Young monks gather and pray at Tergar Monastary to celebrate the 28th birthday of Ogyen Trinley Dorje the 17th Karmapa, at Bodhgaya, in Bihar district. The 27-year-old Karmapa is the spiritual head of the Karma Kagyu school, one of the four sects of Tibetan Buddhism, and he is a possible successor to the Dalai Lama.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFPLink
A Pakistani official uses a steamroller to crush bottles of liquor during a ceremony to mark International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime issued an annual report declaring Pakistan a poppy-free country but said it is used as a route for the smuggling of drugs worth $30 billion from Afghanistan.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ASIF HASSAN / AFPLink
Indian flood victims sit in a raft as rescue service members paddle through flood waters. The flooding in the northeastern Assam state Tuesday turned grim with most of the rivers breaching embankments and inundating new areas. Road links have been cut off in many places and at least 10 people have died, according to local news reports.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anupam Nath / Associated PressLink
Swimmers warm up in the pool ahead of the start of competition on Day 2 of the 2012 US Olympic Team trials.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FREDERIC J. BROWN / AFPLink
Extreme sportsman Marc Sluszny from Belgium in action during the world record attempt of "100-meter vertical run" at the Belgacom tower.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JULIEN WARNAND / EPALink
Jenny Arnerich lifts her son Wyatt, 5, up into the flowing wall of water from an artificial waterfall at the Joe Humbert Family Aquatic Center in Milton-Freewater, Ore., while another son, Colin, 14, joins in the celebration of summer on Monday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JEFF HORNER / Walla Walla Union-BulletinLink
Diver Calvin Longstaff, 43, briefly swims away from a sunken boat at Pass-a-Grille, Fla., Marina. High winds and heavy rains spawned by the approaching Tropical Storm Debby caused the damage.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dirk Shadd / The Tampa Bay TimesLink
An Israeli firefighting plane extinguishes a forest fire on the western edge of Jerusalem. The fire was blazing at the entrance of the holy city, which saw at least 36 firefighting crews working for two hours with the help of six planes to control the flames.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MENAHEM KAHANA / AFPLink
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France reacts after defeating Lleyton Hewitt of Australia during their first round men's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, England.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tim Hales / Associated PressLink
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