A boy plays in front of his flooded house in downtown of Ha Tinh city, Ha Tinh province, Vietnam.
A picketer speaks to a riot policeman at the entrance to the Corte Ingles department store during a nationwide general strike in Malaga, Spain, on Wednesday.
A plane drops fire retardant on a burning ridge as the sun sets behind it and a wildfire burns west of Loveland, Colo., on Sunday.
Gaza Strip's Chairman Arafat Gift Shop sells souvenirs that span the Palestinian political spectrum, even if there are no visitors to buy them.
As Israel eases the Gaza blockade, Hamas is positioned to strengthen its grip on the Gaza Strip. The Gaza tunnel trade that thrived under the blockade provided tax revenues and helped Hamas stay firmly in control.
Jessica Gonzalez plays with her father before her first day of kindergarten at Tremont Elementary School in Dixon, Calif., on Wednesday.
A Palestinian child plays with fireworks on the first day of Ramadan at Shati refugee camp in Gaza City on Aug. 11. During the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, observant Muslims abstain from eating, drinking, and smoking from sunrise to sunset.
The mood is tense in Gaza after Israeli airstrikes in response to Palestinian rocket attacks injured scores and killed a top Hamas commander. Analysts say Hamas launched the attacks to scuttle direct peace talks.
Tara, a 2-month-old Asian palm civet cub, sits on the shoulder of a Royev Ruchei Zoo employee in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia, on Monday. Zoo employees are hand-feeding two cubs, Tara and Tona, after their mother gave birth to them in April this year and refused to nurse them.