America in pictures: July 21st

“Harvey Cedars blasts through a wave in the final event en route to a second place finish overall at the 2015 Red Bull Surf and Rescue Lifeguard Tournament in Atlantic City.” (Andrew Mills | NJ Advance Media for

“A black bear in St. Mary, Florida, had quite the weekend when a homeowner found it fast asleep in his backyard after rummaging through some dog food in a garage.”(WPBF/Florida Sun-Sentinel)

“MOORESBORO, NC — Emergency workers in Cleveland County are blaming straight line winds for leveling a mobile home, Tuesday night.Charles and Mandi Williams were planning to spend their first night in their new home on Camp Creek Church Road in Mooresboro until the storm hit.” (Sky 3/WBTV)

“From left, Zachary Wells, Megan Johnson and Stephanie Wells, all of Gainsville, Ga., return to hiking the Appalachian Trail in West Hartford, Vt., after swimming in the White River on July 21, 2015. Hiking the trail from north to south, the trio go by the trail names (from left) Treasure Hunter, Artemis and The Bookie. “We are walking home,” Zachary Wells said. His mother, Stephanie, is hiking sections of the trail with the couple.”(Valley News — Jennifer Hauck)

“Omni Arms store manager Jake Melidones helps a customer handle a rifle Monday afternoon. Gun sales at several Albuquerque gun shops, including Omni Arms, on Central near Juan Tabo NE, have increased since mid-June.”(Roberto E. Rosales/Albuquerque Journal)

“In this July 10 frame from dashcam video provided by the Texas Department of Public Safety, trooper Brian Encinia arrests Sandra Bland. But the video is peppered with loops and glitches that have raised questions about whether we’re seeing its entirety.”(ANDY ALFARO/ AP)

“Josi Young of Buhl, Idaho competes in the bareback event during the third performance of the 119th annual Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo on Monday at Frontier Park Arena in Cheyenne. (Blaine McCartney/Wyoming Tribune Eagle)”

“Billowing smoke from a massive fire at a North Brunswick warehouse can be seen for miles. The fire began around 2 a.m. Wednesday.(Photo: Mark Sullivan/staff photographer)”

(In the summertime, ski jumpers practice at Howelsen Hill in Steamboat Springs. The surface is covered with a green plastic material. — See more at:”

Fans at the Pitchfork Music Festival crowdsurf a garbage can during A$AP Ferg’s Sunday Set. (JULIAN BELL/Chicago Reader)

“Moore, who’s white, created 50 pieces for the exhibit, including Michael Brown Black Angel, a life-size replica of Michael Brown’s body lying facedown in the street after he was shot by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, last summer.” (MIRA OBERMAN/Chicago Reader)”

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