Firefighters and other dignitaries watch as the New York Fire Department Ladder Co. 3 firetruck that was used for evacuations after the 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center is lowered below ground at the National Sept. 11 Memorial Museum, under construction at ground zero.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Seth Wenig / Pool PhotoLink
A boy marches behind a contingent of military police during Independence Day celebrations in the Colombian capital.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FREDY BUILES / REUTERSLink
Wine barrels are arranged in circles at the Catena Zapata winery. Argentina is the world's fifth-largest producer and eighth-largest exporter of wine.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALEJANDRO PAGNI / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Cooking pot vendors take a break.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ARIF ALI / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Performers of the Shenyang Acrobatic Troupe rehearse a scene from "Sky Mirage II."
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NACHO DOCE / REUTERSLink
Members of the Austrian-based free dance and performance group Das Collectif take part in "Stomping La Luna," choreographed by Irina Pauls of Germany, during the Malta Arts Festival.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DARRIN ZAMMIT LUPI / REUTERSLink
A model presents a fashion creation during Moda de Sevilla on a bridge in the Andalusian capital.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Marcelo del Pozo / REUTERSLink
Tourists visit a graveyard for trains at the Uyuni salt flats in the country's southwest.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AIZAR RALDES / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A couple explore the world's largest salt flat of Uyuni, 340 miles southwest of La Paz, the capital. The salt flat has one of the richest deposits of lithium in the world.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AIZAR RALDES / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A dock on the Cypress Creek Arm of Lake Travis is one of many left dry as a result of the current drought conditions.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay Janner / Austin American-StatesmanLink
A leopard attacks a forest guard at a village near Salugara, on the outskirts of Siliguri. The leopard strayed into the village area and mauled several villagers, including three guards, before being caught by forest officials, according to news reports. The leopard, which suffered injuries caused by knives and batons, died later in the evening at a veterinary center. The forest guard being attacked was injured.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated PressLink
The pack crosses Serre Poncon lake during the 17th stage of the Tour de France cycling race starting in Gap, France, and finishing in Pinerolo, Italy.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christophe Ena / Associated PressLink
A group of cats takes to the shade under some small trees to avoid the excessive heat. The area remains under a heat advisory until Friday night.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: John Badman / The TelegraphLink
A pile of elephant tusks is set ablaze by Kenya's President Mwai Kibaki. Kenya Wildlife Service and the Lusaka Agreement Task Force, a regional anti-poaching body, have burned tons of contraband ivory to demonstrate its commitment to combat poaching and the illicit ivory trade in the region. The ivory burned was found to have originated from Malawi and Zambia and was seized in Singapore in 2002. The burning of ivory was carried out as a part of the first-ever African Elephant Law Enforcement Day celebrations with the theme "Fostering cooperation to combat elephant poaching and ivory trafficking in Africa."
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DAI KUROKAWA / EPALink
Archaeologist Sascha Hopf examines a skeleton lying in an excavation pit at Leipziger Strasse in Berlin. The remains were found during construction work and were probably buried at the cemetery of the former Gertrauden hospital, which was a clinic for impoverished citizens from 1400 until 1739.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MAURIZIO GAMBARINI / EPALink
Sam Holden, left, of Britain talks with friends after making it to the final table during the World Series of Poker $10,000 buy-in, no-limit Texas Hold 'em main event at the Rio hotel-casino in Las Vegas.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: STEVE MARCUS / ReutersLink
U.S. troops take a break at the first resting place along the route of the second stage as they take part in the Four Days Walk. Reports state that more than 42,000 people are participating in the walking event. The 95th Four Days Walk takes place from Tuesday to Friday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ERIK VAN 'T WOUD / EPALink
Autogyro pilot Norman Surplus is seen on the tarmac after landing at U.S. Air Force Base Kadena. After a nine-hour flight over the ocean from the Philippines, Surplus safely landed at the base.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: HITOSHI MAESHIRO / EPALink
A man who was demanding better wages, along with other contract college lecturers, is detained by policemen during a protest. About a dozen contract college lecturers were injured when police used batons to disperse their protest.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DANISH ISMAIL / ReutersLink
Bosnian Muslim women comfort one another during a mass funeral for 111 Bosnian Muslims killed at the beginning of Bosnian war. All victims were killed on July 1992 during an offensive by Bosnian Serbs that left more than 4,000 missing persons buried in numerous mass graves around the town of Prijedor.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Amel Emric / Associated PressLink
Spain's Andrea Fuentes competes in the final of the solo free synchronized swimming competition in the FINA World Championships at the indoor stadium of the Oriental Sports Centre.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FRANCOIS XAVIER MARIT / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Falun Gong practitioners hold lighted candles during a protest against what they say is the Chinese government's policy of harassment and torture of its members in China.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ahn Young-joon / Associated PressLink
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