In many countries, women have historically served in combat when demographics demanded it. But the US move is based on equal opportunity for women – and could become a model for others.
Prince William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, arrive at Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles on July 8. William and Kate were on a royal visit to California from July 8 to July 10.
Greenpeace activists dressed up as climate change refugees before floating on a symbolic melting iceberg on the River Danube in front of the Parliament building of Budapest, Hungary. Greenpeace wants Hungary, hosting the six months rotating EU Presidency till the end of June, to push the European Union to reduce its CO2 gas emission by up to 30 percent.
Participants in the Wave Gothic Festival laugh together in Leipzig, eastern Germany. The festival is thought to be the world's largest festival for the so-called 'dark culture,' attracting people with outlandish make-up and costumes.
Andalusian horsemen wearing flamenco costumes ride their horses on a road in Cuevas del Becerro, near Malaga, southern Spain on Saturday.
Michal Novotny of the Czech Republic, Alex Pullin of Australia, Alberto Schiavon of Italy, Seth Wescott of the United States and Paul-Henri De le Rue of France, from left, clear a jump during the men's Snowboard-Cross FIS World Cup in Arosa, Switzerland.
President Hamid Karzai said Tuesday that the people of Afghanistan no longer desire to see international forces defend their country for them.