A woman and a child pass graffiti promoting Wyclef Jean's presidential bid on the streets of Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti, on Thursday. Jean will announce his bid for president of earthquake-ravaged Haiti this week, Time magazine has reported. Haiti, which was hit on Jan. 12 by a deadly 7.0-magnitude earthquake, is scheduled to vote on November 28 to elect a new leader to replace President Rene Preval, whose term ends in February. Allison Shelley/Reuters
A plane flies in front of a rainbow above the Mediterranean Sea in Nice, France, on Thursday. Lionel Cironneau/AP
Swimmer Michael Phelps dives off the start blocks while on his way to winning the men's 200 m freestyle event at the US National Swimming Championships in Irvine, Calif., on Wednesday. Mike Blake/Reuters
A pygmy marmoset sits in its artificial shelter at a primates rescue and rehabilitation center near Santiago, Chile, on Tuesday. The pygmy marmoset, known as the world's smallest monkey and in danger of extinction, was confiscated after being found inside the clothes of a Peruvian citizen during a highway police check at the northern city of Antofagasta. Ivan Alvarado/Reuters
A family takes refuge on top of a mosque while awaiting rescue Thursday from flood waters in Sanawa, a town located in the Muzaffar Ghar district of Pakistan's Punjab Province. So far, the floods have killed more than 1,600 people and officials said the toll was likely to climb. More than 4 million have also lost their livelihoods and homes. Reuters
Flood victim Taj Bibi sits outside her front door awaiting relief supplies in Charsadda, Pakistan, on Thursday. Akhtar Soomro/Reuters
Kyrgyz government forces stop a bus with supporters of former presidential hopeful Urmat Baryktabasov, who gathered on a highway east of the capital, Bishkek, to demand the resignation of the government. Kyrgyz government forces used tear gas and stun grenades to disperse hundreds of antigovernment protesters on Thursday, raising fears of new instability in the turbulent Central Asian nation. AP
Flames travel along the floor of a forest as a parched forest burns in Ukraine's eastern Dnipropetrovsk region on Thursday. The Ukraine is enduring its hottest summer on record. Photomig/AP
Kashmiri Muslims burn an effigy during a protest in Srinagar, India, on Thursday. Kashmir has been rocked by violent protests for nearly two months with demonstrators hurling rocks at paramilitary soldiers and setting government buildings and vehicles ablaze. In response, security forces have fired live rounds and tear gas into large crowds. Mukhtar Khan/AP
People march with lanterns past the illuminated Atomic Bomb Dome, praying for the world peace in Hiroshima, Japan, on Thursday on the eve of the 65th anniversary of the world's first atomic bomb attack. Shuji Kajiyama/AP
President Obama greets auto workers at the Ford Motor Company Chicago assembly plant in Chicago on Thursday. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP
Beijing's Grain-for-Green program has helped blanket the country's hillsides with trees, undoing damage from decades of blistering development. But fostering biodiversity remains a challenge, conservationists say.
Standing on a hillside, Liu Minfang looks down at the lush landscape that surrounds her home in the remote mountains of southwestern China. Terraced slopes that farmers once used for growing crops are now filled with cedar trees and bamboo. A waterfall cascades down a distant cliff. In the valley below, a muddy river flows through a patchwork of rapeseed fields and rice paddies.