Rain falls and play is suspended during the Morning Fourball Matches during the Ryder Cup at the Celtic Manor Resort.
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Spectators walk with umbrellas as play is suspended during the 2010 Ryder Cup at the Celtic Manor Resort.
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Honda MotoGP rider Dani Pedrosa of Spain crashes during a practice session for the Japanese Grand Prix.
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Ma Long, the world's No. 1-ranked table tennis player, looks at the ball as he serves to Lee Jung Woo of South Korea in the final of the Table Tennis World Team Cup 2010.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARWAN NAAMANI / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A model presents a creation by British fashion designer John Galliano as part of the Christian Dior ready-to-wear spring-summer 2011 fashion collection.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christophe Ena / Associated PressLink
A young girl aboard a helicopter after she was evacuated from a flooded area by the U.S. military in the Swat Valley.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: CARL DE SOUZA / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Judges shield themselves from the rain outside of the Houses of Parliament. The start of the legal year in the United Kingdom is formally marked with a special service in Westminster Abbey attended by the lord chancellor and secretary of state for justice, the lord chief justice, judges and other members of the legal profession. The service, which is followed by a reception at the Houses of Parliament, dates back to the Middle Ages when the High Court was held in Westminster Hall and judges would walk over to Westminster Abbey for the service.
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A man runs from the site of burning oil tankers on a highway 24 miles from Sukkur in Pakistan's Sindh province. Suspected militants in Pakistan set fire to more than two dozen tankers carrying fuel for NATO troops in Afghanistan on Friday, officials said, a day after three soldiers were killed in a cross-border NATO airstrike.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NADEEM SOOMRO / ReutersLink
Pakistani policemen beat an arrested lawyer during a protest. The members of the Punjab Bar observed Black Day over the apprehension of the Lahore Bar's members by boycotting all courts and protesting near Lahore High Court.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MOHSIN RAZA / ReutersLink
English swimmer Elizabeth Simmonds, left, greets a Canadian swimmer during a training session at the S.P. Mukherjee Aquatics Center pool. The Commonwealth Games are taking place in the Indian capital Oct. 3 to 14
PHOTOGRAPH BY: INDRANIL MUKHERJEE / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A Ferrari SA Aperta is presented at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. Some 300 exhibitors from 20 countries showcase their latest products and developments at the show, one of the world's biggest.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ULI DECK / EPALink
Southern Sudanese gather along the streets of the southern capital to welcome southern President Salva Kiir back to Sudan and mark the 100-day countdown before the south's historic referendum on full independence Jan. 9, 2011.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PETER MARTELL / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Flowers are placed at the Walk of Fame star of actor Tony Curtis in Hollywood September 30, 2010. Curtis died at his home in Nevada this morning.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FRED PROUSER / REUTERSLink
A Boeing 747, photographed from Martigues in Southern France, appears to fly over the moon.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gerard Julien / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A Muslim man stands on the stairs of the Jama Masjid mosque in the old quarter of Delhi.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Parivartan Sharma / ReutersLink
Dragisa Ciric operates a crane on a construction site in Nova Gorica. At about 335 feet, it's the tallest free-standing crane in Slovenia.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Srdjan Zivulovic / ReutersLink
A member of the jury at the 7th Swiss Cheese Awards inspects a piece of Emmentaler. More than 600 cheeses will compete in 25 categories and will be judged according to their appearance, taste and consistency. A Swiss Champion will be designated among the categories' winners.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Denis Balibouse / ReutersLink
A Mexican soldier stands guard as marijuana, cocaine, heroine and other drugs are incinerated.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jesus Alcazar / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Goalie Danijel Subasic of Hajduk is engulfed by smoke from flares thrown by fans during the Europa League Group G soccer match against Anderlecht in Croatia's Adriatic port of Split.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Nikola Solic / ReutersLink
European Ryder Cup players look on as Welsh singer Katherine Jenkins arrives to perform during the opening ceremony at Celtic Manor golf course.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Peter Muhly / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A model presents a creation by Indian designer Manish Arora's Spring/Summer 2011 ready-to-wear collection in Paris.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Pierre Verdy / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Cirque du Soleil fans in angel wings dance at a promotional event to get tickets to the show Corteo.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DENIS SINYAKOV / ReutersLink
Workers carry wardrobes from their building in Xian village, a slum in downtown Guangzhou. The demolition of a market adjacent to Xian village, or the "urban village," part of a cleanup for the Asian Games in November, has sparked confrontations between about 2,000 police officers and hundreds of slum residents.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TYRONE SIU / ReutersLink
Spectators wearing Italian wigs attend a practice session at Celtic Manor golf course. The 2010 Ryder Cup, between U.S. and European players, begins Friday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ADRIAN DENNIS / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A poultry seller waits for customers at her stall in a market in Huaibei, in east China's Anhui province.
