Contortionist Zlata performs on a bus stop in Bergisch-Gladbach, western Germany, to promote the International Contortionists' Congress. About 100 participants from 16 countries are expected to attend the event running until Sept. 11.
Afghan guards of honor carry wreaths during a ceremony commemorating the 12th anniversary of Ahmad Shah Massoud's death in Kabul.
Syrian-American demonstrator Manar Kodamah leads a chant against possible U.S. military intervention in the conflict in Syria as a group of Syrian-Americans protest in front of the White House in Washington.
An Indian artist stands near Ganesh idols for sale on the first day of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival in New Delhi. The Hindu festival is celebrating the rebirth of the God Lord Ganesha and culminates on September 19.