A model has make-up applied backstage prior to British designers Basso&Brooke's presentation of their Spring-Summer 2009 collection at London Fashion Week in London, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008.
Taking It All In
Michael Segura surveys damage in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike, along the sea wall in Galveston, Texas, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008.
Bird Of Prey
A Jordanian boy trains a hawk in Amman, Jordan, on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008. Like the Gulf area, where the Bedouin culture prevails, Jordanian tribal leaders share with their Gulf peers the passion of hunting with hawks.
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier is seen with his reflection, as he delivers a speech during the budget debate 2009 at the parliament in Berlin on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008.
End Of Games
Chinese paramilitary police officers raise the national flag to start the closing ceremony of the Paralympic Games in the National Stadium, known as the Bird's Nest, in Beijing, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008.
Mutia, a 16-year-old Sumatran Orangutan, sits chained to a pipe at an abandoned garment factory prior to being rescued by conservationists Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008, in Medan, Indonesia. Orangutans, which are an endangered species whose wild populations are threatened by loss of habitat and increasing contact with human populations, are often illegally kept as pets.
Making His Point
Prosecutor Peter Holden portrays how defendant Thomas Daugherty used a baseball bat on the head of a sleeping homeless man in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Wednesday Sept. 17, 2008, during closing arguments in the trial of Daugherty, 19; and Brian Hooks, 21. The teo are charged with first degree murder and two counts of attempted murder for three separate attacks on homeless men on Jan, 12, 2006.