An Aurora Police Department detective takes a witness statement following a shooting that left 12 people dead.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Karl Gehring / THE DENVER POSTLink
Jacob Stevens, 18, hugs his mother Tammi Stevens after being interviewed by police outside Gateway High School, where witnesses were brought for questioning after a shooting at a movie theater.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barry Gutierrez / Associated PressLink
Police use a video camera to look inside an apartment where the suspect in a shooting at a movie theater lived.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ed Andrieski / Associated PressLink
Syrian soldiers celebrate in the Midan area. Syrian regime forces routed rebel fighters from the neighborhood.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: LOUAI BESHARA / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland climbs up the bank to the 4th tee after hitting a wayward shot from the 3rd fairway during the second round of the 2012 British Open Golf Championship.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PETER MUHLY / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
High school students shout during a summer military camp for students at the Cheongryong Self-Denial Training Camp on Daebu Island. About 80 students took part in the three-day camp to strengthen their bodies and minds.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ahn Young-joon / Associated PressLink
Bull rider Ardie Maier from Timber Lake, S.D., gets tossed by Flash Card as he competes during the California Rodeo Salinas.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Richard Vogel / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
People cheer during a rally marking the 33rd anniversary of the Sandinista revolution, toppling of dictator Anastasio Somoza.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Estbean Felix / Associated PressLink
People walk past the derailed coaches of the Vidarbha Express train near Kasara. According to media reports at least three people were killed and 31 injured after the train collided with the derailed coaches of a local train.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DIVYAKANT SOLANKI / EPALink
A Palestinian boy buys electric lights in preparation for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan at the old market in Jabaliya Refugee Camp in North Gaza Strip. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calender, a month of fasting in which participating Muslims refrain from eating, drinking and sexual activity from dawn until sunset.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALI ALI / EPALink
A man looks at a fire that has destroyed nearly 50,0000 acres of forest.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MELANIE MAPS / LUSALink
Dog handler Courtney Moore with Shyann during a graduation of detector dogs at Auckland International Airport.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Simon Watts / Getty ImagesLink
The crew aboard the International Space Station, orbiting at an altitude of approximately 240 miles, recorded a series of images of Aurora Australis, also known as the Southern Lights, on Sunday. NASA astronaut Joe Acaba, flight engineer, recorded the series of images from the Tranquility node. The Canadarm2 robot arm is in the foreground.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Joe Acaba / NASALink
Mathias Malzieu, singer in the French group Dyonisos, performs on the second day of the 37th Paleo Festival Nyon on Wednesday. With six days of festivities, 230,000 spectators expected over 210 concerts and shows, Paleo Festival Nyon is the biggest open-air festival in Switzerland and one of Europe's major musical events.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FABRICE COFFRINI / AFPLink
Residents surround a water tanker sent by civil authorities to ensure they get their daily supply of fresh water. With the country's growing population and especially the migration to cities, a severe water shortage has hit the capital, a media report said.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANINDITO MUKHERJEE / EPALink
Sailboats parade in the Crozon bay during the 2012 "Tonnerres de Brest" maritime festival, which features thousands of traditional sailboats.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FRED TANNEAU / AFPLink
Three 6-week-old male snow leopard (Uncia uncia) cubs are held by keepers prior to their medical examination in the Szeged Game Park southeast of Budapest, Hungary.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Zoltan Gergely Kelemen / MTILink
The pack with Bradley Wiggins of Britain, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, climbs Col des Ares during the 17th stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 89 with start in Bagneres-de-Luchon and finish in Peyragudes, Pyrenees region, France.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Laurent Cipriani / Associated PressLink
Flood-affected villagers travel on a boat on the outskirts of Gauhati, India. Due to continuous rain for the last few days, the water level in the Brahmaputra River and its tributaries have started to rise and has inundated many areas of Assam.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anupam Nath / Associated PressLink
Children at Batsogile Primary School hold signs as they prepare to join in a national singing of happy birthday to beloved former President Nelson Mandela, who turns 94 on Wednesday. The nation's 12 million schoolchildren began their day with a special birthday song, ringing with the line: "We love you father." Many South Africans affectionately refer to Mandela as Mandiba, his clan name.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Rita Jones, 9, holds a candle with other participants at a service at the Cathedral of St. Raphael celebrating the area's Catholic nuns. A group of concerned Roman Catholics organized the thanksgiving service to show support for the sisters in their strained relations with church leadership at the Vatican, which is calling for a dramatic overhaul of their mission and ministries.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jeremy Portje / Telegraph HeraldLink
Evyn Schaeffer, 4, of Scotia, N.Y., cools off in a sprinkler at the Tri City BMX Track as the mercury hit 98 degrees in Rotterdam, one degree short of the record set in 1900.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Peter R. Barber / The Daily GazetteLink
Afghan girls practice the martial art at Osho institute in Herat. Afghan girls take keen interest in learning self defense using martial arts.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JALIL REZAYEE / EPALink
