Participants of the Wave Gothic Festival pose in Leipzig, eastern Germany, on Saturday. Sebastian Willnow/AP
Filipino boys use straw to blow out powder inside a plastic cup during a game at a town festival to celebrate the feast day of their patron saint, St. Rita, in Baclaran, Paranaque, south of Manila, Philippines, Sunday. The first contestant to clear the cup wins. Aaron Favila/AP
Serbia's Janko Tipsarevic grimaces as he returns the ball to Colombia's Alejandro Falla during their first round match for the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Sunday. Christophe Ena/AP
A man jumps into a canal running through Lahore on Sunday. Temperatures reached 96 degrees F. as hot and dry weather is expected in most of Pakistan. Mohsin Raza/Reuters
A participant of the Wave Gothic Festival poses in Leipzig, eastern Germany, on Saturday. Sebastian Willnow/AP
Thai schoolchildren and locals wash and sweep a road during a cleanup operation after Wednesday's Thai Army assult on anti-government protesters in downtown Bangkok, Sunday. Thousands gathered in the Thai capital to begin the massive clean up following the worst political violence in decades. Manish Swarup/AP
Jackass Penguins play soccer at the Hakkeijima Sea Paradise aquarium-amusement park complex in Yokohama, Japan, Sunday. Itsuo Inouye/AP
Visitors walk on the Champs Elysees near the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, Sunday. Young French Farmers organized a two-day event called 'Nature Capitale' where they installed the fields and forests of France in the French capital. The farmers aim to showcase farm production from sheep breeding to crop growing. Philippe Wojazer/Reuters
Participants perform on stage during the lion dance competition at the fourth All-China Games at a gymnasium in Hefei, Anhui Province, Sunday. Reuters
Boys use their face to move a coin from their forehead into their mouth while participating in a game during a religious festival honoring patron saint Rita de Cascia in Baclaran, Paranaque, south of Manila, Sunday. Cheryl Ravelo/Reuters
An elephant quenches his thirst from a leaking water pipe in New Delhi, India, Sunday. According to officials of the India Meteorological Department a heat wave is sweeping across northern India with maximum temperatures of 113 degrees F. Gurinder Osan/AP
An Indian farmer massages his horse as dawn breaks on the outskirts of Allahabad, India, Sunday. Rajesh Kumar Singh/AP
Oil from the Deepwater Horizon wellhead washes up on the beach of Elmer's Island, a wildlife refuge owned and maintained by the state of Louisiana, Saturday. President Obama blamed the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill on 'a breakdown of responsibility' at BP as he unveiled a commission to investigate the disaster. Daniel Beltra/Greenpeace/Reuters
Beijing's Grain-for-Green program has helped blanket the country's hillsides with trees, undoing damage from decades of blistering development. But fostering biodiversity remains a challenge, conservationists say.
Standing on a hillside, Liu Minfang looks down at the lush landscape that surrounds her home in the remote mountains of southwestern China. Terraced slopes that farmers once used for growing crops are now filled with cedar trees and bamboo. A waterfall cascades down a distant cliff. In the valley below, a muddy river flows through a patchwork of rapeseed fields and rice paddies.