A pilgrim holds a candle while attending a mass at the Catholic shrine of Fatima, Portugal, in 2010. Thousands of pilgrims made their way to the Fatima Shrine to attend a mass by Pope Benedict XVI to mark the 93rd anniversary celebrations of the first appearance of the Virgin Mary to three shepherd children in 1917.
France nuclear explosion: A furnace at at nuclear waste treatment facility in southern France exploded, killing one person.
Norway massacre: Right-wing parties have distanced themselves from Anders Behring Breivik's violent methods, whose attacks killed 76 people. But many share his basic views on immigration and minorities.
Imran Khan was one of cricket's best ever all-rounders, captaining Pakistan to victory in the 1992 World Cup. He founded the political party Movement for Justice and was a member of the National Assembly from November 2002 to October 2007, when he resigned and was put under house arrest by then-President Pervez Musharraf.
Members of the Vienna State Opera Ballet (Wiener Staatsopernballett) perform on stage during a dress rehearsal of Nureyev Gala at the State Opera in Vienna, Austria. The Ballet will premiere on June 28, 2011.
Luke Tinsman, of San Clemente, Calif., eyes a perch while in a fisheye bubble at the Ocean Institute in Dana Point Harbor in Dana Point, Calif.
The New England Conservatory's Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, led by renowned conductor Benjamin Zander, find that dedication and hard work make a world of difference. Starting June 14, the Youth Philharmonic Orchestra is going on tour to Austria, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Gustav Mahler’s death
Cyclists pass through the Historical Center during the World Naked Bike Ride in Mexico City Saturday, June 11. This annual event aims to demand more respect for cyclists on the streets, and to promote bicycling as an alternative non-polluting transportation alternative.
Oil, stocks, and the economy faltered this week, with oil poised to drop in the lead-up to an OPEC meeting.
An International Atomic Energy Agency report Wednesday said it was the tsunami that followed the March 11 earthquake that damaged the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.