Pope Benedict XVI he waves at the Regina Pacis church in Amman, Jordan, on Friday, May 8, 2009. The pope expressed deep respect for Islam on Friday and said he hopes the Catholic Church can play a role in Mideast peace as he began his first trip to the region, where he hopes to improve frayed ties with Muslims.
The Jesusita fire approaches Highway 154 in the hills of Santa Barbara, Calif., on Friday, May 8, 2009.
Keeping His Cool
A hippopotamus looks on in a pool of water on a hot summer day in Mumbai, India, on Friday, May 8, 2009.
Birthday For Buddha
A Nepalese Buddhist devotee rotates prayer wheels at a Buddhist temple in Katmandu, Nepal, on Friday, May 8, 2009. Nepalese Buddhists will celebrate Buddha Purnima, the birth, enlightenment and demise of Lord Buddha tomorrow.
The Hot Seat
The child of a laborer cries in the shade of an umbrella on a hot afternoon at Gopinath Pur village, in the eastern Indian state of Orissa, on Friday, May 8, 2009. Authorities last week confirmed that at least 18 people have died from heat stroke in the state.
A reflection of an Afghan man who lost his leg in an explosion is seen reflected in water in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Friday, May 8, 2009.
A fisherman throws a net next to the Spanish Navy training ship Juan Sebastian de Elcano anchored in the Havana bay on Friday, May 8, 2009. The vessel, named after the Spanish sailor Juan Sebastian de Elcano who accomplished a trip around the globe in 1522, is in Cuba for a five-day official visit.
People walk past the Golden domed Alexander Nevski cathedral as they are reflected at a puddle during warm weather in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia on Friday, May, 8, 2009.