Jeff Hubbard of the U.S. competes during the Shark Island Challenge at Shark Island, near Cronulla in Sydney.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Cameron Spencer / Getty ImagesLink
A Japanese girl peeks from behind candle lanterns during a vigil for earthquake victims in the Harazyuku entertainment district. The 9.0-magnitude earthquake and resulting tsunami that hit northern Japan on March 11 killed tens of thousands of people and left thousands missing.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TOMOYUKI KAYA / EPALink
A girl rests on a concrete pillar of the Holocaust memorial. The memorial consists of 2,711 such pillars, which form a tight grid through which visitors can wander.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TOBIAS SCHWARZ / ReutersLink
Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland reacts to his eagle on the eighth hole during the second round of the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mike Groll / Associated PressLink
A Syrian gestures at a refugee camp in a Turkish border town in Hatay province. Turkey called for Syria to immediately halt a violent crackdown on protesters and passage of democratic reforms in a meeting on Thursday between Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and a top Syrian envoy.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: UMIT BEKTAS / ReutersLink
A chihuahua named Amy stands inside the dog mansion called Casa Misueno built by Dog's Dream Home at a pet fair. For the mansion, one can also purchase floor heating, lights, a webcam and security glass.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FRANK RUMPENHORST / EPALink
Spectators in costume wait as rain delays the start of the play on Day 2 of the 3rd Test cricket match between England and Sri Lanka at the Rose Bowl.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: IAN KINGTON / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A supporter of Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh attends a rally. Saleh, taken to Saudi Arabia for wounds suffered in an attack on his palace earlier this month, will return to the country within days, a Yemeni official said Friday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SUHAIB SALEM / ReutersLink
A woman walks past a monument to the Soviet Army, whose figures at its base have been painted by an unknown artist to resemble U.S. comic book heroes and characters from popular culture such as Santa Claus and Ronald McDonald. The inscription below them reads: "Moving with the times."
PHOTOGRAPH BY: STOYAN NENOV / ReutersLink
A hanuman langur mother holds her 9-days-old son at the zoo. Hanuman langurs, also known as gray langurs, are native to Asia.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOCHEN LUEBKE / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Men in top hats during day four of Royal Ascot at Ascot racecourse.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alan Crowhurst / Getty ImagesLink
People play in the surf against the backdrop of merchant ship MV Wisdom, which ran aground at Chowpatty Beach. The ship went adrift after breaking loose while being towed from Colombo to Alang in Gujarat for scrap.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rajanish Kakade / Associated PressLink
The space shuttle Atlantis is on Pad 39A, being prepared for a mission to the International Space Station. Atlantis will carry the multi-purpose logistics module Raffaello, filled with a variety of spare parts and supplies.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: John Raoux / Associated PressLink
Beau Schroeder of China, Texas, falls off Silver Legacy during the Extreme Bulls Competition at the Reno Rodeo.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Liz Margerum / Reno Gazette JournalLink
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