Crime scene technicians work around a covered body on 5th Avenue after the shooting outside the Empire State Building on Friday. Authorities say a gunman shot and killed a former co-worker and was then killed himself by police in a gunfight that left nine other people injured.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Louis Lanzano / Associated PressLink
A time exposure photo of a thunderstorm with lightning strikes over Zurich.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALESSANDRO DELLA BELLA / EPALink
Satellite image released by NOAA shows Tropical Storm Isaac south-southwest of the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean. Haiti hunkered down Friday as forecasters warned that Tropical Storm Isaac could drench the impoverished country still recovering from a deadly earthquake.
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Children look out at the beach as Tropical Storm Isaac approaches. Isaac strengthened slightly as it spun toward the Dominican Republic and Haiti, but seemed unlikely to gain enough steam early Friday to strike the island of Hispaniola as a hurricane.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ricardo Arduengo / Associated PressLink
Fans soak up the atmosphere as Coheed and Cambria perform live on the Main Stage during Day 1 of Reading Festival 2012 in England.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Simone Joyner / Getty ImagesLink
A woman surfs in the waves of the so-called Eisbach canal, a popular site for surfers in the English Garden in Munich, Germany.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: CHRISTOF STACHE / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Chinese cosplay enthusiasts attend the 2012 Animation and Comics Fair. Cosplay, short for "costume play" inspired by manga, anime or comics characters, originated in Japan in the mid-1990s and has grown in popularity among youth in China despite the ongoing disputes between the two countries over islands in the East China Seas known as Diaoyudao or Senkaku islands.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: HOW HWEE YOUNG / EPALink
People mourn the death of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, outside the national palace, the official residence of the prime minister. Thousands gathered outside the entrance to the palace to grieve, four days after Zenawi died of an unknown illness.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rebecca Blackwell / Associated PressLink
Alan Lawrence, skipper of the yacht Intasure Hooligan, looks for wind ahead of the Lipton Cup sailing regatta in False Bay. The Lipton Cup, for which only L26 boats are eligible, is the oldest and most prestigious regatta of its kind in Africa.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NIC BOTHMA / EPALink
Jose Eduardo dos Santos and MPLA supporters gather at the Square of Independence. Angola will hold general elections on Aug. 31, which will define the composition of parliament and the names of the president and vice president of the republic.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PAULO NOVAIS / EPALink
A Sunni gunman fires his AK-47 machine gun during clashes that erupted between pro- and anti-Syrian regime gunmen in the northern port city of Tripoli. The latest round of fighting first erupted on Monday in northern Lebanon and at least 15 have been killed in Tripoli this week and more than 100 have been wounded in fighting that is a spillover from Syria's civil war.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hussein Malla / Associated PressLink
The Egyptian army install barbed wire fences in front of the Presidential Palace in Cairo, as anti-Morsi opposition parties and groups are expected to hold demonstrations against what they say is a Muslim Brotherhood takeover of state institutions.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KHALED DESOUKI / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Family members put a new set of clothing on the preserved body of their relative during a traditional ritual called "Ma'nene" in Indonesia. The ritual is held once every few years when family members gather to clean the graves and change the clothes of their deceased relatives to honor their spirits.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Elang Herdian / Associated PressLink
South Korean students wearing traditional Korean costumes perform during a graduation ceremony at Sungkyunkwan University.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ahn Young-joon / Associated PressLink
A 5-day-old baby hippopotamus and its mother, 21-year-old Kibu, at the National Zoo.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AHMAD YUSNI / EPALink
Investigators at the scene where a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy was injured in a single-vehicle collision at West 92nd Street and South Normandie Avenue.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles TimesLink
Free Syrian Army fighters take cover Wednesday as they exchange fire with regime forces in the city's Salaheddin neighborhood.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JAMES LAWLER DUGGAN / AFPLink
A Free Syrian Army fighter dodges sniper shots fired by government forces Wednesday in the city's Salaheddin neighborhood..
