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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 Images

Children's faces are illuminated by the first dawn light as they wait on the street with their luggage.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NAVESH CHITRAKAR / REUTERS

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 / REUTERS

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 Agency

Roberta Vinci of Italy serves to Samantha Stosur of Australia on day 5 of the Rogers Cup.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Chris Trotman / Getty Images

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 Images

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 Agency

Performers take part in the opening ceremony of the 26th Universiade Games at Shenzhen Bay Sports Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CHINA DAILY / Reuters

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 / Reuters

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 Images

Twin polar bear cubs Siku and Sesi play with a giant rattle at Ouwehand Zoo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KOEN VAN WEEL / AFP/Getty Images

A man drives a sulky across the estuary of Gouessant in the Bay of Saint-Brieuc.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FRANK PERRY / AFP/Getty Images

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 / Reuters

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 / Reuters

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 Press

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 Press

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 Press

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 / Reuters

Street beggars use a plastic sheet to take shelter from rain.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mukhtar Khan / Associated Press

Investors confer beneath an electronic board displaying share prices during a trading session at the Karachi Stock Exchange.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AKHTAR SOOMRO / REUTERS

Geometric glass and steel buildings are a signature sight in a Paris suburb

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOHN SCHULTS / REUTERS

Solar car Nuna6 is taken for a spin at the Olympic Stadium. The Dutch Nuon Solar team will participate with the Nuna6 in the 11th World Solar Challenge in Australia in October.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KOEN VAN WEEL / AFP/Getty Images

A solar flare, the largest in five years, was captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory in extreme ultraviolet light at 131 Angstroms. Scientists say the bursts of radiation were not directed toward Earth and they do not expect satellite and communication systems to be affeccted by the brilliant celestial event.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NASA / Associated Press

A conference attendee inspects a jet aircraft during the Latin American Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition at Congonhas Airport.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PAULO WHITAKER / REUTERS

A street vendor sells cotton candy in the Nepalese capital.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NAVESH CHITRAKAR / REUTERS

San Diego Chargers safety Bob Sanders waits to be called during introductions prior to their home game against the Seattle Seahawks at Qualcomm Stadium.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christopher Hanewinckel / US PRESSWIRE

Villagers herd their cattle through the Sukna tea garden in the state of West Bengal.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DIPTENDU DUTTA / AFP/Getty Images

Annie, a female African lion, grooms one of her three 2-month-old cubs at the Royev Ruchey zoo in Siberia.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ILYA NAYMUSHIN / REUTERS

Snorkelers swim with a 20-foot whale shark. Every year, hundreds of whale sharks and giant manta rays gather for their annual feeding frenzy of plankton in July and August in the geologically unique Hanifaru Bay. For reasons of conservation, Maldives is likely to shut down Hanifaru Bay to divers and snorkelers, making this the last season to witness this one-of-a-kind phenomenon up close.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DAVID LOH / Reuters

An ornithologist frees a long-eared owl on the Great Hungarian Plain east of Budapest. The owl, which had been injured, was rescued and marked with an identification ring before it was returned to nature.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: LASZLO BALOGH / Reuters

Security guards grab a man who had just run onto the field during the ninth inning of a game between the Tampa Bay Rays and Kansas City Royals.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian Blanco / Associated Press

Tetsuji Hiratsuka of Japan hits a tee shot on the 10th hole during the first round of the 93rd PGA Championship at the Atlanta Athletic Club.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Stuart Franklin / Getty Images North America

Police provide security on a platform on a crane outside a prison bordering Malaysia. Police, soldiers and paramilitary officers were called in as backup when a riot erupted following a police search for drugs in a prison cell. Two people were wounded, according to the police.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: STRINGER/THAILAND / Reuters

Family members hold onto a man as the body of his brother, a policeman, is brought to the Lady Ready Hospital. Four policemen and a child were killed and 14 people were wounded when a remote-control bomb concealed in a pushcart exploded in the northwestern Pakistani city.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FAYAZ AZIZ / Reuters

An internally displaced Somali woman holds her malnourished child while awaiting medical attention.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: OMAR FARUK / Reuters

A passenger bus lies half buried in rubble after heavy rainfall. Landslides triggered by heavy rains also affected the Jammu-Srinagar highway, stranding over 300 vehicles, mostly trucks, according to a news agency.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Channi Anand / Associated Press

The sun shines through the glass at the Apple store on Broadway in Manhattan. The producer of iPhones and iPads was for a second day in a row the most valuable company in the world with a market capitalization of $337.2 billion, surpassing Exxon at $330.8 billion.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PETER FOLEY / European Pressphoto Agency

