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A single white flower is placed at the National September 11 Memorial on the day it opened to the public.


An overview of the World Trade Center site and National September 11 Memorial, which was scheduled to open to the public Monday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Rourke / Associated Press

A woman at the September 11 Memorial touches a panel bearing names of those killed in the 2001 attacks.


A visitor reacts while reading names of victims at the National September 11 Memorial.


A boy carries a chair away during looting of City Hall, a day after the country's general elections. Residents began looting to protest the reelection of Mayor Benjamin Vazquez, claiming election fraud.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rodrigo Abd / Associated Press

Joseph Mwangi, 34, sits dazed after finding the charred remains of two of his children in the wreckage of a fuel pipeline explosion. The explosion turned part of a slum into an inferno in which scores of people were killed and more than 100 hurt.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ben Curtis / Associated Press

A Zoroastrian priest performs a ritual at a fire temple. Zoroastrians are recognized in the Iranian constitution as religious minorities who have their own lawmaker in parliament. Zoroastrianism lost popularity in Iran after Muslim Arabs conquered Persia in the 7th century.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press

A firefighting aircraft drops water in the resort city of Marbella. A forest fire burning out of control forced the evacuation of several hundred homes in the nearby town of Mijas.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sergio Torres / Associated Press

With monsoon clouds looming in the distance, people flee their flooded village in Sindh province.


Rebel fighters pray at a checkpoint near the town 100 miles west of Sirte, one of Moammar Kadafi's remaining strongholds.


Supporters of African National Congress Youth League leader Julius Malema sing outside the court that found Malema guilty of hate speech for singing an anti-apartheid anthem whose translated lyrics mean "shoot the white farmer." After the verdict some Malema supporters began singing the same song outside the court, in open defiance of the court order. No action was taken against them.


Naim Ullah Khattak, right, a representative of the Pakistan election commission, verifies the eligibility of voters on the outskirts of Islamabad using a list from a national database. Pakistan claims it has already registered 93% of the country's adult population, issuing some 86 million voter identity cards, and plans to complete registration in the next six months.


Traders work at the stock exchange as Germany's DAX share index dipped below 5,000 points. Banking stocks were the biggest losers amid persistent concerns over the eurozone debt crisis.


A worker for German car manufacturer Audi is mirrored in a facade during final preparations for the International Motor Show. The world's largest auto show opens with a preview for the media Tuesday.


Humboldt penguins swim at Marineland on the Spanish Balearic island of Mallorca.


Boys climb atop an image of the Hindu elephant god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, after it was immersed in the waters of Tank Bund Lake to mark the end of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival.


Boys collect coconuts thrown into the Sabarmati River as offerings by worshipers after the ritual immersion of idols of the Hindu elephant god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity.


Gales and high tides lash the coast of northwest England as the remnants of Hurricane Katia reach British shores. The second stage of the Tour of Britain was canceled because of high winds across Monday's route.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: John Giles / Associated Press

A fisherman lifts his net from the waters of the Brahmaputra River.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: European Pressphoto Agency

U.S. fans show their colors at the 2011 Rugby World Cup match between Ireland and the United States. Ireland defeated the U.S., 22-10.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ryan Pierse / Getty Images

Novak Djokovic of Serbia reacts after winning match point against Rafael Nadal of Spain at the conclusion of the men's final on Day 15 of the 2011 U.S. Open.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matthew Stockman / Getty Images

So-called deer-men dancers holding reindeer antlers perform the Abbots Bromley Horn Dance, believed to be the oldest folk dance in Britain. The dance starts in the early morning at the village church. A melodian player accompanies the dancers as they parade around the parish. Some of the antlers used in the traditional Wakes Monday dance have been carbon dated to be over 1,000 years old.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christopher Furlong / Getty Images

Argentina basketball star Luis Scola holds the trophy aloft as teammates celebrate winning the 2011 FIBA Americas Championship with an 80-75 victory over Brazil.


Laborers work on precarious scaffolding at the Sabarmati Riverfront Development Project site.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ajit Solanki / Associated Press

A young girl walks among statues of horses built as a tribute to Genghis Khan, who according to legend is buried in an unmarked tomb nearby.


Models prepare backstage for the Betsey Johnson Spring 2012 fashion show, part of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mike Coppola / Getty Images

Sumatran tiger cubs, two of three male siblings born Aug. 6, snuggle at the L.A. Zoo. Their mother, Melukakan, will raise them off-exhibit until December, when they will have matured enough to make their public debut.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tad Montaya / Associated Press

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The National September 11 Memorial in New York opens to the public a day after the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks; in Pochuta, Guatemala, residents protest the reelection of mayor Benjamin Vazquez, claiming election fraud; while in Libya, rebel fighters pray at a checkpoint near the town of Abu Grein, one of Moammar Kadafi’s remaining strongholds.

A leaking gasoline pipeline in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi explodes, turning part of a slum into an inferno and killing scores of people, with many others injured. A forest fire forces the evacuation of several hundred homes in the Spanish town of Mijas near the resort city of Marbella; in Pakistan, people flee their flooded village in Sindh province as monsoon clouds loom; and in Britain, gales and high tides sweep the northwest English coast, the remnants of Hurricane Katia.

The German DAX share index dips below 5,000, with banking stocks taking the biggest hit amid persistent concerns over the eurozone debt crisis; Novak Djokovic of Serbia defeats Rafael Nadal of Spain to win the 2011 U.S. Open in New York; while close to home, a pair of sibling Sumatran tiger cubs, part of a furry trio born Aug. 6, snuggle up at the Los Angeles Zoo.

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