Israeli troops fire tear gas at Palestinian protesters during clashes at a protest against Israel's operations in Gaza Strip, at Qalandya checkpoint, near the West Bank city of Ramallah.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALAA BADARNEH / EPALink
A Palestinian protester runs with his clothes on fire after he tried to throw a Molotov cocktail at Israeli troops during clashes at a protest against Israel's operations in Gaza Strip, at Qalandya checkpoint, near the West Bank city of Ramallah.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALAA BADARNEH / EPALink
Palestinian medical workers wheel a wounded boy into al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City. Gaza militants targeted Tel Aviv on Friday with another rocket, defying Israeli warnings of a possible ground assault to follow its aerial bombardment of the Hamas-run strip.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MAHMUD HAMS / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Palestinian Fares Sadallah, 11, cries as he sits outside his home, which was damaged following an Israeli air strike in Beit Lahia, northern Gaza Strip.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MOHAMMED ABED / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A novice Buddhist monk of the Drukpa Tibetan Buddhist lineage enters the temple for prayers during the annual festival of sacred dances at the Hemis monastery in northern India.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kevin Frayer / Associated PressLink
A Cambodian police officer stands guard in a room outside the Peace Palace, venue for the 21st Assn. of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit, in Phnom Penh.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: HOW HWEE YOUNG / EPALink
A Burmese worker is seen in a flag shop surrounded by American flags as the city gets excited for the first visit of President Obama. Obama will become the first U.S. president to visit Myanmar during his four-day tour of Southeast Asia that will also include visits to Thailand and Cambodia.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Paula Bronstein / Getty ImagesLink
A mine foreman at a coal mine in Agujita. According to the Mining Chamber of Mexico, the country produces 15 million tons of coal annually, with the bulk of the coal being used for power generation and steel production.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: YURI CORTEZ / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
War veterans celebrate during the live broadcast from the International War Crimes Tribunal in Zagreb's main square. Appeals judges at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal have overturned the convictions of two Croat generals, Ante Gotovina and Mladen Markac, for crimes against humanity and war crimes committed against Serb civilians in a 1995 military blitz.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Nikola Solic / Associated PressLink
Kashmiri Muslim women comfort a wailing woman during a funeral procession in Srinagar. An unidentified gunmen Thursday opened fire at a liquor shop on the banks of Dal Lake, killing one and injuring four more.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dar Yasin / Associated PressLink
A photographer takes pictures in front of a painting titled "Head of an Old Man" during an exhibition preview of work by contemporary artist Zeng Fanzhi in London.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dan Kitwood / Getty ImagesLink
A man feeds a sparrow in the garden of El Prado museum in Madrid.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DOMINIQUE FAGET / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Ice crystals are visible on a branch of a fir tree and future Christmas tree at a field of the Werder Fir tree farm in Werder, Germany.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PATRICK PLEUL / EPALink
A woman takes cover in response to warning sirens in the southern Israeli town of Kiryat Malachi, which has been targeted by rockets fired from the Gaza Strip.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: OLIVER WEIKEN / European Pressphoto AgencyLink
A huge explosion from an Israeli airstrike rocks a complex of buildings in the Gaza Strip as seen from the Israeli town of Sderot. The U.N. Security Council held a late-night emergency meeting on escalating tensions between Israel and Gaza after Israel carried out more than 20 airstrikes and sea artillery attacks on the Palestinian territory, killing the military commander for Hamas, which controls the territory.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JACK GUEZ / Agence France-PresseLink
An Israeli soldier throws a blood-stained table from a heavily damaged apartment building in Kiryat Malachi, where three people were killed by a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tsafrir Abayov / Associated PressLink
Israeli missiles are launched to intercept incoming missiles from Gaza in the port town of Ashdod. Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday the army is prepared for a "significant widening" of its operation in the Gaza Strip.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tsafrir Abayov / Associated PressLink
About 2,000 South Korean volunteers make 140 tons of kimchi, a traditional Korean dish of spicy fermented cabbage and radish, in a park outside the metropolitan government building in Seoul on Thursday. City officials will hand out kimchi to about 14,000 poor households in an event marking the start of the winter season.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JUNG YEON-JE / Agence France-PresseLink
North Korea's synchronized swimming team, reflected in the pool water, perform during the team technical final at the Asian Swimming Championships in Dubai.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hassan Ammar / Associated PressLink
Men sweep leaves underneath a tree in the early morning autumn sun at the Alster in Hamburg, Germany.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: CHRISTIAN CHARISIUS / DPALink
An Afghan woman walks in the old part of Kabul early Thursday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SHAH MARAI / Agence France-PresseLink
A man cleans the window at an old Iranian house used by Khalil Pasha, the last Ottoman governor for Baghdad.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Karim Kadim / Associated PressLink
