After weeks of concern over the safety and cleanliness of athletes' quarters, India's Commonwealth Games began Sunday with a colorful opening ceremony featuring Bollywood songs, yoga, and rickshaws.
Kenyan conservationists ask celebrities to adopt local endangered animals in order to provide much-needed wildlife preservation funding.
A runner leads a pack of El Pilar fighting bulls during the running of the bulls at the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain, on July 13.
A Shaolin student shows off his skill at Tagou Wushu School in Dengfeng, China, on Sunday. A soccer team of Shaolin students was recently established in the school.
Usain Bolt, the world-record-breaking Jamaican sprinter, says that he may switch to the long jump after the 2012 London Olympics.
Boston Celtics withstood 38 points from Kobe Bryant to beat the Lakers 92-86.
Steel workers from the nearby ArcelorMittal plant take part in a demonstration in Marseille, France, on Thursday. Strikes across France delayed flights, closed schools, and frustrated commuters as workers protested government plans to raise the retirement age past 60, one of the lowest even in Europe. President Nicolas Sarkozy says retiring so young is now untenable given growing life spans, but unions see his planned reforms to France's over-stretched pension system as yet another blow to Europe's social model.
Organizers unveiled the one-eyed 2012 Olympic mascots, interactive creations from the digital age named after two small English towns.
Korean Kim Yuna won gold with a world-record score in women's figure skating at the Vancouver Olympics Thursday. She set a new standard for figure skating perfection.
Lindsey Vonn wins gold in the women's downhill, and though she (wisely) refuses to buy into the hype around her in these Winter Olympics, she's well poised to make a mark on history.