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Tourists line up to visit the Lotus Temple.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Feng Li / Getty ImagesLink
Police officers clash with protesters at a disputed railway station project in Stuttgart. The protest is targeted at the $5.6 billion Stuttgart 21 project that calls for the transformation of Stuttgart's central station from an above-ground terminus to a below-ground through-station with a new high-speed track.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: UWE ANSPACH / DPALink
A model poses next to a Fiat 500 car on media day at the Paris Mondial de l'Automobile. The Paris Auto show opens its doors to the public Oct. 2-17.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JACKY NAEGELEN / ReutersLink
Three-time Tour de France champion Alberto Contador takes a seat at a news conference, where he talked about his suspension today after failing a dope test. The cycling superstar, who won his third yellow jersey at the end of July's three-week epic, announced that he had tested positive for clenbuterol, a banned substance, but blamed it on food contamination.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PEDRO ARMESTRE / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Cambodian children play near a pipe pumping out sand to fill Boeung Kak Lake in Phnom Penh. Thousands of families living near the lake, which is currently half-filled with sand, are facing eviction after the government in 2007 awarded the land to a local real estate developer, Shukaku Inc., for private development. Residents demanded $15,000 to $20,000 in compensation to move out, but the government would only agree to about $8,500 per family. The firm has been filling in the lake with sand, causing frequent floods at the residents' homes.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: CHOR SOKUNTHEA / ReutersLink
Members of the vocal performance group the Voca People visit the Oktoberfest in Munich. The Voca People, founded in 2009 by Israeli Lior Kalfo, will perform at the Oktoberfest through Sunday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDREAS GEBERT / EPALink
Traditional eel fisherman Peter Carter travels on Well Creek at first light. This is the last day of the eel fishing season, which has been brought forward after new restrictions imposed by the Environment Agency, which says stocks of eels are too low. Mr Carter's family has caught eels in the Fens area of Norfolk for 500 years using traditional wicker traps.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Peter Macdiarmid / Getty ImagesLink
Cherie Capriulo, left, of Costa Mesa, and her brother, Mike Capriulo, of Hemet, enjoy a dramatic sunset from Vista Park in Costa Mesa.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles TimesLink
A demonstrator clashes with a riot police officer in central Barcelona during the general strike in Spain held in protest of tough government labor reforms and austerity measures.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOSEP LAGO / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Irina Levi of Santa Monica tries to avoid getting wet while waking under the pier at Santa Monica State Beach.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mel Melcon / Los Angeles TimesLink
A man empties a bucket of grapes during a harvest near the village of Kondoli, east of Tbilisi. Wine exports increased 25% this year compared with 2009, Prime Minister Nikoloz Gilauri said.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DAVID MDZINARISHVILI / REUTERSLink
Baltimore Orioles left fielder Corey Patterson misses a fly ball during the game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kim Klement / US PRESSWIRELink
Performers block the entrance of a bar during a nationwide general strike. Spanish labor groups have called the first general strike in eight years to protest against spending cuts the government says are needed to allay concerns the country could slide into a debt crisis. The sign reads, "I'm on minimum service".
