Juba, Sudan — A member of the Bari tribe parades through Juba, the capital of soon-to-be independent South Sudan a day before it secedes from the north and becomes the world's newest nation.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles TimesLink
Mogadishu, Somalia — A child from southern Somalia holds his brother as they wait outside a ruined building before making their way to the internally displaced persons camps after fleeing from southern Somalia. Thousands of people have arrived in Mogadishu over the last two weeks seeking assistance, and the number is increasing by the day due to lack of water and food. The worst drought on record in the Horn of Africa has sparked a severe food crisis and high malnutrition rates, with parts of Kenya and Somalia experiencing pre-famine conditions, the United Nations has said.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Farah Abdi Warsameh / Associated PressLink
Cologne, Germany — A ladybug sits on a blossom as a fly flies over it in a garden.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FEDERICO GAMBARINI / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Pamplona, Spain — A boy reacts in fear as a Kiliki lifts up his hat during the San Fermin festival's parade of giants and big heads. Enormous puppets accompanied by brass bands parade daily through Pamplona during the nine-day-long festival made world-famous by U.S. writer Ernest Hemingway.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SUSANA VERA / ReutersLink
Istanbul, Turkey — Boys in traditional dresses attend a ceremony a day before their circumcision ritual.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MURAD SEZER / ReutersLink
Novi Sad, Serbia — Festival-goers cheer during a concert at the EXIT festival near Novi Sad. More than 150 acts are lined up for the rock and pop music festival, including Arcade Fire, Pulp, Grinderman, Portishead, M.I.A. and numerous DJs, performing at 16 different stages. The festival has been held since 2000 at an old fortress overlooking the River Danube.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDREJ ISAKOVIC / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Cairo — An Egyptian waves a national flag as protesters gather in Tahrir square to demand faster reforms and the swifter prosecution of former officials from Hosni Mubarak's toppled government who face corruption and murder charges.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MOHAMED ABD EL GHANY / ReutersLink
Kabul, Afghanistan — Afghan national army noncommissioned officer recruits march through white smoke during a parade to mark a graduation ceremony at the Turkish-run Camp Ghazi. Afghan security forces are due to take over security responsibility from foreign troops in seven areas of the country this year. This is part of a wider plan for Afghan police and soldiers to take the lead in securing the whole country by the end of 2014 as foreign troops gradually withdraw.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: OMAR SOBHANI / ReutersLink
Rostov-on-Don, Russia — Young men and women cool off in a pool in a ruined warehouse. The pool has formed from a local spring in buildings which date to the 19th century, and are federally preserved monuments of architecture.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: STRINGER/RUSSIA / ReutersLink
Islamabad, Pakistan — Pakistani worshipers prepare to leave after Friday prayers at the Red Mosque.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BEHROUZ MEHRI / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
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