Walter De Gregorio, FIFA director of communications and public affairs, during a news conference at FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. Swiss federal prosecutors opened criminal proceedings related to the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, throwing FIFA deeper into crisis only hours after seven soccer officials were arrested and 14 indicted Wednesday in a separate U.S. corruption probe.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ennio Leanza / Associated PressLink
Workers attempt to relieve the pressure from the earthen dam at Padera Lake in Midlothian, Texas. Water was flowing over the top of the dam early Wednesday morning, following days of heavy rain.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brandon Wade / Associated PressLink
U2 performed the first of a series of shows at the Forum in Los Angeles with lead singer Bono greeting the audience during the opening of the show.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles TimesLink
Zander Reed, 12, of Ames, Iowa, reacts after misspelling his word during the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Cliff Owen / Associated PressLink
Washtenaw County sheriff's deputies place evidence in a bag at a scene on the edge of Ford Lake off of Bridge Road in Ypsilanti Township, Mich. A wallet belonging to Tanya Jackson, who has been missing for over a year, was found near the lake.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Melanie Maxwell / The Ann Arbor NewsLink
Spectators make their way around the courts during Day 4 of the 2015 French Open at Roland Garros in Paris.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Julian Finney / Getty ImagesLink
Queen Elizabeth II, before delivering the queen's speech to the House of Lords in the Palace of Westminster during the state opening of Parliament in London.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SUZANNE PLUNKETT / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A dinghy overcrowded with Afghan immigrants arrives on a beach on the Greek island of Kos, after crossing a part of the Aegean Sea between Turkey and Greece.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANGELOS TZORTZINIS / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
People stand around a crater made by a Saudi-led coalition airstrike in Sana, Yemen. In a new report Wednesday, World Health Organization Chief Margaret Chan said that Yemen's conflict has left up to 2,000 people dead and 8,000 wounded, including hundreds of women and children.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hani Mohammed / Associated PressLink
An Indian youth stands under a fountain near India Gate amid soaring temperatures in New Delhi. More than 1,100 people have died in a blistering heat wave sweeping India.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SAJJAD HUSSAIN / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Iraqi fighters from the Shiite Muslim Al-Abbas popular mobilization unit battle Islamic State jihadists in an area surrounding the village of Dujail in the Salaheddin province, north of Baghdad. Iraqi forces closed in on Ramadi and launched an operation aimed at cutting off the jihadists in Anbar province before a major offensive to retake the city.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MOHAMMED SAWAF / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Burundian protesters are reflected in a pool of water as they face soldiers during a demonstration against President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term in the capital Bujumbura, Burundi.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DAI KUROKAWA / EPALink
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