Residents throw stones and bottles at anti-riot police while a demolition team clears an informal settlers area to make way for a local government project in Manila. More than 2 million people in Manila's metropolitan area -- roughly a fifth of the sprawling city's population -- live in shanty towns.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NOEL CELIS / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Isangi, a poached 9-month-old Grauer's gorilla that was moved to Virunga National Park headquarters at Rumangabo, will be quarantined for a month. Isangi will then move to an orphanage for Grauer's gorillas.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: LUANNE CADD / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Tibetan exiles in traditional dress rotate prayer wheels at the Tsuglakhang temple in Dharmsala. More than 400 delegates will attend the second Special General Meeting of Tibetans to discuss their response to the self-immolations in Tibet in protest of Chinese rule.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ashwini Bhatia / Associated PressLink
A climber injured in an avalanche, center, is rescued at the base camp of Mt. Manaslu in northern Nepal. The avalanche swept away climbers on a Himalayan peak Sunday, leaving at least nine dead and six others missing, officials said.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated PressLink
Conservation staff at Westminster Abbey clean the Cosmati pavement surrounding the tomb of Edward the Confessor in London. The highly decorative stone pavement, made of a dark limestone called Purbeck marble, is embedded with small precious stones such as onyx and porphyry. A shrine was erected in 1163 after the Confessor's canonization and St Edward's body was brought on Oct. 13, 1269, to its new resting place.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Oli Scarff / Getty ImagesLink
Visitors make their way through an exhibition honoring the architect, artist and 20th century publisher Le Corbusier in the Pushkin Fine Arts Museum in Moscow.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ivan Sekretarev / Associated PressLink
A cleaning team can be seen polishing the steel Atomium building in Brussels.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JULIEN WARNAND / EPALink
Cheered on by a crowd, a man pours a glass of beer over his head at the Oktoberfest in Munich. The world's largest fair takes place from Sept. 22 to Oct. 7.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FRANK LEONHARDT / EPALink
Fans participate in the third edition of the Budapest Guinness Street Dance in the Pecsa Music Hall.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BALAZS MOHAI / EPALink
An Afghan villager rides a donkey on a dusty road in the Zadyan district of Balkh province.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: QAIS USYAN / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
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