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Izzat, 7, a flood victim in Pakistan, plays with a disposable syringe. She and her family are staying at in a relief camp in Sukkur in Sindh province.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AKHTAR SOOMRO / REUTERS

Children at the relief camp in Sukkur.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AKHTAR SOOMRO / REUTERS

A flood relief camp in Charsadda in northwestern Pakistan's Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MORTEZA NIKOUBAZL / REUTERS

Pilgrims wearing traditional flamenco outfits are seen during the Virgin of Los Angeles pilgrimage in Alajar, southwest Spain. Every year, devotees converge at the Arias Montano crag to pay homage to the virgin during a pilgrimage that combines religious fervor and festive color.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARCELO DEL POZO / REUTERS

From left, former soldiers Manuel Popsun, Reyes Gualip and Carlos Carias talk during the first day of their trial at the justice courts in Guatemala City. The three are accused of involvement in the extrajudicial execution of 252 farmers in the village of Dos Erres on Dec. 6-8, 1982, in one of the bloodiest massacres committed during Guatemala's 1960-1996 civil war.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: EDGARD GARRIDO / REUTERS

An Afghan woman sleeps by a roadside as her child holds a piece of bread outside a mosque during Ramadan in Kabul, Afghanistan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FAYAZ KABLI / REUTERS

Palestinian men in Jerusalem's Old City prepare date-filled mini-cakes, which are traditional for the Eid al-Fitr, a three-day holiday that marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AHMAD GHARABLI / AFP/Getty Images

Thousands of travelers cram onto trains at the Airport Railway Terminal on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh, as they rush home to be with their families in remote villages before Eid al-Fitr.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MUNIR UZ ZAMAN / AFP/Getty Images

Government supporters line up along the route to Parliament in Colombo, Sri Lanka, with placards of President Mahinda Rajapakse. Parliament will vote on constitutional reforms enabling Rajapakse to seek a third term, changes critics say point to the country's slide into autocracy.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ISHARA S.KODIKARA / AFP/Getty Images

The European Parliament called on Iran to release Sakineh Mohammadi-Ashtiani, who was sentenced to death by stoning for adultery.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FREDERICK FLORIN / AFP/GETTY IMAGES

A black Amur leopard cub growls during a medical examination at the Serengeti safari park. The male cub, named Paulchen Panther, was born in the park on June 13, 2010. The Amur leopard is an endangered animal.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CHRISTIAN CHARISIUS / REUTERS

Vera Zvonareva of Russia serves to Kaia Kanepi of Estonia during the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SHANNON STAPLETON / REUTERS

Russia's Imil Sharafetdinov, left, fights for the bronze with Azerbaijan's Rafiq Huseynov during the 74 kg Greco-Roman men's final at the World Wrestling Championships in Moscow.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALEXANDER NEMENOV / AFP/GETTY IMAGES

Ukrainian heavyweight boxing world champion Wladimir Klitschko lands a punch to coach Emanuel Steward during a public training session. Klitschko will face Samuel Peter from Nigeria in a World Championship fight in Frankfurt on Sept. 11.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KAI PFAFFENBACH / REUTERS

Workers prepare before the MLB American League game between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays at Fenway Park in Boston.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: BRIAN SNYDER / REUTERS

A crow flies at sunset in Lausanne.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FABRICE COFFRINI / AFP/GETTY IMAGES

Hundreds of people rush to board a train in Jakarta as they head to their hometowns. Millions of Indonesian Muslims are heading home to their villages to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr holiday, which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan starting on Thursday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bay Ismoyo / AFP / Getty Images

A child plays with strands of vermicelli, a specialty eaten during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, hung outside for drying at a factory in the southern Indian town.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Krishnendu Halder / Reuters

An Orthodox Jewish pilgrim plays the violin as a Hasidic Jew performs a ritual dousing with holy water from a local pond in Uman city, south of Kiev. Every year, thousands of Orthodox Bratslav Hasidic Jews from different countries gather in Uman to mark Rosh Hashanah, Jewish New Year, near the tomb of Rabbi Nachman, who was a great grandson of the founder of Hasidism.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Igor Vorobyov / EPA

U.S. Army Sgt. Michael Volpe greets local residents during a patrol in Arghandab River valley, Kandahar province.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Oleg Popov / Reuters

Pakistani men pull items from the debris of collapsed police houses a day after a car bomb attack in the northwestern city of Kohat. At least 20 people including women and children were killed and more than 50 wounded on Tuesday in the attack targeting a police headquarters.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: A Majeed / AFP / Getty Images

Rescue workers check the debris of an overturned tourist bus. Eight Portuguese tourists were killed and 13 wounded when their bus overturned in northern Morocco, local government officials said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: STR / Reuters

A flood victim waits for food handouts at a relief camp in Sukkur in Pakistan's Sindh province.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Akhtar Soomro / Reuters

A helicopter lifts people out of a collapsed oil drilling platform in the Bohai Sea near Shandong province, China. Two people were missing after falling into the sea when typhoon winds struck an oil rig off the northeastern coast of China, a news report said. Thirty-four other people were rescued from the rig, which was left listing at an angle of 45 degrees, Xinhua news agency said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lin Sen / EPA

Indian Catholic Christians light candles in front of a statue of Mary at the Shrine of Our Lady of Health. The Catholic community celebrated the annual Feast of the Birth of Mother Mary.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Noah Seelam / AFP / Getty Images

Indian boys walk past a statue of Hindu god Lord Ganesha standing among clay models of Spanish soccer players ahead of the Ganesha festival. Lord Ganesha is portrayed as the leader of the Spanish national football team, which won the 2010 World Cup.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dibyangshu Sarkar / AFP / Getty Images

Romanian Roma girls ride on swings during celebrations of Saint Mary's Day. About 10,000 Romanians and gypsies gathered as part of a traditional celebration of the Roma minority from Romania.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Daniel Mihailescu / AFP / Getty Images

Japanese actors perform a ghost story drama at a Taishu Engeki, or theater for the masses. Taishu Engeki, also called working-class Kabuki theater, is little-known outside Japan. The Japanese Vaudeville, an offshoot of Kabuki yet more spontaneous and ad-lib, is performed by small, often family theater troupes that spend most of the year touring the countryside playing at small theaters and resorts.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Everett Kennedy Brown / EPA

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Religion takes center stage in Wednesday’s Picture in the News feature, starting with Muslims trying to board a train in Jakarta, Indonesia, heading home to their villages to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr holiday. From there we have a child playing in strands of vermicelli, a specialty eaten during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, in India and a Hasidic Jew performing a ritual dousing with holy water in Ukraine.

On the news front, we have the aftermath of a car bomb attack in Pakistan; an overturned tourist bus in Morocco; and a collapsed oil drilling platform in the Bohai Sea near China.

Add to that, Romanians and Gypsies celebrating St. Mary’s Day, a Japanese ghost drama performance in Tokyo and a U.S. Army sergeant meeting with Afghan villagers, and you have Wednesday’s report.

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