The partially-eclipsed moon is illuminated as it crosses into Earth's shadow, seen through the Mamlaka Tower in the Saudi capital.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FAYEZ NURELDINE / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Pope Benedict XVI, wearing a Saturno hat, smiles after his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MAURIZIO BRAMBATTI / European Pressphoto AgencyLink
John Balogh of Ironworkers Local 580 joins the March for the Middle Class along Broadway, in Manhattan. Thousands turned out to show solidarity and to support collective bargaining rights while briefly shutting down the city's famed thoroughfare.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mario Tama / Getty ImagesLink
A woman takes shelter under an umbrella as she crosses the wet pavement at Circular Quay. Strong winds and heavy rain continue to batter New South Wales.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: GREG WOOD / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A Syrian refugee is seen at a refugee camp near the Turkish border, in Hatay province. So far, an estimated 8,500 Syrians have fled to Turkey to escape the widening military campaign aimed at crushing protests against President Bashar Assad's regime.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: OSMAN ORSAL / REUTERSLink
Gene Briener is donating this biplane to the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in Washington.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jason Plotkin / YORK DAILY RECORD/APLink
Players fight for the ball during the pool A match between Brazilian team Larissa-Juliana and German team Holtwick-Semmler at the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships in the Italian capital.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALBERTO PIZZOLI / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Four-year-old Diego squeezes into a wheel of The Predator, one of the monster trucks on display at the North Tennessee Fair.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tony Centonze / The Leaf-Chronicle/APLink
Six-month old Chihuahuas, Ellie, left, and Gulliver, right, nuzzle together at the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The already-adopted puppies, born without front legs, were fitted with wheels made by Eddie's Wheels of Shelburne, Mass. and are being trained to walk and run with them.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Elise Amendola / Associated PressLink
Andres Gonzales hits a tee shot during a practice round before the start of the 111th U.S. Open at the Congressional Country Club.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: David Cannon / Getty ImagesLink
Protesters fight with riot police during massive clashes at the central Athens Syntagma square. Thousands of protesters ringed the Greek parliament building on Wednesday as the government tried to push through its emergency package and a general strike paralyzed the country.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: LOUISA GOULIAMAKI / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A Palestinian protester shouts as Israeli border police officers detain him during clashes against the expansion of a nearby Jewish settlement, in the West Bank village of Deir Qadis. An Israeli army spokesperson said that one person was arrested during the clashes.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MOHAMAD TOROKMAN / ReutersLink
In Vienna, an employee of a company producing and selling natural cosmetics is covered with a molasses, representing oil, to protest Canada's tar sands development. According to environmental activist organization Greenpeace, large areas of the Boreal Forest are being clear-cut to make way for development in the tar sands, the fastest-growing source of greenhouse gas emissions in Canada. The tar sands are huge deposits of bitumen, a tar-like substance that is turned into oil through complex and energy-intensive processes that cause widespread environmental damage.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: HERWIG PRAMMER / ReutersLink
Two cranes stand in their compound at Hellabrunn Zoo in Munich, Germany.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FRANK LEONHARDT / EPALink
A snake makes it way at a snake farm in Zisiqiao village in China. Residents of Zisiqiao Village, also known as the snake town, raise more than 3 millions snake a year for food and medicinal proposes.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALY SONG / ReutersLink
A demonstrator holds a banner that reads "We are watching you" as he takes part in a protest outside the regional parliament during the first parliamentary session after elections in Oviedo, Spain. Dubbed "los indignados" (the indignant), tens of thousands of protesters have filled the main squares of Spain's cities since May 15, in a wave of outrage over economic stagnation and government austerity.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ELOY ALONSO / ReutersLink
Three-year-old Aaja August helps her grandmother Kelly Caruso pick strawberries in East Windsor, Conn.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jim Michaud / Journal InquirerLink
A woman wears an ornate hat on the second day of the Royal Ascot horse race meeting at Ascot, England. Ascot is celebrating its 300 years of horse racing at the Royal Racecourse.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alastair Grant / Associated PressLink
An animatronic apatosaurus is maneuvered into position after being shipped from the U.S. to Chester Zoo in northwest England. The dinosaur is one of 13 that will be on display at the "Dinosaurs at Large" exhibition July 1-Oct. 8.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PAUL ELLIS / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A water-skiing has a blast on a lake in Duisburg, Germany.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Martin Meissner / Associated PressLink
Syrians hold up a gigantic flag during a pro-regime demonstration in the western residential Damascus suburb of Mezze, as embattled President Bashar al-Assad came under intense world pressure to halt a crackdown on democracy protests.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: - / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A handout image of the sun taken by the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory spacecraft. There is evidence pointing toward an upcoming period of lowered solar activity, according to data released by researchers at a meeting of the American Astronomical Society's solar physics division.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NASA / NASALink
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