Libyan rebel fighters claimed to be in control of most of Tripoli on Monday after their lightning advance on the capital heralded the fall of Moammar Kadafi's nearly 42-year regime. Scattered battles were erupting and Kadafi's whereabouts remained unknown.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sergey Ponomarev / Associated PressLink
Demonstrators wave flags of the old kingdom of Libya, used by Libya's National Transitional Council, during a protest against Kadafi outside the Libyan embassy in Ankara.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ADEM ALTAN / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Kashmiri Muslim women pray at the Hazratbal Shrine in Srinagar during an observance of Martyr Day, which honors Ali, the prophet Muhammad's son-in-law. Ali was killed on the 21st day of the holy month of Ramadan some 1,400 years ago.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FAROOQ KHAN / EPALink
Josh Redman from South Africa wipes out as fellow countryman Frank Solomon surfs a wave at an offshore reef. Surfers paddling into winter's biggest swells are eligible for the Rebel Sessions Awards, which recognize the best surfing over a season of Cape Town's big waves.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NIC BOTHMA / EPALink
In a satellite image provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Irene can be seen reaching hurricane strength as it moves across Puerto Rico towards Hispaniola in the Caribbean. Irene, the first hurricane of the Atlantic storm season, brought torrential rains and winds to Puerto Rico, downing trees and power lines and flooding streets. The expected path will bring Irene through the Bahamas and will likely hit parts of the U.S. East Coast.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Handout / Getty ImagesLink
Men walk past tankers, used to carry fuel for NATO forces in Afghanistan, that were attacked by unidentified gunmen on the outskirts of Quetta.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: STR / ReutersLink
Indian youth in Mumbai make a human pyramid to reach and break the Dahi Handi, an earthen pot filled with yogurt, as they celebrate Janamashtami, the birthday of the Hindu God Krishna.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rafiq Maqbool / Associated PressLink
A child dressed as the Hindu god Krishna takes part in Janamashtami celebrations to mark the birthday of the Hindu god.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Pavel Rahman / Associated PressLink
The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial is seen in Washington, D.C, ahead of its dedication next weekend.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Charles Dharapak / Associated PressLink
Pakistani security officials stand guard during a procession to observe the death anniversary of Ali, the son-in-law of the prophet Muhammad, in Karachi.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: REHAN KHAN / EPALink
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