A Thai worker walks through floodwater past a parked One Two Go aircraft owned and operated by Orient Thai at a swamped Don Mueang domestic airport.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NARONG SANGNAK / EPALink
Rescue workers carry a victim of the earthquake in Turkey. In its latest damage assessment bulletin, the Turkish prime minister's emergency unit said that 523 people were now known to have died as a result of the 7.2 magnitude quake. A further 1,650 had been injured in the disaster.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DIMITAR DILKOFF / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Melek Halitogullari, left, is comforted by her father as she waits for news on her brother, who is trapped under debris after the earthquake.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: UMIT BEKTAS / ReutersLink
Activists from the Catholic Committee against Hunger and for Development wear masks portraying France's President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a protest at Palais Royal place. Protesters called for Sarkozy and Merkel to wake up to their responsibilities ahead of the G20 and deal with the tax havens that are, they say, one of the causes of the financial difficulties countries are facing.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PHILIPPE WOJAZER / ReutersLink
A boy with the Yemeni national flag painted on his face looks on during a demonstration by anti-government protesters demanding the resignation of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hani Mohammed / Associated PressLink
Supporters of the ANC Youth League chant slogans as they take part in a march. The Youth League planned to march to the Chamber of Mines and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange as part of a program of action against youth unemployment and to push for nationalization.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SIPHIWE SIBEKO / ReutersLink
Papuan tribal members in traditional costume perform aboard a ceremonial boat off the coast during the four-day Raja Ampat Island festival in eastern Indonesia's Papua region. Called the last paradise on Earth, Raja Ampat acrhipelago was nominated as World Heritage Site of UNESCO with its largely pristine environment.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROMEO GACAD / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A Franciscan priest holds a crucifix on the banks of the Jordan River after a ceremony at the Qasr el-Yahud baptismal site near the West Bank city of Jericho. More than 200 Christians visited Qasr el-Yahud on Thursday, one of the sites along the Jordan River where it is believed Jesus was baptized.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: RONEN ZVULUN / ReutersLink
Runners and robotic "riders" thunder along the circuit during a camel race. Camel races are generally held on public holidays and during the annual National Day celebrations. As it is deemed a dangerous sport, robotic jockeys are used to whip the animals to the finish line.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: HAMID AL-QASMI / EPALink
Therapists from the Gezenguz Foundation work with children during an underwater nerve therapy session. Infants and children who have birth injuries and congenital developmental conditions or diseases seek rehabilitation at the foundation.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ferenc Redei / ReutersLink
A nurse feeds a newborn baby at the Central Obstetrics Hospital. The United Nation projects the world's population will reach 7 billion on Monday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KHAM / ReutersLink
A meerkat climbs out of a jack-o-lantern at the zoo.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOCHEN LUEBKE / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
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