The aurora borealis is on display north of Havre, Mont. A storm turned the chilly northernmost skies into an ever-changing and awe-provoking art show of northern lights Tuesday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lindsay Brown / Havre Daily NewsLink
Riot police officers protect themselves from a projectile at the end of a demonstration organized by Spain's "indignant" protesters, a popular movement against a political system that they say deprives ordinary Spaniards of a voice in the crisis, near the parliament building in Madrid. It was the second general strike this year in Spain involving protests against sweeping austerity measures and high unemployment.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: CESAR MANSO / Agence France-PresseLink
A protester sits in the middle of Madrid's Gran Via, a street known for upscale shopping, during a general strike in Madrid. Spain's General Workers' Union said the nationwide stoppage, the second this year, was being observed by nearly all workers in the automobile, energy, shipbuilding and construction industries.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Daniel Ochoa De Olza / Associated PressLink
Dozens of strikers try to force their way into a bank office in Valencia.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JUAN CARLOS CARDENAS / EPALink
A protester outside Greece's parliament covers her head in a plastic bag meant to show that austerity measures are suffocating Greeks.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Petros Giannakouris / Associated PressLink
A woman dressed as a devil demonstrates in Paris as Europe experienced a string of strikes and protests against the effects of austerity.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christophe Ena / Associated PressLink
Riot police and anti-austerity protesters clashed in Rome on Wednesday as anger boiled over on a Europe-wide day of strikes and mass demonstrations.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FILIPPO MONTEFORTE / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A social worker in Rio de Janeiro carries a woman during an operation to get crack addicts off the streets.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: CHRISTOPHE SIMON / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Scented candles are lit before being offered to well-wishers during a ceremony at a Hindu temple in London to celebrate Diwali, which marks the start of the Hindu New Year.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dan Kitwood / Getty ImagesLink
A view of Sheldon Glacier with Mount Barre in the background, seen from Ryder Bay near Rothera Research Station, Adelaide Island, Antarctica. A new NASA and British Antarctic Survey study examines why Antarctic sea ice cover has increased under the effects of climate change during the last two decades.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NASALink
With a background of autumn colors, morning mist floats above the water of Lake Orfu in Hungary.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ferenc Kalmandy / Associated PressLink
A 4-day-old silverback gorilla sticks with his mother in the Ramat Gan safari park near Tel Aviv.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ariel Schalit / Associated PressLink
A Palestinian man holds a flag near the Damascus gate in Jerusalem's Old City during a demonstration in support of the Palestinian statehood petition at the U.N. General Assembly. Organizers said the protests were also meant to mark the anniversary of the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sebastian Scheiner / Associated PressLink
Oman fans sit under the scoreboard while the sun sets during a FIFA World Cup Asian qualifier match between Oman and Japan at Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex in Muscat.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Adam Pretty / Getty ImagesLink
Two women take pictures of themselves as they walk along Christmas illuminations. About 370,000 light-emitting diode bulbs powered by "green" electricity began lighting up a Tokyo complex area through the new year.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KIMIMASA MAYAMA / EPALink
Shena Hardin holds up a sign to serve a highly public sentence for driving on a sidewalk to avoid a school bus that was unloading children. A Cleveland Municipal judge ordered 32-year-old Hardin to serve the sentence for one hour Tuesday and Wednesday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tony Dejak / Associated PressLink
Fall foliage in southern Germany.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PATRICK SEEGER / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Miss Intercontinental participants pose for a photograph. The final for the international beauty contest will be held on Nov. 23 in Aachen.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hannibal Hanschke / EPALink
Activists with protective masks attend a rally downtown to call for more government effort against the spread of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and hepatitis in the former Soviet republic.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SERGEY DOLZHENKO / EPALink
Telescopic cameras and computer equipment are set up on Palm Cove beach in preparation to run a live stream via NASA of a total solar eclipse. Thousands of eclipse-watchers have gathered in North Queensland to enjoy the event, the first in Australia in a decade.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Kolbe / Getty ImagesLink
Chris Martin and Jonny Buckland of Coldplay perform live on stage at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Scott Barbour / Getty Images AsiaPacLink
An Indian Border Security Force soldier lights candles inside a bunker during Diwali, the annual Hindu festival of lights, at the India-Bangladesh border on the outskirts of Agartala. Diwali, the festival of lights, is celebrated to mark the return of Hindu God Rama from exile.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Nepalese devotees offer food to a cow during 'Gai Puja,', or cow worship day, as part of the Tihar festival. The Tihar festival is the second most important festival for Nepalese Hindus. During the festival people worship cows, considered an incarnation of Lord Laxmi, god of wealth.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NARENDRA SHRESTHA / EPALink
Thirty-five Kyrgyz couples take part in a mass wedding ceremony in the capital Bishkek..
