A 'monkey man' hat rests on top of a mortar at a Canadian Army combat outpost near the village of Salavat, in the Panjway district west of Kandahar, Afghanistan, on Wednesday. Bob Strong/Reuters
A woman chases monkeys inside the courtyard of her house at Chiryai village, north of Jammu, India, on Wednesday. Monkeys are common in most parts of India, where they often pose a nuisance to residents, snatching food and entering their homes. Mukesh Gupta/Reuters
Donkey Anapka undergoes medical checks upon arrival in Moscow's Kremlin horse riding school on Wednesday. Anapka was made to parasail high over the Azov Sea beach in a promotional stunt last month. Mikhail Metzel/AP
Artwork made of push pins by artist Eric Daigh is seen on display at Grand Central Terminal in New York City on Wednesday. Shannon Stapleton/Reuters
Images of dancers are reflected in a mirror during a rehearsal of the Cloud Gate Dance Theatre's "Whisper of Flowers" led by Taiwanese choreographer Lin Hwai-min, in Hong Kong on Wednesday. Vincent Yu/AP
People walk along a beach on the outskirts of Havana, Cuba, during sunset on Tuesday. Cuba's National Statistics Office said last week that the island ended the first half of the year with 1,389,712 tourists having visited, a gain of 13,519, or about 1 percent, over the same period of 2009. Slightly more than 2.4 million tourists came to the island last year, bringing in more than $2 billion, or 20 percent of Cuba's foreign exchange income. Desmond Boylan/Reuters
A herd of vicuñas graze near the Laguna Caro in the Argentine Puna region of Catamarca, Argentina, on Tuesday. Enrique Marcarian/Reuters
Women and a child watch the funeral of Mohammad Iqbal from the window of a house in Srinagar, India. Reuters
Rothschild giraffe Nora is seen with her newborn foal at Prague's zoo on Wednesday in the Czech Republic. David W. Cerny/Reuters
Houses are left amid flooded waters in Kot Addu, Pakistan, on Wednesday. Flood waters ravaged hundreds of villages in Pakistan's main province of Punjab, destroying homes, soaking crops, and threatening more lives. Khalid Tanveer/AP
A newborn lion cub plays with its mother, Zeina, inside their cage at Jordan's zoo in Yaduda. According to the zoo, the four two-month-old cubs made their first public appearance on Wednesday after lions Zeina and Kasser, which originate from Africa, gave birth to them. Ali Jarekji/Reuters
A voter waits outside a polling station to vote in a referendum on a new constitution at River Park Primary School in Nairobi, Kenya, on Wednesday. Kenyans formed long lines before sunrise across the country to vote on the propsed constitution that would reduce the powers of the presidency in the nation's first ballot since postelection violence left more than 1,000 dead. Pete Muller/AP
Cows stand in a field at a farm near Nairn in northern Scotland on Wednesday. Britain's food watchdog said it had found that meat from the offspring of a cloned cow had entered Britain's food chain and had been eaten, stirring controversy over whether such products are ethical. The Food Standards Agency said that under European rules, suppliers are supposed to obtain a license before selling products from cloned animals but added there was no suggestion they posed any health danger to consumers. David Moir/Reuters
Venezuela's Antonio Leal celebrates after defeating Miles Chamley-Watson of the US in the men's individual foil fencing final at the Pan American Fencing Championships in San Jose, Costa Rica, on Tuesday. Leal won the gold medal. Juan Carlos Ulate/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.