Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010
Didn’t I see you in a chess game? A Vatican security guard salutes a passing bishop who’s trying to keep his skull cap from flying away in the wind during the Pope’s weekly general audience in St. Peter square.
Stick your tongue out for the lookalike contest: A man and his monkey perform at the annual cattle fair at Pushkar, India.
Any Enya in here? A vendor smokes a cigarette as Afghan boys purchase pirated video compact discs of movies at a market in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Don’t touch my jowl! Teresa McDermott of Indianapolis trims the whiskers of her 17-month-old English Bulldog before a specialty bulldog show in Houma, La.
The caine mutiny: A cat peers from behind a fence that bears the sign “Attention! Aggressive dog” in Bucharest, Romania.
Can I catch a lift? Isn’t there a myth about this kind of hitchhiking? (Crow perches on a wing of the Archangel Mykhaylo monument in Kiev).
Holiday finery: A Yemeni girl wears a new dress as she stands in an alley of the old city of Sanaa, Yemen, on the first day of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha.
Beats fireworks: A woman shoots a home-made mortar during a march in Managua. Thousands of people marched in support of the position of the government of President Daniel Ortega in regards to the border dispute with Costa Rica.
Just like we were back in power: Former President George W. Bush kisses former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice during the groundbreaking ceremony for the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas.
Soft landings: Hot air balloons rise to the sky at sunrise in Cappadocia, Turkey. Formed by gas bubbling through ash, Cappadocia has become a favorite site for tourists in hot-air balloons, who can slowly drift above the “fairy chimneys” of stone that are so soft that Byzantine Greeks carved subterranean cities out of them.