Space Shuttle Endeavour lands at the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Fla., Friday, July 31, 2009. Endeavour's seven-member crew is returning from a mission to the International Space Station.
Kiss for Mandela
A child kisses Nelson Mandela, Friday, July 31, 2009, during the launch of a children's hospital in Johannesburg. Mandela has combined his 91st birthday celebration with the opening of the new children's hospital.
An U.S. Chinook helicopter carries a M777 A2 howitzer as it lands on base in the outskirts of Spin Boldak, about 100 kilometers (63 miles) southeast of Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, July 31, 2009. Thousands of U.S. troops are deploying in southern Afghanistan as part of an effort to prevent the Taliban from disrupting the country's Aug. 20 presidential ballot.
Michael Phelps dives as he starts a men's 100-meter butterfly heat at the FINA Swimming World Championships in Rome, Friday, July 31, 2009.
South Korean activists burn a defaced North Korean flag and other signs in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, July 31, 2009, during a rally to demand the release of a South Korean fishing boat and its crew members. North Korea's military said four South Korean fishermen seized a day earlier after their boat strayed into North Korean waters remained under investigation Friday, government officials in Seoul said.
A 5-meters-high sand sculpture of late King of Pop Michael Jackson is seen at a Berlin shopping mall, Friday, July 31, 2009. The sculpture was made of 200 tons of sand.
A ladybug is seen on a wooden fence in Cuxhaven, Germany, on Friday, July 31, 2009.