Members of the Royal Ballet of Flanders dance, during a dress rehearsal of 'Swan Lake,' in Edinburgh's Playhouse Theatre, in Scotland. Founded in 1947 to build cultural links in Europe after World War II, the Edinburgh International Festival now attracts some of the art world's biggest names. The festival runs until Aug. 31.
Mourners lay flowers near the site where two bodies were found, after the disappearance of ten-year-old girls, Holly Wells, and her best friend, Jessica Chapman. Police have arrested two people for the murder of the two girls.
Rain, Rain Go Away
A fireman walks past a Star of David, in the cemetery of the World War II Terezin concentration camp. In the Czech Republic, officials clearing up the massive debris left by receding waters have warned of the risk of disease posed by sewage and carcasses left by the receding floods and accelerated by the summer heat.
One Cool Cat
A motorbike serves as shade for a cat hiding from the midday sun, in central Rome. Residents were asking whether vandals - who broke into the city's largest cat hospital, destroying cages and liberating dozens of cats - actually intended to kill or free the felines. More than 100 of the sick and maimed cats were released.
A local Kashmiri woman watches an election rally by the Awami League political party, in Sumbal. The pro-India Awami League is participating in the upcoming elections in the troubled state of Kashmir, which will be held in mid-September.
A City Submerged
Lightning is seen over the historic city of Dresden. Weather experts expect more thunderstorms and rain over the area, after the rain-swollen river already spilled over its banks into several more towns of eastern Germany. The floodwaters wrecked roads and railways, scattering thousands of residents to higher ground.
No Looking Back
Canadian CART driver, Alex Tagliani, is reflected in the mirror of his car, during morning practice for the Molson Indy, in Montreal. The race began on August 25.
People walk past a stained glass window in Ely Cathedral. A memorial service - celebrating the lives of two murdered girls, Jessica Chapman and Holly Wells - will be held at the Cathedral on Aug. 30.
Facing The Challenge
Scottish CART driver, Dario Franchitti, sits in his car during morning practice for the Molson Indy. This year's race marks the first time the CART series has come to Montreal.