Milan, Italy — Models walk the runway for the finale of the Versace Spring-Summer 2011 collection during Fashion Week.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luca Bruno / Associated PressLink
Warsaw — Children sleep during a midday break at a nursery in the Polish capital. Polish nurseries do not have enough places for young children and experts say the shortage is discouraging women from having babies.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KACPER PEMPEL / REUTERSLink
Sao Paulo, Brazil — Workers are suspended from cables as they set up an art installation on the side of a residential building.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MAURICIO LIMA / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Sao Paulo, Brazil — A resident throws water in an attempt to put out a fire in the Real Parque shantytown, a community of about 1,500. No casualties were reported.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andre Penner / Associated PressLink
Beijing — At sunrise, a man hikes a remote section of the Great Wall at Badaling, north of Beijing.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FREDERIC J. BROWN / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Dover, Delaware — Ryan Truex, driver of the #00 Toyota, burns out after winning the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Sunoco 150 championship at the Dover International Speedway.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Chris Trotman / Getty ImagesLink
Copiapo, Chile — A worker inspects a drill extracted from Rigg 421 at the mine where rescue efforts to save 33 trapped miners continue.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: IVAN ALVARADO / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Krakow, Poland — Medieval pottery on display as a part of an historical multimedia exhibition at the opening of "The Underground Market Square", an archaeological park located underneath Krakow's Market Square.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: WOJTEK RADWANSKI / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Los Angeles — A three-week-old female Masai giraffe, named Shani, stands beside her mother, Naema, at the Los Angeles Zoo. Giraffes communicate with one another through posturing, movement, carriage of their tails and vocalization, which includes moos, bellows and whistles.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARK RALSTON / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Charsadda, Pakistan — 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
Beijing — 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
Sofia, Bulgaria — 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
Jerusalem — A masked Palestinian youth hurls a stone toward Israeli forces during clashes in East Jerusalem.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AHMAD GHARABLI / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Jerusalem — Israeli riot police patrol the streets of East Jerusalem during clashes with Palestinians.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JACK GUEZ / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Naples, Italy — 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
Katmandu, Nepal — 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
Berlin — 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
Sunderland, Britain — Gale-force winds crash waves from the North Sea into the Roker Lighthouse.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Owen Humphreys / Associated PressLink
Ostrava, Czech Republic — 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
Quezon City, Philippines — 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
Chandigarh, India — Men are silhouetted by the rising sun as they row in the waters of Sukhana Lake.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AJAY VERMA / ReutersLink
Netanya, Israel — The harvest moon is seen on the night of the autumnal equinox from the coastal city of Netanya in northern Israel. The harvest moon, which refers to the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox, arrived on the same night this year.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JACK GUEZ / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
San Pedro — Justin Imuta, left, Lisa Iida and Jennifer Takeuchi take in the view at Angels Gate Park.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles TimesLink
London — Men in period costume nap adjacent to a restored 1930s London Underground train in the disused Aldwych station, which was used as an air raid shelter during the Blitz of World War II. Faithfully re-created to give a glimpse of 1940s London, it will soon be open to the public to mark the 70th anniversary of the Blitz and the Battle of Britain.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Oli Scarff / Getty ImagesLink
Paris — Private and public sector workers cross the Pont de Sully, one of the many bridges spanning the River Seine, as they protest plans to raise the retirement age. France faces a further round of rail and air traffic disruption as trade unions seek to mobilize millions more to protest the proposed change.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BENOIT TESSIER / REUTERSLink
Washington, D.C. — Steve Johnson, of Ashburn, Va., works on his tan as temperatures soar above seasonal averages in the nation's capital.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KEVIN LAMARQUE / REUTERSLink
Medellín, Colombia — A man at a printing facility reads a newspaper announcing the death of Colombian rebel commander Jorge "Mono Jojoy" Briceno. An assault by Colombian troops killed the militant leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, in what defense officials described as the "hardest blow ever" against the leftist guerrillas.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: RAUL ARBOLEDA / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Mexico City — Egyptian writer, feminist activist, physician and psychiatrist Nawal El Saadawi receives her Doctor Honoris Causa from the National Autonomus University of Mexico from Jose Narro at the Palacio de Mineria.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALFREDO ESTRELLA / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia — A woman joins a street celebration for Saudi Arabia's national day, testing hard-line clerics who object to the kingdom's only secular holiday five years after it was created.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: HAMAD OLAYAN / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Los Teques, Venezuela — Opposition supporters attend a campaign rally with local candidates for the national assembly in Los Teques, Venezuela. The opposition is expected to make significant gains in the nation's parliamentary elections on Sunday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carlos Garcia Rawlins / REUTERSLink
