Thai residents wade through floodwaters in the Bang Phlat district of Bangkok, Thailand, Nov. 1, 2011. Higher than normal tides pushing into the Chao Phraya river from the Gulf of Thailand in recent days have complicated efforts to drain floodwaters flowing from the country's central heartland, where vast areas have been submerged for up to two months.
A hippo cub touches its mother Nicole during the first public presentation at the zoo in Berlin, Nov. 1, 2011. The cub, which is yet unnamed, was born on Oct. 23, 2011 at the zoo.
A Boeing 767 of LOT Polish Airlines makes an emergency landing without its landing gears deployed at Warsaw's Frederic Chopin Airport, Nov. 1, 2011. The plane was en route from Newark with more than 230 people on board; no one was injured.
Demonstrators gather at the start of a protest in Nice, southern France, Nov. 1, 2011. Thousands of protesters are converging Tuesday on the French Riviera to urge the Group of 20 leading economies to focus on spreading global largesse more equitably instead of saving banks and pleasing financial markets. A banner at left reads "Tax evasion is social racket."
Russian soldiers dressed in Red Army World War II uniforms run during a rehearsal for the Nov. 7 parade in Red Square in Moscow, Russia, Nov. 1, 2011. The parade marks the 70th anniversary of a Nov. 7 parade on Red Square, from which soldiers headed directly to the front during World War II. For many decades Nov. 7 was a holiday celebrating the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution.
Hindu devotees take part in worship on the bank of Ganges River during Chhath festival in Patna, India, Nov. 1, 2011. During this ancient Hindu festival, rituals are performed to thank the Sun god for sustaining life on Earth.
A Nepalese Hindu devotee holds an offering to the Sun god as she performs a ritual at the Bagmati River during the Chhath festival in Katmandu, Nepal, Nov. 1, 2011. During Chhath, an ancient Hindu festival, rituals are performed to thank the Sun god for sustaining life on Earth.
An Indian Hindu women offers prayers to the setting sun during the festival of Chhath at the Arabian Sea, in Mumbai, India, Nov. 1, 2011. During this ancient Hindu festival, rituals are performed to thank the Sun god for sustaining life on Earth.
A Cambodian man herds his baby ducks at Kvet village on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Nov. 1, 2011.
Surfer Jordy Smith, of South Africa, competes in the Rip Curl Pro Search 2011 surfing contest at Ocean Beach in San Francisco Nov. 1, 2011.