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JAMES LAWLER DUGGAN / AFPLink
A Syrian woman holds her child as she and others take refuge at a border crossing in hopes of entering one of the refugee camps in Turkey.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Muhammed Muheisen / Associated PressLink
Mine workers attend a memorial service at the Lonmin platinum mine, where police shot and killed 34 striking miners and wounded 78 others last week.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Themba Hadebe / Associated PressLink
Police arrest a group asylum seekers from Iraq who have exhausted their rights to appeal at the Immigration and Naturalization Service. The Iraqis were calling for their asylum application to be reexamined.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MISCHA RAPMUND / AFPLink
People try to salvage their belongings, including a mud-stained sofa, after heavy monsoon rains triggered flash floods. At least 34 people have been killed in the storms.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ARSHAD ARBAB / EPALink
Indian laborers load coal into trucks at a warehouse at the Bari Bharmana railway station. India's opposition lawmakers have demanded Premier Manmohan Singh's resignation after a report that the country lost $33 billion by allocating coal mine licenses instead of auctioning them.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JAIPAL SINGH / EPALink
A street entertainer covered in gold performs for pedestrians. In Portugal, the historical home of some of Europe's biggest gold reserves, the number of jewelry stores, which include cash-for-gold shops, increased 29% in 2011 from a year earlier, a study commissioned by parliament found.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mario Proenca / BloombergLink
Men on horseback ride into their village after gathering bulls for the "capeias arraianas," a traditional bullfighting festival held every August in villages on the Portuguese-Spanish border.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NUNO ANDRE FERREIRA / EPALink
A new image of the surface of Mars taken by NASA's rover Curiosity.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: HO / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
U.S. champion air guitarist Matt Burns and reigning world champion Aline Westpha of Germany wield their axes at the the 2012 Air Guitar World Championships. A new champion will be crowned Friday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: VESA RANTA / EPALink
Members of an Andalusian trade union march from the gardens of Moratalla Palace in a protest against government spending cuts.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: RAFA ALCAIDE / EPALink
A Sunni gunman steps through a hole blown in a wall amid street fighting that has spilled into Lebanon between supporters and opponents of the Syrian regime of President Bashar Assad.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hussein Malla / Associated PressLink
Protesters rally outside the courthouse for the sentencing of the killer of white supremacist Eugene TerreBlanche. Chris Mahlangu received a life sentence two years after TerreBlanche was hacked and bludgeoned to death.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Denis Farrell / Associated PressLink
The former Tempelhof Airport is turned into an indoor campground at the Campus Party 2012 technology festival. The Campus Party brings together 10,000 technology enthusiasts, hackers, nerds and bloggers for five days to concentrate on finding solutions to five problems proposed through the European Digital Agenda from the European Commission.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sean Gallup / Getty ImagesLink
Giraffes wait at adjoining windows for the London Zoo's annual weigh-in, in which keepers record the vital statistics of more than 16,000 animals in their care.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA / EPALink
An female baby orangutan looks up to its mother in their enclosure at the zoo in Gelsenkirchen. The birth Friday was unexpected because mother Sexta is 40 years old.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROLAND WEIHRAUCH / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
American tourist Ella uses an iPad while riding a Wi-Fi-outfitted donkey led by her brother Aaron, in Kfar Kedem, a biblical reenactment park in the village of Hoshaya in the Galilee. Visitors riding donkeys through the Old Testament landscape can now also surf the Web while being transported across the land of the Bible. Organizers are hoping to connect the younger generation to ancient Galilean life while allowing them to like, share, tweet and snap the experience instantly to their friends.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ariel Schalit / Associated PressLink
A camper watches a distant lightning bolt strike from dark clouds near the Piz Titschal.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Arno Balzarini / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Simon, a border collie owned by Bailey Waite, of Salina, Kan., dives for a tennis ball during Pooch Plunge at Kenwood Cove water park. It was the last day the water park was open for the season. Dog owners were allowed to bring their pets to the pool for a swim from 5 to 8 p.m.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tom Dorsey / Salina JournalLink
A girl snaps marbles on the cloth of an artwork created by Atelier Omoya at the exhibition of the Art of the Light during "Magical Museum: Light Art Exhibition" at The Chiba Prefectural Museum of Art.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KIMIMASA MAYAMA / EPALink
Pigeons scatter as a boy chases them while running across a field.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DIVYAKANT SOLANKI / EPALink
President Obama boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Obama is traveling on a two-day campaign trip that will take him to Ohio, Nevada and New York.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JIM WATSON / AFPLink
An Arab boy jumps into the Mediterranean sea from the ancient wall surrounding the old city of Acre during the third day of Eid al-Fitr. One of the most important holidays in the Muslim world, Eid al-Fitr is marked with prayers, family reunions and other festivities.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ariel Schalit / Associated PressLink
Segundo Guato crosses a field as he cares for his livestock as the Tungurahua volcano throws ash and steam in the background.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dolores Ochoa / Associated PressLink
Endurance swimmer Diana Nyad is aided after she was pulled out of the water between while trying for the fourth time to swim across the Florida Straits from Cuba to the Keys. Nyad turns 63 on Wednesday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christi Barli / Florida Keys News BureauLink
A Pakistani family rides on a camel at Clifton beach to celebrate the second day of the religious festival of Eid al-Fitr. People traditionally visit the homes of their relatives and friends, and enjoy outdoor entertainment to celebrate the festival marking the end of the month of Ramadan.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ASIF HASSAN / AFPLink
Men play a game of dominoes next to the beach. Hot weather has set in with temperatures ranging between 99 and 106 degrees Fahrenheit in Spain.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Emilio Morenatti / Associated PressLink
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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