South Korean soldiers shovel mud near an apartment complex in Seoul after flooding caused by heavy rains. Tens of thousands of troops joined a massive cleanup effort after record-breaking rainfall killed at least 39 people, flooded hundreds of homes and turned main roads into muddy rivers.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PARK JI-HWAN / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
South Korean soldiers and rescue workers remove debris at a damaged apartment building after a landslide.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bae Jung-hyun / Associated PressLink
Abandoned vehicles are submerged in floodwater after heavy rain in the South Korean capital. Thousands of rescuers used heavy machinery and shovels to clear mud and search for survivors after landslides and flooding killed scores of people.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ahn Young-joon / Associated PressLink
People paying their respects wade into the water to lay flowers and tributes at a makeshift memorial for the victims of gunman Anders Behring Breivik on Utoya island, visible in the background.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lefteris Pitarakis / Associated PressLink
A severely malnourished Somali refugee child rests in a ward at the Doctors Without Borders hospital at the Dagahale refugee camp near the Kenya-Somalia border. About 3.7 million Somalis risk starvation in two regions of southern Somalia controlled by Islamist Shabab militants, with aid groups struggling to reach millions in the affected areas.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: THOMAS MUKOYA / REUTERSLink
An uprooted Afghan man stays in a refugee camp in Kabul.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: OMAR SOBHANI / REUTERSLink
A Mexican army paratrooper hauls in her parachute after landing at the Santa Lucia Air Base. Twenty-two years after the last generation of female paratroopers graduated, 71 female soldiers are making their first jump.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALFREDO ESTRELLA / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Michael Phelps competes in the men's 200-meter individual medley final at the 14th FINA World Championships in Shanghai.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: CHRISTINNE MUSCHI / REUTERSLink
Israelis take part in the ancient city's annual gay pride parade.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: GALI TIBBON / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Palestinian children take part in a kite festival organized by the the U.N. Relief and Works Agency. It was an attempt to break the world record for the largest number of kites flown simultaneously.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MOHAMMED ABED / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Visitors attend the "Love Lace" exhibition of contemporary lacework by artists and designers from around the world at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney. The exhibit in the foreground by Australia's Tania Spencer is titled "Intersect 2011" and is made from knitted galvanized wire.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: GREG WOOD / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Models smile as they present creations by Colombian design house Leonisa during the Colombiamoda fashion show in Medellín.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: RAUL ARBOLEDA / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Nayana, a 5-week-old Sri Lankan leopard cub, receives a medical examination by veterinary surgeons at Bratislava Zoo. Nanyana and her sister, Nimali, were presented to the media for the first time.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: RADOVAN STOKLASA / REUTERSLink
A tourist with an umbrella walks through the Holocaust Memorial in a rainy Berlin. The memorial, designed by U.S. architect Peter Eisenman and inaugurated in 2005, is made up of more than 2,700 concrete steles forming a curved landscape in the heart of the city.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PATRIK STOLLARZ / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Equipment is carried onto the field for Jacksonville Jaguar training at the Florida Blue Health and Wellness practice fields.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sam Greenwood / Getty ImagesLink
Colorful holiday ornaments are displayed at Selfridges on London's busy Oxford Street. The department store opened its Christmas shop today, with 149 shopping days to go.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dan Kitwood / Getty ImagesLink
Raindrops bead on the sidewall of a race car tire at the Hungaroring circuit ahead of the Hungarian Formula 1 Grand Prix.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MAX ROSSI / REUTERSLink
A fish farm hugs the coast near Epidaurus in the southern Peloponnese region of Corfos. Greece is home to one of Europe's largest fish farming industries, employing some 10,000 people and contributing significantly to the country's exports.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dimitri Messinis / Associated PressLink
Railway workers mop the floor in the high-speed train section of Beijing's south railway station. China's rail minister has ordered a two-month safety check on railway operations, following a high-speed train crash in Zhejiang province that left 39 people dead.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DIEGO AZUBEL / European Pressphoto AgencyLink
A visitor enjoys riding a slide at a water park built inside the National Aquatics Center, better known as the Water Cube. Asia's largest water park within the grounds of the Beijing 2008 Olympics swimming venue enjoys over 5,000 visitors daily, even during rainy or smoggy days.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DIEGO AZUBEL / European Pressphoto AgencyLink
Hot air balloons prepare to lift off at Chambley-Bussieres in eastern France, attempting to set a world record for a collective taking-off during the Lorraine Mondial Air Ballons international hot-air balloon meeting.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alexandre Marchi / Associated PressLink
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Pictures in the News | July 28, 2011
Record-breaking rains hit South Korea, with mudslides and heavy flooding causing widespread damage, claiming the lives of more than 60 people. In Norway, mourning continues for victims of the mass killings last week, which left the nation and the world in shock; and on the Kenya-Somali border, a severely malnourished refugee child waits for help at a Doctors Without Borders hospital. About 3.7 million Somalis risk starvation, with aid groups struggling to reach them in areas controlled by Islamist al Shabaab militants.
In Jerusalem, Israelis take part in the ancient city’s annual gay pride parade, and Palestinian children take part in a kite festival organized by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, attempting to break the world record for the largest number of kites flown simultaneously. In Shanghai, Michael Phelps of the U.S. competes in the men’s 200-meter individual medley final at the 14th FINA World Championships.
The Love Lace exhibition of contemporary lacework by artists and designers from around the world opens at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney; the Colombiamoda fashion event continues in Medellín, Colombia, while in Slovakia, Nayana, a 5-week-old Sri Lankan leopard cub, is examined by veterinary surgeons at the Bratislava Zoo before being presented to the world for the first time with her sister, Nimali, at her spotted side.
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