A motorist walks away from a stalled vehicle as Oklahoma City firefighters work to rescue other stalled vehicles on Hefner Road between Kelly Avenue and the Broadway Extension in Oklahoma City, Okla., on Monday. Paul Hellstern/The Oklahoman/AP
Dutch fans put on orange body suits prior to the World Cup group E soccer match between the Netherlands and Denmark at Soccer City in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Monday. Frank Augstein/AP
Palestinian boys play at a summer camp run by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, (UNRWA), in a Gaza City school, on Monday. UNRWA has prepared 38 beach locations and 86 schools for its program entitled 'Summer Games,' which provides educational programs, physical education activities, and recreation for Palestinian children and teens. Lefteris Pitarakis/AP
A soldier directs Uzbek refugees in the southern Kyrgyz city of Osh while they wait to cross the border into Uzbekistan on Monday. Some thousands of refugees have fled the pogrom that began last week in southern Kyrgyzstan. Faruk Akkan/AP
Kyrgyz soldiers take care of an Uzbek refugee baby in the southern Kyrgyz city of Osh while thousands wait to cross the border into Uzbekistan on Monday. Faruk AkkanAP
The Japanese Hayabusa Sample Return Capsule (SRC) is seen at Woomera military range in the Australian outback. A Japanese space probe has landed in the Australian outback after a seven-year voyage to an asteroid, safely returning a capsule containing a unique sample of dust, Japanese mission controllers said on Monday. JAXA/Reuters
A map showing the oil spill is seen at rear as President Obama speaks regarding the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill on Monday at the Coast Guard Station in Gulfport, Miss. Charles Dharapak/AP
Debris is shown around cabins on Little Missouri River after a flash flood in Langley, Ark. Intense rainfall in the region led to the floods when the Caddo and Little Missouri rivers rose rapidly overnight, more than eight feet per hour. Mara Kuhn/The Sentinel-Record/AP
The pack of riders cycles during the third stage of the Tour de Suisse from Sierre to Schwarzenburg on Monday. Christian Hartmann/Reuters
Paraguay's Antolin Alcaraz (2nd r.) scores past Italy's goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon during a 2010 World Cup group F soccer match at Green Point stadium in Cape Town, South Africa, on Monday. Carlos Barria/Reuters
Players of Slovenia's national soccer team Nejc Pecnik (l.) Aleksander Radosavljevic (c.), and assistant coach Martin Magister play with a lion cub at Lion Park in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Monday. The US will face Slovenia in the World Cup on June 18. Darko Bandic/AP
A man washes his elephant in Kanadalam Lake in Dambulla, Sri Lanka, on Monday. Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters
The 'Pirates' look set to gain one of the largest shares of seats in Iceland's parliament. But why is a nation of conservative fishermen turning to a party of techno-utopian democrats?
ByGordon F. Sander, Correspondent
Icelanders are casting apprehensive looks at two volcanoes this fall – a real one on the southern coast named Katla, and a metaphorical one also known as Althing or parliament in the capital – each of which has been rumbling ominously. The difference is that while Icelanders are unsure if and when Katla will blow, they know the exact date, Oct. 29, when the latter will erupt.