A mud festival, "bee bearding" contest and some very small buildings.
Bees cover beekeeper Lu Kongjiang as he competes in a 'bee bearding' contest on July 16, 2011 in Shaoyang, Hunan Province of China. Wang Dalin won the contest after attracting 59 pounds of bees onto his body, covered only by a pair of shorts and swimming goggles.
The Japanese team celebrates after winning the FIFA Women's World Cup Final match in Frankfurt on July 17, 2011.
Camels wait for their turn to drink water from a tank near Harfo, northwest of Somalia's capital Mogadishu on July 20, 2011.
Russia's team performs in the synchronized swimming technical final at the 14th FINA World Championships in Shanghai on July 19, 2011.
Swimmers celebrate after crossing the Yangtze River during the 38th International Yangtze River Crossing Festival on July 16, 2011 in Wuhan, Hubei Province of China.
A Palestinian boy buries himself in the sand and enjoys the warm weather at the Gaza City beach on July 18, 2011.
Spectators in Chicago get a look at "Forever Marilyn" on July 15, 2011. The stainless steel and aluminum sculpture by Seward Johnson is 26 feet tall and weighs 34,000 pounds.
Visitors attend an exhibition of the architectural work of the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei on July 15, 2011 in Bregenz, Austria. Chinese authorities have released the artist from detention but have refused to grant him permission to travel.
People attend the Stranavigli Water Race on July 16, 2011 in Milan, Italy.
Festivalgoers wrestle in the mud during the 14th Annual Boryeong Mud Festival on July 16, 2011 in Boryeong, South Korea. The mud is sourced from mud flats near Boryeong and transported to the beach by truck.
A boy crawls through a model at the "Mini-gorod" (mini-city) Architectural Educational Centre in St. Petersburg on July 19, 2011. The exhibition displays St. Petersburg's famous buildings cast in bronze at 1/33 of their actual size.
Amur tiger Elena carries 1 of its 3 cubs at the zoo in Zurich on July 20, 2011. The cubs are only 2 months old.
Space Shuttle Discovery sits in the Vehicle Assembly Building as technicians continue to ready it for transport to Washington, DC's National Air and Space museum on July 19, 2011 in Cape Canaveral, Florida.