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Around the World With the Week's Best Photos

Sep 15 2013 - 4:00am

While Kate Middleton stunned crowds in a sparkly gown, one man gave new meaning to "Who runs the world?" when he actually ran the world. Athlete Tom Denniss spent nearly two years running the equivalent of a marathon a day, circling the globe on foot to break the world record, and he completed his mission in Sydney, Australia, this week. Meanwhile in America on Wednesday, special ceremonies commemorating 9/11 took place across the country, with memorials in NYC, Washington DC, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. See all that and more with week's best snaps from around the world!

Sun and Sailing

People gathered in San Francisco to watch the America's Cup finals on the bay.

Royal Glow

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge stepped out for the Tusk Conservation Awards at The Royal Society in London, England.

In Remembrance

Following a day full of 9/11 memorials across the US [1], the "Tribute in Light" marked the 12th anniversary of the attacks in NYC.

Doctorate Degree

Hillary Clinton posed for pictures after being recognized with an honorary doctor of law degree from University of St Andrews in Scotland.

Diamond Double Take

The largest flawless white diamond to be auctioned — a whopping 118.28 carats — was estimated at $28 million to $35 million, and it'll be up for auction in Hong Kong this October.


Tokyo residents went wild at Komazawa Olympic Park when their city was announced as the host of the 2020 Olympics.

River Race

Crews rowed along the Thames during the annual Great River Race in London, England, which goes from the Docklands to Richmond.

Rainy Day

Flash floods devastated parts of Colorado, and a woman watched as Boulder Creek rushed past following the heavy rainfall.

Up in the Air

Gary Hunt of the UK competed during the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series at Blue Lagoon in Abereiddy, Wales, diving from a platform 27 meters above the sea.

Cattle Crew

Herders brought cows into the valley near Bad Hindelang, Germany, for the annual Viehscheid cattle drive.

Stairs With a View

Outside the Tate Modern in London, England, people checked out the "Endless Stair" installation, which is part of the London Design Festival.

Working the Waves

The World Bellyboard Championships took place at Chapel Porth in Cornwall, England, drawing more than a hundred surfers on traditional wooden bellyboards for the charity event.

Honoring History

Solu Bolon Royal Boat athletes competed in Indonesia during the Lake Toba Festival, a historical tradition that focuses on preserving the culture.

Prince's Pal

Prince Harry found a new friend in a 6-year-old boy during the annual WellChild Awards in London, England, after the boy won the award for most inspirational child.

Birds of a Feather

Thousands of birds took flight together when high tides forced them to seek food in Snettisham, England.

Record Runner

In Sydney, Australia, athlete Tom Denniss celebrated after beating the world record for circling the globe on foot — he ran the equivalent of a marathon every day for nearly two years.

In the Press

Apple CEO Tim Cook took the stage during Apple's product announcement in Cupertino, CA.

Shore Fire

A massive fire devastated the Jersey shore town of Seaside Heights, NJ, which recently reopened following the damage of Hurricane Sandy.

Pretty, Pretty Princess

Princess Letizia of Spain met with groups at Zarzuela Palace in Madrid, Spain.

For a Cause

Thousands of participants dressed in pink for the Avon Walk For Breast Cancer in Prague, Czech Republic.

Smoky Skies

Firefighters battled a bushfire in Sydney, Australia, with smoke rising into the sky.

Surf's Up

A surfer enjoyed the lingering warm weather, waiting in the water at NYC's Rockaway Beach.

Cut the Cake

Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, celebrated the 21st anniversary of Duchy products at Clarence House in London, England.

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