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARCELO DEL POZO / ReutersLink
A picketer shouts at a police officer at the entrance to a department store during a nationwide general strike in Spain.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JON NAZCA / ReutersLink
Marchers demonstrate against the economic policies of the European Union, which is demanding that its members hold the line against deficits.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: GEORGES GOBET / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A man looks for survivors in the aftermath of a landslide that buried houses in Oaxaca state.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: RONALDO SCHEMIDT / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
An elderly man weeps during a rally commemorating the victims of the 1941 Nazi massacre in Babi Yar, in the suburbs of Kiev. At least 33,000 people were killed in 48 hours. In the following months the number topped 100,000.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: GLEB GARANICH / ReutersLink
European Ryder Cup player Martin Kaymer of Germany hits out of a bunker on the 10th hole during a practice round for the Ryder Cup.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KIERAN DOHERTY / ReutersLink
Rabbi Menahem Furman prays at the end of the week-long religious Sukkoth festival at the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City. Sukkoth commemorates the 40 years of wandering in the desert after the exodus of Jews from Egypt 3,200 years ago.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MENAHEM KAHANA / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Partizan Belgrade fans wave their team's flag during a Champions League Group H soccer match against Arsenal.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DIMITAR DILKOFF / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Korean People's Army soldiers in Jonsung Square mark the reelection of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il as general secretary of the Workers' Party.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A Communist flag is displayed for sale at a souvenir shop in Hanoi.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KHAM / ReutersLink
Democratic candidate Jerry Brown, left, and Republican candidate Meg Whitman spar in the first of three debates, at UC Davis.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: POOL / REUTERSLink
President Barack Obama attends a rally for the Democratic National Committee at the University of Wisconsin.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: LARRY DOWNING / REUTERSLink
Heavy rains cause a landslide in Giraldo, Colombia, that buries at least 20 people in the mountainous northwest of the Andean nation.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: REUTERSLink
Anti-nuclear protesters demonstrate against the German government's energy policy in front of the Chancellery in Berlin.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FABRIZIO BENSCH / REUTERSLink
A woman takes a picture before the debate of a UN fact-finding mission's report on an attack by Israeli commandos on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla in May, at the United Nations European Headquarters.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: VALENTIN FLAURAUD / REUTERSLink
A man looks out of the window of a shanty in Dharavi, India, one of Asia's largest slums.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DANISH SIDDIQUI / REUTERSLink
Shoes and carnations lie on a red carpet, in honor of gunshot victims during an anti-gun rally on Turkey's Individual Disarmament Day.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MURAD SEZER / REUTERSLink
Footballs on the pitch during a training session on the eve of the UEFA Champions League match pitting Benfica Lissabon against Schalke 04.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PATRIK STOLLARZ / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A worker scales a stockpile of rice at a warehouse of the governmen's National Food Authority. The Philippine central bank expects annual inflation in September to be between 3.6% and 4.5%.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROMEO RANOCO / REUTERSLink
A man descends in an elevator at the Lloyds of London insurance building. Record claims from disasters, including the Chilean earthquake and U.S. oil spill, have halved the insurer's profits with no respite from a steady decline in prices.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDREW WINNING / REUTERSLink
Players from the European team practice on the 17th green ahead of the 2010 Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: EDDIE KEOGH / REUTERSLink
Tiger Woods tees off during a practice round prior to the 2010 Ryder Cup at the Celtic Manor Resort.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andy Lyons / Getty ImagesLink
About 680 children were baptized by the Georgian Orthodox Church during the 13th mass baptism ceremony at Holy Trinity Cathedral.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DAVID MDZINARISHVILI / ReutersLink
People take in the twilight at a pavilion atop a hill at a Beijing park in Beijing.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FREDERIC J. BROWN / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Former Cuban President Fidel Castro attends a meeting for the 50th anniversary of the Committees of Defense of the Revolution.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ADALBERTO ROQUE / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Salma, 8, a flood victim, pushes her newly installed net window on a flood relief camp's tent in Kakar village in Dadu district, about 235 miles from Karachi.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ATHAR HUSSAIN / ReutersLink
A model presents a creation by designer Nana Aganovich as part of her spring-summer 2011 women's ready-to-wear fashion collection for fashion house Aganovich during Paris Fashion Week.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PASCAL ROSSIGNOL / ReutersLink
Four-year-old male chimpanzee Yangyang, left, weds 6-year-old female chimp Wan Xing at a ceremony at the zoo in Hefei.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: STR / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Young North Koreans dance to celebrate the promotion of the youngest son of ailing leader Kim Jong-Il in apparent preparation for another dynastic succession. Kim appointed Jong-Un as a four-star general, official media reported Tuesday in its first mention of the third son's name.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Korean Central News AgencyLink
Pakistani activists of the hard-line Islamic party Al-Badar wave Islamic flags during an anti-India rally in Peshawar, protesting the situation in India-administered Kashmir. Moderate separatist leaders in Indian-administered Kashmir rejected an offer from New Delhi for fresh talks and a security review, a day after hard-liners spurned the proposals.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: A. MAJEED / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A jackdaw grabs a piece of bread thrown by tourists, as Monte Rosa, Castor and Pollux mountains are seen in the background at the Gornergrat in Zermatt. Monte Rosa, at 15,203 feet, is the highest mountain in Switzerland.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DENIS BALIBOUSE / ReutersLink
