Teams play soccer under the lights in the Ondina suburb of Salvador de Bahia, Brazil. The 2014 FIFA World Cup begins Thursday in Rio de Janeiro.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: GUILLAUME HORCAJUELO / EPALink
A Yemeni boy elevates for a bicycle kick during a soccer game in the capital, Sana.
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Ian Poulter of England plays a bunker shot during a practice round prior to the 114th U.S. Open at Pinehurst Resort and Country Club in North Carolina.
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New York Yankees fan Taylor Pulliam wears makeup to show his support of the team before a game between the Yankees and Seattle Mariners in Seattle.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ted S. Warren / Associated PressLink
The pack rides during the fourth stage of the 66th Dauphine Criterium cycling race in Gap, France.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: LIONEL BONAVENTURE / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Swiss swordsmen Peer Borsky, bottom, and Max Heinzer celebrate after defeating Ukraine in the semifinals of the men's epee team competition at the European Fencing Championships in Strasbourg, France.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PATRICK SEEGER / EPALink
A man plays with a ball at sunset in Berlin.
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A candlelight vigil was held at Walt Morey Middle School in Troutdale, Ore., for Emilio Hoffman, who died in a shooting at Reynolds High School. The suspect is believed to have killed himself. A teacher was wounded.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Stephanie Yao Long / The OregonianLink
Los Angeles middle-school student Julia Macias, 13, left, a plaintiff in the lawsuit against California's teacher job protections, is joined by her father Joe, sister Lucy and mother Evelyn at a news conference held by the plaintiffs in Vergara vs. California. Teacher unions are criticizing a judge's decision in the case to overturn a California law that protects teachers.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francine Orr / Los Angeles TimesLink
A demonstrator draped in a Spanish Second Republic flag and surrounded by police protests against the monarchy near parliament in Madrid as Spain's deputies vote on a bill that would allow the abdication of King Juan Carlos and his son Felipe to ascend to the thrown. Both the ruling Popular Party and opposition Socialists back Felipe's succession.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: GERARD JULIEN / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Chilean students clash with riot police during a protest against the government's education reform in Santiago.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: CLAUDIO REYES / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Iraqi families fleeing violence in Nineveh province gather at a Kurdish checkpoint in Aski Kalak. Al Qaeda-linked extremists have seized the northern province and its capital, Mosul, the country's second-largest city, in a major blow to authorities, who appear incapable of stopping the militants' advances.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SAFIN HAMED / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A member of a Chinese honor guard stretches his leg as he and his unit prepare for an official welcoming ceremony for visiting Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andy Wong / Associated PressLink
Lightning flashes in the sky over wind turbines in Algermissen, Germany. Violent thunderstorms were reported in parts of western Germany, killing six people and causing property damage.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JULIA STRATENSCHULTE / EPALink
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