October 24, 2011. A Buddhist monk trudges through floodwaters in Bangkok. Thailand is experiencing its worst flooding in half a century.
Caner Ozk a n—Reuters October 20, 2011. In the wake of the earthquake that killed more than 430 and injured at least 1,000, mostly in Turkey's southeastern region, rescue workers join to carry a survivor from a collapsed building in Ercis.
William Gularte—Reuters October 24, 2011. In Guatemala City, protesters set tires ablaze on Periferico Avenue to press their demand for a law that would guarantee housing and basic services for people living in makeshift settlements around the city.
Edgard Garrido—Reuters Oct. 21, 2011. A healthy newborn in a hospital in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Honduran officials estimate that 220,000 babies are born each year in their country, where the cost of a hospital delivery is $10. On Oct. 31 the world population is expected to reach seven billion.
Kevin Frayer—AP October 23, 2011. Near the village of Phakding in the Nepalese Himalayas, a sherpa does a balance check while painting a devotional text on a mani stone, which is used in Buddhist prayer. The site is on the main route to Mount Everest.
Franziska Kaufmann—EPA October 22, 2011. After the fight for the Cruiser Weight WBO World Championship in Ludwigsburg, Germany, a referee confirms that Argentine boxer Rogelio Rossi is unconscious. The bout, which ended when Rossi was KO’d in the sixth round, was won by 26-year-old Marco Huck, the defending champion from Germany.
Felipe Dana—AP October 24, 2011. In the crowded slums of Rio de Janeiro, a girl carries water in front of the city’s recently inaugurated cable-car system. The Complexo do Alemao cable railway can transport 30,000 people a day—without ever making a wrong turn.
Oli Scarff—Getty October 22, 2011. Occupy London Stock Exchange protesters, who first gathered near St. Paul’s Cathedral, opened a camp at a second site, Finsbury Square.
Manu Brabo—AP October 22, 2011. Rebel forces’ months-long fight to topple Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi ended with the despot’s death on Oct. 20 in Sirt— Gaddafi’s birthplace and the last stronghold of his loyalists. On Oct. 22, the city looked quieter, perhaps a result of dust from its new ruins.
Hani Mohammed—AP October 25, 2011. Compatriots carry a wounded Yemeni protester from the site of violent clashes with security forces in the country’s capital, Sana‘a. Troops loyal to embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh opened fire on thousands of citizens calling for the President’s ouster. At least two protesters were killed.
Yahya Arhab—EPA October 26, 2011. Yemeni women burn veils to protest government crackdown against peaceful protests during a demonstration demanding the ousting of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, in Sana'a, Yemen.
Morteza Nikoubazl—Reuters October 25, 2011. A woman mourns as she sits next to a grave of her relative, killed during an earthquake, in Ercis. Rescue workers dug deeper into collapsed buildings in a battle against time to find survivors from an earthquake in southeast Turkey that killed at least 366 people and made tens of thousands homeless.
Quentin Top—Wostok Press/Maxppp/ZUMAPRESS.com October 25, 2011. A day after the earthquake struck the province of Van in eastern Turkey, rescue workers struggle to clear the rubble of destroyed buildings in the hope of finding survivors.
Umit Bektas—Reuters October 26, 2011. Rescue workers look for survivors trapped under debris after the earthquake in Ercis, near the eastern Turkish city of Van. Turkey struggled to provide shelter on Wednesday to tens of thousands left homeless by an earthquake that killed nearly 500, and rescue teams began taking painful decisions to call off searches for those buried alive.
John Moore—Getty Images October 26, 2011. A man sits covered against the cold and snow at the "Occupy Denver" protest camp in Denver, Colorado. Some 25 protesters slept at the camp overnight as a winter snow storm moved in, and several demonstrators have been taken to the hospital for hypothermia.
Oswaldo Rivas—Reuters October 20, 2011. A man transports a coffin across a river using rope and pulley as he travels with others to collect the body of a relative at the flood-affected remote community of San Nicolas, 154 km (95.7 miles) north of Managua, Nicaragua. Twelve people died in the floods after heavy rains in the area.
