Putrajaya, Malaysia — Two hot air balloons, one of which is designed to look like it is upside down, participate in the third Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SAEED KHAN / AFPLink
Rome — The Italian air force aerobatic unit Frecce Tricolori spreads green, white and red smoke, the colors of the Italian flag, to mark the 150th anniversary of Italy's unification.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FILIPPO MONTEFORTE / AFPLink
Cheltenham, England — Noble Prince, ridden by Tony McCoy, right, and Mr Thriller, center, jump a fence during the Jewson Novices' Chase on St. Patrick's Day at Cheltenham Racecourse. Noble Prince won the race.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: David Davies / PA WireLink
Washington — At the White House, the North Lawn Fountain spouts water dyed green on St. Patrick's Day.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MICHAEL REYNOLDS / EPALink
Chandigarh, India — Police use water cannons to disperse activists of the youth wing of the Congress party during a protest against unemployment.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AJAY VERMA / ReutersLink
Sana, Yemen — A woman attends a rally demanding the ouster of Yemen's president outside Sana University.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Khaled Abdullah / ReutersLink
Lahore, Pakistan — Pakistani riot police deploy outside the U.S. consulate during a protest by students against the release of CIA contractor Raymond Davis.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ARIF ALI / AFPLink
Otsuchi, Japan — A Japanese Self-Defense Force soldier prays before removing the body of a tsunami victim found in debris.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TAKASHI NOGUCHI / AFPLink
Katmandu, Nepal — A Nepalese Buddhist monk prepares for the first day of a three-day prayer meeting to pay homage to victims in quake-stricken Japan.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NARENDRA SHRESTHA / EPALink
More galleries on Frameworkreturn to gallery
Near the end of the year, the wire services send out their top photos of the year. From those we've chosen our favorites. Some of these images are part of larger collections.... View Post»
Isaias Garcia had labored for decades to raise a family in Torrance when, in 2009, the Zapotec Indian faced a... View Post»
Thursday's Pictures in the News begins in the Philippines, where a young Filipino boy is caught in the midst of a clash between protesters and police during a demonstration... View Post»