A Muslim man wearing a blindfold shouts slogans during a protest against the anti-Islam film "Innocence of Muslims" that ridicules the Prophet Muhammad.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dar Yasin / Associated PressLink
Palestinian demonstrators protesting the anti-Islam film "Innocence of Muslims" are reflected in the face shield of an Israeli police officer's helmet during a demonstration at the Damascus Gate.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ABIR SULTAN / EPALink
An Egyptian protester runs from a burning police car as street clashes sparked by the anti-Islam film "Innocence of Muslims" continue near the U.S. Embassy in Cairo.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Khalil Hamra / Associated PressLink
An Israeli man watches the sun rise over the mountains on the Jordanian side of the Dead Sea during a "float-in" organized by American artist and photographer Spencer Tunick. Some 200 people took part in the stunt to help raise awareness of the environmental plight of the mineral-rich Dead Sea, whose level is dropping about a meter a year.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JIM HOLLANDER / EPALink
Young boys and girls enjoy an outdoor shower after a water tap was opened on a Kolkata street.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PIYAL ADHIKARY / EPALink
Spectators cope with blustery weather while waiting in vain for play to resume in the second round of the Women's British Open golf tournament at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club. High winds prompted tournament officials to suspend competition for the day.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDREW YATES / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A model is prepared backstage ahead of the show from the Maria Grachvogel spring/summer 2013 collection during London Fashion Week.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Joel Ryan / Associated PressLink
A mother silvery gibbon named Pangrango, with her 4-week-old baby clinging to her tummy, carefully tightropes across their compound at the Hellabrunn zoo.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Uwe Lein / Associated PressLink
Activists from the Hindu hard-line political party Shiv Sena prepare food in the road as a symbolic gesture while protesting an increase in the price of diesel fuel and a new limit on how much natural gas Indians get for cooking. The Indian government increased the diesel price by five rupees per liter and restricted families to six cooking gas cylinders per year.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DIVYAKANT SOLANKI / EPALink
A monk spins a prayer wheel at the Boudhanath Stupa, an important pilgrimage site for Buddhists.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Niranjan Shrestha / Associated PressLink
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
Space shuttle Endeavour, alongside a NASA astronaut transport vehicle, is parked in the Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center. It will be flown to Los Angeles next week.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles TimesLink
A woman sits on a grass-made sofa in Frankfurt. The so-called "Main-Sofa" highlights the upcoming "Day of Sustainability" event.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FRANK RUMPENHORST / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A homeless man sleeps on stairs in front of a billboard in the center of the Ukrainian capital of Kiev .
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SERGEI SUPINSKY / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
An anti-Japanese demonstrator holds a Chinese flag during a protest over the Diaoyu islands issue, known as the Senkaku islands in Japan, outside the Japanese embassy in Beijing. China dispatched two patrol ships to "assert its sovereignty" over islands at the center of a disagreement with Japan, as Tokyo completed its purchase of the disputed territory.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARK RALSTON / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Schoolchildren wave British flags as they wait for the arrival of Britain's Prince Williams and his wife, Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, at Gardens by the Bay in Singapore. Britain's Prince William and Catherine arrived to kick off a nine-day Southeast Asia and Pacific tour marking Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: EDGAR SU / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Pakistani rescuers collect evidence in a shoe-making factory following a fire that gutted the factory the previous night. More than 240 people have perished in devastating fires that gutted factories in Pakistan's two largest cities, raising fresh concerns about workplace safety.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ARIF ALI / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
People view an exhibition featuring images of Turkish victims of the 1980 military takeover. The exhibition includes a replica of the gallows used to hang suspects, torture devices as well as letters, newspapers, clothes and photographs of people who died, went missing or were tortured.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ADEM ALTAN / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Striking workers of Anglo American Platinum call on their colleagues to stop working in Rustenburg. Rioting South African miners blocked access to shafts of platinum giant Amplats as officials sought to prevent the widening strike movement from spiraling into a nationwide revolt.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALEXANDER JOE / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Brothers sit on tires as they eat rice during breakfast at a camp for people displaced by the 2010 earthquake.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dieu Nalio Chery / Associated PressLink