Dario Lopez-Mills—AP October 22, 2011. Sebsatian Harmsen of Peru reacts after taking a fall in the men's wakeboard final during the water skiing event at the Pan American Games in Chapala, on the outskirts of Guadalajara, Mexico.
Dieu Nalio Chery—AP October 21, 2011. An orphan reacts inside a UNICEF bus as he is taken away after the closure of the Son of God orphanage In Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The orphanage, whose director was accused by U.S. missionaries of not feeding children and selling donated goods, was closed Oct. 21 in a rare crackdown by Haitian authorities.
Mustafa Quraishi—AP October 24, 2011. An exiled Tibetan girl cries outside the gate of the United Nations Information Center at a protest against the U.N. on its foundation day in New Delhi, India. The protest was held to express solidarity with the plight of people in Tibet, some of whom have set themselves on fire to protest against Chinese rule.
Khaled Abdullah—Reuters October 24, 2011. A defected army soldier now backing the anti-government protesters takes a position at a checkpoint near the Taghyeer (Change) Square, where protesters are camping to demand the ouster of Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sana'a.
Carlos Barria—Reuters October 27, 2011. Riot police order people to move at the entrance to the Zhili town government building in Huzhou city, Zhejiang province. Hundreds of people have clashed with police and smashed public property in China's eastern Zhejiang province after a dispute between tax authorities and a local shop owner snowballed into protests.
Marko Djurica—Reuters October 23, 2011. A wooden cross is placed on a concertina wire at the barricades in the village of Jagnjenica, near the town of Zubin Potok. Hundreds of Kosovo Serbs prevented NATO troops in Kosovo from removing roadblocks on roads to two contested border crossings between the country's volatile north and Serbia.
Tony Karumba—AFP/Getty Images October 24, 2011. An injured man lies on a bed at the Kenyatta hospital in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, on as he waits to be x-rayed for possible bone injuries following a grenade attack on a bar. A grenade was thrown into a discotheque in Kenyan capital Nairobi early injuring 14 people, all Kenyans, in an attack police linked with recent threats made by Somali Shebab insurgents.
Majdi Mohammed—AP October 21, 2011. Palestinians wield a sling-shots at Israeli troops during clashes outside Israeli military prison Ofer near the West Bank city of Ramallah.
Jay Finneburgh—AP October 25, 2011. 24-year-old Iraq War veteran Scott Olsen lays on the ground bleeding from a head wound after being struck by a by a projectile during an Occupy Wall Street protest in Oakland, Calif. Olsen suffered a fractured skull while marching with other protesters attempting to re-establish a presence in the area of the disbanded camp.
Regis Duvignau—Reuters October 21, 2011. An inflatable sculpture is seen on a facade of the Louvre museum as part of the International Contemporary Art Fair (FIAC) in Paris.
Ferenc Redei—Reuters October 27, 2011. A therapist from the Gezenguz (Rascal) Foundation works with an infant during an underwater nerve therapy session in Budapest. Infants and children who have birth injuries and congenital developmental conditions or diseases seek rehabilitation at the foundation.
Alessandra Benedetti—Corbis October 23, 2011. An unidentified man burns a bible on St. Peter's Square in Rome during Pope Benedict XVI's canonisation of three founders of religious orders as saints of the Catholic Church.
Cheryl Ravelo—Reuters October 23, 2011. A boy models his monster costume during the kids costume competition at the "Scaredy Cats and Dogs" Halloween fund-raising event at a mall in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines.
Francois Mori—AP October 25, 2011. An effigy of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi with writng in Arabic reading "Libya Hura", meaning "Libya Free" is displayed at a check point at the entrance of Misrata, Libya. The bodies of Muammar Gaddafi, his son, Muatassim Gaddafi, and his ex-defense minister Abu Bakr Younis were removed from Misrata Monday night to be buried at a secret location.
Guillem Valle—EPA October 21, 2011. A Libyan rebel fighter covers a dead body of an alleged Muammar Gaddafi loyalist, killed by a NATO air strike in the outskirts of Sirt, Libya. Libyan deposed leader Muammar Gaddafi was arrested on Oct. 20, he was found hiding in a drainage pipe in Sirte. He died later, along with his son Motassim.
