IN THE SPOTLIGHT: A model strutted down the runway in clothing from Iodice’s collection during Sao Paulo Fashion Week Thursday.
BENT OUT OF SHAPE: A bus that was wrapped around a tree by flood waters sat in New Braunfels, Texas, Thursday. At least one person died in flash floods after 11 inches of rain soaked central Texas Wednesday.
AT EASE: French President Nicolas Sarkozy watched fighter jets land during a visit to the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier in the waters near Toulon, France, Thursday.
SHOWING PRIDE: A woman held up a rainbow flag during the annual Gay Pride parade in Tel Aviv Friday.
FIELD OF DREAMS: South Africa’s Siphiwe Tshabalala celebrated after scoring the 1-0 lead in the opening World Cup match against Mexico in South Africa Friday. The final score was 1-1.
CAMERON RUNS: Prime Minister David Cameron (front, left) ran with British soldiers at Camp Bastion in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Friday. His planned visit to a front-line base was canceled after cellphone calls referring to a possible helicopter rocket attack were intercepted.
SPLISH SPLASH: A mother sprayed water on her child during a hot day near Mikashevichy, Belarus, Thursday.
WALKING ON AIR: A man jumped into the Dnipro River in Kiev Friday.
NEWS CONFERENCE: At a news conference Thursday on Capitol Hill, Sen. Charles Schumer (D., N.Y.) stood next to Peggy Kemp, left, whose son died in the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion. Mr. Schumer and Sen. Ron Wyden (D., Ore.) called it “unfathomable” that BP would pay out shareholder dividends before the total cost of the cleanup is known.
STRESSFUL NIGHT: Jeff Casher, technical support to solo teenage sailor Abby Sunderland, rubbed his eyes Friday in Thousand Oaks, Calif., after staying up all night trying to monitor the girl’s whereabouts after communication interrupted. Abby, 16, was found alive and well on her damaged boat in the Indian Ocean.
FLEXING: Children practiced “poorna bhujangasana,” a form of yoga meant to make the spine flexible, at a camp in Chandigarh, India, Thursday.
IN DISTRESS: British citizen Jeff Savage lay on the ground after arriving at a Bangkok court Thursday. Mr. Savage is accused of violating an emergency decree during antigovernment protests last month.
CELTICS CELEBRATE: Boston Celtics players Glen Davis, bottom, and Nate Robinson celebrated near the end of a home game against the Los Angeles Lakers Thursday. The Celtics won 96-89 victory.
SPEAKING TO THE MEDIA: North Carolina Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Elaine Marshall answered questions after a televised debate with Democrat Cal Cunningham in Raleigh, N.C., Thursday.
ON STRIKE: Workers spoke to a reporter during a strike at a Honda manufacturing plant in Zhongshan, Guangdong province, China, Thursday. Workers are demanding higher wages.
BORDER FUNERAL: Relatives of Sergio Adrian Hernandez attended his funeral in Juarez, Mexico, Thursday. The 15-year-old was killed Monday by a U.S. Border Patrol agent. An investigation is continuing.
GRISLY CRIME: Bus passengers looked at a crime scene Thursday in Guatemala City, where police found one of four decapitated heads in prominent areas. Police said notes were attached blaming the government for the deaths, likely in response to an organized-crime crackdown.
A WET MESS: A man walked past a car stuck in the mud Thursday, a day after heavy rainfall in Asturias, Spain.
UP IN THE AIR: A local tourist slid across Managua’s Tiscapa Lagoon in Nicaragua Thursday. The Nicaraguan Institute of Tourism predicts one million tourists who will contribute about $400 million to the economy by the end of 2010.
AWAITING RATIONS: Children raised plastic bags to receive a ration of donated rice at the Sufi shrine Beri Iman food distribution center in Islamabad, Pakistan, Thursday.
FLIPPED: A police official checked the scene where two British women who were part of a school group tour died when a bus veered off a road near Barberton, South Africa, Thursday. Twenty people were injured.
FOUNTAIN DIP: A boy cooled down in a fountain in Kiev Thursday.
