The Atomic Bomb Dome is seen at dusk at Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima on the eve of the 66th anniversary of the atomic bombing on Aug. 6, 1945. Hiroshima will mark the anniversary for the first time after the nearby Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster in March.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KIMIMASA MAYAMA / EPALink
Kyung-tae Kim of South Korea is reflected in a water hazard as he walks to the third green during second-round play in the Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament at Firestone Country Club in Akron.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Amy Sancetta / Associated PressLink
An Israeli police explosives expert removes part of a rocket that was fired from the northern Gaza Strip into an open field near the southern Israeli town of Kiryat Gat. Sappers dug a hole to extricate the fragments of the rocket that were embedded deep under the soil.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ReutersLink
Soldiers run as a wave hits the coast in Wenling. Shanghai and the neighboring Chinese province of Zhejiang are bracing for a strong typhoon that is expected to hit this weekend, with authorities making contingency plans to shut ports and evacuate coastal residents if necessary.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ReutersLink
A southern cassowary, a flightless bird native to Australia and New Guinea, in its enclosure at Tierpark Zoo in Berlin.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOHANNES EISELE / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
The crew gathers aboard the Bribon yacht as it sails during the fifth day of the 30th Copa del Rey regatta in Palma de Mallorca.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JAIME REINA / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Commuters walk down a subway platform at the Wall Street stop in New York. U.S. stock index futures rallied early Friday, signaling a possible rebound from Thursday's drop.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Scott Eells / BloombergLink
Palestinian women wait to cross the Qalandia checkpoint on their way to pray at the Al Aqsa Mosque on the first Friday of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The checkpoint is between the West Bank city of Ramallah and Jerusalem.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bernat Armangue / Associated PressLink
Officer Daniel Ackerman's sister Christie Thompson, left, comforts his mother Cindy Thompson, center as his cousin Heather Thompson, right, received flags as police officers and firemen from around California who participated in funeral services at Forest Lawn Memorial Park for Buena Park police officer Daniel Ackerman, who died during SWAT training exercises.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles TimesLink
Sugarloaf mountain and Guanabara Bay are seen at dawn in Rio de Janeiro.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Felipe Dana / Associated PressLink
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