Amphibious vehicles of the South Korean Marine Corps take part in a mock landing operation in the sea off Incheon, west of Seoul, on Wednesday. The operation marked the 60th anniversary of the landing operations by US-led United Nations troops during the 1950-1953 Korean War. Jo Yong-Hak/Reuters
A two-month-old lion cub plays with its mother, Joy, in their enclosure at Zurich's zoo on Wednesday. Christian Hartmann/Reuters
Rescued Pakistanis take cover from the downdraft of a Pakistani naval helicopter during evacuation operations at flood affected Fareedabad, in the Dadu district of southern Pakistan on Wednesday. Aaron Favila/AP
A truck containing minerals travels along the main road to San Jose copper and gold mine at Copiapo, Chile, where 33 miners are still trapped underground after a cave-in on Aug. 5. Ivan Alvardo/Reuters
Guinness World Records' Tallest Living Dog and Smallest Living Dog, Giant George and Boo Boo pose during a photo call in New York on Sept. 15. Eudardo Munoz/Reuters
Fishermen try to secure their boats as tropical storm Karl arrives in the town of Mahahual, Mexico, on Wednesday. Karl is expected to quickly weaken into a tropical depression as it slogs across the flat peninsula before heading back out over the Gulf of Mexico, where it could turn into a hurricane by the end of the week and threaten the central Mexican coast. Israel Leal/AP
A ferry boat is shrouded in fog as it passes the Space Needle on Elliott Bay, in Seattle, Wash., on Wednesday. Ted S. Warren/AP
A supporter of former military dictator Ibrahim Babangida carries a poster during a campaign rally to kick off his bid for president in Abuja, Nigeria, on Wednesday. Babangida, a general who took power after a 1985 coup, promised to serve only one, four-year term in office if elected. However, many remember Babangida for annulling the presidential election of June 1993, which Nigerians and foreign observers considered to be the country's freest and fairest. Sunday Alamba/AP
Jimmy Cianci from Highland, Ind., jumps into the surf at Hollywood Beach, Fla. on on Wednesday. Charles Mostoller/The Miami Herald/AP
A performer takes part in a show "The House of Dancing Water" at the City of Dreams resort in Macau, China, on Wednesday. The water-based show, created and directed by Franco Dragone, is inspired by the "seven emotions" derived from classical Confucian beliefs in Chinese culture. Tyrone Siu/Reuters
The bull in front of Frankfurt's stock exchange is covered with stickers from demonstrators during a rally in Frankfurt, on Wednesday. Some hundred people suffering from the bust of the Lehman Brothers two years ago gather in Frankfurt to demonstrate against the financial and banking system. Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters
Delaware Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell (c.) talks with her sister Jennie (l.) and mother Carole (r.), in between television interviews on Wednesday in Dover, Del. O'Donnell defeated Rep. Mike Castle in Tuesday's primary. Rob Carr/AP
People carry earthen water pots as they take part in a Jhulelal Chaliha procession in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad on Wednesday. Jhulelal Chaliha, a 40 day-long fasting festival of the Sindhi community, ended on Wednesday with a colorful procession of earthen pots carried on the heads of thousands of male and female devotees for what they claim to be the betterment of their family and society. Amit Dave/Reuters
Afghans holding chapters of the Quran shout anti-US slogans at a protest after morning prayers outside a mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Wednesday. Mustafa Quraishi/AP
For more than a decade, Europe has been accustomed to relying on German leader Angela Merkel for strength and stability. But with her bid to form a new government in tatters, the continent may have to look elsewhere for leadership.
Earlier this spring, when President Trump threatened to drop out of a major climate accord and berated fellow NATO members on his first trip to Europe, German Chancellor Angela Merkel rallied the continent.