Dodger second baseman Nick Punto fields the ball from Diamondback hitter Gerardo Parra and avoids a broken bat in the sixth inning at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Wednesday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles TimesLink
Mali's Cherif Mamadou Dia competes in the long jump contest on Wednesday in Nice, southeastern France, during the Francophonie Games.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JEAN-CHRISTOPHE MAGNENET / AFPLink
Government troopers fire their weapons as they continue their assault on Muslim rebels Thursday in Zamboanga city in the southern Philippines.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bullit Marquez / Associated PressLink
Afghans watch their national football team as they celebrate victory in the South Asian Football Federation Championship, at the Kabul stadium on Wednesday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SHAH MARAI / AFPLink
Lightning strikes north of Macworth Island in Portland, Maine on Wednesday. There were more than 1,000 lightning strikes per hour at the height of the storm, according to the National Weather Service.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert F. Bukaty / Associated PressLink
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men recite prayers as they perform the Tashlich ritual at the Hayarkon river in Ramat Gan, outside Tel Aviv. Tashlich is a ritual during which believers cast their sins into the water and to the fish, before the Day of Atonement, or Yom Kippur.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: OLIVER WEIKEN / EPALink
Three vehicles crashed into a creek after the road washed out from beneath them near Dillon Road and 287 in Broomfield Colo., Thursday in heavy flooding. Three people were rescued.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andy Cross / The Denver PostLink
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