Team GB fans wave Union Jacks as they enjoy the atmosphere on Day 5 of the London Olympics at Eton Dorney.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Quinn Rooney / Getty ImagesLink
Great Britain's Heather Stanning and Helen Glover celebrate after winning the gold medal for the women's rowing pair in Eton Dorney.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Chris Carlson / Associated PressLink
White House guests watch as President Obama walks across the South Lawn toward Marine One.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Haraz N. Ghanbari / Associated PressLink
Mime artists Viola, left, and Maciek take a break in the shade, near the Brandenburg Gate. The Polish street artists used to perform in front of the landmark.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gero Breloer / Associated PressLink
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey world-famous Clown Alley demonstrates the proper "pieing" technique as hundreds of circus fans break the Guinness World Record for the biggest shaving cream pie fight.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brandon Wade / InvisionLink
Rescuers help a resident cross a swollen river after a mudslide in Yunnan province, which killed at least three people and left 11 missing.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: STR / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Russian policemen arrest an opposition activists during a protest to demand the right to assemble.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: OLGA MALTSEVA / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Rebel Free Syrian Army fighters capture a policeman, who the rebels say is a pro-regime militiaman, as they overrun a police station.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: EMIN OZMEN / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A national parks ranger inspects a dead 30-ton humpback whale at Newport Beach. The whale washed up as rough seas lashed parts of Australia's east coast.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TORSTEN BLACKWOOD / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Workers collect litter in front of the U.S. embassy gate after flooding brought on by Typhoon Saola forced the embassy to close for the day. At least eight people have died in the storm, officials say.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JAY DIRECTO / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Diners sit on toilet-shaped seats in a toilet-themed restaurant. Themed restaurants in China have become popular recently to attract the growing middle class and their spending power.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PETER PARKS / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A Congolese woman prays during an ecumenical service for peace. North Kivu province has been wracked by conflict in recent months, as M23 rebels pitch themselves against the Congolese army.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PHIL MOORE / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A woman shops for rakhi, or sacred thread, on the eve of the Hindu festival Raksha Bandhan.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NARINDER NANU / AFPLink
Bolts of lightning streak to the ground as a severe thunderstorm moves through the eastern part of the state.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mike Lawrence / Associated PressLink
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