A firefighter is silhouetted against the glow of flames from a forest fire burning in north-central Portugal. A government spokesman said about a half-million acres of forest have been burnt by wildfires in this year following months of severe drought.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NUNO ANDRE FERREIRA / LUSALink
A man runs carrying a "toro encuetado" -- a mobile fireworks display fashioned in the shape of a bull -- during a procession in honor of Saint Anne, the mother of the Virgin Mary.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Esteban Felix / Associated PressLink
A wakeboarder turns a flip on a lake in Duisburg as Germans coped with temperatures above 100 degrees.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Martin Meissner / Associated PressLink
Cyprus' Alexandre Bakhtiarov dives into the pool at the start of a men's 100-meter butterfly heat at the swimming world championships.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: David J. Phillip / Associated PressLink
An Army team removes the remains of Army Spc. Nicholas Burley, 22, of Red Bluff, Calif., from a military transport at Dover Air Force Base. The Defense Department said Burley died Tuesday in Pul-E-Alam, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Cliff Owen / Associated PressLink
Pouch-shaped mammatus clouds move over the Fredericksburg Agricultural Fair after a round of thunderstorms passed through the area Thursday. Mammatus clouds are most often associated with severe storms.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Peter Cihelka / Free Lance-StarLink
Victim Michelle Knight speaks during the sentencing phase of Ariel Castro's kidnapping and sexual abuse trial. Castro, sitting at the defense table in an orange jumpsuit, pleaded guilty to 937 counts of kidnapping, rape and other charges and will spend the rest of his life in prison. “I spent 11 years in hell," Knight told Castro. "Now your hell is just beginning."
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tony Dejak / Associated PressLink
A ruling-party lawmaker dumps water on an opponent during a melee on the floor of the Taiwanese legislature that also saw punches exchanged ahead of an expected vote that would authorize a referendum on whether to finish a fourth nuclear power plant on this densely populated island of 23 million people.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Santana / Associated PressLink
A man identified as a former Russian paratrooper is detained by police after he allegedly attacked a gay rights activist who was holding a one-man protest of Russia's new anti-gay laws.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANATOLY MALTSEV / EPALink
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