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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 Press

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 / EPA

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 Images

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 Images

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 Images

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 / EPA

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 Images

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 Images

Mountain bike rider Dylan Sherrard rides off a cliff at Whistler Mountain Bike Park in Canada. He survived.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JONATHAN HAYWARD / Associated Press

Men compete in a palm tree-climbing race as part of independence day festivities in Indonesia.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MAST IRHAM / EPA

Visitors watch "kingyo", or goldfish, swimming in a polyhedral aquarium on the opening day of the Art Aquarium Exhibition.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Koji Sasahara / Associated Press

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 Press

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 Press

A honey bee approaches a sunflower at a park in Zama, west of Tokyo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Itsuo Inouye / Associated Press

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.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JULIAN STRATENSCHULTE / DPA

Spanish bullfighter Javier Conde goes through his routine.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CARLOS DIAZ / EFE

Miners demonstrate for higher wages.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP

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.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ACHILLEAS ZAVALLIS / AFP

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.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ACHILLEAS ZAVALLIS / AFP

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

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KHALIL AL-A'NEI / EPA

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

Basque dancers perform during a Mass celebrating the Feast of the Assumption at Begona Basilica.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALFREDO ALDAI / EPA

Filipinos ride makeshift rafts on a road that remains flooded a week after heavy monsoon rains in Pasig City.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROLEX DELA PENA / EPA

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 / EPA

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 / EPA

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 / EPA

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 / EPA

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 / EPA

Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives at an awards ceremony for Russia's Olympians at the Kremlin.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MAXIM SHEMETOV / POOL

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 / EPA

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 Images

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: SANA

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 Images

A man practices tai chi in a park in Beijing.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ED JONES / AFP / Getty Images

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 Press

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 / AFP

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 / AFP

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 Press

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: AFP

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 / AFP

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 Press

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 Press

A hiker climbs toward the Blackenstock mountain in the canton of Obwalden, central Switzerland.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Arno Balzarini / KEYSTONE

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 Images

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 Images

Visitors scramble over the Holocaust memorial during warm and sunny weather in Berlin.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Steffi Loos / Associated Press

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 Images

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 Images

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 Press

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 Press

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 / EPA

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 / EPA

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 Press

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 Press

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 Images

Noah Bozyk, 7 weeks, is hoisted into position for a photo op during a Stanley Cup party hosted by his great-uncle, L.A. Kings player Dustin Penner.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

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Talk about taking in strays:  A 1½-year-old sloth bear wandered into the Indian village of Lakhapada after following a herd of goats and has taken up residence with family there ever since.

There are reminders of World War II and the Cold War-era in Germany, where portraits of victims killed at the former Berlin Wall at the Bernauer Strasse memorial are on display for the 61st anniversary of the wall’s construction. Some researchers estimate 500 to 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.

The violence in Syria continues as a bombing near the Dama Rose hotel in Damascus injured three people and caused minor damage. In Marea, children watch an anti-regime demonstration after Friday noon prayers as government troops pounded rebel bastions in Aleppo and other parts of Syria.

On the sports front, the  Lakers’ Kobe Bryant shakes hands with fans while on a goodwill tour in China after the London Summer Olympics; surfer Adriano De Souza of Brazil wins his first-round heat at the Billabong Pro Tahiti; a cyclist navigates Whistler Mountain Bike Park in Canada; and Indonesian men compete in a palm tree-climbing race to mark the 67th anniversary of the island nation’s independence in Jakarta.

In Afghanistan, a bomb rigged to a bicycle explodes in a bazaar in Herat, injuring up to 14 people one day after a series of bombings killed up to 50 people across the war-torn country.

Also in the news, fans rally outside the Russian embassy in London in support of the Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot, three of whose members were sentenced to two years in prison in Russia after being convicted of hooliganism; Southern African leaders meet for a summit that will try to nudge Madagascar and Zimbabwe toward new elections under “road maps” that are a test of the region’s commitment to democracy; and Pakistani Muslim women shop for jewelry at a market ahead of the Muslim festivities of Eid al-Fitr in Karachi.

Elsewhere, a huge, multicolored carpet of blooming begonias beckons tourists to the Grand Place in Brussels; Basque dancers perform at a special Mass at Begona Basilica in Spain; and supporters of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe welcome him during the country’s Heroes Day Commemorations in Harare.

Add stops in Germany, Russia, Nepal, Singapore, Japan and the International Space Station to round out the report.

1 Comment

  1. August 21, 2012, 9:39 am

    This is a "sport" I hate to see photographs of, and yet I do. Ones like this though, do not do what they ought, which is show the torture that the animals go through and the cruelty involved. If we are going to document this, we should speak up for those who can't.

    By: Sara

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