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A television news reporter struggles in the surf as Hurricane Earl brings wind and rain.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gerry Broome / Associated Press

Internally displaced Pakistani women wait for relief goods provided by the Saudi-based International Islamic Relief. Fresh floods in southern Pakistan are snaring at least a million people displaced by earlier flooding, adding to the huge problems faced by the underfunded relief effort, U.N. aid agencies warned. A month after monsoons triggered catastrophic flooding throughout the country, submerging an area the size of England, 8 million remain dependent on handouts for their survival, which they say are too slow coming.


Volunteers help injured men to an ambulance from the site of a suicide attack during a Shiite procession. A blast ripped through a rally, killing at least 22 people. The second major attack this week piled pressure on the civilian government struggling with a flood crisis.


A Palestinian Muslim worshiper reacts while praying in front of the Dome of the Rock Mosque during the last Friday prayers of the holy month of Ramadan in Jerusalem's Old City. Muslims throughout the world are marking the month of Ramadan, the holiest month in Islamic calendar, when the observant fast from dawn till dusk.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Muhammed Muheisen / Associated Press

A surfer rides a wave on the manmade river Eisbach in Munich, Germany, where Oktoberfest is gearing up.


An Israeli border policeman, left, stands guard as Palestinians pray during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan at the Ibrahimi Mosque in the West Bank city of Hebron. Israel again has placed an age restriction on Palestinians wanting to pray at al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, as Islamic groups in the Gaza Strip proclaim increased attacks upon Israel over the direct peace talks being held by the Palestinian Authority and Israel.


Defense Secretary Robert Gates participates in an award ceremony for a group of soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, at combat outpost Senjaray outside Kandahar, Afghanistan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jim Watson / Pool

A man stands in front of candles and flowers at the site where 21 people lost their lives in a stampede at "Love Parade." German prosecutors opened an investigation into the stampede which also injured more than 500 at the techno music festival on July 24.


A model presents a creation by Spanish designer Asta Masiulyte during the ninth Valencia Fashion Week. Spring/Summer 2011 collections are presented at the fashion event.


South Korean soldiers pose as North Korean soldiers as they take part in a reenactment of a battle to mark the 60th anniversary of the Korean War.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Chung Sung-Jun / Getty Images

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A  reporter struggling with the wrath of Hurricane Earl in Nags Head, N.C,  a suicide attack during a Shiite procession in Quetta and  a bird’s-eye view of  displaced Pakistani women waiting for relief goods in Larkana, Pakistan, lead Friday’s Pictures in the News feature.

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