Occupy Wall Street protests spread to four continents over the weekend, but China's involvement was conspicuously absent.
A security officer stands guard as voters display their election identity cards as they stand in a queue to cast their votes outside a polling station at Ranti, in the Madhubani district of Bihar State, India. Polling began Thursday morning for the first phase of elections to the Bihar state Assembly amid heavy security, according to a news agency.
China whistleblower Fang Zhouzi was mugged after his criticism of a Chinese hospital. 'I’ve had threatening phone calls and e-mails before, but this was the first time I have been attacked,' he says.
A microphone rests on a stool that President Obama used during a town hall meeting about the Affordable Care Act on Tuesday at the Holiday Park Multipurpose Senior Center in Wheaton, Md.
As Beijing residents enjoy increasing prosperity, Chinese villagers are left with their trash.