A refugee, holding his son and daughter, cries tears of joy after their boat arrived on the Greek island of Kos on Saturday, August 15. The island in the Aegean Sea has been overwhelmed by Syrian refugees.
Workers in Modeste, Ivory Coast, cull chicks from a farm to contain an outbreak of bird flu on Friday, August 14.
An elephant grabs a carrot Sunday, August 16, at the Hagenbeck Zoo in Hamburg, Germany.
People in Beijing set a new Guinness World Record for the most people having breakfast in bed at the same time. There were 418 people taking part in the stunt on Sunday, August 16.
U.S. Embassy employees in Havana, Cuba, hang the seal of the United States on the outside of the building a few hours before its ceremonial flag-raising on Friday, August 14. Cuba and the United States re-established diplomatic relations in July.
A boy jumps into a public swimming pool in Weimar, Germany, on Friday, August 14.
U.S. Army 1st Lt. Shaye Haver, right, speaks with reporters Thursday, August 20, in Fort Benning, Georgia, where she was scheduled to graduate from the Army's elite Ranger School. Haver and Army Capt. Kristen Griest are the first two women to complete the notoriously grueling Ranger course, which the Army opened to women this spring.
Men in Jakarta, Indonesia, climb greased poles for prizes during Independence Day celebrations on Monday, August 17.
A child is carried away for medical care after being wounded in a bomb strike in Damascus, Syria, on Sunday, August 16.
A migrant in Gevgelija, Macedonia, tries to sneak on a train bound for Serbia on Monday, August 17. More than a thousand migrants enter Macedonia daily from Greece, heading north through the Balkans on their way to more prosperous countries in the European Union.
The daughter of Indian civilian Sarpanch Karamat Hussain mourns his death in Poonch, India, on Sunday, August 16. He was killed in shelling as Indian and Pakistani troops traded heavy gunfire and mortar rounds along the highly militarized line that divides Kashmir.
A sinkhole is seen in Budapest, Hungary, a day after a heavy storm on Monday, August 17.
Arlen Macpherson's surfboard is installed with an electronic shark repellant device as he floats in Sydney on Tuesday, August 18. A spate of shark attacks in Australia has left some of the world's top surfing beaches deserted. Macpherson paid $390 (about $286 U.S.) for his device, which repels sharks by emitting an electronic force field.
Britain's Prince Philip meets veteran John Dean on Saturday, August 15, during an event in London commemorating the 70th anniversary of V-J Day. The two served on the same ship in World War II.
Couples ride a roller coaster during a group wedding ceremony at a Shenzhen, China, amusement park on Thursday, August 20.
A police officer in Chonqing, China, moves toward a trapped car in a flooded tunnel on Monday, August 17.
Climbers have breakfast on the steep face of a cliff in Peru's Sacred Valley on Friday, August 14.
A chipmunk runs on a red carpet moments before the beginning of an Independence Day ceremony where Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered a speech in New Delhi on Saturday, August 15.
Subway station workers watch a soldier aim his weapon during an anti-terror drill in Seoul, South Korea, on Wednesday, August 19.
The ARC Gloria, the flagship of the Colombian Navy, is escorted by small boats as it arrives for a sailing festival in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on Wednesday, August 19.
Fireworks go off in Yekaterinburg, Russia, on Saturday, August 15. It was part of Yekaterinburg's City Day celebrations.
A firefighter stands on a car attached to a crane as it is recovered from a flooded area in Gottingen, Germany, on Monday, August 17.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan releases a bird during an opening ceremony for a new mosque in Rize, Turkey, on Friday, August 14.
The Indonesian Navy destroys a fishing ship with bombs near Lemukutan Island on Tuesday, August 18. According to media reports, Indonesia has sunk foreign boats across the country as part of an ongoing push to stop illegal fishing.
A cow scratches its back after being milked at a farm in Bozeat, England, on Sunday, August 16.
Lebanese activists, right, remove barriers as riot police spray them with water cannons during a protest against the country's ongoing trash crisis Wednesday, August 19, in Beirut. Lebanon's health minister said the country is on the brink of a "major health disaster" unless an immediate solution is found for its mounting trash problem. Garbage has been collecting on the streets in Lebanon for the past month after Beirut's main landfill was closed down.
Ukrainian military volunteers train in Kiev before heading to the front lines in the eastern part of the country on Friday, August 14.
Robert Burck, who performs as the Naked Cowboy, poses for photos in New York's Times Square on Wednesday, August 19.
Portraits of the late North Korean leaders Kim Il Sung, left, and Kim Jong Il are illuminated at dawn in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Wednesday, August 19.