A Somali woman sits on the floor at a hospital in Mogadishu as her baby, suffering from malnutrition, lies on a desk and is fed intravenously. More than 100,000 people have fled into Somalia's famine-stricken and war-torn capital in the last two months in search of food, water and medicine.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROBERTO SCHMIDT / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Villagers wait to catch offerings thrown by worshipers into a volcanic crater during the annual Kasada festival at Mt. Bromo in Indonesia's East Java province. The offerings are intended to give thanks to Hindu gods for ensuring safety and prosperity.
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U.S. medical personnel prepare a medevac helicopter of 159th Brigade Task Force Thunder after a night mission at FOB Pasab.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOHANNES EISELE / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
An Indian paramilitary soldier stands guard at a deserted market during a strike in the capital of the northernmost Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mukhtar Khan / Associated PressLink
A Pakistani police officer peers through the gates to the house of kidnapped American development expert Warren Weinstein.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: K.M. Chaudary / Associated PressLink
A plush green bear and a handwritten note are part of a memorial outside the home where 7-year-old Jori Lirette, disabled and wheelchair-bound from cerebral palsy, was found decapitated and left on the street. Jeremiah Lee Wright, 30, Jori's father, has confessed to the killing.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gerald Herbert / Associated PressLink
A man looks through Korean national flags placed on trees as part of the celebration of Korean Liberation Day, which marks the country's independence from Japanese colonial rule in 1945.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lee Jin-man / Associated PressLink
Visitors photograph a diver wearing Elvis Presley attire as he swims in an aquarium at Ocean Park in the Philippine capital.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROMEO RANOCO / REUTERSLink
Bobby Labonte, driving the No. 47 Toyota, leads Jeff Gordon driving the No. 24 Chevrolet and Matt Kenseth, at the wheel of the No. 17 Ford, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at the Watkins Glen International racetrack.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Chris Graythen / Getty ImagesLink
Shoppers ride crisscross escalators at a mall in the city-state.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wong Maye-E / Associated PressLink
Spectators await the start of a trial for the Palio horse race at Siena's Piazza del Campo. The Palio of Siena race, known colloquially as Il Palio and held twice a year in the Tuscan city, has jockeys riding bareback around a makeshift race course set up in the city's central square.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: GIAMPIERO SPOSITO / REUTERSLink
A waiter prepares tables for the traditional Contrade dinner during the fourth trial race of the Palio.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FABIO MUZZI / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A young man jumps into the Mediterranean to cool off on a hot summer day in Malaga.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JON NAZCA / REUTERSLink
Members of the Hays High School football team in Kansas begin their workout as they take to the field shortly before sunrise on the first day of practice.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Steve Hausler / Hays Daily NewsLink
Sandeep Nagar Anthal of India competes in a men's 100-meter backstroke heat during the 26th Summer Universiade in Shenzhen, China.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Feng Li / Getty ImagesLink
A boy walks under the huge sculpture Head Through Belly by American pop artist Keith Haring on a street in Oberhauesen, Germany. The 8-ton artwork in front of the city museum is a popular landmark in the Ruhr Valley.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Martin Meissner / Associated PressLink
Men shout slogans as they celebrate India's Independence Day at the Indo-Pak joint check post of Wagah. India is marking 64 years of independence from British rule.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Altaf Qadri / Associated PressLink
An Indian tribal Sonowal Kachari boy with makeup performs a traditional Bohua dance during India's Independence Day celebrations in Gauhati.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anupam Nath / Associated PressLink
A bee sits on a pink thistle blossom in Everloh.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JULIAN STRATENSCHULTE / EPALink
An internally displaced woman walks past a war-ravaged building in Howl Wadaag district of Mogadishu. Somalia called for the creation of a new force to protect food aid convoys and camps in the famine-hit country and declared a state of emergency in parts of Mogadishu.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FEISAL OMAR / ReutersLink
An honor guard unit carries the remains of U.S. Army Staff Sgt. James T. Hackemer during his burial service at Arlington National Cemetery. Hackemer, who lost his right leg below his knee and his left leg at the hip in a roadside bomb explosion while deployed in Iraq in 2008, died when he was thrown from a roller coaster in upstate New York in July.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Win McNamee / Getty ImagesLink
A couple enjoys the cold water splashing in a fountain in central Moscow, where temperatures reached the upper 80s.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDREY SMIRNOV / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Hosni Mubarak gather outside a police academy during a court hearing for him in Cairo. Mubarak returned to court Monday for the second session of his trial on charges of corruption and complicity in killing protesters during the mass uprising that forced him to step down.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Khalil Hamra / Associated PressLink
Pakistani Saleem Azim, 7, looks on while attending a religious class in a mosque during the holy month of Ramadan in a slum on the outskirts of Islamabad. Muslims around the world are observing the holy fasting month of Ramadan in which they refrain from eating, drinking and smoking from dawn to dusk.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Muhammed Muheisen / Assciated PressLink
Non-Hindu villagers wait on the edge of the crater to catch offerings cast down by Hindus during Kasodo ceremony at Mt. Bromo, Probolinggo, Indonesia. The Kasodo ceremony is a way of Tengger Hindus to express their gratitude to the Gods for good harvest and fortune. The peak of Kasodo ceremony was held early in the morning as thousands of Tengger Hindus climbed Mt. Bromo and threw their offerings into the crater. Typical offerings include vegetables, chickens, fruit, goats and money.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FULLY HANDOKO / EPALink
Israelis participate in speed dating on the eve of Tu Be'Av, the Jewish holiday of love, in Zedekiah's Cave, also known as Solomon's Quarries, under Jerusalem's Old City. Hoping the exotic setting would provide a conducive backdrop for romance, organizers brought 70 Israeli singles to the subterranean quarry for the speed-dating marathon to mark the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Av, the Jewish holiday of love.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sebastian Scheiner / Associated PressLink
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