Four two-month old hedgehogs eat cat food in a garden where they were found last week in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Ina Fassbender/Reuters
An aerial view of a village hit by a landslide that occurred when an earthquake hit the Pariaman district of West Sumatra, Indonesia. Rescue and aid workers were fanning out on Monday into the hills where hundreds of people were buried in landslides. Enny Nuraheni/Reuters
The Dalai Lama greets House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Capitol Hill in Washington during the inaugural Tom Lantos Human Rights Prize awards ceremony on Tuesday. Evan Vucci/AP
n Armed Forces of Malta (AFM) soldier carries life jackets while on the phone as would-be immigrants wait to board a police bus after arriving at the AFM Maritime Squadron base at Haywharf in Valletta's Marsamxett Harbor, Malta. The AFM rescued 105 people claiming to be from Eritrea when their boat ran into difficultues while on its way to Europe from Africa, authorities said. Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters
The Houston family of Norway enjoy their first cranberry harvest at Ocean Spray's Big Apple Bog in Rockefeller Center, New York City, as part of Ocean Spray's 80th anniversary. Bob Goldberg/Feature Photo Service for Ocean Spray
Advanced Light Helicopters of the Indian Air Force (IAF) perform aerobatics during a rehearsal for the IAF Day Parade in New Delhi, India, on Tuesday. The 77th anniverary of the IAF will be celebrated on Oct. 8. Mustafa Quraishi/AP
Former US President Bill Clinton (l.) shares a laugh with International Team Captain Greg Norman (c.) and Robert Allenby during a team photo session for the President's Cup golf competition on Tuesday in San Francisco, Calif. Eric Risberg/AP
A Palestinian man walks into an abandoned amusement park near the West Bank town of Nablus on Tuesday. Oded Balilty/AP
Masked Palestnian youths throw stones at Israeli security forces (not shown) during low-scale clashes in east Jerusalem. Bernat Armangue/AP
A participant from Papua New Guinea takes part in an annual parade during the Jewish holiday of Sukkot in Jerusalem. Enny Nuraheni/Reuters
Turkish riot police clash with leftist protesters in central Istanbul, Turkey, on Tuesday. Police fired tear gas and used water cannons to disperse hundreds of people protesting against the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank during their annual meetings in Istanbul. Osman Orsal/Reuters
A fisherman works on his nets in Conakry, Guinea, on Tuesday. Luc Gnago/Reuters
As the summer travel season begins,we asked Monitor writers, past and present, to tell us about places that have moved them the most. Their postcards take us from a walking safari in Zambia to the monasteries of Bulgaria to a marathon in Havana.
The tranquility of floating among flowers in the turbulent land of Kashmir
It was 6 in the morning, and the only sound I could hear was the rhythmic dip ... dip ... dip of the heart-shaped paddle of our guide, Lasa, into the murky waters of Dal Lake in Kashmir.