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A Filipino boy stands behind a vehicle to keep out of the cold wind in a heavy downpour. Tropical Storm Meari will make its presence known as it strengthens into a Category 1 typhoon sometime between Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. It will continue on its northwesterly course to the northeast of the Philippines.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Aaron Favila / Associated Press

Personnel from Minot Air Force Base work through the night building dikes as the rising Souris River is all but certain to engulf thousands of homes. Some 11,000 residents were ordered to evacuate as the waters are expected to crest sometime on Sunday or Monday at record levels.


Pedestrians use a crossing as a giant video screen casts light on the road during heavy rain.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andy Wong / Associated Press

Divers work Tuesday to salvage a Greek air force Mirage 2000 jet fighter from the bottom of the Aegean Sea near the island of Samos after it crashed on June 9. Both crew members ejected before the crash and were rescued unhurt by a military vessel.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Greek Air Force

A humpback whale breaches outside of Sydney Heads at the beginning of whale watching season. The first day of winter in New South Wales marks the start of the humpback and southern right whale migrations from southern regions to the north and warmer waters.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Cameron Spencer / Getty Images

A man carries a bag near a mural showing loyalist Ulster Volunteer Force gunmen on a wall in a predominantly Protestant area of east Belfast. Violence in the Catholic Short Strand enclave of mainly Protestant east Belfast has come at the start of the "marching season," a time of annual parades by Protestants which has triggered violent protests by Catholics in the past.


A girl sits as women pray during an anti-government demonstration to demand the ouster of Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh.


Protesters cover their mouths as they run through a cloud of tear gas during a demonstration. Senegal President Abdoulaye Wade has withdrawn a proposed change to the country's electoral law, the government said, after the bill sparked clashes between riot police and protesters in the heart of the capital.


People take part in a synchronized mass exercise as part of a government campaign to promote fitness at Olympic Forest Park.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alexander F. Yuan / Associated Press

Laborers are silhouetted at daybreak as they unload steel rods at the site of a bridge construction project.


A U.S. soldier stands on a guard tower as the sun rises at Combat Outpost Sabari in Khost province. President Obama ordered all 33,000 U.S. "surge" troops home from Afghanistan by next summer, declared the beginning of the end of the war and vowed to turn to "nation building" at home.


Plumes both large and small spray water ice from multiple locations along the famed "tiger stripes" near the south pole of Saturn's moon Enceladus. The Cassini spacecraft has discovered the best evidence yet for a large-scale saltwater reservoir beneath the icy crust of the moon. The data came from the spacecraft's direct analysis of salt-rich ice grains close to the jets ejected from the moon. The tiger stripes are fissures that spray icy particles, water vapor and organic compounds.


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Water, when we have too much of it, can be a problem, as the first two images in Thursday’s Pictures in the News show. They show a boy huddled in the cold rain of Tropical Storm Meari in Manila while in Minot, N.D., preparations are being made for inevitable flooding from the Souris River.

Also water-related are shots of pedestrians in the rain in Beijing, divers recovering a Greek air force Mirage 2000 jet fighter from the bottom of the Aegean Sea and a humpback whale breaching outside Sydney, Australia.

Not all the photos are all wet, so take a look.

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