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The sun emits a mid-level solar flare which erupted on the left side of the sun in this image captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. Solar flares are powerful bursts of radiation.


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In this aerial photo made available by the Turkish Military, some 6,000 people form a large portrait of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey at his mausoleum in Ankara, Turkey.


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Members of the Canadian Joint Incident Response Unit reppel from a Griffon helicopter on to a ship while taking part in a scenario during the Operation Nanook military exercise on Baffin Island, Nunavut.


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A trader shelters from the sun under an umbrella as he waits for customers at Lisbon's Ladra flea market.

Francisco Seco/AP

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An Ukrainian serviceman is seen next to a sight for a gun near the eastern Ukrainian town of Luhansk .


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Palestinian children hold guns as they celebrate with others what they said was a victory over Israel, following a ceasefire in Gaza City.


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A Pakistani health worker administers a polio vaccine to a child in Lahore, Pakistan. Pakistanís beleaguered battle to eradicate polio is threatening a global, multi-billion dollar campaign to wipe out the disease worldwide.

K.M. Chaudary/AP

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Young members of a local Kyokushin Karate federation perform during an exercise session at a summer training camp in Taiga district on a bank of the Yenisei River near the town of Divnogorsk, outside Krasnoyarsk, Siberia.


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A woman with a basket used to carry grass walks toward a field at Khokana in Lalitpur.


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A girls walks up a flight of stairs painted with a summery mural in downtown Ottawa .


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