Two Labradors sit on their hind legs after being worshiped by their trainers at Nepal's central police dog training school on the dog worship day of the Tihar festival. The Tihar festival is the second major festival for Nepalese Hindus. During the festival, people worship crows, considered to be messengers of human beings; cows, considered incarnations of lord Laxmi, god of wealth; and dogs, repaying the love towards man's "best friend." A total of 50 dogs at the training school were worshiped and a dog performance was also shown.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NARENDRA SHRESTHA / EPALink
A rainbow is seen above the Sacre Coeur Basilica on Montmartre after a thunderstorm.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOHN SCHULTS / ReutersLink
Models present creations for the NE TIGER 2012 Haute Couture collection with the theme "Tang Dynasty" (618-907) during China Fashion Week for Spring/Summer 2012.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JASON LEE / ReutersLink
Indonesian police commandos prepare for the opening ceremony of a joint anti-terror drill at the national police special operations force headquarters in Kelapa Dua, Depok-West Java. The joint anti-terror drill is part of the country's effort to combat terrorism and comes ahead of Indonesia hosting the Southeast Asian Games and the Assn. of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in November.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BAY ISMOYO / AFPLink
Members of the European Parliament attend a debate on the state of play of negotiations of the European Council concerning the economic crisis at the European Parliament.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: VINCENT KESSLER / ReutersLink
Commuters crowd a platform at a train station downtown. According to the Indian Railways, the rail system in India transports over 13 million passengers every day. India's population is estimated to be 1.2 billion, coming in second place after China. Estimates have India having the highest population on Earth by 2030.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROBERTO SCHMIDT / AFPLink
An employee and security guards try to maintain order as customers rush into a Wal-Mart Supercenter. Wal-Mart stores in Chongqing reopened to surging crowds Tuesday, two weeks after being shut down by local authorities for violating food and product standards.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SHI TOU / ReutersLink
Rescue workers carry a baby from a collapsed building near the eastern Turkish city of Van. A 14-day-old baby was rescued alive from the rubble of a collapsed building on Tuesday, 46 hours after an earthquake struck southeast Turkey, a Reuters Television journalist said.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: STRINGER/TURKEY / ReutersLink
Internally displaced Pakistanis receive food at the Jalozai camp in district Nowshera. At least 18,000 people have fled their homes in Pakistan's tribal district of Khyber, fearing a fresh onslaught of fighting between the army and Islamist militants, officials said. Families streamed out of the district, a flashpoint for Taliban and other violent groups attacking the NATO supply line into neighboring Afghanistan, after the army ordered them to leave because of military action in the area.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: A. MAJEED / AFPLink
Thai residents look out of their flooded home at Khlong Rapi Pat in Khlong Luang. A floodgate about 5.5 miles long at Khong Rapi Pat is one of the most crucial of the last fortifications preventing flood waters from the north to flow into Bangkok. Around 350 people have died in flood-related incidents since late July. according to the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation. Thailand is experiencing the worst flooding in 50 years with damage running as high as $6 billion, which could increase if the floods swamp Bangkok.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Daniel Berehulak / Getty Images AsiaPacLink
A resident wades along a flooded main street in Don Muang district. Thailand announced a five-day holiday Tuesday to give people to the chance to escape floods closing in on Bangkok as authorities ordered the immediate evacuation of a housing estate on the outskirts of the city after a protection wall gave way.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SUKREE SUKPLANG / ReutersLink
More galleries on Frameworkreturn to gallery
Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. An act of terrorism brought nations together after gunmen stormed the offices of the French satirical magazine Charlie... View Post»
Mother Nature saved the best for last, with some of the largest swells of the day arriving during the final heat of Sunday's Mavericks Invitational big wave surfing contest as... View Post»
In Friday's Pictures in the News: snow scenes in Germany, typhoon devastation in the Philippines, preparations for Hanukkah in Berlin, and more. View Post»