Thousands of striking miners singing and carrying sticks march on on the Lonmin Marikana mine, as workers accused police of shooting their colleagues in cold blood during a crackdown that killed 34. Armored police trucks and two police helicopters kept watch as around 3,000 miners arrived at the entrance to the mine owned by the world's No. 3 platinum producer, Lomin, where a deadly strike has killed 44 people
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALEXANDER JOE / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Marcel Hug of Switzerland competes in the Men's 800-meters on Day 7 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Julian Finney / Getty ImagesLink
Competitors wearing Spider Man costumes lift a race model up before the start of the Cannonball 2000 annual car race. Fifty high-performance cars will race from London to Milan, Italy, and back via Barcelona, Spain; Monte Carlo and Paris.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Peter Macdiarmid / Getty ImagesLink
Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, left, receives flowers from Thai Muslim women during a visit. Security was tight during the prime minister's visit to the south, where a complex insurgency has plagued the area near the border with Malaysia since 2004, claiming thousands of lives, both Buddhist and Muslim.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MADAREE TOHLALA / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A teju lizard sits in the grass during a pet fair. The annual pet fair with more than 90 exhibitors takes place this weekend.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FRANZISKA KOARK / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
An Afghan villager is processed for biodata by a soldier from U.S. Army's 3rd Platoon, Delta Company during a patrol in Kandahar. NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen shared his "deep concerns" over the rising number of insider attacks on NATO troops with Afghan President Hamid Karzai. There have been more than 30 such attacks so far in 2012.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TONY KARUMBA / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
This image taken from video filmed by an independent cameraman shows Syrian men throwing buckets of water toward a burning building in Myasar neighborhood. Government jets bombed the residential area of Myasar, reducing many of its buildings to rubble and causing a huge fire.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated PressLink
Indian policemen detain a Tibetan exile shouting slogans during a protest against the visit of Chinese Defense Minister Liang Guanglie. The defense ministers of India and China agreed Tuesday to resume joint military exercises frozen two years ago, signaling a thaw between the Asian giants even as regional relations are tense over the disputed South China Sea.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Saurabh Das / Associated PressLink
Steve Chavez drinks water from his backpack after fighting a brush fire near Adobe Road. In Northern California, several fires broke out, including one in Colusa County north of Sacramento that had surged to 1,000 acres and forced the closure of Highway 16.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kent Porter / The Press DemocratLink
Israeli military cadets check their gear during training in a forest at training grounds in northern Israel.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ariel Schalit / Associated PressLink
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