Bulgarian physicians release pigeons with national flags attached to them, during a protest in Sofia. Physicians and medical workers rallied to demand acute reforms and adequate financing of Bulgaria's health-care sector.
A police officer organizes packages of seized marijuana as it is displayed to the press in Cali, Colombia. Police seized more than two tons of marijuana, which authorities say belonged to a gang linked to rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).
Dancers perform during the opening ceremony of the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, China.
Sofia University students carry chairs on their heads during a protest against the severe budget cuts in state funding for higher education, Sofia, Bulgaria.
A tattoo is seen on the back of LCPL. James Edward Orr, 20, from Eufaula, Alabama and of the First Battallion Eighth Marines at a combat outpost in Kunjak in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province.
A man feeds a piece of bread to catfish in the Gadisar Lake at Jaisalmer in the desert Indian state of Rajasthan on Friday. The man-made lake was built as a reservoir in the 14th century and is now home to catfish who are fed by tourists and devotees praying at nearby temples.
The first color movie of Jupiter from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows what it would look like to peel the entire globe of Jupiter, stretch it out on a wall into the form of a rectangular map, and watch its atmosphere evolve with time. The brief movie clip spans 24 Jupiter rotations between Oct. 31 and Nov. 9, 2000.
A meteor enters Earth's atmosphere during the Perseid meteor shower early on Aug. 13, 2009, in the village of Rotbuehl in northeastern Switzerland.
Turkish leaders built on earlier condemnations of Israel's attack on the Gaza flotilla, while mourners offered eyewitness accounts that contradicted Israel's version of events.
Some 10,000 people turned out for the funeral of eight of the nine activists killed in Monday's pre-dawn assault on the Gaza flotilla.