Australia's Geoff Huegill breaks the surface of the water after his 100-meter Butterfly heat, at the 17th Commonwealth Games in Manchester. Huegill qualified as the third fastest in the semi-finals.
Competitors in the women's 1500-meters semifinal cast shadows on the wet track, at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester.
Chinese dancers perform a traditional folkdance to welcome visitors in the ancient capital of Xian, Shaanxi province. The performance is part of an effort to attract more tourists. China's total foreign exchange income from tourism was more than $17 billion in 2001.
An Uplifting Moment
England's Stewart Cruikshank grimaces as he lifts the weights during the men's final, at the Commonwealth Games.
Moment Of Truth
Australia's Grant Hackett competes in a 400-meter freestyle heat in Manchester. Hackett placed first in a time of three minutes, 49.13 seconds.
Twist And Shout
Thomas Bimis (left) and Nikolaos Siranidis of Greece, perform a practice jump for the men's 3-meter springboard synchronized competition, at the European Swimming Championships in Berlin.
Let There Be Rain
Subhodh Pal Gupta, 20, an Indian umbrella seller, sets up on a pavement beside a busy street in Calcutta, the capital of West Bengal.
A Nautical Moment Of Calm
A man cools off as he floats in a murky canal in Beijing. China's capital is experiencing extremely hot and humid weather, with temperatures as high as 96.8 Fahrenheit.
A Hard Day's Work
A man pulls in his fishing net, in the village of Morigaon, in northeastern India. Torrential rains brought floods as the death toll in India, Nepal and Bangladesh surpassed 300. Swollen rivers criss-crossing the densely-populated region where the three countries meet, have forced millions out of their homes.
And They're Off! ...
New Zealand Medley swimmer, Elizabeth van Welie, swims during a training session in Manchester.
Peppering Of Caps
A Pakistani boy arranges caps for sale, at a stall outside a mosque, during Friday prayers in Islamabad. Caps are worn by men while offering prayers.