A wildfire burns next to Half Dome in Yosemite National Park. As of Monday, the fire had burned through about four square miles.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Frye / Associated PressLink
Comedy legend Mel Brooks displays his hands, including a fake extra finger that he attached to his left one, after he placed his hands in wet concrete during a ceremony at the TLC Chinese Theatre IMAX in Hollywood.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mel Melcon / Los Angeles TimesLink
A 16-inch water main that ruptured in Encino affected backyards and created a large sinkhole on Karen Drive. No injuries were reported.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francine Orr / Los Angeles TimesLink
A U.S. Border Patrol agent inspects the bank of the Rio Grande River across from Mexico near McAllen, Texas. Although the numbers of immigrant families and unaccompanied minors crossing illegally into the area have decreased from a springtime high, thousands continue to cross the border illegally into the United States.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: John Moore / Getty ImagesLink
Families of Central American immigrants turn themselves in to U.S. Border Patrol agents after crossing the Rio Grande from Mexico in Mission, Texas.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: John Moore / Getty ImagesLink
The moon rises with an orange glow as people watch from a rock cliff at Bondi Beach in Sydney. The "supermoon," known to scientists as a perigee moon, occurs when Earth's neighbor appears at its largest and brightest compared to other full moons when it orbits closer to our planet.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Rycroft / Associated PressLink
A Pro-Russia rebel looks at pieces of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 plane near village of Rozsypne, eastern Ukraine. The Dutch team investigating the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine says the crash was likely caused by the plane being hit by multiple "high-energy objects from outside the aircraft." The preliminary report published Tuesday by the Dutch Safety Board stopped short of saying the Boeing 777 was shot down by a surface-to-air missile, but its findings appear to point to that conclusion.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sergei Grits / Associated PressLink
A nighttime view of the illuminated German Museum of Technology in Berlin.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PAUL ZINKEN / EPALink
A young boy dives in a creek near the Italian city of Portofino.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: OLIVIER MORIN / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A wounded Syrian child is carried into a makeshift hospital in the rebel-held town of Douma near Damascus, after reported airstrikes by Syrian government forces that killed over 10 people and wounded dozens. Douma is a rebel bastion northeast of Damascus, which has been under suffocating army siege for more than a year.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ABD DOUMANY / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A Bryde's whale and seagulls feast on anchovies in the Gulf of Thailand.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: RUNGROJ YONGRIT / EPALink
A Moroccan woman collects red seaweed, known locally as "red gold," on the beach in El Jadida roughly 60 miles southwest of Casablanca, after boats came back from fishing. This mineral-rich seaweed on Morocco's Atlantic coast is becoming increasingly scarce due to over-harvesting.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FADEL SENNA / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
An Indian tourist cries as she is airlifted into a chopper in Srinagar, India. The death toll from floods in Pakistan and India has reached 400 and has put more than half a million people in peril and rendered thousands homeless in the two neighboring states.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dar Yasin / Associated PressLink
Pakistani rescue workers and residents search for worshipers in the rubble of a collapsed mosque in Lahore. At least nine worshipers were killed when the roof of the mosque collapsed and an unknown number are still buried under rubble.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Pittsburgh Pirates' Ike Davis warms up before batting during the second inning of a baseball game against the Phillies in Philadelphia.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Slocum / Associated PressLink
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