A worker walks through the Hacker Pschorr beer tent during preparations for the 178th Oktoberfest beer festival. The world's largest beer festival, to be held Sept. 17 to Oct. 3, is expected to draw several million visitors.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matthias Schrader / Associated PressLink
Riot police's plastic shields are pelted with paint bombs by protesters during the national march for the defense of public education.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Guillermo Legaria / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Kashmiri government employees run for cover as police move in with water cannon to break up a protest in which workers were attempting to march on government offices to demand long-delayed salaries.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Farooq Khan / European Pressphoto AgencyLink
Divers search for flight recorders in the wreckage of a passenger jet that crashed on the Volga River, killing most of the members of one of Russia's premier hockey teams.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Maxim Shipenkov / PoolLink
A mobile construction crane brought in to help repair the earthquake-damaged Washington National Cathedral found itself in need of a helping hand after toppling over, inflicting fresh damage on other buildings on the site. There were no injuries and no immediate estimate of damages, church officials said.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Paul J. Richards / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
British Prime Minister David Cameron reaches for a forehand in a tennis match against London Mayor Boris Johnson in Trafalgar Square during festivities marking international Paralympic Day ahead of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Dunham / Associated PressLink
Dylan Armstrong of Canada prepares to launch on his way to the gold medal in the men's shot put in the Weltklasse Zurich stop of the Diamond League track and field series.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Steffen Schmidt / KeystoneLink
Spc. Daniel Rodriguez, 24, of the Bronx, N.Y., smokes a cigarette before heading out with his unit on a dawn patrol.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: David Goldman / Associated PressLink
A former rebel relaxes at a checkpoint at the last checkpoint between Tarhouna and Bani Walid. Libya's rebels believe they have surrounded ousted dictator Moammar Kadafi and it is only a matter of time until he is captured or killed, a spokesman for Tripoli's new military council said.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alexandre Meneghini / Associated PressLink
A balloon rises against a copper sky as the the National Ballooning Championship, held to commemorate Brazil's independence day, heats up.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ueslei Marcelino / ReutersLink
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