Riverside Police Department officer Derek Kopitch lets his emotions show while he helps at a roadblock next to Fairmont Park, where fellow officer Ryan Bonaminio was killed by a suspect he had pulled over for a traffic offense on Monday. Using dogs and metal detectors, officers from Riverside were conducting an extensive search of the area.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles TimesLink
Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba at the Grand Mosque in Mecca during the annual hajj pilgrimage. The hajj is one of the world's biggest displays of mass religious devotion and a duty for Muslims at least once in a lifetime.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MOHAMMED SALEM / ReutersLink
France's Maureen Nisima, left, and Russia's Tatiana Logounova during their women's single epee semifinal in the fencing World Championships.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Burhan Ozbilici / Associated PressLink
German police officers try to clear the street of sheep and goats in the village of Laase, near the interim nuclear waste storage facility in the northern German town of Gorleben. The controversial shipment of Castor containers with spent German nuclear fuel arrived in Dannenberg on Monday and will be loaded onto trucks to go to the Gorleben intermediate storage facility after leaving a French reprocessing plant in La Hague by train.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PAWEL KOPCZYNSKI / ReutersLink
Lightning flashes across the sky as severe thunderstorms hit Sydney.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Kolbe / Getty ImagesLink
Waves crash against the seawall on the San Lorenzo beach in the northern Spanish city of Gijon.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ELOY ALONSO / ReutersLink
An elderly Afghan man, walking with the help of crutches, is silhouetted against the headlights of a vehicle in the old part of Kabul.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Altaf Qadri / Associated PressLink
A silhouetted dove appears to fly through two rainbows over Sofia.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: VASSIL DONEV / EPALink
Shadows are cast on a mud compound wall by Afghan National Army soldiers playing volleyball at their base in Talibjan in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FINBARR O'REILLY / ReutersLink
Activists and survivors of Bhopal gas disaster sit at a protest against visiting President Obama in New Delhi. The 1984 gas leak from a Union Carbide pesticide plant in the Indian city of Bhopal killed about 15,000 people and sickened some 500,000.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gurinder Osan / Associated PressLink
A veteran holds crosses and poppies as former soldiers and dignitaries gather at Princess Street Gardens as the Edinburgh Garden of Remembrance is opened. The garden was opened following the laying of wreath by the president of the Royal British Legion Lt. Gen. Alistair Irwin, ahead of Armistice Day on Thursday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jeff J Mitchell / Getty ImagesLink
Antinuclear protesters sit around a fire as they block the train tracks near Harlingen. After a weekend of heavy protests, which at times turned violent as police with truncheons charging demonstrators, protesters aimed to block a train carrying a cargo of nuclear waste from France to Germany to the underground storage facility in Gorleben.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOCHEN LUEBKE / EPALink
A Yemeni woman walks by dresses for sale at shops in an alley of a market in the old city of San'a.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Muhammed Muheisen / Associated PressLink
Mt. Merapi spews volcanic material, as seen from Wukirsari, Indonesia.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AP / Associated PressLink
Omega, a 12-year-old chimpanzee, bares his teeth through his cage in a zoo in the southern Lebanese village of Ansar. In his younger years, Omega used in one of the local restaurants to entertain people and was made to smoke cigarettes and serve water pipe to customers. After he grew stronger, he was locked up and taken to a zoo, where he has lived in a 40-square-yard cage for 10 years. Organizers of Omega's evacuation say it marks the first time a chimpanzee has been rescued in Lebanon, a country with virtually no animal-rights laws. Omega is being sent to a sanctuary in Brazil.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hussein Malla / Associated PressLink
A hint of winter arrived in Freiburg in the Black Forest region of southern Germamy in the shape of light overnight snowfall broken only by the tire marks of motorists.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROLF HAID / EPALink
A man worships at Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon. In the first election in 20 years, 40,000 polling places were to be open for 10 hours. The election has been heavily criticized by opposition politicians and the West. In India, during his four-nation trip in Asia, President Obama termed Myanmar's election "anything but free and fair."
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Getty ImagesLink
A Myanmar refugee, who crossed over from Myanmar to Thailand when a battle erupted between Myanmar's soldiers and rebels, carries his relative at the Thai border town of Mae Sot. A clash erupted between ethnic minority Karen rebels and government soldiers in Myanmar's Myawaddy town opposite the Thai border town of Mae Sot.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: CHAIWAT SUBPRASOM / ReutersLink
Firefighters battle a blaze caused by an explosion on train cars transporting oil in Bialystok. Two oil tanker train cars blew up, and more than a dozen others were set ablaze after two trains crashed into each other. One person was hurt before firefighters extinguished the fire.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AGENCJA GAZETA / ReutersLink
This NASA Earth Observatory image as seen from the International Space Station shows Egypt, whose population is concentrated along the Nile Valley. The Nile River and its delta look like a brilliant, long-stemmed flower.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: HO / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
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