Los Angeles — Sabrina Hearon at the Hawthorne site where her 21-year-old son was stabbed to death.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles TimesLink
Lima, Peru — Inmates await their turn to perform in a circus, inspired by the Cirque du Soleil, at the Santa Monica Prison for women in Lima, Peru.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Martin Mejia / Associated PressLink
New Delhi, India — Laborers pull a hand cart loaded with bricks and sand past a billboard advertising the upcoming Commonwealth Games in New Delhi. More nations delayed their teams' arrival as organizers worked vigorously to address security and health concerns that have caused several top athletes to withdraw.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / REUTERSLink
Los Angeles — A deadly Rowley's palm pit viper from southern Mexico, one of the rarest snakes in the world, will soon be on display at the Los Angeles Zoo.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARK RALSTON / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Binnaguri, India — A crane lifts the carcass of an elephant from a railway track in the Indian village of Binnaguri after the pachyderm was hit by a freight train.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: REUTERSLink
Atlanta, Georgia — Dustin Johnson hits a shot from a bunker during the opening round of the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: CURTIS COMPTON / Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionLink
Vienna, Austria — The former Zwanziger Haus (Twenties House) in Vienna is scheduled to reopen next year as the Museum of Revolution.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: LISI NIESNER / REUTERSLink
Irvine CA — A funeral procession pays tribute to Orange County Fire Authority firefighter Jimmy Owen at Mariners Church in Irvine. Owen died during a training exercise last week.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francine Orr / Los Angeles TimesLink
Kumanovo, Macedonia — People usher in the autumnal equinox at the Kokino megalithic observatory. The 3,800-year-old observatory, which used stone monuments -- megaliths -- to track the movement of the sun, was discovered in 2001 and is ranked as the fourth-oldest observatory in the world, according to NASA.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: OGNEN TEOFILOVSKI / ReutersLink
Quezon City, Philippines — Residents of shanty homes being razed for a redevelopment project clash with police in suburban Manila.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NOEL CELIS / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Spirits Bay, New Zealand — Volunteers Susan Crowther, left, and Justine Sanderson keep stranded whales moist until they can be taken back to the water. Only 24 of several dozen pilot whales stranded on the remote northern New Zealand beach survived a stormy first night.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Richard Robinson / New Zealand HeraldLink
Duisburg, Germany — Steelworkers from Germany's industrial conglomerate ThyssenKrupp wave fireworks during a protest for higher wages.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: INA FASSBENDER / ReutersLink
Nice, France — Demonstrators toss an effigy of French President Nicolas Sarkozy into the air during a rally against pension changes.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ERIC GAILLARD / ReutersLink
Singapore — Checking the air pressure of tires is one of the tasks of a Mercedes team technician in advance of the Singapore Grand Prix.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SAEED KHAN / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Beijing, China — Artwork seems to float around a woman in a gallery.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: LIU JIN / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Colombo, Sri Lanka — A Sri Lankan amputee runs at an athletic event for disabled soldiers.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ISHARA S.KODIKARA / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Moscow, Russia — Romania's Alexandra Piscupescu performs with the ball during the the rhythmic gymnastics world championships.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sergey Ponomarev / Associated PressLink
Bogota, Colombia — Dancers from the U.S. company Pilobolus perform their show "Shadowland" during press rehearsals.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MAURICIO DUENAS / EPALink
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
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
Dadu, Pakistan — Mujtaba, 30, displaced by flooding, collects bricks from the damaged floor of his house after returning to his village of Dadu, 200 miles north of Karachi.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AKHTAR SOOMRO / REUTERSLink
Salmoral, Mexico — Damaged furniture and a wrecked car sit along a road near Veracruz in the aftermath of Hurricane Karl. Emergency workers reported that at least eight people had been killed by the hurricane in three Mexican states.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ELIANA APONTE / REUTERSLink
Caracas, Venezuela — Suspected Colombian drug trafficker Jaime Alberto Marin Zamora, also known as "Beto Marin," is flanked by police officers at Simon Bolivar Airport during his extradition to the U.S.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JORGE SILVA / REUTERSLink
