A demonstrator in Alexandria, Egypt, defaces a poster of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on Tuesday during what was dubbed a "Day of Rage" against Mubarak and lack of political freedoms under his rule.
Vehicles sit in a traffic jam during a weekday rush hour earlier this month in Beijing, which has been ranked among the world's most gridlocked cities. Beijing authorities' latest effort to cut the number of vehicles on the roads — a license plate lottery — has been met with criticism from auto dealers and some residents.
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A woman pushes her luggage past an array of flowers laid out a day after the deadly explosion at Domodedovo Airport near Moscow as people wait in line for a security check.
Ajoka Theater founder Madeeha Guahar on stage following a performance in Islamabad of a play about blasphemy. In the antisecular atmosphere following the Punjab governor's assassination, the staging of the play is a rare example of secular society standing up against the intimidation of religious extremists.
A street child looks out from his classroom during studies conducted by the Salaam Baalak Trust at the New Delhi railway station in September 2004. Salaam Baalak Trust is an Indian charity for homeless children.