FAILED ATTEMPT: At a Seoul electronics store Thursday, people watched television broadcasts about the launch of a South Korean rocket carrying a satellite to study global warming and climate change. The second attempt to launch the rocket failed when it apparently exploded about two minutes after liftoff.
CONVICTED OF GENOCIDE: Bosnian Serb army officers Vujadin Popovic, left, and Ljubisa Beara arrived Thursday at a tribunal in the Hague, where they were convicted of genocide and sentenced to life imprisonment over the 1995 massacre of some 8,000 Muslims.
BREAK TIME: People who collect recycling materials rested near a demolition site making way for a residential area in Taiyuan, Shanxi province, China.
BALANCING ACT: A girl walked Thursday in Zamfara state, Nigeria, where several children have died of lead poisoning. Nigeria says it has contained an outbreak linked to illegal gold mining in northern Nigeria that has left more than 160 villagers dead.
SMALL SCALE: Visitors looked at models of Beijing at the Urban Planning Exhibition Center in the city Thursday. Property prices rose at a slower pace in May from the previous month, official data showed.
LIGHTING THE WAY: Demonstrators held candles Thursday in protest of the “lenient” sentences in the Bhopal, India, gas disaster that killed thousands in 1984. A court on Monday sentenced seven people to two years in prison for negligence and fined them.
GREEN GRASS: A worker cut the grass at Green Point stadium in Cape Town, South Africa, ahead of the World Cup, which starts Friday.
MAN MOURNS: Antonio Guajardo grieved Tuesday in Juarez, Mexico, over the body of 15-year-old Sergio Adrian Hernández, who was shot Monday by a U.S. border agent. There are conflicting reports about the incident.
POST-VOTE: Brazilian Ambassador Maria Ribeiro Viotti spoke with Turkish Ambassador Ertugrul Apakan after a U.N. Security Council vote Wednesday in New York. The council voted in favor of new sanctions against Iran for its suspected nuclear program. Brazil and Turkey voted against the measure.
IN THE BAG: A supporter showed her handbag, made from a campaign poster for Benigno Aquino III and his actress sister, before he was officially proclaimed winner of the Philippine presidency Wednesday in Manila.
CROSSES COVERED: Floodwater from heavy rains covered gravestones in a cemetery in Troszyn Polski, Poland, Wednesday.
OIL DEMONSTRATOR: Commercial fisher Diane Wilson of Seadrift, Texas, was handcuffed by a U.S. Capitol police officer after she interrupted a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing about the BP Deepwater Horizon oil disaster by pouring a jar of syrup on herself Wednesday in Washington.
BEACH BODIES: Kristy Holiday and Deets Finley of Houston practiced yoga as cleanup workers hired by BP picked up tar balls in Orange Beach, Ala., Wednesday.
POOL DIVERSION: U.S. and Canadian soldiers relaxed in a pool at Camp Nathan Smith in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Wednesday. Allied forces are preparing for a big offensive against the Taliban.
MARKING REMAINS: A forensic worker marked uncovered human remains Wednesday in Bratunac, Bosnia and Herzegovina. A truck driver pointed the site out to authorities after finding it in May. Witnesses say many Muslims killed after Serb forces took control of Bratunac in the 1992-95 war were buried in a gravel pit.
DUSTING FOR PRINTS: Police officers dusted for fingerprints Wednesday at the Nutbush Boma Lodge near Magaliesburg, South Africa, where journalists following the Portuguese World Cup team were robbed at gunpoint. More than $35,000 worth of equipment was stolen.
WOMAN WAITS: A Palestinian woman waited in Gaza Wednesday for relatives to return from Egypt at the Rafah border crossing.
BURNT SHELL: A man searched a truck targeted in a militant attack in Sangjani, Pakistan, Wednesday. Dozens of trucks used to ferry supplies to Afghanistan were set fire; at least seven people died.
SPARKS FLY: Authorities cut open a gate Wednesday to ease access to the Stockholm suburb of Rinkeby, where about 100 youths threw bricks, set fires and attacked a police station, in the immigrant neighborhood.
HOW HIGH? Policemen exercised as a horse trotted by in Allahabad, India, Wednesday.
