PHOTO GALLERY: 24 hours in pictures

he Pet Shop Boys perform to athletes and spectators during a parade of British Olympic and Paralympi
Indian Hindu devotees perform evening rituals as they take holy dip in the River Ganges in Allahabad
Residents gather at the site of a bomb attack in Baghdad's Shula district
A Wedge-tail eagle and a crow fight in the sky above Gunnedah, Australia
A woman walks past a billboard on a wall along a road in Nigeria's commercial capital
a Free Syrian Army soldier walks through a destroyed school in the Izaa district of Aleppo, Syria
A U.S. soldier covers himself from dust as a U.S. helicopter takes off after a ceremony handing over
A Bangladeshi boat man struggles to make his way through a water hyacinth filled Buriganga River in
An Afghan National Army soldier, wearing a prison uniform, sits with his comrades during a ceremony
Italian policemen attempt to stop Alcoa Inc's workers as they protest against their dismissals from
Miners sing and dance as they march to Lonmin Platinum Mine near Rustenburg, South Africa