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Afghan policemen fire toward a building which Taliban insurgents took over during an attack near the U.S. Embassy. A civilian was killed and 16 people wounded, an Afghan health ministry spokesman said.


Firemen transport the body of a passenger at the crash of two passenger trains and a bus whose driver drove around barriers in an attempt to cross the tracks. A train slammed into the bus and then was struck by another train in the massive rush-hour collision at a suburban train station that left at least seven people dead and 100 injured, police said.


Pfc. Allen Eakley, left, from the 2nd Platoon of Alpha 177 Fa, loads a 155-millimeter artillery unit with a comrade at Forward Operating Base Kuschamond. The Taliban are leading a bloody 10-year insurgency in Afghanistan. There are around 140,000 foreign troops in the country.


A volunteer wades through a river after trying to recover fire victims who drowned at the Sinai slum in the industrial area of Kenya's capital. At least 75 bodies have been recovered after petrol that had spilled into an open sewer caught fire and sent a wave of flame through the densely populated slum, police said.


Men on horseback chase a bull during the "Toro de la Vega" festival. A bull is lanced to death by hundreds of men riding horses or on foot during the annual festival that has been celebrated since 1453. Animal rights activists have repeatedly asked for the festival to be banned due to the prolonged suffering of the bull.


A boy (L) plays under a makeshift walkway along the flooded streets of the town of Sena in Ayutthaya province September 13, 2011. Weeks of heavy monsoon rains and a tropical storm in Thailand have caused widespread floods and mudslides, killing at least 84 people since late July, including a French tourist.


Twin baby red pandas, also known as firefoxes, Kit and Kitty come head to head at Tierpark zoo. They were born in captivity and are indigenous to South China and the Himalayas.


A construction worker pushes a cart on top of a building on a hazy day near the central business district.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alexander F. Yuan / Associated Press

Lightning flashes over the Las Vegas Strip during a thunderstorm. Stormy weather is expected to continue through Thursday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ethan Miller / Getty Images

A high intensity flame is used to melt gold as a jeweler prepares to make another design for it Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011 in Manila, Philippines. With the high price of gold, the government is anticipating a gold rush and gave warning against the proliferation of illegal and dangerous mining as investors flee to the relative safety of the metal amid the continuing financial volatility in the United States and Europe.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Pat Roque / Associated Press

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Highlights in Tuesday’s Pictures in the News are photos from Kabul, Afghanistan, where insurgents attacked the U.S. Embassy; from Buenos Aires, where a bus was hit by two trains; Las Vegas. where lightning flashed over theĀ  Strip during a thunderstorm; Berlin’s Tierpark zoo for twin baby red pandas Kit and Kitty.

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