July 17, 2014

    Published July 17, 2014


    An ice cream vendor cycles past a huge fallen tree after an onslaught of Typhoon Rammasun, (locally named Glenda) in Batangas city south of Manila, July 17, 2014.


    A woman, who said her name was Noraini and that she believed a relative of hers was on Malaysia Airlines flight MH-17, cries as she waits for more information about the crashed plane, at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang. The Malaysian Boeing 777 airliner was brought down over eastern Ukraine, killing all 295 people aboard.


    People inspect the crash site of a Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 near the village of Grabovo, Ukraine. Ukraine said a passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down as it flew over the country, and both the government and the pro-Russia separatists fighting in the region denied any responsibility for downing the plane.


    In this handout picture released by the Italian navy, migrants sit on a overcrowded boat during a rescue operation off the coast of Sicily. Around 1,000 migrants has been rescued in the last 24 hours by ships engaged in the " Mare Nostrum" operation.


    AT-3 jet trainer aircrafts perform during an Air Force drill at Chingchuankang Air Force Base in Taichung, central Taiwan.


    Voodoo pilgrims bathe in a waterfall believed to have purifying powers during the annual celebration in Saut d' Eau, Haiti, July 16, 2014


    From the Earth-orbiting International Space Station, flying some 225 nautical miles above the Caribbean Sea, NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman photographed this north-looking panorama that includes parts of Cuba, the Bahama and Florida, and even runs into several other areas in the southeastern U.S. The long stretch of lights to the left of center frame gives the shape of Miami.


    Smoke rises after an artillery piece was fired by a Free Syrian Army fighter in the southern part of Maarat Al-Nouman, Idlib, July 16, 2014.


    A worker cleans rocks stained by an oil spill at Cabron beach, in Spain's Canary Island of Gran Canaria, July 16, 2014. The origin of the oil spill is still unknown.


    A boy casts his fishing line on the bank of Lake Ohrid in the village of Trpejica, Macedonia, during a stormy evening, July 16, 2014.


    "The Ninth Wave," an art piece by Chinese artist Cai Guoqiang, docks along the Huangpu River as part of the 2014 Power Station Art exhibition in Shanghai.


    Britain's Queen Elizabeth meets construction workers as she attends the official opening of the refurbished Reading Station, west of London.


    Italian artist Gilbert Proesch (R) and British artist George Passmore, known as Gilbert & George, pose with their artwork "Scapegoating" during the launch of their new exhibition "Scapegoating" at the White Cube gallery in Bermondsey, London.


    A cat plays with a mouse in a courtyard in Medvode, Slovania.