24 hours through the lens – A sheriff's deputy puts a bit of creativity into directing traffic as people arrive for the second day of the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.
24 hours through the lens – A dog relaxes on a heap of coal at the Kankaria Railway Yard in Ahmedabad, India, on Wednesday.
24 hours through the lens – A young Afghan looks at soldiers from the Afghanistan National Army and U.S. Army on patrol at Nevay-deh village in Kandahar province on Wednesday.
24 hours through the lens – An Ethiopian nun holds a candle at the Tomb of the Virgin Mary outside Jerusalem's Old City before a procession Wednesday. About 200 Orthodox Christians took part in an annual procession in which an icon of the Virgin Mary is carried from a church at the foot of the Mount of Olives believed by some Christians to mark the tomb of the Virgin Mary back to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City.
24 hours through the lens – Villagers stand in chin-deep water to protest the loss of land after the water level was raised at a dam in India.
24 hours through the lens – The last tower of "La cite Balzac" is demolished by controlled explosions Wednesday in Vitry-sur-Seine, France, near Paris. The work is part of an urban renovation program.