At sunrise, the St. Vrain creek flows past a bridge destroyed in flooding days earlier, in Longmont, Colo., Tuesday Sept. 17, 2013. Meanwhile elsewhere, searches continue for those missing in isolated Colorado mountain towns. The rains finally stopped, allowing many Colorado flood evacuees to return home to toppled houses and upended vehicles with the realization that rebuilding their lives will take months. Search crews, meanwhile, rescued hundreds more people stranded by floodwaters.
A riot policeman guarding the entrance of Labour Ministry smiles as a social security employee speaks to another officer during a protest in Athens, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. Under government plans, 25,000 public sector employees are to be suspended this year and 15,000 must be fired in the next 15 months as part of efforts to trim the bloated public sector and meet the conditions of Greece's international bailout.
A detail of the previously submerged side of the Costa Concordia is seen after it was lifted upright, on the Tuscan Island of Giglio, Italy, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. The crippled cruise ship was pulled completely upright early Tuesday after a complicated, 19-hour operation to wrench it from its side where it capsized last year off Tuscany, with officials declaring it a "perfect" end to a daring and unprecedented engineering feat.
The American flags surrounding the Washington Monument fly at half-staff as ordered by President Barack Obama following the deadly shooting Monday at the Washington Navy Yard, Tuesday morning, Sept. 17, 2013, in Washington.
An Afghan refugee drinks water leaking from a public water point on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. Pakistan hosts over 1.6 million registered Afghans, the largest and most protracted refugee population in the world, according to the U.N. refugee agency, thousands of them still live without electricity, running water and other basic services.
Artistic director of the Bolshoi ballet Sergei Filin, center, attends a traditional annual meeting of the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. Filin suffered severe burns to both eyes when a man threw acid in his face in January, an attack that exposed a fierce struggle for power within the famed theater.