A television news reporter struggles in the surf as Hurricane Earl brings wind and rain.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gerry Broome / Associated PressLink
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.
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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.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: RIZWAN SAEED / ReutersLink
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 PressLink
A surfer rides a wave on the manmade river Eisbach in Munich, Germany, where Oktoberfest is gearing up.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARC MUELLER / EPALink
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.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ABED AL HASHLAMOUN / EPALink
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 / PoolLink
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.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: INA FASSBENDER / ReutersLink
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.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KAI FOERSTERLING / EPALink
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 ImagesLink
Boats spray water on an oil and gas platform that caught fire after an explosion in the Gulf of Mexico.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gerald Herbert / Associated PressLink
A U.S. rescue helicopter carries flood victims to a relief camp.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: A. MAJEED / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Defense Secretary Robert Gates, center, and commander of NATO and U.S. Forces in Afghanistan, Gen. David Petraeus arrive at the Presidential Palace.
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A Proton-M rocket, carrying three Russian Glonass-M navigation satellites, blasts off from Kazakhstan's Baikonur cosmodrome.
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Waves crash around the Oceanana Fishing Pier as Hurricane Earl approaches the North Carolina coast.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: CHRIS SEWARD / Raleigh News & ObserverLink
Hurricane Earl is seen off the East Coast of the United States in this satellite image from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NOAA / REUTERSLink
National police officers confiscate two helicopters allegedly used by drug traffickers in an area southeast of Guatemala City.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOHAN ORDONEZ / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Women take photographs in the "Flowery Desert" in Chile's Atacama desert, between Copiapo and Vallenar. Between the months of July and August the area is covered with diverse flowers.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: IAN SALAS / European Pressphoto AgencyLink
Twelve movable metal type blocks are on display at a gallery in the South Korean capital. Nam Kwon-heui, a professor at Kyungpook National University, says he discovered the blocks, which predate the world's oldest book "Jikji" by over a hundred years.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: LEE JAE-WON / ReutersLink
James Blake of the U.S. hits a return to Peter Polansky of Canada during at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in Flushing Meadows.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KEVIN LAMARQUE / REUTERSLink
Caroline Wozniacki returns a shot against Kai-Chen Chang on Day 4 of the 2010 U.S. Open at Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matthias Hauer / GEPA/US PRESSWIRELink
Canada's Ashley Barson crashes during the women's U23 cross country race event at the Mountain Bike and Trials World Championships at Mont-Sainte-Anne in Quebec.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jacques Boissinot / The Canadian Press / APLink
Hindu men flagellate a devotee as part of rituals during celebrations for Janmashtami, which marks the birth of the Hindu god Krishna.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: INDRANIL MUKHERJEE / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
The sun sets over Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Felipe Dana / Associated PressLink
A Palestinian woman carries her son as she walks past an anti-Israel mural. Hamas said on Thursday its militants would keep attacking Israelis and denounced peace talks between Israel and the West Bank-based Palestinian government that started in Washington.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MOHAMMED SALEM / ReutersLink
Participants dressed as World War II Soviet soldiers, and a girl, take part in a military parade marking the Independence Day of Moldova's self-proclaimed separatist Dnestr region in Tiraspol. Moldova's separatist Dnestr region celebrated 20 years of self-styled independence on Thursday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: GLEB GARANICH / ReutersLink
A woman looks at high-definition 3D television screens at the Panasonic stand at the 2010 IFA technology and consumer electronics trade fair at Messe Berlin.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sean Gallup / Getty ImagesLink
A woman screams as she realizes that a man dressed up like a zombie sits next to her in the northern Spanish city. Actors and dancers, dressed up like zombies, visited Bilbao to promote the musical "Forever, King of Pop", based on Michael Jackson's "Thriller."
