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Kobe Bryant, top right, shakes hands with some Chinese fans during a goodwill tour in central China's Hubei province.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press

Children jump into a public swimming pool.


Spanish bullfighter Javier Conde goes through his routine.


Miners demonstrate for higher wages.


Students at a Hindu school look out from a window.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Niranjan Shrestha / Associated Press

A man and his daughter sleep on a bed under the shadow of a tree on a street median. Many Pakistanis sleep outdoors to escape the heat in their homes.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Muhammed Muheisen / Associated Press

Members of the Free Syrian Army move between two buildings on the outskirts of the Salaheddin neighborhood.


Syrians buy bread from a bakery in the Azaz neighborhood Wednesday on the outskirts of Aleppo. Bread and other daily needs have become harder to get in some areas in Syria. Thursday, a rocket struck a bakery in the rebel-held Qadi Askar neighborhood, killing at least 25 people, activists said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Khalil Hamra / Associated Press

At a residential building on the outskirts of the Salaheddin neighborhood, a member of the Free Syrian Army tries to spot positions held by government forces.


An Iraqi policeman inspects the scene of a car bomb attack. At least three people were killed and 12 others wounded, police said.


Guards stand at the entrance of an air force base that came under attack by militants before dawn Thursday, sparking a heavy battle with security forces.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: B.K. Bangash / Associated Press

Masked protesters gather outside the Ecuadorian embassy, where Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks, has been staying for nearly two months in a bid to avoid extradition to Sweden on allegations of sexual assault. Ecuador said Thursday it would grant political asylum to Assange.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dan Kitwood / Getty Images

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