Supporters of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsi celebrate in Tahrir Square after the Brotherhood claimed victory in the presidential vote. The Brotherhood reported on its website that its candidate won 52% of the vote in weekend elections, with ballots at 95% of the polling stations counted.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KHALED ELFIQI / EPALink
Egyptian security forces help a woman after voting at a polling station in Cairo.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MOHAMMED ABED / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Sugarloaf Mountain is silhouetted against the early-morning skies as the sun begins to rise in Rio de Janeiro, the host city for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development. The Earth summit runs through Friday, with final days of high-profile talks among some 130 leaders from nations around the globe.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Felipe Dana / Associated PressLink
A Spanish coal miner holds a tire next to a burning barricade near Santiago mine in Caborana. Spanish miners are staging a general strike in all mining regions of Spain organized by unions opposed to subsidy reductions.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez / Getty ImagesLink
An Afghan child looks on as he rests in a cot at a Kuchi tent in Karokh district of Herat. Poverty and an ongoing insurgency by the ousted Taliban still pose a threat to the stability of the country.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AREF KARIMI / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A Croatian supporter cheers for his team in the old town of Gdansk, Poland before the Group C preliminary round match of the 2012 European Championship between Croatia and Spain.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ADAM WARZAWA / EPALink
A Filipino Catholic couple take a photo of themselves with a smartphone during a mass wedding ceremony at a university chapel in Manila. Around 35 couples tied the knot at the Most Blessed Sacrament Chapel, as part of activities for the De la Salle University centennial in the Philippines.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROLEX DELA PENA / EPALink
Supporters from the opposition Nepali Congress party shout slogans during a protest in Katmandu. Hundreds of protesters, demanding Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai's resignation gathered outside the Tribhuwan International Airport in Katmandu and attempted to block his motorcade. Bhattarai is leaving Nepal on Monday for a conference in Brazil.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Niranjan Shrestha / Associated PressLink
Indians collect water from a government tanker at a slum in New Delhi. An unprecedented water crisis loomed large over the national capital as neighboring Haryana state has drastically cut water supply, leaving acute shortages.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mustafa Quraishi / Associated PressLink
An Israeli soldier directs a tank maneuvering near the border between Israel and Egypt. Unidentified militants crossed from Egypt's turbulent Sinai Peninsula into southern Israel on Monday, opening light arms and anti-tank fire on civilians building a security fence meant to fortify the porous border, defense officials said. One of the Israeli workers was killed and two militants were gunned down by troops responding to the attack, the officials said.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tsafrir Abayov / Associated PressLink
A Palestinian man inspects the debris of a destroyed motorcycle after an Israeli airstrike in Beit Hanoun. Militants crossed from Egypt's turbulent Sinai Peninsula into southern Israel on Monday and opened fire on civilians building a border security fence, defense officials said. Several hours after the attack, an Israeli airstrike killed two men riding a motorcycle in the northern Gaza Strip near the Israeli border.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hatem Moussa / Associated PressLink
Seagulls fly near Bass Rock, Scotland, where gannets nest in the Firth of Forth in Dunbar. Every January, Atlantic gannets return to Bass Rock, with 150,000 or more making it the largest single rock gannet colony. They return with the same mate and often use the same nest each year, spending most of the year on the Rock before they leave at the end of October, when the last of the chicks travel down to the West Coast of Africa.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jeff J Mitchell / Getty ImagesLink
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