Kyrgyz riot policemen try to protect themselves during clashes with opposition supporters demonstrating against the government in Bishkek on April 7, 2010. Opposition followers killed Kyrgyzstan's interior minister, took the deputy prime minister hostage and captured state television in a deadly revolt on April 7 against President Kurmanbek Bakiyev. A source in the office of Interior Minister Moldomus Kongantiyev revealed that he had been killed in riots in the northwest hub of Talas where the first protests had erupted.
A day after a catastrophic magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti, killing thousands, a young woman climbs over shopping carts and the rubble of a collapsed store on January 13, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Russia's Nikita Kriukov and Alexander Panzhinskiy (right) stretch to cross the finish line first in the men's individual sprint classic cross-country final at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics on February 17, 2010. Kriukov won the gold medal ahead of compatriot Panzhinskiy who took silver and Norway's Petter Northug who took bronze.
A man steps carefully through lifeless bodies piled outside the morgue in Port-au-Prince on January 14, 2010, following a devastating earthquake that rocked Haiti on January 12. Haiti's government has placed the final death toll at over 230,000.
U.S. Marines from Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 6th Marines, protect an Afghan man and his child after Taliban fighters opened fire in the town of Marjah, in Nad Ali district, Helmand province, February 13, 2010.
A Sudanese woman with ethnic Nuer tribal scarification stands outside her grass hut in the town of Malakal in Upper Nile state, April 10, 2010. The Nuer receive facial markings during initiation into adulthood
A bird is mired in oil on the beach at East Grand Terre Island along the Louisiana coast on Thursday, June 3, 2010. Crude oil flowed from a hole in the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico for three months after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded and sank on April 20th, 2010
An undercover Israeli police officer holds a weapon as another detains a Palestinian suspected of throwing stones during clashes in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Wadi al-Joz March 16, 2010. Palestinians had mounted violent protests in a "day of rage" in Jerusalem.