July 8, 2011

Posted July 8th, 2011 at 2:27 pm (UTC-4)

"Space Shuttle Atlantis Final Mission"

1Space shuttle Atlantis through the window of a Shuttle Training Aircraft (STA) as it lifts off from Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida (NASA/Dick Clark)

"Space Shuttle"

2The space shuttle Atlantis lifts off from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Atlantis is the 135th and final space shuttle launch for NASA. (AP)

"NASA Shuttle Launch"

3(From left to right) STS-135 Mission Specialists Rex Walheim and Sandy Magnus, Pilot Doug Hurley, and Commander Chris Ferguson wave to media and employees in front of the Astronaut Crew Quarters in the Operations and Checkout Building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Florida. (NASA)

"Space Shuttle Atlantis Final Mission"

4After 30 years and 135 missions, residents and visitors flock to the new A. Max Brewer Bridge in Titusville to see the rocket's red glare of space shuttle Atlantis soar for the last time. (NASA/Frank Michaux)

"Egypt Protest"

5Through a zooming lens, Egyptians wave a giant flag at Tahrir Square, the focal point of uprising, in Cairo. Thousands of Egyptians take to the streets around the country to demand justice for victims of Hosni Mubarak's regime and press the new, military rulers for a clear plan of transition to democracy. (AP)

"Somalia Drought"

6A woman waits with her child for medical treatment at Aden Adde hospital near a displaced persons camp in Waberi, south of Mogadishu, Somalia. (Reuters)

"Britain Media Politics"

7The Reverend David James (R) speaks with a demonstrator dressed in a Rupert Murdoch mask while holding puppets of Prime Minister David Cameron and Minister for Culture, Media and Sport Jeremy Hunt, during a protest against Murdoch's proposed takeover of BSkyB, in London. (AFP)

"Turkey Religion"

8Boys in traditional dresses attend a ceremony a day before their circumcision ritual in Istanbul, Turkey. (Reuters)

"Britain Canada Royal Tour"

9Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, watch the beginning of the Calgary Stampede parade in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The Prince and his wife are on a royal tour of Canada from June 30 to July 8. (Reuters)

"Libya Wedding"

10The hands of a bride during a wedding ceremony at an area in Bab al-Aziziyah compound in Tripoli, Libya, July 7, 2011. The wedding, held for 25 couples who could not afford their own celebrations, was sponsored by a charity organization as a gift. (Reuters)

"Two-headed Snake"

11A rare two-headed snake explores its surroundings in a private zoo in the Crimean town of Yalta, Ukraine. The three-year-old snake was brought from a zoo in Switzerland where it was born. (Reuters)

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