New York — A sign marks the entrance to a job fair in New York. High unemployment is the biggest problem facing the U.S. economy today, a top Federal Reserve official known for his hawkish views on inflation said Monday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SHANNON STAPLETON / REUTERSLink
Seville, Spain — A poster displays images of ETA victims during the inauguration of the exhibition, "The Civil Guard, Shield of Democracy Against Terrorism," in the Andalusian capital, Seville. The Basque separatist group ETA said it was ending four decades of armed struggle and called for talks with the Spanish and French authorities on ending Europe's last major guerrilla conflict.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Marcelo del Pozo / REUTERSLink
Greenwich, England — Dancers from the English National Ballet strike a pose at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, marking the launch of the Dance GB event to be performed under a tent on the college grounds next July.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: CARL COURT / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia — The aircraft carrying the body of Saudi Crown Prince Sultan ibn Abdulaziz, who died at a hospital in New York on Saturday, touches down at Riyadh Military Air Base. His death sets the stage for an eventual generational shift in the leadership of the world's top oil exporter, even if King Abdullah picks Prince Nayif ibn Albdulaziz, who is in his late 70s, to succeed him. Saudi officials announced the funeral will be held in Riyadh on Tuesday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: HAMAD I MOHAMMED / REUTERSLink
Sao Paulo, Brazil — Brazilian swimmer Thiago Pereira presents his Pan American Games medals during a news conference in Sao Paulo. He won seven medals — five gold, one silver and one bronze.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PAULO WHITAKER / REUTERSLink
Seattle — The Monday morning commute in Seattle was congested but moving as drivers dealt with "Viadoom," the closure of the Alaskan Way Viaduct, one of the city's main north-south highways carrying 110,000 vehicles a day. The nine-day closure began Friday for a partial demolition, part of s $3.2-billion project to replace the aging elevated highway with a tunnel under downtown Seattle.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Elaine Thompson / Associated PressLink
Sana, Yemen — Female protesters march to the Foreign Ministry in Sana to demand the ouster of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: STR / REUTERSLink
Lahore, Pakistan — A worker puts the finishing touches on a tent for a wedding reception in Lahore.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MOHSIN RAZA / REUTERSLink
Ercis, Turkey — During rescue operations in Ercis, emergency service workers carry an earthquake survivor. Rescuers clawed through rubble Monday to free people trapped by a powerful earthquake that killed at least 260 people and wounded more than 1,000 in mainly Kurdish southeastern Turkey.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: OSMAN ORSAL / ReutersLink
New Delhi, India — A Tibetan exile is detained by police during a protest in front of the United Nations Information Center in New Delhi. Dozens of Tibetan exiles on Monday held a protest against recent self-immolations in Tibetan areas, protesters said. At least nine people have set fire to themselves in Tibetan parts of China in recent months in protests against Chinese rule and what they say are restrictions on their culture and faith.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PARIVARTAN SHARMA / ReutersLink
Paris, France — In Paris, copies of the French daily newspaper France Soir lie scattered on a street after a union job protest.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOHN SCHULTS / ReutersLink
Jagnjenica, Kosovo — A NATO Kosovo Force soldier from Germany stands guard at a barricade in the village of Jagnjenica. Serbian President Boris Tadic urged an end to a tense standoff between Serbs and NATO troops in Kosovo but was rebuffed by hard-line Kosovo Serb leaders after five hours of talks late on Sunday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARKO DJURICA / ReutersLink
Rheinsberg, Germany — Autumn leaves frame a walkway in the park of the Rheinsberg Palace in Rheinsberg, Germany.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BERND SETTNIK / EPALink
Crieff, Scotland — During a visit for the Miss World Highland Games in Scotland, Kanishtha Dhankhar of India gives the bagpipes a try with supervision from pipe major David Boyle. One hundred and twenty two participants of the Miss World are visiting Scotland to as part of a U.K. tour to celebrate Miss World's 60th birthday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jeff J Mitchell / Getty ImagesLink
Wuhan, China — A cat is held aloft at a cat exhibition in Wuhan, China. Pet owners in China spend an estimated $2 billion a year on their animals, as growth in China's pet products industry reportedly outpaces that in the rest of the world.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Rio de Janiero, Brazil — In this photo provided by the Assn. of Surfing Professionals, William Alotti of France competes in the Arnette World Junior surfing competition in Rio de Janeiro.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sean Rowland / Associated PressLink
Bucharest, Romania — Romanian Orthodox priests carry the reliquary containing the head of St. Andrew during a religious procession toward Romanian Patriarchy Cathedral in Bucharest. The head of St. Andrew of Patras, Greece, was brought on Monday to be worshiped by Romanian Orthodox believers together with St. Dimitrie Basarabov's relics during a week of pilgrimage.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DANIEL MIHAILESCU / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Rangsit, Thailand — People make their way through high water along flooded streets on the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand. Hundreds of factories closed in the central Thai province of Ayutthaya and Nonthaburi as the waters come closer to threaten Bangkok as well.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Paula Bronstein / Getty ImagesLink
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