The International Court of Justice ruled that a square kilometer around the Preah Vihear temple belongs to Cambodia, but left most of the Thai-Cambodian border dispute for resolution later.
The UN ruling, a partial win for Cambodia, may also pave the way for negotiations on the longstanding Thai-Cambodia temple dispute.
Qasim, a laborer, smiles as a camel nuzzles him near sacks of grain in a wholesale market in Karachi, Pakistan.
In the two years since Preah Vihear temple was designated a World Heritage Site, repeated firefights across the Thailand-Cambodia border have taken a heavy toll on the ancient spiritual site.
An Indian couple performs marriage rituals during a mass marriage of Pipa Kshatriya Darji community members belonging to the Indian state of Rajasthan on the occasion of Basant Panchami, or spring festival, in Ahmadabad. Thousands of couples tie the knot on this day, considered auspicious in Gujarat.
The 11th century Preah Vihear temple stands in Preah Vihear province, Cambodia, about 152 miles north of Phnom Penh. Cambodian and Thai troops resumed an artillery duel along their disputed border on Feb. 5, damaging the Hindu temple.
A folk artist pauses while waiting to perform at a temple fair celebrating the Chinese lunar New Year at Dongyue Temple in Beijing. The lunar New Year began on Feb. 3 and marks the start of the Year of the Rabbit, according to the Chinese zodiac.
Today's deadly Thai-Cambodian clash near the disputed Preah Vihear temple comes days after a Cambodian court convicted two Thai nationals of espionage.
Clashes near a temple on the Thailand-Cambodia border wounded at least two Thai troops today. Each nation claims land around the World Heritage Site.