Local schoolchildren wave Union Jack flags as they cheer on the torchbearers on Day 38 of the London 2012 Olympic torch relay.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ben Birchall / LOCOG / Associated PressLink
Constitution books and a mannequin's head rest on the lawn in front of the presidential Bellevue Palace after members of the Occupy movement fired the items with a catapult.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MAURIZIO GAMBARINI / EPALink
Poppies bloom in a field. After weeks of capricious weather, which brought flooding to some parts of the United Kingdom over the weekend, forecasters are predicting the hottest day of the month later this week.
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Nepalese police detain anti-government protesters who are demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai, near the airport in Katmandu. The protesters tried to block Bhattarai's motorcade as he returned home Monday from a U.N. conference in Brazil.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Niranjan Shrestha / Associated PressLink
Kashmiri residents try to put out a fire at the 200-year-old shrine of Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jeelani in Srinagar. The blaze prompted anti-government protests by residents angered over what they said was a slow response by firefighters. The cause of the fire was not immediately known.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dar Yasin / Associated PressLink
Ephriam Ko, 6, climbs high in a stand of bamboo as his father, Van Thawng of Myanmar, tends to his crops at the Global Growers Network's Bamboo Creek Farm in Stone Mountain. The new 14-acre incubator farm is designed for farmers who have fled their native countries to seek new agricultural opportunities. Most of the farmers grow crops native to their homeland for their own consumption and to sell to other resettled refugees in the Atlanta area.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ERIK S. LESSER / EPALink
A Kenyan vendor carries second-hand shoes at the Gikomba open-air market in Nairobi. Local dealers welcomed a recent move by Kenya's finance minister, Njeru Githai, to lower taxes on such merchants.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SIMON MAINA / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A Pakistani man, who was displaced from a village in Sindh province by the 2010 floods, plays with his son near his makeshift tent in a slum on the outskirts of Islamabad. Many Pakistanis sleep outdoors during the summer to escape the heat indoors.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Muhammed Muheisen / Associated PressLink
A pilgrim says a prayer after walking barefoot on a rocky terrain to the Hill of Appearance in Medjugorje. It is believed that the Virgin Mary showed herself and conveyed messages of peace to six children at the site on June 25, 1981.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Amel Emric / Associated PressLink
Indian Border Security Force soldiers stand guard as Hindu pilgrims begin their annual journey from Baltal Base Camp to the holy Amarnath Cave Shrine in Baltal. Every year, hundreds of thousands of pilgrims trek through treacherous mountains in Kashmir to reach the Amarnath cave, located at an altitude of 12,729 feet.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TAUSEEF MUSTAFA / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Italian fans react as they watch the quarter-final match against England on a giant screen in Kiev during the Euro 2012 football championships.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: GENYA SAVILOV / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
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