Tom Watson of the United States celebrates after his hole in one at the sixth hole during the second round of the 140th Open Championship at Royal St. George's Golf Club in Sandwich, England.
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This NASA photo taken by the Expedition 28 crew shows the space shuttle Atlantis as it approaches the International Space Station for docking for the last time. Beneath lie the teal-colored shallows around the Bahamas.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NASALink
Novices hold bowls with flowers during a floral merit-making ceremony, known as "tak bat dok mai" at Phra Phutthabat temple in Thailand's Saraburi province. The annual ceremony marks the commencement of the Buddhist Lent, or Khao Pansa, a three-month-long period in which monks must reside in their temples to study and meditate.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NARONG SANGNAK / EPALink
A long-exposure photo shows the light trails of candles held by Buddhists as they walk around a statue to pay homage Buddha during Asaha Bucha Day at Buddhamonthon, Thailand. Asaha Bucha is one of the most important festivals in the Buddhist calendar and celebrates the occasion of the first sermon given by the Lord Buddha.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL / AFP / Gety ImagesLink
North Korean soldiers peek inside the U.N. Command Military Armistice Commission meeting room during a visit by Army Gen. James Thurman, new commander of U.S. forces in South Korea, at the truce village of Panmunjom in the demilitarized zone dividing the two Koreas.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jung Yeon-je / POOL AFPLink
Dolphins surf a wave at Supertubes during round one of the Billabong Pro in Jeffrey's Bay. The world's top 34 surfers are competing here as part of the Assn. of Surfing Professionals world tour, which is to end in December in Hawaii.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NIC BOTHMA / EPALink
People smear one another with mineral-rich black mud in the waters of Tus Lake in Russia's Khakassia region. The mud is thought to have curative powers.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ILYA NAYMUSHIN / ReutersLink
Libyan people hold their flag during a demonstration against Moammar Kadafi before the fourth Contact Group Meeting on Libya at Besiktas in Istanbul.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BULENT KILIC / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
American midfielder Megan Rapinoe, right, jokes with defender Heather Mitts during a training session in Frankfurt, Germany, two days before the World Cup final soccer match against Japan.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOHANNES EISELE / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Egyptian protesters wave their national flag and shout in Cairo's Tahrir Square to demand political change as anger grows with the military rulers over the slow pace of reform.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MOHAMED HOSSAM / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Eleven-month-old Abdifatah Hassan suffers from severe malnutrition at a hospital run by Doctors Without Borders in the biggest refugee camp in the world in Dadaab, Kenya. A United Nations refugee agency said that it would begin a massive operation to fly in tents and other aid to the camp, where 1,300 Somalis fleeing conflict and drought are arriving daily.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROBERTO SCHMIDT / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A long-haired dachshund leaps through a race course at the 2011 Taipei Pet Show inside the Nangang Exhibition Hall in Taipei, Taiwan. The show will run from Friday to Monday with more than 100 exhibitors and 600 booths.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Santana / Associated PressLink
Yamaha rider Jorge Lorenzo from Spain speeds up during the second MotoGP free practice at the Sachsenring circuit in Hohenstein-Ernstthal. The Grand Prix of Germany takes place Sunday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JENS MEYER5 / Associated PressLink
Fireworks burst over the Eiffel Tower during traditional Bastille Day celebrations in Paris.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FRED DUFOUR / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
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