A devotee poses during the 42th Hare Krishna Festival of Chariots in central London, Sunday. Devotees of Lord Krishna pulled three 40 foot high chariots from Hyde Park to Trafalgar Square in celebration of Indian culture and spirituality in this annual festival. Paul Hackett/Reuters
Boys play before the World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Ivory Coast at the Dona Marta slum in Rio de Janeiro, Sunday. Felipe Dana/AP
A Tibetan refugee monk prays at Baudhanath stupa, one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Kathmandu, Nepal, on Sunday. World Refugee Day is observed on June 20 annually and is dedicated to raising awareness of the situation of refugees around the world. Gopal Chitrakar/Reuters
A South African boy enjoys a sunny and warm day on the beach in Durban, South Africa, on Sunday. Hussein Malla/AP
Models wear creations of Emporio Armani men's Spring-Summer 2011 collection, part of the Milan Fashion Week, unveiled on Sunday. Antonio Calanni/AP
A displaced Somali girl carries dishes as she walks past her makeshift shelter in the Jabuti refugee camp in south Mogadishu, Sunday. World Refugee Day is observed on June 20 each year. Omar Faruk/Reuters
A member of the Wimbledon grounds staff marks lines on a court as they make final preparations at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships which begins Monday, at Wimbledon, Sunday. Alastair Grant/AP
A boy plays in a fountain at Battery Park in New York on Sunday. Eric Thayer/Reuters
People cool themselves off in a canal in Lahore, Pakistan, where temperatures reached 115 degrees F.t, Sunday. Many cities in India and Pakistan are facing a heatwave with temperatures reaching 124 degrees F. in some places. K M Chaudhry/AP
A boy walks past electoral lists at Bolivar Square in Bogota, Sunday. Colombians voted on Sunday in a presidential runoff that former Defense Minister Juan Manuel Santos was expected to win after vowing to continue the incumbent president's policies on security and the economy. John Vizcaino/Reuters
An Indian villager arranges cow dung cakes in a pile after drying them in the sun in Allahabad, India, Sunday. Cow dung cakes are a major source of domestic fuel for rural households and an environmentally friendly alternative to firewood. Rajesh Kumar Singh/AP
As the first elections loom since the US left four years ago, Iraq struggles to avoid splitting apart amid escalating violence and political paralysis.
Jane Arraf, Correspondent /
April 13, 2014
Photo by Safin Hamed/AFP/Getty Image; Photo Illustration by John Kehe/Staff
Hoshyar Zebari, Iraq's foreign minister, looks out the cockpit window of a military helicopter at the thin blue waterway below – the site of one of the fiercest battles in modern history. The Russian-made chopper, part of Iraq's tiny Air Force, winds its way along the Shatt al-Arab waterway, on the border with Iran, which has shaped the two countries' tumultuous past.