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Blue socks hang out to dry at the Casa del Migrante shelter on the outskirts of Mexico City. For Central American migrants, the transit through Mexico to the United States is often perilous. On Friday, at least 80 illegal immigrants were allegedly kidnapped by masked gunmen who pulled them off a train in the southern state of Veracruz.


Children's colorful beach toys are seen on a hot, sunny day.


A group of hikers traverses the exposed ocean bed in the Hamburg Wadden Sea National Park between the North Sea islands of Neuwerk and Sahlenburg.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: INGOA WAGNER / European Pressphoto Agency

The fountains of the Royal Festival Hall provide a welcome respite from the heat on the hottest day in the city so far this year.


The shadows of Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France, left, and a ball boy form silhouettes on a wall during Tsonga's match against David Ferrer of Spain at the Wimbledon tennis tournament.


Floodwater from the Souris River surrounds a home. According to FEMA, only 375 of the 4,000 affected homes were insured for floods.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Charles Rex Arbogast / Associated Press

Ukrainian actress Ira Melkonyan performs in "White Sea" by the rubberbodies theatre collective at St. James Cavalier Centre for Creativity.


Jefferson of Brazil jumps for the ball during training for the 2011 Copa America soccer tournament, running July 1 to 24.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Natacha Pisarenko / Associated Press

U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo dives for the ball during the final practice before Tuesday's FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 match against North Korea.


A member of the Wiener Staatsopernballett performs during a dress rehearsal of "Nureyev Gala," premiering this week at the State Opera in the Austrian capital.


Twin fawns feed in a meadow.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Terry Prather / Ledger Independent

To beat the heat, Kashmiri boys play in Dal Lake in Srinagar, India.


Beyond the yellow police tape, bullet holes are visible on the windshield of a silver pickup truck after a shooting in a South Gate parking lot. One man was reported to have been fatally shot in the incident.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

An American flag attached to a home is surrounded by debris from the Souris River floodwaters on 3rd St. N.W. near Minot State University in Minot, N.D. As the river hit its record-shattering peak and began a slow retreat, residents looked ahead to an arduous rebuilding job

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Charles Rex Arbogast / Associated Press

A chair flies through the air as demonstrators in Italy face down police officers in riot gear. The protest is against proposed plans to build a Turin-Lyon high-speed train line and a tunnel in the Italian "Val di Susa" valley, in Chiomonte, Italy.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Fabio Ferrari / LaPresse

Libyan rebel fighters carry a coffin carrying the body of a comrade killed during fighting against forces loyal to Moammar Kadafi. This funeral took place near the courthouse in Benghazi.


Serena Williams reacts to a play during her fourth-round match against Marion Bartoli of France on Day 7 of Wimbledon in London. Ultimately, Williams was eliminated from the tournament, beaten 6-3, 7-6 (8-6) by Bartoli.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Clive Brunskill / Getty Images Europe

A swimmer glides along with a boat nearby in Lake Zurich, Switzerland.


People cool off in the Trocadero Fountains near the Eiffel Tower in Paris.


People play in a fountain, with the Tower of London as a backdrop.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Peter Macdiarmid / Getty Images

A worker walks among solar panels in a solar power field in Kawasaki, near Tokyo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Toru Hanai / Reuters

Indian police present before the media six of seven suspects who have been arrested in the slaying of veteran Mumbai crime reporter Jyotirmoy Dey in Mumbai, India. Dey was shot dead by sharpshooters on motorcycles June 11.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press / Associated Press

Festivalgoers walk through trash as they leave the Glastonbury Festival in England.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Cardy / Getty Images

A festivalgoer reacts while the sun rises over the Stone Circle after the final day of the Glastonbury Festival in England.


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Blue socks hang out to dry at a migrant shelter on the outskirts of Mexico City; armed men allegedly abducted scores of migrants in southern Mexico, including women and children, after holding up the cargo train they were traveling on.

The fountains of the Royal Festival Hall in London and the Trocadero Fountains near the Eiffel Tower in Paris both offer welcome respites from the unusually hot weather moving across Western Europe; a group of hikers traverse the exposed ocean bed between the North Sea islands of Neuwerk and Sahlenburg on a sunny day; closer to home, floodwater from the Souris River surrounds a home in Burlington, N.D.; and a pair of young deer feed in a grassy meadow near Maysville, Ky.

Championship tennis continues at Wimbledon on a difficult day for the U.S., with Serena Williams losing, 6-3, 7-6 (6), to ninth-seeded Marion Bartoli of France, closely followed by her sister and five-time Wimbledon champion, Venus, losing to 32nd-seeded Tsvetana Pironkova, 6-2, 6-3.

It’s training day in Campana, Argentina, and Dresden, Germany, for the 2011 Copa America and the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2011, respectively. In arguably less strenuous performances, Ukrainian actress Ira Melkonyan appears in “White Sea” by the rubberbodies theatre collective at St. James Cavalier Centre for Creativity in Valletta, Malta, and final dress rehearsals by the Wiener Staatsopernballett are underway for this week’s premiere of “Nureyev Gala” at the State Opera in Vienna.

These are just a few highlights of today’s Pictures in the News. Feel free to explore; we have much to fawn over and no rehearsal required.

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