A partial solar eclipse silhouettes birds surrounding a minaret of the shrine of Sufi Saint Bah-ud-din Zakria in Multan, Pakistan on Wednesday, July 22, 2009. The longest solar eclipse of the 21st century pitched a swath of Asia into near-darkness after dawn, as millions watched the once-in-a-lifetime phenomenon Wednesday.
Sadhus, or Hindu holy men, watch the solar eclipse through specially-designed viewing glasses in Allahabad, India, Wednesday, July 22, 2009.
An Orthodox Jewish man visits the Hall of Names at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem, Wednesday, July 22, 2009.
Making a Splash
A member of the Japanese team performs during the free combination final of the synchronized swimming, at the FINA Swimming World Championships in Rome, Wednesday, July 22, 2009.
The pack with Alberto Contador, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, center, speeds down Saisies pass during the 17th stage of the Tour de France cycling race spanning over 169.5 kilometers (105.3 miles) between Bourg-Saint-Maurice and Le Grand-Bornand, Alps region, France, Wednesday, July 22, 2009.
Kobe Bryant, of the 2009 NBA Champion Los Angeles Lakers, makes his entrance during a clinic held at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Wednesday, July 22, 2009. Bryant, the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player, is on the second leg of his Nike-sponsored 2009 Asia tour, which kicked off in the Philippines, to conduct basketball clinics with kids.
Field of Flowers
A boy jumps over a row of lavender in a field in Carshalton, south London, Wednesday, July 22, 2009.