Red Cross and Sea rescue members, and Spanish Civil Guard agents, help some immigrants as they arrive in southern Spain. An inflatable boat with 52 sub-Saharan immigrants onboard was intercepted four miles off Alboran Island in Almeria while they were trying to reach the coast.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PAQUET / EPALink
People cool down in a swimming pool in Daying county, in southwestern China's Sichuan province.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AP / Associated PressLink
Indian Muslims attend traditional prayer during the Eid al-Fitr festival at the ruins of the Feroz Shah Kotla mosque. Muslims around the world celebrate the Eid al-Fitr festival and observe Eid-al-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: HARISH TYAGI / EPALink
Dancers of the Feeling Fantasy dance studio perform during the 43rd Debrecen Flower Festival. Hungarians celebrate St. Stephen's Day on Monday, one of the most important national holidays commemorating the foundation of their state.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ZSOLT CZEGLEDI / EPALink
Catholics carry the Virgin of El Rocio, a small wooden statue depicting the Virgin Mary, during a procession. This procession called 'Virgin's Coming' is celebrated every seven years.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JULIAN PEREZ / EPALink
A pedestrian walks past a giant graffiti artwork of an eye painted on a wall. Greece's troika of international creditors, the ECB, the European Commission and the International Monetary Fund, will return to Athens in early September to assess progress as the Samaras administration seeks to hammer out 11.5 billion euros in budget cuts for 2013 and 2014.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Angelos Tzortzinis / BloombergLink
Supporters of Julian Assange, the founder of the WikiLeaks whistle-blowing website, wait outside the Ecuadorian Embassy where Assange has been living since June in London. Several South American nations have declared their support for Ecuador's decision to grant asylum to Assange while he faces extradition to Sweden over allegations of sexual assault.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Oli Scarff / Getty ImagesLink
Festival goers enjoy the music at the V Festival at Hylands Park.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Samir Hussein / Getty ImagesLink
Endurance swimmer Diana Nyad swims in the Florida Straits between Cuba and the Florida Keys. Nyad, 63, is trying to be the first swimmer to cross the Florida Straits without a shark cage.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Null / Getty ImagesLink
Indian villagers perform a religious ritual over a dead wild elephant at Kiranchandra Tea garden. Indian forest officials had previously treated this injured wild elephant in the India-Nepal border area for a bullet injury after its herd was attacked by Nepalese villagers in Nepal's Jhapa district.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DIPTENDU DUTTA / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
One of the suspects involved in an attack on Palestinian youths is escorted by an Israeli policeman into the Magistrate's Court in Jerusalem. Jerusalem police arrested three Jewish teens suspected of a brutal hate attack on young Palestinians, and magistrates remanded in custody another suspect detained a day ago.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: OHAD ZWIGENBERG / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Visitors to Gatorama's Alligator Hatching Festival watch as a baby alligator emerges from its shell near Palmdale, Fla. The animal park got 3,233 alligator eggs from this year's harvest of more than 37,000 eggs gathered by state-sponsored hunters. In the wild only 2% of the gators will mature but at the park 98% will mature. Visitors to the park can hold a egg in their hands and watch the baby gator being hatched.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: J Pat Carter / Associated PressLink
Bardog Tavern bartender Amanda Parks taunts the crowd to get them to try their hand at the dunk tank during the bar's alley party following the 3rd Annual Breakaway Runners/Bardog Tavern 5k benefiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jim Weber / The Commercial AppealLink
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