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Libyan rebel fighters fire on pro-Moammar Kadafi forces during the battle to liberate the city.


Anti-Moammar Kadafi fighters kick around a soccer ball.


Residents on a motorbike look at burning fuel trucks attacked by gunmen on a highway in Sindh province. Gunmen opened fire on an Afghanistan-bound convoy of NATO fuel supply trucks and set fire to six of them, police said.


A worker stands among debris after an explosion that caused heavy damage to a restaurant. Officials say they are investigating the cause of the explosion that killed at least three people and injured at least 13 others.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Felipe Dana / Associated Press

A resident sits on a roof during flooding. At least 283 people have been killed around Thailand by heavy monsoon rain, floods and mudslides since late July, and 26 of its 77 provinces are inundated, according to the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation.


An Indonesian man looks at a minivan crushed by a chunk of concrete that fell from a building after an earthquake on Bali. The 6.0-magnitude earthquake jolted Indonesia's popular resort island, causing widespread panic and injuring at least 50 people, many with broken bones and head wounds.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Firdia Lisnawati / Associated Press

The Liberian-flagged container ship Rena is seen stuck aground on a reef off the coast. A salvage crew finally managed to board the cargo ship, which has spilled hundreds of tons of oil since striking the reef, and was racing to assess whether oil can be pumped from the ship before the vessel breaks up.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Natacha Pisarenko / Associated Press

Waves wash Papamoa Beach, dirtied with fuel oil from wreck of the Liberian-flagged container ship Rena.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Natacha Pisarenko / Associated Press

Greek presidential guards, known as Evzones, take part in a changing of the guard ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier as a riot police officer secures the Greek parliament during an anti-government rally by striking public transport workers.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Petros Giannakouris / Associated Press

King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck, right, holds a young child as he greets locals with Queen Jetsun Pema during a celebration after they were married at the Punakha Dzong. The 31-year-old reformist monarch of the small Himalayan kingdom wed his commoner bride in a series of ceremonies in the 17th century monastic fortress.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kevin Frayer / Associated Press

Suman, a 9-year-old nomad girl from the desert Indian state of Rajasthan, with her face painted to attract commuters, reacts to the camera as she begs for alms at a traffic junction on the outskirts of New Delhi. Suman, whose elder sister paints her face, collects between 25 to 30 rupees (50 to 60 cents) a day.


Andy Murray of Britain hits a shot during his match against Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland at the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament.


Westminster dogs get a sniff of a parliament cake outside the actual Parliament. Members of Parliament brought their prized dogs to the 19th annual Westminster Dog of the Year Award.


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1 Comment

  1. December 23, 2014, 4:01 am

    Kuta is administratively a district (kecamatan) and subdistrict/village (kelurahan) in southern Bali, Indonesia. A former fishing village, it was one of the first towns on Bali to see substantial tourist development, and as a beach resort remains one of Indonesia's major tourist destinations. It is known internationally for its long sandy beach, varied accommodation, many restaurants and bars, and many renowned surfers who visit from Australia. It is located near Bali's Ngurah Rai Airport.

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