A Filipino resident swims in polluted waters as he tries to salvage items from his house after two empty barges rammed into shanties on stilts in a poor community in Manila. A tropical storm roughed up seas and dumped torrents of monsoon rains in central and northern Philippines, leaving at least three people dead and causing barges to smash into dozens of shanties along Manila Bay.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AARON FAVILA / Associated PressLink
A man stands near a flooded area with stranded hogs. More heavy rain has pounded North Korea, flooding buildings and farmland and forcing stranded people and their livestock to take shelter atop rooftops.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kim Kwang Hyon / Associated PressLink
From left; Nick D'Arcy of Australia, Michael Phelps of the United States and Dinko Jukic of Austria compete in heat 5 of the men's 200-meter butterfly on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre in London.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Bello / Getty ImagesLink
Hindu devotees bathe in the Bagmati River before heading toward the Pashupatinath Temple to offer prayers to Lord Shiva, Hindu god of destruction, on the outskirts of Kathmandu. According to the Nepali calendar, Shravan is considered the holiest month of the year, with each Monday of the month -- known as Shravan Somvar -- when worshipers offer prayers for a happy and prosperous life.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PRAKASH MATHEMA / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A Syrian rebel fighter sets ablaze a picture of Syrian President Bashar Assad after rebels captured a checkpoint in the village of Anadan after a 10-hour battle. The strategic checkpoint of Anadan secures the rebel fighters free movement between the northern city of Aleppo and Turkey.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ISKANDAR KAT / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Syrian rebel fighters celebrate on top of a tank captured from the Syrian government forces at a checkpoint in the village of Anadan.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JUNOT DIAZ / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A bee hovers over a blossom in eastern Germany. Meteorologists forecast warm and sunny summer weather for the following days in the region.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MATTHIAS HIEKEL / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Yekaterina Samutsevich, a member of feminist punk group Pussy Riot, stands behind bars in a court in Moscow. Three members of the band are facing trial for performing a "punk prayer" against Vladimir Putin from a pulpit of Moscow's main cathedral before Russia's presidential election in March, in which he won a third term.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mikhail Metzel / Associated PressLink
A Pakistani man sells women's clothes as he prepares for the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr festival, which is celebrated at the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Pakistan. Muslims across the world are observing the holy month of Ramadan, which prohibits eating, drinking, smoking and sex from dawn to dusk.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ARSHAD ARBAB / EPALink
Protesters gather outside the announcement of the 100 Day Plan at the City Council buildings in Christchurch, New Zealand. City planners were given 100 days to come up with a new look for the buildings after the earthquakes of February and June 2011.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Martin Hunter / Getty Images AsiaPacLink
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Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in Germany, where a woman sits on a grass-made sofa in Frankfurt, Germany. The so-called "Main-Sofa" highlights the upcoming "Day of... View Post»