An inmate in a Brasilia women's prison lets her nail polish dry in preparation for the third annual Miss Penitentiary beauty pageant. A modeling agency selected 12 finalists out of the nearly 100 incarcerated women who entered the contest.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: UESLEI MARCELINO / REUTERSLink
Ana Ivanovic of Serbia serves to Ayumi Morita of Japan during second-round play at the WTA tennis tournament in Carlsbad. Ivanovic won, 6-1, 7-6 (7-5).
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MIKE BLAKE / REUTERSLink
A demonstrator takes part in a march in Sao Paulo to demand a reduction in the workweek to 40 hours. The words on his cap read "40 HOURS NOW."
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NACHO DOCE / REUTERSLink
The dry bed of O.C. Fisher Lake bakes in the hot Texas sun. Long periods of 100-degree-plus temperatures combined with a dearth of rain over the last few years have almost entirely dried up the reservoir that once spanned more than 5,400 acres.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tony Gutierrez / Associated PressLink
Book dealer Derek McDonnell displays the first print of a Macrobian World Map from Ambrosius Macrobius's 1483 incunabulum "In Somnium Scipionis Expositio. Saturnalia" depicting the Great South Land now known as Australia. The collection of rare books and maps, with some of the most important early printed editions of the major exploring nations detailing the search for Australia, is being offered for sale.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TORSTEN BLACKWOOD / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Camouflaged by pollen, bees blend into a flower in an agricultural field south of Dixon.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Roach / The Reporter/APLink
The 64th Locarno Film Festival opens on a clear summer evening at the city's Piazza Grande.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FIORENZO MAFFI / REUTERSLink
Egyptians react after ousted President Hosni Mubarak appeared on a giant video screen erected outside the court where Mubarak pleaded not guilty along with his sons to charges of murder and corruption.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Marwan Naamani / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Former President Hosni Mubarak is seen lying on a hospital bed inside a cage of mesh and iron bars in his first court appearance on murder and corruption charges in an image from Egyptian state TV.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated PressLink
One World Trade Center, a pair of construction cranes on its roof, rises on the lower Manhattan skyline. The skyscraper is now 76 floors and will reach 104.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Lennihan / Associated PressLink
A young girl plays in a fountain on a summer's day.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Suzanne Plunkett / ReutersLink
A Muslim woman prays in her home on the third day of the holy month of Ramadan. Muslims around the world abstain from eating, drinking and sexual relations from dusk to dawn during Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Narendra Shrestha / European Pressphoto AgencyLink
Muslims ready to end their daily Ramadan fast are served free porridge at a mosque in Central Java province.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ReutersLink
Contestants perform a musical number with umbrellas during the 2011 Miss Korea Contest at the Seijongro Cultural Center.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ahn Young-joon / Associated PressLink
Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, left, greets a Taiwanese devotee as he arrives at the Tsuglakhang temple to lead a prayer session as part of the Tibetan Buddhist festival Choekhor Duchen, which marks the day that Buddha first gave a sermon on the Four Noble Truths.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ashwini Bhatia / Associated PressLink
Vilnius Mayor Arturas Zuokas, 43, makes a point about parking scofflaws by running over an illegally parked car in the city center. The mayor took the drastic action after becoming infuriated with motorists who ignore parking laws.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated PressLink
An inscription for Ed Kennision, one of eight people killed in a mass shooting at a beer distributorship a year ago, adorns a pillar at a memorial garden dedicated to the victims.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jessica Hill / Associated PressLink
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