Workers remove crude oil during a clean up operation on the beach of Prao Bay on Samet Island in Rayong province eastern Thailand. About 50,000 liters (13,200 gallons) of crude oil that leaked from a pipeline operated by PTT Global Chemical Plc, has reached the popular tourist island in the country's eastern sea despite continuous attempts to clean it up.
(L-R) Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Israel's Justice Minister Tzipi Livni shake hands at a news conference at the end of talks at the State Department in Washington. Israeli and Palestinian negotiators held their first peace talks in nearly three years in a U.S.-brokered effort that Kerry hopes will end their conflict despite deep divisions.
Sailboats compete in the 32th edition of the Copa del Rey regatta in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
A woman carrying her baby and wrapped with a shawl walks through a sandstorm in Timbuktu, Mali, July 29, 2013.