Seoul, South Korea — A woman snaps a picture of herself with national flags, displayed ahead of the day celebrating Korea's liberation from Japan's colonial rule, in front of Songpa-Gu Office.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ahn Young-joon / Associated PressLink
Amritsar, India — Pakistani rangers, in background, and Indian border security force personnel, foreground, perform the flag-off ceremony at an India-Pakistan border post. Pakistan celebrates its Independence Day on Tuesday, and India on Wednesday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NARINDER NANU / AFPLink
Den Bosch, The Netherlands — An aerial view taken using remote-controlled helicopter shows the ceremony honoring the Dutch Olympic team. The Netherlands won 20 medals at the 2012 London Olympic Games, including six gold medals.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PAUL RAATS / AFPLink
Ahmedabad, India — A young Indian schoolboy rides on the back a three-wheeled motorized rickshaw. Auto rickshaws, as they are popularly called in India, routinely carry more than their prescribed capacity and are used as a means of economical transport.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ajit Solanki / Associated PressLink
Nanyuki, Kenya — Chris Kasaija, a senior Ugandan air force pilot, is rescued from the wreckage of his helicopter. The wreckage of two Ugandan army helicopters was found Tuesday, two days after they crashed in a remote mountainous region of Kenya while flying to war-torn Somalia, army officials said.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFPLink
Sitra, Bahrain — A Bahraini Shiite protester throws Molotov cocktails toward riot police, who fired tear gas and bird shot in response, during clashes following a demonstration in solidarity with jailed Bahraini human rights and political activists. Several activists have been sent to jail since the start of Shiite led pro-democracy protests in the Gulf kingdom in February 2011.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH / AFPLink
Tel Aviv — About 350 Jewish immigrants from the U.S. arrive at Ben Gurion airport, where they were welcomed in a ceremony by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Over 100 of the immigrants are expected to join the Israel Defense Forces in the upcoming month.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Oded Balilty / Associated PressLink
Jalalabad, Afghanistan — An Afghan Muslim devotee, who lives and prays in isolation in a mosque during Itikaf, the last 10 days of the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan, reads from the Koran.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rahmat Gul / Associated PressLink
Engelberg, Switzerland — A hiker climbs toward the Blackenstock mountain in the canton of Obwalden, central Switzerland.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Arno Balzarini / KEYSTONELink
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