The Taj Mahal is a mausoleum in Agra dedicated to Mumtaz Mahal, the wife of Emperor Shah Jahan, who was grief-stricken when she died during the birth of their 14th child in 1631. The Taj Mahal is the finest example of Mughal architecture, combining elements from Persian, Turkish, and Indian architectural styles.
The arrest of Syed Ghulam Nabi Fai on spy charges in the US has highlighted a generation divide among Kashmiri separatist activists.
Tackling corruption could remove one irritant Kashmiris have with their New Delhi-backed government. But, it could also alienate locals who benefit from some of the largesse.
Palestinian children play with colored parachutes at an event organized by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) seeking to achieve a world record for the largest number of people flying parachutes from the ground, at a sports stadium in Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip. The event was part of the 'Summer Games,' a six-week summer camp organized by UNRWA to provide a recreational outlet for children in the Gaza Strip.
A Chinese woman performs as others sing patriotic songs to celebrate the up-coming 90th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China in Beijing. China will celebrate the anniversary on July 1.
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.
Children practice during a ballet class at the Croatian National Theatre in the Adriatic port of Split.
Military police and rescue workers investigate a partially-submerged DHL cargo plane that crashed just off the coast of Libreville, Gabon. The plane's nose is buried in shallow water near a major high school. Authorities at the scene said the four-man crew survived and had been taken to a local hospital.
Swetha P. Jasti from Olathe, Kan., keeps a tight grip while spelling her first word during round two of the National Spelling Bee in National Harbor, Md.
Kashmiri villagers watch the funeral procession of suspected militants of Jaish-e- Mohammed in Keller, south of Srinagar, India. Thousands attended the funeral of two suspected rebels in Indian Kashmir Friday, a day after they were killed in a gun battle with government forces in the restive region, according to the police.