U.S. Marines from the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Battalion walk through the sand inside Camp Leatherneck in Afghanistan's Helmand province Monday, June 8, 2009. Some 7,000 of the new U.S. troops ordered to Afghanistan are fanning out across the dangerous south on a mission to defeat the Taliban insurgency and to change the course of a war claiming American lives at a record pace.
In Plane Sight
A Brazilian Air Force plane lands during search operations for the missing Air France jet, at the Fernando de Noronha island airport, off the northeast coast of Brazil, Monday, June 8, 2009. A U.S. Navy team was flying to Brazil on Monday with high-tech underwater listening devices to help the search for the black boxes from the Air France plane that crashed into the Atlantic Ocean.
Time To Chill
Herons cool in a drying pond in Gurgaon, India, Monday, June 8, 2009. The water of the pond, located near a temple under construction near village Wazirabad, is refilled using ground water by local villagers.
Clashes & Curfews
Police stand in the street as they patrol during a 3 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew in Bagua Chica, Peru, Saturday, June 6, 2009. Clashes broke out when security forces moved to break up a roadblock by some 5,000 Indians protesting oil and gas exploration on their lands in the Amazon. Peruvian authorities say 22 police officers have died and Indian protest leaders say at least 30 Indians have died in the clashes.
A girl attends a public mass to honor children killed during a fire at the day care center in Hermosillo, Mexico, Sunday, June 7, 2009. At least 40 children died in the blaze in northern Mexico Friday, despite desperate attempts of firefighters and a man who rammed his pickup truck breaking huge holes into the outer walls to rescue babies, toddlers and others trapped inside.
A museum visitor relaxes in a furniture installation titled "Phantasy Landscape" designed by designer and architect Verner Panton of Denmark. His works are currently on display at the National Museum of Singapore, Monday, June 8, 2009, in Singapore.
Show Of Support
Some thousands of supporters of hard line Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, carry a national flag signed by his fans during a rally at Musalla in Tehran, Monday, June 7, 2009.
On U.S. Soil
President Barack Obama returns to the White House following a trip to Normandy for a D-Day commemoration and Egypt where he delivered a speech outlining his vision for relations with the Muslim world, Sunday, June 7, 2009.
The International Fund for Animal Welfare said a group of nine elephants, including three young calves, were successfully darted and tranquilized and are enroute to the Majete Wildlife Reserve. The animal welfare organization says it has begun the relocation of more than 60 elephants in an effort to end conflict between the animals and villagers.
Ready For Rain
Pastel umbrellas are displayed above a sales floor at a Tokyo department store, marking the annual rainwear sales event for Japan's rainy season Monday, June 8, 2009.