Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was released from house arrest Friday after prosecutors acknowledged serious questions about the credibility of the hotel maid who accused him of sexual assault.
Youths gather and play as the sun sets at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas, California June 30, 2011.
Snapshots: the world in 24 hours, June 30
Tens of thousands of people from all over China gathered at the square for the flag-raising ceremony in celebration of the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China.
Premiere Wen Jiabao on Thursday joined other passengers to board the first bullet train on the landmark high-speed railway between the metropolises of Beijing and Shanghai, calling it a "new chapter" in China's railway history.
US President Barack Obama honored outgoing Defense Secretary Robert Gates' four decades of service, including the past four-and-a-half years in charge of the Pentagon
Snapshots: the world in 24 hours, June 29
China has opened the world's longest cross-sea bridge. The Jiaozhou Bay bridge is 26 miles (42 kilometers) long and links China's eastern port city of Qingdao to an offshore island, Huangdao.
Workers pose with a newly-made emblem of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in a factory in Anqing, Anhui province, June 28, 2011, ahead of the CPC's 90th anniversary. The factory is one of three in China that are allowed by the Organization Department of the CPC to make Party emblems.
Policemen storm a bus during a mock hostage situation during the 2011 Jinhua exercise at the Port of Taipei in New Taipei City, northern Taiwan June 29, 2011.
It is estimated that by the end of 2015, the length of roads in Tibet will grow into 70,000 km, including five State-level highways,
Police in Cairo fired tear gas on Wednesday at hundreds of stone-throwing Egyptian youths after a night of clashes that injured more than 1,000 people, the worst violence in the capital in several weeks.