George Zimmerman wipes his face after arriving in the courtroom during his trial at the Seminole County Criminal Justice Center, in Sanford, Fla. Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/AP
A runner is caught between the horns of a bull during the sixth running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain. Susana Vera/Reuters
Belgian shrimp fisherman Xavier Vanbillemont rides a cart horse to haul a net out of the sea during low tide at the coastal town of Oostduinkerke, Belgium. This traditional method of catching shrimp along the North Sea coast, which dates back to some 500 years, attracts tourists every summer. Yves Herman/Reuters
Dozens wait to enter the Senate gallery moments after the Texas State Capitol opened its doors in Austin, Texas. The Texas Senate's leader, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, has scheduled a vote for Friday on when, where, and how women may obtain abortions in Texas – restrictions that failed to become law after a Democratic filibuster and raucous protesters were able to run out the clock on an earlier special session. Tamir Kalifa/AP
Soldiers from the French Foreign Legion attend a rehearsal of the Bastille day parade on the Champs Elysees in Paris. Philippe Wojazer/Reuters
Two men take photographs of the rear of Asiana Flight 214, which crashed on Saturday, July 6, at San Francisco International Airport. Jeff Chiu/AP
An Indonesian soldier stands guard as inmates look out from inside a burned-down office at Tanjung Gusta prison following a prison riot in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia. Binsar Bakkara/AP
Free Syrian Army fighters move through a hole in a wall inside a building in Aleppo's Salaheddine neighborhood. Muzaffar Salman/Reuters
Pupils from the Leeuwenhof Academy school wave South African flags and sing to the sound of drums to show their support for Nelson Mandela outside the the Mediclinic Heart Hospital where former South African President Nelson Mandela is being treated in Pretoria, South Africa. Ben Curtis/AP
A Nepalese Muslim boy offers Friday prayers during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in Kathmandu, Nepal. Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters
People sit on a makeshift raft made with a bag of plastic bottles on a flooded street in Jintang county, Chengdu, Sichuan province, China. Reuters
Two young Snowy Owls sit next to each other at Hannover Zoo in Hannover, Germany. Jochen Luebke/dpa/AP
A supporter of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi (l.) kisses his friend with Morsi's mask during a demonstration before the Friday prayer in Nasr City, Cairo. Hussein Malla/AP
Felix Pflauger jumps from a diving platform at the open-air pool in Hallstadt, southern Germany. David Ebener/dpa/AP
People watch as the funeral cortege of Fusilier Lee Rigby in Bury, northern England. A British soldier who was hacked to death in London was buried on Friday, with Prime Minister David Cameron among the mourners paying their respects to an Afghanistan war veteran murdered on a busy street in broad daylight. Dave Thompson/Reuters
Omega Pharma-Quick Step team rider Mark Cavendish (l.) of Britain sprints to win the 173 km thirteenth stage of the centenary Tour de France cycling race from Tours to Saint-Amand-Montrond. Jean-Paul Pelissier/Reuters
Catholics descend a stairway carrying the World Youth Day cross as they leave the Christ Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Pope Francis will travel to Brazil and participate in World Youth Day events from July 22-28. Felipe Dana/AP
Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager shot by the Taliban for promoting education for girls, signs United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's guest books at United Nations headquarters. Malala will celebrated her 16th birthday on Friday addressing the United Nations.
Aaron George, of Greenville, S.C., competes during the hammer throw during the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games in Linville, N.C. Chuck Burton/AP
In a statement marking the fifth anniversary of Gross's detention earlier this month, Obama hinted that his release could lead to a thaw in relations with Cuba. Many are watching to see if this could lead to an end of the decades-long US economic embargo.
American Alan Gross has been released from a Cuban prison after five years, as part of an agreement that also includes the release of three Cubans jailed in the United States, senior U.S. officials said Wednesday.