A painter outlines the Pope's nose on the side of a New York City office building on Thursday, August 27. Pope Francis is visiting the United States in September.
A woman squats in the window of a flooded building after strong rains hit Shanghai, China, on Monday, August 24.
Sheep peer out of a car window in Srinagar, India, on Friday, August 21.
The moon backdrops an airplane flying over Ardales, Spain, on Sunday, August 23.
Dancers Jonathan Saavedra and Clarisa Aragon embrace Wednesday, August 26, after winning at the World Tango Championship in Buenos Aires.
The carcass of a whale is lifted in Hel, Poland, on Tuesday, August 25. The whale was found three days earlier at a beach in Stegna, Poland, and scientists were going to examine the carcass to determine species, sex and cause of death.
A woman drops a balloon as she crosses a road in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Friday, August 21.
Singer Taylor Swift, left, and talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres perform on stage during Swift's concert in Los Angeles on Monday, August 24.
Officials in Bangkok, Thailand, display seized elephant tusks before destroying the smuggled ivory on Wednesday, August 26.
FIFA President Sepp Blatter, right, poses Saturday, August 22, with a cow he received as a gift from the Swiss city of Obergoms.
A security official pushes away an environmental activist Tuesday, August 25, near the Washington house of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. The protesters were urging Kerry to stop the expansion of the Alberta Clipper oil pipeline.
A Hindu holy man pauses inside a tent Thursday, August 27, during the Kumbh Mela, or Pitcher Festival, in Trimbakeshwar, India. Hindus believe taking a dip in the waters of a holy river during the festival will cleanse them of their sins. The festival is held four times every 12 years.
Lebanese riot police use water cannons to disperse demonstrators who were protesting the country's trash crisis Sunday, August 23, 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.
A visitor poses for a photo inside a sea of plastic balls Tuesday, August 25, at "The Beach," an interactive installation at the National Building Museum in Washington.
A soldier stands in front of the wreckage of an Indian military aircraft that crashed Monday, August 24, in Soibugh, India. The pilot of the aircraft ejected safely before the crash, according to local media reports.
U.S. President Barack Obama addresses the National Clean Energy Summit at a convention center in Las Vegas on Monday, August 24.
A child runs during the Children's Alka competition in the Croatian village of Vuckovici on Sunday, August 23. The tournament is named after the Alka ring that children have to hit with their spears. It has been held in Vuckovici every August since 1955.
A baby elephant takes her first steps in the public view Friday, August 21, at Chester Zoo in Chester, England.
Workers pick grapes in a vineyard near Chenas, France, early on Wednesday, August 26. The grapes are being harvested during low temperatures to produce a "fruity and tender" wine.
An injured man is moved into a vehicle by police after a shooting outside the Justice Center of Santiago, Chile, on Wednesday, August 26. Authorities arrested a 16-year-old suspect.
Firefighters battle a blaze in Santa Clara, California, on Wednesday, August 26. The fire was started after a driver struck a gas line, officials said.
A man from Venezuela carries a refrigerator while crossing the Tachira River border into Colombia on Tuesday, August 25.
Malachi Bradley, a 10-year-old boy lost in Utah's Ashley National Forest, is reunited with his family on Monday, August 24. He was missing for 28 hours, but a dog picked up his scent and led search teams to him.