SOMETHING’S ROTTEN: A demonstrator raised a bag of tofu Wednesday outside a government office in Hong Kong to symbolize the poor construction of Chinese schools that collapsed, killing thousands of students in a 2008 earthquake. A Chinese court upheld dissident Tan Zuoren’s five-year sentence for “subversion” after Mr. Tan conducted his own investigation into school construction.
USING HIS HEAD: A boy played with a soccer ball in a Port Elizabeth, South Africa, shantytown Wednesday.
Sergio Adrian Hernández, 15 years old, was killed Monday evening on a bridge in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, across the river from El Paso, Texas. Above, Mexican Federal Police at the scene of the shooting.
A spokeswoman for the FBI’s El Paso office said the incident was provoked by a group of rock-throwing suspects. Above, family members of the victim grieved.
According to two witnesses on the bridge, the victim was part of a group of teens who had sidestepped border checkpoints on the Santa Fe Bridge — which is flanked by border checkpoints on either side — and entered the U.S. on foot. Above, family members cried near the scene of the shooting.
Two witnesses said none of the teens were carrying backpacks or appeared to have weapons. According to the witnesses, one of the Mexican youths — not the young Mr. Hernández — had thrown rocks at the border patrol agents. A U.S. Border Patrol agent investigated on the U.S. side.
The FBI’s account differed. It said border patrol agents responded to “a group of suspected illegal aliens being smuggled into the U.S. from Mexico.” Above, a Mexican Federal Police officer lowered himself down to the scene.
It was the second time in eight days that a Mexican was killed on the international border by U.S. authorities. Above, family members cursed at U.S. Border Patrol agents.
On Tuesday, Mr. Hernández’s family mourned.
Mr. Hernández’s family gathered to grieve at his mother’s house.
“We’re in terrible shape, he was a 15-year-old boy,” the young Mr. Hernández’s sister Angelica said. Above, family and friends gathered outside the house.
Another sister, Rosario Hernandez Guereca, held a portrait of her brother from his graduation from the secundaria.
Rosario Hernandez Guereca cried as she stood in her brother’s room.
From left, Antonio Guajardo, family friend, Erica Guereca, a cousin, and the victim’s mother, Maria Guadalupe Hernandez, mourned Tuesday.
Mother Maria Guadalupe Guereca was comforted by her nephew, Kevin Jahel Jimenez Hernandez.
Family and friends gathered for the wake of Sergio Adrian Hernández Tuesday night.
The 15-year-old’s body was displayed for relatives and friends.
The wake for family and friends was held at the boy’s mother’s house.
Antonio Guajardo, a family friend, grieved.
Mr. Guajardo placed his hand on the casket.
RESCUE AND PROTECT: Staff Sgt. Edward Rosa reads the Bible and extends a cigarette to Pfc. Jorge Rostra Obando, who was stunned by an explosion in Afghanistan’s Arghanab Valley. One comrade was killed and two injured in the blast. Pfc. Rostran asked the sergeant to read Psalm 91, a favorite from his childhood.
TEST PROTOCOL: A teacher checked a student for electronic devices before taking the annual “gaokao,” or college-entrance exam, in Suining, Sichuan province, China, Monday. Nearly 10 million high school students will take the make-or-break test.
BORDER CASUALTY: Police stood near a boy’s body in Juarez, Mexico, Monday, after a U.S. Border Patrol agent shot and killed the boy in a confrontation with rock-throwers. It is not immediately clear whether the 14-year-old boy, Sergio Adrian Hernandez Huereca, was among the rock-throwers. The FBI is leading the probe.
DOING FLIPS: Workers used a crane to lift a World War II-era biplane that flipped over as it landed at Washington’s Reagan National Airport during a promotional film event Tuesday. Both the pilot and a reporter onboard were uninjured.
CABINET POSES: Japan’s new Prime Minister Naoto Kan, front row center, posed with his cabinet after their first meeting in Tokyo Tuesday.
SOLEMN SOLDIER: A U.S. soldier mourned Tuesday in Belanday, Afghanistan, for fallen comrade First Lt. Joseph Theinert, who was killed June 4 by a roadside bomb.
