A larger-than-life image of an eye stares out from a wall in the exhibition "Max Planck Science Tunnel" at the Heinz Nixdorf Museumsforum in western Germany.
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Workers are fighting time -- and gravity -- with the grape harvest underway in the Grand Cru Rangen in eastern France.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FREDERICK FLORIN / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A paraglider prepares for a jump on the Hochries mountain near Samerberg.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PETER KNEFFEL / EPALink
A clown and other circus workers protest in front of the Italian parliament in Rome's Piazza Montecitorio while the parliament is holding a session to talk about the treatment of circus animals.
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Students protest government cuts in education funding, a product of the nation's strict austerity measures.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Emilio Morenatti / Associated PressLink
Lawyers and doctors scuffle with riot police during a protest outside the Greek Finance Ministry offices as civil servants and private sector workers staged a nationwide general strike Thursday to protest new austerity measures the government is still negotiating with the debt-ridden country's international creditors.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Thanassis Stavrakis / Associated PressLink
A Nepalese farmer harvests paddy on the outskirts of Katmandu.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Niranjan Shrestha / Associated PressLink
Filipino priests and nuns light candles in front of a church in downtown Manila as part of a ceremony commemorating the first anniversary of the death of Italian priest Rev. Fausto Tentorio, who was killed when a gunman shot him several times within the church compound in North Cotabato province's mountainous Arakan township.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AARON FAVILA / Associated PressLink
Women burn electricity bills during a protest against the Power Development Department in Srinagar. Residents blocked traffic as they protested the government's decision to hike their electricity rates and cap the number of subsidized cooking gas cylinders they can receive.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: EPALink
A boy scout throws a package of marijuana into the fire as officials destroy drugs seized from traffickers in Banda Aceh. Aceh police have destroyed as much as six tons of marijuana seized from marijuana farmers and distributor in Aceh this year. Aceh is one of the largest marijuana-producing regions in Indonesia.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: HOTLI SIMANJUNTAK / EPALink
People gather outside the Royal Palace to mourn their former King Norodom Sihanouk.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wong Maye-E / Associated PressLink
Mourners burn incense and offer prayers at the Royal Palace in honor of the late King Norodom Sihanouk. Tens of thousands of Cambodians lined the streets of the capital to pay last respects to their former leader.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NICOLAS ASFOURI / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
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