Basildon, England — An activist in front of a burning barricade holds up a crucifix during evictions of Irish Travelers from a site called Dale Farm. The travelers, a traditionally nomadic group, have been been fighting eviction from the former scrap yard site.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Peter Macdiarmid / Getty ImagesLink
Munich, Germany — A surfer rides a man-made wave in a stream at the public park known as the English Gardens.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PETER KNEFFEL / EPALink
New Delhi, India — Tibetan exiles, with faces painted in the Tibetan flag colors, participate in a rally to express solidarity with their countrymen and to protest China's tight grip over Buddhist practices in Tibet.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tsering Topgyal / Associated PressLink
Tokyo, Japan — Illuminated by UV light, a model presents a creation by Taiwanese designer Johan Ku.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FRANCK ROBICHON / EPALink
Athens, Greece — Demonstrators clash with riot police in front of the Greek parliament. Greek unions have launched a two-day general strike in an effort to block a new austerity bill that supporters say is necessary to forestall a state bankruptcy.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANGELOS TZORTZINIS / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Athens, Greece — A helmeted police officer holding a shield is pelted by protesters during a demonstration against an austerity bill heading for a parliament vote.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PANAGIOTIS TZAMAROS / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Athens, Greece — A demonstrator throws a Molotov cocktail at police during a rally on the first day of a 48-hour general strike in protest of proposed government austerity measures.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOHN KOLESIDIS / ReutersLink
Dhaka, Bangladesh — Investors are seen through a broken window as they block a road during a protest in front of the Dhaka Stock Exchange. Retail investors are upset about a continuing fall in share prices.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDREW BIRAJ / ReutersLink
Pathum Thani, Thailand — Thai residents make their way through floodwaters with their belongings. Three months of heavy monsoon rains have forced tens of thousands of people to seek refuge in shelters.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Allahabad, India — Residents wash clothes at the banks of the River Yamuna.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rajesh Kumar Singh / Associated PressLink
Zurich, Switzerland — A tiger plays with its cub in their zoo compound.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Steffen Schmidt / Associated PressLink
International Space Station — An image provided by NASA and photographed by one of the Expedition 29 crew members from the International Space Station shows Aurora Australis, also known as the southern lights, from a point over the southeast Tasman Sea near southern New Zealand.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AP / NASALink
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