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Anti-government protesters demonstrate on a street in central Ankara. Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan told protesters on Friday he would put redevelopment plans for an Istanbul park on hold until a court rules on them, striking a more conciliatory tone after two weeks of fierce anti-government demonstrations.


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Police officer, Sgt. Chris Laush, gets a thumbs up from an elderly Somail woman in the area between 320, 330 and 340 Dixon Road in Toronto. The Toronto Police raided the area early Thursday morning and made a number of arrests as well as seising weapons, drugs and money.

Peter Power/The Globe and Mail

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The remains of a vehicle stands among a burned out forest along Holmes Road during the third day of the Black Forest Fire near Colorado Springs, Colo.

Christian Murdock/The Gazette/AP PHOTO

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A Kashmiri Muslim woman prays early in the morning at Hazratbal shrine during a ceremony a week after the occasion of Mehraj-u-Alam, in the outskirts of Srinagar, India. Mehraj-u-Alam is believed to mark the ascension of Prophet Mohammed to Heaven.

Dar Yasin/AP

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A young Indian girl enjoys monsoon rain water falling on her head from a flyover as a boy watches in Mumbai, India. The monsoon rains which usually hit India from June to September are crucial for farmers whose crops feed hundreds of millions of people.

Rajanish Kakade/AP

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A worker takes a break from cleaning spectator seats one day ahead of the Confederations Cup opening match at the stadium in Brasilia Brazil will play the opening match of the tournament against Japan.


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Inmates use mirrors to watch other inmates participate in a full-body resistance workout competition at the main courtyard, from their cell at Lurigancho prison in Lima.


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Men play soccer between the shadows of buildings in Boa Viagem Beach in Recife. The Confederations Cup tournament kicks off on Saturday.


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Members of the Homeless Workers' Movement (MTST) protest against the Confederations Cup being held in Brazil, amidst burning tyres in front of the National Mane Garrincha Stadium in Brasilia.


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