CHINESE GIANT SALAMANDER: This January 2008 photo shows a Chinese giant salamander from the Zoological Society of London. These amphibians can reach nearly 6 feet long and are critically endangered due to habitat loss, poaching, and pollution. The salamander is also considered a Chinese delicacy.
A Kashmiri fisherman sits on his boat as the sun sets over the Dal Lake in Srinagar, India, on Friday. Authorities reimposed a rigid curfew throughout most of Kashmir to prevent street protests after Friday prayers following weeks of unrest that has killed 15 people.
Duck boat crash on Wednesday took the life of a Hungarian tourist. The search continues for a missing male tourist.
Duck boat crash: A female body has been found in the Delaware River at Philadelphia. The search continues for a missing Hungarian male tourist.
Catholic faithful from Belarus and neighboring countries carry candles during an annual religious festival marking the miracle-working icon known as the Mother of God of Budslav in the Belarus village of Budslav on Friday.
People stand around a campfire during the Ivana Kupala festival in the village of Viazynka, Belarus, late Tuesday evening. The ancient tradition, originating from pagan times, is usually marked with grand overnight festivities which includes jumping over burning campfires and bathing in a lake or a river. Some people believe the acts will purge them of their sins and make them healthier.
UK budget 2010: Britain today unveiled budget cuts to raise £40 billion in state revenues through tax increases, welfare cuts, and salary freezes. But history suggests that raising taxes during a recession can cause a double-dip.
European and US authorities have arrested 178 people in connection with a global credit card scam worth over 20 million euros.
A koala joey hangs on a toy koala during a weighing procedure at the zoo in Duisburg, Germany, on Friday. The koala baby, which weighs 1.1 pounds, has yet to be named.
A microphone rests on a stool that President Obama used during a town hall meeting about the Affordable Care Act on Tuesday at the Holiday Park Multipurpose Senior Center in Wheaton, Md.