Family members of former First Lady Betty Ford look on as a military honor guard carries her casket for the funeral service and tribute at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church in Palm Desert.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles TimesLink
The head of France's Debout La Republique party, Nicolas Dupont-Aignan, covers his mouth with a blue, white and red scarf, the national colors, to protest the lack of speaking time for non-registered MPs during a debate at the French Assembly prior to a vote on the country's military intervention in Libya.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JACQUES DEMARTHON / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Vehicle tracks snake across Salinas Grandes, one of Argentina's largest depressions 11,000 feet above sea level with an exposed salt surface of almost 30,000 acres, in the Argentine provinces of Jujuy and Salta.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: EVARISTO SA / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Young fans wave from a crane draped with the French flag as they await riders on the 100 mile tenth stage of the 2011 Tour de France between Aurillac and Carmaux in southwestern France.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOEL SAGET / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A worker operates a furnace at a steel manufacturing plant at Hefei in Anhui province. China's imports of iron ore fell to 56 million tons in June from 58 million in May.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JIANAN YU / REUTERSLink
A man walks past a cafeteria with a colorful mural in Havana.
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Boys dive into the water between the river Drim and Ohrid lake in Struga, Macedonia, as temperatures soared to 104 degrees Fahrenheit.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: OGNEN TEOFILOVSKI / REUTERSLink
Sydney Truba, 11, of Melvindale, Mich., lies covered in mud during Wayne County's 2011 Mud Day event at Nankin Mills Park.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bill Pugliano / Getty ImagesLink
A giant U.S. flag is held taut during on-field festivities before Major League Baseball's 82nd All-Star Game at Chase Field in Phoenix.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JIM YOUNG / REUTERSLink
Fans pull back Keith Carmickle of Kingman, Ariz., after he toppled over a railing while trying to catch a ball at the All-Star Game's home run derby on Monday night.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: David Kadlubowski / Arizona RepublicLink
Fellow fans save Keith Carmickle of Kingman, Ariz., after he fell over a railing while trying to catch a ball during the baseball All-Star Game's home run derby.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Chow / Arizona RepublicLink
Keith Carmickle of Kingman, Ariz., flirts with disaster as he stands on a table right in front of a railing to try to catch a foul ball during the baseball All-Star Game's home run derby Monday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Chow / Arizona RepublicLink
A calf throws a young woman in the bullring in Pamplona, in northern Spain, on Tuesday after people ran into the arena after the morning's running-of-the-bulls. After the bulls run through the streets, wild cattle are let loose in the ring to the amusement of thousands of spectators who pack the grounds.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JIM HOLLANDER / EPALink
Police volunteers demonstrate their skills during a graduation ceremony in Misrata. Libyan rebels dug into defensive positions and took more casualties on Monday, stalled in their advance toward Tripoli.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: THAIER AL-SUDANI / ReutersLink
Flames rise from an Egyptian pipeline distribution station after an attack in the Sinai peninsula on Tuesday. Saboteurs blew up the distribution station in northern Sinai that supplies natural gas to Israel, the official MENA news agency said. It was the fourth attack on facilities supplying Egyptian gas to Israel this year.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ReutersLink
Pakistanis look out of the window of one bus at the burned wreckage of another bus on a highway on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, on Tuesday. Pakistani police say the blast killed at least 10 people and was believed to have been caused by a faulty gas cylinder.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Muhammed Muheisen / Associated PressLink
John Daly of the U.S. hits a shot onto the 2nd green during a practice round ahead of the British Open Golf Championship at Royal St. George's golf course in Sandwich, England.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tim Hales / Associated PressLink
A man and a dog share a water fountain during a sunny day in Prague on Tuesday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DAVID W. CERNY / ReutersLink
A man and his cat take advantage of the sunny day in Union Square Park in New York.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFPLink
Osman Ali Aliyow Mursal digs a burial plot among other recent graves for his 4-year-old son, Aden Ibrahim, as men prepare to pray over the boy's body, wrapped in a plastic mat, on the outskirts of Ifo II Camp in Kenya. Doctors were unable to save Aden, who died of diarrhea-related dehydration after four days of inpatient care. 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, Kenya.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rebecca Blackwell / Associated PressLink
Indian Railway workers remove debris of a derailed passenger train near Bhatkuchi, about 40 miles west of Gauhati, India. Four coaches of the Guwahati-Puri Express derailed following a possible explosion, police and railway sources said. Dozens of people were reported killed.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anupam Nath / Associated PressLink
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