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A passenger aircraft destroyed by overnight shelling smolders at the Tripoli International Airport.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sergey Ponomarev / Associated Press

A young girl braids the hair of her broken doll in the sprawling Kibera slum, one of the largest and poorest in Africa and home to almost a million people.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: THOMAS MUKOYA / REUTERS

An image taken by a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration satellite shows Hurricane Irene approaching North Carolina. The U.S. government urged 55 million people in its path to prepare for the powerful storm bringing high winds and heavy rain as it was about to make landfall.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NOAA / REUTERS

Burnt slot machines at the Casino Royale in Monterrey are virtually unrecognizable after the crowded casino was set ablaze by armed men, killing at least 52 people. Mexican President Felipe Calderon declared three days of mourning and demanded a crackdown on drugs in the United States in the wake of the brutal attack.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Josue Gonzalez / REUTERS

A man emerges from the smoke of a forest fire at Thessaloniki's Seih Sou park, which overlooks the city. Greek officials ordered evacuations after wildfires destroyed 10,000 acres of forest and crop fields in the country's northeast.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SAKIS MITROLIDIS / AFP/Getty Images

Australian driver Mark Webber pulls into the pits at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit during the first practice session of the Belgium Formula One Grand Prix.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: BEN STANSALL / AFP/Getty Images

Vitush, a 19-year-old polar bear, keeps cool during lunch at the Budapest Zoo and Botanical Garden as temperatures approached 100 degrees Fahrenheit.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ATTILA KISBENEDEK / AFP/Getty Images

Libyan rebels remove green flags from poles at the Abu Salim square in Tripoli, as the opposition forces announced their leadership in the capital, boosted by a U.N. decision to free up millions of dollars in aid money and despite not having captured strongman Moammar Kadafi.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PATRICK BAZ / AFP / Getty Images

A lighthouse sits in the path of Hurricane Irene. The Cape May Department of Emergency Management ordered the evacuation of all residents and visitors of Cape May County in anticipation of a direct hit by Hurricane Irene.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: William Thomas Cain / Getty Images

An Israeli border policeman is seen along with shadows of Palestinian women as they wait to cross into Jerusalem from Israel's Qalandiya checkpoint outside the West Bank city of Ramallah.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DARREN WHITESIDE / Reuters

A boy stands under a waterfall in a village about 93 miles from the capital, Sarajevo. Temperatures in the past few days in Bosnia have hit 104 degrees Fahrenheit.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DADO RUVIC / Reuters

A woman jogs through a park as meteorologists forecast sinking temperatures and clouds.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PATRICK PLEUL / AFP / Getty Images

A man sleeps outside Pasar Senen train station while waiting for a train that will take him back to his hometown. Millions of Indonesian Muslims are leaving the capital to return to their hometowns for the Eid al-Fitr celebrations with their families and to mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ENNY NURAHENI / Reuetrs

A Thai Muslim boy reads the Koran as he attends the last Friday prayer of the year's holy fasting month of Ramadan at the Central Mosque.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: TUWAEDANIYA MERINGING / AFP / Getty Images

Residents clash with anti-riot policemen during a demolition attempt at a slum area. Hundreds of residents barricaded part of a main road, leading to their homes, as a demolition team backed by anti-riot policemen arrived to demolish their houses. Some 2.63 million people or 23% of Manila's population live in slums, a number that is growing about 2% every year.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NOEL CELIS / AFP / Getty Images

A supporter of veteran Indian social activist Anna Hazare waves India's national flag at the grounds where Hazare is fasting in New Delhi. India's parliament prepared on Friday to debate the anti-corruption proposals of a self-styled Gandhian activist in a move to end an 11-day hunger strike that has united millions of Indians against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's government.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ADNAN ABIDI / Reuters

Indian students take part in a candlelight prayer as part of commemorations of the 101st anniversary of Mother Teresa's birth. Mother Teresa was born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu on Aug. 26, 1910, to Albanian parents in Skopje. She began her missionary work with the poor in Calcutta in 1948, and won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979. Following her death in 1997 she was beatified by Pope John Paul II and given the title Blessed Teresa of Calcutta.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PIYAL ADHIKARY / EPA

Lance Corporal Johnnie Miller and Trooper Joe Boot of the Household Cavalry rehearse at Floors Castle in preparation for massed Pipe Band day in Kelso. The event, being held on Sunday, will feature the first Scottish performance of the Household Cavalry's Musical ride in more than 10 years.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images

A student points a toy gun at a police officer during a protest tied to a 48-hour national strike.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARTIN BERNETTI / AFP

Indian police detain supporters of anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare during a march Thursday to the residence of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in New Delhi.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mustafa Quraishi / Associated Press

A student protesting proposed cuts in higher education subsidies is sprayed with a water cannon by police outside the House of Representatives in the Quezon City section.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Noel Celis / AFP / Getty Images

Passengers traveling home before the start of the Muslim holiday Eid al-Fitr wait to board a train at Senen station. The holiday marks the end of holy month of Ramadan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Achmad Ibrahim / Associated Press

