Files are strewn on the floor of the burned central government building in Derna.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles TimesLink
Egyptian guest workers board a bus to take them home as hundreds of vehicles jam the road out of strife-torn Libya.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles TimesLink
A Tunisian woman fleeing the unrest in Libya quenches her thirst aboard a bus just after crossing into Tunisia at Ras Jdir.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: YANNIS BEHRAKIS / REUTERSLink
The remains of cars crushed by collapsed buildings are found near the center of Christchurch after a magnitude 6.3 earthquake devastated New Zealand's second-largest city on Tuesday, killing and injuring scores of people.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TRACEY NEARMY / European Pressphoto AgencyLink
A young girl on her midterm school vacation runs down an alleyway in the Gorton area of Manchester. Save the Children said that as many as 1.6 million children in the United Kingdom live in poverty, with the Manchester area of Gorton and Tower Hamlets in London topping the survey, accounting for 27% of those affected.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christopher Furlong / Getty ImagesLink
A U.S. Marine from the 1st Battalion, 8th Marines, Alpha Company, looks out as an evening storm gathers above an outpost near Kunjak in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FINBARR O'REILLY / REUTERSLink
Fireworks marking Russia's Defender of the Fatherland Day light up the night sky over Moscow.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DENIS SINYAKOV / REUTERSLink
Denis Kornilov of Russia trains for the Ski Jumping Normal Hill individual competition at the Nordic Skiing World Championships at Holmenkollen, near the Norwegian capital.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SRDJAN SUKI / European Pressphoto AgencyLink
Protesters opposing Republican Gov. Scott Walker's attempt to push through a bill to restrict collective bargaining for most government workers occupy a hallway at the state Capitol in Madison.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Scott Olson / Getty ImagesLink
Models display creations of Gucci's Fall-Winter 2011-12 ready-to-wear collection during Fashion Week in Milan.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: CHRISTOPHE SIMON / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Ranga, an 18-week-old tiger cub, receives physiotherapy in a water basin at the Halle zoo. The cub became paralyzed in both hind legs a few weeks after birth.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: WALTRAUDÂ GRUBITZSCH / European Pressphoto AgencyLink
Magoma, a baby giraffe born two weeks ago, stays close to his mother, Koobi, in their enclosure at the Cologne zoo.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hermann J. Knippertz / Associated PressLink
A Tunisian woman carries her bags past the Ras Jdir border post between Libya and Tunisia, near the Tunisian city of Ben Guerdane, after leaving Libya. Hundreds more Tunisians fled Libya to escape unrest.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: LIONEL BONAVENTURE / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Anti-government demonstrators throw a prisoner pardoned by King Hamed ibn Isa Khalifa into the air at Pearl Square. Bahrain has freed 23 people accused of trying to topple the island's Sunni Muslim monarchy.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: James Lawler Duggan / ReutersLink
The rising sun mirrors on a windscreen covered with ice crystals. Temperatures dropped to 4 below zero Fahrenheit during the night.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ARNO BURGI / EPALink
A billboard stands in front of a Baptist church that was destroyed in Tuesday's earthquake.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TIM WIMBORNE / ReutersLink
Evidence of the quake is seen in central Christchurch.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Mitchell / New Zealand HeraldLink
A burning policeman tries to escape after a gasoline bomb was thrown at him during riots in front of the parliament building in Athens. A general strike is underway against austerity measures.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANGELOS TZORTZINIS / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Rohingya asylum seekers from Myanmar rest at a temporary shelter. About 129 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar are staying in Aceh, Indonesia, after being rescued by fishermen when their ship's engine failed. The Rohingyas are a Muslim minority from Rakhine state in the west of predominantly Buddhist Myanmar.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: HOTLI SIMANJUNTAK / EPALink
Two men cleave the snow on their hike up Jenner Peak.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TOBIAS HASE / EPALink
A gray whale surfaces in the Ojo de Liebre lagoon. The coastal lagoon is located in the middle of the Baja California peninsula and is one of three primary breeding and calving grounds for the gray whale.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Guillermo Arias / Associated PressLink
Mannequins are set on a wall during a fashion event.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARCOS BRINDICCI / ReutersLink
Members of Brunei's armed forces march past the royal dais during the celebration of Brunei National Day.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ahim Rani / RuetersLink
A Hindu holy man feeds his monkey a strawberry from his mouth at the Pashupati Temple in Kathmandu.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NAVESH CHITRAKAR / ReutersLink
Residents and students plant tree seedlings at a protected rainforest site. The provincial government of Camarines Sur aims to plant 12 million trees by 2012.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ERIK DE CASTRO / ReutersLink
A skier heads to the jumping tower at the site of the Ski World Championships, which open Wednesday night in Oslo.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jens Meyer / Associated PressLink
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