Practitioners perform Qigong on Friday, Nov. 3, 2006 in Nanjing of Jiangsu Province, China. Qigong is a combination of two ideas: "Qi" meaning air, breath of life or vital energy of the body, and "gong" meaning the skill of working with, or cultivating self-discipline and self-healing. The art of Qigong consists primarily of meditation, relaxation, physical movement, mind-body integration, and breathing exercises.
You Can Lead A Horse ...
... to safety. Rescue workers on horseback lead a herd of horses through flooded fields from a small knoll in Marrum, northern Netherlands, Friday, Nov. 3, 2006. Rescuers saved about 100 horses that had been stranded on the tiny knoll since a fierce storm threatened to drown them three days ago. The incident transfixed the European nation.
A young visitor plays with doves at a park Friday, Nov. 3, 2006, in Shanghai, China. China's Agriculture Ministry disputed a scientific study about a new strain of bird flu in China, calling the report inaccurate. The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences had said the new strain, called H5N1 Fujian-like, was found in almost all poultry outbreaks and some human cases in southern China.
'Wait For Me!'
A Palestinian boy runs after his mother as they leave the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound after Friday prayers in Jerusalem's Old City Friday, Nov. 3, 2006.
A baby beluga whale, the first captive-born beluga whale in Europe, swims next to its mother, eight-year-old Yulka, at the Oceanographic of the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias in Valencia, Spain, Nov. 3, 2006. The 4-foot-long, 200-pound calf, born Thursday, has not been named yet as the gender is unknown. (AP Photo/Javier Yaya Tur, Oceanographic of the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias)
Greek Teacher Unrest
Greek riot police try to approach a burning private security van outside an Athens school, while protestors hurl stones and chairs Friday, Nov. 3, 2006. The clashes erupted at the end of a protest march by teachers and pupils in support of striking primary school teachers.
Battered Bridge Bungee Jump
A Lebanese man leaps Friday, Nov. 3, 2006, in front of the shell-pocked pillars of the Mudayraj Bridge, east of Beirut, during a bungee jump from the bridge that was partially destroyed during Israel's July-August offensive into Lebanon in fighting with Hezbollah militants. Mudayraj Bridge is the highest in the Middle East.
Pachyderm At Play
One of four female Asian elephants from Thailand enjoys a swim in the pool in her new enclosure at Sydney's Taronga Zoo, Friday, Nov. 3, 2006. The elephants arrived Thursday from the Cocos Islands in the Indian Ocean, the Austalian territory where they have been held in quarantine since August, completing a controversial journey from Thailand marked by angry opposition from animal welfare activists.
Fall In The Air
The Washington Monument, near the White House in Washington, is framed by brilliant colored leaves, Friday, Nov. 3, 2006, as the D.C.-area leaves turn to their fall colors.
A firefighter salutes a U.S. Forest Service truck with an inscription on its window during a funeral ceremony for Jason McKay, in Victorville, Calif. on Friday, Nov. 3, 2006. McKay's funeral was the first for the five U.S. Forest Service firefighters who were overrun by flames Oct. 26 in Southern California's San Jacinto Mountains.