PHOTOGRAPH BY: RAFA RIVAS / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Women grieve for relatives missing in the landslide in Wama township of Baoshan city in southwest China's Yunnan province. The landslide occurred late Wednesday night, killing six people with 42 still missing.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: CAN CAN / EPALink
Hindu devotees fall as they form a human pyramid to break the "Dahi handi," an earthen pot filled with curd hung high, an integral part of celebrations to mark Janmashtami. Janmashtami is the festival that marks the birth of the Hindu god Krishna.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rafiq Maqbool / Associated PressLink
Pakistani workers throw rocks to restore a damaged portion of a railway track washed away by heavy floodwaters in southern Pakistan. The floods, which swamped wide swaths of the country, have left nearly 8 million people in need of aid, according to government figures.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anjum Naveed / Associated PressLink
People huddle against each other during a so-called snuggling-in in front of Berlin's landmark Brandenburg Gate. The cuddling party was organized to promote the importance of touch and physical contact.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOHANNES EISELE / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Exiled Tibetan monks prepare to take part in a procession to mark the 50th Tibetan Democracy Day at Samling Monastery. Nepal's exiled Tibetans, along with Tibetans around the world, marked the anniversary of the establishment of democracy in exile.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NARENDRA SHRESTHA / EPALink
Grappler Thomas Le Cuyer Jr., right, of the U.S. has opponent Mykhailo Lasiuchenko of Ukraine locked in a triangle choke during their bout for the men's 70kg (about 154 pounds) category at the Sportaccord Combat Games 2010. The first-ever Sportaccord Combat Games run until Saturday, with over 1,600 athletes representing 60 countries and regions, and competing in 13 martial arts disciplines.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DIEGO AZUBEL / EPALink
A crowned lemur in the city's zoological garden.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matthias Rietschel / Associated PressLink
Apple CEO Steve Jobs announces a new touchscreen version of the iPod nano as he speaks during an Apple event in San Francisco. Jobs announced upgraded versions of the entire iPod line, including an iPod Touch that includes a camera. He also showed the new iTunes version 10 and the release of the second generation of Apple TV.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Justin Sullivan / Getty ImagesLink
Finnish Prime Minister Mari Kiviniemi, left, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel inspect an honor guard in Berlin.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOHANNES EISELE / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Pope Benedict XVI waves at pilgrims gathered in a square near his summer residence in Castel Gandolfo, 40 kilometers southeast of Rome, during his weekly general audience.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FILIPPO MONTEFORTE / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Cyclists surround a poster of the late cyclist Laurent Fignon before the start of the fifth stage of the Tour of Spain "La Vuelta" cycling race between Guadix and Lorca.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FELIX ORDONEZ / REUTERSLink
Nine-week-old Florine de Groot rests on top of a leaf of the Victoria amazonica at the Rotterdam Blijdorp Zoo in the Netherlands. Children can be photographed on top of the leaf, under the condition that they do not weigh more than 33 pounds. The Victoria amazonica blossoms over two nights producing flowers that are white on the first night and turn pinkish-red by the second night.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JERRY LAMPEN / ReutersLink
A pin of North Korean leader and founder Kim Il Sung is worn on the traditional costume of a North Korean performer with Pyongyang Art Troup while in Beijing.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JASON LEE / REUTERSLink
A mother holds her sick child as flood victims wait to receive medical help at a hospital in Sukkur, in Pakistan's Sindh province.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DAMIR SAGOLJ / ReutersLink
Children dressed as Hindu god Krishna take part in festivities to mark Janmashtami at a school in Mumbai. Janmashtami is the festival that marks the birth of Krishna.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rajanish Kakade / Associated PressLink
A man in with a camera stands amid a "waterfall" at IFA, one of Europe's largest consumer-electronics trade shows. The extensive painting is part of an installation at the Berlin show where visitors can test their 3-D cameras.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: RAINER JENSEN / EPALink
