The Olympics were winding down, but that didn't stop new royalty from being crowned among other competitions and celebrations around the world. Here's what happened this week.
Got milk? A baby is crowned the winner of a breastfeeding contest organized by Peru's Health Ministry in Lima. The winning babies managed to suckle their mother's milk for the longest period of time non-stop.
With the Olympics drawn to a close, the athletes’ days can get back to normal. Well, not quite normal for France's Olympic champions and medalists who were greeted by fans from an open-air bus near the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.
Who didn't tune into the London 2012 Olympic Games and come across at least one competition or nation they had never heard of: Group All-Around Rhythmic Gymnastics, anyone? Belarus, in Eastern Europe, performs during the Final Rotation 2 at Wembley Arena.
Franz Guglhoer sends his opponent Christof Grunwald into the water as they take part in a so-called “Fischerstechen” , a fishermen’s' joust competition, at Lake Staffelsee in Seehausen. The traditional Fischerstechen, which took place for the first time in 1864, is celebrated annually on Assumption Day in Germany.
How many wonders are there? A festival inaugurates the Amazon River as one of the 7 natural wonders of the world in Iquitos, Peru. According to local media, the Amazon River made it to the list of winners in a global contest conducted by the New Seven Wonders Foundation.
Fireworks explode over Olympic stadium, officially bringing the London 2012 Olympic Games to a close, with the help of royalty and rock stars -- Queen, The Who, George Michael and the Spice Girls, to name a few.
South Koreans perform during the 67th Independence Day ceremony at Sejong Art Center on in Seoul. Korea was liberated from Japan's 35-year colonial rule in 1945.
Members of the Princely Family of Liechtenstein along with thousands of locals in traditional clothing celebrate National Day on the grassy meadows below Vaduz Castle.
Members of the U.S. Women's Gymnastics Gold Medal Team ring the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange in NYC. "The Golden Girls" were the first Americans to receive the Olympic title in women's gymnastics since 1996.
Musician Tom Morello of The Nightwatchman performs on the Sutro Stage during day 3 of the 2012 Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, CA.
A woman dressed as Mother India poses with India's national flags during the country's Independence Day celebrations in the southern city of Hyderabad. The national holiday on August 15th celebrates independence from British rule since 1947.
Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland holds up the Wanamaker Trophy after winning the 94th PGA Championship at the Ocean Course in beautiful Kiawah Island, SC.
Julia Child is depicted as larger than life in her kitchen, on display at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington, DC. Restaurants, foodies and fans alike celebrated the culinary legend's 100th birthday on August 15.(
Less than 2 weeks after a man was bitten by a great white shark on Cape Cod, people watch from shore as a colony of several hundred seals sit on a sandbar at High Head Beach. The increase in the seal population on Cape Cod has led to the increased shark sightings, including great whites.