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Russian crew members pose in front of the Novorossiysk B-261 multipurpose diesel-electric submarine in St. Petersburg. The new submarine will join the Russia's Black Sea Fleet.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Olga Maltseva / AFP/Getty Images

A member of the Palestinian security forces fires tear gas at stone-throwing demonstrators in Hebron, West Bank.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hazem Bader / AFP/Getty Images

A Palestinian demonstrator uses a slingshot against Palestinian security forces in Hebron, West Bank.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hazem Bader / AFP/Getty Images

A Palestinian demonstrator holds a rocket made from cardboard as others throw stones during clashes with Palestinian security forces in Hebron, West Bank.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hazem Bader / AFP/Getty Images

Palestinian children, among the ruins and fallen minaret of the Al-Sousi mosque, wash their faces in preparation for Friday prayers at Shati refugee camp in Gaza City.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Adel Hana / Associated Press

A red rose is placed on one of 16 white bags in the village of Merdare containing the remains of Kosovo Albanians killed during 1998-99 the war with Serbia.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Visar Kryeziu / Associated Press

A cat wearing a ribbon with the colors of the Ukrainian national flag crouches near a tank at a checkpoint in Avdeevka, Ukraine.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Roman Pilipey / European Pressphoto Agency

A boy transports goats on a banana tree raft in the flood-affected Morigaon district of Assam, India.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: European Pressphoto Agency

The opening concert of the Berlioz music festival packs them in to the old Girodon factory in Saint-Simeon-de-Bressieux near La Cote-Saint-Andre in eastern France.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jeff Pachoud / AFP/Getty Images

Volunteers work on the ceramic poppy art installation by artist Paul Cummins titled "Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red" in London.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Dunham / Associated Press

A rally car drives through a lush landscape during the FIA World Rally Championship in Trier, Germany.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Patrik Stollarz / AFP/Getty Images

Felipe Massa of Brazil practices ahead of the Belgian Grand Prix in Spa, Belgium.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Clive Mason / Getty Images

Swimmers get ready for the men's 50-meter breaststroke final at the Summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lintao Zhang / Getty Images

Delegates to the Eurofurence, dubbed "Europe's biggest furry convention," pose for a group portrait in Berlin.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Odd Andersen / AFP/Getty Images

People crowd Gandia's beach on a hot, sunny day on Valencia's coast in Spain.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ruben Frances / European Pressphoto Agency

Flame retardant is dumped over the Way fire, seen from the Camp James campground, near Kernville, along the Kern River. The out-of-control blaze began Monday northeast of Bakersfield and has charred more than 3,300 acres.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

A flier bearing the likeness of Ezell Ford hangs on a light post outside Paradise Baptist Church in South Los Angeles, where a community forum was held about the killing of Ford by L.A. police. Activists called on the LAPD to release the names of the officers who shot Ford.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Police officers move in to arrest protesters as they push and clear crowds out in Ferguson, Mo. early Wednesday morning.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Curtis Compton / Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Demonstrators protest the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Despite the Brown family's repeated calls for peaceful demonstrations, violent protests have erupted nearly every night in Ferguson since his death.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Scott Olson / Getty Images

Police officers holding riot shields and wooden batons stand and watch protesters during a nighttime demonstration in Ferguson, Mo

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luke Sharrett / Bloomberg

University of Connecticut students fish at Shenipsit Lake in Tolland, Conn., at sunset.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jim Michaud / Journal Inquirer

Brazil's Miguel Pupo rides a wave during the second day of the Billabong Pro Tahiti surf event in Teahupoo, Tahiti.


Lotte Friis of Denmark competes in the women's 800-meter freestyle preliminaries at the European swimming championships in Berlin.


A model displays a creation by a Gen Next designer during the first day of the Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai, India.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rajanish Kakade / Associated Press

Rescue workers search for missing people at a landslide site in Hiroshima, Japan. At least 27 people are dead and 10 unaccounted for in landslides triggered by torrential rain in the western Japan.


Rescue workers arrive in an area hit by a landslide caused by torrential rain in a residential area of Hiroshima, Japan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Buddhika Weerasinghe / Getty Images

Cows swim through floodwaters in search of food in the Morigaon district of Assam state, India.


New Clippers owner Steve Ballmer greets fans as he is introduced at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Northbound lanes of the 110 Freeway in Los Angeles are empty except for investigators taking measurements related to the officer-involved shootings early Monday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

A demonstrator displays a sign during a protest in Ferguson, Mo. Police fired tear gas in another night of unrest in a Missouri town where a white police officer shot and killed an unarmed black teenager, just hours after President Barack Obama called for calm.


