Police and residents run as waves from a tidal bore surge past a barrier on the banks of the Qiantang River.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ReutersLink
A reveler slides on a street covered with squashed tomatoes during the "Tomatina" fight. Tens of thousands of revelers splattered each other with 120 tons of squashed tomatoes in the gigantic annual food fight. The streets ran red with slippery juice as nearly 40,000 people, many stripped to the waist and drunk with sangria, pelted each other in the Plaza Mayor and nearby streets.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: GERMAN GARCIA / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A dog jumps into the water after Haim, a loggerhead turtle making his way back into the Mediterranean Sea after his release at Givat Olga beach. Haim was hooked by mistake in May by a fisherman. Since then he has been treated by the medical clinic of the Israeli National Park Authority.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tsafrir Abayov / Associated PressLink
A woman with fingers painted in the colors of the Libyan flag celebrates in Martyrs Square. Thousands of Libyans gathered in the square to celebrate the success of rebel fighters against Col. Moammar Kadafi's forces and the beginning of the Muslim festival Eid al-Fitr.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: CARL DE SOUZA / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Iranian women pray in the historic Naqsh-e Jahan Square on the first day of Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the Islamic holy fasting month of Ramadan.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BEHROUZ MEHRI / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Girls pray next to a cemetery for Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FINBARR O'REILLY / ReutersLink
Squatters try to stop riot police from escorting a team to demolish their homes. Hundreds of informal settlers scuffled with police as authorities tried to enforce a demolition order to pave the way for the development of the area.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TED ALJIBE / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Challenger Tomonobu Shimizu, left, of Japan grimaces upon receiving a right by champion Hugo Fidel Cazares of Mexico during their WBA super flyweight title match. Shimizu defeated Cazares, 2-1.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Shizuo Kambayashi / Associated PressLink
A visitor looks back at lanterns lining a staircase at the Donghwasa Temple, built in AD 493. The temple is home to the 98-foot-high Tongil-daebul Buddha statue, the largest Buddha statue in the world.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NIC BOTHMA / EPALink
A Chinese tourist poses with a North Korean flag. Since South Korean tourists have been barred from this luxury resort, known abroad as Diamond Mountain, North Korea has begun courting Chinese and other international tourists.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ng Han Guan / Associated PressLink
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