Syrian rebels hunt for snipers after attacking the municipality building in the city center of Selehattin, near Aleppo, on Monday during fights between rebels and Syrian troops. Syrian rebels "liberated" several districts of the northern city of Aleppo on Monday, a Free Syrian Army spokesman in the country's commercial hub said.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BULENT KILIC / AFPLink
This picture taken on Monday shows rescuers evacuating an elderly woman from her flooded home. Meanwhile, Beijing's propaganda chief has ordered Chinese media to stick to good news about weekend floods in the country's capital, according to a Tuesday report after the death of at least 37 people sparked fierce criticism of the government.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFPLink
People enjoy a high tide at the Arabian Sea coast after monsoon rains. Indians have been desperately waiting for the long-delayed deluge of this year's monsoon, the annual rains that replenish India's rivers and quench crops to keep this agricultural nation fed. So far, the rains were at least 22% below normal, several states faced drought and farmers feared grave losses.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rajanish Kakade / Associated PressLink
Azari Bland, 5, runs through the spray of the fountain at Johnnie W. Walker Park in Jackson, Fla., on Monday. Residents from around the Grand Park neighborhood surrounding Johnnie W. Walker Park beat the heat in the fountain at the edge of the park.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bob Self / The Florida Times-UnionLink
A Labrador golden retriever gets a shower at Germany's first dog wsh in Duisburg, Germany. The dog wash, which was installed in a pet store and runs as a self-service delivers a shower, shampoo and a hair dry.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Frank Augstein / Associated PressLink
Sri Lanka's bowler Thisara Perera, left, and teammates appeal successfully for a catch against India's batsman Virat Kohli, far right, during the second one-day international cricket match between Sri Lanka and India.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gemunu Amarasinghe / Associated PressLink
Kashmiri Muslim girls recite the Koran at a local religious school on the fourth day of the fasting month of Ramadan. During Ramadan, Muslims refrain from eating, drinking and smoking from dawn to dusk.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FAROOQ KHAN / EPALink
Afghans get free food donated by a private charity as they break their fast during the holy month of Ramadan.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rahmat Gul / Associated PressLink
Indonesian fans light flares during the Queens Park Rangers friendly football match against Indonesian team Persebaya as part of the Queens Park Rangers Asia Tour on Monday. Queen's Park Rangers defeated Persebaya 2-1.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JUNI KRISWANTO / AFPLink
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