Edition:
United States
Pictures | Thu Nov 5, 2009 | 8:25am EST

Editor's choice

<p>Visitors at Durban's Ushaka Marine World get a good view of a shark, November 1, 2009. Durban is one of nine South African cities hosting the 2010 Fifa Soccer World Cup.    REUTERS/Rogan Ward</p>

Visitors at Durban's Ushaka Marine World get a good view of a shark, November 1, 2009. Durban is one of nine South African cities hosting the 2010 Fifa Soccer World Cup. REUTERS/Rogan Ward

Visitors at Durban's Ushaka Marine World get a good view of a shark, November 1, 2009. Durban is one of nine South African cities hosting the 2010 Fifa Soccer World Cup. REUTERS/Rogan Ward

Close
1 / 24
<p>Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero smiles as he bids farewell to Spanish King Juan Carlos (not pictured) after attending the wake of Spanish writer Francisco Ayala at a funeral home in Madrid November 4, 2009. Ayala, one of the most well-known writers in the Spanish language, died November 3, 2009, in Madrid at the age of 103.    REUTERS/Susana Vera</p>

Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero smiles as he bids farewell to Spanish King Juan Carlos (not pictured) after attending the wake of Spanish writer Francisco Ayala at a funeral home in Madrid November 4, 2009. Ayala, one of the most...more

Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero smiles as he bids farewell to Spanish King Juan Carlos (not pictured) after attending the wake of Spanish writer Francisco Ayala at a funeral home in Madrid November 4, 2009. Ayala, one of the most well-known writers in the Spanish language, died November 3, 2009, in Madrid at the age of 103. REUTERS/Susana Vera

Close
2 / 24
<p>New York Yankees players celebrate with Alex Rodriguez (13) after they defeated the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 6 to win the 2009 World Series in New York November 4, 2009.   REUTERS/Bill Kostroun</p>

New York Yankees players celebrate with Alex Rodriguez (13) after they defeated the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 6 to win the 2009 World Series in New York November 4, 2009. REUTERS/Bill Kostroun

New York Yankees players celebrate with Alex Rodriguez (13) after they defeated the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 6 to win the 2009 World Series in New York November 4, 2009. REUTERS/Bill Kostroun

Close
3 / 24
<p>Brad Pitt shakes hands with a fan during a red carpet event at the Japan premiere of the movie "Inglourious Basterds" in Tokyo November 4, 2009.    REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon</p>

Brad Pitt shakes hands with a fan during a red carpet event at the Japan premiere of the movie "Inglourious Basterds" in Tokyo November 4, 2009. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Brad Pitt shakes hands with a fan during a red carpet event at the Japan premiere of the movie "Inglourious Basterds" in Tokyo November 4, 2009. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Close
4 / 24
<p>A student with an "Obama" haircut at Wright Middle School in Madison, Wisconsin, listens to President Barack Obama speak as he visits the area, November 4, 2009.   REUTERS/Larry Downing</p>

A student with an "Obama" haircut at Wright Middle School in Madison, Wisconsin, listens to President Barack Obama speak as he visits the area, November 4, 2009. REUTERS/Larry Downing

A student with an "Obama" haircut at Wright Middle School in Madison, Wisconsin, listens to President Barack Obama speak as he visits the area, November 4, 2009. REUTERS/Larry Downing

Close
5 / 24
<p>Iranian women attend a rally outside the former U.S. embassy in Tehran November 4, 2009.    REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi</p>

Iranian women attend a rally outside the former U.S. embassy in Tehran November 4, 2009. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi

Iranian women attend a rally outside the former U.S. embassy in Tehran November 4, 2009. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi

Close
6 / 24
<p>A policeman kicks at a boy, who is fleeing a military offensive in South Waziristan, to force him back into a queue for handouts at a distribution point for internally displaced persons (IDP) in Dera Ismail Khan, located in Pakistan's restive North West Frontier Province, November 4, 2009. A majority of Pakistanis support military action against Islamist militants although more people blame the United States for the violence than blame the Taliban, a poll released on Tuesday showed.     REUTERS/Mustansar Baloch</p>

A policeman kicks at a boy, who is fleeing a military offensive in South Waziristan, to force him back into a queue for handouts at a distribution point for internally displaced persons (IDP) in Dera Ismail Khan, located in Pakistan's restive North...more

A policeman kicks at a boy, who is fleeing a military offensive in South Waziristan, to force him back into a queue for handouts at a distribution point for internally displaced persons (IDP) in Dera Ismail Khan, located in Pakistan's restive North West Frontier Province, November 4, 2009. A majority of Pakistanis support military action against Islamist militants although more people blame the United States for the violence than blame the Taliban, a poll released on Tuesday showed. REUTERS/Mustansar Baloch

