Beijing set Wednesday as a day of mourning over the 6.9-magnitude earthquake in China's western Qinghai Province last week. It is taking a very proactive stance in dealing with the aftermath of the disaster, which killed more than 2,000 people.
In his visit to China’s quake zone Sunday, President Hu Jintao hugged children and promised new schools and homes.
Two baby meerkats stand in the sun at their enclosure at the Chester Zoo in Chester, England, on Friday. The 3-week-old babies had their first public appearance after spending their first weeks underground in their burrow.
The official death toll from 6.9-magnitude earthquake in China rose above 1,100 Friday. Thousands of Tibetan Buddhist monks joined Chinese soldiers to distribute food and clothes in the devastated town of Jiegu.
The death toll in China's earthquake topped 600 on Thursday, as rescue teams pulled 1,000 survivors from the rubble but struggled with the high altitude and lack of heavy equipment.
Former Alaskan governor and 2008 vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin gives her husband, Todd, a thumbs up as she begins to address a crowd at a stop of the Tea Party Express on Boston Common in Boston, Wednesday.
A China earthquake left at least 400 people dead and 10,000 injured, as rescue teams rushed to northwestern Qinghai Province.
Rescuers from Shandong Province are seen at the airport in Xining, China, on April 15. China poured rescue workers and equipment into a mountainous Tibetan region Thursday in a bid to find survivors more than a day after strong earthquakes killed hundreds of people and injured thousands more in Qinghai Province, China.
A Swiss Saint Bernard sleeps on the floor at the Hund 2010 Dog Exhibition in Winterthur, Switzerland, on Friday.
Passengers queue to get on the train at Guangzhou Railway Station on Jan. 30, in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China. China's Spring Festival travel peak season, or 'chun yun' in Chinese, kicks off today. The traditional Chinese Spring Festival will fall on February 14 this year and the travel peak will last 40 days until March 10.