Policewomen escort Sri Lankan pilgrims, foreground left and center in white after they were mobbed by locals in Thanjavur district, Tamil Nadu state.
A Los Angeles County Firefighter helicopter drops water on a wildfire burning through 3,600 acres of the Angeles National Forest near Glendora, Calif.
Maria Sharapova, of Russia, reacts before resuming her match against Marion Bartoli, of France, in the quarterfinals of the 2012 US Open tennis tournament.
Maya Soetoro-ng, President Barack Obama`s sister, right, and Craig Robinson, First Lady Michelle Obama`s brother address the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.
First Lady Michelle Obama addresses the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.
Cambodian army soldiers and military police officers carry an "injured" man on a stretcher during a flood disaster exercise near Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, speaks with Chinese President Hu Jintao during a bilateral meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China.
Policemen detain a Tibetan exile shouting slogans during a protest against the visit of Chinese Defense Minister Liang Guanglie in New Delhi.
Protesters continue their hunger strike as they urge the government to cancel a new additional course called "Moral and National Education" which is to be introduced into the school curriculum, starting from the new school year, outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong.
Chinese Defense Minister Liang Guanglie stands in front of the landmark monument Qutub Minar in New Delhi.
NASA Dawn spacecraft in orbit around the giant asteroid Vesta. After spending a year examining Vesta, Dawn is poised to depart and head to another asteroid, Ceres, where it will arrive in 2015.
Dalai Lama addresses devotees during a religious discourse at the Tsuglakhang temple in Dharmsala.
Nuns of Missionaries of Charity pray at the tomb of the founder of the order, Mother Teresa on her death anniversary in Kolkata.
Commuters wade through a waterlogged street after heavy rainfall in Kolkata.
Thailand Prime`s Minister Yingluck Shinawatra meets Muslims in Narathiwat province, southern Thailand. More than 5,000 people have been killed in the three Muslim-dominated southernmost provinces of Thailand since an Islamist insurgency erupted in 2004.
Greenpeace activists dressed as polar bears protest outside Gazprom`s headquarters in Moscow, Russia. Russian and international environmentalists are protesting against Gazprom`s plans to pioneer oil drilling in the Arctic.
Anglers compete in the 11th National Angling Contest along the Taedong River in Pyongyang. More than 600 people selected from Pyongyang and each province in North Korea took part in the contest.
Pope Benedict XVI, flanked by his personal secretary Monsignor Georg Gaenswein, blesses the faithful at the end of the weekly general audience in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican.
England`s captain Alastair Cook plays a shot as South Africa wicketkeeper AB de Villiers looks on during their One Day International cricket match at Trent Bridge cricket ground, Nottingham, England.
A Syrian man throws a bucket of water at a burning building in Myasar neighborhood, Aleppo, Syria. Government jets bombed the residential area of Myasar, reducing many of its buildings to rubble and causing a huge fire.
Striking mine workers march to the Karee shaft at the Lonmin Platinum Mine near Rustenburg, South Africa, to hand over a memorandum to mine management.
State School teachers protest against cutback plans in Spanish State Schools, as they hold up banners reading: ``Not to Cutback Plans``, in Pamplona, northern Spain.
Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Head of Karachayevo-Cherkessia province Rashid Temrezov in the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow.
A Belgian bomb squad member inspects a suspicious vehicle near to the US embassy in Brussels. The area around the US embassy in Brussels and the Belgian defense ministry was temporarily sealed off as bomb squad assessed a suspicious vehicle.