Close
7 / 24
<p>Biosensors, involving fluorescence resonance energy transfer using peptide substrates, glow in different colours during a lab tour for media from the science industry at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland, November 4, 2009.     REUTERS/Jason Reed</p>

Biosensors, involving fluorescence resonance energy transfer using peptide substrates, glow in different colours during a lab tour for media from the science industry at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) headquarters in Silver Spring,...more

Biosensors, involving fluorescence resonance energy transfer using peptide substrates, glow in different colours during a lab tour for media from the science industry at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland, November 4, 2009. REUTERS/Jason Reed

Close
8 / 24
<p>Child laborers sit inside a police station after they were rescued during a joint operation conducted by police and a non-governmental organisation (NGO) in New Delhi November 4, 2009. A total of 26 labourers including 14 bonded and 12 child labourers were rescued from the small scale embroidery factories and sweet shops of Delhi on Wednesday, an NGO official said.   REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

Child laborers sit inside a police station after they were rescued during a joint operation conducted by police and a non-governmental organisation (NGO) in New Delhi November 4, 2009. A total of 26 labourers including 14 bonded and 12 child...more

Child laborers sit inside a police station after they were rescued during a joint operation conducted by police and a non-governmental organisation (NGO) in New Delhi November 4, 2009. A total of 26 labourers including 14 bonded and 12 child labourers were rescued from the small scale embroidery factories and sweet shops of Delhi on Wednesday, an NGO official said. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Close
9 / 24
<p>Buddhist monks walk through the Shwe Indein Pagoda near Inle lake November 4, 2009. Inle, Myanmar's second largest lake which is located 2,980 feet (908 metres) above sea level at Shan Hill, is one of the country's most popular tourist sites.   REUTERS/Soe Zeya </p>

Buddhist monks walk through the Shwe Indein Pagoda near Inle lake November 4, 2009. Inle, Myanmar's second largest lake which is located 2,980 feet (908 metres) above sea level at Shan Hill, is one of the country's most popular tourist sites. ...more

Buddhist monks walk through the Shwe Indein Pagoda near Inle lake November 4, 2009. Inle, Myanmar's second largest lake which is located 2,980 feet (908 metres) above sea level at Shan Hill, is one of the country's most popular tourist sites. REUTERS/Soe Zeya

Close
10 / 24
<p>Barcelona's Carles Puyol challenges Rubin Kazan's Gokdeniz Karadeniz (R) during their Champions League match at the Central stadium in Kazan, November 4, 2009.    REUTERS/Grigory Dukor</p>

Barcelona's Carles Puyol challenges Rubin Kazan's Gokdeniz Karadeniz (R) during their Champions League match at the Central stadium in Kazan, November 4, 2009. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

Barcelona's Carles Puyol challenges Rubin Kazan's Gokdeniz Karadeniz (R) during their Champions League match at the Central stadium in Kazan, November 4, 2009. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

Close
11 / 24
<p>School children hold their hand-made paintings at a school in the southern Indian city of Chennai November 4, 2009. Thousands of students on Wednesday made paintings with glass art skills in an attempt to create a record, a media release said.   REUTERS/Babu</p>

School children hold their hand-made paintings at a school in the southern Indian city of Chennai November 4, 2009. Thousands of students on Wednesday made paintings with glass art skills in an attempt to create a record, a media release said. ...more

School children hold their hand-made paintings at a school in the southern Indian city of Chennai November 4, 2009. Thousands of students on Wednesday made paintings with glass art skills in an attempt to create a record, a media release said. REUTERS/Babu

Close
12 / 24
<p>Forensic personnel remove the body of one of Garcia's security secretary Juan Arturo Esparza Garcia's bodyguards from a crime scene in the municipality of Garcia, on the outskirts of Monterrey November 4, 2009. Following a series of threats on the life of Garcia's Mayor Jaime Rodriguez Calderon by drug cartels, 30 gunmen attacked a truck transporting Esparza Garcia, a retired brigadier general who was working as a security secretary for the municipality, killing him and four of his bodyguards, local media reported.   REUTERS/Tomas Bravo</p>

Forensic personnel remove the body of one of Garcia's security secretary Juan Arturo Esparza Garcia's bodyguards from a crime scene in the municipality of Garcia, on the outskirts of Monterrey November 4, 2009. Following a series of threats on the...more

Forensic personnel remove the body of one of Garcia's security secretary Juan Arturo Esparza Garcia's bodyguards from a crime scene in the municipality of Garcia, on the outskirts of Monterrey November 4, 2009. Following a series of threats on the life of Garcia's Mayor Jaime Rodriguez Calderon by drug cartels, 30 gunmen attacked a truck transporting Esparza Garcia, a retired brigadier general who was working as a security secretary for the municipality, killing him and four of his bodyguards, local media reported. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo

