Taknaf, Bangladesh — Mohammad Rafique, a Rohingya Muslim from Myanmar, center, begs a Bangladesh coast guard official not to send his family back to Myanmar. Rafique's wife, Amina Akhtar, gave birth to a son they have named Sangram at St. Martin island in Bangladesh after they fled ethnic violence between Buddhists and minority Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar a few days back.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Saurabh Das / Associated PressLink
Cairo — Soldiers sit behind a gate barring entry to the Egyptian Parliament. The campaign of an Islamist who claimed victory in Egypt's presidential runoff says the Muslim Brotherhood and other political groups plan a mass demonstration later Tuesday to protest a military declaration seeking to curtail the powers of the next president.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Manu Brabo / Associated PressLink
Peshawar, Pakistan — Afghan women and their children at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees registration center on the outskirts of Peshawar as they prepare to return to their home country after fleeing civil war and Taliban rule. About 20% of the population in Afghanistan are refugees. Of those abroad, there are 1.7 million Afghans in Pakistan and 1 million in Iran.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: A. MAJEED / AFPLink
Fort Collins, Colo. — Smoke billows from the High Park fire west of Fort Collins on Monday. The wildfire has now burned about 90 square miles and destroyed more than 180 homes.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ed Andrieski / Associated PressLink
Poznan, Poland — Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon celebrates at the end of the Euro 2012 football championship match of Italy vs. Ireland the Municipal Stadium. Italy won, 2-0.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FRANCISCO LEONG / AFPLink
Haiyang, China — Tahir Ali of Pakistan fails to stop a goal by Ali Mohamed of Qatar during their men's beach handball match, which Qatar won 2-0 at the 3rd Asian Beach Games. As London prepares to welcome the world's top athletes at the Olympics, this little-known Chinese seaside town is hosting the champions of some rather more obscure sports at the Asian Beach Games. More than 2,000 athletes are competing in sports such as beach sepaktakraw, a cross between volleyball and soccer; and beach kabaddi, a highly physical mix of tag and wrestling.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARK RALSTON / AFPLink
Allahabad, India — An Indian laborer welds iron as and others make a temporary pontoon bridge across the River Ganges for the upcoming Maha Kumbh festival. Millions of Hindu pilgrims are expected to arrive for the festival held once every 12 years and scheduled to begin Jan. 14, 2013.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rajesh Kumar Singh / Associated PressLink
Tokyo — A young woman struggles to control her umbrella against strong winds generated by typhoon Guchol, which made landfall in western Japan earlier in the day and is heading northeast across eastern and northern Japan. Flights and train service were disrupted, and evacuation orders were issued for more than 120,000 people across the country.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FRANCK ROBICHON / EPALink
Mkomazi, Tanzania — A 5-month-old orphaned elephant called Tembo plays with his keeper, Thomas Chalice, who has nurtured the elephant at Tony Fitzjohn's Mkomazi rhino sanctuary.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Chris Jackson / Getty ImagesLink
Kabul, Afghanistan — An Afghan boy pushes a wheel on a hill.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ahmad Jamshid / Associated PressLink
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