Khandwa, India — Villagers stand in neck-deep water in protest against the move by the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh to increase water levels of regional dams. The demonstrators say more than 1,000 acres of land is already submerged and 60 villages are threatened if the water level in the Omkareshwar dam is increased further.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Turicato, Mexico — Catholics stand by a gate in the walled community of Nueva Jerusalem as teachers march in demand of the right for secular education at this religious community. A quarter of the population of this ultra-Catholic community of 4,000 has been confronting the majority in their demand to access Mexico's secular education.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: HECTOR GUERRERO / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Maerim, Thailand — A 3-year-old girl named Maiyu plays with gold neck rings that are marketed to tourists. She lives in Baan Tong Luang, a village created in 2005 in an attempt to preserve the old traditions of the ethnic Hill Tribe while also providing income for them.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Paula Bronstein / Getty ImagesLink
Hong Kong — Activists participate in a hunger strike outside Chinese government headquarters against a plan to introduce 'national education' classes into the school curriculum. Opponents of the classes say the move amounts to brainwashing.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kin Cheung / Associated PressLink
Sydney, Australia — A koala makes an appearance at the Martin Place public square as Australia's zoo and aquarium association marks the National Threatened Species Day.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROMEO GACAD / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Chevaline, France — News photographers work at a crime scene in the French Alps where three people were found shot to death in a British-registered car. A cyclist was also found dead nearby.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PHILIPPE MERLE / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Monza, Italy — A firefighter watches a practice session for the Formula One Italian Grand Prix.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: OLIVIER MORIN / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Kolkata, India — A city worker fumigates a residential area to check the spread of dengue fever. Dengue, a flu-like illness, is spread by mosquitoes, and it spikes during the annual monsoons, when the rains leave puddles of stagnant water where the insects breed.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bikas Das / Associated PressLink
London, England — Bronze medalist Wildan Nukhailawi of Iraq, left, and silver medallist Ahmed Naas of Iraq celebrate following the men's javelin throw final at the 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dean Mouhtaropoulos / Getty ImagesLink
Camp Bastion, Afghanistan — Britain's Prince Harry, left, is shown around Camp Bastion by a member of his squadron. The prince has been redeployed to the region to pilot attack helicopters.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Getty Images EuropeLink
Tokyo, Japan — Protesters hold placards during a weekly anti-nuclear power rally in front of the Japanese prime minister's official residence. In the wake of last year's Fukushima nuclear crisis, ralliers want the nation's nuclear power policy changed.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FRANCK ROBICHON / EPALink
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