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 ImagesLink
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 / ReutersLink
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 / ReutersLink
A masked Palestinian youth hurls a stone toward Israeli forces during clashes in East Jerusalem.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AHMAD GHARABLI / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Israeli riot police patrol the streets of East Jerusalem during clashes with Palestinians.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JACK GUEZ / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
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 ImagesLink
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 / ReutersLink
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 ImagesLink
Gale-force winds crash waves from the North Sea into the Roker Lighthouse.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Owen Humphreys / Associated PressLink
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 ImagesLink
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 / EPALink
Men are silhouetted by the rising sun as they row in the waters of Sukhana Lake.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AJAY VERMA / ReutersLink
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