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.
Apple's iPad goes on sale in Europe Friday, at higher prices than in the US. But members of the European Parliament may get their iPad tablets at taxpayer expense.
Waves break along the shore of A Guarda, northwestern Spain, on Saturday. Hurricane-force winds swept through many parts of France over the weekend.
American and European activists attempting to go to the Gaza Strip from Egypt to protest Israel's actions during last year's Gaza war have been blocked from doing so – and say they have been harshly treated by Egyptian authorities.
The Swiss minaret ban and the crucifix decision in Europe illustrate the disconnect between religion and culture there.
After a European court rules against crucifixes in Italian schoolrooms, Italians from across the political spectrum decry an assault on the country's Roman Catholic identity.