Michal Novotny of the Czech Republic, Alex Pullin of Australia, Alberto Schiavon of Italy, Seth Wescott of the United States and Paul-Henri De le Rue of France, from left, clear a jump during the men's Snowboard-Cross FIS World Cup in Arosa, Switzerland.
People pull a Cathay Pacific Boeing 747-400 weighing 210 tons during an attempt to break the world record at Hong Kong's Airport. The Civil Aviation Department and the aviation industry will jointly organize an aircraft pull event to celebrate the 100th anniversary of aviation development in Hong Kong.
A nation already gloomy over its future, Japan must tap the unity of its people after the earthquake and tsunami to make necessary changes in politics and the economy.
Three-year-old Cheng Yuhui, a child from a migrant worker family from southwest China's Sichuan Province, smiles with his eyes covered by a hat as he plays with his father (l.) in their eight square metre (86 square foot) dwelling on the outskirts of Beijing.
Even middling years can yield marvelous movies. Despite all the frazzled franchises and star-studded misfires of 2010, there were still wonders to behold –historical dramas of the finest intelligence, animation of great wit and delicacy, documentaries that brought out the human drama behind the headlines, and small, independent movies that showcased the emerging artists of tomorrow. If you haven't yet seen any or all of my top 10, listed here alphabetically, I envy what awaits you.
Lebanese soldiers take part in a military parade in downtown Beirut to celebrate the 67th anniversary of Lebanon's independence.
The China miner rescue was good news for a coal mining industry that is still the world's deadliest despite impressive safety improvements in recent years.
Relatives and workers wait for the news of the flooded Batian coal mine in the town of Xiaohe, Weiyuan County in southwest China's Sichuan Province on Nov. 21. Rescuers were racing on Nov. 22 to reach 29 people trapped while doing safety work in a coal mine in southern China, the latest accident in the world's deadliest mines.
Bulgarian physicians release pigeons with national flags attached to them, during a protest in Sofia. Physicians and medical workers rallied to demand acute reforms and adequate financing of Bulgaria's health-care sector.
Pupils pray near a scale model of the Kaaba which was constructed at Nile Garden school before the upcoming Eid Al-Adha festival in Cairo, Egypt. Muslims across the world are preparing to celebrate the annual festival of Eid Al-Adha or the Festival of Sacrifice, which marks the end of the haj pilgrimage to Mecca by hundreds of millions of Muslims.