Sunshine Coast, Australia — An injured koala joey named Frodo keeps warm under a pink blanket as she recovers from several surgeries in Queensland. Australia Zoo vets say the baby koala, the victim of a vicious shotgun attack, is doing well after most of the 15 pellets found scattered in her tiny body were removed.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AUSTRALIA ZOOLink
Mecca, Saudi Arabia — A Muslim pilgrim prays at the top of Noor Mountain, the location of the Hiraa cave. The Islamic pilgrimage, or hajj, draws 3 million visitors each year, making it the largest annual gathering of people in the world.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hassan Ammar / Associated PressLink
Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. — Guests and employees of Royal Caribbean line the deck of the Allure of the Seas as she steams into her new home at Port Everglades.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Joe Cavaretta / Sun SentinelLink
Sana, Yemen — A Yemeni boy shows one of the dresses he sells on the roadside.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Muhammed Muheisen / Associated PressLink
Paris — Artem Sedov, left, of Russia and Kenta Chida of Japan compete during the bronze medal final of the team foil competition at the 2010 World Fencing Championships at the Grand Palais.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JACKY NAEGELEN / ReutersLink
Berlin — A worker sets up a roller coaster on a site where a Christmas market will open later this month.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOHANNES EISELE / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Mainz, Germany — A majorette waits with members of her dance group as revelers across the country celebrate the launch of the carnival season at 11 minutes past 11 o'clock.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROBERT SCHLESINGER / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Guangzhou, China — Giant pandas feast on carrots at Chimelong Giant Panda Center in Guangzhou Xiangjiang Safari Park. The six, born in 2009, left their home in south-central China's Sichuan province for Guangzhou to add cheer to November's Asian Games.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JASON LEE / REUTERSLink
Servion, Switzerland — A Siamese crocodile is seen at the Tropiquarium of Servion near Lausanne. The freshwater species, native to Asia, is critically endangered and has already vanished from many regions.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FABRICE COFFRINI / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Bucharest, Romania — An elderly Romanian man holds a religious picture outside the church of St. Mina. Thousands wait for hours for a chance to touch the remains of the saint who, according to Romanian popular belief, offers protection against thieves or helps retrieve stolen goods and even helps thieves overcome temptation.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Vadim Ghirda / Associated PressLink
Edinburgh, Scotland — Ma'a Nonu of the New Zealand All Blacks rugby team sprints during a training session at Peffermill.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Phil Walter / Getty ImagesLink
Gdansk, Poland — Honorary Gdansk citizen, French composer, performer and music producer Jean Michel Jarre takes part in a concert during the celebration of Poland's independence day.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROMAN JOCHER / EPALink
Dresden, Germany — The silhouette of Dresden's skyline is reflected in the River Elbe at sunset.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ARNO BURGI / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
London — Crosses of Remembrance, bearing the names and pictures of soldiers who have died, are pictured in the Field of Remembrance, at Westminster Abbey in central London. Britain's Prince Philip inaugurated the memorial and placed a wreath at the grave of the Unknown Warrior inside the abbey.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: CARL COURT / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Manila — Retired Philippine military officer Michael Angelo Siscar pays his respects at the grave of Darrel Wiseman of Illinois, a World War II soldier and friend of his father, at the American Cemetery in the Philippine capital.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JAY DIRECTO / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Ypres, Belgium — A poppy is pictured among the names of Commonwealth soldiers who died in World War I during a ceremony for Armistice Day, marking the 92th anniversary of the end of World War II at the Menin Gate in Ypres. Hundreds of thousands of soldiers from several countries died during the Battle of Ypres.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: YVES HERMAN / ReutersLink
Hiroshima, Japan — Participants look at a slogan made of candle lights in front of the gutted Atomic Bomb Dome on the eve of the opening of the annual World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Hiroshima. The past Noble Peace prize recipients including the Dalai Lama, Lech Walesa, Shirin Ebadi will attend the 11th annual summit, which will focus on nuclear nonproliferation issues in Hiroshima, where the atomic bomb was dropped by the U.S. near the end of World War II.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KIM KYUNG-HOON / ReutersLink
Paris, France — French President Nicolas Sarkozy lays a wreath during the Armistice Day ceremony at the statue of former French Prime Minister George Clemenceau in Paris.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: GONZALO FUENTES / ReutersLink
IRIOMOTE Japan — An oil-slicked Chinese crew member from a cargo ship is rescued by a Japan coast guard patrol vessel in the sea near Japan's southern island of Iriomote. A search was launched off southern Japan for 20 Chinese seamen from the cargo ship that went missing, with rescuers from Japan, China and Taiwan taking part. Five crew members have already been found.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ReutersLink
Seoul, South Korea — Protesters sit down during a demonstration against the G-20 summit in Seoul. As many as 10,000 laborers and activists planned a march toward the National Museum of Korea, where President Lee Myung Bak will host dinner for the G-20 leaders, including President Obama.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Seokyong LeeLink
Seoul, South Korea — Anti-G-20 protesters clash with South Korean police in the first day of the 2010 G-20 Summit in Seoul. World leaders have converged on Seoul 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
London, England — A police officer stands on duty outside the Conservative Party headquarters following a mass protest in central London. Prime Minister David Cameron condemned as unacceptable the violence at a demonstration against his government's plans to increase tuition fees for students. Protesters broke into the headquarters of Cameron's governing Conservative Party on Wednesday, smashing up the glass reception area.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TOBY MELVILLE / ReutersLink
Mecca, Saudi Arabia — Muslim pilgrims make their way to Hera cave on Mount Al-Noor during the annual haj pilgrimage in Mecca. The haj is one of the world's biggest displays of mass religious devotion and a duty for Muslims who can perform it.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MOHAMMED SALEM / ReutersLink
New Delhi, India — Farmers listen to a speaker during a protest. Hundreds of farmers marched toward parliament demanding higher compensation for land acquired by the government for a new nuclear power plant at Gorakhpur village in the northern Indian state of Haryana.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ADNAN ABIDI / ReutersLink
Gaza City, Gaza — A Palestinian woman walks past a mural depicting late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. Palestinians mark the sixth anniversary of Arafat's death.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SUHAIB SALEM / ReutersLink
Nowshera, Pakistan — Sumerah, 3, collects water from a well at a camp for flood victims in northwest Pakistan.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FAYAZ AZIZ / ReutersLink
Beijing, China — A woman walks past a soon-to-open Gap store in Beijing. The U.S. clothing retailer Gap opens its first store in China in Shanghai, calling it a major step in an international expansion aimed at doubling the proportion of its revenue from outside the United States.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FREDERIC J. BROWN / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
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