Riders on Peruvian Paso horses guide their horses past a judge during the National Show in Mamacona near Lima, Peru. Mariana Bazo/Reuters
A child of a domestic worker sleeps in a hammock in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh on Monday. Ajay Verma/Reuters
An illuminated war memorial during "Vijay Diwas" or victory day celebration in Drass, India, is seen on Monday. The Indian army commemorates "Vijay Diwas" annually in memory of more than 500 soldiers who were killed eleven years ago during a war with Pakistan. Danish Ismail/Reuters
Cambodian Buddhist monks line up in front of a UN-backed war crimes tribunal in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on Monday. The tribunal is expected to hand down a verdict Monday in the trial of the Khmer Rouge's chief jailer and torturer Kaing Guek Eav, better known as Duch, the first verdict involving a leader of the genocidal regime that created Cambodia's killing fields. Hen Sinith/AP
A cross and a cube made of ice stand near the entrance tunnel of the Love Parade in Duisburg, Germany, on Monday. Letters on the cube read "In Deep Mourning". More than a dozen people were killed and hundreds were injured in a panicked crush of partygoers on Saturday in an overcrowded tunnel that served as the sole entrance to a German festival billed as the world's largest techno music party. Clemens Bilan/AP
Fishermen clean up oil from the oil spill site in Dalian, China, on Sunday. Dalian Port has resumed operations at two of its oil berths and its main 300,000 tonnage berth is expected to reopen soon, the company said, after a fire at the port a week ago shut the berths down. Arthur JD/Reuters
A volunteer holds a Kemp's Ridley turtle hatchling before releasing it into the Gulf of Mexico on Monday at Padre Island National Seashore, Texas. Hundreds of endangered baby sea turtles embarked on a new life in the Gulf of Mexico on Monday with federal biologists hoping that by the time the tiny critters get as far east as the BP spill, the toxic oil will largely be gone. Pat Sullivan/AP
A 350-foot-long replacement bridge is floated on a barge on the East River as it passes the Brooklyn Bridge and the lower Manhattan skyline, Monday in New York. The bridge will replace the Willis Avenue bridge, which connects Manhattan and the Bronx. Mark Lennihan/AP
Texas Gov. Rick Perry greets sheriffs before participating in a law enforcement conference at the Tarrant County Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas on Monday. Perry held a news conference where he addressed a Dallas Morning News report that he bought a lot at the Horseshoe Bay resort at below market value and later sold it for well above. He denied he did political favors or had improper business dealings with his investment in the Texas resort property. Paul Moseley/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/AP
Sand sculptor and artist Nicola Wood from Leicester, England, works on her sculpture of William Shakespeare on Monday in the Weston-super-Mare Sand Sculpture Festival on the beach, which this year has the theme and celebration of all things British. The exhibition is a popular annual event at the south western England seaside resort where the sand is perfect for world-class sand sculpture. Ben Birchall/AP
Iraqi army soldiers stand near a massive crater outside the office of the Al-Arabiya television station after a suicide bomber driving a minibus struck in Baghdad, Iraq, on Monday. The bomber was apparently waved through the first checkpoint at the Al-Arabiya television station after security guards checked his identification, said Iraqi military spokesman Maj. Gen. Qassim al-Moussawi. The blast killed and injured several people at the popular Arabic-language satellite news channel. Hadi Mizban/AP
For a visiting journalist, the country of today feel worlds away from the China she first encountered decades earlier.
ByAnn Scott Tyson
The ultra-sleek bullet train, floating on a magnetic cushion, accelerates as it leaves Shanghai’s Pudong International Airport for the megacity of 24 million people. Outside, a futuristic metropolis unfolds. Curved skyscrapers and raised freeways flash by until they blur. Inside the car, green digits above the doorway shoot upward: 200 kilometers per hour ... 300 ... 431.