This is part of a series that is posted randomly throughout the week. The series is a selection of photos and sometimes editorial cartoons that sum up visually what is going on around the world. Unless otherwise noted, I don’t necessarily endorse the actions or the sentiments portrayed in the photos, and I can’t vouch for the accuracy of the captions. Feel free to add any current events photos or editorial cartoons in the replies. WARNING: There may be VERY graphic photos depicting death and violence in each edition of this series.

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A US soldier during a patrol in central Baghdad. Iraqi interests focused on Japan, Turkey and the United States, but in the end, international issues were upstaged by ongoing violence that killed 29 and wounded dozens more.(AFP/Yuri Cortez)

A US soldier treats the wounds on an Iraqi civilian, who was injured in a car bomb attack in the northern city of Samarra. Persistent Iraq violence killed at least 37 people and wounded dozens more.(AFP/Dia Hamid)

Austin Hilsmier, 3, from Chicago, looks back at his mom as he plays in Chicago’s Crown Fountain at Millennium Park Thursday, June 23, 2005. Temperatures are expected to reach the 90’s with forecasts nearing 100 degrees Fahrenheit by the weekend. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

A Chilean United Nations peacekeeper, left, stands guard during a visit to Haiti by U.N. peacekeeping chief Jean Marie Guehenno and U.N. envoy to Haiti, Chilean Juan Gabriel Valdes, in Cap-Haitien, Haiti, Saturday, June 25, 2005. Haiti will likely need foreign troops for several years as the impoverished nation struggles to rebuild its ill-equipped police force and combat mounting violence since the bloody uprising that ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the U.N. peacekeeping chief said Saturday. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

Members of the crowd hold hands at the Glastonbury music festival after being urged to ‘Make Poverty History’ by Sir Bob Geldof, Glastonbury England, Saturday June 25, 2005. At 4pm Geldof led the crowd at the British music festival in a holding of hands as part of the Make Poverty History campaign which will culminate at the forthcoming G8 summit in Edinburgh. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

Navigator Mark Rebholz, right and John LaNue, builder of the Vickers Vimy biplane replica, test an engine at the airport in St. John’s, Newfoundland Saturday, June 25, 2005. The departure was scrubbed due to a mechanical problem, with repairs expected to take several days. Rebholz and pilot Steve Fossett hope to fly across the Atlantic Ocean as they re-enact the historic 1919 flight of John Alcott and Athur Whitten Brown. (AP Photo/CP, Andrew Vaughan)

June 25: Extreme sports : French World Champion of Freestyle rollerblade Taig Khris competes in the 4th stage of the LG Action Sports World Tour, an International multidisciplinary competition in Paris. (AFP/Bertrand Guay)

Picture shows a bulldozer after the destruction of a house in Chitungwiza, south of Harare, June 21, 2005. Britain’s interior ministry has deferred the deportation of a leading Zimbabwean opposition member as President Robert Mugabe’s home demolition drive continues, a newspaper reported.(AFP/File)

Participants take part in the Tenth annual Dyke March, part of Pride Week, in downtown Toronto, Saturday, June 25, 2005. (AP PHOTO/CP, Toronto Star – Rick Eglinton)

Two supporters, hold a poster of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, ultraconservative mayor of Tehran, the winner of Friday’s presidential run-off election during a celebration, in front of his home in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, June 25, 2005. Iran’s new president spoke Saturday of making Iran a ‘powerful and Islamic’ model for the world, borrowing the style of the hardline ruling clerics that backed him in his landslide victory. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

Journalists read communist-era files of Polish Prime Minister Marek Belka, made public by the Institute for National Remembrance, in Warsaw, Poland , Wednesday June 22, 2005. Belka is accused by opposition deputies of cooperating with the communist-era secret police in the 1984. ( AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

Has Bush made a mention of her?