Karachi, Pakistan — A cyclist rides past a burning passenger bus in Karachi torched by a mob during a protest by Shiite Muslims against the alleged targeted killing of members of their community.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ASIF HASSAN / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Singapore — An aerial view at dusk shows the illuminated Marina Bay street circuit of the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix. The event takes place Sept. 24-26.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: EDGAR SU / REUTERSLink
Geneva — A man is seen in silhouette as he walks beneath a ceiling painted by Spanish artist Miquel Barcelo during a meeting of the United Nations Human Rights Council at the U.N. Offices in Geneva.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FABRICE COFFRINI / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Jammu, India — A laborer sleeps in a roll of underground cables at a construction site.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MUKESH GUPTA / REUTERSLink
Munich, Germany — People ride a carousel at Oktoberfest in Munich. This year marks the 177th celebration of the annual event, with 6 million visitors expected to attend.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FRANK LEONHARDT / European Pressphoto AgencyLink
Washington, D.C. — A row of bicycles at the launch of the Capital Bikeshare program, the largest in the U.S.. It will put 1,100 bicycles in more than 100 stations across the District of Columbia and Arlington, Virginia.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alex Wong / Getty ImagesLink
Havana — The Communist Party newspaper Granma is seen on the gate of a house in Havana. The front page story is about former Presidnet Fidel Castro's visit to New York in 1960.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ENRIQUE DE LA OSA / REUTERSLink
Madrid, Spain — A model wearing a creation by designer Ana Locking walks the runway at the Cibeles Madrid Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2011 show.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDREA COMAS / REUTERSLink
Copiapo, Chile — A squadron of Super Tucano aircraft of the Chilean air force fly over the mine as efforts to rescue the 33 trapped miners continue.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: CLAUDIO REYES / European Pressphoto AgencyLink
Seville, Spain — Spanish dancer Andres Marin rehearses for the Flamenco Biennial at the Lope de Vega Theater in Seville.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: CRISTINA QUICLER / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Manila — Nurses who passed the 2010 license exam raise their right hands during a mass oath-taking ceremony in Manila. Out of 91,008 who took the exam, only 37,679 passed.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NOEL CELIS / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Berlin — A worker cleans trains belonging to the German railway operator Deutsche Bahn as preparations are underway for the InnoTrans fair. The international trade fair for transport technology, innovative components, vehicles and systems runs from Sept. 21-24.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PATRICK SINKEL / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Selcuk, Turkey — A man fishes near his motorcycle on Pamucak Beach along the Aegean Sea.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARK BLINCH / REUTERSLink
Budapest, Hungary — Members of the Hungarian Sex Workers Assn. hold red umbrellas as they celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the Hungarian parliament's legalization of prostitution.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BERNADETT SZABO / ReutersLink
London, England — A model presents a creation by Mark Fast for the spring-summer 2011 collection at London Fashion Week.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BEN STANSALL / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Saitama, Japan — Mexico's Tomas Rojas, right, lands a blow to Japan's Kohei Kono in the ninth round of their 12-round WBC super flyweight title bout in Saitama, near Tokyo. Rojas won the title with a unanimous decision.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Junji Kurokawa / Associated PressLink
Agartala, India — Women work at a road construction site in Agartala, capital of India's northeastern state of Tripura.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JAYANTA DEY / ReutersLink
Kathmandu, Nepal — A Nepalese Hindu priest cleans the idol of Swet Bharab, which is uncovered only during the Indra Jatra festival.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PRAKASH MATHEMA / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Berlin, Germany — Supporters and resident artists of the Tacheles artists' collective prepare to march in protest against the possible closure of the collective. The new owner of the site hopes to redevelop the property.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sean Gallup / Getty ImagesLink
Bhaderwah, India — Indian soldiers take part in rescue operations after a freight train on the wrong track slammed into a stationary passenger locomotive at Bhaderwah rail station in Madhya Pradesh state, 235 miles south of New Delhi.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated PressLink
Shenyang, China — A Chinese law enforcement official videotapes counterfeit medicines being burned in a junkyard.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: STR / EPALink
Budapest, Hungary — Members of Hungary's Parliament and invited guests attend a visit by the Dalai Lama.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ATTILA KISBENEDEK / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Hebron, West Bank — A Palestinian farmer holds grapes after he found his grapevines cut and destroyed near the Israeli settlements of Kharsina and Kiryat Arbaa.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ABED AL HASHLAMOUN / EPALink
Scheveningen, Netherlands — Military men on horses practice for Prinsjesdag (Day of the Princes) with smoke bombs on Scheveningen beach, The Hague.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROBIN UTRECHT / EPALink
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