A Buddhist carries old prayer flags to be replaced with new ones at Swayambhunath Stupa in Kathmandu.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NAVESH CHITRAKAR / ReutersLink
A woman calls out to passing boats as her dog stands on a fence in flooded Pathum Thani province. Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra tried to reassure residents of Bangkok on Friday that the capital would largely escape the flooding that has covered a third of the country since July and caused damage of at least $3 billion.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DAMIR SAGOLJ / ReutersLink
Dew drops cling to a spiderweb near Erfurt.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MICHAEL REICHEL / EPALink
Occupy Wall Street protesters march up Broadway with brooms in hand as part of a symbolic effort to "clean up" Wall Street.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles TimesLink
A protester holds a flare during a demonstration in Milan. Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is expected to survive a vote of confidence on Friday, despite the scandals, economic stagnation and intense pressure from financial markets plaguing him and his administration.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ReutersLink
Yemeni supporters of embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh climb on flagpoles during a rally in favor of the regime after noon prayers.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARWAN NAAMANI / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A Palestinian woman, with her hands chained, flashes victory signs as she takes part in a protest calling for the release of Palestinian prisoners from Israeli jails, near the International Committee of Red Cross offices in Beirut. Israel and Gaza's Hamas Islamist rulers agreed this week to swap more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners for Israeli captive soldier Gilad Shalit.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SHARIF KARIM / ReutersLink
A cross and a crescent are painted on the palm of an Egyptian demonstrator holding the hand of a fellow protester during a rally in support of national unity in Cairo's Tahrir Square, days after 25 people, mostly Coptic Christians, were killed in weekend clashes with Egyptian security forces.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MOHAMMED HOSSAM / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A dog barks at riot police during a protest outside the Finance Ministry in Athens. Buses, metro trains, trams and taxis were not running in the Greek capital, snarling traffic as public transport workers walked off the job for a second day in an unrelenting barrage of protests against government austerity measures.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kostas Tsironis / Associated PressLink
Julia Mancuso of the U.S. makes a training run with the U.S. alpine skiing team at the Rettenbach glacier in Soelden.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOHANN GRODER / EXPA Pictures / EPALink
A young Nepalese farmer carries rice plants in the village of Thali during the beginning of the harvest season. Reportedly some 80% of Nepal's population depends on agriculture production, with rice being the major crop.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NARENDRA SHRESTHA / EPALink
Customers line up outside the Apple store in Covent Garden to buy an iPhone 4S. The widely anticipated mobile phone had customers lining up in cities around the world for hours.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Oli Scarff / Getty ImagesLink
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