Sudanese refugees rejoice in prayer in a makeshift church at the Yida refugee camp close to the border with North Sudan in Yida. The Yida refugee camp has swollen to nearly 60,000 as refugees flee from South Kordofan in North Sudan, with new arrivals numbering 300 to 600 a day.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Paula Bronstein / Getty ImagesLink
An image released by the Syrian opposition's Shaam News Network shows a man dousing a fire with water as the flames engulf his shop in the restive central city of Homs. The Syrian army kept up its bombardment of rebel neighborhoods of Homs, activists said, after 79 people were killed in violence across the country the previous day.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: - / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A Kashmiri Muslim woman wails outside the Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jeelani shrine, which was damaged in a fire last week, after it was reopened to the public in Srinagar. The fire destroyed the revered Muslim shrine in Indian-administered Kashmir last week, prompting anti-government protests by residents angered over an alleged slow response by firefighters.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mukhtar Khan / Associated PressLink
An Indonesian worker checks silkworm at a silk fiber factory in Bogor. The silk industry in Indonesia has a longstanding history in traditional handicrafts, mostly in batik clothing and textiles.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ADI WEDA / EPALink
A ladybird crawls across an ear of barley. The barley harvest has begun in Saxony.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MATTHIAS HIEKEL / EPALink
Two girls take photos of the "Torch bearer" statue, seen in front of dark clouds bathed in dark red by the setting sun, at Maschsee in Hanover.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JULIAN STRATENSCHULTE / EPALink
Levi Leipheimer of the U.S., at center in light blue jersey, rides in the pack during the second stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 129 miles with the start in Vise and finish in Tournai, Belgium.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Laurent Cipriani / Associated PressLink
Spectators watch the start of the second stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 129 miles in Vise.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christophe Ena / Associated PressLink
Najmeh Arshad, an Iranian woman whose father was killed when a U.S. warship shot down an Iranian airliner 24 years ago, scatters flowers into the Persian Gulf during a ceremony remembering the 290 passengers at the spot where the airliner was downed. The Vincennes shot down the Iran Air A300 Airbus on July 3, 1988, shortly after it took off from Bandar Abbas for Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Vahid Salemi / Associated PressLink
A tree sitting atop a vehicle is offered as free firewood, as cleanup continued after Friday's storm. Around 2 million utility customers are without electricity across a swath of states along the East Coast and as far west as Illinois as the area recovers from a round of summer storms that has also caused at least 17 deaths.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Karen Mahabir / Associated PressLink
Jane Blais, left, owner of River Rise Resort, and her friend Jeanne McDonald, paddle past the roof of a gazebo that is submerged in the flood waters from the Santa Fe River, which covered much of the 50 acres at the resort, in High Springs.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brad McClenny / The Gainsville SunLink
People relax in the evening by the Arabian Sea coast in Mumbai.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rafiq Maqbool / Associated PressLink
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