Spanish bullfighter Juan Mora waits for the start of a bullfight at the El Plantio bullring in Burgos.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FELIX ORDONEZ / REUTERSLink
A security officer patrols a deserted platform at the main train station in Athens at the start of a 48-hour general strike as unrest in Greece continued.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: LOUISA GOULIAMAKI / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Women displaced by heavy flooding carry aloft containers of water filled from a nearby hand pump while taking refuge at a makeshift camp in Sukkur.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AKHTAR SOOMRO / REUTERSLink
Dancers perform in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing during celebrations marking the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Feng Li / Getty ImagesLink
The feet of Living Goddess Kumari are colored red as she observes the Bhotojatra festival in Lalitpur.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NAVESH CHITRAKAR / REUTERSLink
Brightly colored ropes tied in prusik knots are used by the North Carolina Task Force 8 Urban Search and Rescue team during a swift-water rescue exercise in Bynum.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gerry Broome / Associated PressLink
A dancer from the Rambert Dance Company performs in the rain in front of St. Paul's Cathedral as part of the City of London Festival.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KI PRICE / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A giant soccer ball with a map of the EU states in front of the Prime Minister's office in Warsaw is part of a Greenpeace campaign to raise environmental awareness. Poland is assuming the EU presidency July 1.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tomasz Gzell / European Pressphoto AgencyLink
Boonda, a baby koala joey, clings to mum, Elle, at Sydney Wildlife World. One of Australia's most iconic and adored marsupials, koalas are threatened by a shortage of suitable habitat due to mass land clearance in the country.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: GREG WOOD / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Hindu devotees perform a stunt during a rehearsal for the 134th annual Rath Yatra, or chariot procession. The annual religious procession, which will be held July 3, commemorates a journey by Hindu god Jagannath, his brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra, in specially made chariots.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AMIT DAVE / ReutersLink
German player Sabine Lisicki reacts after a point over French player Marion Bartoli on Tuesday. Lisicki won 6-4, 6-7, 6-1.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: CARL DE SOUZA / AFPLink
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish youths peer out at the funeral of Rabbi Michel Yehuda Lefkowitz, Lithuanian-Orthodox leader and head of the Ponevezh yeshiva (an Orthodox Jewish college). Thousands gathered for services for Lefkowitz, who was 97.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ariel Schalit / Associated PressLink
Tammy O'Brien reaches out to touch the casket of her son, USMC Lance Corporal Nicholas O'Brien, during O'Brien's burial service at Arlington National Cemetery. O'Brien died on June 9, 2011, while on foot patrol in the Helmland province of southern Afghanistan. He was serving as the point man of his unit when he was killed by a roadside bomb.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Win McNamee / Getty Images North AmericaLink
A firebomb explodes among Greek riot police in the capital Tuesday as demonstrations against austerity measures turn violent.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Petros Giannakouris / Associated PressLink
A performer dressed in a Red Army uniform takes part in a musical event to celebrate the upcoming 90th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JASON LEE / ReutersLink
Hindu holy men line up to register for the annual pilgrimage to the Amarnath cave shrine.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Channi Anand / Associated PressLink
Japanese police officers monitor shareholders arriving for an annual meeting of investors in the Tokyo Electric Power Co. Executives offered an apology to shareholders for actions surrounding the meltdown of the company's nuclear plant in the March quake and tsunami. They were repeatedly interrupted as investors shouted and called out outraged questions.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Itsuo Inouye / Associated PressLink
Serbs hold posters featuring Ratko Mladic, the top war-crime suspect of Bosnian Serbs, as they take part in a ceremony marking a historic battle at Gazimestan, near Pristina. Some 2,000 Serbs marked the 622nd anniversary of the 1389 Battle of Kosovo, where the Serbian army was defeated by the Ottoman Empire.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ARMEND NIMANI / AFPLink
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