Schoolchildren in the village of Molesti react as balloons are released to mark the opening of their school. Moldova's Ministry of Education and UNICEF hailed the opening of the schools, which have indoor toilets, new teaching materials and specially trained teachers, as the first generation of child-friendly schools in Moldova. Officials hope these schools will become a model for future schools.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOHN MCCONNICO / Associated PressLink
A visually impaired child plays in a mud pit after breaking the curd pot during a celebration at the Victoria Memorial School for the Blind in Mumbai on the eve of Janmashtami, a festival that marks the birth of Hindu god Lord Krishna. Scores of Hindu devotees of Lord Krishna take part in the curd-pot celebrations, during which a large earthenware pot is filled with milk, curds, butter, honey and fruits and is suspended from a height 20 to 40 feet. Sporting young men and boys come forward to claim this prize by constructing a human pyramid till the pyramid is tall enough to enable the topmost person to reach the pot and claim the contents after breaking it. Normally, currency notes are tied to the rope by which the pot is suspended and this prize money is distributed among those who participate in the pyramid building.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PUNIT PARANJPE / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, center, arrives at Camp Ramadi in Iraq to visit troops from the 4th Infantry Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division. Gates is here to meet with U.S. troops as they formally end their combat mission.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JIM WATSON / POOLLink
A villager harvests cabbage after returning to Sukantebi village in North Sumatra. Around 30,000 people had been evacuated from nearby villages when Mt. Sinabung erupted on Sunday, but many were headed home on Tuesday, according to disaster relief officials.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BEAWIHARTA / ReutersLink
The writing on the main gate translates to "Work Sets You Free" at the memorial site of the Sachsenhausen concentration camp in Oranienburg, Oberhavel. Poland's President Bronislaw Komorowski and German President Christian Wulff paid a joint visit to the memorial Wednesday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BERND SETTNIK / EPALink
An employee smokes outside the entrance to a clothing shop in central Athens. A new comprehensive ban on smoking in all indoor public places including bars and restaurants went into effect Wednesday. Greece has among the highest smoking rates among developed nations around the world.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Petros Giannakouris / Associated PressLink
A cat jumps from a restaurant rooftop in Beijing. China's gross domestic product surpassed that of Japan in the second quarter of 2010, although its huge population means that its per-capita GDP is one-tenth of Japan's. With the unequal distribution of national wealth, many people live in poverty.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: HOW HWEE YOUNG / EPALink
Relatives and mourners weep at a memorial service for four Israelis killed by a Palestinian gunman Tuesday near Hebron in the West Bank.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Warrick Page / Getty ImagesLink
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
A worker paints a wall under a golden lion, a symbol of the Venice Film Festival, in front of the Cinema Palace. The 67th Venice Film Festival will take place from Sept. 1 to Sept. 11.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alessandro Bianchi / ReutersLink
U.S. aid worker Flavia Wagner, who works for Samaritan's Purse, arrives at Khartoum Airport. Wagner was released in Darfur after being held by her kidnappers for more than 100 days, a Sudanese Foreign Ministry spokesman said.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MOHAMED NURELDIN ABDALLAH / REUTERSLink
People attending a burial ceremony for ethnic Albanians who went missing during the 1998-1999 Kosovo war are seen in a reflection as they mark the International Day of the Disappeared.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: REUTERSLink
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi listens to a speech by Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi during a ceremony for the Italia-Libya friendship day at Salvo D'Acquisto barracks. Kadafi is on an official two-day visit to Italy for talks with Berlusconi.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Giorgio Cosulich / Getty ImagesLink
Soldiers stand at attention at the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, founder of modern Turkey, during a ceremony marking the 88th anniversary of Victory Day.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARK BLINCH / REUTERSLink
Flood victims wait on the roof of a building to be rescued by an army helicopter. Flood-stricken Pakistan urgently needs more international aid to combat potential instability and extremism, U.S. Sen. John F. Kerry said, as hunger and disease threaten millions of victims.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AKHTAR SOOMRO / REUTERSLink
Two-year-old Sanjeev Kumar bathes in a water bucket provided by the U.N. refugee agency at a relief camp for those displaced by the flooding in Sindh province.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ATHAR HUSSAIN / REUTERSLink
