A panel of doctors coming out of after examining four new swine flu patients at a special ward at civil hospital in Jalandhar on Tuesday.
Children sit at a bus shelter during heavy rain in Mumbai. Heavy showers delayed commuter trains on Tuesday, causing massive traffic snarls in Mumbai.
A French Bulldog peers out from behind the stage curtain before modeling in a dog fashion show in Taipei.
A Pakistani craftsman prepares a bridal costume in his workshop in Karachi.
Afghans pass posters of presidential and provincial council candidates in Kabul.
A Taliban fighter looks through binoculars in an undisclosed location in Afghanistan.
A young zebra stands next to her mother at the Berlin zoo.

Indian soldiers made a guest appearance at France's Bastille Day military parade on 14 July in Paris.
Pope Benedict XVI shakes hands with the medical team of Aosta's Umberto Parini hospital which cared for him after he broke his wrist in a fall.
A police bomb squad member inspects the damage left by a deadly explosion in the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Jakarta, Indonesia.
A magnifying glass shows individual paintings forming a puzzle mosaic of the Mona Lisa at the International Tokyo Toy Show.
Residents look at cars partially buried in soil and gravel after floodwaters swept them off a street, following heavy rain in Busan, South Korea.
Two spectators in Scooby-Doo outfits sit out a rain break during a cricket game between England and Australia.

Residents use a boat for transport on the flooded streets in Dampalit north of Manila

Residents use a boat for transport on the flooded streets in Dampalit north of Manila, Philippines. Storm "Isang" (Molave) which brough heavy rains to northeastern Philippines flooding many parts of Manila.
Village women in Shirahama, Japan pay homage to the ancient ama tradition of women who freedive for shell fish, seaweed and pearls during the annual Shirahama Ama Festival.

Falun Gong practitioners demonstrate in front of the Chinese Consulate July 20, 2009 in Chicago, Illinois. The demonstrators were marking the tenth anniversary of the Chinese crackdown on the spiritual movement. Falun Gong practitioners demonstrate in front of the Chinese Consulate July 20, 2009 in Chicago, Illinois. The demonstrators were marking the tenth anniversary of the Chinese crackdown on the spiritual movement.

A Rockwell-General Dymanics Space Shuttles model and photograph of famed NASA aerospace engineer Dr. Maxime Faget are displayed at "The Space Sale" auction of NASA artifacts at Bonhams in New York City. Rare NASA items, including Apollo 11 artifacts, are being auctioned off to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 manned lunar landing.

Last week reports that a Nigerian man had died while running from immigration officials sparked protests by African migrants in the Chinese city of Guangzhou. While 20,000 Africans live there legally, others survive without proper documentation. (Images: Namvula Rennie)

Southeast Asian foreign ministers

Southeast Asian foreign ministers pose for group photograph at a resort in Phuket during the opening ceremony of the 42nd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Ministerial Meeting on 20 July 2009.

The ministers (l-r) are George Yeo of Singapore, Kasit Piromya of Thailand, Phan Gia Khien of Vietnam, Nyan Win of Myanmar, Prince Mohamed Bolkiah of Brunei, Hor Namhong of Cambodia and ASEAN Secretary-General Surin Pitsuwan.

Photo: Romeo Gacad/AFP/Getty Images

He wore a purple coat;
Gold chains and watches.
Came to the same casino every night
Same poker table
Same amount of time.
The manager called him a high roller
A loyal customer
And gave him free cocktails.
The young men wanted to be him.

Opening the door to his apartment he sees
The mattress with poking springs
The cabinet with no door
The ashtray with three butts and a joint
Kicking beer cans out of the way he
Walks to his bathroom door and
Throws water on his face and looks
Deep into his reflection of
Broken glass.

He pulls out his gold pocket
Watch and walks down to the strip;
He passes hookers on his
Way to the pawn shop where he sells
His watch and
Old wedding ring to
Afford another night as
A high roller and be

A Bhutanese girl looks through a traditionally-made window in Thimphu July 18, 2009. Five decades ago, Bhutan was a feudal, medieval place with no roads, proper schools or hospitals and scarcely any contact with the outside world. Today education and health care are free and life expectancy has risen to 66 years from less than 40. — Reuters/Singye Wangchuk

Afghan women next to a bird stall, in a market in Kabul, July 17, 2009. — AP Photo/Ahmad Massoud

Sri Lankan dancers perform during an event to promote their country's tourism industry in Bangalore on July 17, 2009. The tourism event was organised by SriLankan airlines, the country's national flag carrier. Tourism in Sri Lanka was one of the industries hit hardest by the war between government forces and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). — AFP Photo/Dibyangshu Sarkar

A sieve hangs from a tree as Indian residents watch their allegedly illegal housing be demolished in New Delhi on July 18, 2009. Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) demolished several illegal houses built on its land and relocated the residents to alloted housing. — AFP Photo/ Manan Vatsyayana

An Afghan family rides on a motorcycle past US soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division conducting a joint patrol with French and Afghan troops at Hajian village in the mountains of Wardak Province July 15, 2009. — Reuters/Shamil Zhumatov

Monks read a Bhutanese local magazine outside the Changangkha Lhakhang temple in Thimphu July 18, 2009.

Women work in a paddy field in Gumoria village, about 40 kilometers east of Gauhati, India, July 17, 2009. — AP Photo/Anupam Nath

A Nepalese Army Cadet waits for Prime Minister Madav Kumar Nepal to arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu on July 18, 2009, after his participation in the 15th summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in Egypt. Prime Minister of Nepal said he asked for support of Nepal's peace process during the summit with leaders of non-aligned countries, including the prime minister of India. — AFP Photo/Prakash Mathema

Internally displaced women walk through the UNHCR (United Nations High Commission for Refugees) Sheikh Yaseen camp during a dust storm in Mardan district, about 150 km north west of Islamabad, July 18, 2009. Some thousands of the two million internally displaced returned home for the sixth consecutive day after Pakistan lifted restrictions to boost confidence among residents wary the Taliban might come back. — Reuters/Ali Imam