A Japanese maple reveals autumn colors in the Portland Japanese Garden.
Fireworks light up the sky against the backdrop of a full moon during a Fourth of July celebration in Kansas City, Kans.
Snorkelers and Sharks, French Polynesia
Mauritania, 2012: Some 35,000 children are acutely malnourished in Mauritania, with numbers expected to reach 90,000 by year’s end. The country is one of eight facing the nutrition crisis in Africa’s Sahel region. Seven-month-old Kumbaba, who is severely malnourished, visits a nutrition centre, in Kaédi, Gorgol Region.
The inaugural trip of the world’s first open-air double-decker cable car system, the newly-built Cabrio, offered amazing views of the area around the Stanserhorn mountain, near Lucerne, Switzerland.
A bee flies near poppies blooming in a field in Wiltshire, England
Micronesia’s Blissful Blue Lagoon Beach
Spain’s players celebrate with their fans and the Uefa Euro 2012 trophy on a double-decker bus parade in Madrid. Spain beat Italy 4-0 in the final in Kiev, Ukraine