Valery Kashkin (front) and Valentina Rumyantseva pose for photographers during a photo call for the Moscow State Circus's upcoming show in west London, on Wednesday. The show runs until Nov. 31.
Spectators watch a traditional pig race at the Swiss agriculture fair OLMA in St. Gallen, Switzerland, on Thursday.
An Afghan girl looks at US Marines as they speak with her father during a patrol in Garmsir district of the Helmand province in Afghanistan.
Israel's refusal to investigate allegations of war crimes in Gaza is increasingly putting it at odds with the international community – including allies such as the US.
Fatah agreed Wednesday to an Egyptian-backed deal, but tension over the Goldstone report and deep distrust have left many skeptical.
Israeli and Palestinian officials both had praise for President Obama, despite disappointment in peace process
President Barack Obama's Nobel Peace Prize is praised in many countries as a reflection of a "new hope" in world politics, but others worry it came too soon. A global roundup of views.
The Palestinian Authority's decision to postpone a vote on the Goldstone report last week is the last straw for many, sparking protests in the West Bank and Gaza.
In an interview, Baraah Malki – one of the first of 20 female Palestinian prisoners to be released by Israel in exchange for a video of kidnapped soldier Shalit – talks about her time in prison.
The US reportedly convinced the Palestinian Authority to withdraw its backing in order to advance the peace process. Israel had said the Goldstone report would severely damage peace talks.