Salvage crews resumed pumping fuel oil from the damaged cargo ship Rena, grounded off New Zealand's North Island, after a three-day interruption caused by bad weather. The ship has been stuck on the Astrolabe reef since Oct. 5 and has spilled about 350 tons of oil into the ocean.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Maritime New Zealand / Associated PressLink
Police officers come to the aid of a comrade whose clothing caught fire after he was hit by a Molotov cocktail when rioting broke out in central Athens. At least one protester died and dozens were injured during an anti-austerity demonstration that turned violent hours before lawmakers were to vote on deeply unpopular new cutbacks demanded by creditors to keep Greece financially solvent.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Petros Giannakouris / Associated PressLink
A rebel fighter walks in the captured town of Surt, Moammar Kadafi's hometown where the former dictator was killed and which finally fell on Thursday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Manu Brabo / Associated PressLink
NATO peacekeeping soldiers move in to dismantle an unauthorized roadblock, set up by angry Serbs who are attempting to stop Kosovo's ethnic Albanian leadership from extending its control over the northern part of the country, populated mostly by ethnic Serbs.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Darko Vojinovic / Associated PressLink
In a view from the bottom of the pool, U.S. swimmer William Copeland competes in a preliminary heat of the men's 50-meter freestyle at the 2011 Pan American Games.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francois Xavier Marit / AFPLink
Birds take wing near the Drum Tower, located on the central axis of the Forbidden Cit, on a hazy day in the Chinese capital.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alexander F. Yuan / Associated PressLink
A man rests during harvest season at a farm near North Korea's east coast.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: David Guttenfelder / Associated PressLink
Cranberry harvesters round up the floating fruit in flooded fields.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Viktor Drachev / AFPLink
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