Clouds form a tropical storm over Havana during dawn over Havana, Cuba, on Friday. Desmond Boylan/Reuters
Pope Benedict XVI is seen through candles as he attends a service of prayer at St Mary's University College Chapel at Twickenham, London, on Friday. Thousands of cheering Catholic schoolchildren feted Pope Benedict XVI on his second day in Britain on Friday, offering a boisterous welcome as the pontiff urged their teachers to make sure to provide a trusting, safe environment. Toby Melville/AP
An Iranian woman holds a poster of pastor Terry Jones as she shouts slogans during a demonstration after Friday prayers in Tehran, Iran, on Friday. The demonstration was held to protest US pastor Terry Jones' intention to burn the Quran. Caren Firouz/Reuters
A video installation by Mexican artist Miguel Chevalier titled “Ultra-Nature” is projected onto a wall in the heart of the city at the Singapore Art Museum in Singapore on Friday. Ultra-Nature is a video projection of luminescent and vibrantly colored plants that interact with the movement of people to stimulate growth in a digital jungle. Joel Boh/Reuters
A boy looks at a glass ball filled with a mixture of gases at low pressure and driven by an electric current to create a plasma sphere, on display at an exhibition in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Friday. Alexander Demianchuk/Reuters
Shiite Muslims holding copies of the Quran are reflected on a poster of radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr during Friday prayers in the Shiite stronghold of Sadr city in Baghdad, Iraq. Karim Kadim/AP
A family carries drinking water in plastic jars to a worker's camp near a Commonwealth Games bus depot site in New Delhi, India, on Friday. The Commonwealth Games will be held from Oct. 3-14. Gurinder Osan/AP
A woman watches palm trees wave in the winds of hurricane Karl in Veracruz, Mexico, on Friday. Hurricane Karl bore down on Mexico's central Gulf Coast, threatening to cause flash floods and mudslides, but it appeared to have spared Mexican offshore oil operations from major damage. Eliana Aponte/Reuters
Sea waves hit sunshades at Maracaibo beach in Nautla, in the state of Veracruz, Mexico, on Friday as hurricane Karl hit the country's central coast. Alexandre Meneghini/AP
Byron Avalos, son of trapped miner Florencio Avalos, builds a representation of the collapsed San Jose mine in Copiapo, Chile, where his father is trapped on Thursday. Thirty-three miners have been trapped deep underground in the copper and gold mine since it collapsed on Aug. 5. Aliosha Marquez/AP
Muddy prospectors pan for gold in Manica Province, near the border of Zimbabwe on Friday. Hundreds of miners work in individual claims rented from local landowners. Goran Tomasevic/Reuters
Montreal Canadiens forward Scott Gomez does a standing jump as the players report for medicals on Friday in Brossard, Quebec. Ryan Remirorz/The Canadian Press/AP
An Afghan man carries ballot boxes to a village, where roads for vehicles do not exist, in Panjshir Province, north of Kabul, Afghanistan, on Friday. Afghanistan held its parliamentary elections on Sept. 18. Ahmad Masood/Reuters
A passerby examines trees with broken limbs at Gerald MacDonald Memorial Park along Queens Blvd., in the Queens borough of New York on Friday, the day after a severe storm hit New York City. The National Weather Service sought Friday to determine whether the fury of wind and rain that toppled trees, peeled away roofs, and killed a woman in a car was a tornado. Daniel P. Derella/AP
Typhoon Rammasun, the strongest typhoon to hit China's south in 41 years, made landfall on Friday. The much smaller typhoon Matmo is already affecting Taiwan, and will make landfall Wednesday morning.
The death toll from the strongest typhoon to hit China's south in decades was raised to 46 on Tuesday, increasing the overall toll to 151 people dead in three countries just before a second storm approaches land.