Published July 22, 2013
Egyptian military soldiers demonstrate their skills during a ceremony at a military base east of Cairo. (Photo released by Egyptian Presidency)
A buoy that was on the edge of the road sits in the harbor after a 6.5 magnitude earthquake caused the land to fall into the sea at the Port Wellington Container terminal in New Zealand.
From the vantage point of the International Space Station, astronauts frequently observe atmospheric and surface phenomena in ways that are impossible to view from the ground. Two such phenomena - gravity waves and sunglint - are illustrated in this photograph of northeastern Lake Superior.
Indian devotees travel in and atop of a crowded train as they head to attend the Dada Ji Dham fair which coincides with the Guru Purnima festival at Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh state, India.
A man walks past a collapsed house after a 6.6 magnitude earthquake in Minxian county, Dingxi, Gansu province, China. The earthquake killed at least 89 people with hundreds injured.
Pigeons cool down in fountains in Antibes, southeastern France.
Santas from all over the world parade in the streets of Copenhagen, Denmark, during the annual Santa Claus World Congress. The Santa Claus World Congress takes place in the world's oldest amusement park, Bakken, 10 km north of the capital.
Dan McManus and his service dog Shadow glide together outside Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. McManus suffers from anxiety and Shadow's presence and companionship help him to manage the symptoms. The two have been flying together for about nine years with a specially made harness for Shadow.
People push a vehicle submerged in flood water after a torrential rain hit the metro area in Seoul, South Korea.
Performers participate in the Arirang mass games in Pyongyang, North Korea. This year’s performance was timed to debut for the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War, and features new scenes focusing on leader Kim Jong Un’s directives.