Juli Kisan plays with Buddu, a 1½-year-old sloth bear, outside her family's home. The wild bear wandered into Lakhapada following a herd of goats and had lived with the family ever since. He is now in the care of Indian wildlife officials.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Biswaranjan Rout / Associated PressLink
A young boy jumps from stone to stone beside a waterfall in Naracoorte Cave on the Singapore Zoo's newly opened Wallaby Trail at Night Safari. The trail features 13 new mammals, birds and reptiles from the Australasian region.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: STEPHEN MORRISON / EPALink
Syrian children watch from their doorstep as their elders stage an anti-regime demonstration after noon prayers. Government troops pounded rebel bastions in Aleppo and other parts of Syria and fierce fighting was reported in Damascus.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BULENT KILIC / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A masked protester joins a rally outside the Russian Embassy in support of the Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot, whose members were found guilty of hooliganism and sentenced to two years in prison after staging an anti-Kremlin protest in a Moscow church. Supporters gathered in several cities around the world Friday in a show of solidarity.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dan Kitwood / Getty ImagesLink
Dancers perform at the 32nd summit of the Southern African Development Community at Joaquim Chissano Conference Centre in Maputo. Southern African leaders were meeting to discuss a strategy to nudge Madagascar and Zimbabwe toward new elections under "road maps" that are a test of the region's commitment to democracy.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
An model/animal rights activist from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, wearing little more than body paint, protests outside an outlet of the French luxury handbag maker Hermes to highlight what it calls the company's cruel treatment of snakes, lizards and other reptiles in Indonesia.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALEX HOFFORD / EPALink
Pakistani Muslim women shop for jewelry at a market ahead of the Eid al-Fitr holiday, which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ASIF HASSAN / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Adriano De Souza of Brazil shoots the curl on the way to winning his first-round heat in the Billabong Pro Tahiti surfing competition.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: STEVE ROBERTSON / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Mountain bike rider Dylan Sherrard rides off a cliff at Whistler Mountain Bike Park in Canada. He survived.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JONATHAN HAYWARD / Associated PressLink
Men compete in a palm tree-climbing race as part of independence day festivities in Indonesia.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MAST IRHAM / EPALink
Visitors watch "kingyo", or goldfish, swimming in a polyhedral aquarium on the opening day of the Art Aquarium Exhibition.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Koji Sasahara / Associated PressLink
A man shields his candle before performing a ritual for Kuse Aunsi, Nepal's version of Father's Day, at the Gokarneshwar Hindu temple. Under Kuse Aunsi tradition, children with living fathers show their appreciation by giving presents and sweets, and those whose fathers are deceased pay tributes at Gokarneshwar temple.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Niranjan Shrestha / Associated PressLink
Artists work on a giant city map of Berlin being painted on a concrete square in the city. The map, measuring 50 meters by 50 meters, will be opened to the public on Aug. 25 for the 775th anniversary celebration of the founding of Berlin.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gero Breloer / Associated PressLink
A honey bee approaches a sunflower at a park in Zama, west of Tokyo.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Itsuo Inouye / Associated PressLink
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