers heave the body of a hostage out of a window of a hijacked tourist bus. The bus was hijacked by a disgruntled former police officer, who killed seven hostages before being shot by police commandos.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FRANCIS MALASIG / EPALink
Ukrainians hold a giant national flag on Mykhailivska Square in Kiev. Ukrainians mark National Flag Day on the day before they celebrate Independence Day, Aug. 24.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: IGOR VOROBYOV / EPALink
Devotees decorate a cart with lanterns during a parade in Taiwan's northern Keelung City a day before the annual Ghost Day. Taoists and Buddhists mark Ghost Day, believed to be a reunion day of the dead and the living, by offering the deceased food and by burning incense and joss paper.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PATRICK LIN / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
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