Spain earthquake: a pair of deadly temblors hit southeast Spain on Wednesday. The initial Spain earthquake and subsequent temblor caused major damage in the town of Lorca.
Many Libyan rebels are devout Muslims; some have even supported Al Qaeda against US troops abroad. But Western support has raised their opinion of the US.
Crete earthquake: A strong 6.2 earthquake in Crete rattled buildings as far away as Egypt and Turkey, Friday.
Libyan civilians celebrate the raiding of Ansar al-Shariah Brigades compound on Sept. 21, 2012, after hundreds of civilians, military, and police raided the brigades' base in Benghazi, Libya. Small teams of US special operations forces arrived at American embassies throughout North Africa to set up a new counterterrorist network months before militants killed the US ambassador in Libya. But officials say the network was too new to stop the Benghazi attack.
Secretary of Defense Gates and Secretary of State Clinton say the US-led military action in Libya is going well. But while Libya is not a 'vital interest,' the US could be there for months.
Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi, with his claims of total popular support and theatrical displays at bombing sites, treads a fine line between rhetoric and reality.
A close-up view shows the eyes of a chimpanzee at the Villa Lorena animal refuge center in Cali, Colombia.
Petty Officer Third Class David Weir kisses his wife, Jessica, and son, Cody, as he prepares to deploy on the USS Bataan from Naval Station Norfolk, in Norfolk, Va. The USS Bataan Amphibious Ready Group is deploying to the Mediterranean Sea to aid international efforts in Libya.