Islamabad, Pakistan — A Pakistani man showers in a watercourse.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MUHAMMED MUHEISEN / Associated PressLink
Rathen, Germany — A couple look over the fog-covered forests in the Saxon Switzerland region.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ARNO BURGI / EPALink
Manila, Philippines — Filipino children frolic in bubbles blown by strong winds at a flood-control facility in Taguig city, south of Manila. Thousands of families were displaced as typhoon Nesat struck the Philippines.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FRANCIS R. MALASIG / EPALink
Hanover, Germany — Drops of morning dew dot a blowball in Hanover. Sunshine and blue skies at the end of September make up for a rather cold summer in Germany.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JULIANâ STRATENSCHULTE / EPALink
Brasilia, Brazil — A woman walks near brooms placed by members of the Rio de Paz (Peace Rio) non-governmental organization at the National Congress as a form of protest in Brasilia. A total of 594 brooms, which represent the number of congressmen in the country, were placed at the Esplanade of Ministries to symbolize the need to "sweep off" corruption in the Brazilian National Congress.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: UESLEI MARCELINO / ReutersLink
Dali, China — A Chinese Bai ethnic minority fisherman pulls two cormorants away from a fish during fishing-opening festival at Erhai Lake in Dali. The cormorants are domesticated for fishing.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SHENG LI / ReutersLink
Manila, Philippines — A mother uses an improvised banca or bamboo raft to help her children cross floodwaters brought by typhoon Nesat, north of Manila. The Philippines on Wednesday began tallying the damage bill from the powerful typhoon, which killed at least 21 people and left behind flooded towns, overflowing dams and damage to rice crops across northern Luzon island.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROMEO RANOCO / ReutersLink
Navotas, Philippines — A man hangs on to what remains of a house that was built on stilts as he tries to recover belongings after typhoon Nesat wiped out most of his neighbors' homes along a coastal village in Navotas.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Aaron Favila / Associated PressLink
Tindharia, India — A portion of National Highway 55 is destroyed after it collapsed at Tindharia hills. Several cracks were found on the highway after a 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck the area Sept. 18. Military helicopters are being used to reach remote villages in northeast India that were cut off by the earthquake, which killed at least 110 people in four countries.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DIPTENDU DUTTA / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
New Delhi, India — A child watches rescue workers from a window next to a building that collapsed in New Delhi. Broken beams and mounds of clay lie in heaps Wednesday after the three-story residential building collapsed in the Indian capital, killing at least seven people and highlighting the dangerous housing conditions among the city's poor.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gurinder Osan / Associated PressLink
Athens, Greece — Pensioners burn their tax bureau statement in protest of the huge surtax on real estate during a demonstration outside the Ministry of Finance in Athens.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALKIS KONSTANTINIDIS / EPALink
Kiev, Ukraine — An activist from the Ukrainian feminist group FEMEN protests at the Kiev Pecherskyi District Court. Members of the group arrived at trial after undressing in public the previous day to protest against a rise in prostitution expected in the former Soviet republic during the upcoming the Euro 2012 football championship. At the courthouse, bailiffs initially blocked the entry of the FEMEN activists, who undressed and shouted pro-democracy slogans. The women put their clothes back on and were allowed inside.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SERGEY DOLZHENKO / EPALink
Sanaa, Yemen — Defected soldiers backing anti-government protesters arrest a supporter of Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh during a rally to demand the ouster of Saleh in Sanaa.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AHMED JADALLAH / ReutersLink
Kathmandu, Nepal — A boy is covered as his mother carries him through rainfall as a monsoon passes through Kathmandu. The weather in the area is expected to improve over the next several days.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NAVESH CHITRAKAR / ReutersLink
Umerkot, Pakistan — Flood-affected villagers burn tires and block the highway demanding relief from the Pakistan government. Floods have killed more than 220 people and destroyed about 665,000 homes, displacing 1.8 million people in Sindh province.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Shakil Adil / Associated PressLink
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