Washington, D.C. — Students from different dancing schools take part in a workshop in the East Room at the White House. First Lady Michelle Obama invited world-renowned dance companies to perform in the first of its dance series, in tribute to Judith Jamison, honoring Jamison for her outstanding career as dancer, choreographer, and artistic director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater for the last 20 years.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JEWEL SAMAD / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Muzaffargarh, Pakistan — A boy balances his bike as other children play at a camp for people displaced by floods in the Muzaffargarh district of Punjab.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AARON FAVILA / Associated PressLink
New York — Sam Querrey of the U.S. serves against Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland, not pictured, on Day 9 of the 2010 U.S. Open at National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows. Wawrinka won the fourth-round match 7-6 , 6-7, 7-5, 4-6, 6-4, ending U.S. hopes in the men's singles.
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New York — The United States' Venus Williams plays against Francesca Schiavone of Italy in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open at the National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows. Williams won 7-6 (5), 6-4.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Bello / Getty ImagesLink
Paris, France — People are seen outside the Louis Vuitton boutique as fashionistas turned out en masse for the City of Light's edition of Fashion's Night Out.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Thibault Camus / Associated PressLink
Cancun, Mexico — These sculptures by British artist Jason de Caires Taylor will be placed at the bottom of the Caribbean as part of a campaign to protect the natural reefs in the region.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ELIZABETH RUIZ / European Pressphoto AgencyLink
Sofia, Bulgaria — Bulgarian national football team captain Stiliyan Petrov, left, reacts after his team lost 1-0 in its Euro 2012 qualifying match against Montenegro at Vassil Levski stadium.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DIMITAR DILKOFF / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates — Muslims arrive at the Sheik Zayed Grand Mosque for evening prayers.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kamran Jebreili / Associated PressLink
Ottawa, Canada — Lightning strikes behind Parliament Hill.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Pawel Dwulit / The Canadian Press/APLink
Leticia, Colombia — A yellow frog (Hyla punctata) is part of the fauna at Amacayacu National Park in the southern Amazon.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jeffrey Arguedas / European Pressphoto AgencyLink
Marseille, France — An ArcelorMittal steel worker dressed in a protective suit protests government pension reforms in France. Thousands of workers nationwide are participating in a one-day strike against plans to raise the retirement age to 62 from 60.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JEAN-PAUL PELISSIER / ReutersLink
Paris — Commuters run to catch a train at the Saint Lazare station in Paris. Travel disruptions were in the works as French unions launched a major one-day strike against President Nicolas Sarkozy's plans to raise the retirement age to 62 from 60.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Thibault Camus / Associated PressLink
Velilla del Rio Carrios, Spain — Coal miners spend their sixth day 1,500 feet underground in a mine in Velilla del Rio Carrion in Palencia province, Spain, in protest over allegedly unpaid wages. Forty-three workers began the protest Sept. 2 to demand their employers pay their wages for August, and were joined by eight more workers during the weekend. All of them fear they may not be paid for September either.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: CESAR MANSO / AFPLink
Kolkata, India — Employees rest at a closed fuel station in Kolkata during a strike led by leftist trade unions in parts of India. Around a million banking workers went on strike to protest the role of private banks and foreign investment in the sector, according to the All India Bank Employees Assn.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: RUPAK DE CHOWDHURI / ReutersLink
London — Commuters line up for the water taxi at the London Eye Pier. Disruption to London commuters is expected as London Underground transit workers stage a 24-hour walkout over job losses in ticket offices.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dan Kitwood / Getty ImagesLink
Liverpool, England — Firefighters from Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service tackle a simulated gas explosion as they take part in the United Kingdom's biggest-ever rescue exercise in Liverpool, England. The National Urban Search & Rescue Exercise simulated an earthquake and involved brigades across the U.K. Part of the simulation included vehicles and people trapped in the Mersey Tunnels.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christopher Furlong / Getty ImagesLink
New Delhi — A butterfly sits on a flower in New Delhi. More than 1,200 species of butterflies and moths have been recorded in India.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: HARISH TYAGI / EPALink
London — World War II veteran Wally Harris attends a memorial service at St. Paul's Cathedral in honor of the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. Hundreds of veterans attended the service and a parade for those who contributed to the success of the Battle of Britain and the security of the city of London during the Blitz.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDY RAIN / EPALink
Ashkelon, Israel — Israeli border policemen find an illegal Palestinian worker from the West Bank sleeping outside a construction site in the Israeli coastal city of Ashkelon. The officers were taking part in an operation to root out illegal Palestinian workers in Israel.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DAVID BUIMOVITCH / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Kathmandu, India — Women from the Marwari community carry holy pots containing holy water and coconut to offer to Rani Sati, the Hindu goddess of power and protection, during a procession in Kathmandu, Nepal. Hundreds of married Marwari women take part in the annual procession in hopes of a prosperous and better life of their children and for fertility for women who are not mothers.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NARENDRA SHRESTHA / EPALink
Bannay Wala, Pakistan — A Pakistani woman displaced by recent floods wails after being wounded in an attack for her aid ration in Bannay Wala, in Pakistan's Punjab province.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: CARL DE SOUZA / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Sukkur, Pakistan — A 2-year-old boy takes a bath at a relief camp for flood victims in Sukkur, in Pakistan's Sindh province.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AKHTAR SOOMRO / ReutersLink
Munich, Germany — A construction worker climbs up a roller coaster in Munich, Germany, in preparation for Oktoberfest. Millions of people worldwide are expected to descend on the Bavarian capital for the world's biggest beer festival, which runs this year from Sept. 18 to Oct. 4.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MICHAELA REHLE / ReutersLink
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