A bloodied commuter is helped to the street after two subway trains collided during morning rush hour in a central Rome station Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2006, killing two people and injuring at least about 60 others. Officials said one train was slowing down as it approached the station when it was hit by another one. Some passengers said the driver of the second train appeared to have jumped a red light.
Census Bureau employees have their photo taken in front of the U.S. population clock showing the tally at 300 million, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2006, at the U.S. Census Bureau in Washington, D.C. The population hit the historic milestone of 300 million on Tuesday at 7:46 a.m., the Census Bureau announced.
Poverty In Focus
A Kenyan boy sits next to a garbage-strewn stream Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2006 in the Kibera slum in Nairobi. According to aid agencies and the UN, Africa, home to one in ten of the world's people, ranks as the poorest place on earth. Some 200 million go hungry every day. This year at least a million Africans, most of them young children, will die of malaria and two million will die of AIDS.
Head In The Hole
A Palestinian man looks through a hole in a wall left by Israeli soldiers during an army operation in the village of Qabatiyah near the West Bank town of Jenin, Tuesday, Oct 17, 2006. A Palestinian militant was killed in a gunbattle with Israeli troops, Palestinian witnesses said. The army said one of its patrols was fired upon by two militants south of Jenin. Troops returned fire, hitting one of the men, the army said.
Stomach In, Chest Out
A paramilitary officer measures the chest of a prospective recruit, as others wait their turn during a recruitment rally in Srinagar, India, Tuesday, October 17, 2006. Hundreds attended the rally organized by Indian forces in the troubled Kashmir region, hoping to join the Indian paramilitary forces to fight against the Islamic militants fighting for the regions independence or merger with mostly Muslim Pakistan.
When Galaxies Collide
The merging Antennae galaxies are seen in the sharpest image yet taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and released Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2006. As the two galaxies smash together, billions of stars are born, mostly in groups and clusters of stars. The two spiral galaxies started to fuse together about 500 million years ago making the Antenna galaxies the nearest and youngest example of a pair of colliding galaxies.
A newly installed fence, constructed by the Chinese government, divides the border with North Korea near the city of Sinuiju on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2006, in Dandong, China. China has urged North Korea not to escalate international tensions, after Pyongyang said the UN resolution imposing sanctions over its nuclear weapons test was a "declaration of war."
A horse stands in a meadow in early morning fog in Langenhagen near Hanover, northern Germany, on Tuesday, Oct 17, 2006. Sun was predicted for the next few days, but the temperatures dropped below freezing in some parts of Germany.
Shaolin martial arts practitioners perform during a ceremony to greet guests from home and abroad to the second World Traditional Wushu (martial arts) Championships in Dengfeng City, central China, on Tuesday October 17, 2006. A mile-long road leading to the gate of Shaolin Temple, the birth place of Chinese martial arts, was lined with 15,000 local martial arts practitioners displaying their Kung-fu skills.
Giant Panda cub Tai Shan relaxes while chewing on bamboo inside the new Fujifilm Giant Panda Habitat and Asia Trail at the National Zoo in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2006.