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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Colorado snow, Oktoberfest beer tent, elephant ride


Tourists are walked into the water to be dumped into the river by an elephant at the Kuala Gandah Elephant Center, 62 miles west of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Monday. The center was set up in 1974 to help with locating, subduing and translocating elephant from areas where their habits have been encroached by human development. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)


A female motorist abandons her flooded vehicle on I-85 South near Lilburn, Ga., as part of the highway becomes covered with water during rush hour on Monday. (AP Photo/The Atlanta Journal & Constitution, Curtis Compton)


John Barry carries Ruby across Maxwell Road in East Ridge, near Chattanooga, Tenn., to his brother's house on the dryer side of the road on Monday, as flood waters covered many area streets and yards. (AP Photo/Angela Lewis, Chattanooga Times Free Press)


Seven-year old Martin Fortunato, son of Lieutenant Antonio Fortunato, one of the victims of an attack on an Italian military convoy in Kabul that killed six Italian troopers on Thursday Sept. 17, reacts in front of his father's coffin during the state funerals in St. Paul's Outside the Walls Basilica, in Rome on Monday. Italy bid farewell to six soldiers killed in Afghanistan with a day of national mourning and a state funeral that drew the country's top officials and thousands of people. (AP Photo/Sandro Pace)


A woman uses two hands to drink her beer on Monday in Munich, Germany. The tourism office and the operators of the beer tents invited senior citizens to eat and drink. (Photo by Miguel Villagran/Getty Images)


A man wearing a wig holds up an empty beer mug on Monday in Munich, Germany. Oktoberfest is Germany's and the world largest fair. About six million people attend the sixteen-day festival during late September and early October. (Photo by Miguel Villagran/Getty Images)


Pilgrims pray as they touch the case surrounding the casket containg relics of Saint Therese of Lisieux at The Sacred Heart and Saint Theresa Church on Monday in Coleshill, England. Hundreds of pilgrims attended a mass and to see a casket containing remains of 24-year-old French nun Saint Therese de Lisieux on it's first visit to the UK. Therese Martin was born in Alencon, France in 1873. She became a nun and died at the age of 24 and was made a Saint in 1925. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)


Space Shuttle Discovery, mounted atop a modified Boeing 747 shuttle carrier, touches down on the shuttle landing facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center on Monday in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Discovery completed its mission to the International Space Station earlier in the month and was forced to land at Edwards Air Force Base in California after bad weather prevented a landing at Cape Canaveral. (Photo by Matt Stroshane/Getty Images)


Irene Smirnova, of Moscow, top, dangles her feet from a bridge over the Charles River, in Cambridge, Mass., as people row along on the water below on the last day of summer on Monday. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)


A street flower-box collects fresh snow in Crested Butte, Colorado on Monday. The last day of summer brought light snow, chilly temperatures and freeze warnings across Colorado. (AP Photo/Nathan Bilow)


Transportation officials walk next to a derailed train near Craiova, southern Romania on Monday. According to transportation ministry officials, the preliminary inquiry points to a "criminal act," as several bolts and nuts were unscrewed from the rails and that caused the train to leave the track. The train was traveling overnight to Bucharest from the western city of Timisoara with more than 300 people aboard the eight carriages. More than a dozen people were injured. (AP Photo/Darius Mitrache)


Belarusian Zdislav Endzheichik sows a winter wheat wih his wife Elena in their field in the village of Khatenchitsy, 41 miles north-west of the capital of Minsk, Belarus, on Monday. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)


Shiite pilgrims visit the grave of Imam Abbas in the holy city of Karbala, 50 miles south of Baghdad, Iraq, at the start of Eid al-Fitr on Monday. Eid al-Fitr holiday marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. (AP Photo/Ahmed Alhusseiney)


Iraqi Shiites listen to sermon by Ammar al-Hakim, leader of Iraq's largest Shiite party, the Supreme Islamic Iraqi Council, during the first day of Eid for Shiites in Baghdad on Monday. Eid al-Fitr holiday marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)


The wreckage of an airplane which crashed in the Florida Everglades on Sunday, is seen on Monday near Fort Lauderdale. Rescue crews are returning to the Florida Everglades to comb the site of a small plane crash that killed as many as four people on board. (AP Photo/South Florida Sun Sentinel, Joe Cavaretta)


Cambodian Buddhist monks are transported on three-wheeled cycles during a ceremony to mark The International Day of Peace on Monday, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

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