Adili Wuxor lies on a tightrope during the last day of his two-month tightrope walking performance on top of China’s National Stadium, also known as the Bird’s Nest, Friday in Beijing. Adili, an Uighur ethnic Dawaz tightrope-walking performer, has been walking the tightrope five hours a day on the top of the Bird’s Nest over the past 60 days, setting a Guinness World Record.
Flora Guan, left, and Jessica Yang, right, recent graduates of San Francisco State University, fill out forms to take part in surveys with Fieldwork San Francisco on June 28 at a National Career Fair in San Francisco. The unemployment rate fell to 9.5 percent, its lowest level in almost a year.
An unidentified girl avoids puddles of oil on the beach Friday in Gulf Shores, Ala. Oil from the Deepwater Horizon incident is expected to come ashore over the Fourth of July weekend.
Tim Foley, 20, left, and his brother Alex, 16, leave federal court Thursday after a bail hearing for their parents, Donald Heathfield and Tracey Lee Ann Foley, in Boston, who are among 11 people accused of trying to infiltrate U.S. policymaking circles.
The honor guard carries the casket of the Sen. Robert Byrd down the steps during a memorial service Friday at the State Capitol in Charleston, W.Va.
Joey Chestnut, left, of San Jose, Calif., defending champion of the Nathan’s Famous July 4th Hot Dog Eating Contest, celebrates his victory, logging his third consecutive win with a world-record 68 franks over former champion Takeru Kobayashi of Nagano, Japan, July 4, 2009, in New York. A frank. A wiener. A hot dog. Call it what you will, but our nation can’t get enough of them.
People dance to the sounds of “Laidback Luke” during the massive Electric Daisy Carnival rave June 26 at Exposition Park and LA Coliseum. The suspected overdose death of a 15-year-old girl and the scores of injuries in the mayhem that resulted when people tried to force their way closer to this event’s five stages have cast a critical spotlight on mega-raves.
Jesus Ernesto Chavez, known as “El Camello”, second from left, stands as he is guarded by a federal police officer during a presentation to the press Friday in Mexico City.
A letter written by famed explorer David Livingstone is shown Friday in this image made available by the Maverick Photo Agency.
Boat traffic moves on Clinton Lake Wednesday, June 30. The long Fourth of July weekend should boost the local economy with campers and boaters converging on the lake.
Kay and John Sims of Lee's Summit sit at their RV campsite at Clinton Lake Wednesday, June 30. The long Fourth of July weekend should boost the local economy with campers and boaters converging on the lake.
A crowd presses against the railing along Seventh Street as two cyclists run neck and neck during the 2010 Tour of Lawrence Street Sprint event in downtown Lawrence.
A public art display at Kansas University’s Chi Omega fountain, pictured above in this file photo, has been named as one of the year’s 40 best in the U.S. and Canada by a nonprofit arts group. Americans for the Arts, an arts advocacy group, chose the 40 works for its 2010 Public Art in Review Project. The works represented 29 cities in 15 states. The KU display, “Frozen Assets,” involved arcs of about 1,000 empty water bottles, and has been displayed during the last two winters on the fountain. The sculpture was created by 2009 KU fine arts graduate Matthew Farley, in a class taught by John Hachmeister, associate professor of sculpture.
Kay and John Sims of Lee's Summit clean the side of their RV at their campsite at Clinton Lake Wednesday, June 30. The long Fourth of July weekend should boost the local economy with campers and boaters converging on the lake.
Draped in an American flag, Lawrence cyclist Erica Goddard nears the end of a run in the first round of the 2010 Tour of Lawrence Street Sprint event.
Carrie Cash Wootten, of St. Louis, flashes a show of confidence as she sprints to a first-place finish in the second run of the finals of the women’s Eldridge Hotel Street Sprints in the Tour of Lawrence. After winning the first run of the finals, which was called back because of a starting problem, Cash Wootten was able to get the win again on the second try on Friday in downtown Lawrence.
Josh Carter, of Wichita Falls, Texas, center, acknowledges the crowd from the podium after finishing in first place in the men’s Tour of Lawrence Street Sprint. Nick Coil, of Prairie Village, right, finished second, and Andrew Dahlheim, of Richardson, Texas, left, took third on Friday in downtown Lawrence.
Uruguay keeper Fernando Muslera looks up to see a penalty kick by Ghana’s Asamoah Gyan hit the bar during their World Cup quarterfinal. Uruguay won the 1-all draw with a 4-2 penalty-kick shootout on Friday in Johannesburg.
Heiress Paris Hilton leaves the Los Angeles Municipal Court with her father Rick after pleading no contest to alcohol-related reckless driving in this May 4, 2007 file photo. Hilton appeared in a South African courtroom on Friday after being arrested on suspicion possession of marijuana.
Catholic faithful from Belarus and neighboring countries carry candles during a religious festival marking the miracle-working icon known as the Mother of God of Budslav on Friday in the Belarus village of Budslav, some 93 miles north of Minsk. The festival is an annual event.
A crucifix hangs from the wall of a Naples elementary school’s classroom Nov. 3, 2009, in Italy. An emotional debate over crucifixes in classrooms is opening a new crack in European unity.
The illustration above left released by DC Comics shows an image of Wonder Woman by artist Nicola Scott. The illustration above right released by DC Comics shows the new look for Wonder Woman designed by DC Comics co-publisher Jim Lee. Wonder Woman’s wardrobe change has comic fans searching for meaning. Wonder Woman’s new look ditches the famous red bustier, star-spangled hot pants and red knee-high boots and replaces them with black leggings and a motorcycle jacket.