President Obama arrives at a Veterans Day event at the U.S. Army Yongsan Garrison in Seoul.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JIM YOUNG / REUTERSLink
The aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan follows the Carnival Splendor cruise ship, without power and being towed by a Coast Guard tugboat about 100 miles off the coast of Mexico. The carrier has provided bottled water and food to the luxury liner on its slow journey back to port.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles TimesLink
Dozens of children who have come down with cholera, a water-borne disease that causes severe dehydration, await treatment.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles TimesLink
The Canton Tower illuminates the sky over the city during preparations for the opening ceremony of the 16th Asian Games.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MIKE CLARKE / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Christmas lights at the Parisian department store Printemps Haussmann illuminate the night.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Julien M. Hekimian / Getty ImagesLink
Graffiti by Taliban fighters remain on the walls of a compound now used as a command center for the U.S Marine Corps' 1st Battalion, 8th Marines, in southern Afghanistan.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FINBARR O'REILLY / REUTERSLink
One-hundred yuan bills are stacked and bound at the Korea Exchange Bank in Seoul where the G-20 summit is taking place.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: LEE JAE-WON / REUTERSLink
Tombstones for fallen Canadian soldiers are seen in the "Field of Honour" at the Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SHAUN BEST / REUTERSLink
King penguins (Aptenodytes patagonicus) take a stroll around the city's zoo.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: GEORGIOS KEFALASLink
Nam Hyun Hee, left, of South Korea and Katja Wachter of Germany compete during the bronze medal final in the team foil competition at the 2010 World Fencing Championships at the Grand Palais.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JACKY NAEGELEN / REUTERSLink
Model Candice Swanepoel walks on stage during the 2010 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Lexington Armory.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A pair of boxer shorts belonging to Bernard Madoff are displayed by an auctioneer during a preview of the U.S. Marshals Service "Madoff II Auction" in Brooklyn. More than 400 pieces of seized personal property, jewelry, and antiques from Madoff and his wife will be auctioned later in the week.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JESSICA RINALDI / REUTERSLink
Demonstrators attack the windows of Millbank Tower, housing the headquarters of the Conservative Party, during a protest against an increase in university tuition fees. Organizers said 50,000 students, lecturers and supporters were demonstrating against plans to raise the cost of studying at a university to 9,000 pounds ($14,000) a year -- three times the current rate.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dominic Lipinski / Associated PressLink
A worker sorts plastic bottles at a recycling center.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JIANAN YU / ReutersLink
A policeman patrols around the venue of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum summit. Foreign and trade ministers from the 21-member APEC forum began talks on creating a vast free trade area that would link the world's three biggest economies -- the United States, China and Japan-- and some of its fastest-growing emerging markets.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: YURIKO NAKAO / ReutersLink
The faces of G-20 leaders are projected onto a sculpture in front of the COEX convention center, the site of the G-20 summit. World leaders will converge for the fifth meeting of the G-20 group of nations to discuss the global financial system and world economy. South Korea is the first non G-8 country to host the G-20 summit.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Daniel Berehulak / Getty ImagesLink
Surrounded by scaffolding, "Goldelse" stands on top of the Victory Column. The gold coat of the statue of Victoria has been restored. The golden dress alone needed 1,200 grams of gold.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: RAINERÂ JENSEN / EPALink
U.S. artist Seth Kirby views part of his "Joshua Light Show" at the "High Society" exhibition. Illicit drugs may be a scourge of modern life but the use of mind-altering substances is threaded through human history and cultures, including betel nut in Asia, coca leaf in the Andes and espresso coffee in Europe. With illegal drug use on the rise and trade in banned products worth some $320 billion a year, according to U.N. estimates, a new exhibition at London's Wellcome Collection seeks to put today's "high society" into perspective.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TOBY MELVILLE / ReutersLink
Soldiers and rescue workers transported by a military vehicle search for more victims of the Indonesian volcano eruption. Mt. Merapi showed lethargic signs on Wednesday but authorities would not lower the alert status because of its intense seismic activities, the head of the country's vulcanology agency said.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SIGIT PAMUNGKAS / ReutersLink
U.S. Marines from 1st Battalion, 8th Marines box in a tent used as a makeshift gym in their base in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FINBARR O'REILLY / REUTERSLink
More galleries on Frameworkreturn to gallery
Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism from around the world in The Week in Pictures. Enjoy the journey with us. View Post»
By Robyn Dixon JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Nelson Mandela's daughter Makaziwe spoke movingly of her father's continued responses to his family Thursday, saying he... View Post»
We begin the Week in Pictures Down Under, where the Shark Island Challenge bodyboarding competition is underway near Sydney. Closer to home, the U.S. Open is in full swing at... View Post»