U.S. gymnast Gabrielle Douglas comforts a crying second-placed Russia’s gymnast Victoria Komova after she won the artistic gymnastics women’s individual all-around final. Make it a pair of golds for Douglas, who added another gold to the one she won with the U.S. team two nights ago.
LeBron James and the Miami Heat wore black hoodies on Friday to show their support of the Trayvon Martin case. The 17-year-old was shot dead by neighbourhood watch captain George Zimmerman in Florida, who thought the unarmed teenager looked suspicious. Martin was wearing a hoodie when he was killed. (via Twitter)
Obama watched open-mouthed as the candy shot across the room before crashing into the wall near the entrance to the Red Room, an elegant state parlor which stuffed with rare 19th century French furniture … read the full story and see more pictures (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
The U.S. state of Georgia executed convicted murderer Troy Davis on Wednesday in a case that drew international attention because of claims by his advocates that he may have been innocent. Jessica McGowan/Getty Images
Everybody into the pool! The United States team dives into the pool in the Synchronized Swimming Team Tech preliminary round during Day Three of the 14th FINA World Championships at the Oriental Sports Center on July 18, 2011 in Shanghai, China. Adam Pretty/Getty Images. To see more of today’s best photos, click here.
Joey Chestnut celebrates his victory after the 2011 Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island on July 4, 2011 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Joey Chestnut, won the men’s competition by eating 62 hot dogs and Sonya Thomas won the women’s event by eating 40 hot dogs in 10 minutes.