Bonn, Germany — The new sculpture "In Seven Days Time" by German artist Katharina Grosse dwarfs a passerby in its new home outside the Bonn art museum.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rolf Vennenbernd / European Pressphoto AgencyLink
Hamburg, Germany — A schedule board at the Hamburg airport shows mostly cancellations and one almost six-hour delay for flights caused by the ash cloud from Iceland's Grimsvotn volcano.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christian Charisius / European Pressphoto AgencyLink
Phnom Penh, Cambodia — A woman with a painted face attends a protest at Freedom Park, where about 100 activists appealed to the government to save the nation's Prey Lang forests. Protesters, who call themselves Cambodia's "Avatars", had their bodies painted in green and blue and wore traditional ethnic Kuy clothes, including hats made from tree materials.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Samrang Pring / ReutersLink
Allahabad, India — A man bathes in water from a roadside pipe. Several parts of India are reeling under a heat wave.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rajesh Kumar Singh / Associated PressLink
Wuhan, China — Plants sprout as small streams of water begin to fill the cracks of the dried-up bed of a branch of the Hanjiang River. The worst drought in 50 years has hit the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River, affecting 9.89 million people in four central Chinese provinces.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ReutersLink
Paris — Members of the activist group Oxfam wear giant papier mâché heads representing, from left, British Prime Minister David Cameron, President Obama, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, Italian President Silvio Berlusconi, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan, in front of the Eiffel Tower. Their real-life counterparts are meeting in France starting Thursday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Julien Muguet / ReutersLink
Jerusalem — Head dummies model scarves at a shop in the Old City.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ronen Zvulun / ReutersLink
Beijing — A child's concentration wanders during class at a school in the suburbs of Beijing.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Petar Kujundzic / ReutersLink
Deauville, France — Police officers on horses and motorcycles patrol the beach near the G-8 summit venue in Normandy.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Markus Schreiber / Associated PressLink
Madrid — A man acknowledges his fellow protesters as they settle in for an all-night demonstration at Sol Square. Thousands of Spaniards defied a ban on pre-election demonstrations to express discontent with political parties and the country's handling of the economic crisis.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Emilio Morenatti / Associated PressLink
Katmandu, Nepal — A security officer kicks a supporter of the pro-monarch National Democratic Party who during a protest had broken through a police barrier to a forbidden area near Nepal's Constitutional Assembly building.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gemunu Amarasinghe / Associated PressLink
Paris — Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki elevates into a serve in a shoe-top view of her second-round match in the French Open against Canada's Aleksandra Wozniak at Roland Garros stadium.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Patrick Kovarik / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan — Wearing gas masks and protective suits, members of Kyrgyzstan's Scorpion special forces unit take part in training exercises.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Vyacheslav Oseledko / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Minsk, Belarus — A vendor at a street market sets up his display amid a time of economic turmoil for Belarussians, who have been sweeping stores in a frantic attempt to spend their devaluing currency as prices on imported goods soar.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: VIKTOR DRACHEV / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
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