US President Obama greets schoolchildren following his second annual back-to-school speech at Julia R. Masterman Laboratory and Demonstration School in Philadelphia, September 14.
Samuel Pizzetti of Italy competes in the men's 800m freestyle heats at the European Swimming Championships in Budapest, Hungary, on Thursday.
A China flood, oil spill, and chemical factory explosion highlighted the country's improved crisis response. But China still faces challenges as it tries to strike a balance between economic growth and protecting the environment.
The little known but true story of John Rabe, a German businessman who saved thousands of civilians during the rape of Nanking in 1937.
A member of Brazil's Xikrin Nation holds a baby before the Indigenous Nations' Games in Pagagominas, Brazil, in November 2009. A French documentary by Thomas Balmes, "Babies," opened the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival on April 29. The Focus Features film followed four babies in four places - Mongolia, Namibia, San Francisco, and Tokyo – through their first year.
Set in 19th-century China, 'The Warlords' is crammed with gritty, exciting battles scenes as three flawed heroes overcome the odds.
Citizens watch a parade at Nanhou Street in Fuzhou, capital of southeast China's Fujian Province on Feb. 24. The lantern festival, held on the fifteenth day of the Lunar New Year, commemorates the end of Chinese New Year's celebrations.
A baby waits in a basket to board a train in Nanjing, northeastern China.
Ducks dive in search of food at a pond in Minsk, Belarus, on Monday.