A Free Syrian Army fighter stands at the front line in the Amariya district in Aleppo.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Manu Brabo / Associated PressLink
A passenger jumps from one train compartment to another at a railway station during a nationwide strike in Kolkata. Shopkeepers, traders and laborers blocked railway lines and closed markets across India in a nationwide day of protest against reforms to allow in foreign supermarkets such as Walmart.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DIBYANGSHU SARKAR / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A Pakistani protester hurls a stone at police during clashes that erupted as demonstrators tried to approach the U.S. embassy in Islamabad. Hundreds of Pakistanis angry at an anti-Islam film that denigrates the religion's prophet clashed with police in the Pakistani capital Thursday, the most violent show of anger in a day that saw smaller demonstrations in Indonesia, Iran and Afghanistan.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Muhammed Muheisen / Associated PressLink
A Pakistani Christian minority member holds a cross during a protest against the anti-Muslim movie, "Innocence of Muslims."
PHOTOGRAPH BY: REHAN KHAN / EPALink
A Nepalese Hindu women takes a ritual bath in the Bagmati River during the Rishi Panchami festival in Kathmandu.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PRAKASH MATHEMA / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Relatives of Turkish soldiers wait outside the court in Silivri during final arguments in the trial of hundreds of active and retired military officers accused of plotting to overthrow the Islamic-rooted government. The two-year-long case was wrapping up in the court, which heard the final testimonies of the suspects in the so-called "Sledgehammer" trial, named after a 2003 military exercise.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Amur tiger twin cubs are presented at the Leipzig Zoo. Amur tigers are also known as Siberian tigers; the babies were born July 20.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jens Meyer / Associated PressLink
A Filipino informal settler shouts during the demolition of shanties in McKinley Hills in Fort Bonifacio. Filipino informal settlers, mainly retired military and police personnel and their families, tried to block police and a demolition team from taking down shanties in an area reportedly occupied by about 200 families but being claimed by a private family.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DENNIS M. SABANGAN / EPALink
Bangladeshi firefighters and residents try to control a fire at the Begunbari slum in Dhaka. The cause of the fire, in which at least 500 shanties were gutted, was not known.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: A.M. Ahad / Associated PressLink
Morning fog rises from vineyards in southern Germany.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KARL-JOSEF HILDENBRAND / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A European peacock butterfly unfolds its wings in the sun on a blossom in a garden in Frankfurt.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PATRICK PLEUL / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
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