New York — Audience members listen to a special session on peace in the Middle East at the Clinton Global Initiative gathering.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: LUCAS JACKSON / REUTERSLink
Hong Kong — Visitors view giant lanterns at the Lantern Wonderland exhibition at Victoria Park. The exhibition is being held to mark the autumn festival, also known as the Moon Festival.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TYRONE SIU / REUTERSLink
Fulda, Germany — Bishops fold their hands in prayer during the opening Mass of the annual bishops gathering in Fulda Cathedral. Some 67 German bishops and cardinals are meeting for four days to discuss issues of religion, culture and political life.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KAI PFAFFENBACH / REUTERSLink
Jerusalem — Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men check an etrog, a citrus fruit, for blemishes in the Mea Shearim neighborhood. The fruit is used in rituals during the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, which begins this week.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: RONEN ZVULUN / REUTERSLink
Rosemont, Ill. — Brian Hirch of Protect a Bed wears a bedbug hard hat during the first North American Bed Bug Summit. The two-day meeting will host 14 of the nation's leading entomologist and bedbug specialists, along with a gathering of bedbug-industry-related vendors.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: M. Spencer Green / Associated PressLink
Lodz, Poland — Brazilian artist Regina Silveira presents her installation titled "Depth" at a gallery.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AGENCJA GAZETA / REUTERSLink
New York — A television reporter does a report outside the media center at the United Nations headquarters. Heads of state and government are gathering this week at the U.N. for the Millennium Development Goals Summit.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MIKE SEGAR / REUTERSLink
Madrid — A woman attends the opening of a show titled "An Art Exhibition," by German artist Hans-Peter Feldmann, at the Reina Sofia Museum.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DOMINIQUE FAGET / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Shetland Islands, Scotland — A Greenpeace climber scales the anchor of a Chevron drill ship, the Stena Carron, during a protest off the Shetland Islands. Greenpeace campaigners are attempting to stop the oil platform from moving into position to begin deep-water drilling.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: WILL ROSE/GREENPEACE / EPALink
San Francisco — An attendee rides an escalator at the 2010 Oracle Open World conference at Moscone Center. More than 40,000 visitors are expected to attend the information technology event this year.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Justin Sullivan / Getty ImagesLink
Sabac, Serbia — A Serbian motorcyclist rides the "Wall of Death" at a public fair west of Belgrade. Also known as the Motordrome, the attraction is a wooden cylinder ranging from 20 to 36 feet in diameter within which motorcyclists perform stunts.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDREJ ISAKOVIC / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Caracas, Venezuela — A man sleeps in front of a beach mosaic downtown.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JORGE SILVA / REUTERSLink
Brasilia, Brazil — The sun sets behind a tree as a forest fire burns in Brasilia National Park. After 118 days without rain, fires have destroyed about 13,000 hectares of the park.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: RICARDO MORAES / REUTERSLink
Cape Canaveral, Fla. — Photographers get shots of the space shuttle Discovery as it sits on the launching pad after making the trip from the vehicle assembly building at Kennedy Space Center.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SCOTT AUDETTE / ReutersLink
Chun'an, China — Fish jump out of the water as fishermen pull in their nets in the middle of Qiandao Lake. Fishermen netted over 66,000 pounds of fish in half an hour.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MU CHEN / EPALink
Cologne, Germany — A visitor studies an exhibit by photographer Manuel Pandalis at the Photokina imaging fair. The fair opens its doors Sept. 26, with about 1,250 exhibitors from 45 countries showing various aspects of photographing and imaging.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Martin Meissner / Associated PressLink
Katmandu, Nepal — A girl wearing traditional attire bows to an idol during a Kumari Puja mass-worship ceremony at Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square. A total of 504 girls from across the country, all under 9 years old, gathered for the event.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NARENDRA SHRESTHA / EPALink
Kabul, Afghanistan — Afghan children arrive by bus for an International Peace Day ceremony.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MASSOUD HOSSAINI / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Hout Bay, South Africa — Rioting residents of Hangberg throw rocks and gasoline bombs at police. More than 40 people were injured in clashes over housing as thousands of residents barricaded roads and attacked authorities who attempted to dismantle illegal structures.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NIC BOTHMA / EPALink
Athens — A truck driver tries to stop his colleagues from clashing with the police during an anti-government rally. Over 2,000 truck drivers marched through central Athens to protest the government's plans to change work rules.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOHN KOLESIDIS / ReutersLink
Rio de Janeiro — Cesar Cielo spits out water after winning the men's 50-meter freestyle semifinal at the Brazilian Swimming Championships.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SERGIO MORAES / ReutersLink
Hyderabad, India — Two women take shelter under an umbrella as they walk in heavy rain. India is experiencing excessive rainfall this season after a drought last year.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mahesh Kumar / Associated PressLink
Bello Patan, Pakistan — A family displaced by flooding wades through water as they return to their village in Sindh province.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AKHTAR SOOMRO / ReutersLink
Kiev, Ukraine — A couple, dressed as a tiger and a panda, kiss. They sell pictures of themselves in costume, posing with tourists.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: GLEB GARANICH / ReutersLink
Singapore — The Marina Bay circuit is seen from above at dusk. The Formula One Singapore Grand Prix is scheduled for Sunday night on the course.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wong Maye-E / Associated PressLink
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