Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during a press conference at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo. Prime Minister Abe announced he will call a snap election for parliament's more powerful lower house for next month. Abe said at a news conference that he will dissolve the chamber when it convenes after a three-month summer recess. The election is to be held Oct. 22.
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A soldier looks on as housewives stand in line for rations and water in Juchitan, Oaxaca state, Mexico, a zone heavily affected by the magnitude 8.1 earthquake. The boxes contained a mix of common Mexican household dried goods, including beans, corn flour, rice, powdered milk, tuna, hot chocolate, and and either jalapeno peppers or spicy sauce.