July 16, 2014

    Published July 16, 2014


    Honda's latest version of the Asimo humanoid robot shakes hands during a presentation in Zaventem near Brussels, Belgium. Honda introduced an improved version of its Asimo humanoid robot that it says has enhanced intelligence and hand dexterity, and is able to run at a speed of some 9 kilometers per hour (5.6 miles per hour).


    Jaintia tribesmen carry a sacred tree during Behdienkhlam festival celebration in Jowai, in the northeastern Indian state of Meghalaya. Behdienkhlam is a traditional festival of the Jaintias celebrated after sowing, seeking a good harvest and to drive away plague and diseases. Young men symbolically drive away evil spirits by beating the roof of every house with bamboo poles.


    AFP photographer Jaafar Ishtayeh looks at his burning car after it was hit by tear gas canisters fired by Israeli soldiers, during a protest by Palestinians against Israeli air strikes in Gaza strip, at Hawara checkpoint near the West Bank city of Nablus.


    Fishing boats amid heavy winds and rain brought by Typhoon Rammasun (locally named Glenda) as it hit the town of Imus, Cavite southwest of Manila, Philippines.


    Two feral monk parakeets fight over a blade of grass after a thunderstorm in Cooper City, Florida, USA, July 15, 2014.


    Afghanistan's security forces patrol the site of a suicide attack in the Urgun town of Paktika province.


    A woman looks at a scale model of Beijing's urban development at an exhibition center in Beijing, China.


    Young surfers, nicknamed 'grommets' in local surfing parlance, wait for their friends to finish a post-sunset session on the waves off Wanda Beach in Sydney, Australia.


    Anna Endsley enters the Guadalupe River via a rope swing in Gruene, Texas, USA, July 15, 2014.


    A woman stands near a model of a Rolls Royce Trent engine at the Farnborough Air Show in Hampshire, southern England.

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