Ruth Nicolaci, left, hugs her son, volunteer firefighter Lt. G. Bourne Knowles, on Wednesday, after the family's landscaping business was destroyed by fire. Knowles was among those who fought the four-alarm blaze.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Peter Pereira / Standard Times of New BedfordLink
An Egyptian army tank is seen Thursday behind barbed wire securing the presidential palace while protesters on the other side chant slogans against President Mohammed Morsi. The army gave protesters a deadline to leave the area after fierce street battles that left several people dead and hundreds injured.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Nasser Nasser / Associated PressLink
Lebanese clergymen pay respects to the late Ignatius Hazim, patriarch of a Damascus-based Eastern Orthodox Church, during a mass Thursday at Saint Nicolas Church. After a funeral procession in Beirut on Sunday, his body is to be taken to Syria for burial. Hazim was 92.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hussein Malla / Associated PressLink
Lenlen Medrano and her child, survivors of Typhoon Bopha in the Philippines, prepare to be transported across a surging river on a zip line. The storm left more than 300 people dead and nearly 200,000 people homeless.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TED ALJIBE / AFPLink
Survivors of Typhoon Bopha line up for relief supplies at an evacuation center Thursday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bullit Marquez / Associated PressLink
Free Syrian Army fighters aim their weapons at the entrance of a building during heavy clashes with government forces Wednesday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Narciso Contreras / Associated PressLink
Horse riders play a friendly game of buzkashi, the national sport of Afghanistan, in which players compete to place a goat carcass into a circular goal.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Musadeq Sadeq / Associated PressLink
A man rides a horse Thursday on a Mumbai beach on India's Arabian Sea coast.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DIVYAKANT SOLANKI / EPALink
Boys play in the old part of the northern Afghanistan town of Mazar-i-Sharif in Balkh province. Once known as the "mother of cities," the ancient city of Balkh was a popular destination along the ancient Silk Route. Balkh was destroyed by Mongol conqueror Genghis Khan. Its ruins are a tourist attraction today.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: QAIS USYAN / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A man washes his face after completing a race during a physical training session organized by a private institute to prepare applicants in the British Gurkha soldier recruitment process. Of more than 3,000 Nepalese taking part in the process, about 125 will be chosen to join the British Army, a selection that carries much prestige in Nepalese society.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NARENDRA SHRESTHA / EPALink
Davidson College students toss powder in the air before the tip-off of Davidson's basketball game against the University of North Carolina at Charlotte on Wednesday. Charlotte won 73-69.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jeff Siner / Charlotte ObserverLink
The University of Florida's Patric Young and Florida State's Okaro White compete for the ball at the start of the schools' basketball game Wednesday. Florida won 72-47.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Phil Sears / Associated PressLink
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