Samuel Pizzetti of Italy competes in the men's 800m freestyle heats at the European Swimming Championships in Budapest, Hungary, on Thursday.
Brazil is poised to begin one of the most technically advanced deep-sea oil drills ever. The National Petroleum Agency and state-controlled oil giant Petrobras both sent teams to the Gulf to monitor the BP oil spill relief efforts.
Penguin deaths on the beaches of São Paulo state in Brazil may be caused by hunger or exhaustion after coming in search of food.
Rio Christ statue: The iconic Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro has undergone a $4 million renovation.
McLaren driver Jenson Button of Britain sits in the car during a practice session at Valencia street circuit in Valencia, Spain, on Friday. Europe's Formula One Grand Prix will take place on June 27.
Brazil flooding devastated a remote region in the northeast part of the country last weekend. This is a story about how one community held on amidst rising waters.
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.
A child wearing a fake mustache and a sombrero hat waits for the start of the World Cup group A soccer match between Mexico and Uruguay at Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg, South Africa, June 22.
The World Cup comes but once every four years. For those in Brazil, this means collecting little stickers of the players (such as Englishman Rio Ferdinand), teams, and logos of the 24 nations participating in South Africa.
The percentage of female smokers is increasing, and the number of annual tobacco-related deaths is expected to rise at an alarming rate unless action is taken, the World Health Organization announced on World No Tobacco Day.