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London Mayor Boris Johnson speaks to journalists at City Hall about the phone-hacking scandal surrounding News International, the British subsidiary of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matthew Lloyd / Getty Images

Space shuttle Atlantis and the robot arm extension of its Orbital Boom Sensor System is seen against a backdrop of Earth's horizon and the ethereal Aurora Australis, or southern lights.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NASA / AFP/Getty Images

A young girl with her head partially covered with flies stands outside her family home on the outskirts of the city, in northwest Pakistan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FAYAZ AZIZ / REUTERS

A devotee, with colored powder covering his face, holds a piece of pumpkin as part of an offering during the annual Hindu religious festival of Bonalu in the southern Indian city. Devotees believe offerings ward off evils and epidemics during the monsoon period.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KRISHNENDU HALDER / REUTERS

Anatolly Herey of Ukraine, left, competes against Pavel Sukhov of Russia in the Men's team Epee third place playoff during the European Fencing Championships.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDREW YATES / AFP/Getty Images

China's Wang Hao and Chen Ruolin compete in the women's 10 meter synchronized platform diving final at the 14th FINA World Championships.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CARLOS BARRIA / REUTERS

A pair of swans float on the Patriarch Ponds, a popular residential area in the city's downtown area.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DMITRY KOSTYUKOV / AFP/Getty Images

The Johann Strauss Orchestra performs at the Amman Citadel, an ancient Roman landmark in the Jordanian capital.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MUHAMMAD HAMED / REUTERS

Two Pittsburgh Pirates fans wearing yellow ponchos wait in the rain for the start of the game with the Cincinnati Reds at PNC Park.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jared Wickerham / North America

Bales of straw tagged with the nuclear sign are seen at sunrise in western Switzerland. In June, the Swiss parliament began examining a proposal to phase out the country's nuclear plants by 2034. A final decision will be made later this year.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FABRICE COFFRINI / AFP/Getty Images

Players slog through a match at the Swamp Soccer Championships 2011 in Hyrynsalmi. About 1,200 swamp soccer players in 117 teams competed in the two-day event in Hyrynsalmi.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOHANNA KANNASMAA / EPA

A surfer performs an aerial maneuver after the day's round of heats at the Billabong Pro in Jeffreys Bay. The world's top 34 surfers are competing at Jeffreys Bay as part of the Assn. of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Tour, which ends in December in Hawaii.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NIC BOTHMA / EPA

A Chinese man swims along the algae-filled coastline of Qingdao. Green algae continues to spread in waters off China's east coast and, although not poisonous, it can hinder the fishing industry and tourism in affected areas.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP / Getty Images

Visitors extend their hands to touch a high-resolution 3-D digital movie of a whale shark during a press preview at the Sony showroom in Tokyo. Sony will display the 3-D movie illustrating Okinawa's aquarium through Aug. 31.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: YOSHIKAZU TSUNO / AFP / Getty Images

The Darco guitar ensemble plays at the Festival of the Dragon, a celebration of Roma art, painting, music and dancing, held in Bodvalenke. The village is known for the frescoes decorating the walls of many of its houses.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ATTILA BALAZS / EPA

Participants in the Santa Claus World Congress cool their feet at Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale sculpture "The Little Mermaid" in Copenhagen Harbor. About 120 Santas from all over the world are gathered for the annual World Santa Claus Congress in Denmark.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARIE HALD / EPA

Hundreds of taxi owners block the road at the Temple of Zeus leading to the Greek Parliament building in central Athens in a call for a 48-hour strike after the government decision to liberalize the taxi sector. Measure include being able to acquire a license for a cab with only an application.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SIMELA PANTZARTZI / EPA

Models pose as mannequins as part of a protest at a department store in downtown Milan. Italian unions had criticized modeling as "degrading" last week. The banner reads, "Modeling is also a job."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALESSANDRO GAROFALO / Reuters

Somali displaced women stand in line as they wait for humanitarian assistance at a camp near Mogadishu airport. People at the camp lack proper shelter, clean water, medicine and sufficient food for living.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MUSTAFA ABDI / AFP / Getty IMages

Children celebrate Mandela Day in Diepsloot, a massive squatter camp on the northern outskirts of Johannesburg. Former South African President Nelson Mandela will celebrate his 93rd birthday with his extended family at his home in Qunu, South Africa today. The U.N. General Assembly declared July 18 to be Nelson Mandela International Day in recognition of his contribution to the culture of peace and freedom. The Nelson Mandela Foundation has asked people to honor the day by devoting 67 minutes of time to helping others.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JON HRUSA / EPA

Gold medal winners Hao Wang and Ruolin Chen of China compete in the women's 10-meter Synchro Platform final during the FINA Swimming World Championships in Shanghai.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PATRICK B. KRAEMER / EPA

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The mayor of London, Boris Johnson, addresses the phone-hacking scandal surrounding News International, the British division of Rupert Murdoch’s giant News Corp. The scandal continues to escalate with the resignations of both Metropolitan Police Commissioner Paul Stephenson and Assistant Commissioner John Yates, and the arrest of former News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks, who has been released on bail.

Space shuttle Atlantis, against a backdrop of Earth’s horizon and the ethereal Aurora Australis, prepares to wrap up its final mission and return home, marking the end of the NASA shuttle program that spanned three decades.

Bales of straw tagged with the nuclear sign are seen at sunrise along the motorway between Lausanne and Geneva in Switzerland; a Hindu devotee in India, his face covered with bright red powder, makes an offering believed to ward off evils and epidemics, while in neighboring Pakistan, a young girl finds herself covered with flies outside her family home on the outskirts of Peshawar.

The Swamp Soccer Championships is underway in Finland; participants in the Santa Claus World Congress cool their feet in Copenhagen, Denmark; a surfer takes to the air during the Billabong Pro at Jeffreys Bay, South Africa; and in Italy, models pose as mannequins as part of a protest in a Milan department store window.

Stops in China, Greece, Hungary, Japan, Jordan, Russia and Somalia round out today’s images from around the world.

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