Sri Lanka's Buddhist monks from the Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) party hold up oil lamps during a peaceful protest against a UN-appointed panel report in Colombo. The Sri Lankan hardliner nationalist, all Buddhist monk party JHU held a protest against the UN report, which alleged thousands of civilians were killed during the last phase of the war, as they and other protesters marched to Independence Square.
Women wait to vote at the polling center during the first day of voting in Kadogli in South Kordofan state. Elections for the governor and the legislative council in South Kordofan state started on Monday.
A newly hatched baby Olive Ridley turtle wades past a human footprint to enter the sea at the Rushikulya River mouth beach in Ganjam district, India, Tuesday. Millions of baby Olive Ridley turtles are hatching and entering the Bay of Bengal on the coast of Orissa over the past few days.
Hamas Mohammed looks on as she prays with female anti-government protestors during a demonstration demanding the resignation of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, in Sanaa, Yemen, Monday.
The Japanese disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant is providing good lessons for US atomic plants. In either negative or positive ways, Japan's influence on America keeps growing, like shiitake mushrooms.
A child gets water splashed during Thai New Year celebrations in Prachinburi, east of Bangkok.
With a bright future ahead of it, Asia is increasingly rediscovering its past. To fully understand Asia's rise, we must come to grips with the forces that shaped its history: Western, Islamic, and Buddhist heritage. It's time to consider Asia's lesson on religious and cultural pluralism.
Japanese stop for a moment of silence at 2:46pm, exactly a month after a massive earthquake struck the area in the port town of Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, on April 11.
Novice Thai nuns walk along a pond at the Sathira-Dhammasathan Buddhist meditation center in Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday. Over 50 girls, between 5 and 12 years old, were ordained as nuns for 10 days after going through three months of training. The center, founded in 1987, is a learning community for peace and harmony that has programs open to people regardless of age and gender.
Elephant calf George walks in line as his mother Karishma holds his tail during an event staged for the media at Whipsnade Zoo in Dunstable, England. George joined the herd on their daily walkabout to mark his first birthday, following training by his keepers to ensure that he can walk trunk to tail without wandering off or getting distracted by the busy zoo.