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Lightning strikes behind a jetty on Lake Geneva.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DENIS BALIBOUSE / Reuters

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 Images

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 Press

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 Agency

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 / Reuters

A truck passes one that toppled over along a flooded road in Baseera, in Pakistan's central Punjab province.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Aaron Favila / Associated Press

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 / Reuters

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 Images

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 / EPA

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 / EPA

A woman harvests flowers in a village on the Indonesian island of Bali.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MADE NAGI / EPA

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 Press

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 Press

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 / EPA

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 / Reuters

The Wilder Kaiser mountains provide a backdrop for a field of sunflowers in Ellmau, Austria.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kerstin Joensson / Associated Press

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 Images

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 / EPA

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 / EPA

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 Images

A plane drops fire retardant over the Lebec brushfire on the south side as the fire burns east along a ridge. Forecasters say a slight rise in humidity combined with triple-digit temperatures will cause dangerously high heat index readings in valley and mountain areas.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times

Evacuated residents watch the sun behind the smoke from the fire near the Kern County line.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times

Long Island Rail Road employees work on the train tracks at the Jamaica station in Queens. An electrical fire Monday in a switching tower had halted train service for four hours and disrupted the evening commute. The LIRR said it could take several days to repair.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mary Altaffer / Associated Press

Recently installed wind turbines generate electricity in the shadow of Drax, Europe's biggest coal-fired power station. The Rusholme wind farm will generate 24 megawatts when fully operational. The Drax power plant creates 3,960 megawatts.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christopher Furlong / Getty Images

The great tusker of the Sri Dalada Maligawa (Temple of the Tooth) carrying the scared tooth relic of Lord Buddha stands at the entrance during the Esala Perahera — the Festival of the Tooth. The festival is one of the biggest Buddhist celebrations in Sri Lanka during which devotees pray for rain to cultivate their crops. The festival features a nightly procession of dancers, fire twirlers, traditional musicians and elephants.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Reuters

Santa Barbara County fire fighters search the site where a heavily loaded gravel truck lost its brakes and smashed into a home Tuesday Aug. 24, 2010, killing a man, woman and child, in Santa Barbara, Calif.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Keith D. Cullom / Associated Press

Prince Nikolaos of Greece looks over the bay from the rooftop of the Poseidon Hotel on the island of Spetses. The small Greek Island, three hours from Athens, is gearing up for the wedding of Prince Nikolaos and Tatiana Blatnik on Wednesday. Royals from all over Europe and the world are expected to attend the ceremony.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Chris Jackson / Getty Images

The damaged facade of a branch of the photographic store Snappy Snaps in the Hampstead area of London, following allegations that it was crashed into by singer George Michael. Michael appeared in court on Tuesday charged with driving under the influence of drugs following the incident in the early hours of Sunday July 4. "Wham!" is the name of the pop duo that led to Michael's rise to fame as a singer in the 1980s.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Dunham / Associated Press

Traffic is jammed on National Highway 207 in Wanquan county in north China's Hebei province. The traffic jam on the Hebei sections of Beijing-Tibet Expressway and nearby Highway 207 and Highway 110 eased a bit today after nine days of queuing up to 100 kilometers west of Beijing due to road maintenance and truck drivers unwillingness to detour.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: WONG WAY / EPA

Tail wreckage of a passenger plane that crashed in Yichun, northeast China's Heilongjiang Province. The aircraft with 96 people on board overshot a runway on landing at a new airport late on Tuesday, bursting into flames and killing 43 people in the nation's worst air disaster in many years.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: XINHUA / Reuters

A body surfer braves a huge wave at the Wedge, off Newport Beach, caused by large south swell that hit Southern California beaches.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

Qiu Bo of China warms up before the men's 10-meter platform-diving finals at the Youth Olympic Games, being held in Singapore. He won the gold medal.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wong Maye-E / Associated Press

A fire ship hoses down an iceberg to make it melt near an oil rig operated by Britain's Cairn Energy. Tugs and fire ships surround the area to head off icebergs near the drilling sites. Cairn announced Tuesday it had found gas off the west coast of Greenland. Greenpeace has warned such a discovery could spur a damaging rush for hydrocarbons in fragile Arctic waters.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Will Rose / GREENPEACE

Armored tanks with the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force fire tracer bullets at targets during a nighttime training session near Mt. Fuji in Gotemba, Japan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KIM KYUNG-HOON / Reuters

Marines transfer the remains of Sgt. Jason D. Calo at Dover Air Force Base, Del. Calo, of Fayette, Ky., was killed while serving in Afghanistan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Steve Ruark / Associated Press

