The White House Rose Garden is reflected in the 2010 WNBA basketball championship trophy before a ceremony honoring the Seattle Storm hosted by President Obama.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SAUL LOEB / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Police in riot gear stand guard before the start of the Egyptian Premier League soccer match between Al-Ahly and Zamalek.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ASMAA WAGUIH / REUTERSLink
Israeli border police officers fire tear gas canisters toward Palestinians demonstrating against the expansion of a nearby Jewish settlement.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Majdi Mohammed / Associated PressLink
An aerial image shows floodwater and sediment from the Missouri River, which has been rising for weeks because of heavy rains and snow melt, forcing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to open floodgates, sending massive amounts of water downstream along the river system.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Eric Keith / St. Joeph News-PressLink
Pope Benedict XVI celebrates Mass and bestows the pallium on 34 new metropolitan archbishops during the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul at the Vatican.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALBERTO PIZZOLI / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Members of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater perform at the Stanislavsky Music Theater. The company, with its roots in the U.S. civil rights movement, opened the American Seasons festival in the city this week, electrifying audiences with a 50-year anniversary performance of its seminal, emotionally charged ballet "Revelations."
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SERGEI KARPUKHIN / REUTERSLink
A 1-year-old Python regius with two heads. It is the second python known with two heads, according to snake breeder Stefan Broghammer.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PATRICK SEEGER / European Pressphoto AgencyLink
Rafael Nadal of Spain prepares to serve to Mardy Fish of the United States during their quarterfinal match at Wimbledon.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Clive Brunskill / Getty ImagesLink
A motorcycle mirror reflects a mural depicting Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. The leader underwent medical treatment in Cuba two weeks ago, with allies insisting he is firmly in control of the country and improving from surgery for a pelvic abscess.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ariana Cubillos / Associated PressLink
A streetlight remains on in the middle of the day along the beach boardwalk in San Diego.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MIKE BLAKE / REUTERSLink
Soldiers leave the scene after a clash with Taliban militants at the Intercontinental Hotel that left at least 10 dead. Taliban suicide bombers and gunmen attacked the hotel, sparking a five-hour battle with Afghan commandos backed by a NATO helicopter.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Pedro Ugarte / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Smoke and flames rise from the Intercontinental Hotel during the battle between NATO-led forces and Taliban insurgents.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: STRINGER/AFGHANISTAN / ReutersLink
A shower of lightning bolts lights up the sky during a storm in central Oregon. The U.S. Forest Service said it recorded 483 lightning strikes, resulting in one small fire, near Cultus Lake.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andy Tullis / BulletinLink
Nepalese farmers splash muddy water at each other while celebrating the festival of Asar Pandhra, which marks the planting of the rice crop.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Laxmi Prasad Ngakhusi / Associated PressLink
A child's face is covered with mud during the Asar Pandhra festival.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Navesh Chitrakar / ReutersLink
Workers iron a Communist Party flag at the Jingong Red Flag factory. The factory has made more than 30,000 flags over the last three months for the upcoming celebrations to mark the 90th anniversary of the party in China.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: David Gray / ReutersLink
A man participating in a parade celebrating Sexual Diversity Day on Tuesday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Esteban Felix / Associated PressLink
A haze of tear gas hangs over clashes between protesters and Egyptian security forces near the Interior Ministry headquarters. It was the second successive day of violent confrontations in central Cairo in scenes not seen since the uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak earlier this year.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Khalil Hamra / Associated PressLink
An Egyptian protester takes cover during clashes with riot police. Protesters are demanding that trials of former senior officials from the discredited Mubarak era proceed faster.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: STRINGER/EGYPT / ReutersLink
France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga dives to try to reach a shot against Switzerland's Roger Federer in the Wimbledon quarterfinals. Tsonga came back from two sets down to defeat Federer, a six-time Wimbledon champion.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alastair Grant / Associated PressLink
A worker is dwarfed by structures known as supertrees -- vertical gardens embedded with environmentally sustainable flora -- that are part of the government's efforts to bring gardens into the city center. The supertrees range from 25 meters to 50 meters in height, with emphasis placed on the vertical display of tropical flowering climbers, ferns and epiphytes.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wong Maye-E / Associated PressLink
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