A Swedish hockey fan shows off a puck she got at the men's hockey game between Sweden and Finland at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics on Feb. 21. Hans Deryk/Reuters
A car is seen buried under rocks in a street of downtown Funchal, Madeira, on Monday. The street was buried by rocks and debris carried by rushing water Saturday when heavy rain caused flash floods all around the Portuguese island. The local government has confirmed at least 42 dead. Armando Franca/AP
Britain's Prince William takes part in an archery lesson while blindfolded at St. Dunstan's, a special center for blind, ex-servicemen and women in Llandudno, North Wales, on Monday. Peter Byrne/Reuters
Members of Austria's team celebrate victory after winning gold in the Large Hill Team Ski Jumping event at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics in Whistler, British Columbia, on Monday. Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters
Visitors walk inside the 3,200-year-old Abu Simbel temple located on the upper reaches of the Nile River in Egypt to watch the dawn light up the temple's inner sanctum to mark the anniversary of Ramses II's birthday. The axis of the temple was positioned in such a way that rays from the sun would shine into the inner sanctuary only twice a year - on Ramses II birthday and the day of his coronation. Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters
Carnival revelers carry lanterns as they march to drums and piccolo players in a parade through the streets of Basel on Feb. 22. The Morgestreich parade traditionally kicks off three days of events marking the Basel carnival. Vincent Kessler/Reuters
Oksana Domnina and Maxim Shabalin from Russia perform their original dance during the ice dance competition on Sunday at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics. Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press/AP
Children play in Walikandawe camp for the internally displaced in Lower Dir district of Pakistan on Monday. The people in the camp are fleeing a military offensive in the Bajaur Agency and were scheduled to be transferred to Jalozai camp near Peshawar, Pakistan. M. Abdullah/Reuters
Dutch speed skaters train at the Richmond Olympic Oval on Monday in Vancouver, British Columbia. Kevin Frayer/AP
Filipino construction workers play basketball after a day's work at a government road reclamation project in Las Pinas, Metro Manila, on Monday. Erik de Castro/Reuters
A Palestinian militant of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestinian (DFLP) takes part in an anti-Israeli military show in central Gaza Strip on Monday. Suhaib Salem/Reuters
Japan's Yuichi Onda, France's Cyril Miranda, and Switzerland's Dario Cologna (l. to r.) react as they cross the finish line during the Men's Team Sprint Cross-Country semifinal at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics in Whistler, British Columbia, on Monday. Issei Kato/Reuters
The U.N. reports at least 565 civilians and 94 security personnel were killed in November in Iraq, a decrease by nearly a third since October. 1,373 Iraqis were also wounded in November.
Sameer N. Yacoub, Associated Press /
December 1, 2013
The monthly death toll in Iraq dropped by nearly a third to 659 last month, the U.N. said Sunday, but a recent spike in the number of bullet-riddled bodies found on the street has raised fears the country is facing a return to all-out warfare between Sunni and Shiite factions.