Vinicius, who is homeless, poses with his cat Nega on his bed where he sleeps on an abandoned ship floating on the polluted Guanabara Bay, the Rio 2016 Olympic Games sailing venue in Niteroi, Brazil. Following sicknesses to U.S. athletes during a recent rowing event and a study showing dangerous amounts of viral levels in all Rio Olympic water venues, the IOC has controversially ruled out the possibility of viral testing of the sewage-laden waters ahead of the Olympics. Abandoned vessels have been linked to various environmental hazards.
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A gardener clipping the hedges at the National Trust’s Powis Castle and Garden, Powis, Wales
Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos reacts as deputies attempt to disrupt his speech during a night parliamentary session in Athens, Greece, early on Friday. Greek lawmakers debated a draft bill on the latest bailout deal, which the government hopes will be approved ahead of a euro zone finance ministers meeting in Brussels on Friday.
A worker dries organic coffee beans produced at the Fortaleza Environmental Farm in Mococa, some 300 km northeast of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Migrant women carrying children comfort each other upon reaching the Greek island of Kos after crossing a part of the Aegean Sea between Turkey and Greece. Greece sent extra riot police to Kos as tensions mounted over a huge influx of migrants. The Greek government said it was “immediately” dispatching a ship to Kos to double up as an accommodation and processing centre for up to 2,500 people as around 7,000 migrants wait to apply for immigration papers.
An injured man evacuated from the residential area near the explosion site looks towards pluming smoke in Binhai new district in Tianjin, China. The death toll from two huge explosions that tore through an industrial area in the northeastern Chinese port of Tianjin more than doubled to 44, the official Xinhua news agency said on Thursday.
A meteor streaks across the sky over Leeberg hill during the Perseid meteor shower near Grossmugl early on Thursday. The annual Perseid meteor shower reaches its peak on Wednesday and Thursday in Europe, according to NASA.
Archeologists at work at a mass burial site suspected of containing 30 victims of The Great Plague of 1665 has been unearthed at Crossrail’s Liverpool Street site in the City of London. The discovery was found during excavation of the Bedlam burial ground at Crossrail’s Liverpool Street site, which will allow construction of the eastern entrance of the new station.
A woman pushes a baby stroller as she rushes away after what activists said were airstrikes by forces loyal to Syria‘s President Bashar al-Assad on a busy marketplace in the Douma neighborhood of Damascus. Syrian government air strikes on rebel-held areas near Damascus killed at least 31 people on Wednesday, and insurgents bombarded the capital with rockets that killed at least 13 people, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.
Three-year-old Nour Al Masri watches as the Ezz Al-Din Al-Qassam militia, the military wing of the Hamas movement, parades in the streets of Beit Hanun in the northern Gaza Strip
Former Chinese “comfort woman” Hao Yuelian sits on her bed under pictures of babies at her house in Taiyuan, Shanxi Province, China. Hao was abducted by Japanese soldiers at 17 and was forced to serve as a “comfort woman” for over 20 days during World War Two. Comfort women is the Japanese euphemism for women who were forced into prostitution and sexually abused at Japanese military brothels before and during World War Two. Her adopted daughter explained that the biggest scar of her life was her lost fertility, something her family considers is related to what happened to Hao during World War Two.
Festival goers enjoy the atmosphere at Isla Fantasia Water Park as part of the Circuit Festival in Barcelona, Spain. The Circuit Festival is considered the Europe’s biggest gay and lesbian festival
This picture released by the Italian navy shows an immigrant being rescued by a helicopter from the Italian navy ship Mimbell
A Perseid meteor along the Milky Way illuminates the dark sky near Villadiego in the province of Burgos, northern Spain, during the “Perseids” meteor shower
England’s Pamela Cookey, left, battles with Australia‘s Laura Geitz during their Netball World Cup in Sydney, Australia
Afghan boys pass the time with a game of football at the new jungle refugee camp, close to the port of Calais, France
Hulya Aydin, mother of Turkish police officer Sahin Polat Aydin who was killed in an attack, mourns over her son’s coffin during his funeral in Ankara. Turkish warplanes carried out a new wave of air strikes against Kurdish militants in the southeast of the country in retaliation for a day of bloody attacks that left six members of the security forces dead.
An officer onboard a Greek Coast Guard boat talks to Syrian refugees overcrowding a dinghy as it drifts in the Aegean sea between Turkey and Greece after its motor broke down off the Greek island of Kos on Tuesday
A boy takes part in celebrations of the Santo Domingo de Guzman festival in Managua, Nicaragua
Demonstrators, marking the one-year anniversary of the shooting of Michael Brown, protest along West Florrisant Street in Ferguson, Missouri. Mare than 100 people were arrested today during protests in Ferguson and the St. Louis area.