Syrians react after an airstrike by government forces in Maaret al-Numaan. Syrian regime warplanes launched a new wave of strikes on the northwestern town seized by rebels last week, an AFP correspondent reported.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BULENT KILIC / AFPLink
A demonstrator clashes with riot police during a 24-hour strike in Athens. Greek riot police fired tear gas to disperse protesters at an anti-austerity rally held during a national general strike as EU leaders were to tackle the eurozone crisis at a summit. The protesters had broken through a police line outside luxury hotels on central Syntagma Square and scattered groups of youths later attacked police with stones and firebombs, an AFP reporter said.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ARIS MESSINIS / AFPLink
Miners sing as they run during their strike at the AngloGold Ashanti Mine, in Fochville near Johannesburg. Thousands of South African gold miners say they will continue striking despite a plea by the president that they return to work. President Jacob Zuma had urged the striking mineworkers to return to work "as soon as possible" in order to normalize South Africa's crucial mine sector, which has been reeling from strike action since August.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Themba Hadebe / Associated PressLink
A Cambodian woman mourns the death of late King Norodom Sihanouk at the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh. The body of Sihanouk returned to his homeland on a plane from China on Wednesday, welcomed by tens of thousands of mourners who packed tree-lined roads in the Southeast Asian nation's capital ahead of the royal funeral.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wong Maye-E / Associated PressLink
A soldier reacts to al-Shabab militants who fired on his convoy as it advanced along the road to Baidoa. A Ugandan contingent of the AMISOM forces, along with the Somali national army, advanced from Ballidoogole airbase to Balewin town on the road to Baidoa. Only minor resistance was met along the way.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TOBIN JONES / AFPLink
The shadow of a man holding a child falls on clothes hung to dry on the banks of the River Ganges in Allahabad, on the confluence of the rivers Ganges, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswathi, is one of Hinduism's important centers.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rajesh Kumar Singh / Associated PressLink
Kelly Slater of the U.S. in action during the Rip Curl Pro Portugal surfing competition as part of the ASP World Tour in Peniche. Slater was wiped out during round three of the Rip Curl Pro Portugal. Slater's 13th-place finish leaves the world title race open heading into the next event in Santa Cruz, Calif.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KIRSTIN SCHOLTZ / ASP INTERNATIONALLink
Runners take the water jump in the Bathwick Tyres Yeovil Handicap Steeple Chase at Wincanton racecourse in Wincanton.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alan Crowhurst / Getty ImagesLink
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