Activists from women's rights group FEMEN look out from a window during a court session in Kiev July 28, 2013. The Femen group says its activists were beaten up and kidnapped pre-emptively when they were on their way to protest against the baptism celebrations and visits by Putin and Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill. Ukrainian law enforcers did their best to shield Putin from the famous local - and now internationally active - topless protesters from the Femen women's rights group. Kiev police said on Saturday they had detained three Femen activists and a photographer from Russia who was with them, as they posed for pictures in public, bare to the waist.
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Ukrainian activist and founder of FEMEN Anna Hutsol is pictured in front a district court in Kiev on July 28, 2013 after being allegedly assault the day before in the Ukrainian capital. A photographer and three members of the feminist movement Femen known for their bare-breasted protests were illegally held in police custody overnight after being abducted by unknown assailants, and before Hutsol's attack, the group said Sunday.
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Two Polish nuns laugh on the shore as hundreds of thousands of young Catholic pilgrims attending World Youth Day (WYD) start gathering at Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro for a prayer vigil with Pope Francis, on July 27, 2013. In a speech to Brazil's political, religious and civil society leaders earlier, Pope Francis said a "constructive dialogue" was needed to confront the country's social turmoil, referring to the massive street protests that rocked Brazil last month to demand an end to corruption and better public services.
A dancer in Mongolia costumes performs in Xiangshawan Desert, also called Sounding Sand Desert on July 19, 2013 in Ordos of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China. Xiangshawan is China's famous tourist resort in the desert. It is located along the middle section of Kubuqi Desert on the south tip of Dalate League under Ordos City. Sliding down from the 110-metre-high, 45-degree sand hill, running a course of 200 metres, the sands produce the sound of automobile engines, a natural phenomenon that nobody can explain. (Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images)
A picture taken on July 24, 2013 shows a fireman carrying an injured young girl following a train accident near the city of Santiago de Compostela. A train hurtled off the tracks on July 24 in northwest Spain killing at least 78 passengers and injuring more than 140, an official said today, the country's deadliest rail disaster in more than 40 years. AFP PHOTO / LA VOZ DE GALICIA / XOAN A. SOLER
This picture taken on July 23, 2013 shows people watching on the edge of the Xiaolangdi reservoir as Yellow River floodwaters are released for the second time since the end of June in Xiaolangdi, in central China's Henan province. At least 295 people have been confirmed dead or missing after rainstorms and Typhoon Soulik hit China, causing floods, landslides and buildings to collapse, the government said on July 15. PHOTOSTR/AFP/Getty Images
National Geographic has offered a strikingly visual, yellow-bordered window into the rest of the world for 125 years — and to celebrate the anniversary, they are auctioning off 125 images from their archives through the Christie's site, from July 19-29. Here are 15 images from "Boundless: 125 Years of National Geographic Photography."
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Tagong, Kham, Tibet, 2008
A Tibetan girl dressed in traditional clothes for a horse festival.
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Majlis al Jinn cave, Oman, 2004
Ben Caddell descends Majlis al Jinn cave.
Great Britain perform their routine in the synchronised swimming team free preliminary event at the FINA Swimming World Championships in Barcelona, Spain, July 23, 2013 (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)