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A Syrian man shouts as residents gather at the scene of a bombed building purportedly hit during Syrian army shelling which was targeting the Free Syrian Army command center, but hit a residential neighborhood located nearby.


Afghan security officials and private guards inspect the wreckage of a bus that was damaged in a roadside bomb blast in the Paghman district of Kabul. Eight people were killed and seven were injured.


Women mourn during the military funeral of 16 Egyptian soldiers killed in an attack on an army outpost in the border town of Rafa. Egypt has sealed off Sinai in the wake of the attack and announced the indefinite closure of the Rafa border crossing. Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi promised a harsh response to the attack and said the military would bring Sinai under control.


Filipino rescuers dig for survivors where four homes collapsed in a landslide north of Manila. Relentless rains submerged half of the sprawling Philippine capital, triggered a landslide that killed eight people and sent emergency crews scrambling to rescue and evacuate tens of thousands of residents.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mike Alquinto / Associated Press

Chinese rescuers help evacuate residents from their homes in east China's Zhejiang province ahead of Typhoon Haikui. China evacuated 200,000 people from Shanghai as the typhoon is expected to make landfall just south of the city late Tuesday or Wednesday. It is the third typhoon in a week to bear down on the east coast and could be the most powerful storm to hit since 2005.


Stranded motorists after a crash involving a big rig and a pickup truck that blocked the eastbound 10 Freeway in Baldwin Park and left two people hurt, the California Highway Patrol reported. The crash occurred about 7:20 a.m. at Baldwin Park Boulevard, said CHP Officer Monica Posada. Crews worked to remove the wreckage and clean up diesel fuel that spilled on to the roadway.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

One of the first views from NASA's Curiosity rover, which landed on Mars on Sunday. The image shows what lies ahead for the rover -- its main science target, Mt. Sharp. The rover's shadow can be seen in the foreground, and the dark bands beyond are dunes. Mt. Sharp has a height of about 3.4 miles, greater than Mt. Whitney in California.


Two horses take cover under a tree as snow covers the landscape after a massive cold front moved in over the country. Local farmers say it is the worst snowfall in 15 years.


A woman seen through a window covered with raindrops walks in the street. Meteorologists forecast a mix of rain and sun for the next week in southern Germany.


A street entertainer blows bubbles as she performs on the Royal Mile to promote their shows during in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest arts festivals in the world; established as an alternative to the International Festival, also held in August, and celebrates its 66th anniversary this year.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dan Kitwood / Getty Images

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