Basque dancers perform during a Mass celebrating the Feast of the Assumption at Begona Basilica.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALFREDO ALDAI / EPALink
Filipinos ride makeshift rafts on a road that remains flooded a week after heavy monsoon rains in Pasig City.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROLEX DELA PENA / EPALink
With the Earth serving as a backdrop below (above?), Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka snapped this photo of a Soyuz spacecraft docked at the International Space Station.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: GENNADY PADALKA / EPALink
Computer gaming fans pass the Hitman exhibition booth in Cologne, where Gamescom has started with a record number of exhibitors. More than 600 companies present software, hardware and accessories for interactive entertainment.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: OLIVER BERG / EPALink
The Berlin Zoo's new baby elephant, Anchali, is presented to the public for the first time with her mother, Pang Pha, in their enclosure. The baby, born Sunday, is about 3 feet tall and weighs about 350 pounds.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROBERT SCHLESINGER / EPALink
A multicolored carpet composed of thousands of begonias presents an irresistible photo opportunity for tourists visiting Brussels' Grand Place. The floral display takes place over four days every two years.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JULIEN WARNAND / EPALink
Jakarta residents, some carrying their belongings in boxes on their heads, shove their way aboard a train at the Pasar Senen station as Muslims across Indonesia head to their hometowns to celebrate the Muslim Eid al-Fitr festival, which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MAST IRHAM / EPALink
Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives at an awards ceremony for Russia's Olympians at the Kremlin.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MAXIM SHEMETOV / POOLLink
Police unload what was reportedly described as "an important quantity of cocaine" seized from a merchant ship during an operation in which 31 people were arrested at sea. The shipment reportedly originated in South America and was headed for Galicia, Spain.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: VICTOR LOPEZ / EPALink
Women pray in the courtyard of the Al Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City as Muslims observe Lailat al-Qadr, which falls on the 27th day of the fasting month of Ramadan and marks the night when the first verses of the Koran were revealed to the Prophet Mohammed through the archangel Gabriel.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AHMAD GHARABLI / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Smoke rises from behind the Dama Rose hotel after an explosion that injured three people and caused minor damage. Members of the United Nations mission in Syria have been staying at the Dama Rose. The bombing, for which a Syrian rebel group claimed responsibility, reportedly targeted a meeting of military officers.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SANALink
Twisted remains of bicycles and other debris are left in the wake of a bombing at a bazaar that injured up to 14 people The explosion came a day after a series of bombing killed up to 50 people across the war-torn country.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AREF KARIMI / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A man practices tai chi in a park in Beijing.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ED JONES / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
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