A competitor throws a small sack using her feet during the Jiabao event, Chinese for "clamping sack," at the eighth Ethnic Minorities Traditional Games in Beijing. Jiabao involves competitors throwing a small sack over a net using only their feet, scoring points by getting their sacks as deep into their opponent's court as they can.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DAVID GRAY / Reuters

A Nepalese Hindu Brahmin (priest) waits for devotees on the occasion of the Janai Purnima Festival, also known as Rakshya Bandhan, at the Pashupatinath Temple in Katmandu

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PRAKASH MATHEMA / AFP

Sri Lankan fire dancers perform outside the Buddhist Temple of the Tooth, as they take part in a procession during the Esala Perahera festival in the city of Kandy.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ISHARA S.KODIKARA / AFP

Nepalese soldiers and villagers gather at the crash site of a small plane in which 14 people died in the village of Shikharpur. Officials blamed the crash, in which four Americans died, on bad weather.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Nepalese Army

Somali government soldiers drag the body of a Shabab militant killed during fights south of Mogadishu.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FEISAL OMAR / X02643

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 Images

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 Images

A model presents shoes by Gizia on the first day of Istanbul Fashion Week.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MUSTAFA OZER / AFP/Getty Images

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 / Reuters

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 / Reuters

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 / Reuters

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 Images

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 Times

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 Images

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 / Reuters

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 / EPA

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 Press

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 Images

A hot-air balloon flies over the Masai Mara game reserve in Kenya.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Thomas Mukoya / Reuters

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 Images

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 Press

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 / EPA

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 Images

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 / Reuters

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 Images

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 Press

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 Press

Performers dance during the closing ceremony of the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games at the Marina Bay Floating Platform.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: TIM CHONG / Reuters

Dancers wrapped in sculptural beeswax and lanolin costumes are perched on a wall during Melt, a dance installation by Noémie Lafrance at the Salt Pile under the Manhattan Bridge in Lower Manhattan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP/Getty Images

Visitors to the "sounding D train" listen to "new music" in a carriage parked at Platform 4 at the main train station in Berlin. A special music train will bring concerts, sound art and actions to 16 cities across the county until Sept. 12. The project was launched by Network New Music) to promote so-called New Music, a range of different music styles and sounds developed in the last 100 years.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ODD ANDERSEN / AFP/Getty Images

Pilot Gregg Pointon "flies" in the cockpit of a Boeing 787 full-flight simulator during a media tour of Boeing's training tools for their newest jet. The company has provisional approval from the FAA on the Thales-built 787 flight-training hydraulic-electric hybrid simulators, allowing them to begin training customer pilots, the company announced.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Elaine Thompson / Associated Press

A policeman is seen on a bicycle beside the wall surrounding the Forbidden City in central Beijing.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DAVID GRAY / Reuters

Candles are lighted as relatives pray for the 33 miners trapped underground in a copper and gold mine in Copiapo. The cave-in at the San Jose mine has increased public pressure on the government to enforce safety conditions at small operations in the world's top copper producer.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: IVAN ALVARADO / Reuters

A road marking in a business district in Tokyo. The Japanese government plans to urge the Bank of Japan to ease monetary policy further as part of a package of steps to stem the yen's rise and support the fragile economy, the Asahi newspaper said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KIM KYUNG-HOON / Reuters

Children watch as men attempt to catch a sacrificial animal in a pond during an annual Hindu festival in the Nepalese capital. A sacrificial animal is thrown into a pond as local men in teams compete to kill it, with the belief that whoever takes the prize will have a prosperous year ahead. Animal rights activists have protested the practice.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PRAKASH MATHEMA / AFP/Getty Images

Living goddess Kumari is taken on a pilgrimage in Katmandu. The Kumari, a young girl who is believed to be a manifestation of a goddess, is worshiped by both Hindus and Buddhists in Nepal. The Kumari emerges from her temple only about 12 times a year for religious events.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: GOPAL CHITRAKAR / Reuters

A young girl, displaced from her home by flooding, assists in preparing dinner for her family near Sukkur in Pakistan's Sindh province. The country's agricultural heartland has been devastated, with rice, corn and wheat crops destroyed by floods. Officials say as many as 20 million people have been affected during Pakistan's worst flooding in 80 years.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Daniel Berehulak / Getty Images

Villagers displaced from their homes by flooding stay at a Pakistan Army relief camp near Sukkur in Sindh province, Pakistan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Daniel Berehulak / Getty Images

Dressed as suffragists from the early 20th century, League of Women Voters members Christine Matthews, left, and Kathryn Ray march in front of the White House to mark the 90th anniversary of 19th Amendment, prohibiting each state and the federal government from denying women the right to vote.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

A one-day old flamingo chick and its father at the San Francisco Zoo. The chick is among the three hatched since last Friday from the zoo's Chilean flamingo colony.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jeff Chiu / Associated Press

