Fishing boats sit partially submerged next to their dock in Iquique on Chile's northern coast after a magnitude 8.2 earthquake struck offshore. The earthquake left six people dead, forced the evacuation of about 900,000 others and generated a tsunami that damaged dozens of boats, but apparently caused less damage than feared.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALDO SOLIMANO / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
An American flag is draped over a coffin bearing remains believed to belong to missing U.S. service members during a repatriation ceremony at Phnom Penh International Airport in Cambodia. The remains were found in Kampong Cham province. Originally 90 American soldiers were listed as missing in Cambodia during the Vietnam War in the 1970s.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MAK REMISSA / EPALink
Firefighters carry away an anti-government demonstrator for treatment during a protest in Caracas, where, in a direct challenge to President Nicolas Maduro, prominent opposition politician Maria Corina Machado vowed to take her seat in the National Assembly despite her ouster by the Supreme Court.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FEDERICO PARRA / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Acting Ukrainian President Oleksandr Turchynov,, second from right, observes a training session at a military shooting range 100 kilometers northeast of Kiev.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDREY SINITSYN / EPALink
A child follows alongside a polar bear swimming it its pool at the new polar exhibit at the zoo of Mulhouse in France.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SEBASTIEN BOZON / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Three firefighters, one wearing a Guy Fawkes mask, kneel in front of a fire set in protest in Brussels by firefighters demanding better working conditions.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BENOIT DOPPAGNE / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A couple of moor frogs sit in a pond during spawning season in Leipzig, Germany. Due to drainage of moors and wetlands, the habitat of the species is getting smaller.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SEBASTIAN WILLNOW / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Sculptures made of refuse populate a work titled "Trash People" by German Artist HA Schult newly installed in Ariel Sharon Park in the suburbs of Tel Aviv. Hundreds of human-size figures made of 20 tons of recycled material, including iron, glass, computer parts, cans and more, will be placed in the park.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JACK GUEZ / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Syrian refugees spend the night outside an immigration holding center in the Spanish enclave of Melilla in North Africa, bordering Morocco.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alexander Koerner / Getty ImagesLink
Brazilian Filipe Toledo competes during Round 3 of the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro surfing event at Margaret River, Western Australia.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KELLLY CESTARI / ASP INTERNATION / EPALink
An autistic child works with his teacher at the Khushi Pediatric Therapy Center in Mumbai, India, on the seventh annual World Autism Awareness Day.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DIVYAKANT SOLANKI / EPALink
Sumbanese tribesmen look for sea worms by the shore in Ratenggaro village on Indonesia's island of Sumba.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROMEO GACAD / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
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