Peshawar, Pakistan — A mosque in Peshwar glows brightly at dusk during celebrations marking Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi, the birthday of the Prophet Mohammad. Muslims across Pakistan will celebrate the anniversary of his birth Wednesday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: A. MAJEED / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Giza, Egypt — A lone visitor watches the sound and light show at the Giza pyramids. With tourism accounting for 6% of Egypt's gross domestic product, the country's economy has taken a huge hit after foreign tourists fled the country during the recent uprising.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: John Moore / Getty ImagesLink
Mumbai, India — A man drinks tea outside a makeshift tea stand near a construction site in Mumbai.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DANISH SIDDIQUI / REUTERSLink
Liverpool, England — The Runner, by artist Faith Bebbington, is part of the Liverpool Discovers Art Celebration in the English city.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christopher Furlong / Getty ImagesLink
Port-Au-Prince, Haiti — Haitian Prime Minister Jean Max Bellerive, right, listens as former U.S. President Bill Clinton speaks to the media after a meeting of the Interim Haiti Recovery Commission with Haitian presidential candidates.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allison Shelley / Getty ImagesLink
New York — Models present creations from the Bibhu Mahapotra fall/winter 2011 collection during New York Fashion Week.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ERIC THAYER / REUTERSLink
New York — A quintet of sliders are pictured backstage before the Herve Leger by Max Azria fall/winter 2011 collection show during New York Fashion Week.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ERIC THAYER / REUTERSLink
Finland — Finland's four-time world rally champion Juha Kankkunen races a Bentley Continental Supersports convertible on the hazardous frozen waters of the Baltic Sea off the Finnish coast, reaching a top speed of 205.48 mph and setting a new world speed record on ice.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BENTLEY MOTORS / EPALink
Ottawa, Canada — Members of PETA pet a dog during a protest on Parliament Hill in Ottawa opposing the Canadian seal hunt.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: CHRIS WATTIE / REUTERSLink
London — Larry, a 4-year-old street-smart tabby with a license to kill, has been brought to 10 Downing Street, the British prime minister's London residence, to deal with a gang of brazen rodents that openly parades before the media.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: POOL PHOTO / REUTERSLink
Port Clyde, Maine — Freshly-caught shrimp huddle together at the Port Clyde Fresh Catch processing facility in Maine. The shrimp season may close early for the second year in a row due to the harvest quickly approaching the 8.8-million-pound limit set by scientists last fall.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Pat Wellenbach / Associated PressLink
St. Petersburg, Russia — Against a backdrop of the setting sun, steam from a thermal power plant is silhouetted during evening rush hour.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALEXANDER DEMIANCHUK / REUTERSLink
Karlsruhe, Germany — Greenpeace activists chain themselves to railway tracks at the former nuclear-fuel reprocessing plant WAK. About 35 anti-nuclear activists were protesting the scheduled transport of 56 tons of nuclear waste from the plant, which was shut down two decades ago.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ULI DECK / EPALink
Kiev, Ukraine — A woman places flowers near the monument dedicated to soldiers who died during the Soviet campaign in Afghanistan as Ukrainians mark the 22nd anniversary of the end of Afghan war.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SERGEY DOLZHENKO / EPALink
Sanaa, Yemen — Hundreds of anti-government demonstrators and government loyalists fought with rocks and batons in the Yemeni capital on Tuesday in political unrest fueled by the Egyptian uprising.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Khaled Abdullah / ReutersLink
Patan, Nepal — A devotee offers water to a man portraying the Hindu god Madhav Narayan during the Madhav Narayan Mela. The month-long festival dedicated to Madhav Narayan and goddess Swasthani involves the recitation of folk tales about miraculous feats performed by them in Hindu households.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NAVESH CHITRAKAR / ReutersLink
Mombasa, Kenya — A relative of one of the 39 Kenyan crew members who were among those held captive by Somali pirates for five months reacts as the released crew return to Mombasa.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: - / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Kinokawa, Japan — Workers wearing protective suits disinfect a poultry farm in western Japan where the bird flu virus has been found.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ReutersLink
Sidon, Lebanon — Members of a Lebanese Sufi Muslim group perform during a ritual to commemorate the birth of Prophet Mohammed.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALI HASHISHO / ReutersLink
Pyeongchang, South Korea — Visitors pose for a photo in front of a snow sculpture during an ice festival in Pyeongchang. Pyeongchang is making its third straight bid for the 2018 Winter Olympics.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ahn Young-joon / Associated PressLink
Atlanta — Jack Black and young students take part in a naming ceremony for a 3-month-old giant panda cub born at the Atlanta Zoo.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: David Goldman / Associated PressLink
New York — A komondor takes a lap around the ring during the 135th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. The show, one of the most prestigious dog shows in the world, was in the second of its two days at Madison Square Garden in New York.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
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