Indian policeman Daya Shankar Singh fixes his mustache in Allahabad, India, on Wednesday. He is paid $2 as allowance for his mustache from the office of the Allahabad Police Department's Deputy Inspector General, according to Singh. Kumar Singh/AP
On Wednesday, a cheetah cub sits with its mother Msichana at the Basel Zoo in Switzerland. The cub is one of three born on June 17. Georgios Kefalas/Keystone/AP
Jenny Morrison of the UK stretches after the first round of the semifinals at the Genee International Ballet Competition in Singapore. The first round of the semifinals was held on Wednesday, where 53 dancers from around the world have gathered for the competition. The annual ballet meet is a flagship event put on by the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) and is one of the foremost platforms for launching professional careers of many young dancers in the international arena. Wong Maye-e/AP
Beatlemania struck Britain's streets on Wednesday following the release of the new computer game The Beatles: Rock Band and the remastered edition of their albums. Here, a still image from the video game shows the likenesses of John Lennon (c.), Paul McCartney (l.), and Ringo Starr. MTV Games/Harmonix/Reuters
Spectators wave as the sun sets during a cricket match between England and Australia at the Rose Bowl in Hampshire, England, on Wednesday. Philip Brown/Reuters
New iPod nanos with video cameras are shown after the Apple announcement Wednesday in San Francisco, Calif. Apple's CEO Steve Jobs delivered the keynote address, back after being absent for nearly a year due to health reasons. Apple released a new iPod nano, which will now include a video camera. Gil Cohen Magen/Reuters
Germany's head coach Silvia Neid (c.), and others are reflected in the trophy during a news conference in Helsinki, Finland, on Wednesday. Germany will face England in the Women's European Soccer Championships. The tournament has been taking place since Aug. 23. Matthias Schrader/AP
A salesman helps a customer to try on a a jewelry set at a shop in Beirut, Lebanon, on Wednesday. Gold rode a wave of momentum to cross $1,000 per ounce on Tuesday before settling just below that. A weak dollar boosted oil and copper prices as well. Cynthia Karam/Reuters
US pilot Michael Goulian flies over the Red Bull Air Race course on the Druro River in Porto, Portugal, on Wednesday. The fifth round of the 2009 Red Bull Race World Championships takes place from Sept. 12 - 13 in Porto. Bob Martin/Red Bull Air Race/AP
People gather around a destroyed vehicle after a suicide car bomb exploded in Kirkuk, Iraq, on Wednesday. Iraqi police say the explosion occured outside a house. Emad Matti/AP
Jazz musician Wynton Marsalis leads a band through the aisles as they perform at a memorial service for journalist Walter Cronkite at Lincoln Center in New York on Wednesday. Jim Young/Reuters
Palestinians wash their horses in the Mediterranean Sea off the beach in Gaza City on Wednesday. Hatem Moussa/AP
A Belarussian opposition representative tears prints of the Russian flag during a rally in the capital, Minsk, on Wednesday. Activists protested the joint Russian and Belarussian military exercises, 'West-2009,' which they believe will lead to future Russian intervention. The exercises began on Tuesday and will last for three weeks. Vasily Fedosenko/Reuters
Groom Jon Nguyen (r.) and his bride Bonnie Cam (c.) hold their daughter Autumn as they wait with other couples to be married at the 99 Cent store in Los Angeles, Calif. The discount chain will send the couples off in a limousine with $99.99 in cash and all nine couples who will be married in the store will get a free nights stay at the Hotel Angeleno. Record numbers of couples picked Sept. 9, 2009 to be their wedding day from Las Vegas, Nev., to China, where mass ceremonies, some with over 200 couples, were held for those wanting to get married on what they think is a lucky date. Damian Dovarganes/AP
The goal of post-ISIS reconciliation in multi-ethnic Mosul is to avoid the sectarian fighting and Sunni disenfranchisement that helped spawn the jihadist movement and spread its reach in the first place.
The colonel is a quintessential Iraqi military man: shaved head, bushy black mustache, and very proud of how the Iraqi Army has rebuilt and “proved it is professional” in the fight to oust the Islamic State from Mosul.