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The Falcon 9 rocket streaks into the sky behind a model of NASA's space shuttle, heading for a rendezvous with the International Space Station and opening a new era of dollar-driven spaceflight.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Craig Rubadoux / Florida Today

A crane lifts the wreckage of a train after an accident at a station about 105 miles north of Bangalore. A passenger train rammed into a parked freight train and burst into flames before dawn, killing more than a dozen people, officials said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press

Niagara Falls emergency officials rescue a man who plunged over Niagara Falls and survived an apparent suicide attempt Monday. The man is only the third person known to have gone over without a safety device and live. A waiting helicopter flew him to Hamilton General Hospital, where a spokeswoman says he has critical but non-life-threatening injuries.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Harry Rossetani / Associated Press

An Iraqi stands in a haze from a heavy dust storm which shut the capital's airport.


Pakistani volunteers and local residents carry the body of a protester beside a burning car after gunmen opened fire on a rally. At least 10 people were killed as violence erupted in Pakistan's most populous city after unknown gunmen opened fire, police said.


African Union advance during an attack on Afgoye, the stronghold of Al Qaeda-linked al-Shabab militants southwest of the capital Mogadishu. African Union forces and Somali troops launched a heavy attack on Afgoye, aiming to capture the rebel stronghold. The photographer says at least five al-Shabab fighters were killed and several others, including a TV cameraman, were wounded in heavy fighting.


Iraqi soldiers carry coffins containing the remains of dead comrades at this border crossing. Iraq nd Iran have exchanged the remains of 98 Iranian soldiers and 13 Iraqi soldiers killed during the 1980s war between the two nations, officials said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Nabil al-Jurani / Associated Press

French photographer and filmmaker Raymond Depardon poses with photographers during the photo call of "Journal de France" presented as part of the Seances Speciales (special screenings) at the 65th Cannes film festival.


Trumpeters prepare to play a tune to break the Guinness world record for the world's longest line of fanfare trumpeters at The Guards Museum, Wellington Barracks. More than 100 trumpeters, made up of seven different military units and decked in full ceremonial uniform, aligned and simultaneously played a well-known fanfare.


Torchbearer Natalie Hawkins, 20, from Street, stands with the Olympic flame in front of Glastonbury Tor. The Olympic flame arrived in the Great Britain on Friday and is on the first leg of a 70-day relay involving 8,000 torchbearers covering 8,000 miles.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Cardy / Getty Images

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