A federal police officer with his face painted awaits the start of the Independence Day parade at the Zocalo in Mexico City, with celebrations marking the 201st anniversary of the country's independence from Spain.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carlos Jasso / REUTERSLink
The Soyuz TMA-21 space capsule with Expedition 28 commander Andrei Borisenko and flight engineers Ron Garan and Alexander Samokutyayev touches down in a remote area on the outskirts of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan. NASA astronaut Garan and Russian cosmonauts Borisenko and Samokutyaev were returning to Earth after more than five months aboard the International Space Station.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sergei Ilnitsky / Pool / APLink
The sun shines through tall white pines and illuminates a 5-inch-tall mushroom at Winslow Park. The fungus has proliferated in Maine's forests because of the recent cool, wet weather and the approach of autumn.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert F. Bukaty / Associated PressLink
An artist takes part in the Dostoevsky and Cosmos art project, part of St. Petersburg's graffiti festival dedicated to the life and career of writer Fyodor Dostoevsky, with participants illustrating his works.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALEXANDER DEMIANCHUK / REUTERSLink
A lone dromedary camel crosses the road leading to a Libyan air force base in Jalloud.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francois Mori / Associated PressLink
Spain's Rafael Nadal serves to France's Richard Gasquet during a Davis Cup semi-final match in the bullring in Cordoba.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sergio Torres / Associated PressLink
Masked protesters stand near the U.S. Embassy during a rally marking the 20th anniversary of the Philippine Senate vote terminating the U.S. military bases agreement in the country. The protesters lamented the continued presence of U.S. troops in the country, despite the bases' termination, through another pact known as the Visiting Forces Agreement.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bullit Marquez / Associated PressLink
Anti-Kadafi fighters fire a 130mm howitzer at pro-Gaddafi forces east of Surt. The forces of Libya's new leaders attacked two besieged towns Friday, storming into Bani Walid and pushing forward at Surt, as they tried to finish off resistance from die-hard supporters of Moammar Kadafi.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ASMAA WAGUIH / ReutersLink
An immigrant, fleeing the unrest in Libya, waits for assistance at a Red Cross camp in northern Niger.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: LUC GNAGO / ReutersLink
A man sets himself on fire outside a branch of Piraeus bank. It was the third attempted self-immolation by the former small-business owner, who says he was ruined after taking a series of bank loans. The 56-year-old was hospitalized with non-life-threatening chest burns.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Nontas Stlianidis / Associated PressLink
Soldiers of the cavalry honor escort prepare themselves for Prince's Day. The cavalry will escort the Dutch queen for the 40th time during the ride in the golden carriage from the Palace Noordeinde to Parliament Buildings on Tuesday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROBIN UTRECHT / EPALink
Dancers rehearse ahead of their performance of ASA, a co-production between EDNO and the dance company Derida Dance, as part of Sofia Dance Week. The fourth annual Sofia Dance Week takes place from Sept. 26 to Oct. 1.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: STOYAN NENOV / ReutersLink
A girl runs across a flooded road as water recedes about 34 miles from the eastern Indian city of Bhubaneshwar. Aerial food drops were suspended after five days Friday as floodwaters began to recede in the Mahanadi delta in Orissa state. At least 26 people died and 12 others went missing during the devastating floods which affected people in 19 districts of the state, official sources said.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Biswaranjan Rout / Associated PressLink
A Russian Soyuz TMA-21 space capsule carrying U.S. astronaut Ron Garan and two Russian cosmonauts, Andrey Borisenko and Alexander Samokutyayev, descends about 93 miles southeast of Dzhezkazgan. The three returned safely to Earth from the International Space Station aboard the Soviet-era capsule whose mission follows an unprecedented spate of Russian space accidents.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SERGEI ILNITSKY / AFP / Getty IMagesLink
Palestinian youths evacuate a comrade during clashes with Israeli forces following troubles with nearby Jewish settlers in the northern West Bank. A Palestinian and an Israeli settler were wounded in clashes.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JAAFAR ASHTIYEH / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A white lion cub born at the end of August at the Circus Krone walks during a press conference. The birth of a white lion in a circus is rare and happened as local authorities are discussing a ban of wild animals in circuses.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARCUS BRANDT / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Actor Hugh Jackman poses with fans as he arrives at a cinema in Leicester Square for the UK premiere of "Real Steel," a film drama about a boxing set in the near future.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Joel Ryan / Associated PressLink
A woman poses in a manga costume in front of City Hall. About 15,000 participants are expected for the 10th Manga fair in Kassel, which is the first such fan-organized event in Germany.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: UWEâ ZUCCHI / EPALink
A face-painted Malaysian armed forces soldier performs during Malaysia Day celebrations at Independence Square, commemorating the formation of the Federation of Malaysia in 1963.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lai Seng Sin / Associated PressLink
An injured victim is rescued following three bomb attacks at a street where bars and hotels are located in a Thai-Malaysian border district. Three separate bombs hidden inside two motorcycles and a car killed at least four people and wounded many others, some of them Malaysian tourists, local media report.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PADUNG WANNALAK / EPALink
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