U.S. Olympian sprinter Michael Johnson holds the Olympic Flame at Stonehenge. Johnson, who has won four Olympic gold medals and eight world championship gold medals, currently holds the world and Olympic records in the 400 meters and 4 x 400 meters relay.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Danny Lawson / Associated PressLink
Australian fans wave national flags as the pack rides in the 11th stage of the 2012 Tour de France cycling race.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOEL SAGET / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A man carrying a bull-shaped structure loaded with fireworks called Toro de Fuego, or Fire Bull, on his shoulders showers people with sparks during the San Fermin Festival.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: VILLAR LOPEZ / EPALink
French tattoo artist Chime kisses his son, Tamatoa, during the street art Mula Fest.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DOMINIQUE FAGET / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Nationalist protesters clash with police as Orangemen march in their annual commemoration of Protestant King William III's victory over Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PETER MUHLY / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A U.S. Army carry team moves the transfer case of U.S. Army Spc. Erica P. Alecksen, one of six soldiers killed on July 8 while conducting combat operations in Afghanistan.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Wilson / Getty ImagesLink
Tourists sunbathe as a salvage team begins preparations to refloat the half-submerged Costa Concordia cruise ship.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: VINCENZO PINTO / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Supporters of former Ukranian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko chant slogans during their protest in front of the high court, which postponed for the third time the appeal of a jailed Tymoshenko against her seven-year sentence for abuse of power.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: GENYA SAVILOV / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Tires burn as French prison employees protest "several recurrent difficulties to operate and manage the prison," said prison unions UFAP and UNSA.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JEFF PACHOUD / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Thousands of Indonesian workers march to demand higher wages and scrap the labor outsourcing policy.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROMEO GACAD / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A baby gorilla, born July 10, rests on its mother's chest at the zoo.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FREDRIK VON ERICHSEN / EPALink
Asian elephants at the Ueno Zoological Gardens, the oldest zoo in Japan. Founded in 1882, it is now home to more than 2,600 animals from 464 different species.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FRANCK ROBICHON / EPALink
A visitor walks through an installation at the Kieler Kunsthalle museum made of about 1 million photos downloaded and printed from the website Flickr by Dutch artist Erik Kessels.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: CARSTEN REHDER / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
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