A Mexican woman screams intensively during the exorcism rite practised at the Church of the Divine Saviour in of Mexico City, Mexico, 31 May 2011. Exorcism is an ancient religious technique of evicting spirits, generally called demons or evil, from a person which is believed to be possessed. Although the formal catholic rite of exorcism is rarely seen and must be only conducted by a designated priest, there are many Christian pastors and preachers (known as exorcistas) performing exorcism and prayers of liberation. Using their strong charisma, special skills and religous formulas, they command the evil spirit to depart a victim's mind and body, usually invoking Jesus Christ or God to intervene in favour of a possessed person.
A Gull Station in Kingsland advertises DB Export Brewtroleum, a biofuel made with the yeast left-over from brewing beer on July 8, 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand. DB Export claims to be the first company to make biofuel derived from beer and is now selling the fuel at 60 petrol stations across the North Island.
Francisco Sanchez enters court for an arraignment on July 7, 2015 in San Francisco, California. Francisco Sanchez pleaded not guilty to charges that he shot and killed 32 year-old Kathryn Steinle as she walked on Pier 14 in San Francisco with her father last week.
Revellers attend a mass during the second day of the San Fermin Running of the Bulls festival on July 7, 2015 in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemmingway entitled 'The Sun Also Rises', involves the daily running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona to the bull ring.
Bullfighter Pepe Moral performs during a bullfight as part of the second day of the San Fermin Running of the Bulls festival on July 7, 2015 in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemmingway entitled 'The Sun Also Rises', involves the daily running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona to the bull ring.
State Sen. Vincent Sheehen and fellow lawmakers complete the final votes in the Senate on the removal of the Confederate flag from the capitol grounds at the South Carolina Statehouse July 7, 2015 in Columbia, South Carolina. Sheehen was a sponsor of the bill to remove the flag. Lawmakers in the SC House of Representatives will tackle the vote next.
Former Secretary of State and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton addresses supporters at an organizational rally on July 7, 2015 at the Iowa City Public Library in Iowa City, Iowa. The campaign stop provided a few hundred supporters and campaing workers with an oppurtunity to hear from the former Sectratary of State about her platform for her run the office of President of the United States.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo smiles as he signs into law a new affirmative sexual consent policy to combat campus sexual violence on July 7, 2015 in New York City. Joined by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, local politicians and activists, the bill includes a 'yes means yes' definition of consent requiring a clear and affirmative agreement between sexual partners.