In Turkey, police used water cannons, tear gas and rubber bullets to break up the thousands who gathered in Istanbul’s Taksim Square to memorialize the recent deaths of anti-government protestors there. NBC’s Lester Holt reports.
Protesters are sprayed with water cannons in Egypt, a family cries outside a hospital in Syria, a dancer waits to take the stage in Nigeria, a military member awaits a send-off in Connecticut and more.
A Free Syrian Army fighter positions a cannon inside a house in Jobar, Damascus July 30, 2013. Picture taken July 30, 2013. REUTERS/ Mohamed Abdullah
A Victorian-era cannon is fired by National Heritage Trust historical re-enactors at the Upper Barrakka Saluting Battery during a hospitality conference event, as a plane flies overhead at dusk in Valletta July 20, 2013. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi (MALTA - Tags: TRAVEL SOCIETY TRANSPORT BUSINESS)