Abbas Momani—AFP/Getty Images October 29, 2011. In the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, Palestinian stone throwers clash with Israeli forces following the weekly demonstration against Israel’s continued settlement expansion.
John Moore—Getty Images October 29, 2011. A policeman in riot gear arrests a protester at the Occupy Denver camp. Police trying to tear down some newly erected tents at the encampment scuffled with demonstrators. They also arrested about six people and pepper-sprayed others during the melee.
Valery Hache—AFP/Getty Images November 1, 2011. Protesters demonstrate in the French resort town of Cannes, two days before the G-20 economic summit convened there. Demonstrators planned to march by the thousands through the streets of neighboring Nice in opposition to omnipotent corporations and their government enablers.
Christopher Furlong—Getty Images November 1, 2011. Members of the Gendarmerie erect a barricade ahead of an anti-G20 demonstration in Nice, France. Anti-G20 demonstrators are gathering in Nice ahead of the arrival of the world's top economic leaders for the G20 summit in Cannes.
Eric Gaillard—Reuters November 1, 2011. General view as anti G20 demonstrators hold up signs near a sphere decorated as the planet with the message, "Hello, the G20?" as they take part in a protest march against globalisation in Nice, southeastern France.
Ahmad Nadeem—Reuters October 31, 2011. A bloodied Afghan policeman stands near a building in Kandahar that housed offices of a U.N. refugee agency. At least five died when a suicide bomber backed a truck into the building. It was the second major attack in days on international aid organizations in the provincial capital.
Mohammad Ismail—Reuters October 29, 2011. A foreign soldier investigates the crater caused by an explosion at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul. At least four people were killed when a suicide car bomber attacked a convoy of foreign soldiers in the Afghan capital, Kabul, with an unspecified number of NATO-led troops among other casualties.
Prakash Mathema—AFP/Getty Images November 1, 2011. Nepalese riot police chase a Tibetan protester near the Jwalakhel Refugee Camp in Kathmandu. Nepalese police arrested more than 50 Tibetan exiles demonstrating in support of monks from their homeland who have set themselves on fire in protest against Chinese rule. Nine Buddhist monks and a nun have self-immolated since March in southwest China's Sichuan province, home to a large ethnic Tibetan population.
Aftab Alam Siddiqui—AP Photo November 1, 2011. Hindu devotees in the Indian state of Bihar wade into the Ganges during an annual festival honoring the sun deity.
Rajanish Kakade—AP Photo November 1, 2011. An Indian Hindu woman offers prayers to the setting sun during the festival of Chhath at the Arabian Sea, in Mumbai, India. During this ancient Hindu festival, rituals are performed to thank the Sun god for sustaining life on earth.
Fayez Nureldine—AFP/Getty Images October 31, 2011. A general view shows hundreds of thousands of pilgrims praying at Mecca's Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia for the Hajj pilgrimage to the Shrine City.
Enrique Castro-Mendivil—Reuters November 1, 2011. A view of Nueva Esperanza cemetery during the Day of the Dead celebrations in Villa Maria, Lima. Each year people visit the cemetery, one of Latin America's largest, to honor the dead.
Rodrigo Abd—AP Photo November 1, 2011. A boy flies a kite in the cemetery on Day of the Dead in Zunil, Guatemala. Mayans believe the dead are allowed to visit their families on earth for one day. Family members fly kites to guide their departed relatives to their earthly homes. Decorating graves with fresh flowers is common throughout Latin America, as is having a picnic at the departed relative's grave site.
Dario Pignatelli—Polaris November 1, 2011. A tombstone is seen partially submerged at the cemetery of a flooded temple where hundreds of victims found shelter in Laksi, Bangkok.
Barbara Walton—EPA October 31, 2011. Rescuers pull Thai flood victims through oily waters that swamp a major highway in Bangkok. At least 381 have died and millions more have been affected in the most devastating floods to hit Thailand since 1995. Health concerns are rising as filthy water inundates parts of the capital and northern provinces.
