A bride waits while a photographer attends to her groom’s hair at Beijing World Park. Muhammed Muhseisen/AP
Flood waters claim a house along the Vistula River in Sandomierz, southern Poland. Several days of flooding across the country caused some $2.5 billion in damage. Jaroslaw Kublaski/Reuters
Citizens of Bangkok, Thailand, participated in a cleanup operation in wake of Army clashes with protesters. Manish Swarup/AP
A student helped prepare a classroom ahead of National Teacher’s Day in Herat, Afghanistan, May 24. Reza Shirmohammad/AP
South Korean soldiers man speakers used to broadcast across the demilitarized zone at Yonhap. Leaders said May 24 that they would resume protests aimed at the North over the recent sinking of a South Korean ship. Lee Sang-hak/Reuters
Ferdinand Wimmer took a dip in Lofer, Austria, near Salzburg. The region was enjoying a stretch of late-May warmth. Kerstin Joensson/AP
A girl attended the Cavalhadas festival May 23 in Pirenópolis, central Brazil. It commemorates the medieval victory of Iberian Christian knights over the Moors. Eraldo Peres/AP
Eddy Nicolas (l.) embraced Todd Rocks before commencement exercises at the University of Virginia. Megan Lovett/AP
The Chinese government says it has cleaned up rumors and and libelous information on the Internet. Observers argue the government crackdown has lead to self-censorhip and curtailed speech.
Didi Tang, Associated Press /
November 30, 2013
The Chinese government has declared victory in cleaning up what it considers rumors, negativity and unruliness from online discourse, while critics say the moves have suppressed criticism of the government and ruling Communist Party.