Exiled Tibetans participate in a peaceful prostration march on the road leading to the U.N. Information Center in New Delhi. The protest was to appeal to the U.N. to fulfill the demands of three exiled Tibetans who are on a hunger strike in New Delhi.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Altaf Qadri / Associated PressLink
A Somali government soldier stands guard as people gather outside the hotel where Somalia's newly elected president, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, and the Kenyan foreign minister Samson Ongeri were holding a meeting in Mogadishu. Two explosions followed by gunfire rocked the Mogadishu hotel. Mohamud and Ongeri escaped the attack unharmed. Islamist militant group Al Shabab has claimed responsibility for the attack.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ELYAS AHMED / EPALink
Firefighters try to extinguish a fire at a recycling facility. The cause of the fire is unknown.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christian Nimtz / EPALink
The United Nations Special Envoy Angelina Jolie visits refugees and their host communities in the Bekaa Valley. The purpose of the joint trip by Angelina Jolie and UN Refugee Chief Antonio Guterres is to demonstrate their solidarity with Syrian refugees and pay tribute to the Jordanian government and people for their strong commitment to refugee protection. Their visit comes on a day when the number of Syrian refugees registered or awaiting registration in the region topped 250,000.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Handout / Getty ImagesLink
Torrential rains in Pakistan have caused at least 80 deaths and left hundreds homeless. Authorities warned of floods in northern and northwestern regions as well as Pakistan-administered Kashmir, where about 50 people have been killed in rain-related accidents over the past two weeks.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: WAQAR HUSSEIN / EPALink
Indian fishermen walk past a boat moored on the shore near the Russian-built Kudankulam Atomic Power Project site. 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
Indonesian firefighters battle a blaze burning on the Valerine passenger ship at Menado port. No casualties were reported in the incident of the inter-island freighter with a passenger capacity of 571.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MAKAYLA / EPALink
An armed fighter of the Free Syrian Army stands atop a destroyed Syrian army tank to have his picture taken by a passer-by in the northern Syrian town of Azaz, near Aleppo, on Monday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SAM TARLING / AFPLink
Pakistani children play cricket in monsoon rain. At least 78 people have died and dozens more were injured in torrential rains and flash floods that have wreaked havoc in Pakistan over the past three days, a government spokesman said.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ASIF HASSAN / AFPLink
Myanmar schoolchildren run on a road after being dismissed from school on Monday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Khin Maung Win / Associated PressLink
The Tribute in Light shines above the World Trade Center and the Statue of Liberty, left, Monday, as seen from Bayonne, N.J. Tuesday will mark the 11th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Lennihan / Associated PressLink
A lightning bolt lights up the sky above Munich, southern Germany, on Sunday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PETER KNEFFEL / DPALink
Indian policemen baton-charge residents protesting against the Russian-built Kudamkulam nuclear plant Monday. State officials said Indian police fired at protesters near the nuclear power plant being constructed in southern India, killing one person. 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. The government says the plant will meet safety standards.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AP / Associated PressLink
A bull is surrounded by men with spears during the Toro de la Vega bull spearing fiesta in Tordesillas, near Valladolid, Spain. The festival is one of the oldest in Spain with roots dating back to the 15th century. The bull has to be enticed across the river from the village to the plain before it can be killed to honour the Virgen de la Pena.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Israel Lopez / Associated PressLink
Employees of the world's leading producer of primary aluminum, Alcoa, shout slogans as they take part in a demonstration outside the industry ministry in Rome, as Prime Minister Mario Monti's government holds talks. The demonstrators protest against the closing of Portovesme and Fusina melting plants on the Italian island of Sardinia, which employ about 2,000 people.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FILIPPO MONTEFORTE / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Employees of the world's leading producer of primary aluminum, Alcoa, clash with police during a demonstration outside the industry ministry.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FILIPPO MONTEFORTE / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Chicago teachers walk a picket line outside Benjamin Banneker Elementary School, after they went on strike for the first time in 25 years. Union and district officials failed to reach a contract agreement despite intense weekend negotiations.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: M. Spencer Green / Associated PressLink
Groups of laborers toss fake money during a mock funeral for President Ma Ying-jeou and his government in front of the Presidential Office in Taipei in protest of laws that allow companies to refuse payments and pensions to employees once they file for bankruptcy.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Santana / Associated PressLink
