Ricky Barnes (l.) of the US reacts after a missed birdie putt on the 18th green during the fourth round of the US Open Golf Championship at Bethpage State Park in Farmingdale, N.Y., on Monday. Next to Barnes is Lucas Glover, winner of the 2009 US Open. It is Glover's first major title and he won by two shots. Mike Segar/Reuters
A baby is weighed at a hospital in Daggar, in the Buner district of Pakistan on Monday. Akhtar Soomro/Reuters
People perform a ritual dance to welcome the sun during the SunMoon Festival in the Pirin mountains near the village of Delchevo, Bulgaria, on Monday. The three-day festival involves ancient arts and rituals. Stoyan Nenov/Reuters
Desert sands are seen from a plane near Lhasa, in Chinese occupied Tibet on Sunday. Local officials said last week that desertification is worsening in Tibet. The desert accounts for 18 percent of Tibet's territory and is expanding by over 97,000 acres annually, according to Sangye Drawa, the Party Chief of Tibet's Regional Forestry Bureau. Greg Baker/AP
Bangladeshi laborers rest on a hot summer afternoon at the Kawran market in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Monday. Pavel Rahman/AP
Sophisticated and lethal, growing in number, Islamic State and other extremist groups won't become a global force. Here's why.
BySeth G. Jones, Contributor
Raqqa Media Center of the Islamic State Group/AP
Mullah Abdul Rauf Khadim looked like any ubiquitous insurgent commander in southern Afghanistan. He had a sunbaked complexion, serried black beard, charcoal eyes, and the usual accessory – an AK-47 slung over his shoulder.