Retired Charlotte Fire Department Capt. Tony Bateman holds his niece, Lila Grace Nobles, 3, after helping place 2,997 'Flags of Remembrance,' at Romare Bearden Park in Charlotte, N.C., in honor of the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Chuck Burton / Associated PressLink
A man carries belongings through a flooded street northeast of Tokyo. Heavy rain is pummeling Japan for a second straight day, overflowing rivers and causing landslides and localized flooding in the eastern part of the country.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated PressLink
The skeleton of Homo naledi pictured in the Wits bone vault at the Evolutionary Studies Institute at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. The fossils are among nearly 1,700 bones and teeth retrieved from a nearly inaccessible cave near Johannesburg.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOHN HAWKS / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A large crowd of migrants wait for authorities to allow them to board a train leaving for the Austrian border at the Keleti railway station in Budapest, Hungary. Migrants who arrive in Budapest overnight gather in large numbers in the morning at the railway station as they try to be on the first trains leaving Budapest due to fears that the borders will soon close.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Win McNamee / Getty ImagesLink
A migrant makes his way into Hungary through a hole in the fence in Kanjiza, Serbia. Migrants are rushing to the border due to fears and rumors that the borders will soon close.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christopher Furlong / Getty ImagesLink
A member of Hanover fly fishing club fishing in a lake near Lehrte, Germany.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JULIAN STRATENSCHULTE / EPALink
Photographers and camera men take pictures of the retrieved giant Lenin head in Berlin, Germany. The head of the Lenin monument, which was dismantled in 1991, will be part of the exhibition 'Revealed. Berlin and his monuments'.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: GREGOR FISCHER / EPALink
Palestinian men and women shout slogans and hold copies of the Kuran, Islam's holy book, during a protest against preventing them from entering the Al-Aqsa mosques compound in Jerusalem's Old City.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AHMAD GHARABLI / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A woman clad in a burqa looks at other pieces of Afghanistan's traditional, all-encompassing dress at a store in Mazar-i Sharif, north of Kabul, Afghanistan.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mustafa Najafizada / Associated PressLink
Muslim pilgrims circumambulate around the Kaaba, the cubic building at the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Thousands of Muslims from all over the world have arrived in Saudi Arabia for the annual hajj, or pilgrimage, to Mecca.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Amr Nabil / Associated PressLink
Tourists visit a garden during a hazy day in Singapore. Air pollution in Singapore reached its highest level in a year as smog from Indonesian forest fires shrouded the island nation in a veil of gray, irking tourists and alarming authorities with hours left before general elections.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ng Han Guan / Associated PressLink
Padaung ethnic women listen to a speech of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, Chairperson of National League for Democracy (NLD) party, during her first official election campaign at Demoso township of Kayah State, eastern Myanmar.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: LYNN BO BO / EPALink
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