Pope Benedict XVI appears behind barbed wire as he attends a memorial service for victims of the former concentration camps of Auschwitz-Birkenau May 28, 2006 in Auschwitz. Poland. The pope is on the last leg of his trip to key places in the life of the late John Paul II.
Inmates wait for instructions as they arrive at Yuzhou Prison during a prisoner transfer operation on May 30, 2006 in Chongqing Municipality, China. The mass prisoner transfer is biggest of its kind in Chongqing in nine years.
Masked gang members gather in a street as rival gangs clash in flashpoints around the captial of Dili, 30 May 2006. Sporadic gunfire echoed around the city as ethnic gangs from the east and west of the tiny country squared off around the main road linking the airport with the city centre.
A Model wears a hat by one of the top milliner's from around the world at the Hatwalk fashion event May 31,2006 Edinburgh in Scotland.The charity even now in its third year raising funds for educational workshops and support for vulnerable children in Scotland.
A streetside vendor displays a square-shaped watermelon engraved with Beijng 2008 Olympic mascots which sells for 150rmb (approx. 20 USD), 31 May 2006, in Daxing, south of Beijing. Watermelons are a popular summertime fruit across China, often sold along the side of the road, near farms where they are grown.
Dog Days Of Summer
A dog sits on the back of a buffalo as he watches over the herd cooling off in the waters of Diyala river east of Baghdad 31 May 2006. As temperatures climb daily above 40 degrees (100F) with the onset of Iraq's brutal summer heat, Baghdad is facing a severe shortage of petroleum products with severe repercussions on the dailylife of Iraqis especially concerning economy, cooling systems and other electricity supplies.
Samir Sudhir Patel (L), 12, of Colleyville, Texas, rubs his face during the fifth round of competition at the 2006 Scripps National Spelling Bee June 1, 2006 in Washington, DC. This is the first year that the spelling bee will be broadcast on primetime television.
A burned passage of scripture lies in the debris of a destroyed housing compound rented by a U.S. developement organization June 1, 2006 in Kabul, Afghanistan. Thousands of Kabul residents rioted May 29, 2006, torching buildings housing international aid organizations after a U.S. military truck crashed into traffic, killing several people and sparking a gunfight with enraged locals.
Hassim carries a TV found in the rubble of his destroyed home June 1, 2006 in Bantul, Indonesia. At least 6,200 people were killed when a powerful 6.2 magnitude earthquake rocked central Java on May 27, 2006. The quake's epicenter was about 16 miles southwest of Yogyakarta, a popular tourist resort.