A woman poses for a picture with tags featuring Mandela’s portrait during a ceremony commemorating Nelson Mandela International Day, in front of the UN headquarters in New York, on July 18, 2014. (Xinhua/Niu Xiaolei)
A volunteer paints the wall of an orphanage in the Tembisa slum in Johannesburg, South Africa. People in South African on Friday celebrated Nelson Mandela International Day by spending 67 minutes in doing social works for the good of others.
(140719) — BUENOS AIRES, July 19, 2014 (Xinhua) — Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) shakes hands with Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner during the signing of a joint statement after their talks in Buenos Aires, Argentina, July 18, 2014. Xi and his Argentine counterpart, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, agreed here Friday to upgrade bilateral ties to a comprehensive strategic partnership. (Xinhua/Liu Weibing) (wf)
Catherine Ashton , the High Commissioner of European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, together with Iran’s Foreign Minister and chief negotiator Javad Zarif, participates in a press conference in Vienna, Austria. Iranian nuclear talks will be extended for four more months till Nov. 24, as stakeholders still have “significant gaps on core issues,” said Ashton.
(140719) — PHNOM PENH, July 19, 2014 (Xinhua) — Heavy security forces have been deployed beside the razor-wire besieged the Freedom Park in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, July 19, 2014. Sam Rainsy, president of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), returned home on Saturday after spending more than a month overseas. (Xinhua/Sovannara) ****Authorized by ytfs****
People pay tribute to the people who died after flight MH17 of Malaysia Airlines crashed in east Ukraine, at the Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on July 18, 2014. 189 Dutch citizens have been confirmed killed in the air crash.
An Israeli Apache helicopter launches flares in the air over southern Israel near the border with Gaza, on the 11th day of Operation Protective Edge, on July 18, 2014. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Friday that the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) is ready to expand the ground operation in the Gaza Strip if needed.
(140718) — KIEV, July 18, 2014 (Xinhua) — People pay tribute to the 298 people who died after flight MH17 of Malaysia Airlines crashed in east Ukraine, in front of the Embassy of the Netherlands in Kiev, Ukraine, on July 18, 2014. (Xinhua)
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks on the situation in Ukraine at the briefing room of the White House in Washington D.C., the United States, on July 18, 2014. Evidence showed that the missile that took down a Malaysian airliner was launched from an area that is controlled by separatists in eastern Ukraine, U.S. President Barack Obama said on Friday.
Aung San Suu Kyi (front), daughter of Aung San, looks at the Martyrs’ Mausoleum before salute during the 67th Martyrs’ Day ceremony in Yangon, Myanmar, July 19, 2014. Myanmar held a ceremony here Saturday to commemorate fallen national heroes including Gen. Aung San and eight others who sacrificed their lives for the country’s independence
People cool themselves in a fountain near Eiffel Tower in Paris, France