A US Army soldier scans an eye of an Afghan suspect at a local police station in Kandahar, Afghanistan, on March 24.
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.
MONTREAL: Spectators enjoy festivities at the 186th consecutive St. Patrick's Day parade in Montreal on March 14.
AVATAR: James Cameron's epic science fiction adventure movie, released on Dec. 18, 2009 has been nominated for several best picture and several other categories, including, Art Direction, Cinematography, Directing, Film Editing, Music (Original Score), Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, and Visual Effects. In the film's fictional future, Jake, a paraplegic war veteran, is brought to another planet, Pandora, which is inhabited by the Na'vi, a humanoid race with their own language and culture. Those from Earth find themselves at odds with each other and the local culture.
“Playing with Pictures: The Art of Victorian Photocollage” is an exhibit of artwork in album collections, created primarily by aristocratic Victorian women, that mixes photography with watercolor painting. Alexandra, the princess of Wales, took a keen interest in photography – posing for, collecting, and making her own images. Here, members of the royal family are featured, framed by an intricate decorative design. Alexandra, Princess of Wales
Colombian Army soldiers and a bomb-sniffing dog prepare to leave a military base in San Vicente del Caguan, Colombia.