Research students from the University of Alabama measure wind speeds as Hurricane Isaac makes landfall. Isaac was packing 80-mph winds, making it a Category 1 hurricane.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Eric Gay / Associated PressLink
An uprooted tree lies across Poydras Street after Hurricane Isaac made landfall.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gerald Herbert / Associated PressLink
A reveler wipes tomato pulp from his face during the annual "tomatina" tomato fight fiesta in Bunol. An estimated 40,000 people, some from as far away as Japan and Australia, took up arms with 100 tons of tomatoes.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alberto Saiz / Associated PressLink
A man fends off a bull during the second bull run at the fiesta of San Sebastian de los Reyes near Madrid.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JUAN CARLOS HIDALGO / EPALink
A visitor looks at a picture by photographer Reza Deghati as he visits a photo exhibition of images by 33 international photojournalists held as part the events to mark the 75th anniversary of the Spanish Civil War bombings of Basque cities.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MIGUEL TONA / EPALink
A day laborer moves a sack of rice at the Uttar Pradesh state warehouse in Mishrikh. Indians living in rural areas on average eat 2,020 calories a day against a global average of 2,800, 11% less than they did in 1973, according to government and United Nations data.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sanjit Das / BloombergLink
A convict consoles his son while being taken to prison after a court verdict in a 2002 religious violence case. The court in western India found 32 people guilty Wednesday of charges ranging from murder to rioting for their part in deadly religious violence following a train fire on Feb. 27, 2002, that killed 60 Hindu pilgrims. Muslims were blamed for the fire, leading to weeks of rioting in which Hindu mobs rampaged through towns and villages burning Muslim homes and businesses.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AP / Associated PressLink
Pakistani firefighters extinguish a burning vehicle after it was set on fire by angry protesters over killings in their district. Over 20 people have been killed in alleged targeted killings in the last 48 hours. Ethnic, sectarian and politically linked violence has killed at least 740 people so far this year in the city of Karachi.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ASIF HASSAN / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Kenyan police officers kick down a wall made of steel sheets as they search for for protesters and any possible weaponry used during recent riots that have left three Kenyan police officers dead and over a dozen injured after a grenade attack on a police vehicle.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: IVAN LIEMAN / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Bolivian police commandos block a road in front of a residence where 2 tons of minerals suspected of containing uranium were found.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JORGE BERNAL / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Extras wearing Nazi uniforms wait for filming to continue on the set of the German Television production "Night over Berlin -- the Reichstags fire."
PHOTOGRAPH BY: HENDRIK SCHMIDT / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Police dog Dr. Max jumps out of a stroller to pursue a pretended pickpocket during a presentation of the K-9 unit of the police. The Dresden police organized an action day themed "Police and their animal helpers"
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ARNO BURGI / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Police try to help remove a car surrounded by water after its owner parked it to watch waves brought on by Typhoon Bolaven.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Children play in a water fountain.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Shizuo Kambayashi / Associated PressLink
Chinese swimmers warm up in the Aquatic Center during a training session ahead of the 2012 Paralympics.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lefteris Pitarakis / Associated PressLink
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