A solitary car heads toward four cooling towers of the Temelin nuclear power plant. CEZ, the state-owned energy company that operates the plant, plans to double the number of reactors at the facility to four with Westinghouse, Areva and Atomstroyexport competing for the lucrative project worth $27.8 billion. The winner will be announced later this year.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sean Gallup / Getty ImagesLink
Children's faces are illuminated by the first dawn light as they wait on the street with their luggage.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NAVESH CHITRAKAR / REUTERSLink
Luisa Campos, an earthquake survivor, sits in her tent with a poster of President Ollanta Humala. The new president on Friday visited the coastal city, where residents are still awaiting government aid to help with the reconstruction of their homes four years after a devastating 8.0 magnitude earthquake struck.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARIANA BAZO / REUTERSLink
A statue of Our Lady of Fatima is carried during a candlelight procession during the annual migrant pilgrimage to the Fatima Sanctuary.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PAULO CUNHA / European Pressphoto AgencyLink
Roberta Vinci of Italy serves to Samantha Stosur of Australia on day 5 of the Rogers Cup.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Chris Trotman / Getty ImagesLink
Eric Goodale drives #58 during practice for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Granite State Classic at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Nick Laham / Getty ImagesLink
Thomu, a 4-week-old baby bed river hog, stays close to his mother, Dagamba, at the Berlin zoo.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TOBIAS KLEINSCHMIDT / European Pressphoto AgencyLink
Performers take part in the opening ceremony of the 26th Universiade Games at Shenzhen Bay Sports Center.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: CHINA DAILY / ReutersLink
A Kashmiri boatman wearing a raincoat walks on a pathway, which boats are tied to, during a rainfall. Srinagar is experiencing moderate rainfall, giving residents respite from a long spell of hot weather.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FAYAZ KABLI / ReutersLink
Giraffe mother Jujis, left, looks after her giraffe baby Thabo in their enclosure at the zoo. The Rothschild giraffe baby will be fed by his mother for th next15 months. The Rothschild giraffe is among the most endangered giraffe subspecies with only a few hundred members in the wild.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: HOLGER HOLLEMANN / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Twin polar bear cubs Siku and Sesi play with a giant rattle at Ouwehand Zoo.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KOEN VAN WEEL / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A man drives a sulky across the estuary of Gouessant in the Bay of Saint-Brieuc.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FRANK PERRY / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A man wades through the flooded banks of the Tawi river after recovering his belongings from his submerged house. Heavy rains triggered floods in the Tawi, local media reported.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MUKESH GUPTA / ReutersLink
Policemen arrest a college student during a demonstration at the national assembly. About 70 college students staged a demonstration to demand that ruling Grand National Party and President Lee Myung-Bak fulfill Lee's presidential election pledge to cut tuition fees by half and provide solutions for youth unemployment.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: LEE JAE-WON / ReutersLink
A Palestinian baby sleeps in his carrier while Palestinian women attempt to pass the checkpoint on their way to pray at the Al Aqsa Mosque.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bernat Armangue / Associated PressLink
An Indian Muslim girl wears a fancy dress as she waits for noon prayers to begin at the Jama Masjid, Muslims throughout the world are marking the holy month of Ramadan.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kevin Frayer / Associated PressLink
South Korean national flags are on display to celebrate the Aug. 15 Korean Liberation Day from Japanese colonial rule in 1945.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ahn Young-joon / Associated PressLink
Anri Kanno, 11, center, who lives in temporary housing, lights candles with her friends at an event to commemorate the victims of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. The event was held on the eve of Japan's annual Buddhist ceremony Obon that welcomes back the spirits of the dead.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KIM KYUNG-HOON / ReutersLink
Street beggars use a plastic sheet to take shelter from rain.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mukhtar Khan / Associated PressLink
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