Ricky Barnes (l.) of the US reacts after a missed birdie putt on the 18th green during the fourth round of the US Open Golf Championship at Bethpage State Park in Farmingdale, N.Y., on Monday. Next to Barnes is Lucas Glover, winner of the 2009 US Open. It is Glover's first major title and he won by two shots. Mike Segar/Reuters
A baby is weighed at a hospital in Daggar, in the Buner district of Pakistan on Monday. Akhtar Soomro/Reuters
People perform a ritual dance to welcome the sun during the SunMoon Festival in the Pirin mountains near the village of Delchevo, Bulgaria, on Monday. The three-day festival involves ancient arts and rituals. Stoyan Nenov/Reuters
Desert sands are seen from a plane near Lhasa, in Chinese occupied Tibet on Sunday. Local officials said last week that desertification is worsening in Tibet. The desert accounts for 18 percent of Tibet's territory and is expanding by over 97,000 acres annually, according to Sangye Drawa, the Party Chief of Tibet's Regional Forestry Bureau. Greg Baker/AP
Bangladeshi laborers rest on a hot summer afternoon at the Kawran market in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Monday. Pavel Rahman/AP
Saudi king ends the lingering uncertainty over succession, promoting his son Mohammed bin Salman to crown prince and deputy prime minister.
ByStephen Kalin and William Maclean, Reuters
Saudi Arabia's King Salman made his son next in line to the throne on Wednesday, handing the 31-year-old sweeping powers as the kingdom seeks radical overhaul of its oil-dependent economy and faces mounting tensions with regional rival Iran.