Rungroj Yongrit—EPA November 1, 2011. A Thai boy is reflected on floodwaters at a residential area in Bangkok, Thailand. It will take at least ten days to drain 5.5 billion cubic meters of floodwaters north of Bangkok around the capital and then into the sea.
Adrees Latif—Reuters November 1, 2011. Airplanes are reflected in flood waters in Bangkok's domestic Don Muang airport at dawn. Nearly 400 people have been killed in months of floods that have disrupted the lives of more than two million.
Andrew Gombert—EPA October 28, 2011. A police officer walks past paper airplanes thrown by protesters at the Bank of America headquarters in Manhattan as protesters associated with Occupy Wall Street gather outside. Protesters delivered 6,000 letters from angry bank customers to the headquarters of Bank of America, Morgan Stanley, Wells Fargo, Citigroup and JP Morgan.
Khalid Mohammed—AP Photo November 1, 2011. A U.S. military helicopter flies over the Ramadi desert, Iraq. The U.S. has promised to withdraw from Iraq by the end of the year as required by a 2008 security agreement between Washington and Baghdad. Some 39,000 U.S. troops are scheduled to clear out along with their equipment.
Pius Utomi Ekpei—AFP/Getty Images October 31, 2011. Barges laden with stolen oil are stationed along the Imo Rivers at Abia state, Nigeria. In a raid along Imo River, the military reported seizing 30 barges with unspecified quantities of crude and illegally refined oil. Thieves often sabotage pipelines in order to gain access to crude, resulting in oil spills. The military said it has arrested dozens of suspected oil thieves in recent months and destroyed some 2,000 illegal make-shift refineries.
Behrouz Mehri—AFP/Getty Images November 1, 2011. US Crew Chief specialist Saul Avila from the U.S. Army's Task Force Lift "Dust Off," Charlie Company 1-171 Aviation Regiment looks on with his night vision goggles in a medevac helicopter while the hospital staff move three Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers to the ambulance after they were airlifted in Helmand province.
Behrouz Mehri—AFP/Getty Images October 31, 2011. A severely wounded US Marine hit by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) is carried by his comrades to a medevac helicopter of U.S. Army's Task Force Lift "Dust Off", Charlie Company 1-171 Aviation Regiment to be airlifted in Helmand province.
Morteza Nikoubazl—Reuters October 29, 2011. A door remains standing around rubble after buildings collapsed during the earthquake, in Guvecli village. Authorities overseeing relief efforts after Turkey's biggest earthquake in over a decade were confident emergency needs for tens of thousands made homeless would be met in hardest hit urban areas.
Gerald Herbert—AP Photo November 1, 2011. Blood is seen on a storm drain on the sidewalk at the corner of Bourbon St. and St. Louis St. in the French Quarter section of New Orleans, where eight people were shot. Another four were shot nearby on Canal St. in a separate incident. Fifteen people were shot and at least two killed in a bloody wrap up of Halloween.
Jorge Dan Lopez—Reuters October 28, 2011. Outside the Church of San Simon in Iztapa, near Guatemala City, a woman conducts a ritual for devotees of St. Simon. For some, he is synonymous with prosperity and happiness; others link him to witchcraft and paganism. The faithful offered money, liquor or tobacco in exchange for his blessings.
Akhtar Soomro—Reuters October 29, 2011. Students attend morning exercise before going to classrooms in a private school at a slum area on the outskirts of Karachi, Pakistan.
Diego Azubel—EPA October 30, 2011. Spectators watch from behind a fence during the Formula One Grand Prix of India at the Buddh International Circuit on the outskirts of New Delhi.
Dar Yasin—AP Photo October 31, 2011. Sheep colored to attract customers gathered at a market ahead of the Eid-al-Adha festival in Srinagar, India. Muslims in Kashmir celebrate Eid-al-Adha on Nov. 7 with sacrificial killing of sheep, goats, cows or camels.
Gene Blevins—Los Angeles Daily News/ZUMAPRESS.com October 28, 2011. A Delta 2 launches with an advanced environmental satellite to observe our home planet at 2:48 a.m. PST from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.
