A woman admires flacons on display at the Osthaus Museum in Hagen, Germany. The exhibition, "Flacons -- Haute Couture of Scents," presents the history of perfume and consists of more than 2,000 historical and modern flacons.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JULIAN STRATENSCHULTE / EPALink
Rena Joshita of Japan tumbles at the finish line in her heat of the 100-meter hurdles at the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, China. Beside her is Wallapa Punsoongneun of Thailand.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PHILIPPE LOPEZ / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Bangladeshi acid-attack survivors Durjoy, 6, from left, and Hasina take part in an awareness rally about violence against women in Dhaka. The rally was organized by Campaign to Work With Men and Boys, a national network. Acid attacks against females are common in Cambodia, Afghanistan, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and other nearby countries.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDREW BIRAJ / ReutersLink
Student protesters target a police van during a demonstration against an increase in university tuition in central London.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anthony Devlin / Associated PressLink
An aerial view of destroyed houses on Yeonpyeong Island, South Korea, in the disputed waters of the Yellow Sea after North Korea fired dozens of artillery shells the day before.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DONG-A ILBO / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
The South Korean Coast Guard evacuates residents from Yeonpyeong Island after North Korea fired dozens of artillery shells the day before.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A boy carries a poster of antiterrorist squad chief Hemant Karkare, who died in the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, on the banks of the River Tawi in Jammu. A 10-day long prayer ceremony will begin Thursday on the banks of the river in remembrance of the martyrs and victims of the Nov. 26, 2008 attacks.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Channi Anand / Associated PressLink
A farmer carries a harvest near Guwahati, India.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: STR / EPALink
Members of a marching band and devotees reach for free food during a procession to mark the martyrdom of the ninth Sikh Guru Tegh Bahadur in New Delhi.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kevin Frayer / Associated PressLink
A woman walks past "The Dead Smile" display by artist G.R. Iranna during the "Finding India" exhibition at the Taipei Museum of Contemporary Art. Irrana's artwork is said to represent acting blindly, choosing a path without understanding and its implications. Iranna has had solo exhibitions in Egypt, the United States, Hong Kong, Germany and the United Kingdom.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NICKY LOH / ReutersLink
Orthodox Coptic Christian men cover their faces after Egyptian riot police fire tear gas canisters in Cairo. Hundreds of Christians clashed with riot police in a protest over church construction in which one person was killed and dozens were wounded, witnesses and security sources said.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ASMAA WAGUIH / ReutersLink
Palestinian Omar Salahat, 74, from the West Bank village of Al-Badhan, weaves a reed basket to sell in the market in his village.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ABED OMAR QUSINI / ReutersLink
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