International Space Station (ISS) Commander Jeffrey Williams is seen silhouetted by the ISS's new cupola windows in Feb. 2010. Williams takes photographs through the windows, which are now open in the ISS's observation deck. NASA TV/Reuters
Lindsey Vonn of the United States reacts after completing the women's downhill at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics on Wednesday. Vonn took first place in the event, winning the US's first gold medal in women's downhill. American Julia Mancuso took the silver. Gero Breloer/AP
Fish open their mouths waiting for passers-by to feed them in a lake in Mansar, India, on Wednesday. Fayaz Kabli/Reuters
American Katie Uhlaender practices during women's skeleton training on Wednesday in Whistler, British Columbia. Ricardo Mazalan/AP
Toyota Motor Corp President Akio Toyoda attends a news conference in Tokyo, Japan, on Wednesday. Toyoda said the world's biggest automaker may have grown too fast, neglecting the careful training of staff to ensure quality did not trail behind. Yuriko Nakao/Reuters
A road worker stands in the road during rain in Canete La Real, Spain, on Feb. 17 after heavy rains on Monday night had caused floods in southern Spain. Jon Nazca/Reuters
An installation called 'Stairway to Heaven,' created by Spanish artists Eugenio Merino is seen at ARCOmadrid, an international contemporary art fair in Madrid, Spain, on Wednesday. Juan Medina/Reuters
French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Haitian President Rene Preval take a flight over Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Wednesday. Sarkozy made the first visit ever to Haiti by a French president, offering aid to the earthquake torn nation. Francois Mori/AP
A different kind of ISAF patch is attached to the backpack of a US soldier in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on Wednesday. Pier Paolo Cito/AP
President Barack Obama meets with his national security team on Afghanistan and Pakistan in the Situation Room of the White House on Feb. 17. Pete Souza/The White House/Reuters
Pedestrians walk under trees covered in snow and ice after a winter storm in Somerville, Mass., on Wednesday. Brian Snyder/Reuters
Some 10,000 couples from 20 countries around the world take part in a mass wedding organized by the Unification Church in Goyang, South Korea. The Unification Church founded by South Korean evangelist Reverend Moon Sun-myung in Seoul in 1954, performed its first mass wedding in 1961 with 33 couples. Segye Times/Reuters
Children walk through a tunnel of spinning images inside a science museum in China's Hubei province on Wednesday. Millions of Chinese spend a week celebrating the Lunar New Year. The Year of the Tiger began on Sunday. AP
The government intends to combine three separate regions of Sanjiangyuan to create China’s first national park, setting aside an area the size of Pennsylvania. China is also working to set up a series of other trial national parks around the country.
More than 2,700 miles before the Mekong River drains into the South China Sea, before it winds past the ancient Khmer temple of Vat Phou and the poppy fields of the Golden Triangle, it begins on the Tibetan Plateau in western China. Tibetan Buddhists believe the spiritual source of the river is an alpine lake called Zaxiqiwa. Scientists have argued for decades over the river’s geographical origin. Not one of them doubts that it trickles down from a glacier high in the serrated mountains. The question is which one.