A flood victim holds an item above water as she attempts to reach higher ground on the outskirts of Patna, India.
Zimbabweans wait to cast their votes in presidential and parliamentary elections in Harare.
Afghan children play on a swing near a cemetery in Kabul, Afghanistan. Civilian casualties in the Afghan war rose 23 percent in the first half of this year due to Taliban attacks and increased fighting between insurgents and government forces, the U. N. said.
Syria refugees try to enter a truck which will transport them back to their homeland at the Al-Zaatri refugee camp in the Jordanian city of Mafraq, near the border with Syria, July 30, 2013.