The Milky Way in the clear night sky near Rangoon, Burma
An Indian policewoman helps her comrade who fainted during the full-dress rehearsal for India's Independence Day celebrations in the southern Indian city of Chennai. India commemorates its Independence Day on Aug. 15.
A general view of Stonehenge during the annual Perseid meteor shower in the night sky in Salisbury Plain, southern England. The Perseid meteor shower is sparked every August when the Earth passes through a stream of space debris left by comet Swift-Tuttle.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) has her picture taken with a pupil as she arrives for a visit to the Heinz Schliemann grammar school in Berlin.