Telinekataja (in orange) and last year's winner, FC Lerssi (in white), in action during the Swamp Soccer Championships 2012. More than 300 teams and 5,000 players competed in the two-day event.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOHANNA KANNASMAA / EPALink
Japanese challenger Toshiyuki Igarashi, left, lands a left in the face of Philippine champion Sonny Boy Jaro during the WBC flyweight title match. Igarashi won by a split decision.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Shizuo Kambayashi / Associated PressLink
Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays a shot during a practice round at the Royal Lytham & St Annes golf club before the forthcoming British Open Golf tournament.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JON SUPER / Associated PressLink
Indian artists dressed as Hindu Goddess MahaKali perform in a trance during the final procession of the11-day traditional festival of "Bonalu," a ritual offering to the goddess MahaKali. The goddess is honored mostly by women during the Bonalu festival with offerings of food and dancing.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NOAH SEELAM / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Indian policemen detain Kashmiri teachers during a protest. Indian police used water cannons and detained dozens of teachers demanding raises in their salary and regularization of their jobs.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TAUSEEF MUSTAFA / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A collapsed house lies in a riverbank in the Hoshino River in Yame, following four days of torrential rainfall. Flood victims in Japan began a full-scale cleanup operation after record rainfall forced hundreds of thousands to flee and left at least 32 dead or missing.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KAZUHIRO NOGI / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
The Memphis Queen riverboat moves down the Mississippi River. A year after nearly record floods, the Mississippi River level has dropped so low that it's beginning to affect commercial operations. Port managers worry that their passages to the river could fill up with silt, and barge operators may have to lighten their loads.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Nikki Boertman / Associated PressLink
President Obama walks up the steps of Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, prior to departure en route to attend campaign events in Ohio.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SAUL LOEB / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
DJ Kyoko performs at the Tokyo Fashion Fuse event.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Greg Baker / Associated PressLink
An anti-nuclear protester waits to begin a march through downtown Tokyo. Tens of thousands of people gathered at a Tokyo park, demanding "sayonara," or goodbye, to nuclear power as Japan prepares to restart yet another reactor.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Greg Baker / Associated PressLink
Dozens of Palestinian children flash the victory sign with their chained hands during a protest, calling for the release of jailed Palestinain children in Israeli prisons. About 250 Palestinian children under the age of 18 are held in Israel.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ABBAS MOMANI / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A Palestinian farmer uses a wooden hammer to pick sabra fruit, or prickly pears, in a field in the northern West Bank village of Jalboun. The fruit is later sold in local fruit stands in the area.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mohammed Ballas / Associated PressLink
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