A Palestinian boy adds a tire to a burning barricade during a protest against the high cost of living in the West Bank town of Jenin. Palestinian demonstrators fed up with high prices and unpaid salaries shuttered shops, halted traffic with burning tires and closed schools throughout the West Bank on Monday in the largest show of popular discontent with the governing Palestinian Authority in its 18-year history.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mohammed Ballas / Associated PressLink
A Bangladeshi boat man struggles to make his way through a water hyacinth-filled Buriganga River in Bangladesh. The free-floating aquatic plant is hampering the movement of boats in the river.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: A.M. Ahad / Associated PressLink
An elderly man sits on a toy horse at a playground in Beijing. China says its trade surplus widened to $26.7 billion in August as exports remained weak and imports registered a surprise decline in a further blow to the country's slowing economy.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: WANG ZHAO / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Indian Hindu devotees perform evening rituals as they take a holy dip in the River Ganges in Allahabad. Allahabad, on the confluence of the rivers Ganges and Yamuna, is one of Hinduism's important centers.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rajesh Kumar Singh / Associated PressLink
A staff member of the German parliament Bundestag walks through a tunnel between parliament buildings. During the first week after the summer break the German parliament will face the budget debate and on Wednesday a decision of Germany's Federal Constitutional Court about the European stability mechanism.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Markus Schreiber / Associated PressLink
Olympic volunteers pose in front of the National Gallery before the victory parade of the British athletes of the Olympics and Paralympics Games passing by Trafalgar Square.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA / EPALink
Polo players practice on the beach ahead of a beach polo event in Newquay, England. Several thousand people are expected to watch the event, now in its sixth year, which is being played on one of Cornwall's most popular surfing beaches.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Cardy / Getty ImagesLink
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The Week in Pictures | September 10 – 16, 2012
Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism.
The death toll ticked higher Friday as protests swept the world over a video insulting the Islamic prophet Muhammad, with reports emerging of casualties in Tunisia, Lebanon, Sudan and Yemen as outraged protesters clashed with police near United States missions abroad. More photos
Final preparations are underway in Florida for NASA’s space shuttle Endeavour to leave the East Coast on Monday and begin its voyage to its permanent home in Los Angeles. More photos
Over in Europe, spectators wait in bad weather for play to resume during the second round of the Women’s British Open golf tournament at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club in northern England; a silvery gibbon balances with her 4-week-old baby on ropes in their compound at the Hellabrunn Zoo in Munich; and a model is prepared backstage ahead of the show from the Maria Grachvogel Spring/Summer 2013 collection during London Fashion Week. Employees of the world’s leading producer of primary aluminum, Alcoa, shout slogans as they take part in a demonstration outside the industry ministry in Rome. The demonstrators are protesting the closure of melting plants on the Italian island of Sardinia, which employ about 2,000 people.
In Israel, a young man standing in the Dead Sea watches the sun rise over the mountains on the Jordanian side of the mineral-rich sea during the “float-in” organized by U.S. artist and photographer Spencer Tunick at Ein Boqeq. Some 200 people took part in the “float-in” to help raise awareness of the environmental plight of the Dead Sea, whose water level is dropping about 3 feet a year because of fresh water misuse.
In Asia, Britain’s Prince William and his wife, Catherine, arrived in Singapore to kick off a nine-day Southeast Asia and Pacific tour marking Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee; exiled Tibetans participate in a peaceful march on the road leading to the U.N. Information Center in New Delhi; and torrential rains in Pakistan have caused at least 80 deaths and left hundreds homeless.
Other protests in the news include Chicago teachers walking a picket line after they went on strike for the first time in 25 years; laborers tossing fake money during a mock funeral for President Ma Ying-jeou and his government in protest of laws that allow companies to refuse payments and pensions to employees once they file for bankruptcy in Taipei; and Palestinian demonstrators fed up with high prices and unpaid salaries shuttering shops, halting traffic with burning tires and closing schools throughout the West Bank on Monday in the largest show of popular discontent with the governing Palestinian Authority in its 18-year history.
Elsewhere, rioting South African miners blocked access to shafts of platinum giant Amplats as officials sought to prevent the widening strike movement from spiraling into a nationwide revolt; two explosions followed by gunfire rocked a Mogadishu hotel where President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and the Kenyan minister Samson Ongeri escaped the attack unharmed; and United Nations Special Envoy Angelina Jolie visits Syrian refugees in the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon.
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