Today in Pictures: Gymnastics, Riots and Bendy Giraffes

A group of young Chinese girls take part in a summer ballet class in Hefei, east China's Anhui province, Aug. 1, 2012. Ballet was introduced to China between the 1920-30 by the Russians, especially in the big cities like Shanghai, Harbin and Tianjin, and now there are eight major ballet companies across the country. (AFP/Getty Images)

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