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A submerged statue of the Hindu Lord Shiva stands amid the flooded waters of river Ganges at Rishikesh in the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand June 17, 2013. Early monsoon rains have swollen the Ganges, India's longest river, swept away houses, killed at least 60 people and left tens of thousands stranded, officials said on June 18, 2013. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer) http://avaxnews.me/fact/Heavy_Rain_Showers_in_India.html

A man rows past a bus partly submerged in flood water in Rishikesh, in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand, India, Tuesday, June 18, 2013. Monsoon torrential rains have cause havoc in northern India leading to flash floods, cloudbursts and landslides as the death toll continues to climb and more than 1,000 pilgrims bound for Himalayan shrines remain stranded. (Photo by AP Photo) http://avaxnews.me/fact/Heavy_Rain_Showers_in_India.html

People watch the rising waters of river Yamuna in New Delhi June 20, 2013. India's monsoon rains could ease soon after hitting 89 percent over averages in the week to June 19, according to weather office sources, in a third straight week of downpours that have caused major flooding in north India. (Photo by Ahmad Masood/Reuters) http://avaxnews.me/fact/Heavy_Rain_Showers_in_India.html

A protestors uses a slingshot against Turkish riot police on Taksim square on June 11, 2013.

Labourers who work nearby nap on a road as cars drive past in Chongqing Municipality, July 23, 2013. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)

A Belarus Orthodox believer plunges into icy waters as a priest blesses him on the eve of the Epiphany holiday in Pilnitsa some 30 km outside Minsk, on January 18, 2013. Thousands of believers jumpe into holes cut in ice, braving freezing temperatures, on January 18 and early on January 19 to mark Epiphany, when they take part in a baptism ceremony. (Photo by Viktor Drachev/AFP Photo)

“Old Mursi woman”. Old woman by the huts of her village. Location: Marenke, Omo valley, Ethiopia. (Photo and caption by Jorge Fernandez/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest) http://avaxnews.me/appealing/ALL_2013_National_Geographic_Traveler_Photo_Contest_in_HIGH_RESOLUTION_Part2_Travel_Portraits_Weeks_1-10.html

An Orthodox priest (C) conducts a blessing service in front of the Soyuz TMA-09M spacecraft on the launch pad at Baikonur cosmodrome May 27, 2013. Soyuz with U.S. astronaut Karen Nyber, Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano and Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin is due to travel to the International Space Station on May 29. (Photo by Shamil Zhumatov/Reuters) http://avaxnews.net/fact/The_Week_in_Pictures_May_26-May_31_2013.html

The Great 1906 San Francisco Earthquake. The earthquake and resulting fire are remembered as one of the worst natural disasters in the history of the United States.