Seen at the rear of Atlantis' cargo bay is the Raffaello multipurpose logistics module, packed with supplies and spare parts for the International Space Station. Atlantis, which docked at the space station for the last time Sunday, is retiring after this flight, the last of NASA's 30-year shuttle program.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NASALink
Scottish gymnasts jump in front of a fountain during the 14th World Gymnaestrada 2011 in Lausanne, Switzerland. The event, which is held every four years in a different host city, begins July 10 and ends July 16.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FABRICE COFFRINI / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A Bosnian Muslim woman cries over one of the 613 coffins before a mass burial ceremony at the Srebrenica Memorial Cemetary in Potocari, Bosnia-Herzogovina. Tens of thousands of people are expected to commemorate the 16th anniversary of the moment the U.N.-protected enclave fell to Bosnian Serb troops. The remains of 613 people will be buried alongside the 4,524 victims of the massacre already interred in the vast cemetery, which faces the former U.N. army base. About 8,000 Muslim men and boys were killed in just a few days after the eastern town under U.N. protection was captured by Bosnian Serb forces 16 years ago.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDREJ ISAKOVIC / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Rani Verma grieves the loss of her father-in-law in a train accident as she waits for his body outside a government mortuary in Fatehpur, Uttar Pradesh. Rescue workers pulled more bodies Monday from the mangled wreckage of the Kalka Mail passenger train that derailed in northern India.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rajesh Kumar Singh / Associated PressLink
A man cools off in the Dambovita River in central Bucharest as temperatures reached 96.8 degrees in southern Romania.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BOGDAN CRISTEL / ReutersLink
An Egyptian man waves national flags during a protest in Cairo's Tahrir Square, vowing to keep up their sit-in, which began July 8, despite a series of concessions by the Egyptian prime minister. The protesters say they will not leave until the nation's temporary military rulers purge the remnants of Hosni Mubarak's deposed regime. They also demand that those responsible for killing hundreds during the uprising that ousted Mubarak be brought to justice.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MOHAMED HOSSAM / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Relatives of victims who died in bomb blasts in Uganda's capital, Kampala, light candles during a memorial service marking the one-year anniversary of a double-suicide bomb attack in Kampala. Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni is calling for more international help to combat the Somali militant group that claimed responsibility for a deadly terrorist attack in Uganda one year ago. Ugandans on Monday marked the anniversary of a double-suicide bomb attack in Uganda's capital that killed 76 people who had gathered to watch the World Cup final.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Stephen Wandera / Associated PressLink
Two-year-old Aden Salaad sits in a tub as he is bathed by his mother at a Doctors Without Borders hospital, where Aden is receiving treatment for malnutrition, in the Dagahaley Camp in Kenya. U.N. refugee chief Antonio Guterres said Sunday that drought-ridden Somalia is the "worst humanitarian disaster" in the world, after meeting with refugees who endured unspeakable hardship to reach the world's largest refugee camp in Dadaab.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rebecca Blackwell / Associated PressLink
Rescue workers return after going to the site of a sunken cruise ship in Kuibyshevsky Zaton, about 75 miles from Kazan, on the Volga River, in central Russia. Rescuers scoured the wide waters of a Volga River reservoir on Monday, searching with dimming hopes for survivors after an aged, overloaded cruise ship sank amid wind and rain. Nine people were confirmed dead, but more than 90 remained missing.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Misha Japaridze / Associated PressLink
An aerial view of farmer Top Pearsy's cornfield in York, England, reveals a rendering of Harry Potter.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bethany Clarke / Getty ImagesLink
Laborers process seashells at a dock in Changdao Island, China. This seashell grows naturally on the seabed.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: WU HONG / EPALink
Tourists walk in front of the columns of the Temple of Zeus in Athens. Tourists are flocking to Greece's sun-drenched islands, drawn by sharply lower prices on offer for Aegean holidays.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOHN KOLESIDIS / ReutersLink
A marshal quiets the crowd on the fairway of the fourth hole during a practice round for the British Open golf championship at Royal St. George's in Sandwich, England.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: EDDIE KEOGH / ReutersLink
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