Close
13 / 24
<p>Nuns listen to Pope Benedict XVI as he leads his weekly audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican November 4, 2009.    REUTERS/Alessia Pierdomenico</p>

Nuns listen to Pope Benedict XVI as he leads his weekly audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican November 4, 2009. REUTERS/Alessia Pierdomenico

Nuns listen to Pope Benedict XVI as he leads his weekly audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican November 4, 2009. REUTERS/Alessia Pierdomenico

Close
14 / 24
<p>A fan in Times Square reacts to a play while watching the New York Yankees play the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 6 before going on to win the 2009 World Series in New York November 5, 2009.    REUTERS/Lucas Jackson</p>

A fan in Times Square reacts to a play while watching the New York Yankees play the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 6 before going on to win the 2009 World Series in New York November 5, 2009. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A fan in Times Square reacts to a play while watching the New York Yankees play the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 6 before going on to win the 2009 World Series in New York November 5, 2009. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Close
15 / 24
<p>Supporters of Honduras' ousted President Manuel Zelaya hold up a banner of the Liberal Party of Honduras during a rally outside the National Congress building in Tegucigalpa November 4, 2009.    REUTERS/Henry Romero</p>

Supporters of Honduras' ousted President Manuel Zelaya hold up a banner of the Liberal Party of Honduras during a rally outside the National Congress building in Tegucigalpa November 4, 2009. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Supporters of Honduras' ousted President Manuel Zelaya hold up a banner of the Liberal Party of Honduras during a rally outside the National Congress building in Tegucigalpa November 4, 2009. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Close
16 / 24
<p>Israeli soldiers stand near munitions displayed at the port of Ashdod November 4, 2009, that according to the military was found on the Antigua-flagged Francop vessel, intercepted overnight in the Mediterranean Sea, 100 miles (160 km) from Israel. Israeli naval commandos have boarded the ship carrying Iranian-supplied rockets destined for Lebanon's Hezbollah group and taken the vessel to an Israeli port, the government said on Wednesday.   REUTERS/Amir Cohen</p>

Israeli soldiers stand near munitions displayed at the port of Ashdod November 4, 2009, that according to the military was found on the Antigua-flagged Francop vessel, intercepted overnight in the Mediterranean Sea, 100 miles (160 km) from Israel....more

Israeli soldiers stand near munitions displayed at the port of Ashdod November 4, 2009, that according to the military was found on the Antigua-flagged Francop vessel, intercepted overnight in the Mediterranean Sea, 100 miles (160 km) from Israel. Israeli naval commandos have boarded the ship carrying Iranian-supplied rockets destined for Lebanon's Hezbollah group and taken the vessel to an Israeli port, the government said on Wednesday. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Close
17 / 24
<p>Onlookers stand beside derailed carriages of a passenger train at an accident site in the outskirts of Mumbai November 4, 2009. At least 12 people were injured after 11 coaches of the Gandhidham Express derailed near Mumbai, local media reported.   REUTERS/Stringer</p>

Onlookers stand beside derailed carriages of a passenger train at an accident site in the outskirts of Mumbai November 4, 2009. At least 12 people were injured after 11 coaches of the Gandhidham Express derailed near Mumbai, local media reported. ...more

Onlookers stand beside derailed carriages of a passenger train at an accident site in the outskirts of Mumbai November 4, 2009. At least 12 people were injured after 11 coaches of the Gandhidham Express derailed near Mumbai, local media reported. REUTERS/Stringer

Close
18 / 24
<p>Afghan children read from the Koran as they attend a traditional Koran school held in an old synagogue being used as a Muslim mosque in Herat November 4, 2009.   REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl</p>

Afghan children read from the Koran as they attend a traditional Koran school held in an old synagogue being used as a Muslim mosque in Herat November 4, 2009. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl

Afghan children read from the Koran as they attend a traditional Koran school held in an old synagogue being used as a Muslim mosque in Herat November 4, 2009. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl

Close
19 / 24
<p>People walk past a section of the Berlin Wall displayed at Berlin Plaza in central Seoul November 5, 2009.   REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak</p>

People walk past a section of the Berlin Wall displayed at Berlin Plaza in central Seoul November 5, 2009. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak

People walk past a section of the Berlin Wall displayed at Berlin Plaza in central Seoul November 5, 2009. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak

Close
20 / 24
<p>Toyota Motorsport Chairman and Team Principal Tadashi Yamashina (L) cries while seated next to Toyota Motor Corp President Akio Toyoda at a news conference at the company's headquarters in Tokyo November 4, 2009. Toyota Motor announced its withdrawal from Formula One racing after this year.   REUTERS/Toru Hanai</p>

Toyota Motorsport Chairman and Team Principal Tadashi Yamashina (L) cries while seated next to Toyota Motor Corp President Akio Toyoda at a news conference at the company's headquarters in Tokyo November 4, 2009. Toyota Motor announced its withdrawal...more

