A government trooper takes his position as about 200 Muslim rebels, enraged by a broken peace deal with the Philippine government, held scores of hostages as human shields on the second day of a standoff in the southern port city of Zamboanga
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bullit Marquez / Associated PressLink
French steelworkers from the ArcelorMittal plant in Fos-sur-Mer burn flares during a nationwide day of protest in Marseille against government pension reforms.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Claude Paris / Associated PressLink
Members of the public prosecutor's office and rescuers work at the site of a bus accident in Guatemala's San Martin Jilotepeque municipality, west of Guatemala City. At least 43 people were killed and 40 injured when a bus fell down a deep hollow.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOHAN ORDONEZ / AFPLink
The Tribute in Light rises above the Lower Manhattan skyline in New York on Monday in a test of the memorial light display. The twin beams will also appear Wednesday, 12 years after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Lennihan / Associated PressLink
U.S. Army veteran Jack Jordan kneels at a victim's marker at the Pentagon's Sept.11 memorial on Monday in Washington, D.C. The permanent outdoor memorial honors the 184 men and women who died when American Airlines Flight 77 was hijacked and crashed into the Pentagon during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PAUL J. RICHARDS / AFPLink
Models rehearse Monday before presenting creations by KaufmanFranco during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014 in New York.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOSHUA LOTT / AFPLink
San Diego Chargers running back Danny Woodhead dives for an extra yard Monday in San Diego under pressure from Houston Texans free safety Danieal Manning.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gregory Bull / Associated PressLink
Diamondback hitter Paul Goldschmidt tosses his bat after striking out Monday in Los Angeles against the Dodgers in the eighth inning.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles TimesLink
Southern California protesters gather along Sepulveda Boulevard in Culver City on Monday evening in opposition to any U.S. military action in Syria. Similar protests took place in cities across the country.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles TimesLink
Issac Hernandez, 16 months, plays in a fountain at the new Gov. George Deukmejian Courthouse in Long Beach, Calif., on its opening day Monday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christina House / For The TimesLink
Shawdrica Simmons, left, and Shatoria Simmons of Detroit work on a cardboard cutout of a distressed black woman during the annual AFL-CIO convention Monday in Los Angeles. The idea is based on the work by artist Ramiro Gomez on domestic workers.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles TimesLink
Part of a group of 1,210 people lie along the main Alameda Avenue in Santiago, Chile, to represent the more than 1,000 people who went missing during the country's dictatorship. On Wednesday, the nation marks the 40th anniversary of Augusto Pinochet's military coup that put an end to the socialist government of Salvador Allende.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARIO RUIZ / EFELink
Turkish demonstrators clash with police Monday during a protest against the government in Antakya. According to news reports, one protester was killed after he was hit by a tear gas canister allegedly fired by police.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: EMIN SANSAR / ANADOLU AGENCY / ANADOLU AGENCYLink
An Indian woman paddles a banana raft to cross floodwaters with her children in Burhaburhi. At least 10 districts of India's northeastern Assam state were affected due to the flooding of the Brahmaputra river, local news reports said.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anupam Nath / Associated PressLink
Cambodian farmers work in their rice paddy on the outskirts of Phnom Penh during the rainy season.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Heng Sinith / Associated PressLink
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