A lack of a ticket to the opening ceremony didn't stop these revelers from enjoying the kickoff to the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics. It also provided those protesting the Brazilian government the perfect platform to get their message heard.
Athletes from around the world, proudly representing their home nations, stream into the arena in a procession during the opening ceremony of the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics on August 5, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro.
With the opening ceremony of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games just a week away, Brazil has stepped up security at the airport, the athlete's village, and other sporting venues, following a rash of bad press surrounding the safety of the city. Notwithstanding, locals continue to flock to the beaches and athletes prepare for the games!
Scenes of daily life for Palestinians waiting to cross through the Qalandiya Checkpoint in the West Bank. Palestinians in the northern West Bank must have permits to cross through the checkpoint to reach Jerusalem.
Beginning with the opening ceremony on Friday evening, the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics will run from August 5 thru August 21, 2016. The event will showcase some of the world's top athletes over the course of 306 events in 28 sports.
Christian pilgrims from Eastern Europe and Africa traveled great distances to bathe in waters of the Jordan River, site of the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist, on August 3, 2016, near Jericho in the West Bank.
It was quite the scene as athletes from around the world were welcomed into the Olympic Village with performances from Brazilian dancers and musicians on August 2, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro. No sooner did they bed in, were they heading to practice, gearing up for the Opening Ceremony in three days time.
You'd think the animals at the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo wouldn't need an invitation to jump into the water to cool off, but in the event they don't wander into the pools the zookeepers get goad in there by tossing treats of food in the chilly waters.
From fixing a flat in the outback to the Blue Angels rocking a delta burst to a Korean War veteran paying his respects to the fallen, soldiers around the world faced a number of challenges in July. Here are some highlights in pictures.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, his wife Sophie Gregoire and children Ella Grace, Xavier and Hadrien march in the 38th Annual Gay Pride Parade in Vancouver, British Columbia, on July 31, 2016. Trudeau became the first sitting Canadian PM to march in the parade in front of a crowd of more than 500,000 spectators.
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