People run for cover as smoke rises from the site of a fire at a fireworks factory on the outskirts of Sivakasi, India, on Wednesday. Police in southern India said they have arrested six employees of the fireworks factory for a massive blaze that killed 40 workers and injured 60 others.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated PressLink
Former President Bill Clinton is joined on stage by President Obama after Clinton's speech Wednesday night at the Democratic National Convention 2012 in Charlotte, N.C.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles TimesLink
Afghan National Police personnel march during a graduation ceremony at a police training center in Herat on Thursday. The Taliban are involved in a quarter of Afghan security personnel attacks on NATO colleagues, according to a military commander. The surge of assaults, unprecedented in modern warfare, have seen Afghan troops opening fire on their NATO colleagues more than 30 times this year, killing at least 45 foreign troops -- most of them Americans.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AREF KARIMI / Agence France-PresseLink
Protesting students carry a friend to a hospital after he accidentally burned himself while lighting an effigy of Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai during a protest against a hike in fuel prices in Katmandu, Nepal. On Sunday, the state owned Nepal Oil Corp. announced the rise in prices effective Monday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Niranjan Shrestha / Associated PressLink
A protester reacts as an Indian riot policeman charges a crowd during a demonstration in Bhubaneswar. Dozens were injured as police fired tear gas during a Congress party rally against India's Odisha state government, a report said.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: STRDEL / Agence France-PresseLink
Lebanese firefighters try to extinguish a fire in a landfill in the southern port city of Sidony on Thursday. The blaze, caused by a methane gas leak, forced the industrial sector to shut down because of smoke and toxic fumes that will require at least 48 hours to extinguish, a source at the Civil Defense Department said.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mohammed Zaatari / Associated PressLink
Ukraine's Ruslan Katyshev competes in the men's triple jump F11 final during the London 2012 Paralympic Games at the Olympic Stadium.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: LEON NEAL / Agence France-PresseLink
Matthew Cowdrey of Australia competes in a men's 200-meter individual medley heat on Thursday, Sept. 6, at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Clive Rose / Getty ImagesLink
Daniel Dias of Brazil competes in a men's 50-meter backstroke heat on Day 8 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Clive Rose / Getty ImagesLink
Lion mother Layla holds one of her two babies by the tail in their enclosure at the zoo in Dresden, eastern Germany. Two 5-week-old lion babies were presented to the public for the first time.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ARNO BURGI / DPALink
Six-year-old quadruplets from Shenzhen in south China's Guangdong province have their hair shaved with numbers by their parents to make it easier for teachers and classmates to tell them apart.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: STR / AFPLink
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