Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar intercepted by border authorities trying to cross the Naf River into Bangladesh sit on a boat before being sent back to Myanmar. Bangladesh has turned back more than 1,500 refugees fleeing religious violence in recent days, officials said. Fighting between majority Rakhine Buddhists and minority Rohingya Muslims in western Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, is posing a serious challenge for the national government.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anurup Titu / Associated PressLink
Tears fill a woman's eyes at a candlelight vigil to mourn Chinese labor activist Li Wangyang, who was found hanged to death under suspicious circumstances in a hospital in Hunan province on Wednesday. Li, 62, led workers in sympathy protests during the student demonstrations at Tiananmen Squre in Beijing in 1989 and served more than two decades in prison. Relatives and supporters refused to accept the official explanation that Li hanged himself.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Vincent Yu / Associated PressLink
JPMorgan Chase Chief Executive Jamie Dimon arrives at a Capitol Hill hearing room to testify before the Senate Banking Committee about his company's $2 billion in recent stock market losses.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Wilson / Getty ImagesLink
Jerry Sandusky arrives at the courthouse for the third day of his child sexual abuse trial.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Nabil K. Mark / Centre Daily TimesLink
A pack of cyclists seems to be pedaling upstream while passing a pair of spectators in an inflatable boat during the rainy fifth stage of the 76th annual Tour of Switzerland race.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PETER KLAUNZER / EPALink
Firecrackers explode on the streets of Warsaw, which was marred by clashes between fans of Poland and Russia both before and after their two national teams met in the preliminary round of the Euro 2012 soccer tournament Tuesday. Police arrested a total of 184 people, mostly Polish fans. On the field, the teams played to a 1-1 tie.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tomasz Gzell / EPALink
Danish fans get their game faces on at a rally before Denmark met Portugal in the Euro 2012 soccer tournament.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Markiian Lyseiko / EPALink
Costumed revelers make their way to Lisbon's Avenue of Liberty for a parade celebrating the feast of Saint Anthony of Padua, the city's patron saint.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Tiger Woods walks the ninth hole during a practice round for the U.S. Open golf tournament at the Olympic Club in San Francisco.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Eric Gay / Associated PressLink
Pedestrians walking near the Colosseum at night are a blur in a slow-shutter exposure.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alessia Pierdomenico / BloombergLink
Spanish miners, their relatives and residents rally to protest government cuts in subsidies to the mining industry.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: J. CASARES / EPALink
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