June 24, 2014

    Published June 24, 2014


    A female-announcer robot called Otonaroid speaks during a press event at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan in Tokyo, Japan. The latest creations from Japanese android expert Hiroshi Ishiguro are the Otonaroid, a female robot called Kodomoroid, and Telenoid, a hairless mannequin head with pointed arms that serves as a cuddly companion.


    Uruguay's Diego Godin, second right, heads the ball to score his side's first goal during the group D World Cup soccer match between Italy and Uruguay at the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil.


    Lebanese civil defense firefighters put out a fire at the site of a car bomb attack in the mainly Shi'ite populated Shayyah neighborhood of a Beirut southern suburb.


    Members of an Iraqi volunteer force put on their new boots in the Shi'ite holy city of Karbala, 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of Baghdad.


    Devotees covered in mud and wearing costumes made from banana leaves attend mass as they take part in a religious festival in honor of St. John the Baptist, also known locally as the "mud people" festival in Aliaga, Nueva Ecija province, north of Manila, Philippines.


    Serena Williams of the U.S. slips during her women's singles tennis match against Anna Tatishvili of the U.S. at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London.


    A rider rears up on his horse while surrounded by a cheering crowd during the traditional Fiesta of San Joan (Saint John) in downtown Ciutadella, on the Spanish Balearic Island of Menorca, June 23, 2014. The riders of the horses are representatives of ancient Ciutadella society - nobility, clergy, craftsmen and farmers.


    A surfer jumps off the pier into Port Phillip Bay to take advantage of the waves as a storm lashes the Melbourne area, Australia.


    Castellers Colla Joves Xiquets de Valls start to form a human tower called "castells" during the Sant Joan festival at Plaza del Blat square in Valls, south of Barcelona, Spain.


    This image captured by Expedition 40 Flight Engineer Reid Wiseman from the International Space Station shows Earth and the stars. Among the "stellar" scene is part of the constellation Orion, near the center of the frame.


    A local youth takes a selfie in front of Queen Elizabeth II during a visit to St. George's indoor market on in Belfast, Northern Ireland.


    Members of a Malaysian hazardous disaster emergency response team wearing protective suits take part in a trasportation emergency response drill 'Ex-Eagle' on a highway near Bentong, outside Kuala Lumpur.


    Workers put final touches on decorations made of flowers at Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China