St. Petersburg, Russia — Believers light candles during celebrations for the religious holiday of the Nativity of the Most Holy Mother of God in the Kazan Cathedral. Believers also marked the 200th anniversary of the construction of the cathedral.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALEXANDER DEMIANCHUK / ReutersLink
Mangan, India — Rescued villagers react as a rescue helicopter takes off in Mangan in northeastern India. The death toll from a Himalayan quake exceeded 100 as rescuers reached some remote areas of Sikkim.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: EPALink
Surt, Libya — An anti-Kadafi fighter sits on a Soviet-made Scud missile with a fellow fighter outside a village near Surt, one of Moammar Kadafi's last remaining strongholds.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: GORAN TOMASEVIC / ReutersLink
Umerkot, Pakistan — A displaced boy, center, looks on as he and others collect water from a tanker in Sindh province. Flood victims camped out near inundated fields and crowded hospitals on Monday as authorities and international aid groups struggled to respond to Pakistan's second major bout of flooding in just over a year.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Muhammed Muheisen / Associated PressLink
Qalandia checkpoint, West Bank — Israeli soldiers keep their position during clashes with Palestinian stone throwers between the West Bank city of Ramallah and Jerusalem.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AHMAD GHARABLI / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Hebron, West Bank — Palestinian boys burn tires close to an Israeli army checkpoint near the Jewish settlers' zone of Abraham Avino in the center of Hebron.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: HAZEM BADER / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Mexico City — Visitors look at a sculpture entitled "Drift" by Australian sculptor Ron Mueck at the San Ildefonso Museum.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: HENRY ROMERO / ReutersLink
Quetta, Pakistan — Residents carry the coffin of a man, killed in a shootout by unidentified gunmen a day earlier, for burial. Gunmen opened fire on a bus in Pakistan's southwestern province of Baluchistan in a suspected sectarian attack, killing at least 26 Shiite Muslim pilgrims traveling to Iran.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NASEER AHMED / ReutersLink
Solo, Indonesia — Tori, a 5-year-old male orangutan, smokes a cigarette at the Taru Jurug Zoo. Zoo officials in Indonesia have launched a campaign to get an orangutan to stop smoking after a wildlife activist demanded the zoo to closely monitor the orangutans. Tori developed the habit after being given cigarettes from visitors.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MOHAMMAD ALI / EPALink
Srinagar, India — A Kashmiri woman rows a small boat loaded with weeds collected from the Dal Lake.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FAYAZ KABLI / ReutersLink
Centreville, Mich. — Kimmie Eaton, 10, of Centreville, Mich., rests on her two dairy cows inside a barn at the St. Joseph County Grange Fair. This is Kimmie's first year participating in 4-H.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jonathon Gruenke / Kalamazoo GazetteLink
Tokyo — A man makes his way through strong winds and rain from Typhoon Roke. The powerful typhoon was bearing down on Japan's tsunami-ravaged northeastern coast Wednesday, approaching a nuclear power plant crippled in that disaster and prompting calls for the evacuation of more than a million people.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Shizuo Kambayashi / Associated PressLink
Manila — A Filipino protester 'planks' during a rally marking the 39th anniversary of the declaration of martial law near the gates of Malacanang presidential palace. The protesters called on Philippine President Benigno Aquino III to learn from the lessons of martial law and release all political prisoners in the country. The Philippines was under martial law from 1972 to 1981 under the late President Ferdinand Marcos.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DENNIS M. SABANGAN / EPALink
Mangan, India — Villagers evacuated by helicopter in the wake of the Indian earthquake arrive.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Altaf Qadri / Associated PressLink
Chungthang, India — An earthquake survivor walks in the ruins of a government building damaged in Sunday's quake.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Altaf Qadri / Associated PressLink
Gangtok, India — Rescuers search for bodies in the wreckage of homes after the earthquake.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: STRDEL / AFPLink
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