Two boys, their bodies painted in silver, sit on top of a water buffalo during a parade before the start of Chonburi’s annual buffalo races festival, nearly 75 kilometers (47 miles) southeast of Bangkok, October 24, 2007. The event, which also celebrates the rice harvest, originates back to the buffalo trade in Chonburi, once the trade center of Thailand’s East.
A mummy from the Chachapoyas culture is displayed in the Museum of The Nation before an exhibition in Lima, Peru, January 9, 2007.
Tears run from the eyes of U.S. President George W. Bush during a ceremony in honor of Medal of Honor recipient Marine Cpl. Jason Dunham in the East room of the White House in Washington, January 11, 2007. Cpl. Dunham was killed when he jumped on a grenade to save fellow members of his Marine patrol while serving in Iraq.
Alicia Casilio, dressed as an Iraqi civilian, stands silently at an anti-Iraq war protest in Boston, Massachusetts January 11, 2007. The numbers on Casilio’s face represent the estimated number of Iraqi civilians killed in the war.
Windshield wipers of a car covered by snow are seen in Pajares, in the northern Spanish region of Asturias, January 24, 2007.
A local farmer leads a row of camels at a tourism resort of the Kumtag Desert in Shanshan county, northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region October 4, 2007. Kumtag desert has been developed as a tourist resort where visitors can have a full view of the magnificence of the desert without actually venturing out into it, local media reported.
Indonesian children play at a flooded rice field at Serpong district near Jakarta on February 4, 2007.
A bicycle burns on an unattended property near Del Dios Highway in the Rancho Santa Fe area of San Diego, California October 23, 2007.
A woman is blown off her feet by the wind in Canary Wharf, London’s financial district, January 18, 2007.
A person burns in a minibus shortly after a bomb attack in Baghdad, January 21, 2007.
An Indian Shi’ite Muslim flagellates himself during a procession on the final day of the week-long annual Ashura mourning rite, the highpoint of the Shi’ite religious calendar, in the old quarters of Delhi, January 30, 2007.
A passenger climbs through a window of a train at a railway station in Hefei, east China’s Anhui province February 26, 2007. The country’s transport system was working at full steam as people began ending their Spring Festival holidays and returning to major cities, China Daily reported.
A reveller takes part in the annual carnival in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, March 4, 2007.
An aerial view shows cross country skiers racing over the frozen lake Sils during the Engadin Ski Marathon near Sils March 11, 2007. More than 9,500 skiers participated in the 42.2 km race between Maloja and S-Chanf near the Swiss mountain resort of St. Moritz.
Kenneth Ferrie of Britain hits from a bunker on the 7th green during a practice round for the 2007 Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, April 3, 2007.
Polar bear cub Knut is reflected in the water during the bear’s first presentation in Berlin zoo, March 23, 2007. Knut, born on December 5, 2006, had to be hand fed every four hours by Berlin zoo employee Thomas Doerflein after its mother Tosca refused the baby.
A child labourer carries bricks in Bihar-e-Sharif town, about 60 km (37 miles) from Patna, India, April 9, 2007.
Dogs wait to be harnessed up to pull sleds across snows covering the Norwegian Arctic island of Spitsbergen April 26, 2007.
A general view shows a soon-to-be completed solar park at Sanlucar La Mayor, near Seville, Spain, May 16, 2007. The first of two solar thermal power plants uses mirrors to concentrate the sun’s rays onto the top of a 100 metre (300 foot) tower where it produces steam to drive a turbine. The lines in the photograph are due to reflections on the solar panels.
The M/S Explorer cruise ship sinks hours after hitting an iceberg off the coast of the Antarctic, in this photo released by the Chilean Army November 23, 2007.
A stranded Coffeyville Resources refinery bus is surrounded by oil-contaminated flood waters in Coffeyville, Kansas July 3, 2007.
A man walks on the handrail of a staircase on a flooded street in southwest China’s Chongqing municipality July 17, 2007.
Women compete in a high-heel sprint in St.Petersburg, Russia, July 21, 2007. Some 100 women took part in the race wearing high-heeled shoes with a required minimum height of 9 centimetres (3.5 inches) to compete for a shopping voucher worth 50,000 roubles (about $2,000).
Manchester United’s Nani (top) celebrates after scoring during their English Premier League soccer match against Tottenham Hotspur in Manchester, northern England, August 26, 2007.
A car sits in flood waters in the Brightside area of Sheffield, northern England, June 26, 2007. REUTERS/Darren Staples (BRITAIN)