Rebel fighters and a TV cameraman take shelter as an intense gun battle erupts outside the Corinthia hotel, where many foreign journalists are staying.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sergey Ponomarev / Associated Press

Libyans mourn at the grave of a rebel fighter killed by forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Reuters

French matador Sebastian Castella performs a pass during a corrida.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JORGE GUERRERO / AFP / Getty Images

Boats await passengers before the start of the Muslim holiday Eid al-Fitr on the Buriganga river.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andrew Biraj / Reuters

A government soldier tries to maintain order as refugees from the region's famine jostle for food at a distribution center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: OMAR FARUK / Reuters

Omar Simmonds Pea of Panama receives medical assistance during in an elimination bout against Sacha Denanyoh of Togo at the World Judo Championships.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: YVES HERMAN / Reuters

U.S. Army soldiers prepare their weapons for an overnight mission in eastern Afghanistan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NIKOLA SOLIC / Reuters

Lightning illuminates a field of wind turbines during heavy thunderstorms in the country's Brandenburg region.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PATRICK PLEUL / DPA

A mother takes a photograph of her son in front of the Washington Monument, which is closed indefinitely after Tuesday's magnitude 5.8 earthquake in Virginia left cracks near the top of the 555-foot obelisk.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

Street entertainers perform on the Royal Mile to promote their shows during in the 65th Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jeff J. Mitchell / Getty Images

A street entertainer is sandwiched by nails, with an assistant providing extra weight, during a street performance promoting the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jeff J. Mitchell / Getty Images

A visitor takes pictures of "Blue Sheep," sculptures made up of saturated polyester resin, in front of the local parliament building. Artists Rainer Bonk and German Berta-Maria Reetz set up the sculptures for one day during a tour of the country. According to the artists, it aims to draw attention to the environment.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carsten Rehder / European Pressphoto Agency

Railway employees inspect the nose of a high-speed train after it struck a tractor that was blocking the tracks. The tractor driver was able to jump to safety. No passengers were injured.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Thomas Rensinghoff / European Pressphoto Agency

A boy plays in the mud near the Ravi River after a summer downpour.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mohsin Raza / Reuters

Demonstrators block a main street with barricades during a 48-hour national strike, in which students, workers and citizens demand reforms in the public education system and better salaries and healthcare.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ivan Alvarado / Reuters

Some officers flee as opposition supporters break through a police cordon during a contentious rally on independence day in Ukraine. Thousands of opposition supporters marched to the presidential administration building to protest the trial of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Greg Garanich / Reuters

A lion yawns in its enclosure at the Zoom Zoo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Patrik Stollarz / AFP / Getty Images

Rebel fighters celebrate after overrunning Moammar Kadafi's compound as the conflict in Libya appeared to be nearing an end.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francois Mori / Associated Press

Police divers search for bodies after a school bus plunged off a bridge. Sixteen people died, including 15 children, and 42 were injured, authorities said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Liza Wigley / Associated Press

Rebel fighters react as they move through Tripoli. Rebels say that they control most of the capital city but that they face pockets of fierce resistance from regime loyalists firing mortars and anti-aircraft guns.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sergey Ponomarev / Associated Press

Rebel fighters speak to a suspected pro-Kadafi soldier after he was captured in Tripoli.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sergey Ponomarev / Associated Press

U.S. soldiers gather near a destroyed vehicle and protect their faces from rotor wash, as their wounded comrades are airlifted from the 159th Brigade Task Force Thunder to Kandahar Hospital. Three soldiers were wounded when their vehicle was destroyed up by a bomb.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOHANNES EISELE / AFP / Getty Images

High-wire artist Freddy Nock balances as he walks up on the rope of a Feuerkogel cable car in Ebensee, Austria. He is attempting to set a new world record by doing seven summits in Germany, Austria and Switzerland in seven days.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kerstin Joensson / Associated Press

Rohingya fishermen pull a boat near a refugee camp in Teknaf, Bangladesh. In 1982, Myanmar passed a law that made it impossible for Rohingyas to get full citizenship. Many fled to Bangladesh in 1991 and 1992 following a government crackdown. Today, an estimated 800,000 live in Myanmar and up to 300,000 in Bangladesh. On Aug. 25, 2011, the U.N. will launch an international campaign to highlight the plight of the estimated 12 million to 15 million people worldwide who are not recognized as nationals by any country and become stateless.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDREW BIRAJ / Reuters

A Thai woman searches for pure gold necklaces on a floor full of wool and yarn, called a "Thread Waste Landscape," by its creator Thai artist, Surasi Kusolwong. "Thread Waste Landscape" is part of an interactive art installation in which visitors can keep the artists-crafted gold, should they find it.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: BARBARA WALTON / EPA

As spectators watch, a man surfs on the fast-moving Isar River in Munich.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PETER KNEFFEL / AFP / Getty Images

A 1-month-old baby lion-tailed macaque clings to its mother at Berlin's Zoologischer Garten Zoo. The lion-tailed macaque is among the world's rarest and most threatened primates.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOHN MACDOUGALL / AFP / Getty Images

Lightning strikes behind a house in the northern German city of Gesecke.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: THOMAS RENSINGHOFF / AFP / Getty Images

