President Obama addressed the families of 29 West Virginia coal miners who died in a mine explosion earlier this month. Miners say they hope he will honor his pledge of better safety, but many are skeptical.
On April 12, a 'red shirt' protester takes a photo of where a bullet hit the windshield of a vehicle during clashes on Saturday in Bangkok, Thailand.
State Police in Montcoal, W.Va., monitor the entrance to the Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch mine where rescue and recovery efforts have been delayed again on April 9. Twenty-five miners are known to be dead and four remain missing from the explosion at the mine on Monday.
The rescue team in the West Virginia coal mine disaster was called back Thursday morning – and hasn't yet reentered – because lingering gases 'have the potential to blow up in a heartbeat.'
A tourist feeds Rainbow Lorikeets in Great Keppel Island at the Great Barrier Reef in Australia on Wednesday. Australia called for a review of shipping laws on Tuesday after a coal ship ran aground on the Great Barrier Reef and environmentalists warned the Asian resource boom was turning the fragile reef into a 'coal highway.'
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (r.) looks through a window of a water tank used for crew training at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center outside Moscow on Tuesday.