Greenpeace activists project the slogan "Nuclear power harms Germany" on a cooling tower of the nuclear power station in Grafenrheinfeld. At 12 German nuclear power plants, Greenpeace activists demonstrated against the decision of the German Cabinet to extend the plants' operation for up to 14 years.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DAVID EBENER / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A woman shields herself from the sun in Chinatown. Reaching 113 degrees Fahrenheit, Monday was the hottest day ever recorded in downtown Los Angeles.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Katie Falkenberg / For The TimesLink
A helicopter approaches to make a water drop as a brush fire burns west of Los Angeles.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anne Cusack / Los Angeles TimesLink
A deputy from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department investigates a fatal hit-and-run accident. Three people involved in the two-car crash fled the scene; one person died.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles TimesLink
Two U.S. soldiers injured in a roadside bombing clasp hands as they are airlifted to safety.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ERIK DE CASTRO / REUTERSLink
A protester wearing a mask depicting former French President Jacques Chirac attends a demonstration in front of Paris City Hall to protest the city council's vote to accept a payment of nearly $3 million from Chirac and his right-wing UMP party in exchange for dropping a corruption case against him.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PHILIPPE WOJAZER / REUTERSLink
A boy runs past a new schoolhouse built for children of the 33 trapped miners in Camp Esperanza, where the miners' families are living in tents as the rescue operation continues.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: REUTERSLink
A wind farm generates electricity behind a hay bail field in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains near the town of Pincher Creek. The energy generated is fed into the provincial electrical grid that powers Southern Alberta industries and residences.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TODD KOROL / REUTERSLink
Farmer Guo Sangcun creates the Chinese flag using corncobs as stars and red chiles as the background. Guo made the flag to help celebrate China's upcoming National Day.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: CHINA DAILY / REUTERSLink
The world's largest indoor theme park, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, will have dining, shopping and racing-inspired rides, including the world's fastest roller coaster, when it opens in October.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ferrari World Abu Dhabi / REUTERSLink
An AirTran Airways jet takes off from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Southwest Airlines, the largest U.S. low-fare air carrier, has agreed to buy the airline for about $1.4 billion in cash and stock.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Chris Rank / BloombergLink
Principal dancer Polina Semionova performs during a dress rehearsal of the Staatsballett.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TOBIAS SCHWARZ / REUTERSLink
A kite surfer soars above the Mediterranean at sunset.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AMIR COHEN / REUTERSLink
Visitors to Kensington Gardens are reflected in Anish Kapoor's sculpture "C-Curve, 2007." Four works are being displayed in the park in an exhibition titled "Turning the World Upside Down," open to the public through March 13.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Peter Macdiarmid / Getty ImagesLink
A bulldozer removes earth and rocks as construction work begins on private homes in a Jewish settlement just hours after the government's partial freeze on new construction expired. Late Sunday, intense negotiations were underway to keep Palestinians from walking out of peace talks with Israel.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JIM HOLLANDER / EPALink
European Ryder Cup team member Ian Poulter, at the first tee, gets in some practice for the Ryder Cup at the Celtic Manor golf course in Newport, Wales, where the competition begins Friday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Alex Dove of Lyon & Turnbull holds a walking stick that belonged to British spy and explorer William Gill. The stick, valued at about $630, was used to Bedouin tribesmen to murder Gill when in the Sinai desert. The walking stick will be auctioned by Lyon & Turnbull on Sept. 29
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images EuropeLink
A customer makes use of the services of an "ear cleaner." Traditional ear cleaners are common in the old quarters of many Indian towns and roam about the streets in search of customers looking for relief from itches and discomforts.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DANISH SIDDIQUI / ReutersLink
An exiled Tibetan Buddhist monk at the Rumtek Monastery, home to the followers of the Karma Kagyu sect, one of the four main schools of Tibetan Buddhism. The head of the sect, Karmapa Orygen Trinley Dorjee, is barred by India from traveling to or taking his place at this monastery, located near the Chinese border.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anupam Nath / Associated PressLink
A scavenger sifts through garbage from a rubbish dump on the Sidon seafront in southern Lebanon. The dump, located near schools, hospitals and apartments in Lebanon's third biggest city, has partially collapsed into the Mediterranean Sea several times.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALI HASHISHO / ReutersLink
A woman and her children sleep on a street in Manila. Philippine President Benigno Aquino III has said that, despite opposition from the Roman Catholic Church, the government will provide contraceptives to poor couples who request it. Speaking in a satellite-elevision interview from the United States, where he was on a seven-day visit, Aquino stressed that the number of children a couple had was a matter of personal choice.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NOEL CELIS / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A pedestrian is well protected from Germany's autumn rains.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: UWE ZUCCHI / EPALink
A fisherman throws his net. Bangladesh is one of the poorest nations on the planet, with 40% percent of its population living on the equivalent of less than $1 a day.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MUNIR UZ ZAMAN / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Outside the presidential palace, a supporter holds aloft a poster of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez after learning the outcome of congressional elections. Chavez held on to a congressional majority in elections Sunday, but his opponents made gains that could help them challenge his grip on power.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ariana Cubillos / Associated PressLink
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