A distraught man turns away from a wildfire consuming a nearby hill near Patras, about 200 kilometers southwest of Athens.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: GIOTA KORBAKI / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Human rights activists continue to chant slogans from the back of a police vehicle after being arrested during a sit-in protest in front of the Nepalese prime minister's residence. Police arrested dozens of activists who were protesting the dissolution of Nepal's constituent assembly.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PRAKASH MATHEMA / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A Cambodian security guard stands watch at Preah Vihear temple north of Phnom Penh as nearly 500 Cambodian troops and an undisclosed number of Thai forces withdrew Wednesday from the demilitarized zone near the 11th century temple, which the International Court of Justice awarded to Cambodia in 1962.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Heng Sinith / Associated PressLink
Patrick Karabaranga, a warden at the Virunga National Park, plays with an orphaned mountain gorilla in the park's gorilla sanctuary. The Virunga park is home to some 210 mountain gorillas, approximately a quarter of the world's population. Four orphans that live in the sanctuary are the only mountain gorillas in the world not living in the wild, having been rescued after their parents were killed by poachers or intercepted as traffickers tried to smuggle them out of the park.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PHIL MOORE / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Portuguese dancer Romeu Runa performs during a rehearsal of the ballet "The Old King" in Cloitre des Celestins as part of the 66th Avignon Theater Festival.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BORIS HORVAT / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Ian Poulter of England plays a bunker shot during the third practice round prior to Thursday's start of the 141st British Open at the Royal Lytham & St Anne's course.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Stuart Franklin / Getty ImagesLink
LeBron James joins U.S. Olympic basketball teammates in stretching exercises during a training session as the Americans prepare for the Summer Games starting next week in London.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDREW YATES / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Fans cheer on riders leading a breakaway in the 197-kilometer 16th stage of the Tour de France.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: LIONEL BONAVENTURE / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Decorations are hung outside a Hebron shop in anticipation of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which begins Friday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: HAZEM BADER / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A mother Persian leopard and two of her cubs explore their enclosure at the Hanover zoo. The mother leopard gave birth to triplets -- a male and two females -- in late May and they have now started to get acquainted with their outdoor habitat.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JULIAN STRATENSCHULTE / EPALink
In this photo released by the office of the Egyptian presidency, Egyptian troops demonstrate their skills at a graduation ceremony attended by President Mohammed Morsi, unseen, in Cairo. Morsi hailed the Egyptian army and its commanders at a time the newly elected Islamist president and the military council, which took power after the ouster of Hosni Mubarak last year, are in the midst of a power struggle.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sheriff Abd El Minoem / Egyptian PresidencyLink
A man splashes a bucket of water on participants of a water festival in Seoul. The event promotes tourism of local county offices ahead of summer vacation season.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lee Jin-man / Associated PressLink
Pakistani health worker Naela Emanuel, left, gives a polio vaccine to a child in a Christian neighborhood in Islamabad, Pakistan. Only Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria are on the World Health Organization's list of countries where polio is endemic, yet last June, the Taliban in North Waziristan, Pakistan, announced a ban on all polio vaccinations until U.S. drone assaults in that area end, effectively ensuring tens of thousands of children under 5 will not be vaccinated.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Muhammed Muheisen / Associated PressLink
Cambodian soldiers wave from the top of their tank as they travel near Preah Vihear temple. Cambodia will redeploy its troops from the provisional demilitarized zone (PDZ) around the temple on Wednesday, in compliance with an order of the International Court of Justice.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MAK REMISSA / EPALink
An Indian family on a motorcycle protect themselves with an umbrella from a heavy monsoon showe. The monsoon rains that usually hit India from June to September are crucial for farmers whose crops feed hundreds of millions of people.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mahesh Kumar A / Associated PressLink
An Afghan laborer grinds wheat at a traditional mill in Nahr-e Shahi district of Balkh province on Monday. Poverty and an ongoing insurgency by the ousted Taliban still pose a threat to the stability of the country.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: QAIS USYAN / AFPLink
Nepalese migrant Suraj Maharjan, 14, with his face and body painted, collects donations during the Ghanta Karna or "Gathemangal" festival in Kathmandu, Nepal. Suraj, who migrated from Palung village to the capital of Kathmandu, became a symbolic demon known as "Bhoot" to celebrate the festival. The "Bhoot" collects donations and receives food from the community. At the end of the festival, people drag him with straw effigies to a nearby river. The ritual is believed to ward off all sins and diseases.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NARENDRA SHRESTHA / EPALink
Activists of the Jamaat-e-Islami political party march during a protest rally. Thousands of Pakistani activists shouted "death to America" at the latest rally protesting the lifting of a 7-month blockade on NATO supplies into Afghanistan.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: A MAJEED / AFPLink
Kathy Gore runs with the Olympic flame at Seaford Head, with a view of the Seven Sisters cliffs, in southern England.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Chris Radburn / LOCOGLink
Trees burn near a house in a forest fire near Vilaflor, Spain. Two wildfires in the Canary Islands threatened two natural parks in an important tourist archipelago off the West African coast.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andres Gutierrez / Associated PressLink
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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