January 3, 2011. A Pakistani man and a boy collect wood to be used for heating on a cold and foggy morning in Islamabad, Pakistan.
A fisherman arranges a fishing net as his wife paddles their boat in the waters of the Periyar river on the outskirts of Kochi, India.
Eclas Ahomed, a 20-year-old internal refugee from Northern Sudan cares for her malnourished baby in the intensive care ward at an Aweil hospital.
Jim Lo Scalzo—EPA
A dead oak tree glows under a full moon in a salt pan on the southern end of the Salton Sea near Niland, California. Erosion and high toxicity levels from farm runoff has left the Salton Sea increasingly contaminated, and lake-side towns all but deserted.
Ng Han Guan—AP
A man walks across a frozen river in Benxi, northeastern China’s Liaoning province.
Southern Sudanese from the pastoralist Taposa tribe take part in a nationalist celebration in the remote area of Kapoeta.
Tim Graham—Getty Images
A murmuration of starlings, numbering well over a million birds, form a mushroom cloud as they drop in to roost at dusk on the Avalon Marshes at Shapwick Heath Nature Reserve in Somerset, U.K.
Office workers look for a way out of a high-rise building in central Christchurch. A strong earthquake killed at least 65 people in New Zealand’s second-biggest city in February.
A survivor of a recent massacre in Fangak, southern Sudan. The massacre occurred when forces loyal to rebel General George Athor attacked the town of Fangak in February, leaving more than 200 dead.
Mohamed, 10, stands guard at the frontline along the western entrance of Ajdabiyah, Libya.
Ragnar Th. Sigurdsson—Arctic Images
Iceland’s Grimsvotn volcano during eruption.
Ahmad Gharabli—AFP/Getty Images
Armed supporters of dissident tribal leader Sadiq al-Ahmar inspect damage at his house in Sana’a, Yemen.
The devastated town of Minamisanriku, Japan is reflected in the windows of a newly-constructed fish market shack.
Massimo Berruti—Agence VU
Muhammed Fahem, 18.
A child sleeps in a hammock along the roadside in Noida, located in India’s northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.
Cedric Gerbehaye—Agency VU
Raby, 8 years old, sits at the transit center of Wau, Northern Bar el Ghazal in South Sudan
Umi Adan Olow, 3 months old, is weighed by Daniel Wanyoike, a community therapeutic nurse for Save the Children in Mathahalibah, Kenya.
Tyler Hicks—The New York Times/Redux
A malnourished child in a hospital in Mogadishu, Somalia. The United Nations declared famine in two areas of the nation in July.
Alexander Khudoteply—AFP/Getty Images
A rescuer rests during a break at Sukhodolskaya-Vostochnaya coal mine in the Lugansk region of eastern Ukraine. Eighteen miners died and another 20 were missing after an explosion in the coal mine.
Dominic Nahr—Magnum for TIME
A malnourished sick with TB is being washed by his mother in Banadir hospital. A day after this photo was taken, the child died.
Supporters of Yemen’s President Ali Abduallah Saleh gather at the Monument of the Unknown Soldier, where a Palestinian flag hangs during a rally celebrating his return to Sana’a, Yemen.
Chinese ethnic minority performers carry baskets on their backs as they perform in a play in Lijiang, Yunnan province.
In the refugee camp “Hilaweyn,” also called “Hells wind,” a small boy overlooks the massive camp which is now grown to more than 40.000 refugees.
An Irish traveler resident holds up a cross for the media, in front of a burning barricade during evictions at the Dale Farm travelers site, near Basildon England, 30 miles east of London.
A young Indian Muslim girl gestures as others offer prayers during Eid al-Adha, meaning “Feast of Sacrifice,” in New Delhi, India.
The Hohenzollern castle during an atmospheric inversion near Hechingen, Germany
Indian army soldiers in camouflage take part in exercise “Sudarshan Shakti” at Bugundi in Rajasthan state’s Barmer desert near the India Pakistan border.
Erik De Castro—Reuters
A Typhoon Washi survivor rests at an evacuation center in the southern Philippines city of Cagayan de Oro. Residents of two southern Philippine cities battered by a storm that left over 1,000 people dead.