Strikers employed by Spanish airline Iberia clash with baton-wielding police at Madrid-Barajas airport, as they launched a five-day action against job cuts. Iberia's cabin crew, ground staff and maintenance workers are striking from Monday to Friday in the first of a series of three five-day strikes to protest plans to axe 3,800 jobs.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PEDRO ARMESTRE / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A farmer pulls a horse into a truck at the annual horse market. The horse market in Skaryszew is the biggest and the oldest one in Poland; it has taken place every year continuously since 1432.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: WOJTEK RADWANSKI / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Carnival revelers move through the city making music at the "Morgestraich" ("morning prank") celebrations in Basel. The "Morgestraich" marks the beginning of the carnival of Basel lasting 72 hours, which attracts thousands of spectators from Switzerland as well as from Germany, France and Luxembourg.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PATRICK SEEGER / EPALink
A model prepares backstage before the Vivienne Westwood Red Label show during London Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2013-14 at the Saatchi Gallery.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ian Gavan / Getty ImagesLink
A woman leaves a shop with a broken window, among the damages from a meteorite exploding over the region last week. A total of 53 pieces of space debris have been brought for analysis to the university in Yekaterinburg, with the largest being about 1 centimeter in diameter, and the smallest is about 1 millimeter.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Boris Kaulin / Associated PressLink
Libyans release a lantern in the air at Nasr Square, during the second anniversary of the uprising that toppled longtime dictator Moammar Kadafi.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mohammad Hannon / Associated PressLink
Bangladeshi people shout slogans against a nationwide general strike called by the country's largest Islamic party in Dhaka. The Jamaat-e-Islami party has enforced the strike in Dhaka to oppose an ongoing war crimes trial. Party leaders stand trial for their roles in the nation's 1971 independence war against Pakistan.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Pavel Rahman / Associated PressLink
Rocks pile up after a landslide in Longchang Township in the city of Kail. Five people, including two children, were buried after the disaster.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Xu Peiliang / Associated PressLink
Indian youngsters play cricket during an anti-malaria fumigation in Mumbai. Municipal authorities have identified areas of the city where accumulated water offers a breeding ground for mosquitoes, encouraging a wider spread of malaria and dengue.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DIVYAKANT SOLANKI / EPALink
Pakistani Shiite Muslims sit beside the bodies of victims of a huge bomb blast. They refuse to bury them until their demands are accepted by the government in Quetta. At least 85 people were killed and about 180 injured when about explosives hidden in a water tanker ripped through a market Saturday in Quetta.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MUSA FARMAN / EPALink
Patrons enjoy the view of the Singapore skyline from a bar on the top floor of the Marina Bay Sand.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: STEPHEN MORRISON / EPALink
A supporter of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez holds a photo of him as she celebrates his return, outside the Carlos Arvelo Military Hospital. Chavez returned to Venezuela early Monday after more than two months of medical treatment in Cuba following cancer surgery.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Fernando Llano / Associated PressLink
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