Enrique De La Osa—Reuters October 28, 2011. Schoolchildren leave after throwing flowers into the sea in honor of rebel hero Camilo Cienfuegos from Havana's seafront boulevard "Malecon." Cienfuegos was a commander of Fidel Castro's rebel army but died less than a year after their victory when his plane disappeared over the ocean on Oct. 28, 1959 enroute from Havana to Camaguey. The plane and his body were never found. Every year on Oct. 28, Cubans toss flowers into the sea in his honor.
Jessica Hill—AP Photo October 30, 2011. A man walks near a tree down on a power line a day after a snow storm in Glastonbury, Conn.
Maxim Shipenkov—EPA November 1, 2011. Russian soldiers in historical uniforms march during a military parade rehearsal on the Red Square in Moscow. The parade will take place on Nov. 7 to mark the anniversary of a historical parade in 1941 when Soviet soldiers marched through the Red Square to the front lines of World War II.
Mike Segar—Reuters October 28, 2011. New U.S. citizens celebrate after taking the oath of citizenship during a naturalization ceremony beneath the Statue of Liberty, which recently celebrated its 125th anniversary.
Ali Ali—EPA October 31, 2011. Palestinian militants from the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) during the funeral of Ahmed Jarghuon in Rafah town in the southern Gaza Strip. Jarghoun was killed in an Israeli air strike on Oct. 30. Nine Palestinian militants and an Israeli civilian were killed in an escalation of violence in Gaza and southern Israel.
Stephen Lam—Reuters November 3, 2011. A demonstrator waves a flag as rubbish burns at the Occupy Oakland demonstration in Oakland, California. Police in riot gear clashed with protesters in Oakland in the early morning hours on Thursday, firing tear gas to disperse demonstrators lingering in the streets after a day of mostly peaceful rallies against economic inequality and police brutality.
Joel Saget—AFP/Getty Images November 3, 2011. A fireman holds a flare during a demonstration of the profession against a reform changing the methods of recruitment in Paris.
Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images November 3, 2011. Israeli soldiers from the army's Home Front Command and rescue teams take part in defence drill simulating a missile attack at a school in Holon, near Tel Aviv.
Oleg Urusov—Itar-Tass/Newscom October 30, 2011. The Soyuz-V launch vehicle with the Progress M-13M blasts off from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. It will bring more than 2.6 tons of cargo to the International Space Station (ISS).
Carlos Jasso—Reuters October 29, 2011. Sex workers in skeleton masks pause for a moment after a procession in Mexico City just before the Day of the Dead (Nov. 1 and 2). The demonstration by more than 100 prostitutes was in memory of deceased colleagues, especially those murdered by their clients.
Gurinder Osam—AP November 7, 2011. A young Indian Muslim girl stands while others pray in New Delhi during 'Id al Adha, the Festival of Sacrifice, which follows the end of the Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca.
Green Renaissance—EPA November 8, 2011. A sedated black rhino is carried by military helicopter away from a poaching area in the hills of the Eastern Cape in South Africa to a new home 15 miles away. The World Wildlife Fund organized the move of 1,000 rhinos, which are under threat from poachers across Africa because of the market value of their horns.
Jane Hahn—Corbis November 7, 2011. A Liberian man in Monrovia, carries a burning stand after riots broke out during a protest over runoff elections. The main opposition party, the CDC headed by Winston Tubman and George Weah, have boycotted the runoff vote, challenging the country's delicate democracy.
Ramon Espinosa—AP November 7, 2011. Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter pauses during an interview in Leogane, Haiti. Carter and his wife Rosalynn joined volunteers from around the world to build 100 homes in partnership with earthquake-affected families in Haiti during a weeklong project sponsored by Habitat for Humanity.
China Daily/Reuters November 11, 2011. Rescuers take a break outside a coal mine after a gas leak accident in Shizong county,Yunnan province, China. Twenty-one miners have been confirmed dead. Hundreds of rescuers rushed to save 22 people still trapped underground.
Dmitry Lovetsky—AP Photo November 8, 2011. Birds fly over burning South dump in St.Petersburg, Russia. South dump is the biggest in St.Petersburg and situated near Pulkovo airport.
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