Kolkata, India — An Indian model walks the ramp displaying a jewelry collection during a fashion show. An international jewelry brand organized the show to launch its new collection and capture the market for the upcoming festive seasons in India.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DIBYANGSHU SARKAR / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Niagara Falls, Canada — Niagara Falls shown at dusk in Canada.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Paul Sakuma / Associated PressLink
Sanur, Indonesia — Tourists participate in a contest as they take part in celebrating Indonesia's independence day on the island of Bali. Indonesia marked the 66th anniversary of its 1945 proclamation of independence following Dutch colonial rule and Japanese World War II occupation.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SONNY TUMBELAKA / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Cape Town, South Africa — Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals vets look for signs of life of a beached Southern Right whale on Danger beach. The juvenile Southern Right whale beached itself early in the morning but after a few hours it was declared dead by vets. It is not known what killed the whale. Beaching is a common occurrence among sick whales.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NIC BOTHMA / EPALink
Utting, Germany — Three boys jump into the water of the Ammersee lake. Meteorologists forecast sunshine and temperatures in the 80s for the region.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDREAS GEBERT / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Srinagar, India — Members of the Freedom Party, a separatist party, shout slogans during a protest. Police detained Shabir Shah, senior leader of the FP, along with a supporter as he tried to lead a protest demanding the release of all Kashmiri political leaders lodged in different Indian jails.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FAYAZ KABLI / ReutersLink
Manila, Philippines — Paris Hilton waves to fans after attending a commercial property launch in the city's Makati financial district.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ERIK DE CASTRO / ReutersLink
Bucharest, Romania — A young Romanian holds a portrait of late Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu as he collects scrap to be sold from a house to be demolished in Bucharest. Tourists traveling to Romania will soon be able to follow in the footsteps of former communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, tourist minister Elena Udrea said. The circuit will include Ceausescu's native village of Scornicesti, the Doftana prison where he served two years, between 1936 and 1938 for "subversive activities", the balcony of the Communist Party headquarters where he delivered his last speech on Dec. 21, 1989, before being ousted from power, and the military barracks in Targoviste where he was executed with his wife, Elena, on Dec. 25, 1989. The couple's official residence in an elegant Bucharest district will also be opened to visitors.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DANIEL MIHAILESCU / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Thimphu, Bhutan — A Bhutanese woman crosses the farming fields at Paro outside the capital city of Thimphu. The Kingdom of Bhutan is a small landlocked country in South Asia.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MANAN VATSYAYANA / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Bern, Switzerland — Children play in water fountains outside the Federal Palace, Switzerland's parliament building, in Bern. The franc strengthened after the Swiss central bank stopped short of announcing a target rate or temporary peg to the euro in its third attempt in as many weeks to drive down the currency.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gianluca Colla / BloombergLink
Nahalal, Israel — Archaeologists from Israel's Antiquities Authority display a marble statue of Hercules near Nahalal. According to the authority, the half-meter marble statue, from the 2nd century, was uncovered during excavations it is conducting at Horvat Tarbenet in northern Israel.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BAZ RATNER / ReutersLink
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