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.
Four days later and with Hillary Clinton becoming the first woman to ever top a major-party election ticket, the 2016 Democratic National Convention has come to a close. Here's a look back at some of the highlights from the past 96 hours.
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