DUSTING: A man cleaned off pictures Tuesday of people who died in the 1984 Bhopal, India, gas leak disaster. A court convicted seven former senior employees of Union Carbide’s Indian subsidiary in the case.
SOMETHING’S FISHY: An asthma patient received “fish medicine” as others waited their turn in Hyderabad, India, Tuesday. Thousands of asthmatics lined up to swallow a live fish fed a medicinal paste.
TWISTED TRACK: A railway worker walked along twisted tracks near Nowy Sacz, Poland, Tuesday. High waters from heavy rainfall distorted the track.
QUALITY CONTROL: A worker tested electronic boards at a factory in a Suzhou, Jiangsu province, China, Tuesday. Suzhou Etron Electronics manufactures electronic products mainly for export to the U.S. and Europe.
EYE CHECK: A man received a free eye exam at a medical event organized by a charitable organization in Hyderabad, India, Tuesday.
ALL ABOARD: A Sikh pilgrim waited Tuesday at a railway station in Amritsar, India, to go to Pakistan for martyrdom celebrations for Guru Arjun Dev.
DEEP DIVE: An industrial diver worked to turn off a water-system tap at a flooded house in Felsozsolca, Hungary, Tuesday. Heavy rains caused the Sajo River to swell, flooding parts of western Hungary.
DEAD SEA DIP: A Palestinian woman bathed in the Dead Sea Tuesday. The salt lake borders Jordan to the east and the West Bank and Israel to the west.
TEAM TURNAROUND: Argentine players turned their backs to teammates kicking balls at them after losing a practice game in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday. The first soccer World Cup to be played in Africa kicks off June 11.
COMMANDO ATTACK: This image from a video provided by the Israeli Defense Force showed what the IDF says is one of several commandos being dropped onto the Mavi Marmara ship by helicopter in the Mediterranean Sea. Israeli commandos rappelled down to an aid flotilla sailing toward a Gaza blockade Monday, clashing with pro-Palestinian activists on the lead ship in a raid that left at least nine passengers dead.
MEMORIAL DAY SALUTE: World War II Veteran Ed Lipinsky, 83, saluted during the national anthem at the Memorial Day parade in Brooklyn, N.Y.
FLOOD FALLOUT: A woman cried in front of her house, which was consumed by flooding caused by tropical storm “Agatha” in Jiquilisco, El Salvador, on Monday. The rains have affected 95% of roads, and officials reported at least 120 dead and at least 53 missing.
EXAMINING THE SCENE: A forensic investigator took photos of a man’s slain body at a tire shop in Monterrey, N.M., on Monday. Local media said two other men were injured when gunmen shot at them several times after they arrived at the shop.
CATCHING SOME RAYS: Catherine Jones tossed a tennis ball for her 8-year-old Jack Russell terrier, Lilliie, while sunbathing Monday along the East River in Brooklyn, N.Y.
SPEECH IN THE RAIN: Audience members used chairs as shelter from the rain as U.S. President Barack Obama spoke during a Memorial Day event at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Ill.
SURROUNDED BY MUD: A woman stood in mud from a landslide caused by tropical storm Agatha in Amatitlan, Guatemala, on Monday. Stunned victims of Agatha wept by destroyed homes and rescue crews dug bodies out of the mud in Guatemala after torrential rain killed at least 120 people across Central America.
FIREY CRASH: Bystanders and police searched the burning wreckage of a plane for survivors shortly after it crashed in a busy business district near downtown Anchorage, Alaska, on Tuesday. A small child was killed and four other people on board were injured.
PRETTY IN PINK: A Chinese girl ate an ice lolly at Beijing’s Zoo on Tuesday. China’s president, Hu Jintao, called for greater attention to child safety in a speech for the annual Children’s Day holiday, during a year that has seen a number of violent attacks in the country’s schools.
IN SHOCK: Grieving family members left a courthouse after a bank guard opened fire in Yongzhou, China, killing three judges and wounding three others before killing himself. Zhu Jun, a 46-year-old guard for Postal Savings Bank of China, was angry over a legal ruling in his divorce and entered the courthouse with a machine gun and two pistols.