November 19, 2013

    Published November 19, 2013


    In this photo provided by torch bearer Alexander Brylin, with other ice swimmers, swims with Olympic torch during the torch relay in the Amur River in Blagoveshchensk, Russia's Far East.


    Al Fursan, the aerobatics demonstration team of the UAE Air Force perform during the Dubai Air show, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.


    A Lebanese man runs in front of a burned car, at the scene of two explosions near the Iranian Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon. The blasts in south Beirut's neighborhood of Janah killed more than 20 people and caused extensive damage on the nearby buildings and the Iranian mission.


    Drive through Mahi-Par Par Mountain Pass from Jalalabad to Kabul in eastern Afghanistan on a rainy day (Photo taken by Bismillah/Afghanistan/VOA reader)


    A combination picture shows Vittoria, daughter of Italy's Member of the European Parliament Licia Ronzulli, growing up as she attended with her mother in various voting sessions at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France. Pictures taken from September 22, 2010 (Top row L) to November 19, 2013 (Bottom row R).


    Students cross Ciherang river on a bamboo raft on their way home from school in Cilangkap village, Lebak Regency in Banten province, Indonesia. The raft has been used since January when the bridge collapsed due to flooding, local media reported.


    Guardsmen arrive in the rain at the cathedral in Monaco before the mass for the National Day.


    Two tankers are battered by gale winds in the rough waters of the Gulf of Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy, Nov. 18, 2013. A violent rainstorm that flooded large parts of the Mediterranean island of Sardinia has led to the deaths of at least nine people.


    An elderly Thai woman sifts through rice grains on a bamboo tray, a process that removes stalks and dust from her newly harvested crop. (Photo taken by Matthew Richards/Thailand/VOA reader)


    A man is silhouetted as he builds a wooden house in an area destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan, in Palo, Philippines.


    The MSC Divina cruise ship arrives at the Port of Miami, Florida, USA, escorted by a fleet of Fiat 500 watercrafts.


    North Korean artists from Pyongyang rehearse for an evening dancing performance called "Azalea" during the 13th Asian Arts Festival in Kunming, Yunnan province, China.


    A flying "Tardis" remote control air craft is test-flown past a building in San Diego, California, Nov. 18, 2013. Inventor Otto Dieffenbach built the "Tardis", an old-fashioned police call box used as a time machine in the British television series Dr. Who, to celebrate the show's 50th season this year.


    Migratory birds fly above a man rowing a boat in the waters of Yamuna River during early morning in old Delhi, India.


    Co-curator Shonagh Marshall poses for photographers at the Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore! exhibition at Somerset House in London.


    Japanese actor Ken Matsudaira (R), clad in a robot suit, takes part in a press presentation with an android robot (L) in his likeness called "Real Android Matsuken" in Tokyo. The android robot was developed for an advertisement for Japanese telecom company KDDI.