Afghan youths sit on a material at a shop selling used metals in Kandahar province, southwest of Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013.
An Afghan man reads the Quran in his cotton shop as he waits for costumers in Kandahar province, southwest of Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013.
A demonstrator holds a Syrian flag bearing an image of Syrian President Bashar Assad during a protest organized by the Stop the War coalition against any U.S. military intervention in Syria, outside the U.S. embassy in London, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013. Facing obstacles at home and abroad, President Barack Obama this week plans to urge reluctant world leaders to back an American-led strike against Syria even though the prospects for military action could depend on a fractured U.S. Congress. The uncertainty surrounding Syria will hang over the president's three-day overseas trip, which includes the G-20 summit in Russia after a stop in Sweden.
A demonstrator holds a poster showing a portrait of the Russian President Vladimir Putin during a demonstration outside the Russian embassy in the capital Nicosia, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013. About a dozen gay rights supporters carried placards and chanted slogans outside the Russian embassy to protest Moscow's policies on homosexuality.
A woman feeds pigeons near the Alexander Nevsky Monastery in St. Petersburg, Russia on Tuesday Sept. 3, 2013. The Alexander Nevsky Monastery complex, which is currently under renovation, is home to some of the oldest buildings in the city. The complex also has two cemeteries which contain the graves of some of the giants of Russian culture, including Tchaikovsky, Dostoevsky, and Glinka.
Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013. The stock market started September with a rally Tuesday as worries of an imminent U.S. attack on Syria faded.