North Korean soldiers attend a mass military parade in Pyongyang's Kim Il Sung Square to celebrate 100 years since the birth of North Korean founder Kim Il Sung. Spectacles in North Korea exist at the intersection of dogma, tedium and entertainment.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Vincent Yu / Associated PressLink
Outgoing French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, leave the Élysée Palace after the hand-over ceremony Tuesday in Paris.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Patrick Kovarik / PoolLink
Andy Murray of Great Britain serves to David Nalbandian of Argentina during Day 4 of the Rome Masters tennis tournament in Italy.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Julian Finney / Getty ImagesLink
Dutch cyclist Wim Stroetinga, right, followed by teammate Robin Chaigneau, reacts as he wins the first stage of the 60th Olympia's Tour in Noordwijk, Netherlands.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROBIN VAN LONKHUIJSEN / AFPLink
Masked Palestinians hurl stones at Israeli troops during clashes outside the Ofer military prison, near the West Bank city of Ramallah during the 64th anniversary of "Nakba," Arabic for "catastrophe," the term used to mark the events leading to Israel's founding in 1948. Hundreds of thousands of Palestinians fled or were forced from their villages during the war over Israel's 1948 creation, an event they commemorate every year as their "Nakba".
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bernat Armangue / Associated PressLink
A Palestinian child peers through hanging floor matting at her home in the Shati Palestinian refugee camp in Gaza City, as Palestinians and Arab-Israelis marked Nakba day, which commemorates the exodus of hundreds of thousands of their kin after the establishment of Israel state in 1948.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MOHAMMED ABED / AFPLink
Refugees from South Kordofan, Sudan, await distribution of basic goods in the Yida refugee camp in Unity State, South Sudan. More than 30,000 refugees currently reside in Yida, having fled war between the government of the Republic of Sudan and rebel forces in South Kordofan. In recent weeks, aid agencies have reported a steep influx of new arrivals, at times exceeding 700 per day. Most arrive in need of food, medical treatment and other basic services.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Pete Muller / Associated PressLink
A Kashmiri Muslim village girl walks through a field in Ganderbal, India.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dar Yasin / Associated PressLink
A worker fumigates the field before the start of an Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket match between Delhi Daredevils and Kings XI Punjab in New Delhi, India.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Manish Swarup / Associated PressLink
An Afghan refugee boy pours water on Doost Hamid, 7, bottom center, while bathing in a slum area on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan. People in Pakistan are facing shortage of water due to the low level of water in the country's dams, according to Pakistani Meteorological Department.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Muhammed Muheisen / Associated PressLink
Onlookers and rescuers are seen near the wreckage of an Agni Air Dornier Do 228 aircraft at the crash site in Jomsom, Nepal, about 190 miles west of Katmandu. A small plane crashed near a treacherous high-altitude airport in northern Nepal on Monday, killing 15 people while six others miraculously survived, police said. The aircraft belonging to local carrier Agni Air plowed into the ground just outside Jomsom airport, a gateway to the Annapurna mountain range, shortly after the pilot reported a problem.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFPLink
A line of whitewater is seen as the tow line from a tug boat to the grounded Japanese fishing trawler, Eihatsu Maru, snaps in an attempt to pull it off the exclusive Clifton beach in Cape Town, South Africa. A second attempt to tow the vessel out to sea failed when the tow line snapped again. The 164-foot Japanese fishing trawler ran aground close to the shore in the fog on Saturday with 28 Taiwanese crew and a dog on board. The vessel grounded less than 50 yards from the upmarket Clifton Beach with million-dollar apartments overlooking the striken vessel at the foot of the iconic world heritage site, Table Mountain.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NIC BOTHMA / EPALink
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