A model smiles as she gets a ride at the back of a police motorcycle during an event to promote works of local fashion designers in central Bangkok, Thailand, on Friday. Damir Sagolj/Reuters
Ketty Vestaire cooks noodles for her son, sister and brother in law, and cousins in a make-shift tent in the Central Public Garden in front of the Presidential Palace in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Friday. People are getting restless as food and water supplies dwindle, and no relief agencies are distributing food in the area. Mary Knox Merrill/Staff
An annular solar eclipse is seen in the sky over Male, Maldives, on Friday. Ali Nishan/AP
Visitors look at a Mercedes Benz SL 600 covered with 300,000 Swarovski crystal pieces. The car was designed by Japanese automotive accessories company D.A.D. at Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan, on Friday. Itsuo Inouye/AP
Allison Garwood kisses her son Luc at a benefit gathering on behalf of victims of the Hatian earthquake on Thursday in Echo Park, a restaurant in Los Angeles. Allison and her husband adopted Luc from Haiti two months ago. Haitian chef George Laguerre (not shown) owns Echo Park. Damian Dovarganes/AP
A young woman walks the streets of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Jan 14. Over forty eight hours after a 7.0 earthquake struck the capital city, rescue efforts continue while hundreds of thousands are feared dead. Mary Knox Merrill/Staff
Workers pack up after the Mr. Gay China Pageant was canceled by authorities in Beijing, China, on Friday. The event's organizer said police canceled what would have been China's first gay pageant an hour before it was supposed to start. Ng Han Guan/AP
Swimmers brave sub-zero temperatures and snow to swim in a pool downtown in Chisinau, Moldova, on Friday. John McConnico/AP
Saudi residents watch a solar eclipse in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on Friday. Zaki Ghawas/Reuters
Palestinian Hamas Security officers participate in a rally to commemorate the first anniversary of the death of late Hamas Interior Minister Saed Syam in Gaza City on Friday. Syam died during last year's Israeli offensive in Gaza. Hatem Moussa/AP
A search and rescue team from France prepare to extract bodies from the collapsed Hotel Montana in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Friday. The team, along with other search and rescue teams from the US, Spain and Ecuador, have rescued eight people at the hotel, but an estimated 60 to 80 people died. So far an estimated 50,000-80,000 people have died, and hundreds of thousands misplaced after their homes were destroyed in Tuesday's 7.0-magnitude earthquake. Mary Knox Merrill/Staff
Israeli border police scuffle with Palestinian protesters during a demonstration against the expansion of the nearby Jewish settlement of Halamish on Friday. Yannis Behrakis/Reuters
American Bode Miller is airborne on his way to take first place in the Men's World Cup Super Combined Downhill ski competition in Wengen, Switzerland, on Friday. Alessandro Trovati/AP
Brazilian peacekeeper Williams Pereira, who was injured in the earthquake in Haiti on Tuesday, embraces his son upon his return to Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Friday. Thousands of people left hurt or homeless in Haiti's earthquake spent a third night lying on sidewalks and clamored for help on Friday as their despair turned to anger and aftershocks rippled through the wrecked city. Paulo Whitaker/Reuters
Secretary-General António Guterres, the former prime minister of Portugal, says the world has made progress – on hunger, poverty, education – but he's impatient for more. His approach: We can do better.
António Guterres, who took over as United Nations secretary-general early this year, acknowledges that the world community has made encouraging progress in improving people’s lives over recent decades.