Valentina Vezzali celebrates the Italian team's victory against Russia in the women's team foil final fencing event at the World Fencing Championship in Antalya, Turkey, on Wednesday. Murad Sezer/Reuters
A stag bellows in a wildlife park in Aurach near Kitzbuehel, Austria, on Wednesday. Kerstin Joensson/AP
A Cougar helicopter of the Swiss Air Force releases flares during a flight demonstration of the Swiss Air Force in Bernese Oberland, Switzerland. Ruben Sprich/Reuters
Boomer, a 180-pound Landseer Newfoundland dog drinks water from the kitchen sink at Caryn Weber's home in Casselton, N.D., on Oct. 6. The dog measures seven feet from nose to tail, and stands 36 inches tall at the shoulders. Ms. Weber is sending Boomer's measurements to the Guinness World Records fo consideration as the tallest living dog. Dave Wallis/The Forum/AP
A general view of the new PS20 solar plant is seen here, which was inaugurated last month at 'Solucar' solar park in Sanlucar La Mayor, near Seville, Spain. The solar thermal power plant uses mirrors to concentrate the sun's rays onto towers where they produce steam to drive a turbine, producing electricity. Marcelo del Pozo/Reuters
A supporter of Honduras' ousted President Manual Zelaya stands next to a barricade outside a public university during a protest in Tegucigalpa, on Wednesday. Diplomats from throughout the hemisphere converged Wednesday in Honduras to resolve a standoff that has left the Central American country with two presidents, a capital with daily protests, and a divided population. Rodrigo Abd/AP
Dancer and choreographer Astad Deboois' troupe perform at a dance festival in New Delhi, India, on Oct. 6. Gurinder Osan/AP
Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Anglican Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu celebrates his birthday in Cape Town, South Africa, on Wednesday. AP
Married women perform rituals during the Karwa Chauth festival in Ahmadabad, India, on Oct. 7. Married Hindu women observe a fast throughout the day and break it in the evening after looking at the moon through a sieve to seek a long life for their husbands. Ajit Solanki/AP
People affected by the floods in India raise their hands to collect food being distributed by charitable volunteer groups at Alampur village, near Hyderabad, India, on Wednesday. Rescue workers with boats and helicopters struggled on Tuesday to deliver rations to about 5 million people in the region where flooding was triggered by torrential rains. Krishnendu Halder/Reuters
Yeoman Warders, known as 'Beefeaters,' line-up during a ceremony where Britain's General Sir Richard Dannatt was installed as the 159th Constable of the Tower of London on Wednesday. Dannatt once commanded Britain's army and is now in charge of one of Britain's most important historical sites, a 1,000 year-old fortress on the Thames River. Matt Dunham/AP
A clown performs during 'Slava's Snowshow,' a performance created and staged by Russian clown Slava Polunin, in Madrid, Spain. Juan Medina/Reuters
An Afghan boy is silhouetted as he swings in Jalalabad, Afghanistan on Wednesday. Altaf Qadri/AP
In Kabul, Afghanistan, a man works at Stewart's Turquoise Mountain Foundation on Oct. 4. Omar Sobhani/Reuters
The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps projects Iranian military power across the Middle East, to the alarm of critics of the nuclear deal. But it has become entangled in protracted conflicts that are testing its limits.
President Obama appears to have the votes to ensure congressional approval of the landmark nuclear deal with Iran, a key plank of which is an easing of economic sanctions. And one of the beneficiaries will be Iran’s primary tool for projecting power – the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), and especially its elite Qods Force, which handles operations abroad.