Police use a water cannon to disperse the protesters in Nantes western France as part of a protest against a project to build an the new airport in Notre-Dame-des-Landes.
McLaren Mercedes driver Jenson Button of Britain steers his car during the qualifying session at the Interlagos race track in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
South Africa`s Faf Du Plessis, front, bowls as Australia`s Mike Hussey waits to run on the third day of their cricket test match in Adelaide.
A young Sikh devotee performs the gatka, a traditional Sikh martial art form, during a procession to mark the martyrdom of the ninth Sikh Guru Tegh Bahadur in New Delhi.
Indian anti-corruption activist turned politician Arvind Kejriwal, center, smiles flanked by his aides during a press conference in New Delhi.
Newly-elected Cardinal Baselios Cleemis Thottunkal, Archbishop of Trivandrum, India, is greeted by a group of nuns after he was elevated to cardinal by Pope Benedict XVI, at the Vatican.
President Barack Obama, with daughter Malia, right, goes shopping at a small bookstore, One More Page, in Arlington, Va.
Shiite Muslim worshippers gather outside Imam Hussein shrine, seen in the background, to mark the Muslim festival of Ashoura, an important period of mourning for Shiites in Karbala, 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq.
Britain`s Duchess of Cambridge arrives for a reception for the Welsh Rugby Charitable Trust (WRCT) which supports injured rugby players ahead of the autumn international rugby match between Wales and New Zealand at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.
Firefighters battle a fire at a garment factory in the Savar neighborhood in Dhaka, Bangladesh. An official said firefighters have recovered more than 100 bodies after a fire raced through the multi-story garment factory just outside Bangladesh`s capital.
Kirsten Moore-Towers, right, and Dylan Moscovitch of Canada perform their pairs free skating at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating in Sendai, Japan.
This photo released by China`s Xinhua News Agency, shows a carrier-borne J-15 fighter jet on China`s first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning.
Ethiopia`s Tariku Jufar celebrates during an awards ceremony after he won the 2012 Beijing International Marathon in Beijing, China.
Myanmar President Thein Sein, donates money to an earthquake victim as he visits a hospital in Tha Beik Kyin township. A magnitude-6.8 earthquake hit the area, which killed 26 people according to the Red Cross.
Daniela Hanctuchova of Slovakia returns a shot to Peng Shuai of China during the "Clash of the Continents" tennis match held, in Singapore.
West Indies’ cricket players pose with the trophy after they won the second and final cricket test against Bangladesh by 10 wickets to wrap up a 2-0 series victory in Khulna, Bangladesh.
Pope Benedict XVI arrives to celebrate a mass for the newly elected cardinals in St.Peter`s Basilica at the Vatican.
An anti-government protester hurls rotten eggs towards the Presidential Building in a sign dissatisfaction with low wages and benefits in Taipei, Taiwan.
Pakistani security officials check the site of a bomb blast as the minority Muslim Shia sect observes the annual Ashoura holiday in Dera Ismail Khan.
Men watch participants walk during the 5th Delhi Queer Pride parade in New Delhi.
Lebanese Shiite Muslims hit their chests during a march to mark Ashoura Day, in the southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon.
Himpunan Hijau protesters stage a protest near Merdeka Square in Kuala Lumpur, at the end of a 300-kilometer march by about 20 leading activists from Kuantan on the country`s east coast to its largest city Kuala Lumpur on the west coast to oppose start-up of the Lynas rare earth plant in Pahang.
Foreign tourists pose for photographs with contestants of a moustache competition at the annual Pushkar Fair in Pushkar, Rajasthan.