A trader takes a break outside the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks plummeted over 4%, more than wiping out the gains of Tuesday's rebound as European debt troubles and worries of a new U.S. recession kept investors on edge.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: STAN HONDA / AFP/Getty Images

An investor is reflected in a display showing stock information at a brokerage house in Shenyang. China's benchmark stock index ended up 0.9%, led by property shares after a powerful technical rebound in global markets.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SHENG LI / REUTERS

A young boy sits on a windowsill surrounded by flood waters in Tikiapara, in West Bengal state. A strong summer rainfall is vital to millions of farmers in India and to the economic growth of Asia's third largest economy which gets 80% of its annual rainfall during the monsoon season.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DIBYANGSHU SARKAR / AFP/Getty Images

Students demonstrate against the government of President Sebastian Pinera, which is planning changes in the education system.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARTIN BERNETTI / AFP/Getty Images

A rainbow arcs over the medieval Charles Bridge in the Czech capital.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MICHAL CIZEK / AFP/Getty Images

Maria Sharapova of Russia returns to Bojana Jovanovski of Serbia on Day 3 of the Rogers Cup.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Chris Trotman / Getty Images

Chinese artist Liu Bolin, center, is helped by colleagues in his studio as he's painted to blend into rows of soft drinks in an artwork called "Plasticizer." He's protesting the use of a food additive known as a plasticizer.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press

A man looks at notes posted on a "peace wall" on a boarded-up window of a discount store in the wake of the London riots.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Peter Macdiarmid / Getty Images Europe

Living Goddess Kumari attends the Changu Narayan festival. The Kumari, a pre-pubescent girl who is a manifestation of a goddess, is worshiped by both Hindus and Buddhists in Nepal. The Kumari emerges from her temple about 12 times a year for religious occasions.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Navesh Chitrakar / Reuters

A broker monitors share prices at the Newedge trading room.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christian Hartmann / Reuters

A young man jumps from the old Fallujah bridge into the Euphrates River. Swimming is one way Iraqis find relief from the stifling summer heat.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mohammed Jalil / EPA

A fisherman weaves a fishing net for the upcoming coconut festival, which marks the start of new fishing season.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rajanish Kakade / Associated Press

Spc. Christopher Aust, 25, of Harrison, Ark., with the U.S. Army's 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division out of Fort Campbell, Ky., takes a picture of a rainbow at the Transit Center in Manas, Kyrgyzstan, while riding out a layover on the way home after completing a deployment in Afghanistan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: David Goldman / Associated Press

Kashmiri Muslim women pray inside the Jamia Mosque. Muslims around the world are marking the holy fasting month of Ramadan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Altaf Qadri / Associated Press

A man climbs onto a military tank near the Ethiopia-Somalia border.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Thomas Mukoya / Reuters

Police officers stand near a burned-out shop in Clapham Junction in South London after rioting swept through the city for the third consecutive night.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Stefan Wermuth / Reuters

Supporters of the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party shout from atop a barricade as they are hit with a police water cannon during a protest against corruption. Police used bamboo batons and water cannons to control thousands of angry supporters of India's main opposition party who were marching to protest the government's hosting of last year's Commonwealth Games, among other corruption charges. Auditors slammed India's preparations and conduct of the Commonwealth Games as deeply flawed, riddled with favoritism and vastly more expensive than planned in a final report that could result in criminal prosecutions.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kevin Frayer / AP

A girl from southern Somalia sits outside a makeshift shelter at a refugee camp. The number of people fleeing famine-hit areas of Somalia is likely to rise dramatically and could overwhelm international aid efforts in the Horn of Africa, a U.N. aid official said Tuesday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Farah Abdi Warsameh / AP

People celebrate Singapore's 46th year of independence. Singapore declared independence on Aug. 9, 1965.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wong Maye-E / AP

An Indian girl looks for reusable material amid idols of Hindu Goddess Dashama on the banks of River Sabarmati, The 10-day long Dashama festival that culminates with the immersion of the idols ended Monday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ajit Solanki / AP

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland hits a shot during a practice round for the PGA Championship golf tournament Tuesday,

PHOTOGRAPH BY: David J. Phillip / AP

The 470 Mens Class fleet makes its way downwind on the eighth day of the Weymouth and Portland International Regatta.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Clive Mason / Getty Images Europe

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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Frayed nerves on Wall Street were the order of the day as fears of a new global recession sent the Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeting more than 600 points on Monday, wiping out $1 trillion in U.S. market value, the largest drop in almost three years, before rebounding later in the week.

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