July 9, 2013

    Published July 09, 2013


    A child walks near members of the Muslim community attending midday prayers at Strasbourg Grand Mosque in Strasbourg, France, on the first day of Ramadan.


    Civilians gather at the site of an explosion in Beirut's southern suburb neighbourhood of Bir al-Abed. A car bomb rocked the district, stronghold of Lebanon's Shiite Hezbollah movement, wounding 15 people, television reports and a military source said.


    Members of media film a 39,000-year-old female Woolly mammoth, which was found frozen in Siberia, Russia, upon its arrival at an exhibition hall in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, Japan.


    A Go Train, a commuter train, with passengers waiting to be rescued inside, is stuck in flood waters during a heavy rainstorm in Toronto, Canada, July 8, 2013.


    A worker installs a poster of Hugh Jackman's new movie "The Wolverine" on a building in Bangkok, Thailand.


    An Indian Central Reserve Police Force soldier, right, takes a break behind his fellow soldiers during the passing-out parade ceremony of 945 recruits in Bangalore, India.


    Canadian performer Matias Salmenaho stands still as axes are juggled past him as the third generation Quebecois circus company, Cirque Alfonse mark their UK debut show entitled " Timber!" at Lthe Southbank Centre in London.


    In this photo released on July 9, 2013, one of the Expedition 36 crew members aboard the International Space Station records a large mass of storm clouds over the Atlantic Ocean near Brazil and the Equator on July 4, 2013. A Russian spacecraft, docked to the orbiting outpost, partially covers a small patch of sunglint on the ocean waters in a break in the clouds.


    Netherlands' biker Sebastiaan Bowier takes part in a bike speed record attempt event, with his aerodynamic bike Velox3, on the A31 highway between the Dutch cities of Franeker and Dronrijp, the Netherlands. The recumbent bicycle achieved a speed of 78.8 km per hour.


    Fishing at dawn on Crystal beach, Galveston, Texas, USA (Photo taken by Liem Ly/USA/VOA reader)

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