American Christian Taylor is seen in silhouette during triple jump qualifying at the 2011 IAAF World Championships in Daegu Stadium.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KIRBY LEE / US PRESSWIRELink
Libyans celebrate with their new flag at Martyrs' Square in Tripoli.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FRANCISCO LEONG / AFP/GETTY IMAGESLink
A bungee jumper free falls against the backdrop of downtown Auckland. New Zealand is gearing up for the 2011 Rugby World Cup, Sept. 9 to Oct. 23, in Auckland.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FRANCK FIFE / AFP / GETTY IMAGESLink
A photograph of Salvador Dali is projected onto a wall at an exhibition of the Spanish artist's work at Moscow's Pushkin Museum. The exhibition is part of a cultural exchange between Russia and Spain this year.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SERGEI KARPUKHIN / REUTERSLink
National colors are proudly worn by Argentine fans during a friendly soccer match between Argentina and Venezuela in Kolkata, India. The Argentine team will also travel to Bangladesh to play Venezuela and Nigeria in matches designed to boost the popularity of soccer on the subcontinent.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PIYAL ADHIKARY / EPALink
The red-carpet show at the 68th Venice Film Festival gets an added dash of that color as model Natasha Poly arrives for the screening of "W.E.," directed by Madonna. The film, about Wallis Simpson, the American divorcee for whom England's King Edward VIII abdicated the throne, is presented out of competition.
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Seized bricks of cocaine are thrown into a fire. A recent operation in Villa Hayes netted 422 kg. of the drug.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NORBERTO DUARTE / AFP / GETTY IMAGESLink
Fans of England's soccer team, dressed as crusaders, pose with their beers as England faces Bulgaria in a Euro 2012 qualifying match.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NIKOLAY DOYCHINOV / AFP / GETTY IMAGESLink
Maori warriors perform a traditional haka dance in ceremonies welcoming the Japanese rugby team to New Zealand for the 2011 Rugby World Cup starting next week.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: William West / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Polish military veteran Josef Ladrowski, 90, salutes as a wreath is laid at the Polish war monument in Berlin in ceremonies commemorating Germany's attack on Poland in 1939. The attack on Sept. 1 marked the start of World War II.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Markus Schreiber / Associated PressLink
A rebel fighter prepares to search a vehicle at a traffic checkpoint as the hunt for Moammar Kadafi continued.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francois Mori / Associated PressLink
Riot police use shields to protect themselves in a clash with pro-Kurdish demonstrators during an International Peace Day rally that was marred by violence on the Asian side of Istanbul.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Osman Orsal / ReutersLink
Elementary schoolchildren wearing fireproof hoods gather in their playground as part of a nationwide earthquake preparedness drill. It was the nation's first such drill since the March 11 disasters that left 20,000 dead or missing and triggered a nuclear crisis.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Yoshikazu Tsuno / AFPLink
A participant in La Recuerda (The Remembrance) festival throws a fireball in the main street of Nejapa, north of San Salvador. The festival dates from 1922 and recalls the 1658 eruption of a volcano that destroyed the town.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jose Cabezas / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Spectators flee as waves created by a tidal bore crash over a barrier on the Qiantang River east China's Zhejiang province. About 20 people were injured when they were caught too close to the river while viewing the annual tidal bore, which occurs when sea water from an unusually high tide funnels into the river, creating high waves.
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Amber Houghton, 8, tries out the new glass floor at the top of the Blackpool Tower, a British seaside icon newly reopened after an extensive refurbishment.
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Workmen put the finishing touches on a giant art installation on Blackpool Promenade, viewed from the observation deck of the refurbished Blackpool Tower.
