With Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations in limbo, a feud is escalating between Jewish settlers and Palestinian villagers over olive trees – and the land in which they're rooted.
Pupils pray near a scale model of the Kaaba which was constructed at Nile Garden school before the upcoming Eid Al-Adha festival in Cairo, Egypt. Muslims across the world are preparing to celebrate the annual festival of Eid Al-Adha or the Festival of Sacrifice, which marks the end of the haj pilgrimage to Mecca by hundreds of millions of Muslims.
A tattoo is seen on the back of LCPL. James Edward Orr, 20, from Eufaula, Alabama and of the First Battallion Eighth Marines at a combat outpost in Kunjak in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province.
The West Bank police force has embarked on a community outreach campaign, organizing soccer clinics, town meetings, and antidrug information chats for kids. Will it bolster respect for the much-maligned police?
Just hours before the expiration of Israel's 10-month settlement freeze, Jewish settlers vow to renew building with symbolic celebrations in the West Bank.
Hagit Ofran tracks Israeli settlement growth in the West Bank with a pocket-sized camera and a deep sense of mission, often making news well beyond Israel with her findings.
Tara, a 2-month-old Asian palm civet cub, sits on the shoulder of a Royev Ruchei Zoo employee in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia, on Monday. Zoo employees are hand-feeding two cubs, Tara and Tona, after their mother gave birth to them in April this year and refused to nurse them.
Alexandre Vinokourov of Kazakhstan, wearing the pink jersey of the overall leader, touches pink balloons prior to the start of the ninth stage of the Giro d'Italia cycling race from Frosinone to Cava De Tirreni, Italy, on Monday.
Bashar Masri is spearheading the first planned Palestinian city, pending Israeli approval. His young team – who order pizza and work through lunch – envision a 21st-century city conscious of its ecological impact and equipped with a fiber-optic network.
Going into his AIPAC speech today, Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces stern US warnings, Palestinian exasperation, and a fractious coalition government and rising violence back home.