Published July 15, 2013
Surfers ride waves at Shonan beach in Fujisawa city, west of Tokyo, Japan. Heat wave continues through out Japan as temperature sores to 35 degrees Celsius (95 degrees Fahrenheit) in the Tokyo metropolitan area, according to the Meteorological bureau.
A farmer carries bundles of rice seedlings to be planted, on the outskirts of Lahore, Pakistan.
Protesters rally in New York's Brooklyn borough, in response to the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin trial, July 14, 2013. Zimmerman, cleared by a Florida jury of six women, still faces public outrage, a possible civil suit and demands for a federal investigation.
Russia's President Vladimir Putin (L) is seen through the glass of C-Explorer 5 submersible after a dive to see the remains of the naval frigate "Oleg",; which sank in the 19th century, in the Gulf of Finland in the Baltic Sea.
A Free Syrian Army fighter moves through a tunnel to take cover from snipers loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Deir al-Zor, July 14, 2013.
An unexploded petrol bomb flares in the Woodvale Road area of North Belfast, Northern Ireland during the third night of unrest after an Orange Parade was blocked from marching past the Nationalist Ardoyne area in Belfast.
People walk on stairs featuring a five-meter-high reproduction of Vincent van Gogh's signature painting "Sunflowers",; at the entrance to Ocean Terminal in Hong Kong.
Ring-tailed lemurs sit on the grass in their enclosure at the zoo in Dresden, eastern Germany.
Sunrise in Ocean City, Maryland, USA (Photo taken by Xuan Tran/VOA reader)
A novice Tibetan Buddhist monk plays with a toy gun during a break from a religious sermon by spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, outside the Gyudmed Tantric Monastery in Gurupura, 212 kilometers (132 miles) southwest of Bangalore, India.
Actor Hugh Jackman takes photographs with a fan during a red carpet event to promote his new movie "The Wolverine" at the Coex Convention and Exhibition Center in Seoul, South Korea.
A fisherman squats on a boat to net fish on his fish farm, which is covered by water hyacinths, at a reservoir in Jinping county, Guizhou province, China, July 14, 2013.