As military leaders ponder a troop drawdown in Afghanistan, physical activities for Kabul's children aren't at the forefront of the international discussion. However, an NGO called "Skateistan" is making it their business to teach Afghani kids to skateboard.
Two days after the Chicago Board of Education enraged city teachers by voting not to give a promised 4 percent raise we get this photo of Brazilian teachers protesting. Their demand? A 26% salary increase. No wonder they look more serious than the Chicago teachers did.
The English have their hats, the French have coats and swords. Today's news photo gallery starts off with François Weyergans in his new green habit, flashing his sword after becoming a member of Academie Francaise- the authority on the French language.
What better way to photograph a solar-powered airplane than with the sun blazing behind it during the golden hour? The subtext is clear in this photo of the Solar Impuls that starts our news photo gallery today.
Today as Chicago deals with dropping temps and torrential rains, some areas are still wilting in the heat. The first two photos in today's news gallery show similar techniques in use in New York City and Kiev, Ukraine. I guess keeping cool is universal.
When the second largest fire in your state's history is raging and you're a firefighter trying to tame the blaze, where do you go to sleep? If you're in Arizona you might just crawl into a sleeping bag under the stars.