Empty beach chairs on the beach of the Baltic Sea resort of Warnemunde, northeastern Germany, where dark clouds gather. Strong winds and rainfall have kept bathers and vacationers away.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BERND WUESTNECK / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Kashmiris pass a member of the Indian Central Reserve Police Force standing guard on a deserted street in curfew-bound Srinagar. The Muslim-majority Kashmir Valley has been rocked by unrest since a teenage student was killed by a police tear-gas shell June 11. Since then, 63 people have been killed as the security forces have regularly opened fire to control angry separatist demonstrations triggered by each civilian death.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SAJJAD HUSSAIN / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A model presents shoes by Gizia on the first day of Istanbul Fashion Week.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MUSTAFA OZER / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, second from right, talks with Chief of Defense Staff Walt Natynczyk, center, on an iceberg in Allen Bay in Resolute, Nunavut province. In the background is the Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker Henry Larsen. The operation is an annual joint Arctic exercise between the Canadian Maritime Command and Coast Guard.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: CHRIS WATTIE / ReutersLink
Performers from "The Gift of the Gorgon" walk along the Royal Mile to promote their show during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DAVID MOIR / ReutersLink
War amputee Jean Claude Benda, 31, with a prosthetic leg outside his home in Kiwanja, eastern Congo. Benda was shot in the leg Nov. 4, 2008 during a massacre by rebels that killed about 150 fighting-age males near a United Nations base in Kiwanja. No longer able to work as a farmer, Benda relies on his pregnant wife to provide for him and his five children.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FINBARR O'REILLY / ReutersLink
A woman carries her child at a flooded Tibetan colony in New Delhi. The Yamuna River's water level breached the danger mark because incessant rains in the Indian capital and surrounding areas, but a flood alert had not been declared.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MANPREET ROMANA / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Burnt cars and other debris in a storage area are reminders of a wildland fire that raced through O'Neil Canyon in the hills above Lebec in Kern County, northwest of Los Angeles. Firefighters, aided by water-dropping helicopters, seemed to be getting the upper hand over the 1300-plus-acre fire.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARK BOSTER / Los Angeles TimesLink
Mr. Monopoly rests at Railway Square in between handing out Monopoly notes to Sydney residents during Monopoly's 75th anniversary celebration. Monopoly's distributors in Australia provided free parking on Sydney streets associated with the board game, Oxford, Regent and Park streets and Railway Square. Other cities holding celebrations included London, Atlantic City, N.J., and Singapore.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARK METCALFE / Getty ImagesLink
A sign warns people to avoid falling into the water on a bank of the river Isar, in front of a cooling tower and the nuclear power plants Isar 1 and 2 in Eschenbach, Germany. Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday dismissed calls by business leaders to drop plans for a nuclear tax.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MICHAEL DALDER / ReutersLink
Non-Hindus carry nets as they wait at the edge of Mt. Bromo crater to catch offerings cast down by Hindus. In the Kasodo ceremony, Tengger Hindus express gratitude to God by climbing Mt. Bromo and throwing offerings, such as fruits, vegetables, and money as well as chickens and goats, into the crater.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FULLY HANDOKO / EPALink
Pilgrims and nuns hold candles as they walk in an annual procession to bring the icon of the Virgin Mary to the tomb where it is believed she is buried, through Jerusalem's Old City. Every year before the Feast of the Assumption, the icon is brought from the Church of the Holy Sepulchre to the tomb of the Virgin Mary.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sebastian Scheiner / Associated PressLink
An Afghan man closes the main door to the Totya Girls High School following the suspected poisoning of its students in Kabul. About 40 schoolgirls fell ill and were hospitalized after a suspected gas poisoning in the Afghan capital.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: YURI CORTEZ / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A hot-air balloon flies over the Masai Mara game reserve in Kenya.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Thomas Mukoya / ReutersLink
A man is pelted with tomatoes during the Tomatina festival in Buñol, in the Valencia region in southeastern Spain. The town council trucked in about 100 tons of ripe tomatoes for the estimated 40,000 tourists from around the world who descended on the town of just 9,000 inhabitants for the annual festival, which had taken place for more than 60 years.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BIEL ALINO / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A Sunni sheik examines the damage to a mosque of the Sunni conservative group Ahbash a day after street gun battles in Burj Abu Haidar, a residential neighborhood in Beirut. Lebanese soldiers patrolled the neighborhood and residents stepped over spent bullet casings and broken glass Wednesday after the deadly battles between the Shiite Hezbollah and the small Sunni faction. At least four people reportedly died in the violence.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bilal Hussein / Associated PressLink
Pakistani people displaced by flash floods triggered by the ongoing spell of monsoon rains wait for relief at a temporary shelter near Nowshera. International aid has flowed into the country as relief workers struggle to help residents of dozens of villages and towns affected by the disaster.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ARSHAD ARBAB / EPALink
A Filipino forensic expert searches for evidence in the tourist bus that was hijacked by a disgruntled former police officer and subsequently stormed by police on Monday. Eight Hong Kong tourists were killed in the incident. The Philippines suspended four police officers after the hostage crisis, whose chaotic end sparked outrage, with claims of myriad errors by police. The suspensions came on a national day of mourning to remember the victims of the ordeal.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NOEL CELIS / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Women attend the funeral of Umar Qayoom Bhat, a 17-year-old Kashmiri boy. Family members of Bhat said he was beaten by Indian policemen last week and succumbed to his injuries in a hospital on Wednesday. Ongoing protests in Kashmir, the angriest since a separatist revolt against New Delhi broke out in 1989, have so far killed 64 people and been blamed on Indian security forces.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DANISH ISMAIL / ReutersLink
A boy stages a mock hanging during a protest by the Anglo Iranian Women Assn. in London. The demonstrators were protesting Iran's penalty of death by stoning.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Oli Scarff / Getty ImagesLink
Bianca carries one of her two white tiger cubs, born July 14, during their first time in an outdoor enclosure at Serengeti Safari Park in northern Germany.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Axel Heimken / Associated PressLink
Arina Charopa of Belarus performs in the individual all-around finals of rhythmic gymnastics at the Youth Olympic Games in Singapore. Charopa won the silver medal.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wong Maye-E / Associated PressLink
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