Comrades and friends mourn 21-year-old Israeli Staff Sgt. Matan Gotlib, killed the previous day in combat in the Gaza Strip, during his funeral at the military cemetery in the Israeli coastal city of Rishon Letzion. A hard-won internationally brokered truce between Israel and Palestinian militants collapsed within hours Friday after Israel said one of its soldiers was missing amid heavy fighting and may have been captured by Hamas fighters.
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Australian and Dutch investigators examine a piece of the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 near the village of Hrabove, Ukraine. The investigators, plus officials with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, traveled from the separatist-held city of Donetsk in 15 cars and a bus to the crash site.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dmitry Lovetsky / Associated PressLink
A veteran walks among red poppies in the moat of the Tower of London. The tower moat is slowly turning red as 888,246 ceramic poppies are planted in memory of the British and Commonwealth dead from World War I.
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A"'sunken" house, part of an art installation at the Kunsthalle Rostock museum in Rostock, Germany, sits in a pond on the museum grounds. The installation by Finnish artist Tea Maekkipaeae is part of the exhibition Nature and More.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BERND WUESTNECK / EPALink
Josh Kerr of Calabasas competes during the third round of the men's main event on Day 6 of the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing at Huntington Beach.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jabin Botsford / Los Angeles TimesLink
Sarah Pavan of Canada warms up prior to the International Volleyball Federation Grand Slam match between Italy and Canada in Klagenfurt, Austria.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Daniel Kopatsch / Getty ImagesLink
The Tiger Squadron flies overhead as part of a public memorial ceremony in Torrance for Louis Zamperini, who died July 2 at 97. Zamperini, known as the "Torrance Tornado," was a World War II and Olympic hero, and his life story inspired the bestselling book and upcoming movie "Unbroken.''
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles TimesLink
Wearing a Batman mask, 68-year-old Angie Bravo accepts a donation from a man on Hollywood Boulevard. On a good day Bravo says she makes up to $50.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jae C. Hong / Associated PressLink
A Balinese man burns a sarcophagus in the shape of buffalo during a Balinese Hindu mass cremation in Ubud, Bali. More than 100 corpses were collectively cremated in the ceremony that takes place every four years.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Agung Parameswara / Getty ImagesLink
A rescue team searching for missing persons walks down a collapsed street past vehicles that were flung into the air by a series of massive gas explosions in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The explosions about midnight Thursday and early Friday ripped through Taiwan's second-largest city, killing scores of people.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Santana / Associated PressLink
A street that collapsed after a series of underground explosions in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, is seen in an aerial view. The explosions, believed to be caused by leaks from a petrochemical plant, blew up several roads, killing at least 22 people and injuring some 270.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: STR / EPALink
Pedestrians take pictures of a Humphead wrasse, also know as Napoleon fish, and other species on display at an aquarium in central Tokyo. The exhibit includes about 1,000 fish representing 25 species from the southwestern Japanese islands of Kerama, near Okinawa.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KIMIMASA MAYAMA / EPALink
Low clouds are illuminated by the lights of the Lujiazui Financial District in Shanghai.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOHANNES EISELE / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
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