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On Sunday, flight director Keith Comeaux, right, celebrates the Curiosity rover's successful landing on Mars with Martin Greco inside the Spaceflight Operations Facility at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge. Curiosity is equipped with a nuclear-powered lab that is capable of vaporizing rocks, ingesting soil and measuring habitability, potentially paving the way for human exploration of the Red Planet.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

This photo provided by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory shows the gravel on the surface of Mars' Gale Crater, where the Curiosity rover landed late Sunday. On the horizon is the rim of the crater. Part of the spring that released the lens' dust cover can be seen at the bottom right, near the rover's wheel. At top left is part of the rover's power supply. The lines across the top are an artifact from the sensor since the camera is looking into the sun.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Hot air balloons take to the skies over Bristol. The early morning flight of more than 20 balloons was organized as a preamble to the four-day Bristol International Balloon Fiesta, which starts on Thursday. Now in its 34th year, the fiesta is Europe's largest annual hot air balloon event.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Cardy / Getty Images

Paper lanterns float on the Motoyasu River in front of the Atomic Bomb Dome in Hiroshima. Tens of thousands of people marked the 67th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima as a rising tide of anti-nuclear sentiment swells in post-Fukushima Japan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KAZUHIRO NOGI / AFP

An Indian model showcases a creation by Shivan and Narresh during Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rajanish Kakade / Associated Press

Landscape architect Lisa Hankow paints a giant map of Berlin in the city center. The art installation, which will measure 50 meters X 50 meters when finished, is in the scale of 1:775, a design meant to coincide with the city's 775th anniversary in October.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sean Gallup / Getty Images

Washerwomen carry pots of water and coconuts during a Hindu ritual.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rajesh Kumar Singh / Associated Press

A patrol of the Ivory Coast Republican Force rides to a search operation in Bingerville, a town near Abidjan. A raid on an army base in Abidjan left at least six dead in the latest of a string of attacks targeting the military in the economic capital of the Ivory Coast.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ISSOUF SANOGO / AFP

Police officers, firefighters and FBI agents set up near the Cudahy, Wis., home of Wade Page, who opened fire at a Sikh temple in the Milwaukee suburb of Oak Creek on Sunday, killing six. Page was shot dead at the scene by a police officer.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: TASOS KATOPODIS / AFP

An Israeli soldier inspects a burned armored vehicle near the Kerem Shalom border crossing after unidentified gunmen crossed into Israel from Egypt on Monday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DAVID BUIMOVITCH / AFP

A Filipino man rests after pedalling a vehicle loaded with drinking water through floodwaters in an area northeast of Manila. Overnight rains triggered by a southwest monsoon affecting the Philippines flooded parts of Manila as well as neighboring provinces.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROLEX DELA PENA / EPA

German police officers carry an anti-capitalist protester away from the occupy camp in front of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt. Police have put up barricades around several dozen tents and have asked people to leave voluntarily. Several protesters banged drums or blew whistles and chanted "Occupy! Occupy!" The clearing follows a court ruling upholding city rules against camping on city-owned parkland.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mario Vedder / DAPD

A Syrian man shouts as residents gather at the scene of a bombed building purportedly hit during Syrian army shelling which was targeting the Free Syrian Army command center, but hit a residential neighborhood located nearby.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ACHILLEAS ZAVALLIS / AFP

Afghan security officials and private guards inspect the wreckage of a bus that was damaged in a roadside bomb blast in the Paghman district of Kabul. Eight people were killed and seven were injured.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: S. SABAWOON / EPA

Women mourn during the military funeral of 16 Egyptian soldiers killed in an attack on an army outpost in the border town of Rafa. Egypt has sealed off Sinai in the wake of the attack and announced the indefinite closure of the Rafa border crossing. Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi promised a harsh response to the attack and said the military would bring Sinai under control.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KHALED ELFIQI / EPA

Filipino rescuers dig for survivors where four homes collapsed in a landslide north of Manila. Relentless rains submerged half of the sprawling Philippine capital, triggered a landslide that killed eight people and sent emergency crews scrambling to rescue and evacuate tens of thousands of residents.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mike Alquinto / Associated Press

Chinese rescuers help evacuate residents from their homes in east China's Zhejiang province ahead of Typhoon Haikui. China evacuated 200,000 people from Shanghai as the typhoon is expected to make landfall just south of the city late Tuesday or Wednesday. It is the third typhoon in a week to bear down on the east coast and could be the most powerful storm to hit since 2005.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: STRDEL / AFP

Stranded motorists after a crash involving a big rig and a pickup truck that blocked the eastbound 10 Freeway in Baldwin Park and left two people hurt, the California Highway Patrol reported. The crash occurred about 7:20 a.m. at Baldwin Park Boulevard, said CHP Officer Monica Posada. Crews worked to remove the wreckage and clean up diesel fuel that spilled on to the roadway.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

One of the first views from NASA's Curiosity rover, which landed on Mars on Sunday. The image shows what lies ahead for the rover -- its main science target, Mt. Sharp. The rover's shadow can be seen in the foreground, and the dark bands beyond are dunes. Mt. Sharp has a height of about 3.4 miles, greater than Mt. Whitney in California.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP

Two horses take cover under a tree as snow covers the landscape after a massive cold front moved in over the country. Local farmers say it is the worst snowfall in 15 years.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KIM LUDBROOK / EPA

