An Afghan police officer leads a firefighter away from a burning fuel tanker on the Jalalabad-Kabul highway, east of Kabul. There were no casualties from the fire, caused by a bomb planted under the tanker that was carrying fuel for NATO forces, police officials said.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rahmat Gul / Associated PressLink
Stephanie Ward carries items out of her home surrounded by floodwaters after several days of heavy rain in the Midwest and South.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Darron Cummings / Associated PressLink
Mourners grieve during the funeral of rebel Ahmed al-Barasi, who they say was killed by forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Esam Fetori / ReutersLink
Two acrobats play tennis vertically while suspended 60 meters above the ground on the facade of a building to publicize the opening of the Madrid Open tennis tournament.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Pedro Armestre / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Nine-year-old twins Daniel Dane, right, and Daniel Nelson play with their father's horse Almirante, in a stable at a farm on the outskirts of Havana.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Desmond Boylan / ReutersLink
A keeper feeds four young tawny owls at a bird sanctuary. The 4-week-old birds are being raised by hand.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rolf Haid / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A child stands under the torrent of a tube well to bathe.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rajesh Kumar Singh / Associated PressLink
President Barack Obama released his "long-form" birth certificate to try to quiet a debate that he was not born in the United States.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ReutersLink
Suspected militant Abdullah Sunata stands behind bars in a holding cell at East Jakarta District Court. Sunata, one of Indonesia's top terror suspects, was sentenced to 10 years in jail for helping set up a jihadi training camp in Aceh province.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Achmad Ibrahim / Associated PressLink
Queen Elizabeth II arrives to open the Sainsbury Laboratory for Plant Sciences in the University of Cambridge Botanic Garden.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andrew Winning / Getty ImagesLink
Rescuers look for survivors in the wreckage of a derailed train. At least six people were killed and 60 others injured when the train carrying Chinese tourists was hit by a falling tree at a popular mountain spot, officials said.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A Kosovo Albanian women stands in front of a wall depicting the names of people still missing from the 1998-99 conflict in the Balkan state in observance of the Day of Missing Persons. About 2,000 people, mostly Albanians, remain unaccounted for since the fighting ended.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Armend Nimani / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
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