James Holmes, identified by police as the shooter in the massacre at an Aurora, Colo., screening of the Batman film "The Dark Knight Rises," appears in court for the first time. His public defender, Tamara Brady, is at his side.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: R.J. Sangosti / PoolLink
Near the legislature building, police face thrown rocks during a demonstration against the state of the nation address by Philippine President Benigno Aquino.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NOEL CELIS / AFPLink
Firefighters battle a wind-whipped wildfire that began Sunday in Spain's Catalonia region near the town of La Jonquera, near the border with France. The blaze has destroyed about 17,000 acres. Four people had been reported killed as of Monday morning.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: LLUIS GENE / AFPLink
Torrential rain has saturated swaths of China. A man jumps a flooded path in the outskirts of Chongqing.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFPLink
Protest banners are reflected in a man's sunglasses as government employees demonstrate against the Spanish government's austerity measures.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DOMINIQUE FAGET / AFPLink
As Ramadan is commemorated, Kashmiri Muslims pray at the Shah-i-Hamdaan shrine.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TAUSEEF MUSTAFA / AFPLink
People stand amid the rubble of destroyed houses after a series of bomb attacks in Taji, north of Baghdad. At least 42 people were reported killed there and another 40 wounded. Bombings and shootings ripped across Iraq on Monday, killing at least 103 people in the deadliest day this year. Coordinated attacks in 13 cities are believed to indicate Al Qaeda's resurgence.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFPLink
Training for the Summer Olympics is in progress at the velodrome in Olympic Park. Marlies Mejias Garcia of Cuba rides the track.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ezra Shaw / Getty ImagesLink
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