Members of Burmese pro-democracy groups hold placards and banners as they take part in a support march on the eve of the 60th birthday of imprisoned Burmese leader Nobel Laureate Aun San Suu Kyi, in New Delhi recently. Singapore Foreign Minister George Yeo said ASEAN members cannot force Myanmar to give up its turn as chairman next year but the country might do so voluntarily to uphold the group’s interests.(AFP/File/Manan Vatsayana)

Kimonos are among the more than 250 items on display at Christie’s, in New York Friday June 24, 2005, at a preview of personal items belonging to Marlon Brando which are to be auctioned in New York, Thursday June 30, 2005. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Romanian monk Daniel Petre Corogeanu, believed to have led the exorcism ritual that caused the death of 23-year-old nun Maricica Irina Cornici last week, is escorted together with two nuns by police officers in Iasi, 500 km northeast of Bucharest June 24, 2005. The Romanian Orthodox priest and four nuns face life in prison if found guilty of charges of killing a nun by crucifixion in an exorcism ritual, prosecutors said on Thursday. REUTERS/Radu Aniculaesei/Proimage

Retardant : A plane dumps retardant on a raging fire in a wooded area in Martorell near Barcelona. Sat Jun 25

At the settlement : An Israeli boy from the settlement of Kfar Hayam is seen inside his home on the beachfront at the Gush Katif settlements bloc in the Gaza Strip. (AFP/Gali Tibbon)

June 22: Flying home : A flock of birds fly home as the sun sets ending the longest day of the year in Lahore. (AFP/Arif Ali)

A man holds a bag of blood over a wounded Iraqi child at the Samarra hospital after a car bomb attack in Samarra, Iraq Saturday June 25, 2005. A suicide bomber, accompanied by another five cars loaded with heavily-armed insurgents, slammed into a wall outside the home of Lt. Muthana al-Shaker, a member of an Iraqi special forces unit. At least nine people were reported killed in the attack. (AP Photo/Hameed Rasheed)

Car bomb aftermath : Iraqi boys are reflected in a blood-tinted puddle in Baghdad’s northwestern Shuala district in the wake of three-car bombs. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)

June 23: Blochoi stage : A ballerina watches dancers from the backstage of the Bolshoi theater in Moscow during the 10th International Ballet Competition. (AFP/Alexander Nemenov)

June 23: Taliban detainees : Suspected Taliban prisoners are moved to a jail after they were captured during fierce fighting in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar. (AFP/Hamed Zalmy)

Spinners’ cooperative : Two peasant indigenous girls stand at the door of a local spinners’ cooperative shop, one of the supporting bases of the Zapatista movement (EZLN) in the Polho autonomous municipality, north of San Cristobal, state of Chiapas, Mexico. (AFP/Juan Barreto)

Two monkeys fight for a bottle of drink left by a visitor at a zoo in Hangzhou, east China’s Zhejiang province June 23, 2005. While 22 provinces in south and east China are suffering from heavy flooding, other areas have been struck by heatwaves and drought, state media reported. CHINA OUT REUTERS/China Newsphoto

June 22: Heading to the market : Indian farmer Habibur Rahaman carries jute on the banks of the Brahmaputra river before selling at the local market in Dhubri, some 290 kms southwest of Guwahati, capital of India’s northeastern state of Assam. (AFP/Stringer )

Jun Ishikawa stands next to the ‘Chatty’ mannequin. Fantasies about chatting up legendary figures have come closer to reality in Japan where researchers have developed a mannequin with a built-in projector that can resemble a face of one’s choice.(AFP/Yoshikazu Tsuno)

June 22: Geronimo : The giant trimaran ‘Geronimo’ (R) sails into open water after leaving Sydney Harbour to begin its attempt to circumnavigate Australia in record time. (AFP/Greg Wood) s

June 24: The historic Pry House in Sharpsburg, Md., was recently opened to the public as the Pry House Field Hospital Mueseum, operated by the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. (AP Photo/Timothy Jacobsen)

June 23: Three-year-old Emmanuel, infected with HIV since birth, stands outside his house in the Acholi slum quarter in Kampala, Uganda. Uganda has barred the import of South African generic AIDS drugs despite their approval by US regulators.(AFP/File/Marco Longari)

A Polish girl sits under a life-sized plastic cow figure in the centre of Warsaw June 24, 2005. Around 60 cows are being placed on the streets of Warsaw as part of a cow parade this week. Previous cow parades have been organized in cities including London, Sydney, Stockholm, Prague, New York, Chicago and Tokyo. REUTERS/Katarina Stoltz

One of the nine African rats, sniffing out a landmine in Chimoio, Mozambique. Twelve years after the end of a brutal civil war, Mozambique is still dealing with a ‘critical situation’ from landmines in areas where more than one million people live.(AFP/Alexander Joe)

Japanese alarm company Sohgo Security Services Co. demonstrates the company’s newly developed security robot ‘Guardrobo D1’ in Tokyo June 23, 2005. The robot, which is equipped with a fire extinguishing system, will be introduced into their security system within a year, company officials said. (Issei Kato/Reuters)

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