Schenectady, N.Y. firefighter-paramedic Jon Wayand moves a hose into place as the former Luigi's restaurant on Barrett Street burns out of control Thursday. The property had been vacant for years and there were no injuries, according to officials.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PETER R. BARBER / THE DAILY GAZETTELink
People on the promenade along the Arabian Sea at high tide are inundated in Mumbai, India. Several low-lying areas in the commercial capital have been waterlogged due to intermittent rains since Wednesday, according to news reports.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rajanish Kakade / Associated PressLink
Competitors set sail at the start of the three-day Blue Ribbon yachting race around Lake Balaton in Balatonfured, Hungary. This year around 570 sailboats started the largest round-the-lake yachting competition of Europe.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: GABOR TURCSI / MTILink
Nearly 50 balloons from all over Europe participated in the European Balloon Festival in Igualada, Spain. The event is the biggest collection of balloons in Spain and it takes place across four days.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SUSANA SAEZ / EFELink
Chinese rescue workers evacuate residents from the flood-ravaged town of Nanchong in southwest China's Sichuan province. China is hit by downpours every summer, often causing fatalities as seen in 2010, when the nation's worst flooding in a decade left more than 4,300 people dead or missing.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFPLink
Fans wave a French flag as cyclists fly by in the fifth stage of the 2012 Tour de France, which begins in Rouen and finishes in Saint-Quentin.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOEL SAGET / AFPLink
Fireworks dot the sky over the Harbor Freeway in Los Angeles about 8:45 p.m. on the Fourth of July.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles TimesLink
Fireworks ignite the sky at the the Newport Dunes in Newport Beach.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Patrick T. Fallon / Los Angeles TimesLink
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