Commandos march with parachutes against the background color of smoke during a ceremony at Camp Air Ampara in eastern Sri Lanka.
An employee holds an auction jade cup to drink the Mughal dynasty of the 17 th century at Sotheby’s in London.
Chinese girls on parade
Model in a headdress from the British designer Gareth Pugh.
Muslims gathered for prayers on the west lawn of the Capitol in Washington.
The Palestinian woman deals with the Israeli police after clashes in the Old City of Jerusalem
Cloud Gate-Millenium Park. Designer – Anish Kapoor
Participants of the parade in celebration of National Day of China in Beijing on Oct. 1, 2009
Buddhist stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal
Rebels of the organization Dima Halam Daogah, or Black Widow, holding red roses, which gave them after the surrender of weapons by police in Haflonge, India
An American Airlines jet sits covered with ash from the eruption of the Pacaya Volcano on the runway at the International airport in Guatemala City. This is the second day of Guatemala’s Pacaya volcano spewing ash and small rocks over the Central American country.
A Thai go-go dancer waits for customers in Bangkok’s normally packed Soi Cowboy red-light district just before curfew. Although the two month long protests are now over, tourists and local customers still avoid the area previously under ‘red shirt’ occupation