July 18, 2014

    Published July 18, 2014


    Candlelight prayers are prepared for victims of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 at a church outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The jetliner was carrying 298 people when it was shot down over eastern Ukraine on Thursday.


    Flowers lie on debris from a Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 plane which was downed on Thursday near the village of Rozsypne, in the Donetsk region, Ukraine.


    Grieving Indonesian Yuriah Tanzil (C), sister of Ninik Yuriani, a passenger of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, is comforted by a relative in the family residence in Jakarta after the plane crashed in Ukraine Thursday.


    People hold up signs that read "Justice" in Spanish and pictures of the victims of the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish community center during a commemoration ceremony in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Friday marks the 20th anniversary of the unsolved bombing attack that left 85 dead.


    A woman walks on the beach of Qinglan port, as strong wind breaks her umbrella in Wenchang, south China's Hainan province.  China braced for a powerful super typhoon heading for its southern coast after the storm left a trail of destruction and at least 40 dead in the neighboring Philippines.


    Israeli tanks maneuver outside the northern Gaza Strip. Israel intensified its land offensive in Gaza with artillery, tanks and gunboats on Friday and warned it could "significantly widen" the operation.


    A Palestinian man holds his daughters, Shada and Lama al-Ejla, who were injured in an Israeli tank attack, as he leaves al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City.


    A man walks past the graves of soldiers killed in the 1974 Turkish invasion of Cyprus at the Tymvos Macedonitissas military cemetery in Nicosia, as the nation prepares to mark the 40th anniversary of the Athens-backed coup which led to the invasion of the northern third of the east Mediterranean island.


    The face of former South African President Nelson Mandela is displayed as people paint during his birthday celebrations in Cape Town, South Africa.


    Indian firefighters (R) huddle together on the edge of a 22-story burning building as they await rescue by Indian Navy and Coast Guard helicopters in a western suburb of Mumbai.  Over a dozen firemen were trapped.


    People buy fruit from a street hawker on a waterlogged road after heavy rain in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad, India. Monsoon rains were 15 percent below average in the past week, against 41 percent below average rainfall in the previous week.


    The Costa Concordia (R) cruise liner is seen at Giglio harbor at Giglio Island, Italy, early Friday. Preparations to tow away the ship continued on Thursday, with engineers connecting the last chains and cables to the sponsons, the large metal boxes attached to the wreck.


    A man pours muddy water on the head of his girlfriend during the Boryeong Mud Festival at Daecheon Beach in Boryeong, South Korea.  The annual mud festival features mud wrestling and mud sliding.


    Brandt Snedeker of the U.S. walks past a digital sign showing a weather warning on the second day of the British Open Golf championship at the Royal Liverpool golf club, Hoylake, England.


    A woman relaxes in a deck chair in Victoria Embankment Gardens during a hot day in London. Parts of Great Britain were expected to experience the hottest day of the year so far.


    The pack of riders cycles on its way during the 197.5km 13th stage of the Tour de France cycling race between Saint-Etienne and Chamrousse.

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