Philippines typhoon barreled toward the country's east coast Tuesday. Nineteen fishermen were reported missing, prompting flight and ferry cancellations, school closures, and warnings of floods and landslides.
Benigno Aquino III was sworn in Wednesday as the Philippines' 15th president. Benigno Aquino was joined by diplomats from more than 80 countries and two former Philippine presidents at the ceremony.
The annual meeting of Christian Scientists Monday focused on the church's healing ministry. It also reported improved finances since last year.
ARAB SPRING - 2010, Tunisia - The wave of protests still sweeping across the Middle East and North Africa began in Tunisia in response to a young man's self-immolation to protest police corruption and violence. The uprisings spread to Egypt, Bahrain, Yemen, Libya, and continues in Syria. Here, protesters stand atop a police vehicle in front of the prime minister's office during a demonstration in downtown Tunis, Tunisia, January 21, 2011.
Participants of the Wave Gothic Festival pose in Leipzig, eastern Germany, on Saturday.
South Korean Buddhists carry their lanterns in a parade during the Lotus Lantern Festival to celebrate the upcoming birthday of Buddha on May 21, on a street in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday.
In the Philippines election this week, outgoing President Gloria Arroyo won a seat in Congress, where she aims to become House Speaker and challenge the expected incoming president, Benigno Aquino.