July 18, 2013

    Published July 18, 2013


    A Syrian refugee woman holds her child as they doze off on the sidewalk of a street in the southern Lebanese city of Sidon. The exodus of Syrian refugees accelerated dramatically in recent months, with over 1 million refugees arriving in the first five months of 2013 alone.


    People hold up signs that read in Spanish "Justice," and photos of the victims of the bombing of the AMIA Jewish community center on the 19th anniversary of the terrorist attack in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The bombing of the Argentine-Israeli Mutual Association killed 85 people in 1994 and remains unsolved.


    A Bangladeshi dhobi, or laundryman, washes clothes near a garbage dump on the banks of the Buriganga River in Dhaka.


    German electronic band Kraftwerk performs with a 3D stage set during the 47th Montreux Jazz Festival in Montreux, Switzerland, July 17, 2013.


    A member of the Italian team is thrown up in the air during a synchronized swimming training session ahead of the FINA Swimming World Championships in Barcelona, Spain.


    A woman works inside a Hong Kong gallery exhibiting paintings of the late kung fu legend Bruce Lee by local artists. Fans are marking his death 40 years ago this weekend with art gallery shows, exhibitions and even street graffiti, though some people are urging Hong Kong's government to do more to honor the former British colony's biggest star.


    Genetically modified angel fish with a pink illumination are to be used in creating cancer markers during the opening of the Bio Taiwan expo in Taipei, Taiwan. The expo, which runs from July 18-21, showcases companies and institutions involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products.


    Israeli President Shimon Peres stands back to back with NBA basketball player Amar'e Stoudemire of the New York Knicks at the presidential residency in Jerusalem.


    A surfer (L) and a diver (R) wearing wetsuits displaying the two styles of Shark Attack Mitigation Systems (SAMS) shark deterrent technology, with the surfer holding a surfboard also showing the new design. The new technology was designed by SAMS in collaboration with the Oceans Institute at the University of Western Australia, with the two design variations either presenting the wearer as potentially dangerous and unpalatable to a shark, or making it very difficult for the shark to see the wearer in the water. (Shark Attack Mitigation Systems handout photo)

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