Smoke from the Northern California wildfires and other major wildfires across the Western U.S. fill the horizon as the sun sets over Utah Lake and Provo. The U.S. Army has been asked to send 200 troops to assist the more then 29,000 civilian firefighters deployed throughput the West. This is the first time the Army has been called to provide troops to fight fires since 2006.
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.
Peruvian riot police await for their transport helicopters to land to pick them up by at the end of an interdiction operation in the illegal gold mining area of La Pampa, in Madre de Dios, southern Peruvian jungle
A worker dries organic coffee beans produced at the Fortaleza Environmental Farm in Mococa, some 300 km northeast of Sao Paulo, Brazil
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, march along West Florrisant Street in Ferguson, Missouri. There are reports that two people were shot when gun fire broke out during protests later in the evening.
A general view of the Christ the Redeemer on Tuesday. Wednesday, marks one year to go from the start of the 2016 Olympic games which will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
A man rides a bull during festivities honouring the capital’s patron saint Santo Domingo de Guzman in Managua, Nicaragua
Samuel Garcia, 12, has his hair cut by a friend at the doorstep of his home in Havana. Cuba
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Soldiers guard a vehicle that is used to transport people in San Salvador during a transport strike in El Salvador over the lack of security in the violence-plagued country. Street gangs in El Salvador killed a seventh bus driver on Wednesday for defying their campaign to shut down public transport and force the government to recognize the feared urban posses. Many people used army trucks and other state-owned vehicles to get to work or school.
A musician plays the accordion in the neighborhood of La Esperanza, on the outskirts of Monterrey
A protester is seen wrapped in a Honduran flag during clashes with the police in the surroundings of the Presidential Palace in Tegucigalpa, on Thursday. At least 22 people on hunger strike, including Human Rights activist Wilfredo Mendez, demand the installation of the International Commission against Impunity in Honduras (CICIH)
A boy carries a dog near a Peruvian police operation to destroy illegal gold mining camps in a zone known as Mega 14, at the southern Amazon region of Madre de Dio
NASA and project staff react with others as telemetry is received from the New Horizons probe at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland. The New Horizons interplanetary space probe reestablished contact with NASA after safe passage completing its closest approach fly-by of Pluto making the United States the first to explore the dwarf planet.
U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama participate in campfire songs session with fourth-grade Girl Scouts during the first-ever White House Campout at South Lawn of the White House in Washington D.C, The first lady hosted the event, as part of her Let’s Move! Outside initiative, for Girl Scouts to participate in activities to earn their Camper Badge, and to celebrate the release of the new Girls’ Choice Outdoor badges
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Peruvian highland Indians corral protected vicunas on an Andean plain in the Pampa Galeras National Reserve, in the Peruvian state of Ayacucho
Bill Gates, billionaire philanthropist and co-founder of Microsoft is pictured at The Financial Times in London. Gates’ plans to double his investments in renewable technologies
A rainbow sculpture inspired by the movie “The Wizard of Oz” is pictured at Sony Studios in Culver City, California
A man walks past street art in New York
A Haitian woman peeks through a fence surrounding the Ministry of Interior and Police while waiting to register in Santo Domingo. The deadline expires Wednesday night for tens of thousands of undocumented Haitians born in the Dominican Republic under a controversial new immigration law that has aroused international concern from the United Nations and human rights groups. Dominican officials have said those who fail to register under a “Regularization Plan” will be deported within 45 days.