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Russian aerobatic team Falcons of Russia perform in a Su-27 jet fighter during MAKS-2011, the International Aviation and Space Show outside Moscow.


Israeli soldiers secure the area near a roadblock set up on roads leading to the sites of several attacks in the Arava desert. Assailants armed with heavy weapons, guns and explosives crossed into southern Israel from the neighboring Egyptian Sinai peninsula, killing six Israelis and wounding at least a dozen in a string of attacks that stoked concerns about Palestinian militants exploiting the recent instability in Egypt.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Oded Balilty / Associated Press

An internally displaced girl carries her sibling as they walk at a settlement camp in Hodan district of Somalia's capital. Britain said on Wednesday that hundreds of thousands of children could starve to death in Somalia if the international community did not ramp up its response to the famine there, and pledged an additional $48 million to aid children and livestock owners.


Jennifer Connolly of the U.S. completes in Women's 50m Backstroke Final during Swimming Day 5 of the 26th Summer Universiade at Universiade Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Feng Li / Getty Images AsiaPac

Competitors paddle in a heat of the women's K4 500m race of the 39th Flatwater Kayaking and Canoeing World Championships held south of Budapest, Hungary.


Visitors play 'Diablo' at the Blizzard exhibition stand during the Gamescom 2011 fair. The Gamescom convention, Europe's largest video games trade fair, runs through Sunday, Aug. 21.


Models dressed as fantasy figures watch at the Gamescom 2011 computer game fair. About 550 exhibitors from around the world show the latest world premieres at one of the world's largest fairs for interactive entertainment. The video games sector has become one of the most dynamic industries.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Martin Meissner / Associated Press

Pet bird Xiao Nuo pecks at the flash while perched on the lens of a camera during an interview by local media with its owner in Yunnan province. The bird is attracted to cameras and will approach and investigate any camera it sees, according to the owner.


Bolivian squirrel monkeys gather around a toy football at London Zoo. The zoo has 22 squirrel monkeys, with one adult male, Bounty, having fathered 11 offspring.


A python regius inspects the head of a bunny on Wednesday during a photo shoot to promote the "Hund & Heimtier" pet fair.


Residents run away from waves by a tidal bore surging past a barrier onto a road on the bank of the Qiantang River in Zhejiang province on Wednesday. The Qiantang river is one of the few places in the world where the tidal phenomenon occurs, when an incoming tide forms a wave that travels up a river against the direction of the river's current. The Chinese characters on the wall read, "A moment of carelessness, a lifetime of pain."


Anti-riot police officers use colored water to disperse opposition supporters in the Kireka area. Ugandan police fired teargas and water cannon to disperse opposition supporters who had gathered in a Kampala suburb on Wednesday to mourn people killed during demonstrations earlier this year, witnesses said.


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