Russian Geographic Society staff members carry the body of a baby mammoth to put on display in Moscow. The 39,000-year-old baby mammoth was named Yuka, derived from the Yukagir coastline where she was found. Yuka was found four years ago in the Siberian permafrost and was between 6 and 11 years old when she died. Scientists call Yuka the best-preserved mammoth in the history of paleontology.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ivan Sekretarev / Associated PressLink
Friends mourn at a growing memorial for Roberto Rubio, a teenager who died after being hit by a suspected drunk driver in Santa Ana.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christina House / For The TimesLink
Kathy Cirillo is comforted by soldiers during the funeral procession for her son Cpl. Nathan Cirillo in Hamilton, Canada. Cirillo was standing guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa on Wednesday when he was killed by a gunman who went on to open fire on Parliament Hill before being shot down in a hail of bullets.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Frank Gunn / The Canadian PressLink
A protester lies on the ground during a demonstration in southern France, a day after a 21-year-old man died in unclear circumstances during a violent clash between demonstrators and police at the site of the contested Sivens dam near the town of Gaillac.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: REMY GABALDA / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Dancers in their iconic "Swan Paint" from Mathew Bourne's "cygneture" work, Swan Lake, pose in formation in front of Australia's landmark Opera House in Sydney.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SAEED KHAN / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A woman walks with a stroller past autumnally colored trees at the Schlosspark in northern Germany.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jens Buettner / Associated PressLink
Crew members aboard Team Alvimedica sail along the Brazilian coast on Day 15 of the Volvo Ocean Race. Starting from Alicante in Spain, the route, spanning 39,379 nautical miles, visits 11 ports in 11 countries (Spain, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, China, New Zealand, Brazil, United States, Portugal, France, the Netherlands and Sweden) over nine months.
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Afghan security officials stand beside the body of a gunman who attacked a residential area in Herat, Afghanistan. According to reports, two militants took positions in a residential area and clashed with police, killing both the gunmen, two police and injuring several civilians.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JALIL REZAYEE / EPALink
A picture taken from the Turkish border near the southeastern village of Mursitpinar shows smoke billowing after a jet fighter hit Kobani.
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Supporters of Tunisian party Nida Tunis celebrate their victory in parliamentary elections. Nida Tunis took around 35% of the seats in Parliament, giving it the right to present a prime minister and form a governing coalition. The Islamists trailed with just 25% of the seats.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hassene Dridi / Associated PressLink
Burkina Faso riot police arrest an opposition supporter in Ouagadougou as hundreds battled police after a mass rally against plans to let the long-serving president extend his rule beyond 30 years.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ISSOUF SANOGO / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
An Indian Hindu devotee offers prayers a day ahead of the Chhat festival on the Yamuna river in New Delhi. Devotees fast during the day and in the evenings offer prayers to the setting sun in bodies of water.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A pro-democracy protester observes a minute of silence to mark one month since demonstrators took to the streets, in the Mongkok district of Hong Kong.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PHILIPPE LOPEZ / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Rescue workers patrol along the coast after warnings of a cyclone in Karachi, Pakistan.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SHAHZAIB AKBER / EPALink
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