POURING BLOOD: Blood spilled by anti-government protesters is seen on a street in front of the residence of Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vajjajiva on Mar. 17 in Bangkok, Thailand. A day earlier, thousands of red-shirted protesters dumped plastic bottles of their blood in front of Mr. Abhisit’s office and his political party’s headquarters. They collected about 300 liters from 50,000 protesters, reports said – far short of their aim of 1,000 liters.
Peruvian surfer Domingo Pianezzi rides a wave with his alpaca, Pisco, at San Bartolo beach in Lima, Peru, on March 16. Pianezzi has spent a decade training dogs to ride on the nose of his board, and now he is the first to do so with an alpaca.
Singer Michael Jackson, here at age 13 in 1972, was the youngest member of the Jackson Five. The self-proclaimed 'King of Pop' died on June 25, 2009.
On Tuesday, red-shirt protesters splattered blood outside the office of Thai PM Abhisit, who has rejected calls to step down.
Thailand protests entered their third day Monday, paralyzing parts of Bangkok. Earlier in the day, demonstrators thronged the military base where Thai PM Abhisit Vejjajiva is staying.
A spectator enjoys festivities at the 186th consecutive St. Patrick's Day parade in Montreal, Sunday.
Tens of thousands of red-shirted Thailand protesters filled main avenues in Bangkok Sunday as they called for the resignation of Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva.
A bear cools off from intense summer heat with a frozen watermelon in Rio de Janeiro's city zoo on Friday.
BLUEFIN TUNA: Sushi chefs in Tokyo, Japan, work behind a refrigerated, counter-top display of three different types of fillets from Atlantic bluefin tuna. At the 175-nation Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) convention, which is underway in Qatar, the group is looking to ban the trade of Atlantic bluefin tuna. Environmentalists say that the tuna are being fished at an unsustainable rate. Japan has said it will not comply with such a ban and that it has China's support in opposing it.