A woman seen through a window covered with raindrops walks in the street. Meteorologists forecast a mix of rain and sun for the next week in southern Germany.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: VICTORIA BONN-MEUSER / DPA

A street entertainer blows bubbles as she performs on the Royal Mile to promote their shows during in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest arts festivals in the world; established as an alternative to the International Festival, also held in August, and celebrates its 66th anniversary this year.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dan Kitwood / Getty Images

A child whose family was driven from its home by the rebellion in eastern Congo waits in the rain with others for aid to be distributed at a camp for the country's 280,000 internally displaced refugees.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jerome Delay / Associated Press

A boatload of Filipino flood victims is ferried to safety in San Juan, east of Manila. Widespread flooding that had paralyzed the capital began to ease Wednesday as cleanup and rescue efforts focused on distressed residents, some still marooned on their roofs.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOHN JAVELLANA / Associated Press

Muddy floodwaters submerge streets in Marikina, east of Manila.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Aaron Favila / Associated Press

Cars and other debris tossed about by floodwaters came to rest in haphazard piles in Quezon, east of Manila.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FRANCIS R. MALASIG / EPA

Teagan Rogers, 10, cools off under a spray of water at Borah Pool. The temperature Tuesday in Boise tied the record of 106 degrees.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Darin Oswald / Idaho Statesman

A Long Beach police SWAT team goes door to door looking for a suspect in a takeover robbery early Wednesday at a Rite Aid store. Officers shot and killed one suspect and wounded another about a mile and a half from the store. The third suspect remained at large.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

Manju, an Indian vendor, makes yarn umbrellas to sell on the side of the road.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NARINDER NANU / AFP

Visitors at the annual Edinburgh Fringe Festival feel their way through an installation at the Camera Obscura attraction. The festival, among the largest art festivals in the world, was established as an alternative to the International Festival, also held in August, and celebrates its 66th anniversary this year.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dan Kitwood / Getty Images

A forest fire rages in the hills above Messina on the Italian island of Sicily, where hot, dry conditions are blamed for many recent blazes.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FRANCESCO SAYA / ANSA

Civil Defense Force personnel march during a celebration of Singapore's Independence Day.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wong Maye-E / Associated Press

Fireworks explode during the national celebration to mark the 47th anniversary of Singapore's independence.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wong Maye-E / Associated Press

A.J. Mills, 7, of Leominster, Mass., gets a hug Wednesday from his sister, Spc. Megan Mills of the Army National Guard, who just returned from a yearlong deployment in the Middle East.. She surprised him by throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before his baseball game.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: John Love / Fitchburg Sentinel & Enterprise

A young Indian Hindu devotee dressed as the Hindu god Lord Krishna stands among family members before a dress competition on the eve of "Krishna Janmashtami." The Janmashtami marks the birth of Lord Krishna.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MANJUNATH KIRAN / AFP

A National Cadet Corps cadet leads a snake awareness show during a training camp.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SANJEEV GUPTA / EPA

Mountain rescuers recover the propeller of the U.S. warplane C-53 Skytrooper "Dakota," which crashed in 1946 on the Gauli Glacier in the Bernese Alps. Three climbers discovered a propeller piece at the end of July.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gaetan Bally / KEYSTONE

Riot police stand near a bus burned by students during a protest to demand President Sebastian Pinera's government to improve the quality of public education.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CLAUDIO SANTANA / AFP

Sikh community and family members carry a casket with the body of a shooting victim during the funeral service at the Oak Creek High School in Oak Creek, Wisc. Six people were killed on Sunday after a gunman attacked a congregation during worship at a Sikh temple outside Milwaukee.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KAMIL KRZACZYNSKI / EPA

Emergency service workers search through rubble on the ruins of homes destroyed by a collapsed reservoir in Daishan county in east China's Zhejiang province. The reservoir collapsed early in the day killing 10 and injuring 27 people in the downstream village.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: LEE MIN / FEATURECHINA

A Pakistani policeman keeps vigil as Shiite Muslims beat their chests during a religious procession. Shiite Muslims observe the death anniversary of Imam Hazrath Ali on the 21st day of Ramadan every year.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ARIF ALI / AFP

American Brooke Crain, left, passes Alise Post, also of the U.S., who crashed in a BMX cycling women's semifinal run during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christophe Ena / Associated Press

The team from Great Britain competes during the synchronized swimming team free routine final at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Great Britain finished sixth in the event.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark J. Terrill / AP

Hot air balloons take part in an illuminated night glow at Ashton Court at the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta on Thursday in Bristol, England. Now in its 34th year, the festival is Europe's largest annual hot air balloon event in the city that is seen by many balloonists as the home of modern ballooning.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Cardy / Getty Images

A stuntman pretends to play the piano in the air as he and his cardboard instrument are lifted by a hot air balloon during the Piano.lt summer festival. Vilnius remains one of the few European capitals allowing hot air balloons to fly over the city.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PETRAS MALUKAS / AFP

Indian Hindu devotees pray before forming a human pyramid to break a dahi-handi, or curd-pot, suspended in the air during celebrations of Janmashtami, which marks the birth of Hindu God Lord Krishna. Hindu men and boys receive prize money by constructing a human pyramid till it is tall enough to enable the topmost person to reach the pot and claim the contents after breaking it.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PUNIT PARANJPE / AFP

Three newborn snow leopards lay in their hutch on Wednesday at the Szeged zoo, which is south of Budapest. Visitors can see the young animals beginning mid-August.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CSABA SEGESVARI / AFP

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