Soldiers carry wooden crosses during funerals of those who died during floods in Krymsk. Intense flooding in the Black Sea region of southern Russia killed nearly 170 people after torrential rains dropped nearly a foot of water, forcing many to scramble out of their beds for refuge in trees and on roofs.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sergey Ponomarev / Associated PressLink
Revelers keep an eye on an advancing bull as they run with the bulls during the San Fermin festival.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alvaro Barrientos / Associated PressLink
Humor at the San Fermin festival, courtesy of an American from Colorado, outside a bar with friends following the fourth day of bull runs.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JIM HOLLANDER / EPALink
Commuters crowd the Churchgate station railway platform, unwittingly underscoring one aspectof World Population Day. Africa and Asia will see the fastest urban population growth in the next 40 years, a United Nations report said earlier in the year, noting that India and China are leading the surge. Earth's population is expected to roughly triple by 2050 compared to a century earlier.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PUNIT PARANJPE / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A Kanwaria, worshipper of Hindu god Shiva, rests with others during a pilgrimage. During the Hindu lunar month of Shravana, Kanwarias perform a ritual pilgrimage in which they walk the roads of India clad in saffron and carrying ornately decorated canisters of the sacred water of the Ganges river over their shoulders, to take back to Hindu temples in their hometowns.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kevin Frayer / Associated PressLink
No, this isn't Pamplona, Spain, again. It's Brussels, where statues of cows painted with the national flags of various European countries are arrayed in front of the European Parliament as dairy farmers protest the overproduction of milk, causing a drop in the prices the farmers get.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Yves Logghe / Associated PressLink
A girl looks at goldfish for sale at a night market. Night markets, called Pasar Malam, were set up about three decades ago as an evening alternative for small-time traders.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Vincent Thian / Associated PressLink
Firefighters battle a four-alarm fire in an abandoned warehouse at Front Street and Girard Avenue in the Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia. Officials say one firefighter had to be taken to a hospital for injuries suffered in a fall. His injuries were not life-threatening.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Joseph Kaczmarek / Associated PressLink
A three-story building collapsed during monsoon rains. No casualties were reported in the incident.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SANJEEV GUPTA / EPALink
A child drinks from a canister at a feeding center. About 19 million people are threatened by famine in the area. European Union countries and international partners pledged to funnel an extra $1.2 billion into the Sahel region in West Africa.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: HELMUT FOHRINGER / EPALink
A woman adjusts her son's graduation cap at sunset in a garden.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kin Cheung / Associated PressLink
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