Protestors demonstrate in front of the New York Supreme Court building, where Dominique Strauss- Kahn, former International Monetary Fund chief, is expected to arrive for a status hearing in New York. Prosecutors asked a judge to dismiss all criminal charges against Strauss-Kahn, who was accused of sexually assaulting a hotel maid.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Scott Eells / Bloomberg

Doctors check on the health of India's anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare on the eighth day of his hunger strike in New Delhi. The government called Tuesday for India's political parties to reach consensus on drafting anti-corruption legislation, as the activist leading anti-graft protests entered the second week of his hunger strike.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Saurabh Das / Associated Press

A line of Japan Ground Self-Defense Force tanks flare up a smoke screen during the annual live-firing exercise and demonstration at Higashi Fuji training range in Gotemba.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Koji Sasahara / Associated Press

Libyan rebel fighters claimed to be in control of most of Tripoli on Monday after their lightning advance on the capital heralded the fall of Moammar Kadafi's nearly 42-year regime. Scattered battles were erupting and Kadafi's whereabouts remained unknown.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sergey Ponomarev / Associated Press

Demonstrators wave flags of the old kingdom of Libya, used by Libya's National Transitional Council, during a protest against Kadafi outside the Libyan embassy in Ankara.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ADEM ALTAN / AFP / Getty Images

Kashmiri Muslim women pray at the Hazratbal Shrine in Srinagar during an observance of Martyr Day, which honors Ali, the prophet Muhammad's son-in-law. Ali was killed on the 21st day of the holy month of Ramadan some 1,400 years ago.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FAROOQ KHAN / EPA

Josh Redman from South Africa wipes out as fellow countryman Frank Solomon surfs a wave at an offshore reef. Surfers paddling into winter's biggest swells are eligible for the Rebel Sessions Awards, which recognize the best surfing over a season of Cape Town's big waves.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NIC BOTHMA / EPA

In a satellite image provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Irene can be seen reaching hurricane strength as it moves across Puerto Rico towards Hispaniola in the Caribbean. Irene, the first hurricane of the Atlantic storm season, brought torrential rains and winds to Puerto Rico, downing trees and power lines and flooding streets. The expected path will bring Irene through the Bahamas and will likely hit parts of the U.S. East Coast.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Handout / Getty Images

Men walk past tankers, used to carry fuel for NATO forces in Afghanistan, that were attacked by unidentified gunmen on the outskirts of Quetta.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: STR / Reuters

Indian youth in Mumbai make a human pyramid to reach and break the Dahi Handi, an earthen pot filled with yogurt, as they celebrate Janamashtami, the birthday of the Hindu God Krishna.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rafiq Maqbool / Associated Press

A child dressed as the Hindu god Krishna takes part in Janamashtami celebrations to mark the birthday of the Hindu god.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Pavel Rahman / Associated Press

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial is seen in Washington, D.C, ahead of its dedication next weekend.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Charles Dharapak / Associated Press

Pakistani security officials stand guard during a procession to observe the death anniversary of Ali, the son-in-law of the prophet Muhammad, in Karachi.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: REHAN KHAN / EPA

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A passenger aircraft destroyed by overnight shelling smolders at the Tripoli International Airport as rebel forces declare victory at Abu Salim square in the Libyan capital; Hurricane Irene approaches the Outer Banks of North Carolina as it tracks northward along the Eastern seaboard, with the U.S. government urging 55 million people in its path to prepare for the powerful storm; in Monterrey, Mexico at least 52 people die when the Casino Royale is set ablaze by armed men in broad daylight.

On the outskirts of the Kenyan capital of Nairobi, a young girl braids the hair of her broken doll in the sprawling Kibera slum, one of the largest and poorest in Africa and home to almost a million people; in Greece, a man emerges from the smoke of a forest fire at the Thessaloniki Seih Sou park; closer to home, the Washington Monument closes after a magnitude 5.8 earthquake left cracks near the top of the 555-foot obelisk, and the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial is previewed in advance of its dedication next weekend.

High-wire artist Freddy Nock balances precariously as he cautiously walks along the rope of a Feuerkogel cable car in Austria, continuing his quest to set a new world record by doing seven summits in as many days; in South Africa, surfing conditions are ideal as high winter swells form along the coast near Cape Town.

Back in Europe, practice sessions are underway at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit for the Belgium Formula One Grand Prix; and Vitush, a 19-year-old hungry polar bear in Hungary, keeps cool during lunch at the Budapest zoo as late summer temperatures near 100 degrees.

This is but a glimpse of our weekly global photographic journey; as always, we have so much more for you to enjoy.

Dive right in — it’s rather cool.

You may even be blown away.

1 Comment

  1. August 27, 2011, 5:55 pm

    The pictures are like a visit of distant places and happenings that allows for me to visit, even in a storm of events as such that tell me the stories with my own words. Words that describe situations, conditions, people and places that in my mind and heart i pray for and thank all for sharing . As well i find humbleness that is found in a child's face from time to time. There is so much to become aware of and i fill up with thankfulness to those that take and share the experience in pictures. Thanks very much.

    By: lee.dhouti@gmail.com

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