A burned traffic sign sits on the Angeles Crest Highway during the Station Fire in the Angeles National Forest near Los Angeles, Monday, Aug. 31, 2009.
Credit: AP Photo/Jae C. Hong
An Iranian woman follows the debates of parliament on the 21-member cabinet proposed by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, above the pictures of late lawmakers, in an open session of parliament in Tehran, Iran, Monday, Aug. 31, 2009.
Credit: AP Photo/Vahid Salemi
Lal Mohammad, 40, whose nose and ears were cut off by the Taliban on the Afghan presidential and provincial council election day, is seen in a hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Aug. 31, 2009. The Taliban cut off Lal Mohammad's nose and ears after finding a voting card with him on his way to a polling station. He is from Shiran village in Daykundi, a province in central Afghanistan.
Credit: AP Photo/Farzana Wahidy
Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, center, prays for the victims and comforts survivors of Typhoon Morakot, at the destroyed village of Shiao Lin, in southern Taiwan, Monday, Aug. 31, 2009.
Credit: AP Photo/Wally Santana
Pakistani women gather to buy subsidized sacks of flour from a sale point in Karachi, Pakistan, Monday, Aug. 31, 2009. Pakistan is now suffering from a shortage of flour and sugar, forcing many to pay double for these items.
Credit: AP Photo/Shakil Adil
Enjoying the Sunshine
A small group of kittens sit in a small basket on a ledge in the sunshine Monday, Aug. 31, 2009, in the Austrian province of Salzburg.