Venezuelan indigenous people protest in Caracas, demanding that President Hugo Chavez move ahead with demarcating and recognizing their traditional lands. Cecilia Serrano/AP
Polish firefighters battle a blaze after two oil tanker train cars blew up and more than a dozen other cars were set ablaze after two trains collided in Bialystok, northeastern Poland. One person was hurt before firefighters managed to control the fire, local media reported. Agnieszka Sadowska/Reuters
Activists and survivors of Bhopal gas tragedy protest President Obama's visit to New Delhi, India. The 1984 gas leak from a Union Carbide pesticide plant in the Indian city of Bhopal killed about 15,000 people and sickened some 500,000. Gurinder Osan/AP
A farmer walks in his cornfield that is covered in volcanic ash from the Mount Merapi eruption in Muntilan, Central Java, Indonesia. AP
Omega, a 12-year-old chimpanzee, is being rescued from a zoo in southern Lebanon, a country with virtually no animal protection laws. In his younger years, Omega was used in one of the local restaurants to entertain people and was made to smoke cigarettes. After he grew too strong, he was locked up and taken to this zoo where he has lived in a small cage for the past 10 years. Omega is being sent to a sanctuary in Brazil. Hussein Malla/AP
Gebre Gebremariam of Ethiopia holds his country's flag after winning the men's division of the 2010 New York City Marathon on Sunday. Seth Wenig/AP
Egyptian Muslim activist Mahitab Al Gilani lights a candle and holds flowers in front of the Iraqi Embassy in Cairo during a protest against last week's Al Qaeda attack in a Baghdad church that left 58 people dead. Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has assured the country's Coptic Christians the government will protect them in the face of Al Qaeda threats. Amr Nabil/AP
A woman watches Briton Perry Watkins sitting in his 'Wind Up' mini car on a street in Essen, Germany. The car is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's smallest car with a license to drive on public streets. Just 41 inches high, 51 inches long and only 26 inches wide the mini always finds a parking space. It can drive 60 kph and even has security belts. The car will be shown at the motor show starting Nov. 27 in Essen. Martin Meissner/AP
Police control a blockade of the railway line by antinuclear protestors near Harlingen, northern Germany, on Sunday. The activists are protesting against a castor train transporting nuclear waste that is under way from La Hague in France to the nuclear interim storage plant in nearby Gorleben, Germany. Sebastian Willnow/AP
Maureen Nisima of France celebrates winning her semifinal against Tatiana Logournova of Russia during the epee competition at the 2010 the World Fencing Championships at the Grand Palais in Paris. Jacky Naegelen/Reuters
The peaks of Gonzen, Gamsberg, and Gauschla appear out of a sea of clouds near Igis, Switzerland. Arno Balzarini/AP
A Burmese activist stands in front of the Burmese Embassy in Tokyo, Japan, on Sunday holding a portrait of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. The protest was against the recent election in Burma (Myanmar). Voters in Burma's first election in 20 years cast their ballots Sunday amid both a barrage of criticism that the balloting was rigged in favor of the ruling military and hope that some change toward democratic reform might nonetheless follow. Itsuo Inouye/AP
A Yemeni woman walks by dresses for sale outside shops in an alley of a market in the old city of Sanaa, Yemen. Muhammed Muheisen/AP
An internally displaced girl from Kalma Camp waits near her belongings during a visit by UN Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos to Nyala, the capital of South Darfur. Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/Reuters
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.