A 5-year-old steppe turtle with two heads and six paws is held up for a photograph at the Science History Museum. The Ukrainian-born reptile, on display at the museum, has a heart-shaped shell, two hearts but only one intestine, exposition organizers said.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: GENYA SAVILOV / AFPLink
A woman applies finishing touches while groming a shih tzu dog while another waits its turn before a competition at the Asia-Pacific Dog Show. The show, organized by the Philippine Canine Club, is being held to promote and encourage love for purebred dogs.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TED ALJIBE / AFPLink
Five young black swans swim behind their mother in the Merwestein Park.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROBERT VOS / ANPLink
Protesters vandalize a police truck during an anti-U.S. demonstration over the burning of Korans at a U.S. military base in Afghanistan.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hoshang Hashimi / Associated PressLink
A demonstrator jumps over a burning tire while hurling a stone at Israeli soldiers during a demonstration by Palestinians and peace activists demanding the reopening of a key street in Hebron. Hundreds of Palestinians protested to demand the city's main Shuhada Street be reopened after an 18-year closure by the Israeli military on security grounds.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ABED AL HASHLAMOUN / EPALink
Iceland's Steinthor Freyr Thorsteinsson takes a flip throw during a throw-in at the friendly football match against Japan at Nagai Stadium. Japan won the match 3-1.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KAZUHIRO NOGI / AFPLink
Indian air force officials inspect the wreckage of a Mirage 2000 fighter aircraft at near Bhind. Reports state that both pilots managed to eject from the aircraft.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SANJEEV GUPTA / EPALink
A rainbow appears over the Mount of Olives.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MENAHEM KAHANA / AFPLink
Iranian police officers pray at the Tehran University campus.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Vahid Salemi / Associated PressLink
Walter Rojas of Venezuela in action during the Men's 10-meter platform preliminary at the London Aquatics Center.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Clive Rose / Getty ImagesLink
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