People stand in front of a collapsed building a day after a magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck northern Italy, toppling old buildings as well as new factories and warehouses. The quake, which followed a May 20 magnitude 6.0 quake in the same area, dealt another blow to one of the country's most productive regions at a time when Italy is struggling to restart its economy.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luca Bruno / Associated PressLink
A child walks between tents in a camp set up by the Italian Civil Protection organization for earthquake victims. The death toll from Tuesday's quake climbed to 17 after rescuers found the body of a worker who had been previously listed as missing.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DANIEL DAL ZENNARO / EPALink
Californian Dylan Bird, 13, of Pebble Beach waits his turn during the early rounds of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. California sent a total of 16 spellers to the national competition, which will wrap up Thursday,
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jacquelyn Martin / Associated PressLink
Children come eye to eye with a Pacific white-sided dolphin at the Beijing Aquarium, which houses more than 1,000 species of marine and freshwater fish.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARK RALSTON / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Missuula, a 7-week-old puma, tries to snag her keeper at the Friedrichsfelde Zoo. Missuula weighs about 6 1/2 pounds and is the first puma kitten to be raised at Friedrichsfelde in 22 years.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: STEPHANIE PILICK / EPALink
Protesters and riot police scuffle in front of City Hall during a rally by municipal workers opposed to the city's plans to privatize local sanitation services and award a contract to repair city garbage trucks to a private company. The employees attempted to disrupt a city financial committee meeting, where a final vote on the moves was expected, but were repelled by police using pepper spray.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SOTIRIS BARBAROUSIS / EPALink
Masked miners carry felled trees to barricade a highway during a strike called to protest subsidy reductions imposed as part of austerity measures adopted by Spain in an attempt to slashing its swollen deficit and reduce it's near-25% unemployment rate.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Juan Manuel Serrano Arce / Associated PressLink
Spanish Civil Guards move in to disperse miners protesting cuts in government subsidies.
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Joanne Gregory carries the Olympic torch on a hand-drawn canal boat across the historic Pontcysyllte Aqueduct as the Olympic flame makes its way to London on Day 12 of its 70-day relay involving 8,000 torchbearers and covering 8,000 miles.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christopher Furlong / Getty ImagesLink
Refugees from northern Mali wait for treatment at the Imbaidou refugee camp in Niger. Tuareg and Islamist rebels failed to break an impasse over the formation of a breakaway state in northern Mali, a plan which has swiftly unraveled over a disagreement on implementing Islamic law.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ISSOUF SANOGO / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A woman crosses a flooded street on a row of tables in Wuhan. China is hit by big summer rainfalls every year, as heavy downpours across large swathes of the country trigger flooding, landslides and other rain-related disasters.
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Roger Federer serves to Romanian Adrian Ungur during their second-round match at the French Open tennis tournament. Federer won in four sets.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KENZO TRIBOUILLARD / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
An Indian woman carries paddy in a basket in the village of Digaru Mukh,. India plans to export up to 7 million tons of rice this year and a similar amount in the next fiscal year, according to government figures.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anupam Nath / Associated PressLink
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