A US Marines gunner is silhouetted against the sunset while securing the area around a broken vehicle in a convoy, which delivered supply to the remote Forward Operating Base Cafferata in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on March 8.
If water levels rise due to climate change, New York City is particularly at risk.
Members of the samba school Mocidade Independente de Padre Miguel, perform during the second day of the special group parade held on the occasion of Brazil's Carnival at the Marques de Sapucai Sambodromo in Rio de Janeiro, on Feb 15.
When it comes to that special Valentine, however, Mexicans have an inner Romeo that puts other nations' residents to shame. Last year, Mexicans broke the Guinness Book of World Records for the most people kissing simultaneously.
A master's life and death in Venice.
An effort to save the axolotl – a type of salamander – is also a bid to preserve an ancient culture.
Belgium, Spain are skeptical that there's a need for more full-body airport scanning machines. France and Germany are uncommitted as European Union members meet today to discuss airport security measures.
Jacob Schneider of the Connecticut National Guard, 1st Battalion, 102nd Infantry Regiment hugs his mother Lori Schneider (r.) at the William A. O'Neill Armory in Hartford, Conn. on Wednesday. Two units of the Connecticut National Guard are returning home for the holidays, thanks to a fundraising effort that will bus them back to the state from bases in Wisconsin and Indiana. They have been training for deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan early in the new year.
People play in floodwaters during a period of seasonal high water in Venice, Italy, on Nov. 30. The water level in the canal city rose to four feet above normal.
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.