The American flags surrounding the Washington Monument fly at half-staff as ordered by President Barack Obama following the deadly shooting at the Washington Navy Yard, in Washington, D.C.
The capsized cruise liner Costa Concordia is seen at the end of the "parbuckling" operation outside Giglio harbor. Salvage crews completed raising the wreck of the Costa Concordia after a 19-hour-long operation on the Italian island of Giglio where the huge cruise liner capsized in January last year.
Firefighters try to put out a fire at the site of a car explosion on the Syrian border crossing of Bab al-Hawa, at the Syrian-Turkish border which is manned by Free Syrian Army members, in Harem, Idlib Governorate.
A man holds the hand of an idol of the Hindu elephant god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, during idol immersion ceremony in the Hussain Sagar lake during the Ganesh Chaturthi festival in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad.