Rescue workers use jackhammers to look for people trapped after a huge wall collapsed in Manila. Two people were killed when the wall fell as heavy rains pounded the Philippine capital, bringing floods that have been worsened by garbage clogging the city's sewers and drains, officials said.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NOEL CELIS / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Workers from the Center for Orangutan Protection take blood sample from a tranquilized female named Yeti getting a medical checkup at Taman Satwa Taru Jurug Zoo. Orangutan populations in Indonesia's Borneo and Sumatra are facing severe threats from habitat loss, illegal logging, fires and poaching. Conservationists have predicted that without immediate action, orangutans are likely to be the first great ape to become extinct in the wild.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated PressLink
Passionate supporters of the Fretilin Party attend a rally ahead of parliamentary elections this weekend.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANTONIO DASIPARU / EPALink
An exhibition of the European Organization for Nuclear Research entitled the Universe of Particles features a slow-speed representation of traces left by the collision of particles. U.S.-based physicists Tuesday reported finding strong hints of the Higgs boson, the elusive "god particle" believed to give objects mass, but said European data is needed to confirm any potential discovery. If physicists can confirm the existence of the Higgs boson, the last missing piece in the standard model of physics, the announcement would rank among the most important scientific breakthroughs of the last century.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FABRICE COFFRINI / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A helicopter drops water on a wildfire racing up Vitosha Mountain near Sofia. Israel has dispatched two special planes to help Bulgaria battle the large fire raging in a nature reserve.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DIMITAR DILKOFF / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
David Ferrer of Spain exults after defeating Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina to advance to the quarterfinal round of the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anja Niedringhaus / Associated PressLink
Luke Isaacs, 7, of Stanford leads Leeanne out of the arena after winning a ribbon during the Open/Youth Holstein and Jersey Show at the Lincoln County Fair near Stanford.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Clay Jackson / Advocate MessengerLink
Members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard celebrate after launching a missile during maneuvers in the Iranian countryside. The Revolutionary Guard test-fired several ballistic missiles on Tuesday, including a long-range variety capable of hitting U.S. bases in the region as well as Israel, Iranian media reported.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mostafa Qotbi / Associated PressLink
Indian women carry material in pans on their heads at a construction site. The Indian economy grew at just a 5.3% rate in the first quarter, its slowest quarterly expansion in nine years.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DIPTENDU DUTTA / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Belarusian athletes perform during a parade celebrating Day of the Republic, Belarus' independence day. The holiday commemorates the day of liberation of Belarussian territory from Nazi Germany's troops in 1944.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TATYANA ZENKOVICH / EPALink
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