July 7, 2013

    Published July 07, 2013


    Men dressed in traditional clothes try to pull their opponents over the table during the Alps Finger Wrestling championships in Mittenwald, southern Germany. Competitors battled for the title in this traditional rural sport where the winner has to pull his opponent over a marked line on the table.


    Melted siding on a home is seen near the scene of a train derailment in Lac-Megantic, Quebec. A driverless freight train carrying tankers of petroleum products derailed at high speed and exploded into a giant fireball in the middle of the small Canadian town of Lac-Megantic on July 6, destroying dozens of buildings and leaving an unknown number of people feared missing.


    Pope Francis leads a mass in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican.


    A member of the Free Syrian Army pretends to fall out of a window as he jokes around with a colleague in Deir al-Zor, Syria.


    An Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 plane is seen after it crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport in California, July 6, 2013. Two people were killed and 130 were hospitalized.


    A man dives into the sea by Brighton's West Pier during the hot, sunny weather in Brighton Southern England.


    Mye Nyo (R) is comforted by Thidar Win at a Catholic-run hospice for AIDS patients in Myitkyina, the capital of Kachin State, Burma.


    An unidentified FIA official runs over to the pits as a lost rear tire of Red Bull Formula One driver Mark Webber of Australia bounces through the pit lane during the German F1 Grand Prix at the Nuerburgring circuit, Germany.


    Amphiprion clarkii swims near sea anemone at Keikyu Aburatsubo Marine Park in Miura, south of Tokyo, Japan.


    People standing on balconies look at participants as they run in front of Alcurrucen's bulls during the first bull run of the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, northern Spain. The festival is a symbol of Spanish culture that attracts thousands of tourists to watch the bull runs despite heavy condemnation from animal rights groups.


    Dancers in traditional costumes perform at the Grand Dance Performance during the Latvian Nationwide Song and Dance Celebration in Riga, July 6, 2013. The Song and Dance Celebration is a cultural heritage phenomenon that has taken place in Latvia since 1873 every five years, and in 2003 was included into UNESCO "List of Masterpieces of Oral and Intangible Cultural Heritage".


    Visitors watch water gushing from the section of the Xiaolangdi Reservoir on the Yellow River during a sand-washing operation in Jiyuan, Henan province, China.

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    by: stuart from: tel-aviv
    July 08, 2013 10:59 AM
    These pictures help one understand that there is so much more to the world than one's limited horizon. We all understand this, but at times fail to realize it...