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Traders' anxiety shows as they work frantically on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Monday, when fears of a new global recession sent the Dow Jones Industrial Average crashing down more than 600 points in the largest one-day loss since fall 2008.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: STAN HONDA / AFP/Getty Images

Police stand guard near a burning car in Hackney as rioting in the British capital escalates.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Peter Macdiarmid / Getty Images

Officers stand guard outside the main prison, keeping back protesters demanding the release of Sarath Fonseka.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ISHARA S.KODIKARA / AFP/Getty Images

State officials attend a ceremony on the new Sava River Bridge as workers connect the riverbanks of Belgrade and New Belgrade.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDREJ ISAKOVIC / AFP/Getty Images

Election signs are pictured on a bulletin board at a polling place during early voting in the Oklahoma County Board of Elections.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sue Ogrocki / Associated Press

Georgians light candles for victims of the war with Russia as they mark the third anniversary of the conflict.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Shakh Aivazov / Associated Press

A Palestinian youth spins fireworks at night in celebration of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MOHAMMED SABER / European Pressphoto Agency

Dorian van Rijsselberge of Holland takes to the air during an RS-X Men's Class race during day seven of the Weymouth and Portland International Regatta.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Clive Mason / Getty Images

The 49er fleet heads downwind during day seven of the regatta.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Clive Mason / Getty Images

A woman has the beach all to herself as poor summer weather in the northern part of the country continues.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anna Gowthorpe / Associated Press

A man rides his donkey cart loaded with chairs through a flooded street after a heavy downpour.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MOHSIN RAZA / Reuters

People stand on Juhu beach contaminated by oil leaking from a merchant ship that sank off the coast in the Arabian Sea four days ago. Two Indian coast guard ships were using chemicals to clean up the oil spread over seven nautical miles.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press

A Somali government soldier mans a position inside Bakara market. Residents of Somalia's war-torn capital fled fighting after remnants of extremist Shebab rebel forces, who pulled out of Mogadishu during the weekend, battled with government troops overnight.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MUSTAFA ABDI / AFP/Getty Images

Exiled Tibetans watch the swearing-in ceremony of Lobsang Sangay, the new prime minister of Tibet's government in exile, at the Tsuglakhang Temple. The Harvard-trained legal scholar is also replacing the Dalai Lama as political leader of the exiled movement.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ashwini Bhatia / Associated Press

Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia plays a shot in his match against Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk of Thailand during Day 1 of the BWF World Badminton Championships.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Julian Finney / Getty Images

A Palestinian girl reads the Koran at the Dahya Mosque during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALAA BADARNEH / European Pressphoto Agency

Schoolchildren chant a mantra while offering a mixture of water and milk to the Hindu god Lord Shiva at a temple in Ahmedabad. Hindu devotees fast and offer prayers for their communities to Lord Shiva during the month of Shravan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AMIT DAVE / REUTERS

Indian youth celebrates Friendship Day, observed annually on the first Sunday in August.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kumar A. Mahesh / Associated Press

Saimaiti Aishan, a 27-year-old Uighur acrobat, hangs from a tightrope strung between two hot air balloons in a failed attempt to set a 100-meter height record.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CHINA DAILY / REUTERS

A pooch catches a Frisbee during the Russian Dog Frisbee Championships. Dogs and their owners took part in a variety of distance and accuracy events to test their Frisbee skills.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SERGEI KARPUKHIN / Reuters

A participant becomes airborne during the Red Bull Flugtag Russia 2011 on the outskirts of Moscow. Enthusiasts competed to fly the longest distance in self-made aircraft.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SERGEI KARPUKHIN / Reuters

U.S. Army soldiers from D Company, 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, confer during a patrol outside Contingency Operating Site Taji, north of Baghdad.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Maya Alleruzzo / Associated Press

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Wall Street traders work frantically on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange as fears of a new global recession sent the Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeting more than 600 points, wiping out $1 trillion in U.S. market value, as the White House scrambled to contain the damage.

In London, police in full riot gear stand guard near a burning car in Hackney as rioting in the British capital escalates. Prime Minister David Cameron is returning from vacation to help deal with the growing unrest and violence.

Sri Lankan police outside the main prison in Colombo keep back protesters demanding that the government release Sarath Fonseka, jailed for the last 18 months on charges of corruption and nepotism.

In Gori, Georgians light candles for victims of the war with Russia as they mark the third anniversary of the conflict; Lobsang Sangay is sworn in as the new prime minister of Tibet’s government in exile; while in Gaza City, a Palestinian youth spins fireworks at night in celebration of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Serbian state officials attend a ceremony on the new Sava River Bridge in Belgrade as workers connect the riverbanks of Belgrade and New Belgrade. The bridge was designed to be the world’s largest single-pylon cable bridge and will open to traffic in December.

The Weymouth and Portland International Regatta is in its seventh day off the coast of western England; while to the north, continuing inclement summer weather finds a lone beachgoer taking shelter from the wind between colorful bathing boxes and rough seas on an almost deserted beach in Whitby.

These are a few highlights of today’s Pictures in the News; we have many more images from around the world for you to enjoy.

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