Three-month-old Sophia Marmarinos lies on the leaf of a giant water lily (Victoria Amazonica) under the watchful eye of Hans Kuyten, employee of the botanical garden, left, at Diergaarde Blijdorp, also known as Rotterdam Zoo, Netherlands, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009. The zoo organized the event for parents to take pictures of their children. The leaves can grow up to 3 meters (10 feet) in diameter and can easily support a weight of 15 kilograms (33 pounds).
Refugees from Myanmar's Wa region take shelter in the nearby Chinese border town of Mengding in southwest China's Yunnan province, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009. A refugee crisis on China's border with Myanmar eased on Tuesday, with Beijing saying Myanmar's ruling junta had pledged to restore stability to the area where its troops battled ethnic rebels last week.
Kashmiri Muslim children are seen at a local Madrasa during the holy month of Ramadan in Srinagar, India, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009. Muslims throughout the world are marking the month of Ramadan, where observants fast from dawn till dusk.
A Sadhu, or Hindu holy man, face smeared with vermillion and colored powder, looks on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009 on the banks of the River Ganges in Allahabad, India. Allahabad, on the confluence of the rivers Ganges, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswathi, is one of Hinduism's most important centers.
Alleged Pakistani militants arrested by security forces are present before the media in tribal region of Khyber in northwest Pakistan on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009. Government forces destroyed four militant bases and killed 40 insurgents, including two militant commanders, in Pakistan's northwestern border region. They also captured 43 suspected militants in the operation, authorities said.
Fans line up to buy high-end tickets for the upcoming World Cup qualifying soccer match between Argentina and Brazil outside the stadium where they will play in Rosario, Argentina, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009. The high-end tickets for the Sept. 5 game were on sale Wednesday while the sale of popular priced tickets will start on Friday.
Pedestrians shelter themselves from rain with a plastic sheet in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009. Monsoon rains from June 1 through August 19 are 26 percent below normal, according to the Indian Ministry of Agriculture, and drought has been declared in at least 44 percent of India's districts according to news reports.
Small ice figures are seen on the stairs of Gendarmenmarkt in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009, as part of an art project by World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). One thousand ice figures by Brasilian artist Nele Azevedo were melting within 30 minutes symbolizing the effect of global warming.
A member of the Greek anti-terrorist team investigates the area outside the Athens stock exchange on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009. Police said a bomb placed in a small van, is seen in the background right, exploded outside the Athens Stock Exchange early Wednesday, lightly injuring a passer-by and causing extensive damage to the building and to parked cars. A second bomb outside a government building in the northern city of Thessaloniki caused only minor damage.Both attacks were preceded by anonymous warning calls to Greek media, but there was no claim of responsibility.
Iraqi security forces sort through a cache of weapons seized in a raid north of Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009.
Workers sort chickens at a slaughterhouse in Parung, West Java, Indonesia, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009. Demand for meat is expected to increase ahead of Eid al-Fitr holiday that marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan.