One bride takes a decided initiative as couples kiss at the end of a military mass wedding ceremony. The celebration Tuesday and Wednesday of the Republic of China's centennial will see more than 268 couples take part in mass nuptials.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sam Yeh / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A Somali girl stands in line among adults at a food distribution point at the world's largest refugee camp, which is filled with people who have fled violence and drought in Somalia. Dadaab, a complex of three settlements, was built to house 90,000 people. It is now home to more than four times that number, with 30,000 new arrivals in June.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Schmidt / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Soldiers from the Army's 2nd Battalion 27th Infantry Regiment take cover waiting for the rotor wash of a landing medivac helicopter to abate before carrying an Afghan police officer shot by insurgents into a field hospital at Forward Operating Base Bostick.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: David Goldman / Associated PressLink
Students at Osmania University throw stones at police as tires burn in the street during a two-day strike called in support of the creation of a new state of Telangana. The strike came after more than a dozen lawmakers resigned from parliament to press their demand that the new state of Telangana be carved from Andhra Pradesh.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mahesh Kumar A / Associated PressLink
Sudan People's Liberation Army veterans who were wounded in battle march during rehearsal for Independence Day ceremonies.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Goran Tomasevic / ReutersLink
Police commandos patrol the premises of the 16th century Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple, where billions of dollars' worth of newly revealed treasures were stirring a fierce debate. Investigators at the Hindu temple in southern India were counting a staggering hoard of gold coins and statues of gods and goddesses studded with diamonds and other precious stones.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Aijaz Rahi / Associated PressLink
Kashmiri boys dive and swim in Dal Lake to escape an ongoing heat wave.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dar Yasin / Associated PressLink
Guards stand around inmate Edwin Perez Artiaga, who tried to escape from the Chetumal prison by hiding in a suitcase after a conjugal visit.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Government of Quintana Roo / ReutersLink
Fireworks over the lagoon at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina in Newport Beach.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles TimesLink
Two boys look at the body of a beached humpback whale.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jose Cabezas / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
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