Hu Jia, a prominent Chinese political activist, was released after 3-1/2 years in prison. Under the terms of his release he will not be able to speak to media for one year.
China's Li Na return the ball to Italy's Francesca Schiavone during their women's final match for the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Saturday June 4. Li Na became the first Chinese player to win a Grand Slam event.
Carla Bruni-Sarkozy poses prior to a television interview, in Paris, on May 16.
Greens/European Free Alliance French members hold crossed nuclear signs and others with wind turbines at the beginning of a debate on the implications of Japan's Fukushima disaster on nuclear safety in Europe during a session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France.
A man in a panda costume walks alongside a businessman in Tokyo.
Women soldiers train in the Israel Defense Forces' Karakal Battalion, Nov. 2010.
A baby is baptized during a mass baptism ceremony in Tbilisi, Georgia. More than 500 children were baptized by the Georgian Orthodox Church during the 15th mass baptism ceremony at the country's main Holy Trinity Cathedral.
A young monk holds a traditional parasol as he waits for the arrival of Tibet's exiled Buddhist spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, in Pemayangtse monastery in Pelling in India's Himalayan state of Sikkim. The Dalai Lama is in Sikkim, which borders China, as Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao begins his three-day visit to New Delhi.
A TP Mazembe soccer supporter mugs for the camera during the club World Cup semifinal soccer match against Brazil's SC Internacional do Porto Alegre at Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
The European Parliament passed a bill today that would cap and defer financial traders' and bankers' bonuses, giving Europe the toughest regimes in the world. The caps are a backlash against the global financial meltdown, and the bonuses that followed.