Junior amateur swimmers pose for photographers in the London 2012 Olympics Aquatic Center in east London.
As reports of militant recruitment among young people rise, small groups are popping up across Indonesia in an effort to help keep youths safe.
A couple walks along the Delaware Canal towpath Saturday during the Delaware Canal festival, in Yardley, Pa.
While large-scale acts of terrorism have fallen, smaller instances of religious violence that include attacks on churches and beatings of non-Muslims have risen.
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.
Venezuelan indigenous people protest in Caracas, demanding that President Hugo Chavez move ahead with demarcating and recognizing their traditional lands.
The responses to Indonesia's back-to-back disasters this week and revelations about the possibility that the warning system did not have proper upkeep highlight the difficulties in trying to put together an efficient disaster management system.
A volcanic eruption in Central Java sent thousands of panicked villagers fleeing from their homes as government officials attempted to assess the full damage from an tsunami in western Indonesia that killed more than 100 people less than 24 hours earlier.
Mount Merapi spews volcanic material as seen from Wukirsari, Indonesia, on Nov. 8. The volcano, on the outskirts of Yogyakarta, began spewing lava, superheated gas, and deadly clouds of ash two weeks ago, and has killed more than 130 people and forced the evacuation of nearly 300,000. Dozens of flights to and from the capital Jakarta, about 375 miles from the volcano, were canceled after the volcano belched fresh clouds of volcanic ash 19,000 feet into the atmosphere.
An gallery assistant stands on the artwork 'Floor' created by South Korean artist Do Ho-suh at the Hong Kong International Art Fair on Friday. The art fair is open from May 27 to 30, which attracts the gathering of artists, gallery directors, curators and collectors.