Torre de Macanes, Spain — Firefighters of Alcoy and Elda try to extinguish a blaze in Torre de Macanes. One person was killed and three injured as firefighters battled wildfires across Spain, authorities said, the latest victims in a sweltering summer of forest fires.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PEDRO ARMESTRE / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Berlin — A young woman looks at portraits of victims killed at the former Berlin Wall at the Bernauer Strasse memorial on the 61st anniversary of the construction of the walln. German researchers recently launched a project to identify the people killed along the border between East and West Germany during the Cold War. Some researchers estimate between 500 and 700 people died between 1949 and 1989, mostly East Germans attempting to flee west who were killed by East German border guards, though no official number exists.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sean Gallup / Getty ImagesLink
Berlin — Visitors scramble over the Holocaust memorial during warm and sunny weather in Berlin.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Steffi Loos / Associated PressLink
Valenzuela, Philippines — Flood-ravaged Filipinos lineup for food relief at a church distributed by the Red Cross in Valenzuela. Philippine authorities warned that an intensifying storm could bring more misery to the flood-battered capital and surrounding areas, where nearly half a million people are in evacuation centers.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NICOLAS ASFOURI / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Herat, Afghanistan — An Afghan girl looks on as she works in a traditional brick factory on the outskirts of Herat. Afghanistan's economy is expected to grow at 4.9% annually between now and 2025, the World Bank said July 1, though with good management the figure could rise to 6.7%.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AREF KARIMI / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
New Delhi — Followers of Indian yoga guru Baba Ramdev surround a bus as he is detained inside in New Delhi. Waving Indian flags and shouting slogans, protesters climbed into a row of police buses parked around the sprawling New Delhi fairground that Ramdev and his supporters had occupied for the past four days.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rajesh Kumar Singh / Associated PressLink
Kokrajhar, India — An Indian riot refugee sleeps as her child reads a book at a relief camp during India's ruling Congress party President Sonia Gandhi visit in Kokrajhar, India. The recent rioting in the northeast between ethnic Bodos and Muslim settlers mainly involved land rights. At least 53 people died and about 400,000 were forced to flee their homes and take shelter in government-run relief camps.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anupam Nath / Associated PressLink
Gaza City, Gaza Strip — A Palestinian man leads a horse into the water to have a bath on the beach as Palestinians enjoy a summer day at the seashore west of Gaza City.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALI ALI / EPALink
San Sebastian, Spain — A group of Spanish youngsters enjoy a meringue-pie fight held at Zurriola beach in San Sebastian during celebration of the "Semana Grande," or "Big Week." The local festivities run from Aug. 11 to Aug. 18.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JUAN HERRERO / EPALink
Harare, Zimbabwe — Supporters of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe welcome him during the country's "Heroes Day" commemorations in Harare. Zimbabwe's president says his party's symbol of a raised fist was used to fight colonial-era white rule and is not a gesture of violence toward fellow Zimbabweans. President Mugabe urged the nation to prepare peacefully for a referendum on a new constitution and elections afterward.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi / Associated PressLink
Songchon County, North Korea — North Korean soldiers try to drive their military truck from a riverbed to a road during operations to help victims of flooding near Songchon County. Floods killed at least 169 North Koreans nationwide and destroyed tens of thousands of homes.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: David Guttenfelder / Associated PressLink
London — A passenger waits for transport at Heathrow International Airport's Terminal 4 in London. Monday is expected to be one of the busiest days at Heathrow's terminals as Olympic teams, officials and visitors depart the capital after the end of the 2012 London Olympic Games.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dan Kitwood / Getty ImagesLink
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