US space shuttle Endeavour blasted off from Cape Canaveral,
Fla., in what was probably the shuttle program’s final nighttime launch. Stephane Corvaja/ESA/Reuters
Ice coats a bicycle left too long near Stockholm, Sweden. Leif R. Jansson/AP
Two Afghan girls walk past a taxi in Kabul, Afghanistan. Ahmad Masood/Reuters
A small fishing boat pulls up to a larger one in Matosinhos,
Portugal. Portugal is the first European Union nation to issue a
sustainability certificate for the 60,000 tons of sardines caught here. Nacho Doce/Reuters
A man cleans a wheeled boat in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
A monkey climbs a car in Nadani, along the
Jammu-Srinagar Highway in northern India. The animals approach vehicles to
try to get food and have caused accidents. Devout Hindus feed them,
believing they are manifestations of the god Hanuman. Channi Anand/AP
An entrepreneur in Colombo, Sri Lanka, waits for customers to
ride his horse. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Reuters
Snow fell in Falls Church, Va., where this man struggled to free his car
after it got stuck. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters
A student rides a cable-car system in Caracas,
Venezuela, that was inaugurated last month. The system was designed to help
those living in the city’s slums. The sign on the car reads ‘equality.’ Fernando Vergara/AP
Amid fear that Hamas had captured an Israeli soldier, the Israeli military sealed civilians in the Rafah area and began shelling on Aug. 1, 2014. The Israeli military confirmed that Rafah residents were barred from leaving the area, but declined comment on the war crime allegations.
ByKarin Laub and Ibrahim Barzak, Associated Press
The first of August dawned as a day of promise for the Mahmoum clan and thousands of other Palestinians stuck in United Nations shelters in Rafah — thanks to a temporary cease-fire with Israel they could go home for three days.