Jacobite Highlander reenactors charge towards photographers during a media event for the forthcoming Battle of Prestonpans reenactment, in Prestonpans, Scotland, on Tuesday. The battle took place in 1745 where Bonnie Prince Charlie (Prince Charles Edward Stuart) and his army of Jacobite Highlanders defeated the British government troops led by Sir John Cope. David Moir/Reuters
Pakistani men displaced by floods participate in a "tug-of-war" game outside their camps in Sukkur, Pakistan, on Tuesday. Aaron Favila/AP
A Greenpeace campaigner unfurls a banner while climbing up the anchor of the Stena Carron, Chevron's drill ship, off the Shetland Islands on Tuesday. The activists climbed up the ship in an attempt to stop the vessel from leaving to start deep water drilling for oil off the islands. Will Rose/Greenpeace/Reuters
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin attends the opening ceremony of Hyundai Motor Co's first plant in Russia outside St. Petersburg, Russia, on Tuesday. The plant will produce a small sedan optimized for the local market and have a capacity of 150,000 cars a year. Dmitry Lovetsky/AP
A visitor poses with a sculpture at the 798 Art Zone, which houses an artist community in Beijing on Tuesday. Petar Kujundzic/Reuters
A model wears a creation by designer Alma Aguilar at the Cibeles Madrid Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2011 show in Madrid on Tuesday. Andrea Comas/Reuters
A participant lands in the water during the China Birdman contest in the southern Chinese city of Jiangmen on Tuesday. Growing numbers of students are flocking to the Birdman contest, launching themselves off a 30-foot cliff to test their engineering skills and homemade flying machines. Bobby Yip/Reuters
Participants maneuver a "fire dragon" made of straw and covered with incense sticks during mid-autumn festival celebrations at Hong Kong's Tai Hang district on Tuesday. Tyrone Siu/Reuters
Vehicles wade through floodwaters in central Seoul on Tuesday. About four inches of water fell in an hour there. Kim Seung-doo/Yonhap/AP
Siblings Bastian (l.) and Marion Gallardo, grandchildren of trapped miner Mario Gomez, play with a dog outside the San Jose mine in Copiapo, Chile, on Tuesday. Thirty-three miners have been trapped deep underground in the copper and gold mine since it collapsed on Aug. 5. Aliosha Marquez/AP
Pro-Tibet demonstrator Lobsang Palden (r.), sticks his head through a banner while protesting Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao's visit to the United Nations on Tuesday in New York City. David Goldman/AP
Cattle graze on a slightly fog-covered meadow in Kirchberg, Austria, on Sept. 21. Kerstin Joensson/AP
A visitor studies an exhibit by photographer Manuel Pandalis, at the Photokina imaging fair in Cologne, Germany, on Tuesday. The world's leading photo fair keeps its doors open until Sept. 26, with about 1,250 exhibitors from 45 countries. Martin Meissner/AP
Where persistent drought is the new normal, communities will have to adapt – a challenge across eastern Africa. But Madagascar’s success, and the lessons that it learned from its brush with disaster, point to how crises might be averted elsewhere. Part 2 of our series on famine resilience.
Battered by drought and civil wars, more than 20 million people from Yemen to Tanzania are at risk of starvation in what aid workers call the largest humanitarian crisis since World War II. But over the past two decades, nations that once produced searing images of famine's toll have moved to thwart it by strengthening community resilience. Our reporters traveled to Madagascar, Ethiopia, and Somaliland to investigate the daunting challenges as well as the long-term efforts that are saving lives.