The Best Pix of the Week
A French celebration, bullfighting and a lemur with a watermelon.
July 9: Spanish bullfighter Alberto Aguilar looks at a Dolores Aguirre Ybarra's ranch fighting bull during a bullfight at San Fermin fiestas in Pamplona northern Spain.
July 12: Mud King Cole Argo of Novi, Mich, is seen during the annual Mud Day in Westland, Mich. Wayne County mixes more than 200 tons of topsoil and over 20,000 gallons of water to ensure that the mud is just right. Children are separated into age categories for events and later a King and Queen Mud will be crowned.
July 12: In this photo made available by Rome Bioparco Fundation, a lemur eats from a refrigerated watermelon to refresh itself in Rome's zoo. Zoo staff offered animals frozen and refrigerated fruit to refresh them as temperatures reached 40 Celsius (104 Farenheit) in many Italian cities.
July 10: Competitors swim in the Seine River during the Paris Triathlon competition.
July 15: In this picture taken with a slow shutter speed people leave the town hall square after singing the 'Pobre de Mi', or Poor of me, a song that marks the end of the San Fermin fiestas in Pamplona, northern Spain.
July 13: Revellers jump into the sea followed by a bull during the 'Bous a la mar' or "Bulls to the sea" festival in the eastern town of Denia, Spain. Bulls are later brought back to land by small boats.
July 13: Veterinarian Livia Pereira kisses paralyzed lion Ariel who she is caring for in her home in Sao Paulo, Brazil. An Internet and Facebook campaign has been launched in Brazil to obtain funds needed to treat the lion that has been paralyzed for the past year. The campaign was launched by Raquel Borges, the owner of Ariel, a three-year-old, 310 pound (140 kilogram) lion that has been unable to use his four legs due to a degenerative disease affecting his medulla.
July 12: President Barack Obama awards U.S. Army Sgt. First Class Leroy Arthur Petry the Medal of Honor during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Petry is the ninth service member to have been named a recipient of the Medal of Honor for actions in Afghanistan and Iraq.
July 11: A soccer fan, with his face painted with the Argentine flag colors, cheers prior to a group A Copa America soccer match between Argentina and Costa Rica in Cordoba, Argentina.
An Su-27 fighter releases flares as it demonstrates its capabilities during a visit by U.S. Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at the Division 19 Aviation PLA Air Force base in Jining at the Jinan military area in China, Tuesday, July 12, 2011. The top U.S. military officer is on a visit to China, the first of its kind in four years as the two governments are trying to improve military-to-military ties after setbacks over U.S. arms sales to Taiwan, cyberattacks traced to China and concern about Beijing's military plans. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
France's Sonia Bompastor and England's Alex Scott, back, challenge for the ball during the quarterfinal match between England and France at the Womens Soccer World Cup in Leverkusen, Germany, Saturday, July 9, 2011. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
Fireworks illuminate the Eiffel Tower in Paris during Bastille Day celebrations late Thursday, July 14, 2011. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
French aircraft trail smoke in the colours of France's tricolour over the Arc de Triomphe and the the Champs Elysees at the start of the traditional Bastille Day parade in Paris, Thursday July 14, 2011.(AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)
Levi Aron is arraigned in Brooklyn criminal court Thursday, July 14, 2011, in New York. Aron, 35, is charged with luring 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky to his home on Monday, and then smothering him and chopping him up when he learned that a search was under way for the missing child. Detectives found the boy's feet in Aron's freezer. (AP Photo/Louis Lanzano, Pool)
A boy jumps into the Dambovita river with empty plastic bottles around his waist to improve flotation in Bucharest, Romania, on a hot day, Thursday, July 14, 2011. The national weather authority issued a extreme hot weather warning for the coming weekend across many areas of Romania.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
The Brazilian synchronized swimming team practices Wednesday July 13, 2011 at Shanghai Oriental Sports Center in Shanghai, China, ahead of the 14th FINA World Swimming Championships, which start July 16. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Venezuela's Salomon Rondon, left, celebrates by kicking the ball to the net again after scoring during a Group B Copa America soccer match against Paraguay in Salta, Argentina, Wednesday July 13, 2011. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
July 14: Terry Nielson hits the ground as he is thrown from his mount in the bareback riding competition at the Frontier Days Celebration and Championship Rodeo in Benton, Pa.
A pilgrim bathes in a waterfall during the start of the festivities of the Voodoo annual celebration in Saut d' Eau, Haiti, Thursday, July 14, 2011. The annual pilgrimage to Saut d'Eau venerates the site where believers say the Virgin Mary, whom many in Haiti revere as the goddess of love, Ezili Danto, once appeared. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
The pack passes a field with sunflowers during the 11th stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 167.5 kilometers (104.8 miles) starting in Blaye les Mines and finishing in Lavaur, south central France, Wednesday July 13, 2011. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
Milo, Saint Bernard, takes a rest after walking on a street with his owner Amphon Ananpavrivan in Bangkok, Thailand Tuesday, July 12, 2011. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
In this Tuesday, July 12, 2011 photo made available by NASA, astronaut Ron Garan rides on the International Space Station's robotic arm as he transfers a failed pump module to the cargo bay of space shuttle Atlantis. Garan and fellow Expedition 28 astronaut Mike Fossum's performed upgrades and maintenance on the orbiting outpost. It was the final scheduled spacewalk during the final shuttle mission. (AP Photo/NASA)
Alex Tagliani's car goes airborne after colliding with Danica Patrick's car, left, during the IndyCar Series' Honda Toronto Indy auto race in Toronto on Sunday, July 10, 2011. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Graham Jardine)
Two-year-old, Aden Salaad, looks up toward his mother, unseen, as she bathes him in a tub at a Doctors Without Borders hospital, where Aden is receiving treatment for malnutrition, in Dagahaley Camp, outside Dadaab, Kenya, Monday, July 11, 2011. U.N. refugee chief Antonio Guterres said Sunday that drought-ridden Somalia is the "worst humanitarian disaster" in the world, after meeting with refugees who endured unspeakable hardship to reach the world's largest refugee camp in Dadaab, Kenya. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)