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.
Homes, hospitals, even prisons and golf courses may be built over the water as architects cope with rising sea levels that will affect coastal cities around the world.
US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced a $10 million aid package for Thailand flood relief during a visit to Bangkok Wednesday.
Bangkok flood waters have forced thousands to flee, but many are joking, reinforcing their flood barriers, and then remaining open for business as usual.
An estimated 4 billion cubic meters of floodwater runoff from higher areas of Thailand are slated to reach Bangkok on Oct. 26, coinciding with a high tide and rain storms.