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A boy is silhouetted in front of a washing line at a relief camp for flood victims. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has requested a $2-billion international aid effort for the country.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CARL DE SOUZA / AFP/Getty Images

A Kunqu opera actor applies makeup before a performance. The Kunqu opera is a traditional folk opera known for its graceful movements and poetic lyrics.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PETAR KUJUNDZIC / Reuters

An Orthodox priest waves flags during a demonstration in which about 10,000 people called for adding obligatory classes in religion to the school curriculum.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: STOYAN NENOV / Reuters

A masked Palestinian youth hurls a stone toward Israeli forces during clashes in East Jerusalem.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AHMAD GHARABLI / AFP/Getty Images

Israeli riot police patrol the streets of East Jerusalem during clashes with Palestinians.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JACK GUEZ / AFP/Getty Images

A man walks near two waste-disposal trucks set afire by demonstrators protesting against a new dump on the slopes of Mt. Vesuvius.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROBERTO SALOMONE / AFP/Getty Images

Khagendra Thapa, who is expected to be named the world's shortest man when he turns 18 next month, stands with Miss Nepal beauty pageant winners during a news conference. The Nepal Tourism Board has nominated Thapa and the beauty pageant winners as goodwill ambassadors to promote tourism in Nepal.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: GOPAL CHITRAKAR / Reuters

Visitors look at the photograph "Jeanne Mareau" by German fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh during a media preview of the exhibition "On Street -- Photographs and Film."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOHANNES EISELE / AFP/Getty Images

Gale-force winds crash waves from the North Sea into the Roker Lighthouse.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Owen Humphreys / Associated Press

Players battle for the ball in a game between Australia and Belarus during the Women's FIBA World Championship.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOE KLAMAR / AFP/Getty Images

A family stays in a temporary shelter after their house was one of several demolished by officials. The demolition was stopped after a judge issued a temporary restraining order in favor of the settlers.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: VAL HANDUMON / EPA

Men are silhouetted by the rising sun as they row in the waters of Sukhana Lake.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AJAY VERMA / Reuters

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Pictures in the News | Sept. 24, 2010

Friday’s Pictures in the News feature has a David-and-Goliath scenario, with a rock-wielding Palestinian youth opposite heavily armed Israeli riot police patrolling the streets of Jerusalem. We also have a trash crisis in Italy, gale-force winds and huge waves crashing into the Roker Lighthouse in Britain, and a Kunqu opera actor in makeup prior to a performance in Beijing.

Add in the world’s shortest man standing with Miss Nepal beauty pageant winners; a Bulgarian Orthodox priest waving flags during a procession in Sofia; and a photographic exhibition in Berlin and we’re off to a good start.

We also makes stops in Pakistan, the Philippines and Nepal — check back as we add more images later in the day.

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