According to Human Rights Watch, Chechnya's leader Ramzan Kadyrov has launched a 'virtue campaign' that includes punishing women for 'immodest' dress.
A dog waits to take part in Britain's annual Crufts dog show at the NEC Arena in Birmingham, England.
A man in a panda costume walks alongside a businessman in Tokyo.
Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes promotes himself by playing on a mountaintop in 2007. The piano was flown to the mountain via helicopter.
A major militant attack on the Chechen parliament is raising doubts about Kremlin-backed Ramzan Kadyrov's boasts that he's pacified Chechnya.
Islamist militants reportedly yelled 'Allah Akbar' ('God is Greatest') as they attacked the Chechen parliament today, killing at least four people before they themselves were killed.
Journalist Oliver Bullough delivers a detailed, moving history of the too often overlooked people of the Caucasus.
Chechnya blast, caused by a suicide bomber, injures seven in the capital, Grozny.
President Obama addresses the 1,200 graduates of Hampton University, a historically black university, at the school's Armstrong Stadium in Hampton, Va., Sunday.
A girl rides on a swing carousel in Grozny, Chechnya, late Sunday. Russia recently ended a federal counter-terrorism operation after two wars in the republic. Separatist rebels however still stage frequent attacks in Chechnya despite increased stability in the southern region.