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  • Egypt's minister survived an assassination attempt

    2013-09-06 08:39

    A plainclothes policeman inspects the scene of an explosion near the house of Egypt's interior minister at Cairo's Nasr City district September 5, 2013.

  • Whale shark found dead near Manila

    2013-09-05 14:38

    The carcass of a juvenile whale shark, known locally as a "butanding", floats in the water at the coastline of Tanza, Cavite, southwest of Manila, September 5, 2013.

  • Protests erupt in Mexico over education reform

    2013-09-05 09:59

    An activist shouts slogans next to riot police standing guard as teachers from Mexico's southern states belonging to the dissident teacher's union CNTE march during a protest against educational reforms, near Mexico's Interior Ministry building in Mexico City September 4, 2013.

  • Auctioneer shows off 118-carat diamond in NYC

    2013-09-05 09:53

    A New York auction house is showing off what it calls the world's greatest white diamond on the block - a 118-carat stone from Africa the size of a small egg.

  • Record alligator caught in Mississippi River

    2013-09-04 11:40

    Dustin Bockman is pictured with his record setting alligator, weighing 727 pounds (330 kg) and measuring 13 feet (3.96 m), captured in Vicksburg, Mississippi on September 1, 2013 and released to Reuters on September 3, 2013.

  • US missile destroyers stand by in Mediterranean

    2013-09-04 10:02

    The guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52), (front) pulls into formation with the French Marine Nationale anti-submarine frigate Jean de Vienne (D 643) during Exercise Proud Manta 2013 (POMA 13) in this February 26, 2013 handout photo provided by the US Navy.

  • Photos: Daily life for Free Syrian Army

    2013-09-04 09:51

    A Free Syrian Army fighter aims his weapon as he takes a defensive position in the old city of Aleppo, Sept 3, 2013.

  • Riding the Moscow metro

    2013-09-03 16:18

    To step onto the Moscow metro is to step back in time and immerse yourself in a museum rich in architecture and history.

  • 12,000 rubber ducks swim for contest

    2013-09-03 10:56

    A diver swims amid 12,000 rubber ducks during the third duck race on the inner Alster in Hamburg, Germany, September 1, 2013.

  • A man's Barbie collection

    2013-09-02 19:13

    Jian Yang, a Singaporean man, has collected more than 6,000 Barbie dolls at his home.

  • Intl Military Music Festival kicks off in Moscow

    2013-09-02 13:52

    Members of the Corps Band of Versailles of France perform during the International Military Music Festival "Spasskaya Tower" at Moscow's Red Square on Sept 1, 2013.

  • Protesters march through Mexico City

    2013-09-02 11:01

    Protesters confront police standing behind shields during a protest against the government of President Enrique Pena Nieto before the opening a new year of legislative session as well as the sending off of the first government annual report by Pena Nieto, in Mexico City, September 1, 2013.

  • Group a building block for Africa

    An unusually heavy downpour hit Durban for two days before the BRICS summit's debut on African soil, but interest for a better platform for emerging markets were still sparked at the summit.