Guests attend the annual White Dinner against the backdrop of famed Notre Dame Cathedral at dusk. Participants are required to dress in white and bring their own food, drink and silverware to the event, held at a different location in the French capital each year.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: GONZALO FUENTES / REUTERSLink
A verger pauses before a statue at St. Paul's Cathedral, which has just undergone a 15-year, $65 million restoration. It is the first time in its history that the iconic British landmark has been comprehensively restored.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PAUL HACKETT / REUTERSLink
A single flower grows between two solar panels at a photovoltaic plant in southern Germany.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: CHRISTOF STACHE / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A cow in southern Argentina finds itself covered in ash spewed from Chile's Puyehue volcano.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Federico Grosso / Associated PressLink
A model displays an outfit by Agua de Coco during a presentation of the 2011-2012 Spring-Summer collection at Sao Paulo Fashion Week.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NELSON ALMEIDA / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Tango dancers clasp hands as they perform at the V International Tango Festival.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: RAUL ARBOLEDA / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A girl is dressed the part in an event for the global promotion of the film "The Smurfs," premiering in New York City later this month. The facades of the houses in the Andalusian village were painted the appropriate shade of blue.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JON NAZCA / REUTERSLink
A Spanish veterinary surgeon uses her finger to stimulate the suckling instinct of a newly born tiger cub. The tiny cub, one of five siblings born on June 14 at the Wonderland Circus, is the only one that survived.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JUAN GONZALEZ / European Pressphoto AgencyLink
A Libyan man carries a pre-Kadafi flag on the coastline at sunset.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MOHAMED ABD EL GHANY / REUTERSLink
A firefighter hoses a burned-out car with foam after a suicide bombing in the parking lot of the police headquarters in the capital. Two people were killed, police said.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Felix Onigbinde / Associated PressLink
Policemen sit behind male inmates as they watch a performance to mark the upcoming International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking at Kunming Municipal Compulsory Rehabilitation Centre. The International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is June 26.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: WONG CAMPION / ReutersLink
England's Chris Tremlett, center, appeals and dismisses Sri Lanka's Tharanga Paranavitana during the third test cricket match at the Rose Bowl in England.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PHILIP BROWN / ReutersLink
Australian classical musician Shenzo Gregorio plays the electric violin while suspended under the dome of the historic Queen Victoria Building. The musician played a range of complex classical compositions -- all while suspended up to 25 meters in the air -- to entertain shoppers during the mid-year sales.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: CAMERON MILLS / AFPLink
Rehearsals for opening night take place outside the new multi-million pound M Shed museum, Bristol's newest attraction, which opens this week. The museum, in renovated 1950s transit sheds at the city's historic harborside, will include 3,000 exhibits in three main galleries and will aim to tell stories of the people of Bristol, discovered through working with experts and communities across the city.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Cardy / Getty ImagesLink
A group of tourists on bicycles take a break near the remains of the former Berlin Wall at the Berlin Wall memorial site in Bernauer Strasse. The German capital is marking the 50th anniversary of the building of the Berlin Wall, which was erected on Aug. 13, 1961.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FABRIZIO BENSCH / ReutersLink
Race goers scream after the first race on Ladies Day at Royal Ascot. The five-day meeting is one of the highlights of the horse-racing calendar, with 2011 marking the 300th anniversary of the annual event. Horse racing has been held at the famous Berkshire course since 1711.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dan Kitwood / Getty ImagesLink
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, is handed an umbrella as it starts to rain as she and Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, pose for a group photo with members of the Parachute Regiment after presenting them with campaign medals, at Merville Barracks.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: WPA Pool / Getty ImagesLink
Members of guards of honor practice before a welcome ceremony for Mongolian Prime Minister Batbold Sukhbaatar at the Great Hall of the People.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andy Wong / APLink
A man sits on a bench on a deserted platform on the railway station during a nationwide strike. The strike against government austerity reforms paralyzed public transport across the Czech Republic, halting the Prague metro system for the first time in memory.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: RADEK MICA / Associated PressLink
A woman enjoys the sunny weather at the Olympic Park.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matthias Schrader / APLink
The sun illuminates clouds early in the morning behind a barn east of Salina. Later in the morning thunderstorms dropped heavy rain in the area.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tom Dorsey / SALINA JOURNALLink
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