A LOT Polish Airlines Boeing 767 flying from New York with 227 people on board makes an emergency landing at Warsaw's airport on Tuesday after having problems lowering its landing gear. The plane had dropped fuel and circled above Warsaw for some time, and a landing strip was especially prepared at the airport in case of a crash landing. No one was injured during the emergency landing, according to an airline spokesman.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wojtek Radwanski / AFPLink
A boy crosses a road as a driver tries to make his way through burning tires on a road near Beirut. The tires were set on fire and roads were blocked in several areas across the country by relatives of inmates who have had lengthy detentions at Roumieh prison without trials. The fires and road blockages are intended to protest the detentions and to demand the inmates' releases.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sharif Karim / ReutersLink
Libyan women pose for a picture amid the rubble of the destroyed Beit al-Samed, or Resisting House, as dubbed by slain Libyan strongman Moammar Kadafi, who placed an iconic statue of a golden-colored fist grabbing a U.S. fighter jet at the site in his Bab al-Aziziya compound after it was bombed by the U.S. in 1986. Kadafi used the house as a museum and oratory stage. National Transitional Council fighters overran the compound in August and pulled down the structure completely in October.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Joseph Eid / AFPLink
Veterans of the Chernobyl disaster cleanup fight with police officers during a protest in front of the parliament in Kiev. About 1,000 Ukrainian veterans are protesting a plan to reduce benefits.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sergey Polezhaka / AFPLink
Firefighters search through debris after an explosion at an auto repair shop on a highway in Fuquan, in southwest China's Guizhou province. Two vehicles carrying explosives detonated, killing four people, injuring dozens of others and causing several nearby buildings to collapse, authorities said.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFPLink
A woman paddles a boat through her flooded neighborhood in Bangkok. Angry residents have demanded that the sluice gate be opened to let water out of their inundated community. The floods began in July and have devastated large parts of the central Chao Phraya river basin, killing nearly 400 people and disrupting the lives of more than 2 million.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bazuki Muhammad / ReutersLink
In Afghanistan's Helmand province, U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Zachary Densmor, whose leg is broken, is carried by his comrades to a medevac helicopter. Densmor was hit by an improvised explosive device.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Behrouz Mehri / AFPLink
Russian soldiers in historical uniforms march during a military parade rehearsal on the Red Square in Moscow. The parade will take place on Nov. 7 to mark the anniversary of a historical parade in 1941 when Soviet soldiers marched through the Red Square to the front lines of World War II.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Maxim Shipenkov / EPALink
Demonstrators gather in Nice, France, to urge the Group of 20 leading economies to focus on spreading global wealth more equitably instead of saving banks and pleasing financial markets. Banner at left reads: "Tax evasion is social racket."
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lionel Cironneau / Associated PressLink
An airplane flies over graves of unnamed Filipino soldiers at a cemetery south of Manila. In commemoration of All Souls' Day, millions of Filipinos flocked to cemeteries to visit the graves of their deceased loved ones.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hannah Reyes / EPALink
A polar bear shakes off water at the St-Felicien Wildlife Zoo in St-Felicien, Quebec, Canada. According to Environment Canada, Canada is home to about 15,000 of the estimated 20,000 polar bear population.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mathieu Belanger / ReutersLink
A giant panda cub lies on a log at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Chengdu, Sichuan province in China.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: China Daily / ReutersLink
Christophe Lemaire, top, riding Dunaden beats Michael Rodd riding Red Cadeaux to win the Melbourne Cup at Flemington racecourse in Melbourne. French stayer Dunaden prevailed in a thrilling nose-to-nose sprint to the line with British-trained Red Cadeaux to win the $6.2-million Melbourne Cup in a photo-finish at Flemington Race course.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ReutersLink
A Cambodian man herds his baby ducks at Kvet village on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Heng Sinith / Associated PressLink
An Afghan man, right, looks inside an accessory shop for cars while others are reflected in mirrors displayed outside the shop in Kabul.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Muhammed Muheisen / Associated PressLink
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