Rene Habraken of the Netherlands throws teammate Maximiliaan Reijers as they perform during the Akido competition at the Combat Games. The event features about 1,600 athletes from 60 countries competing in 13 sports.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DAVID GRAY / REUTERSLink
Robin Soderling of Sweden serves against Andreas Haider-Maurer of Austria during a first round match on the first day of the 2010 U.S. Open at the National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows. Soderling defeated Haider-Maurer 7-5, 6-3, 6-7(2), 5-7, 6-4.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Chris McGrath / GETTY IMAGESLink
A dancer performs to the music of Mercan Dede at a concert titled "Secret Tribe" during the Jordan Festival at the Amman Citadel, an ancient Roman landmark.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MUHAMMAD HAMED / REUTERSLink
A boy takes cover as a wave churned by the Hurricane Earl hits the beach. The hurricane has battered several islands across the northeastern Caribbean with heavy rain and high winds and is rapidly intensifying into a major Category 3 storm on a path projected to bring it to the United States.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ricardo Arduengo / ASSOCIATED PRESSLink
Shiite Sheik Hassan Zayyat shows pages of Koranic verses he has copied by hand in an effort to craft the largest handwritten Koran in the world and make it to the Guinness Book of World Records. He has spent four years on the project, and hopes to finish by year's end, filling 309 pages.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALI HASHISHO / REUTERSLink
A lava lake with a diameter of 500 feet glows at night in the crater of Nyiragongo volcano near Goma in eastern Congo. The 10,400-foot Nyiragongo erupted in 2002, killing nearly 50 people and forcing some 400,000 Goma residents to flee their homes as lava oozed through the city center, destroying about 15% of the town.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FINBARR O'REILLY / ReutersLink
A Congolese soldier and guard for Virunga National Park is silhouetted in the glow from a lava lake boiling in the crater of Nyiragongo volcano near Goma in eastern Congo. Congo's army and park rangers are conducting joint operations to secure large swaths of Virunga Park, which has for more than a decade been home to various armed groups relying on poaching and banditry to survive while using the park's wild terrain to hide during Congo's civil conflict.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FINBARR O'REILLY / ReutersLink
Mt. Sinabung spews volcanic materials into the sky in Karo, on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. The volcano, which had been dormant for more than four centuries, erupted for the second day in a row Monday, spewing out towering clouds of ash and forcing the evacuation of more than 21,000 people.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Roone Patikawa / Associated PressLink
A vendor sells garlands of marigolds at a wholesale flower market ahead of Janmashtmi, a Hindu festival celebrating the birth of Krishna. The garlands will be in great demand as people decorate temples and homes for the Sept. 2 celebration.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: RUPAK DE CHOWDHURI / ReutersLink
A runner falls to the ground beneath the hooves of a young bull during the bull run in San Sebastián de los Reyes, near Madrid.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: VICTOR LERENA / EPALink
A flood victim is evacuated by helicopter from a Pakistani village in flood-stricken Sindh province, where hunger and disease threaten millions of residents.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AKHTAR SOOMRO / ReutersLink
A costumed reveler performs at the Notting Hill Carnival. Held since 1966 on August bank holiday (a holiday that marks the end of kids' summer vacation), the carnival is one of the largest festivals in Europe.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Dunham / Associated PressLink
A windsurfer takes on the waves of Lake Ammersee in southern Germany during a break from recent rainy fall weather, which has prevailed in the nation.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matthias Schrader / Associated PressLink
A man makes good use of a colorful umbrella.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rafiq Maqbool / Associated PressLink
The body of a victim of a shooting rampage lies on a street in Devinska Nova Ves, on Bratislava´s northwestern outskirts. A shooter targeted passersby with a scatter-gun and a submachine gun, reportedly killing seven people and wounding two dozen more.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jan Koller / Associated PressLink
A satellite image from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows the hurricane, which gained strength and surged into the Leeward Islands in the Caribbean early Monday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: HO / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
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