A striking municipal police officer reacts as he leans on a car with a Greek flag during a protest, against new austerity cuts that will affect thousands of public sector workers, in Athens. The government has committed to firing 15,000 people by the end of 2014 and transferring another 12,500 to new positions this year.
Frontier soldiers look up at a wave while checking a seawall as Typhoon Soulik approaches in Wenling, Zhejiang province, China. China braced for the impact of Soulik as the toll of dead and missing from torrential rain across a broad swath of the country climbed beyond 200.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, left, applauds as the members of the ‘Malala Day’ Youth Assembly wish Malala Yousafzai, center, a happy birthday, at U.N. headquarters in New York.
Firefighters continue to work in Lac Megantic, Quebec. Police erected an 8-foot (2.5-meter) fence blocking from view what was once a downtown core of restaurants, bars and shops - but which now resembles a blackened war zone after a train pulling 72 cars of crude oil jumped the track and exploded into flames on July 6.