San Diego Padres' Chris Denorfia gets the victory bath from Nick Hundley, right, and Rene Rivera while being interviewed by television reporter Kelly Crull after his two-run walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning gave the Padres a 2-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds in a baseball game in San Diego on Monday, July 29.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lenny Ignelzi / Associated PressLink
Missy Franklin competes during the Swimming Women's 100m Backstroke Semifinal 2 on day ten of the 15th FINA World Championships at Palau Sant Jordi on July 29 in Barcelona, Spain.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Clive Rose / Getty Images EuropeLink
Cesilie Carlton of the U.S. competes in the Women's 20m High Diving during the 15th FINA World Championships at a harbor in Barcelona, Spain, on July 30.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Quinn Rooney / Getty Images EuropeLink
Firefighters continue to work a fire at a Blue Rhino propane plant in Tavares, Florida, on Tuesday, July 30. Explosions lit up the sky for miles as thousands of propane canisters burned and detonated late Monday night.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tom Benitez / Orlando SentinelLink
Royal Thai Navy personnel clean up a beach from a major oil slick on Ao Phrao beach on the popular tourist island island of Ko Samet on July 30, after a pipeline leak.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NICOLAS ASFOURI / AFPLink
A relative breaks down after a mass funeral July 30 for the 38 people killed in Italy on Sunday, when a coach bus plunged off a viaduct near Naples. The coach rammed several cars after failing to break on a bend, smashing through a crash barrier and off the viaduct to plunge almost 100 feet down. It is the worst such crash in western Europe in the last decade.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alberto Pizzoli / AFPLink
Rescue workers inspect the scene of a train collision in Granges-pres-Marnand in western Switzerland on Tuesday, July 30. A train driver was killed in the accident, with several passengers injured.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SALVATORE DI NOLFI / KeystoneLink
Jody Erickson, of Kent, Wash., watches the Colockum Tarps fire from her beach chair on Monday, July 29. The fire is estimated at 15,000 acres in size.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Don Seabrook / The Wenatchee WorldLink
A Romanian police helicopter lifts the wreck of a civilian helicopter from the waters of a small lake, in a village northwest from Bucharest on July 30. The helicopter crashed into the lake the evening before, killing a Romanian businessman and a German family. The businessman's secretary escaped alive.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MIRCEA ROSCA / EPALink
A Zimbabwean on his way to work passes posters of President Robert Mugabe in Harare on July 30. In Tuesday's election, Mugabe may extend his 33-year grip on power.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALEXANDER JOE / AFPLink
A woman hugs a terracotta warrior at the Museum of Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses in Xi'an, in central China's Shaanxi province on Tuesday, July 30, 2013. Thousands of terracotta soldiers that were buried in the tomb of the Emperor Qin Shihuang, who ruled China between 221-210 B.C., are displayed in Xi'an.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andy Wong / Associated PressLink
Mutt Lilly runs across a field in the English Gardens with a frisbee in her mouth in Munich, Germany, July 30.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TOBIAS HASE / DPALink
Pedestrians are reminded of the riot after the U.S. Open of Surfing as they pass by a damaged newspaper stand in Huntington Beach on Monday morning, July 29.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christina House / For the TimesLink
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