Russia's Yelena Isinbayeva makes a practice jump as she prepares to start the final of the women's pole vault during the World Athletics Championships in Berlin on Monday, Aug. 17, 2009.
Face to Face
A supporter of presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah, seen in photo at right, attends an election rally in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Aug. 17, 2009. Afghans will head to the polls on Aug. 20 to elect a new president.
Town Hall To-Do
President Obama supporters and protestors gather outside the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Monday, Aug. 17, 2009.
Ready, Set, Climb!
Indonesian men climb greased poles to retrieve prizes such as bicycles and rice cookers as part of an Independence Day celebration Monday, Aug. 17, 2009, in Jakarta, Indonesia. Indonesians on Monday celebrated the 64th anniversary of the country's independence from Dutch colonial rule.
A reminder of an ex-wife signified by the tattoo "hate=love" decorates the arm of Spc. David Helton, 22, of Palm Bay, Fla., of the U.S. Army's 1st Platoon Apache Company of 2nd Battalion 87th Infantry Regiment, part of the 3rd Combat Brigade 10th Mountain Division based out of Fort Drum, N.Y., as he plays the guitar in between missions on Combat Outpost Tangi in Afghanistan's Wardak Province, Monday, Aug. 17, 2009.
Sophie Voglstaetter, 11, tries to catch soap bubbles on Monday, Aug. 17, 2009, in Lofer, in the Austrian province of Salzburg.
A boy fishes at Rawal Lake in a suburb of the Pakistani capital Islamabad on Monday, Aug. 17, 2009.