Rescuers work amid the wreckage caused by an explosion in a hospital in Cuajimalpa, Mexico City. A gas explosion ripped through the children's hospital, killing 7 and injuring dozens, including 22 children.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DAVID DEOLARTE / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
San Francisco Fire Department members fight a four-alarm fire at 22nd and Mission streets. Fire officials say one person is dead and at least four people have been injured in the massive, four-alarm fire in the Mission District.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Scott Strazzante / San Francisco ChronicleLink
A worker prepares the launch gantry being rolled back to reveal the United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket with Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) observatory on board, at Space Launch Complex 2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base. The scheduled launch will be for NASA's first Earth-observing satellite designed to collect global observations of surface soil moisture and its freeze/thaw state.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bill Ingalls / Getty ImagesLink
Volunteer Kelly Loucks Wilson walks between the rails in search of homeless people, part of the annual Point of Time count of homeless in Kent County in Grand Rapids, Mich.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hugh Carey / The Grand Rapids PressLink
A Stop the War Coalition protester wearing a mask depicting Former Prime Minister Tony Blair shows "bloodied" hands near Parliament in London. Members of Parliament are debating delays to the official inquiry into the Iraq War.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Peter Macdiarmid / Getty ImagesLink
A coachman steers a historical carriage sled drawn by Norwegian fjord horses with two guests through the winter landscape near Altenberg, eastern Germany.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Arno Burgi / Associated PressLink
A Ukrainian woman begs for a stop to the bombing in Donetsk, Ukraine, after a shell hit the residential area where she lives, killing two civilians. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called for urgent truce talks with pro-Russian rebels to end a bloody surge in fighting.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MANU BRABO / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
People listen to Edith Visvanathan, the grandmother of Myuran Sukumaran, one of the drug convicts facing execution in Indonesia, as she appeals to the Indonesian government during a vigil in Sydney, Australia. More than 2,000 Australians, led by local musicians, gathered in Sydney in a plea for mercy for two drug convicts facing execution in Indonesia.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SAEED KHAN / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Maria Sharapova of Russia serves against Ekaterina Makarova of Russia in their women's singles semifinal match on Day 11 of the 2015 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MAL FAIRCLOUGH / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Nigerian refugees prepare food at a United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) camp in Baga Sola. The refugees arrived in the camp after an attack by Boko Haram militants in the Nigerian town of Baga.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SIA KAMBOU / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A relative of 20-year-old Israeli Staff Sgt. Dor Chaim Nini mourns over his coffin during his funeral in a cemetery in the town of Shtulim. Nini was one of two Israeli soldiers killed in a Hezbollah missile strike on a convoy on the border with Lebanon.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JACK GUEZ / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Afghan horsemen compete for the goat during a friendly buzkashi match on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan. Buzkashi is a traditional and national sport of Afghanistan, where players compete to place a goat carcass into a goal circle. It was banned during the Taliban rule.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rahmat Gul / Associated PressLink
A cyclo driver waits for customers in Hanoi. Dating back to colonial times in the 19th century, this mode of transport was once very popular in Vietnamese cities. In the Vietnamese capital only a limited number of cyclos are authorized to transport tourists for city tours.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: HOANG DINH NAM / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
People prepare to board boats and cross the Buriganga River during a countrywide strike, called by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party, in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ABIR ABDULLAH / EPALink
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