发布: 2009-1-04 15:10 | 作者: y2jdj | 来源: 骑马与砍杀中文站
Fresh fighting erupted in eastern Congo on Friday driving yet more refugees to seek safety. The UN mission to Congo MONUC said it had deployed helicopters to the region to try and contain the violence. Regional leaders met at an emergency summit in the Kenyan capital.
Pakistani Sunni Muslims devotees return back to their homes on a packed train after attending an annual religious congregation in Multan, Pakistan, on Sunday.
Baby elephants with their mothers make their way through the rising flood waters of the Lopburi River near the Royal Elephant Kraal in Ayutthaya, Thailand on Nov. 5, 2008.
An utterly terrifying troika of ring-tailed lemurs creeps around a pumpkin in a Hamburg zoo, evidently preparing for tomorrow night's celebration of Halloween.
Members of WWF (World Wildlife Fund) set up a paper machｅ homage in Paris on Saturday to the planet's estimated 1,600 living panda bears. The group hopes to encourage people to do their part in helping to reverse the deterioration of the pandas' natural habitat.
A woman harvester in a village outside Kathmandu, Nepal winnows a rice paddy during the beginning of the harvesting season on Friday. Eighty percent of Nepal's population works in agriculture.
A pilot checks a balloon before takeoff in Timna Park near the southern Israeli city of Eilat on Thursday. The colorful vehicle was part of a hot air balloon festival.
A woman helps set up the Frankfurt Book Fair on Tuesday. The world's largest trade fair for books, due to begin Wednesday, is held annually in mid-October. This year's "guest of honor" is Turkey, and Nobel prize winning Turkish author Orhan Pamuk is set to make a speech.
Young Wilbär dunks his head under water and blows bubbles in the Stuttgart zoo. The polar bear baby is just two months shy of his first birthday, which takes place on Dec. 10. Wilbär has been spared the kind of intense media and public attention lavished on Knut in the Berlin zoo. Not, however, for a dearth of cuteness.
An ultra orthodox Jewish man in Jerusalem checks a palm branch for blemishes before buying it as one of the four items used as symbols on the Jewish holiday of Sukkot. According to the Bible, during the Sukkot holiday, known as the Feast of the Tabernacles, Jews are commanded to bind together a palm frond, or "lulav," with two other types of branches and one type of fruit to make up the "Four Species" used in holiday rituals. The week long holiday begins Monday.
A bull toy hangs at a computer display during a trading session on the floor of Frankfurt stock exchange on Oct. 8, 2008. Like markets in other parts of the world, the German stock market remains volatile.
An art installation called "Old Persons Home" by controversial Chinese artists Sun Yuan and Peng Yu is set up in the Saatchi Gallery in London. The installation is part of the gallery's exhibition of Chinese contempory art set to open Thursday.
Eddy Ratno Haji Abu Bakar and Mohd Khairul Bahri of Brunei perform in the Double Mens Final of the Beach Pencak Silat, a form of martial arts practiced primarily in Malaysia and Indonesia. The two were competing in the 2008 Asian Beach Games in Bali, Indonesia.
Six-year-old Hippo Kavanga is tossed a pumpkin to eat at the zoo in Cologne, Germany on Thursday. Each year, zookeepers deliver pumpkins to the animals to mark the country's [I]Erntedankfest[/I], or Thanksgiving, festivities
Indian School children dressed as Mahatma Gandhi participate in a peace march in the northern city of Amritsar in India on Wednesday. Preparations are underway across the country to mark Thursday's national public holiday of [I]Gandhi Jayanthi which celebrates Mahatma Gandhi's birthday.
Hundreds of thousands of Muslims circle the Kaaba inside and outside the Grand Mosque as they perform Eid al-Fitr prayers in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on Tuesday. The Eid al-Fitr festival marks the end of Ramadan, the month-long celebration during which Muslims fast from sunup to sundown. The Kaaba, the cube-shaped building in the mosque's courtyard, marks the holiest site in Islam and is the endpoint of the Hajj, the sacred pilgrimage to Mecca
German athlete Matthias Steiner holds four children aloft -- (from left to right) Alina Dibowski, Jonas Scherf, Marvin Dibowski and Greta Klimke in Morocco. Steiner, born in Austria and a naturalized German citizen, won an Olympic gold medal in Beijing this year in the men's super heavyweight weightlifting category
View of a sculpture by Berlin-based Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota in Berlin on Thursday. The artist stuck hundreds of shoes to the facade of a building in the city's Mitte district as part of the "Torstrasse, 166 -- House of Imagination" exhibition. The show will feature 12 different artists exhibiting their work in the apartment building from Sept. 27 to Oct. 12, 2008.
People lay candles in in Kauhajoki, Finland, on Tuesday after a gunman went on a rampage at the town's vocational school. He killed at least 10 people before shooting himself in the head. The shooter -- identified by Finnish media as a culinary student named Matti Juhani Saari -- posted Internet videos of himself testing a handgun in advance of the attack. This was the second school shooting in Finland in less than a year
Saturday marks the opening of Munich's 175th annual Oktoberfest. Workers here are putting the finishing touches on the Hacker beer tent -- the quiet before the storm. Starting this weekend, people will have to wait hours to enter the fabled beer tents at Germany's most famous festival. The largest beer festival in the world saw 6.7 million guests last year, who drank a combined 6.9 million liters (1.8 million gallons) of beer. That's slightly more than 1 liter of beer per person. And that's a good thing, too, since beer in Munich is served in one-liter "Mass" mugs
The crescent moon, a symbol of the Muslim faith, is seen at sunset on top of the Faisal Mosque in Islamabad, Pakistan. For practicing Muslims during most of September this year, sunset is a happy time -- it means they can eat and socialize after fasting all day to observe Ramadan.
He Pingping of Mongolia, the world's smallest man (74.61 centimeters, or 2 feet, 5.4 inches), stands between the legs of Russia's Svetlana Pankratova, proud owner of the world's longest female legs (her gams measure 132 centimeters, or 4 feet, 4 inches), as the two pose for pictures together at the launch the 2009 edition of the "Guinness Book of World Records." He's hometown also boasts Bao Xishun as its native son. At 2.36 meters (7 feet, 9 inches), Bao is -- officially, at least -- the world's tallest man.
The "Karl Lagerfield Bear" made his debut Friday at Berlin Department store Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe) on Friday. The bears are a modest