A Chilean flag sits among rocks near the collapsed mine where 33 miners are trapped. The miners, who have been trapped since the shaft they were working in collapsed on Aug. 5, were confirmed to be alive Sunday when they were reached via a small hole through which rescuers could pass messages and see the miners with a camera.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Natacha Pisarenko / Associated Press

A penguin fights with a duck in their zoo enclosure.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: RONALD WITTEK / AFP / Getty Images

A 100-year-old man named Babou Zay holds his walking stick as he talks to a journalist about his flood-damaged house near Mingora in Pakistan's Swat Valley.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: TIM WIMBORNE / Reuters

The tree that Anne Frank could see from her hiding place during World War II is taken away in pieces. The tree blew over in strong winds on Monday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARCEL ANTONISSE / EPA

Thousands of public sector workers protest outside parliament as part of a nationwide general strike.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NIC BOTHMA / EPA

A boy carries his younger sibling at a flood-affected area near Mingora in Pakistan's Swat Valley.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: TIM WIMBORNE / Reuters

A child touches a bust of Mother Teresa during a function to mark the birth centenary of the founder of the Missionaries of Charity. Special feasts to feed the poor, a festival of films on her life and work, the launch of a new train called the Mother Express, and interfaith prayer meetings were among events planned to mark the yearlong anniversary.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ajit Solanki / Associated Press

A singer performs during rehearsals for the show "Yma -- Too Beautiful to Be True."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JENS KALAENE / EPA

An Indian paramilitary soldier peers out from the window of an armored car during a protest in Srinagar, India.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Altaf Qadri / Associated Press

Villagers sell food and drinks at dawn to Indonesian Hindu pilgrims delivering their offerings at the crater of Mount Bromo in East Java as part of the traditional Kasada religious ritual held once a year at the active volcano.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AMAN RAHMAN / AFP / Getty Images

A body-painted Kenyan man cheers as he listens to a speech by Prime Minister Raila Odinga at Uhuru park in central Nairobi.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DAI KUROKAWA / EPA

Palestinian women are pictured through a hole in a tarpaulin as they wait to cross toward Jerusalem through Israel's Qalandiya checkpoint, outside the West Bank city of Ramallah.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MOHAMAD TOROKMAN / X02127

A man sits amid the remnants of his home in the aftermath of a fire that gutted a sprawling shantytown at the bay of Navotas, Manila. About 200 homes were damaged, leaving around 300 families homeless, local radio reported.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NOEL CELIS / AFP / Getty Images

Models prepare backstage ahead of a catwalk show as part of Rosemount Sydney Fashion Festival 2010.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lisa Maree Williams / Getty Images

Laborers hold their colleague as he installs underground electric cables on a roadside in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Parivartan Sharma / Reuters

A Palestinian Muslim worshipper walks in an alley of Jerusalem's Old City on her way to pray at the Al Aqsa Mosque on the third Friday of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bernat Armangue / Associated Press

Houses are left unstable by landslides and floods near Turkey's Black Sea coast.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Zafer Sel / Associated Press

Kashmiri protesters take part in an anti-India protest organized by the Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FAYAZ KABLI / Reuters

Russian cheerleaders rehearse one day before the opening of the basketball world championships.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROBERT GHEMENT / EPA

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Each week we bring you the best images from around the world in our Week in Pictures photo gallery.

This week’s images feature the dramatic rescue of a hostage from a tourist bus in Manila that claimed the lives of eight hostages as well as the hostage-taker, and the continuing rescue efforts for 33 miners trapped in Copiapo, Chile.

We also have offerings cast down by Hindus during a Kasodo ceremony in Indonesia, a walk with pilgrims in a procession to the tomb where it is believed the Virgin Mary is buried, and festival patrons being pelted with tomatoes at the Tomatina festival in Spain.

Other images include the sublime elegance of a model on the runway at the Rosemount Sydney Fashion Festival 2010, the removal of the old tree that Anne Frank could see from her hiding place during World War II and a penguin and a duck running afoul of one another in Germany.

Add stops in Turkey, South Africa, Switzerland, Nepal, Belarus, the Caribbean and more — because there’s always more.

Enjoy.

3 Comments

  1. August 28, 2010, 9:27 am

    [...] I know, the LA Times has tried to follow the WSJ’s lead with their Framework site.  Somehow they have managed to make it even more frustrating than the WSJ’s [...]

  2. August 29, 2011, 12:41 pm

    Where does this happened???

    By: Daniel F. Oldjira
  3. August 29, 2011, 2:00 pm

    This image is from Lake Geneva–St-Prex, Switzerland.

    By: Alan Hagman

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