TOUCHING A KAFFIYEH: Palestinian children held up a large kaffiyeh, a traditional Arab headdress, during Nakba celebrations in Ramallah, in the West Bank, Monday. Nakba commemorates the uprooting of Palestinians who lost their homes in the Arab-Israeli War. (Tara Todras-Whitehill/Associated Press)
WATER TWISTER: A water spout formed in the water off of Bondi Beach in Sydney Monday. The rare site lasted about five minutes. (James Alcock/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images)
AT ATTENTION: Chinese soldiers prepared to perform a welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Monday. (Stephen Shaver/UPI )
PASSING BY: As traffic zoomed by, men slept on a street median in Karachi, Pakistan, Thursday. (Akhtar Soomro/Reuters)
Much has been said about the state of Dubai since its lightning speed of development almost ground to a halt, thanks to the global financial crisis. What, everyone is wondering, will come of Brand Dubai?
Dance troupes from the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office and China Overseas Exchange Association performed in Philadelphia Wednesday as part of a tour celebrating the Lunar New Year.
The sun rose over London Thursday.
This nice shot was taken at the start of a sand speedway race. It fully captures the moment of power and excitement.
Space Shuttle Endeavour lifted off from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Monday with a crew of six. The crew is on a mission to deliver parts to the International Space Station.
A fireman cooled off as a gas tanker fire raged in Lagos, Nigeria, Tuesday. No injuries were immediately reported.
Chile’s Fernando Gonzalez went to pick up a moth during his match against Andy Roddick of the U.S. at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne Sunday. Mr. Roddick won to reach the quarterfinals.
… in India. Like this bicycle-rickshaw rider moved a car to a scrap yard in Siliguri, India, Tuesday.
(Rupak De Chowdhuri/India)
KTM 125cc rider Sturla Fagerhaug of Norway crashes during the last race of the Motorcycle Grand Prix season at the Cheste race track outside Valencia November 8. (AP Photo/Paul White)
Ryan Newman (39) slides upside down on the track after crashing with Kevin Harvick (29) during the AMP Energy 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009, at Talladega Superspeedway. (Mark Young/Associated Press)
A potter makes clay lamps for Diwali in Mumbai, India. October 17th marked the celebration of Diwali among Hindus and other groups around the world. Diwali is also known as the “Festival of Lights” (the name translates as “row of lamps” in Sanskrit). The festival marks the homecoming of Hindu God Rama to Ayodhya after a 14-year exile in the forest following his victory over Ravana, and signifies the victory of good over evil, of light over darkness. Celebrants observe Diwali with fireworks, colorful lanterns, lamps, garlands, sweet treats and worship.
Cows and vehicles remained on a piece of land surrounded by floodwaters in the village of Jeram Perdas, Malaysia. Hundreds of villagers were temporarily evacuated from the area due to flooding at the start of the annual monsoon season. (Fathil Asri/Agence-France Presse/Getty Images)
Tom Noonan, of the U.S., and Ganesh Pandey, of Nepal, performed a tandem skydive near the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest , in the background in Nepal Thursday. Their dive is believed to be the highest-altitude skydiving stunt, an organizer said. (Wendy Smith/Reuters)
Evgenia Kanaeva of Russia performs during an exhibition at the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Ise, Japan September 13.
Picture of the day // Oct 8, 2009 (REUTERS/Issei Kato)
A man on a horse rides past the peloton during the 12th stage of the Tour of Spain “La Vuelta a Espana” cycling race between Almeria and Alto de Velefique September 11.
Picture of the day // Oct 6, 2009 (REUTERS/Miguel Vidal)
A boy dressed as Lord Ganesh, the remover of obstacles, looked out from a window before being brought out to the public during the Indra Jatra festival in Kathmandu, Nepal, Thursday.
Picture of the day // Oct 5, 2009 (Shruti Shrestha/Reuters)
Gay rights activists held troches and banners at a demonstration near Rome’s Colosseum Thursday against “intolerance and all racism”. The rally came after recent violoence against gays in Italy’s capital.
Picture of the day // Oct 2, 2009