July 16, 2013

    Published July 16, 2013


    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visits a mushroom farm in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang.


    Teachers show a giant Quran displayed at Al-Ashriyyah Nurul Iman boarding school in Parung, West Java, Indonesia.


    A Congolese army soldier, holding a dog, walks through the village of Rusayo, which was the scene of heavy clashes on July 15, about 13km from Goma in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Combat continued between the national army and M23 rebels.


    An old tank is surrounded by fire following explosions of mortar shells from Syria on the Israeli controlled Golan Heights. Three mortar shells exploded on the Israeli side of the border fence with Syria on the Golan Heights. No casualties or damage were reported from the incident.


    Radomes stand on the former monitoring base of the U.S. intelligence organization National Security Agency (NSA) in Bad Aibling, near Rosenheim, southern Germany. The restructuring of the American intelligence community after September 11, 2001 caused the closure of the station in Bad Aibling in 2004.


    A worker dries vermicelli, a specialty eaten during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, at a factory in the northern Indian city of Allahabad.


    Competitors take part in the Badwater Ultramarathon in Death Valley National Park, California, USA, July 15, 2013. The 135-mile (217 km) race, which bills itself as the world's toughest foot race, goes from Death Valley to Mt. Whitney, California, in temperature which can reach 130 degrees Fahrenheit (55 Celsius).


    An Afghan boy swims in the muddy waters in Kabul, Afghanistan.


    A durian seller throws a durian back into a basket at his stall in Geylang, Singapore. A group of National University of Singapore researchers have successfully produced wine from the tropical fruit that has a pungent aroma that is mouth-watering to some, revolting to others, using a fermentation process adapted from traditional wine making.

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