A volcanic eruption in Central Java sent thousands of panicked villagers fleeing from their homes as government officials attempted to assess the full damage from an tsunami in western Indonesia that killed more than 100 people less than 24 hours earlier.
Indonesia tsunami: Though hundreds of disaster officials were unable to get to many of the villages on the Mentawai islands — reachable only by a 12-hour boat ride — they were preparing for the worst.
7.5 quake strikes Monday off the coast of Indonesia. A tsunami warning initially posted after the 7.5 quake has been withdrawn.
A tattoo is seen on the back of LCPL. James Edward Orr, 20, from Eufaula, Alabama and of the First Battallion Eighth Marines at a combat outpost in Kunjak in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province.
Snake charmer Faizal Ahmad kisses a king cobra during a snake show at the National Museum in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Wednesday.
Astronaut James S. Voss, mission specialist, handles the newly-delivered main boom of the Russian crane (Strela) to be connected to its operator post in 2000. During this 6-hour, 44-minute extravehicular activity, astronauts Voss and Jeffrey N. Williams also secured a United States-built crane that was installed on the station last year; replaced a faulty antenna for one of the station's communications systems; and installed several handrails and a camera cable on the station's exterior.
Aerial dancers from Project Bandaloop perform a dance as they rappel down the side of Thanksgiving Tower in Dallas, Texas, on Tuesday.
Ocean temperatures in the waters off Indonesia have climbed into the 90s, devastating some of the world's most biodiverse coral reefs and threatening the livelihood of locals.
Corpse flower enthusiasts are the only ones who will appreciate the smell of Lois, a rare, six-foot corpse flower at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, which could release its aroma right in the middle of a wedding being held there this Saturday.
Civet coffee, which comes from the dung of civet cats, is known as the world's most expensive coffee. Islamic leaders in Indonesia could make a ruling on the cleanliness of civet coffee as early as Tuesday.