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A makeshift memorial is shown behind the Century 16 movie theatre where a gunman, James Holmes, 24, believed to be a student of the University of Colorado, allegedly attacked moviegoers during an early morning screening of the new Batman movie. Some 12 people were killed and 59 wounded.
Smoke billows over Damascus after a bomb ripped through a high-level security meeting, killing several top regime officials in what is being called the biggest blow to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's rule. The capital and its suburbs have been engulfed by intense fighting for a week.
Firefighters in Madrid hold up their helmets during a protest against austerity measures announced by the Spanish government. Concerns over Spain's attempts to restore market confidence in its economy resurfaced this week after the country's borrowing costs edged higher, despite a further round of austerity measures.
North Korean soldiers attend a ceremony to celebrate the nomination of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as marshal of the army, the country's top military rank.
Relatives mourn Maor Harush, one of six people killed in a suicide bombing in Bulgaria last week. Israeli and US officials have blamed Hezbollah for the attack that killed five Israeli tourists, a Bulgarian bus driver and the bomber in the Black Sea resort town of Burgas.
An elderly man sits on the handrail of a park near a pavilion flooded by the overflowing Yangtze River in China. Over the weekend, Beijing was hit with the heaviest rain it has seen in 60 years, leaving at least 10 dead in the capital.
Fans hold a photograph of Bollywood superstar Rajesh Khanna during his funeral in Mumbai. Khanna, whose success as a romantic lead in scores of Indian movies made him Bollywood's first superstar, died Wednesday after a brief illness at age 69.
A UN watchtower burns at Nahibly refugee camp in Duekoue. At least seven people were killed and dozens injured when angry mobs set fire to a UN-protected camp for civilians forced from their homes in western Ivory Coast.
Indian army soldiers participate in the rehearsal for the oath-taking ceremony of the country's new president in New Delhi. On Sunday, Pranab Mukherjee, a loyalist of the ruling Congress party, was announced officially as the winner of the election.
Yemenis gather at the grand mosque in Sanaa on the second day of the fasting month of Ramadan. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, during which Muslims across the world fast from dawn to dusk.