Colin Hill, from Leeds, views a whole body plastination at the Body Worlds exhibition. Hill will donate his body after death to the Institute for Plastination, so that his body may also be preserved for the exhibition.
A Bird's Eye View
A pigeon sits in the shade atop the Empire State Building's observation deck, as heat, haze, and high humidity grip midtown Manhattan, seen below. Temperatures soared into the 90's from Virginia up through Maine, with little relief in the forecast.
An Indian paramilitary trooper keeps watch from the window of his armored vehicle, in Srinagar. Forces stepped up security in the troubled Kashmir region, ahead of India's Independence Day celebrations on August 15.
Still Swingin' Like A Pro
Tiger Woods hits off the tenth tee, during his practice session, ahead of the 2002 PGA Championship, at the Hazeltine National Golf Club, in Chaska, Minnesota. First round play began on August 15.
A seal, suffering from the Phocine Distemper virus, waits for treatment in the Norfolk RSPCA wildlife hospital. The deadly virus has killed 3,000 seals off the coast of northern Europe, and has spread with six confirmed cases in seals on England's eastern coastline.
Building To The Pinnacle
Steel workers place structural beams high atop an addition to the Manchester Grand Hyatt hotel. A number of large construction projects are underway as downtown San Diego builds a new major league baseball park.
A Kashmiri boy looks out from his house. People remained indoors while shops and businesses remained closed in Kashmir's main city, Srinagar, following separatists' call for a strike, during India's Independence Day celebrations.
As Dapper As Ever
Bell hanger Martin Waldren checks Big Ben, during routine maintenance. Big Ben is the nickname given to the bell that chimes out from the clock tower of the Houses of Parliament, in Westminster, London.
Beefing Up Pressure
Masked members of the Palestinian Islamic militant group, Hamas, attend a rally in the Gaza Strip city of Rafah. Amid speculation of a U.S. strike on Iraq, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon told Washington that postponing an attack would give Saddam Hussein time to speed up his nonconventional weapons program.
Hong Kong singer, Miriam Yeung, wearing a dress featuring "The Little Prince," performs. Yeung will hold concerts from August 16-22 in Hong Kong.