A festival-goer uses a hula hoop as revelers gather ahead of this weekend's Glastonbury Festival of Music and Performing Arts on Worthy Farm in Somerset, southwest England.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: LEON NEAL / AFPLink
Taitan, a male Shih Tzu from Thailand, yawns while being groomed during the Thailand International Dog Show in Bangkok on Thursday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sakchai Lalit / Associated PressLink
GoPro Chief Executive Nick Woodman holds a GoPro camera in his mouth as he celebrates his company's IPO at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York on Thursday. GoPro, the maker of wearable sports cameras loved by mountain climbers, divers, surfers and other extreme sports fans, said late Wednesday it sold 17.8 million shares at $24 each in its initial public offering of stock.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Seth Wenig / Associated PressLink
Vanderbilt University players celebrate after the Commodores defeated Virginia, 3-2, in the deciding game of the best-of-three NCAA baseball College World Series finals in Omaha, Neb., on Wednesday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Eric Francis / Associated PressLink
A Syrian woman and youths, one of them carrying a wounded baby, flee the site of a reported barrel-bomb attack by Syrian government forces in the northern city of Aleppo on Thursday. Syria's war has killed more than 162,000 people and forced nearly half the population to flee their homes.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ZEIN AL-RIFAI / AFPLink
The wrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship lays off Italy's Giglio Island on Thursday after a meeting that was supposed to approve the transfer of the ship for dismantlement and disposal in Genoa, failed to reach an agreement. The destiny of the ill-fated cruise liner, which is still resting where it crashed into rocks off Tuscany in January 2012, must be decided within seven days by the Italian Cabinet of ministers.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FILIPPO MONTEFORTE / AFPLink
Members of a Philippine demolition team tear down a shanty in Quezon, east of Manila, on Thursday. According to a government official, close to a hundred families were ejected from their shanties to make way for a road-widening project.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FRANCIS R. MALASIG / EPALink
Pakistani paramilitary soldiers move past a burning pile of seized drugs during a ceremony to mark International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking on the outskirts of Peshawar on Thursday. Pakistan's war-torn neighbor, Afghanistan, is the world's largest producer of opium, the raw material for heroin. Efforts to cut production have failed in the 13 years since U.S.-led forces toppled the Taliban regime there. More than 45% of Afghanistan's illicit opiates pass through Pakistan on their way to markets in Europe and Asia.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: A MAJEED / AFPLink
Morning fog covers the valleys near Bernbeuren, southern Germany, at sunrise early Thursday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Karl-Josef Hildenbrand / Associated PressLink
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In Tuesday's Pictures in the News: Egyptian troops flex their military muscle, literally, at a graduation ceremony attended by President Mohammed Morsi in Cairo; a bucket of... View Post»
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