Yemeni protesters storm the U.S. Embassy during a protest against a film deemed insulting to the Prophet Muhammad.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: YAHYA ARHAB / EPALink
An Egyptian protester throws a stone at riot police during a protest near the U.S. Embassy. Media reports state that at least 13 people were injured in clashes outside the embassy between Egyptian security forces and demonstrators angered by a video.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KHALED ELFIQI / EPALink
A Syrian woman who fled her home due to government shelling talks to another woman, not pictured, from her makeshift tent made of sheets as they take refuge at a border crossing, hoping to reach one of the refugee camps in Turkey near the Syrian town of Azaz.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Muhammed Muheisen / Associated PressLink
Pakistan rescue workers and people gather in a garment factory following a fire in which at least 289 people died. Police in Karachi have registered a murder case against the owners of the factory, site of the country's worst-ever industrial disaster, officers said.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: RIZWAN TABASSUM / AFPLink
Elephant polo competitors have an official portrait taken on first day of play in the 11th annual King's Cup Elephant Polo Tournament 2012 southwest of Bangkok. The charity tournament raises funds for elephant conservation and features Thai mahouts and competitors from more than 30 different nationalities playing in 12 different teams.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BARBARA WALTON / EPALink
A Nepalese artist appears with his face painted during a protest outside the Katmandu District administration office. Protesting artists allege that Nepalese artist Manish Harijan had received death threats from activists of Nepal-based World Hindu Federation after displaying combination images of Hindu deities and Western superheroes.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Niranjan Shrestha / Associated PressLink
Hundreds of activists and residents stand in the Bay of Bengal as they protest the Kudankulam Atomic Power Project, background. One person was killed Monday after police fired at protesters demonstrating against the loading of nuclear fuel in the Russian-built reactor. Construction of the plant has been delayed by protests in the past year by residents and anti-nuclear groups concerned about safety following the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster in Japan last year.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rafiq Maqbool / Associated PressLink
Polish air force jets present their aerobatic skills during the aviation trade show ILA on the fairgrounds in Selchow near the new Berlin Brandenburg Willy Brandt airport. More than 200.000 visitors are expected at the Berlin Air Show ILA, initiated by the German Aerospace Industries Assn.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: WOLFGANG KUMM / DPALink
Russian soldiers at a military cemetery bury the remains of 33 German soldiers who were killed during World War II. Young German soldiers, background, also took part in the reburial.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PATRICK PLEUL / DPALink
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