Protesters march in front of the parliament during a 24-hour general strike in Athens. Police clashed with hooded youths throwing firebombs on the sidelines of the large demonstration against a new round of austerity cuts.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: LOUISA GOULIAMAKI / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A riot policeman is engulfed in flames after a petrol bomb thrown by protesters ignited during a nationwide general strike.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Petros Giannakouris / Associated PressLink
A protester stands in front of riot police on Syntagma Square during a 24-hour general strike. Wednesday marks Greece's first big anti-austerity strike since the coalition government took power in June.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Milos Bicanski / Getty ImagesLink
People sit in flood waters outside a bar as water levels continue to rise on the River Ouse in York. Britain was bracing for more torrential rain as hundreds of people spent the night away from their flooded homes following two days of heavy downpours.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PAUL ELLIS / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Walkers view the lake pyramid at Fuerst Pueckler Park near Cottbus. The wild ivy and vines which grow on the pyramid are wearing their autumn colors.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PATRICK PLEUL / EPALink
A restaurant worker cleans beneath lanterns hanging above a street ahead of the Mid Autumn Festival. Traditionally recognized as a symbol of good luck, red lanterns are hung during the Mid-Autumn Festival which falls on the 15th day of the lunar new year, which is Sunday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ED JONES / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Relatives pay their respects at the graves of the victims of the Joola ferry disaster on the 10th anniversary of the sinking of the Senegalese ferry, one of the worst maritime disasters ever recorded in peacetime, leaving well over 1,800 people dead or missing.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SEYLLOU / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic eyes a ball against Maria Sharapova of Russia during their third-round match of the Japan Pan Pacific Open tennis tournament.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Shizuo Kambayashi / Associated PressLink
A member of the Kosovo Security Force clears a dense forest section of mines and explosives near the border with Albania. Land mines and explosive devices dot areas in Kosovo where separatist ethnic Albanians and Serb forces fought during the 1998-99 war.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: VISAR KRYEZIU / Associated PressLink
A forensic archaeologist with the International Commission on Missing Persons inspects human remains at a mass grave near the Bosnian town of Kalesija. Forensic experts have found 10 bodies as they begin to excavate a mass grave where Muslim Bosnians killed during the 1995 massacre in the eastern town of Srebrenica are believed to have been hidden.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Amel Emric / Associated PressLink
People gather to watch rescue operations after a bus fell into the Purna River. Police said 17 passengers died when the bus plunged into the river in western India. India has the world's highest road death toll. More than 110,000 people die in road accidents there each year.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated PressLink
Children attend their madrassa, or Islamic school, in a mosque.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Muhammed Muheisen / Associated PressLink
Supporters of South African populist firebrand Julius Malema demonstrate near the courthouse of Polokwane. Malema is charged with money laundering, fraud and corruption in a case that his supporters say is politically motivated.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
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