PHOTOGRAPH BY: VYACHESLAV OSELEDKO / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A Sumatran tiger in a tree at a zoo. There are only around 250 of the cats left in the wild, compared to about 1,000 in the 1970s, according to the World Wildlife Fund, meaning that this species could become the first large predator to go extinct in the 21st century.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Binsar Bakkara / Associated PressLink
Shanty houses along the polluted Cipinang river. Many rivers in Indonesia, especially in urban areas, are polluted by household and industrial waste.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROMEO GACAD / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A woman grieves for a soldier buried in Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. Veterans Day is an official U.S. holiday honoring armed service veterans. It coincides with other holidays such as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day, which are celebrated in other parts of the world and also mark the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A big explosion is seen after a Syrian aircraft bombed Ras al-Ain town at the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: RESIT DAG / EPALink
Syrian nationals leave the country after Syrian aircraft bombed the strategic border town of Ras al-Ain, killing at least four people, wounding many others and sending panicked residents fleeing to the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar. A bomb exploded less than 150 yards from the Turkish border, with the force of the blast blowing out windows in houses in Ceylanpinar.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BULENT KILIC / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A Syrian opposition fighter sleeps next to his gun in the northern city of Aleppo. Araj, 19, would prefer a peaceful revolution but he says "the only way with President Bashar al-Assad is violence."
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOHN CANTLIE / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
People protest against home evictions in front of Partido Popular headquarters. Spain's banks announced they will freeze mortgage-related evictions for two years in cases of extreme need as a public outcry mounted over suicides by desperate home owners.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Demonstrators clash with riot police officers during a demonstration against unemployment in Naples. Twenty people were injured during the clashes.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARIO LAPORTA / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Indian policemen detain a Tibetan Youth Congress supporter as she protests outside the Chinese Embassy in New Delhi to show support for Tibetans inside China who have set themselves on fire and protested against the Chinese government.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Saurabh Das / Associated PressLink
Hundreds of French doctors, many wearing white lab coats and blue surgical caps, march in a protest over work conditions and government proposals that aim to limit how much doctors charge above the state insurance system's reimbursements.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Remy de la Mauviniere / Associated PressLink
A man with Nordic walking poles walks in a forest in Hanover. The environmental organization Greenpeace is launching a campaign to protect the Lower Saxony beech forests.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JULIAN STRATENSCHULTE / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A girl speaks on a mobile phone as she stands in front of an advertising placard depicting British pounds on a warm autumn day in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SERGEI SUPINSKY / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A picture made with a fish-eye lens shows performers during the Macau City Fringe Festival. Fringe festivals occur all over the world, and it is a form of theater that is not mainstream but instead small-scale shows, similar to New York's off-Broadway shows.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DIEGO AZUBEL / EPALink
A fire in St. Francis Bay, a vacation community in South Africa's Eastern Cape, has destroyed more than 70 homes.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bev Mortimer / St Francis ChronicleLink
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