After leaving Friday prayers at Martyrs' Square, a group of women celebrate the death of former Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SUHAIB SALEM / ReutersLink
A view of destroyed buildings in the devastated area where Moammar Kadafi was hiding out.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ESAM OMRAN AL-FETORI / ReutersLink
Libyans celebrating the death of former leader Moammar Kadafi wave flags from the top of a building after Friday prayers at Martyrs' Square.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francois Mori / Associated PressLink
Police clash with Occupy Melbourne protesters as authorities attempt to break up a crowd of hundreds that has been in City Square for a week.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Dadswell / Getty ImagesLink
A protester wearing a mask takes part in an Occupy Seoul rally in front of the offices of the Financial Supervisory Commission.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JO YONG-HAK / ReutersLink
Demonstrators play music on the steps of St. Paul's Cathedral during the Occupy London protest near the London Stock Exchange.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Peter Macdiarmid / Getty ImagesLink
Anti-government protesters, in a nod to the "Arab Spring" uprisings, show their palms painted in the colors of the Libyan, Yemeni and Syrian flags as tens of thousands take part in a demonstration to demand the resignation of President Ali Abdullah Saleh.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARWAN NAAMANI / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Exiled Tibetans, painted with the names of monks who self-immolated to protest Chinese rule, take part in a demonstration.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Manish Swarup / Associated PressLink
Portuguese NATO-led peacekeepers stand guard in Serb-majority northern Kosovo. NATO-led peacekeepers in Kosovo offered to meet with Serb representatives in order to ease tensions over the dismantling of Serb-held roadblocks in the north of the breakaway territory.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALEXA STANKOVIC / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Turkish troops carry a coffin as hundreds attend the funeral of two soldiers killed in an attack by Kurdish rebels.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TOLGA BOZOGLU / EPALink
A baby giant anteater hides beneath its mother's tail in their enclosure at Chester Zoo. The 11-week-old baby is the first of the species to be reared at the zoo.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PHIL NOBLE / ReutersLink
Kosovo Serbs sit on barricades, a sign of tensions as the government tries to extend its authority over the largely lawless north, home to 60,000 ethnic Serbs who pledge allegiance to neighboring Serbia.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARKO DJURICA / ReutersLink
A man pulls a child sitting in a tub through the water after Thailand's worst flooding in decades inundated some residential areas.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
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
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
A surfer rides a man-made wave in a stream at the public park known as the English Gardens.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PETER KNEFFEL / EPALink
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
Illuminated by UV light, a model presents a creation by Taiwanese designer Johan Ku.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FRANCK ROBICHON / EPALink
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
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
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
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
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
Residents wash clothes at the banks of the River Yamuna.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rajesh Kumar Singh / Associated PressLink
A tiger plays with its cub in their zoo compound.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Steffen Schmidt / Associated PressLink
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
Kanjeng Pangeran Haryo Yudanegara and his bride, Gusti Kanjeng Ratu Bendara, wave to the crowd while riding in a horse-drawn carriage during their wedding festivities. Yudanegara married Bendara, the youngest daughter of Sultan Hamengkubuwono X, on Tuesday after three days of continuous ceremonies.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Beawiharta / ReutersLink
A laborer at a coal dump site warms himself.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ahmad Masood / ReutersLink
A farmer tosses rice into the air to winnow the chaff from the grains.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Navesh Chitrakar / ReutersLink
A farmhand uses a car to shepherd geese destined for German Christmas dinner tables into their pens.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matthais Bein / European Pressphoto AgencyLink
South Korean honor guards perform during a welcoming ceremony for foreign military leaders visiting for the Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jo Yong-hak / ReutersLink
The curl shoots Australian surfer Julian Wilson during the ASP Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2011 competition.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jose Sena Goulao / European Pressphoto AgencyLink
Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit steps off an army helicopter and salutes Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after arriving at Tel Nof airbase following his release after five years in captivity.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Avi Ohayon / Israeli Government Press OfficeLink
A freed Palestinian prisoner is greeted upon his arrival at the Rafah border crossing between Egypt and the Gaza Strip.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ibraheem Abu Mustafa / ReutersLink
A man removes the rubble of a liquor store that was targeted by a car bomb attack in the Karada neighborhood. According to local media, three people were killed and 20 were injured in the attack that destroyed two liquor stores.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mohammed Jalil / European Pressphoto AgencyLink
Residents carrying meager belongings walk in knee-deep water after being ordered to evacuate when floodwaters broke through makeshift barriers on the northern outskirts of Bangkok.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Str / Associated PressLink
A Thai man looks at the engine of his submerged pickup truck north of Bangkok.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Nicolas Asfouri / AFPLink
Rebel soldiers run toward a comrade who had been shot as fighting continued in the sole remaining bastion of support for Moammar Kadafi.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Philippe Desmazes / AFPLink
A rebel fighter fires a rocket-propelled grenade in the battle for Surt.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Philippe Desmazes / AFPLink
Mahfouz Bahbah, 12, stands on a roadside hoping to sell his balloons as the sun sets
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Muhammed Muheisen / Associated PressLink
Demonstrators sit in their camp outside the headquarters of the European Central Bank. Dozens of protesters set up camp outside the ECB to show their anger at bankers and politicians over the global economic crisis.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: RALPH ORLOWSKI / ReutersLink
Placards are placed in front of St Paul's Cathedral on the third day of a protest to occupy the London Stock Exchange.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Oli Scarff / Getty ImagesLink
A protester stands outside the Toronto Stock Exchange in the city's financial district on Monday as the Occupy Bay Street protest continues into its third day.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Chris Young / The Canadian PressLink
Residents sit with fish caught in a flooded area.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SUKREE SUKPLANG / ReutersLink
Visitors are reflected in mirrors at the installation "Environment 3" by artist Luc Peire at the Auckland Art Gallery.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: STEFAN WERMUTH / ReuetrsLink
The Liberian-flagged Rena lists about 12 nautical miles from Tauranga, on the east coast of New Zealand's North Island, more than a week after it struck the Astrolabe Reef. Salvage teams pumped oil from the stricken container ship ahead of bad weather, which could split the vessel into two and send more oil onto beaches.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ReutersLink
The face of Apple co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs is rendered in adhesive notes on the window of an Apple store.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MICHAELA REHLE / ReutersLink
A woman displays a message written on her hand during a demonstration outside Yemen's foreign ministry to demand the ouster of President Ali Abdullah Saleh. The message reads, "Our revolution is triumphant."
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mohamed al-Sayaghi / ReutersLink
Libyan National Transitional Council fighters fire at forces loyal to Moammar Kadafi during a street battle.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Residents scuffle with authorities as they try to protect their shanties from being demolished in suburban Mandaluyong, east of Manila. More than 40 houses, which stand on land that is being reclaimed by the owner, were torn down by the demolition crew.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AARON FAVILA / Associated PressLink
On the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, a child living in a slum plays on a swing under a bridge.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ReutersLink
John John Florence surfs during the second round of a tournament.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOSE SENA GOULAO / EPALink
Brazilian swimmer Cesar Cielo celebrates after winning the final of the men's 100-meter freestyle during the 2011 Pan American Games.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FRANCOIS XAVIER MARIT / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Soccer legend Pele is surrounded by students of an elementary school. The Brazilian soccer great came to the school to cheer up victims of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami and to promote the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated PressLink
Ducks swim in the River Elbe through the morning fog.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DANIEL BOCKWOLDT / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
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