Tripoli, Libya — A passenger aircraft destroyed by overnight shelling smolders at the Tripoli International Airport.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sergey Ponomarev / Associated PressLink
Nairobii, Kenya — A young girl braids the hair of her broken doll in the sprawling Kibera slum, one of the largest and poorest in Africa and home to almost a million people.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: THOMAS MUKOYA / REUTERSLink
Earth orbit — An image taken by a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration satellite shows Hurricane Irene approaching North Carolina. The U.S. government urged 55 million people in its path to prepare for the powerful storm bringing high winds and heavy rain as it was about to make landfall.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NOAA / REUTERSLink
Monterrey, Mexico — Burnt slot machines at the Casino Royale in Monterrey are virtually unrecognizable after the crowded casino was set ablaze by armed men, killing at least 52 people. Mexican President Felipe Calderon declared three days of mourning and demanded a crackdown on drugs in the United States in the wake of the brutal attack.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Josue Gonzalez / REUTERSLink
Thessaloniki, Greece — A man emerges from the smoke of a forest fire at Thessaloniki's Seih Sou park, which overlooks the city. Greek officials ordered evacuations after wildfires destroyed 10,000 acres of forest and crop fields in the country's northeast.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SAKIS MITROLIDIS / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Spa, Belgium — Australian driver Mark Webber pulls into the pits at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit during the first practice session of the Belgium Formula One Grand Prix.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BEN STANSALL / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Budapest, Hungary — Vitush, a 19-year-old polar bear, keeps cool during lunch at the Budapest Zoo and Botanical Garden as temperatures approached 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ATTILA KISBENEDEK / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Tripoli, Libya — Libyan rebels remove green flags from poles at the Abu Salim square in Tripoli, as the opposition forces announced their leadership in the capital, boosted by a U.N. decision to free up millions of dollars in aid money and despite not having captured strongman Moammar Kadafi.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PATRICK BAZ / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Cape May, N.J. — A lighthouse sits in the path of Hurricane Irene. The Cape May Department of Emergency Management ordered the evacuation of all residents and visitors of Cape May County in anticipation of a direct hit by Hurricane Irene.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: William Thomas Cain / Getty ImagesLink
Qalandiya, West Bank — An Israeli border policeman is seen along with shadows of Palestinian women as they wait to cross into Jerusalem from Israel's Qalandiya checkpoint outside the West Bank city of Ramallah.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DARREN WHITESIDE / ReutersLink
Kamenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina — A boy stands under a waterfall in a village about 93 miles from the capital, Sarajevo. Temperatures in the past few days in Bosnia have hit 104 degrees Fahrenheit.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DADO RUVIC / ReutersLink
Frankfurt, Germany — A woman jogs through a park as meteorologists forecast sinking temperatures and clouds.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PATRICK PLEUL / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Jakarta, Indonesia — A man sleeps outside Pasar Senen train station while waiting for a train that will take him back to his hometown. Millions of Indonesian Muslims are leaving the capital to return to their hometowns for the Eid al-Fitr celebrations with their families and to mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ENNY NURAHENI / ReuetrsLink
Pattani, Thailand — A Thai Muslim boy reads the Koran as he attends the last Friday prayer of the year's holy fasting month of Ramadan at the Central Mosque.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TUWAEDANIYA MERINGING / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Manila, Philippines — Residents clash with anti-riot policemen during a demolition attempt at a slum area. Hundreds of residents barricaded part of a main road, leading to their homes, as a demolition team backed by anti-riot policemen arrived to demolish their houses. Some 2.63 million people or 23% of Manila's population live in slums, a number that is growing about 2% every year.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NOEL CELIS / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
New Delhi, India — A supporter of veteran Indian social activist Anna Hazare waves India's national flag at the grounds where Hazare is fasting in New Delhi. India's parliament prepared on Friday to debate the anti-corruption proposals of a self-styled Gandhian activist in a move to end an 11-day hunger strike that has united millions of Indians against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's government.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ADNAN ABIDI / ReutersLink
Calcutta, India — Indian students take part in a candlelight prayer as part of commemorations of the 101st anniversary of Mother Teresa's birth. Mother Teresa was born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu on Aug. 26, 1910, to Albanian parents in Skopje. She began her missionary work with the poor in Calcutta in 1948, and won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979. Following her death in 1997 she was beatified by Pope John Paul II and given the title Blessed Teresa of Calcutta.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PIYAL ADHIKARY / EPALink
Kelso, Scotland — Lance Corporal Johnnie Miller and Trooper Joe Boot of the Household Cavalry rehearse at Floors Castle in preparation for massed Pipe Band day in Kelso. The event, being held on Sunday, will feature the first Scottish performance of the Household Cavalry's Musical ride in more than 10 years.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jeff J Mitchell / Getty ImagesLink
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