Dresden, Germany — British shorthair cat Berny vom Rosenpavillon peers through his basket during a photocall at the Heimtiermesse pet fair. The fair runs from September 17 through 19.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ARNO BURGI / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Beijing — Chairman Mao's portrait at Tiananmen Gate is partly covered by scaffolding during renovations ahead of the National Day celebrations October 1. National Day in 2010 will mark the 61st anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PETER PARKS / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Astrakhan, Russia — A desert lizard is an unlikely spectator at the Silk Way Race, part of the Dakar series, about 90 miles from Astrakhan.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MIKHAIL MORDASOV / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Dubai, United Arab Emirates — Foreign women sunbathe at the Dubai Marina in the gulf emirate against a backdrop of monolithic high-rise buildings.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KARIM SAHIB / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Ravensburg, Germany — An employee of the German company Ravensburger AG gets to work during the presentation of what is according to the manufacturer the world's largest jigsaw puzzle. The puzzle, with motifs by U.S. artist Keith Haring, has a length of almost 18 feet and is more than 6 feet wide. Its 32,256 pieces weigh about 37 pounds.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PATRICK SEEGER / European Pressphoto AgencyLink
Macao — Performers take part in the show "The House of Dancing Water" at the City of Dreams resort. The $256-million water-based show, created and directed by Franco Dragone, was inspired by the seven-emotions principle derived from classical Confucian beliefs in Chinese culture.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TYRONE SIU / REUTERSLink
Istanbul, Turkey — The luxury yacht Savarona, once the presidential yacht of modern Turkey's founder Kemal Ataturk, is anchored in the Bosphorus in Istanbul.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MURAD SEZER / REUTERSLink
Star City, Russia — Cosmonaut Alexander Kaleri of the International Space Station examines the controls during a session in a Soyuz flight simulator at the Star City Space Center outside Moscow.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALEXANDER NEMENOV / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Srinagar, India — A Kashmiri youth holds rocks during a clash with Indian police. At least eight protesters were injured by police when they opened fire to control the latest violent demonstration in the disputed Muslim-majority region.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TAUSEEF MUSTAFA / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Lazarevac, Serbia — A group of miners travel over a barren landscape to begin their shift at the coal mine in Lazarevac. Serbia's power distribution and production network fell into disrepair during a decade of international isolation during the Balkan wars in the 1990s. Plans are now underway for the construction of two power plants, the first in 20 years.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARKO DJURICA / REUTERSLink
Guernica, Spain — A boy cycles past graffiti that reads "Continue the Fight" in the Basque town of Guernica. Nine members of the Basque pro-independence organization EKIN, declared illegal by Spanish authorities in 2007 for political and ideological links to armed separatists ETA, were arrested in raids on Tuesday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: VINCENT WEST / REUTERSLink
Munich — The Irish band U2 performs at the Olympic Stadium as part of the band's 360 Degrees tour.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TOBIAS HASE / European Pressphoto AgencyLink
Tanah Karo, Indonesia — Abandoned puppies roam a village in Tanah Karo near the erupting Mount Sinabung in North Sumatra, seen emitting volcanic ash. More than 20,000 people have fled their homes since the volcano first erupted in late August and remain in emergency shelters. Volcanologists have said Sinabung's long dormant period has made it highly unpredictable.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SUTANTA ADITYA / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Tel Aviv, Israel — Ultra-orthodox Jews take part in Tashlich, the ritual of casting away sins of the past year into the water, along the shore of the Mediterranean Sea near Tel Aviv port.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NIR ELIAS / REUTERSLink
Kabul, Afghanistan — Afghan police walk toward protesters in Kabul as fire burns behind them. Police fired their weapons into the air to disperse thousands of angry anti-American protesters in Afghanistan's capital, witnesses and police said, with at least two people suffering apparent gunshot wounds.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AHMAD MASOOD / ReutersLink
Shenyang, China — An 18-story hotel is demolished in Shenyang, China. A new hotel will be built on the site.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ReutersLink
Ahmedabad, India — People carry water pots as they take part in procession in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AMIT DAVE / ReutersLink
Frankfurt, Germany — At the stock exchange building, a man dressed as a vampire demonstrates against the financial system.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KAI PFAFFENBACH / ReutersLink
Seoul, South Korea — Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger shakes hands with U.S. military members.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JO YONG-HAK / ReutersLink
Mumbai, India — A devotee carries an idol of the Hindu elephant god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, toward the Arabian sea.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DANISH SIDDIQUI / ReutersLink
Dresden, Germany — Two workers carry chip wafers at a ceremony marking the construction of a new computer chip plant.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: OLIVER KILLIG / EPALink
Sydney, Australia — Water cascades down after the re-lighting of the Olympic cauldron as Sydney marks the 10th anniversary of the 2000 Olympic Games.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: GREG WOOD / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Zurich, Switzerland — Kuwam, Kalika, Keladi and Kanya, the four cubs of the Indian lioness Joy, make their official debut at Zurich's zoo. The cubs were born on July 14.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FABRICE COFFRINI / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Elazar, West Bank — A Palestinian laborer walks on a construction site in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Elazar, south of Bethlehem.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BAZ RATNER / ReutersLink
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