Caracas, Venezuela — Residents outside their homes with a campaign picture of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez at 23 de Enero neighborhood in Caracas. After a bad year for Chavez, Venezuela's opposition has its best chance in years to regain a national voice in Sunday's election.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JORGE SILVA / REUTERSLink
Berlin, Germany — A policeman stands guard on the roof of the Paul-Löbe-Haus in advance of the arrival of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak at the Chancellery.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TIM BRAKEMEIER / European Pressphoto AgencyLink
Dover Air Force Base, Del. — The transfer case containing the remains of Army Chief Warrant Officer Matthew G. Wagstaff of Utah arrives at Dover Air Force Base. The Department of Defense announced his death in a helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jose Luis Magana / Associated PressLink
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia — A worker lights a lantern for the Mid-Autumn Festival at Thean Hou Temple in Kuala Lumpur. Chinese worldwide celebrate the festival on the 15th day of the eighth month on the lunar calendar. The festival began as a harvest moon celebration in ancient China and it also marks the overthrow of the Mongol rulers during the Yuan Dynasty.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BAZUKI MUHAMMAD / REUTERSLink
New York — Iceland Prime Minister Johanna Sigurdardottir is seen on the screen of a digital camera as she speaks during the Millennium Development Goals Summit at the U.N. headquarters.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ERIC THAYER / REUTERSLink
Antalya, Turkey — Svetlana Shimkova of Russia competes in the women's 69kg weightlifting competition at the World Weightlifting Championships.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MUSTAFA OZER / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Salt Lake City, Utah — This image provided by the Utah Museum of Natural History shows an artist's reconstruction of the Utahceratops. Scientists said Wednesday they've discovered fossils of two new dinosaur species in the southern Utah desert, closely related to the triceratops, including one with 15 horns on its large head.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lukas Panzarin / Utah Museum of Natural HistoryLink
Rosemont, Ill. — Plush bedbugs are displayed at the Bed Bug University North American Summit. The two-day conference of bedbug experts and pest control workers featured seminars from researchers and vendors displaying the latest products focused on bedbug detection, elimination and prevention.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian Kersey / Getty ImagesLink
Vienna, Austria — Peter Paul Ruben's "The Three Graces" is exhibited at the picture gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. The gallery reopens this week after a three-year reconstruction.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: HERWIG PRAMMER / REUTERSLink
London — The face of of a model presenting a creation from the Christopher Shannon 2011 spring-summer collection at London Fashion Week.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SUZANNE PLUNKETT / REUTERSLink
Thimphu, Bhutan — Schoolchildren react to the camera through the window of their classroom in a school.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: STR / ReutersLink
Sukkur, Pakistan — A Pakistani woman holds her ration card as she attends a lecture on proper hygiene to avoid the spread of diseases at a camp for people displaced by floods.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Aaron Favila / Associated PressLink
Madrid — Models wearing creations by designer Juanjo Oliva prepare backstage at the Cibeles Madrid Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2011 show.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SUSANA VERA / ReutersLink
Hong Kong — People look at giant lanterns displayed as part of the Mid-Autumn Festival held on the 15th day of the eighth month in the Chinese calendar; a date that parallels the autumnal equinox of the solar calendar, when the moon is at its fullest.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MIKE CLARKE / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Jerusalem — Inside a bus, ultra-Orthodox Jews protect themselves from Palestinian rioters outside, in Jerusalem's Old City. Violence erupted after a 32-year-old Palestinian laborer was killed by a private security guard watching over Jewish families in the Silwan neighborhood in East Jerusalem. During the man's funeral, a mob of protesters set tires on fire, smashed the windows of several buses and called for revenge.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bernat Armangue / Associated PressLink
Athens — Truck drivers clash with riot police outside the Greek Parliament. Truckers strongly oppose government plans to reform their sector and abolish strict licensing rules.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dimitri Messinis / Associated PressLink
Bucharest, Romania — Union members clash with police in the front of Romanian government headquarters during a protest against the government. Some 10,000 union members demanded that planned austerity measures be canceled, that civil servants' salaries be brought back to the level they were in December 2009 and that the minimum salary be increased by 180 euros.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DANIEL MIHAILESCU / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Jerusalem — Palestinians vandalize a car outside Jerusalem's Old City. Violence erupted after a 32-year-old Palestinian laborer was killed by a private security guard watching over Jewish families in the Silwan neighborhood in East Jerusalem. During the man's funeral, a mob of protesters set tires on fire, smashed the windows of several buses and called for revenge.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bernat Armangue / Associated PressLink
Vatican City — Pilgrims take pictures of Pope Benedict XVI as he arrives to lead his his weekly Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TONY GENTILE / ReutersLink
Qingdao, China — Kazakhstan horsemen perform at a circus to celebrate the Chinese traditional Mid-autumn Festival in China's Shandong province. Acrobats from several countries perform circus acts for citizens and tourists on the occasion of the Mid-autumn Festival and National Day.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: WU HONG / EPALink
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