Firefighters at a forest fire which has already destroyed 2,600 hectares near the southern French city of Assas.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PASCAL GUYOT / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A view of Cairn Energy's Stena Don oil rig as Greenpeace activists approach on an inflatable boat in the Sigguk Block, 175 km offshore of Disko Island, West Greenland. Protesters from environmental group Greenpeace boarded the Stena Don, a semi-submersible rig operated by UK oil explorer Cairn Energy, to try and stall development of what the oil industry hopes will become a major new producing center.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Will Rose/Greenpeace / REUTERSLink
Riot police arrest a demonstrator at Triumfalnaya Square in Moscow.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sergei L. Loiko / Los Angeles TimesLink
Children dressed as Hindu Lord Krishna wait to participate in a costume competition at a temple during the celebrations ahead of the Janamashtmi festival in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh. The festival, which marks the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna, will be celebrated across India on September 2.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AJAY VERMA / REUTERSLink
Artists perform during a multimedia event titled "Solidarity. Freedom is the Name of Your Angel!" at Gdansk Shipyard. The event is part of 30th anniversary celebrations commemorating the signing of the Gdansk Agreement on August 31, 1980, an accord reached after a series of labor strikes by shipyard workers in Poland which gave the Solidarity trade union the unprecedented right in communist Europe to strike and organize itself as an independent union.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PETER ANDREWS / REUTERSLink
Christopher Dennis as Superman, Rebecca Holland as a White Power Ranger and Joe McQueen as the Incredible Hulk pose for a photo with 11-year-old Giorgia Grillini following a Hollywood Superhero protest at Los Angeles City Hall.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles TimesLink
A stallion is left to choose a mare at the Swiss National Stud in Avenches. The goal is to improve horse breeding and raise conditions of the use of horses in rural areas, especially that of the Franches-Montagnes breed.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DENIS BALIBOUSE / REUTERSLink
Mattresses on the move on the outskirts of Algiers.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ZOHRA BENSEMRA / REUTERSLink
A young boy plays at a water fountain in Montreal. A high heat and humidity warning is in effect for several regions in Canada.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SHAUN BEST / REUTERSLink
A view of the flight operations room for the Global Hawk weather reconnaissance drone at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base. The Global Hawk, an unmanned, high altitude aerial vehicle will leave the base Wednesday and fly east to gather data about Hurricane Earl as it moves through the Caribbean islands toward the eastern seaboard of the United States.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROBYN BECK / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Pilot Col. Scott Turner, commander of the Presidential Airlift Group, watches as President Barack Obama waves while exiting Air Force One after landing.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Cliff Owen / Associated PressLink
A camp for relatives of the miners trapped 2,300 feet underground at Copiapo, 450 miles north of Santiago.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: IVAN ALVARADO / REUTERSLink
A young Tibetan peers out from a group of monks as they wait for spiritual leader the Dalai Lama to arrive for a prayer meeting at a Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Bylakuppe, the largest Tibetan settlement outside Tibet, where the Dalai Lama visited different programs including the First Tibetan National General Body Meeting 2010.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DIBYANGSHU SARKAR / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Caroline Giuliani exits Manhattan criminal court after an appearance. The daughter of former New York Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani was arrested on suspicion of shoplifting at a Sephora store.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Louis Lanzano / Associated PressLink
Alleged major drug trafficker Edgar "La Barbie" Valdez is escorted by Mexican federal police during a news conference at the federal police center. Valdez was captured Monday in President Felipe Calderon's high-stakes war on murderous cartels that threaten the country's image among investors and tourists. Federal police caught Valdez, purported leader of the Beltran Leyva cartel based in central Mexico, in a residential area near Mexico City, the government said.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ELIANA APONTE / ReutersLink
Pakistani children who survived heavy flooding are covered with flies as they live in miserable conditions at a roadside in Nowshera near Peshawar. Flood waters that have devastated Pakistan for five weeks headed to the Arabian Sea on Tuesday after swallowing two final towns, but the challenges of delivering emergency aid to 8 million people remained.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mohammad Sajjad / Associated PressLink
Spanish activist Carmen Roger of the organization SaharAcciones gives a press conference on the Spanish Canary Island of Tenerife. Spain's government said that the case of 14 Spanish pro-independence activists arrested in the disputed Western Sahara was "closed" after an explanation from Morocco. Those arrested on Saturday night and beaten up, by their own account, were activists from the SaharAcciones association based in the Canary Islands, which supports separatists in Western Sahara.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DESIREE MARTIN / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A boy looks at sculptures of skulls in German-born artist Christian Lemmerz's installation "Hypnosis." The skulls revolve and function as a fixation for the eye while a hypnotic voice attempts to hypnotize one to enter a state of death. The exhibition runs until Halloween.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: HOW HWEE YOUNG / EPALink
A Malaysian girl poses for a picture in front of a national flag during the National Day celebrations in the Bukit Jalil's Putra stadium in Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia marked the 53rd anniversary of independence from British rule with celebrations throughout the country.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SAEED KHAN / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Kashmiris offer prayers on the road as a mark of protest are seen through a police post. Thousands of angry residents defied a curfew in the Indian portion of Kashmir on Tuesday, protesting the overnight killing of an 11-year-old boy by government forces, police said.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mukhtar Khan / Associated PressLink
A view of the Oval Office of the White House, with President Obama's desk in the center, following a remodeling. The Oval Office has been redecorated with a new carpet, sofas and wallpaper.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MICHAEL REYNOLDS / EPALink
Tourists sunbathe by the statue of the river god Tiber on Piazza del Campidoglio.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FILIPPO MONTEFORTE / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A rainbow frames Bangkok.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: RUNGROJ YONGRIT / EPALink
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