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A bronze sculpture called "Maman," by French-born U.S. artist Louise Bourgeois, is on display at Buerkli Square.


Demonstrators protest against collective-bargaining reforms in front of Spain's Labor Ministry.


A woman clips a picture of President Ali Abdullah Saleh to her clothes during a rally to show support for the embattled leader.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Khaled Abdullah / Reuters

A woman reenacts a crucifixion as part of a peace caravan led by poet Javier Sicilia, whose son was murdered by suspected drug-cartel hitmen. Hundreds are taking part in the weeklong procession to protest the country's drug war,

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gael Gonzalez / Reuters

A recently hatched Atlas moth is on display at the local zoo.


A doctor checks the blood pressure of yoga guru Baba Ramdev, who is on a hunger strike to demand government accountability after a series of corruption scandals.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gurinder Osan / Associated Press

People sit on a makeshift platform as their houses are filled with floodwater after a heavy monsoon rain.


Brazil's Carolina Salgado dives to return the ball as she and her sister, Maria, battle a U.S. team of Brooke Hanson and Laurie Fendrick at the FIVB Beach Volleyball Beijing Grand Slam.


A man looks at an art installation called "Sea Pink" at the Sculpture by the Sea exhibition.


A laboratory technician shows isolated E. coli bacteria at a Bulgarian Food Safety Agency laboratory. German vegetables caused an E. coli outbreak in Europe, investigators announced after tracking the bacteria from patients in hospital beds to restaurants and then farm fields.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Oleg Popov / Associated Press

Workers embroider a cloth at a small-scale factory at Dharavi, one of the world's largest shantytowns.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rajanish Kakade / Associated Press

Stranded passengers wait at Salgado Filho International Airport after flights in southern Brazil were suspended due to ash from the Puyehue volcano in Chile.


A woman holds a candle during a rally to urge the government to lower tuition for college students.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ahn Young-joon / Associated Press

A firefighter sprays water over charred ground after a blaze affecting over 5 square miles of Dorset's Upton Heath was brought under control.


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