In this slow exposure photo, flares light the sky over Gaza as a trace of Israeli shelling, bottom right, is seen from Gaza City, in the northern Gaza Strip, Monday, July 28, 2014. A truce between Israel and Hamas militants in Gaza remained elusive as diplomats sought to end the fighting at the start of the Eid al-Fitr holiday, marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
Debris is scattered by the storm-damaged home of Claiborne County Sheriff David Ray, Monday, July 28, 2014, near LaFollette, Tenn. The National Weather Service confirmed a F-3 tornado packing winds of 140 mph slammed into the Speedwell community, leveling 10 homes and a grocery store Sunday night.
Smoke and fire from the explosion of an Israeli strike rise over Gaza City, Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Israel escalated its military campaign against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that shut down the strip's only power plant in the heaviest bombardment in the fighting so far. The plant's shutdown was bound to lead to further serious disruptions of the flow of electricity and water to Gaza's 1.7 million people.
A worker begins the task of cleaning up at least an inch of water covering the playing floor at Pauley Pavilion, home of UCLA basketball, after a broken 30-inch water main under nearby Sunset Boulevard caused flooding that inundated several areas of the UCLA campus in the Westwood section of Los Angeles on Tuesday, July 29, 2014.
A dragonfly rests among tall grass on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, in Panama City, Fla.
A farmer carries paddy for transplantation on the outskirts of Gauhati, India, Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Paddy transplantation has been delayed this year in Assam state due to insufficient rainfall.
Passengers use the mechanic stairs inside Atocha train station during a partial train strike in Madrid, Spain, Thursday, July 31, 2014. Spanish train workers have begun a nationwide strike as one of the country's busiest holiday periods kicks off. Workers for the state train company Renfe and rail infrastructure firm Adif began the strike Thursday to protest staff shortages and company plans to privatize certain operations.
Homer, an 18-week-old mastiff, is dressed as a bumblebee along with his owner, Eddyn Molden, 8, of Middletown, Va. during the judging for the Best Costumed Pet at the Frederick County Fair in Clear Brook, Va. Thursday, July 31, 2014.
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson watches from the Seahawks practice facility in Renton, Wash., as a U.S. Marines swimmer jumps from a helicopter into Lake Washington during a military demonstration that took place following a session of NFL Football training camp, Thursday, July 31, 2014.
A performer breathes out fire, for visitors attending a beach carnival, in Beijing, China, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014.