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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
New Yorker Carl Henry, 21, left, has no problem with the chilly morning on the Third Street Promenade while Encino resident Tim Anderson-MacDonald, 22, right, tries to stay warm as they wait for the opening of Desigual. The Spanish apparel company held an undie party, allowing the first 100 people dressed in only their skivvies a one-hour shopping spree for a free two-piece Desigual outfit.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles TimesLink
A Muslim woman shows her henna-decorated hands during "Chand Raat," or "Night of the Moon," traditionally held on the eve of the festival of Eid al-Fitr. Muslims all over the world began Eid al-Fitr celebrations at the sighting of the crescent moon, marking the end of Muslim's holy fasting month of Ramadan.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NOAH SEELAM / AFPLink
Robert Harting of Germany celebrates winning the men's discus throw final at the IAAF World Championships.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KAI PFAFFENBACHLink
Parents help their children leave an elementary school as Typhoon Nanmadol brought heavy rains. Taiwan deployed more than 50,000 troops Monday and evacuated thousands of people as the storm pummeled some of the island's most densely populated areas.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: CHAO CHANG / AFPLink
Passengers atop an overcrowded train are headed for Jamalpur, Bangladesh. Millions of residents of the capital city of Dhaka are traveling home to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr holiday. Bangladesh will celebrate Eid al-Fitr on Wednesday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDREW BIRAJ / ReutersLink
Camels stand on the motorway between Misrata and Surt, Libya. Libyan rebels were advancing toward Surt, Moammar Kadafi's hometown and the last bastion of loyalists.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FILIPPO MONTEFORTE / AFPLink
Residents attend the departure ceremony of a cruise ship from the North Korean special economic zone of Rason, northeast of Pyongyang. Destitute North Korea's push to breathe new life into its economic relationships with China and Russia appears to be bearing fruit in the far north of the country, where foreigners are busily helping to rebuild the region's creaking infrastructure. A top local official told reporters that China and Russia had invested heavily in the region in order to gain access to its three east coast ports in the towns of Rajin and Songbon, which are the main centers for the secretive North's Rason Special Economic Zone.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: CARLOS BARRIA / ReutersLink
Pigeons fly as a policeman guards residents praying outside a mosque on the first day of the Muslim holiday of Eid-al-Fitr in Kabul.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ERIK DE CASTRO / ReutersLink
A family member lights butter lamps during a commemorative service during the 28th International Day of the Disappeared. According to the organizers, an estimated 1,350 people disappeared during the armed Maoist insurgency against the now-toppled monarchy, and their fates are still not known. The purpose of the event was to draw attention to the fate of individuals imprisoned under poor conditions at places unknown to their relatives or legal representatives.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: STRINGER/NEPAL / ReutersLink
Mexican police with five men arrested in connection with the attack on a casino in Monterrey. Mexico arrested the suspected drug gang members in connection with the torching of the casino last week that killed at least 52 people, one of the worst attacks on civilians in the country in years.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: STRINGER/MEXICO / ReutersLink
A resident surveys the scene on North Main Street, left under water by Tropical Storm Irene. Thousands of Vermont utility customers were without power Monday, and hundreds of roads were closed and a number of bridges were destroyed by the flooding.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Glenn Russell / Free PressLink
Highway 12 on North Carolina's Outer Banks, the main road that connects Cape Hatteras National Seashore to the mainland, was destroyed by Hurricane Irene.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jose Luis Magana / ReutersLink
The sun rises Monday on Coney Island, a day after Hurricane Irene swept through the New York City area.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mario Tama / Getty ImagesLink
A young man jumps over a charging bull during the second of the five encierros, or bull runs, held during the local feast of Nuestra Senora del Rosario.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Juan Martin Misis / European Pressphoto AgencyLink
Valerie Adams of New Zealand celebrates after winning the women's shot put competition at the 13th IAAF World Championships.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Franck Robichon / European Pressphoto AgencyLink
Young dancers wait backstage before performing at a local school.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carlos Barria / ReutersLink
A worker polishes the exterior surface of an unfinished miniature submarine at the workshop of Zhang Wuyi, a local farmer who is interested in scientific inventions. Zhang has successfully tested his self-made miniature submarine Shuguang Hao, which is 12 feet long, 6 feet tall and has a maximum diving depth of 65 feet. "I hope to sell my submarine as a civil product with the price of about 100,000 yuan ($15,670) after safety tests, and a merchant has decided to order one in this month", Zhang said.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jason Lee / ReutersLink
Rescuers and volunteers search for a fourth person believed to him been buried alive in an avalanche of rubbish at the city dump at the height of Typhoon Nanmadol. The storm left at least 16 people dead after hitting the Philippines, and the toll is expected to rise as hopes of finding those missing fade, officials said.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Israeli soldiers search for Hamas members during an operation in the West Bank city of Hebron.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Abed al Hashlamoun / European Pressphoto AgencyLink
Libyan rebels stand on the charred tail section of an Afriqiyah Airways plane from the national carrier's fleet in Tripoli.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Patrick Baz / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A performer takes part in the Notting Hill Carnival in London. Monday, a public holiday, is the second and busiest day of the two-day festival, which attracts about a million people.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carl Court / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Kristin Hedstrom, left and Julie Nichols, competing for the U.S. at the World Rowing Championships, cross the finish line in the lightweight women's double sculls competition.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Filip Horvat / Associated PressLink
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