Police officers train in Bangkok, Thailand.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: RUNGROJ YONGRIT / EPALink
A Chinese tourist wears a face mask beside the Forbidden City as heavy air pollution continues to shroud Beijing.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARK RALSTON / AFPLink
The Korean peninsula and China at night. To the lower right a brightly lighted South Korea, in the center a mostly dark North Korea, with the capital Pyongyang one of the few light spots, and China at upper left. The image was taken by astronauts on the International Space Station.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NASA Image Science and Analysis / NASA Image Science and AnalysisLink
Tens of thousands gather in Kiev's Independence square to hear the lineup of the new pro-Western Cabinet.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BULENT KILIC / AFPLink
Doctors provide medical assistance to Maidan protesters wounded during recent clashes with police inside a makeshift hospital in the Mykhaylo Gold Domes cathedral in Kiev, Ukraine.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: YURIY DYACHYSHYN / AFPLink
Men work on the wreck of the Costa Concordia cruise ship, just off the coast of the Giglio island, Italy.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andrew Medichini / Associated PressLink
Congress party Vice President Rahul Gandhi reaches toward supporters as they try to shake hands with him in Nagaon district of Assam state.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: STR / EPALink
Pope Francis kisses a boy dressed as a pope as he arrives for his general audience in St Peter's Square at the Vatican.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: OSSERVATORE ROMANO / AFPLink
Sudanese workers from Darfur and Kordofan work in a brick factory on the banks of the Nile in the Shambat area, north of Khartoum, Sudan.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Abd Raouf / APLink
A protester walks in front of burning tires as they block a street in Benghazi, Libya, after the killing of two policemen. The fatal shootings of the two officers came a day after the U.N. mission in Libya voiced "deep concern" over the near-daily violence plaguing the North African country.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ABDULLAH DOMA / AFPLink
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