A flooding victim rides a navy helicopter as he is evacuated to safer ground from Faridabad in Pakistan's Sindh province.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: CARL DE SOUZA / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A woman cleans the floor at a state workers canteen in Havana. Cuba is planning to lay off 500,000 government employees by March and try to move most of them to nonstate jobs in the biggest shift to the private sector since the 1960s.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DESMOND BOYLAN / REUTERSLink
Visitors pause in front of candles at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DARREN WHITESIDE / REUTERSLink
A girl stands in line with her mother to receive food distributed to flood-hit families by NATO-led Turkish troops on the outskirts of Kabul.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AHMAD MASOOD / REUTERSLink
In its bid to host the 2022 World Cup, Qatar presents zero-carbon, solar-powered cooling technology for open-air stadiums during the FIFA inspection visit at a showcase stadium in Doha.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FADI AL-ASSAAD / REUTERSLink
A Palestinian laborer walks past a billboard advertising apartments for sale in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Maale Adumim.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: RONEN ZVULUN / REUTERSLink
A Palestinian boy rides a bicycle alongside the controversial Israeli barrier at Al Ram, West Bank. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton began a round of talks Tuesday to try to bridge an impasse over Israeli settlement building that threatens the new Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AMMAR AWAD / REUTERSLink
A signboard shows the U.S. dollar trading at the upper 82-yen level in Tokyo. The dollar fell below 83 yen for the first time in 15 years after Japan's prime minister won a ruling-party leadership vote, reducing the chances Japanese authorities would attempt to stem yen gains.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KYODO / REUTERSLink
People walk past a luxury goods department store on Friedrichstrasse Boulevard in Berlin. On Oct. 3, Germany will mark the 20th anniversary of the unification of the two German states and the reestablishment of federal states on the territory of the former German Democratic Republic.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FABRIZIO BENSCH / REUTERSLink
French Communist Party deputies hold placards protesting the overhaul of the pension system during a question session at the National Assembly in Paris. The placards read "Retirement age at 60", "To tax the capital" and "The struggle goes on."
PHOTOGRAPH BY: CHARLES PLATIAU / REUTERSLink
CleanStreet employee John Peterson cleans and polishes a Walk of Fame star in Hollywood. There are almost 2,500 stars on the Walk of Fame. Peterson cleans more than 75 of them a day.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FRED PROUSER / REUTERSLink
A320 tails for China Southern Airlines, center, and Beijing Capital Airlines aircraft are under construction at the Airbus factory in the northern Chinese city of Tianjin. The factory is the only one of its kind outside Europe and on average produces two planes per month.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DAVID GRAY / REUTERSLink
A Ugandan giraffe foal (Giraffa camelopardalis rothschildi) born on Sept. 8 and named Egon explores its enclosure at the Berlin zoo. The population of the endangered species is fewer than 700.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARTIN FOERSTER / EUROPEAN PRESSPHOTO AGENCYLink
Indonesia's Mt. Bromo volcano, adjacent to the Mt. Semeru volcano, is seen emitting smoke in this view from Penanjakan mountain outside Pasuruan, East Java province.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BEAWIHARTA / REUTERSLink
A flood victim takes a bath in a well while taking refuge on an embankment in a village in Dadu, north of Karachi, Pakistan.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AKHTAR SOOMRO / ReutersLink
A just-hatched Yangtze alligator is seen at the Chinese Alligator Propagation Research Center in Xuancheng, Anhui province.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JIANAN YU / ReutersLink
Thai riot control policemen face off against protesters during a security drill in Bangkok. The drill is preparation for this weekend's demonstrations by anti-government "Red Shirt" protesters, who have said they will mark the four-year anniversary of the military coup that ousted former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BARBARA WALTON / EPALink
A conscript of the Bundeswehr, Germany's army, crawls through the woods near Munster. Germany's military structure is on the brink of radical change as top government officials signal their approval of plans to turn the Bundeswehr into an all-volunteer army, thus ending decades of forcing young men into service.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PETER STEFFEN / EPALink
Horsemen ride during the Toro de la Vega festival in Tordesillas, Spain. The festival is one of the country's oldest, with roots dating back to the 15th century. The bull has to be enticed across the river from the village to the plain Vega before it can be killed to honor the Virgen de la Pena.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: STR / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A journalist walks through Cyprus' defunct Nicosia airport terminal during a rare media tour of the facility. The airport has remained closed since 1974, when a coup by supporters of union with Greece prompted Turkey to invade and split the island into a breakaway Turkish Cypriot north and an internationally recognized Greek Cypriot south. The airport was the scene of fierce battles during the invasion and was declared a U.N.-protected area.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Petros Karadjias / Associated PressLink
A sadhu smiles while waiting for tourists at Pashupati temple in Kathmandu, Nepal. Some sadhus -- a sweeping term that includes tens of thousands of Hindu holy men, from revered leaders to charlatans -- make money from tourists taking their pictures.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NARENDRA SHRESTHA / EPALink
Natalia Partyka of Poland serves to Elizabeta Samara of Romania during the women's teams semifinals at the 2010 European Table Tennis Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FILIP SINGER / EPALink
The boots and a portrait of 1st Lt. Todd W. Weaver are displayed in his honor at Combat Outpost Terra Nova on the outskirts the Arghandab Valley's Jellawar village in Afghanistan. Weaver, of the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division, was killed in a Sept. 9 attack by insurgents.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PATRICK BAZ / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A boy performs Mallakhamb during a practice session at a playground in Mumbai. Mallakhamb is a combination of traditional Indian gymnastics and martial arts and can be traced back to the 12th century.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DANISH SIDDIQUI / ReutersLink
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