A man holds a placard reading "Ebola, go away" as members of the artist group "Be Kok Spirit'' march to raise awareness of the Ebola virus in Abidjan. The Ivory Coast announced that it has banned all flights from countries hit by Ebola as part of steps to prevent the deadly virus from reaching the west African nation.


Lukas Michul, a member of the "dream walker" group jumps from atop the rugged rocks overlooking the azure waters of Navagio beach on the popular tourist island of Zakynthos.


Workers clean the East-facing clock of the Elizabeth Tower of the Houses of Parliament in London. Workers are cleaning the four faces of the Great Clock, 197 feet above ground, which contains the Big Ben bell.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Oli Scarff / Getty Images

People stand inside a makeshift bomb shelter in the town of Makiyivka. Ukraine said that fighting had erupted in the heart of the major rebel stronghold of Lugansk as government forces pressed on with a punishing offensive to win back the war-torn east.


People make the victory sign as they attend the funeral of Mehdi Taskin, 24, who died during clashes that erupted between protesters and security forces during an operation to remove a statue of Mahsum Korkmazare, one of the founders of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in Turkey.


Master Sgt. Pennie J. Brawley, 746th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, C-130 Hercules loadmaster, counts halal meals during a humanitarian airdrop over Iraq. The humanitarian aid includes bottled water and food delivered to displaced citizens in the vicinity of Sinjar, Iraq.


A Filipino crouches on a concrete post on a flooded street during a downpour in Quezon City, east of Manila.


Chiara Crovari of Italy and Alina Moseyko of Russia compete in the Women's Sabre Individual Final on day three of the Nanjing 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lintao Zhang / Getty Images

Kelly Slater rides a wave during the 14th edition of the Billabong Pro Tahiti surf event, part of the ASP (Association of Surfing Professionals) world tour, in Teahupoo, on the French Polynesian island Tahiti.


Protesters drop to their knees during a march in downtown Los Angeles as hundreds rallied to protest a Los Angeles police shooting of an unarmed black man.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

A resident watches protesters Sunday march down Spring Street in downtown Los Angeles.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Law enforcement fires tear gas on protesters in Ferguson, Mo., as riot police hurled tear gas and marched on crowds in the St Louis suburb.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael B. Thomas / AFP/Getty Images

Leo Walker, left, and his sister Letrece protest the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Scott Olson / Getty Images

A 1954 Ferrari 375 MM Scaglietti Coupe, owned by Jon Shirley of Medina, Wash., won the best of show at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in Pebble Beach, Calif.


Kerri Walsh Jennings returns the ball as Lauren Fendrick attempts to block it during the finals of the AVP Manhattan Beach Open.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Katie Falkenberg / Los Angeles Times

Mandy Stokes stands with her daughter Molly Kate Stokes next to an alligator weighing 1,011.5 pounds and measuring 15 feet long in Thomaston, Ala. The alligator was caught in the Alabama River near Camden, Ala., by Mandy Stokes and family.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sharon Steinmann / Associated Press

Workers hang outside the clock face as they clean Big Ben at the Houses of Parliament in London.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sang Tan / Associated Press

Protesters against so-called fracking walk to the Blackpool, England, offices of energy company Cuadrilla with a dinosaur robot named Quadzilla during a protest against Cuadrilla's plans to build a hydraulic fracturing rig in the area.


Ukrainian refugees at a refugee camp near the Izvarino Russia-Ukraine border checkpoint in Rostov region, Russia. The Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council said separatists fired on a refugee convoy near the eastern city of Luhansk.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Yuri Kochetkov / EPA

A meteor crosses the Milky Way on the Ari Atoll, Maldives. Ari Atoll (also called Alif or Alufu Atoll) is one of natural atolls of the Maldives.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sergey Dolzheko / EPA

Alisa, 10, a daughter of a local gamekeeper Oleg Selekh plays with a tame wolf in the village of Zacherevye, some 250 kms north from Minsk. The family took a few wild wolfs five years ago and domesticated them.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sergei Gapon / AFP/Getty Images

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, right, sits next to Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino during a press conference, in London where he confirmed he "will be leaving the embassy soon." Assange has been living in the embassy since June 2012 in an attempt to avoid extradition to Sweden where he faces allegations of sexual assault.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Pool / Getty Images

An Afghan health worker administers a polio vaccination to a child during a vaccination campaign on the outskirts of Jalalabad.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Noorullah Shirzada / AFP/Getty Images

Indian Hindu devotees gesture before attempting to form a human pyramid in a bid to reach and break a suspended dahi-handi (curd-pot) during the Janmashtami festival, which marks the birth of Hindu god Lord Krishna, in Mumbai.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Indranil Mukherjee / AFP/Getty Images

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