Protesters attack a police officer during a march marking the anniversary of the Tlatelolco massacre in Mexico City on Wednesday. Mexico commemorated the 45th anniversary of the massacre of students holding an anti-government protest, killed by armed men and soldiers in 1968, days before the Summer Olympics celebrations in Mexico City.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Marco Ugarte / Associated PressLink
A police officer is engulfed in flames after being hit by a Molotov cocktail thrown by protesters marking the anniversary of the Tlatelolco massacre in Mexico City days before the 1968 Summer Olympics there.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Eduardo Verdugo / Associated PressLink
Immigrants arrive in Lampedusa, Italy, after being rescued following the sinking of their boat in the Mediterranean. At least 92 people drowned and around 200 were believed missing after the boat, carrying up to 500 African asylum seekers, caught fire and sank off the Italian coast.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NINO RANDAZZO / AFPLink
Emergency workers respond to the crash of a passenger bus and a tractor-trailer near Dandridge, Tenn., on Wednesday. A spokeswoman for Tennessee's Safety Department said the bus crossed a median and struck two other vehicles. The tractor-trailer caught fire and the bus overturned.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Paul Efird / Knoxville News SentinelLink
Rebels load a homemade cannon, right, on the front lines of Syria's northeastern city of Deir Ezzor on Wednesday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AHMAD ABOUD / AFPLink
Rescue workers inspect the wreckage of a charter passenger jet which crashed soon after takeoff from Lagos airport in Nigeria on Thursday. Officials said there were casualties but refused to confirm reports of several deaths.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sunday Alamba / Associated PressLink
Israeli girls walk through the stones of the monument of Treblinka, a World War II Nazi death camp in Poland. Around 600 young Israelis and Poles participated in a memorial ceremony at the site of the death camp east of Warsaw. Samuel Willenberg, the only living survivor of an August 1943 prisoner rebellion at Treblinka, also attended, along with several Poles recognized by Israel as righteous gentiles for risking their lives to save Jews from genocide.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JANEK SKARZYNSKI / AFPLink
Bastian Ziegler of Stuttgart, Germany, packs up and leaves the Wawona Hotel due to the government shutdown in Yosemite. Visitors who were already in the park at the start of the shutdown were given until Thursday afternoon to leave. Ziegler and his girlfriend only were able to spend one day and night at the park.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles TimesLink
AEG attorney Marvin Putnam, right, shakes hands with Katherine Jackson attorney Kevin Boyle at the conclusion of the Jackson vs. AEG Live civil trial in Superior Court in Los Angeles. A jury found AEG not liable for pop singer Michael Jackson's death.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles TimesLink
Tibetan Monks from the Tashi Lhunpo Monastery complete a Chenrezig Sand Mandala in Salisbury Cathedral's Chapter House in Salisbury, England. The monks, who started the painstaking process of creating the sand mandala with millions of grains of colored sand on Monday, will end it Friday in a destruction ceremony and procession to the River Avon. The monks, who currently live in exile in India, are visiting various places in the United Kingdom and Europe, will complete two more sand mandalas - which are an artistic tradition of Tibetan Buddhism and are a symbolic picture of the universe representing an imaginary palace - before returning home to their monastery in late November.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Cardy / Getty Images EuropeLink
Feliciano Lopez of Spain serves to Kei Nishikori of Japan during their second-round match at the Japan Open tennis tournament in Tokyo on Thursday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TORU YAMANAKA / AFPLink
Evan Longoria of the Tampa Bay Rays celebrates with his teammates after defeating the Cleveland Indians in the American League Wild Card game at Progressive Field in Cleveland.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jared Wickerham / Getty Images North AmericaLink
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