A monument to Polish victims of Stalin stands as a reminder of one of the worst Polish tragedies at Moscow’s hands in Warsaw, Poland, on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. The Soviets killed 22,000 Polish officers in 1940 in an attempt to wipe out a swath of the Polish elite. On Wednesday Poles commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Soviet invasion of Poland at the start of the war. The anniversary comes as some Poles are again fearful of Russia due to its aggression in Ukraine.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Provided by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, poet Terrance Hayes poses for a photo at his home in Pittsburgh. Hayes was named Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, as one of 21 people to receive a "genius grant" from the Chicago-based MacArthur Foundation.
Monday, September 15, 2014
Top row from left, Japanese Ambassador to Iraq Kazuka Nashida, Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Li Baodong, British Foreign Minister Philip Hammond, Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil, Qatari Foreign Minister Khaled Bin Mohamed al Attiyah, Turkish Foreign Minister Melvut Cavusoglu, Secretary General of the Arab Ligue Nabil al Arabi, middle row from left, Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird, Jordanian Foreign Minister, Sheikh Sabah Khaled al Hamad, Foreign Minister of United Arab Emirates Sheik Abdullah Bin Zayed al Nahyan, unitentified, Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo, Norwegian Foreign Borge Brendem, Czech Republic Foreign Minister Lubormir Zaoralek, German Foreign Minister Frank-Waltyer Steinmeier. Front row from left, Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al Jaafari, Iraqi President Fouad Massoum, French President Francois Hollande, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and U.S. Secretary of States John Kerry, Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini and Belgian
YES campaigner Bobby Docherty demonstrates outside the BBC building in Glasgow, Scotland, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. Throughout the country houses are divided over the issue of separation from the UK with younger voters more inclined to back Yes and the older generation in favor of the union in Thursday’s landmark vote. Support for keeping the UK together is strongest among the over-60s who are worried about pensions, health-care and the value of their savings while much of the pro-independence movement is being driven by the under-40s. With both sides neck-and-neck in the polls, the rival campaigns have called on their core supporters to make a last ditch attempt to swing the vote.
Residents look at a sign with the words "China's First Cellphone Lane" explaining the use of a lane which separates those using their phones as they walk from others in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality. The Chinese city took a cue from a U.S. TV program and created a sidewalk with a separate lane for those with heads tucked into smartphones, as a reminder not to tweet while walking the street.
Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond, center, leaves a hotel in Edinburgh, Scotland, Sunday Sept. 14, 2014 after his appearance on a BBC current affairs program ahead of the Scottish Referendum vote on Thursday Sept. 18.
Sunday, September 14, 2014
German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivers her speech at a rally against anti-Semitism near the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. Thousands of protesters attended the public rally organized by Germany’s Jewish community at the capital’s Brandenburg Gate after tensions over the Gaza conflict spilled over into demonstrations in Europe that saw anti-Jewish slogans and violence. The slogan reads: Stand Up! - Jew hatred - never again!', and the name of the organizer: Central Council of Jews in Germany.
A worker scans documents at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial digitization laboratory during a tour for visiting international experts and others participating in a workshop devoted to the physical and digital preservation of documents, in Jerusalem. Over three days, the experts discussed the ethical and technical challenges of both conserving originals for history's sake while creating a vast digital archive to make them more accessible and user-friendly.
Ronald Lauder, President of the World Jewish Congress speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Berlin, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. Lauder is warning that European voters risk giving their countries a bad name by electing far-right politicians and says he is worried that Islamic extremists are trying to “use all means” to stir up hatred. Berlin on Sunday will host a rally against anti-Semitism, which comes after tensions over the Gaza conflict spilled over into demonstrations in Europe that saw anti-Jewish slogans and violence.
Matthew Miller, an American detained in North Korea, speaks to the Associated Press, in Pyongyang, North Korea. A trial has been held in North Korea for Miller, who had been detained since April. The trial was held Sunday morning, Sept. 14, 2014. Details were not immediately available. Miller, 24, of Bakersfield, California, was detained for violating his tourist status when he entered the country. The specific charges or punishment he could face were not announced before the trial. He is believed to have torn up his visa at Pyongyang's airport and demanded asylum.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Law enforcement agents stand outside a clothing store after a raid in the Los Angeles Fashion District Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014. U.S. agents raided dozens of businesses in the fashion district of Los Angeles early Wednesday as part of an investigation into suspected money laundering done for Mexican drug cartels.