Toyota Motorsport Chairman and Team Principal Tadashi Yamashina (L) cries while seated next to Toyota Motor Corp President Akio Toyoda at a news conference at the company's headquarters in Tokyo November 4, 2009. Toyota Motor announced its withdrawal from Formula One racing after this year. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Close
21 / 24
<p>A so-called 'Kuebel' East German Trabant car is pictured before a guided tourist tour through the streets of Berlin November 4, 2009. A Berlin company is offering driving in a Trabant car in a guided tour called 'The Wall Ride 20 Jahre Mauerfall' taking in historical landmarks in the German capital.    REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz</p>

A so-called 'Kuebel' East German Trabant car is pictured before a guided tourist tour through the streets of Berlin November 4, 2009. A Berlin company is offering driving in a Trabant car in a guided tour called 'The Wall Ride 20 Jahre Mauerfall'...more

A so-called 'Kuebel' East German Trabant car is pictured before a guided tourist tour through the streets of Berlin November 4, 2009. A Berlin company is offering driving in a Trabant car in a guided tour called 'The Wall Ride 20 Jahre Mauerfall' taking in historical landmarks in the German capital. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz

Close
22 / 24
<p>A policeman speaks with a demonstrator during a protest calling for more public sector jobs, in Rabat November 4, 2009.    REUTERS/Rafael Marchante</p>

A policeman speaks with a demonstrator during a protest calling for more public sector jobs, in Rabat November 4, 2009. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

A policeman speaks with a demonstrator during a protest calling for more public sector jobs, in Rabat November 4, 2009. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

Close
23 / 24
<p>A plane flies past a musical parade at Hong Kong Disneyland November 4, 2009. The Shanghai government said on Wednesday that it is in detailed talks to build a world-class Disney theme park in the Pudong district of Shanghai, after getting the nod from the central government in late October. Walt Disney Co also said it had received approval from the Chinese government for the project.   REUTERS/Tyrone Siu</p>

A plane flies past a musical parade at Hong Kong Disneyland November 4, 2009. The Shanghai government said on Wednesday that it is in detailed talks to build a world-class Disney theme park in the Pudong district of Shanghai, after getting the nod...more

A plane flies past a musical parade at Hong Kong Disneyland November 4, 2009. The Shanghai government said on Wednesday that it is in detailed talks to build a world-class Disney theme park in the Pudong district of Shanghai, after getting the nod from the central government in late October. Walt Disney Co also said it had received approval from the Chinese government for the project. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Close
24 / 24

Next Slideshows

Editor's choice

A selection of our best photos from the past 24 hours.

Nov 04 2009

Editor's choice

A selection of our best photos from the past 24 hours.

Nov 03 2009

Editor's Choice

A selection of our best photos from the past 24 hours.

Nov 02 2009

Editor's Choice

A selection of our best photos from the past 24 hours.

Nov 01 2009

MORE IN PICTURES

Memorial for Charlottesville victim

Memorial for Charlottesville victim

A memorial is held for Heather Heyer, the 32-year-old woman killed when a suspected white nationalist crashed his car into protesters opposing a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Anti-Trump protests in the wake of Charlottesville

Anti-Trump protests in the wake of Charlottesville

Anti-Trump protesters march on the White House and Trump Tower in New York in the wake of violence in Charlottesville.

Ripple effects of Charlottesville

Ripple effects of Charlottesville

Americans respond to the violence in Virginia, toppling a Confederate monument in North Carolina, vandalizing a Holocaust memorial in Boston and spray painting the Lincoln Memorial with obscene graffiti.

Tensions on the Mediterranean sea

Tensions on the Mediterranean sea

A humanitarian rescue ship in the Mediterranean is intercepted by the Libyan coastguard as well as anti-immigration activists.

Blazes burn across Greece

Blazes burn across Greece

Firefighters battled more than 90 forest fires across Greece, in an outbreak fed by dry winds and hot weather.

Monsoon floods across South Asia

Monsoon floods across South Asia

Heavy monsoon rains in Nepal, Bangladesh and India have killed more than 200 people in the last week, as rescue workers rushed to help those stranded by floodwaters.

Leaders of America's progressive politics

Leaders of America's progressive politics

A look at the leaders of America's progressive political movement at the Netroots Nation conference in Atlanta, Georgia.

Deadly mudslide in Sierra Leone

Deadly mudslide in Sierra Leone

Hundreds are dead after a mudslide on the outskirts of Sierra Leone's capital Freetown.

U.S. and Japan hold joint military drills

U.S. and Japan hold joint military drills

U.S. and Japanese troops held joint-live fire drills on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido as part of the Northern Viper exercise amid rising tensions with North Korea.

Trending Collections

Pictures

Podcast