“Ekan” chases his motorcycle adorned with Indian national flags as he practices stunts for a daredevil show to celebrate India’s Independence Day in Bhubaneswar, India. Biswara njan Rout/AP
Relatives of miners trapped deep in a copper and gold mine display a flag with the names of several Chilean towns written on it and the words: “Drill workers always together. Long live Chile!” Ivan Alvarado/Reuters
A soccer fan, her face daubed with the colors of South Africa’s flag, smiles during a match with Ghana Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters
A girl walks under a huge Ukrainian flag in Kiev during the country’s Day of the State Flag. Konstantin Chernichkin/Reuters
Street vendors in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, hawked flags to mark the country’s 50th year of independence. Luc Gnago/Reuters
A paramilitary policeman prepares for a flag-lowering ceremony in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, near a large portrait of Mao Zedong. Jason Lee/Reuters
An American flag is marched onto the field before a preseason football game between the New York Jets and the Giants at New Meadowlands Stadium. Peter Morgan/AP
A woman in Lahore, Pakistan, walked past a Pakistani flag on the eve of that nation’s Independence Day. Mohsin Raza/Reuters
The US and European nations plan to meet Sunday to discuss cease-fire efforts. On Saturday, Israel added another Iron Dome missile interceptor battery. The Palestinian death toll rose to 135 and more than 920 wounded.
ByNajib Jobain and Aron Heller, Associated Press
(AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)
Israel widened its air assault against the Gaza Strip's Hamas rulers on Saturday, hitting a mosque, Hamas-affiliated charities and an Islamic home for the disabled, as Palestinians said the death toll from the five-day offensive rose to 135.