A girl attends a procession of a statue of San Fermin in honor of the saint during the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain, on Wednesday. San Fermin, the patron saint of the festival, is said to protect the hundreds of runners that participate in the traditional running of the bulls. Susana Vera/Reuters
Somnang, a Malayan Sun Bear, sticks his tongue out as he sits in its enclosure at Edinburgh Zoo, Scotland, on Wednesday. Somnang and his brother Rotana have recently arrived at the zoo from a rescue center in Cambodia. The smallest of the world's bear species, the Sun Bear is known as the climber of the bear world and has a white or yellowish crescent on its chest which looks like a rising or setting sun. David Moir/Reuters
Tristan Hooten washes his toy car in Springfield, Ohio, on Wednesday. Marshall Gorby/Springfield News-Sun/AP
A fan waits for the start of a 2010 World Cup semi-final soccer match between Spain and Germany at Moses Mabhida stadium in Durban, South Africa, on Wednesday. Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters
Team Sky's Bradley Wiggins of Britain (c.) cycles in the pack of riders during the fourth stage of the Tour de France cycling race between Cambrai and Reims, France, on Wednesday. Jacky Naegelen/Reuters
Revelers run by Penajara ranch fighting bulls during the San Fermin fiestas on Wednesday in Pamplona, Spain. Alvaro Barrientos/AP
The experimental aircraft "Solar Impulse" takes off with pilot Andre Borschberg on board from Payerne's Swiss airbase on Wednesday on the first attempt to fly around the clock fueled by nothing but the energy of the sun. A Swiss team planning to eventually circle the globe in a solar-powered plane has started a 24-hour test flight that aims to keep the aircraft operating through the night on stored energy collected from the sun. Fabrice Coffrini/AP
President Barack Obama (c.) shakes hands with Boeing President, Chairman and CEO Jim McNerney, Jr. (l.), as Commerce Secretary Gary Locke looks on, after speaking about exports, jobs, and the economy on Wednesday in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP
A model presents a creation by Marcel Ostertag at the Berlin Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2011 in Berlin on Wednesday. Tobias Schwarz/Reuters
Beach walkers make their way past puddled oil along the beach in Orange Beach Ala., on Wednesday. Dave Martin/AP
Cast member Alfred Molina poses as he arrives at the world premiere of "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" in New York on Tuesday. Eric Thayer/Reuters
Shiite pilgrims cross a bridge across the Tigris river from the Azamiyah neighborhood in north Baghdad to the Imam Moussa al-Kadhim shrine for the annual commemoration of the saint's death, in the Shiite district of Kazimiyah, Iraq, on Wednesday. Hadi Mizban/AP
Ringo Starr gestures as he is interviewed during a ceremony where the former Beatle celebrated his birthday at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York on Wednesday. Lucas Jackson/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.