A man, at left, tries to attack News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch with a white substance during a parliamentary committee hearing on phone hacking at Portcullis House in London on Tuesday.
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A man is photographed by police officers after News Corp. Chief Executive and Chairman Rupert Murdoch was attacked with a white substance during a parliamentary committee hearing on phone hacking at Portcullis House. Murdoch was attacked by a protester while giving evidence to a British parliamentary committee at which he defended his son and his company over a scandal that has rocked the British establishment.
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The U.S. space shuttle Atlantis departs the International Space Station in this still image taken from video, ending a 12-year program to build and service the orbital outpost, the primary legacy of NASA's shuttle fleet. Atlantis' return to Earth, scheduled for Thursday, will conclude the 30-year-old U.S. space shuttle program, with no replacement U.S. spaceships ready to fly.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NASA TV / NASALink
The International Space Station is seen through the docking port of the U.S. space shuttle Atlantis as it departs the station in this still image taken from NASA TV.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NASA TV / NASALink
China's Qin Kai and Luo Yutong compete in the men's 3-meter springboard synchronized diving final at the 14th FINA World Championships.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: CARLOS BARRIA / ReutersLink
Italy's team performs in the synchronized swimming team technical final at the 14th FINA World Championships.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BOBBY YIP / ReutersLink
A 2-month-old Sumatran tiger cub is held by his mother, Malea, at the zoo.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALEX DOMANSKI / ReutersLink
Eight Asian elephants and an array of show horses and miniature ponies along with their human escorts walk through downtown during Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey's Moonlight Animal Walk to Staples Center on Monday for their upcoming performances.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles TimesLink
A busker named Sean performs on a bicycle balanced on a pole by Sydney Harbour. While Australia's unemployment rate remains steady at 4.9%, some unemployed workers are finding ever more creative ways of earning an income.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TORSTEN BLACKWOOD / AFPLink
Ethnic Tibetans and residents gather in front of the Potala Palace to join the celebration of the 60th anniversary of Tibet's peaceful liberation in Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region. Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping on Tuesday vowed to improve people's well-being, maintain social stability in Tibet and fight against separatist activities led by the Dalai group, Xinhua News Agency reported.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: CHINA DAILY / ReutersLink
Tourists use umbrellas to protect themselves from the rain as they walk in front of the Eiffel Tower.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ERIC GAILLARD / ReutersLink
Afghan women are seen through a cracked armored window on a street in Helmand province.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SHAMIL ZHUMATOV / ReutersLink
U.S. Marine Stefen Scarlata, 21, of Albany N.Y., center, with the 3rd Battalion 2nd Marines based in Camp Lejeune, N.C., lights a cigarette before heading out on a mission at sunrise to look for insurgents in the village of Mushazi, Afghanistan.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: David Goldman / Associated PressLink
Mourners carry the body of Hassan al-Hora during his funeral. Fighting between government forces and opposition supporters erupted in Yemen's capital on Monday, killing six people, among them Al-Hora, opposition sources said.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SUHAIB SALEM / ReutersLink
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