Star Wars fans around the world geared up for the premiere of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”
Rio de Janeiro
The bursting of two dams at the Samarco mining operation, jointly owned by Vale and BHP Billiton, unleashed a flood of muddy waste which mostly leveled a village in Minas Gerais state. The massive mudflow left 10 people dead and an environmental aftermath polluting downstream waters.
Triathletes compete during the men’s and women’s triathlon ITU World Olympic Qualification Event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015. The World Olympic Qualification is a test event for the Rio 2016 Olympics.
The day in photos from around the world.
Some of David Bowie’s famous costumes are on display in today’s photo brief, along with a Swiss tax dodge, a Mediterranean hunger strike and other news scenes from around the world.
A garbage strike in Rio de Janeiro after Carnival left trash piled high and a stink filling the air.