A worker pauses to view St. Paul's Cathedral from London's One New Change shopping mall, which is in the final stages of construction. One New Change was designed by French architect Jean Nouvel and is covered in 6,500 different-sized glass panes, the majority of which have been handcrafted.
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An Israeli soldier fires tear gas at Palestinian youths throwing stones at the entrance of the West Bank village of Beit Fajjar. A mosque was desecrated by vandals the day before while Israeli settler rabbis were delivering copies of the Koran.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: HAZEM BADER / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
The Burj Khalifa skyscraper is silhouetted as the sun sets.
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A boy searches for cooking woods swept away by a swollen Gianh River. At least 13 people have been killed and five reported missing in flood-hit central Vietnam.
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Images of trapped miners are displayed outside the San Jose mine where they have been underground for two months. President Sebastian Pinera said he hoped to bring the workers to the surface by the end of next week.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARTIN BERNETTI / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A team scores during the Australia versus India women's netball match at the 19th Commonwealth Games.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MANAN VATSYAYANA / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Jo Calvino of England competes in the women's 53kg weightlifting competition at the Commonwealth Games.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AMIT DAVE / REUTERSLink
A hot air balloon lifts off during the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. The annual event has attracted about 500 balloons and thousands of spectators.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Susan Montoya Bryan / Associated PressLink
A visitor stands at the Erstfeld-Amsteg section of the NEAT Gotthard Base Tunnel. Crossing the Alps with a length of 35 miles, it's the world's longest railway tunnel and is expected to be operational toward the end of 2017.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ARND WIEGMANN / REUTERSLink
Derrick Cartwright, director of the Seattle Art Museum, gestures toward a work of art at a preview of "Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musee National Picasso, Paris." The U.S. debut exhibition of essential works from Pablo Picasso's personal collection was made possible with the Paris museum undergoing a $28-million renovation, scheduled for completion in 2012.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Elaine Thompson / Associated PressLink
Three canines ponder their next move at a private animal shelter in the village of Pirogovo. The facility, run by the SOS Animal Society of Kiev, is taking care of more than 2,000 stray dogs and other homeless animals.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Konstantin Chernichkin / REUTERSLink
A veterinarian treats a dog at an animal shelter outside Kiev where more than 2,000 stray dogs and other homeless animals are being cared for.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Konstantin Chernichkin / REUTERSLink
Show jumper Corradina, ridden by Carsten-Otto Nagel of Germany, clears a fence in the Team and Individual Competition at the World Equestrian Games. This is the first time the event is being held outside Europe.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: LARRY W. SMITH / European Pressphoto AgencyLink
An autumnal leaf settles on a bench.
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Tunde Erdelyi, left, saves her cat while Janos Kis walks into their yard, which has been flooded by toxic mud from a chemical plant. A red sludge reservoir at an alumina plant in western Hungary ruptured, and seven towns have been affected 100 miles southwest of Budapest.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bela Szandelszky / Associated PressLink
An aerial photo shows the broken wall of the reservoir at a chemical plant in Hungary. At least 1 million cubic meters of red sludge has leaked from the alumina plant; four people, including two children, died as a result of the dam bursting.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: GYOERGY VARGA / EPALink
A member of the Dong Chun circus troupe performs at an event that's part of the Hi Seoul Festival 2010.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TRUTH LEEM / ReutersLink
A model presents a creation by French designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac during the spring-summer 2011 ready-to-wear collection show.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PIERRE VERDY / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Young people compete in a traditional horse race in Aceh province.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Heri Juanda / Associated PressLink
Students mark Teachers' Day in Jordan by releasing thousands of colored balloons tagged with handwritten paper messages.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALI JAREKJI / ReutersLink
A 12-year-old boy whose family has been displaced by flooding takes a bath on an embankment in Pakistan's Sindh province.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AKHTAR SOOMRO / ReutersLink
Bicyclists from Scotland, left, Northern Ireland, center, and Malaysia compete at the Commonwealth Games.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kevin Frayer / Associated PressLink
An employee of a publishing house arranges hundreds of books at the Book Fair, which features more than 7,000 exhibitors from 113 countries.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BORIS ROESSLER / EPALink
Romanian teachers shout anti-government slogans while protesting the government's austerity measures.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROBERT GHEMENT / EPALink
Indonesian special forces soldiers march during a ceremony to mark the 65th anniversary of the Indonesia National Military.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BEAWIHARTA / ReutersLink
Protesters are detained after hundreds of residents of a poor settlement engaged in violent clashes with police while demonstrating for better housing and other basic services.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KIM LUDBROOK / EPALink
A dog licks its owner during a rally by animal rights activists outside the Ukrainian parliament. The protesters are demanding an end to the killing of homeless animals.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SERGEI SUPINSKY / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
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