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Turkish riot police fire a water cannon as they clash with Kurdish demonstrators during a protest in support of a hunger strike movement by Kurdish prisoners. The justice minister said at least 680 prisoners are on a hunger strike across the country, while Turkey's Human Rights Assn., which closely follows the country's long-simmering Kurdish conflict, said 715 inmates are striking in 48 prisons. Some of the prisoners have been without food for 43 days, and there are fears about their deteriorating condition. Hunger-striking protesters have three main demands: the release of imprisoned Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan, the right to Kurdish language education and the right to use Kurdish in Turkish courts.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: BULENT KILIC / AFP

In this Monday photo, a rebel sniper aims at a Syrian army position, seen with another rebel fighter reflected in a mirror, in a residential building in the Jedida district. Syrian fighter jets pounded rebel areas across the country on Monday with scores of airstrikes that anti-regime activists called the most widespread bombing in a single day since Syria's troubles started 19 months ago.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Narciso Contreras / Associated Press

In this Monday photo, a rebel fighter belonging to the Qatebee Sokor Al-Islam group runs for cover as a Syrian army tank shells the rebel position during clashes in the Jedida district.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Narciso Contreras / Associated Press

People light candles at a pagoda during the Full Moon Festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: YE AUNG THU / AFP

This photo taken on Sunday shows refugees from South Kordofan gathering in the shade of trees at dusk at the Yida Refugee Camp, which hosts over 65,000 refugees coming mainly from South Kordofan in Sudan after fighting broke out between north and south Sudan forces in June 2011. A severe lack of food, ongoing bombings along with a dry climatic spell has led humanitarian organizations to expect a further influx of 15,000 to 30,000 refugees from the Nuba Mountains by the end of the year.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CAMILLE LEPAGE / AFP

The Bounty, a 180-foot sailing ship sinks in the Atlantic Ocean during Hurricane Sandy, approximately 90 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras, N.C. on Sunday. Of the 16-person crew, the Coast Guard rescued 14, recovered a woman who was later pronounced dead and are searching for the captain. The Bounty was built for the 1962 film "Mutiny On The Bounty" and was also used in a "Pirates Of The Caribbean" movie.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Petty Officer 2nd Class Tim Kuklewski / U.S. Coast Guard / Getty Images

Firefighters work at the scene of a house fire in the aftermath of super storm Sandy in Lindenhurst, N.Y. According to firefighters at the scene, four homes were destroyed by fire overnight in Lindenhurst, and six in Massapequa.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jason DeCrow / Associated Press

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