2009: Battling in boxer shorts
Soldiers from the U.S. Army First Battalion, 26th Infantry take a defensive position at firebase Restrepo after taking fire from Taliban positions in the Korengal Valley of Afghanistan's Kunar Province on May 11. Spc. Zachery Boyd of Fort Worth , Texas , left, manned his post in "I love NY" boxer shorts and flip-flops after rushing from his sleeping quarters. To Boyd's right are Spc. Jordan Custer of Spokane , Wash. , and Spc. Cecil Montgomery of Many, La.
2009: Protesting Iranian election
Hundreds of thousands of supporters of leading opposition candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi turn out to protest the result of Iran's presidential election at a rally in Azadi Square in Tehran on June 15. Days of massive demonstrations and sometimes violent crackdowns by government forces followed the declaration that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had been re-elected.
2009: Flood rescue in Brazil
A man shouts for help to save a woman from raging floodwaters Oct. 7 in Sao Jose do Rio Preto , Brazil . Several drivers were trapped in their cars after heavy rain caused flooding. The woman was reportedly rescued.
2008: Tossed to safety in Germany
Residents of an apartment building throw 9-month-old Onur Celar from a fourth-floor window to rescuers below Feb. 3 in Ludwigshafen , Germany . A fire started on the first floor, trapping residents above, but a policeman safely caught the girl. The fire killed nine people and injured 28.
2008: Family mourns after China quake
Relatives cry next to the body of a student near a school in Hanwang Town, Mianzhu County, Sichuan province, on May 14. China faced a daunting rebuilding task to replace millions of homes, schools and businesses destroyed by the May 12 earthquake, which killed more than 68,000 people.
2008: Debris jams bridge in Iowa flooding
Buildings, boats and debris are pushed against a railroad bridge over the swollen Cedar River on June 14 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Rain that began falling in early June caused flooding in the upper Midwest that drove tens of thousands from their homes and caused billions of dollars in damage
A Georgian man holds the body of a relative after a Russian warplane dropped a bomb on an apartment block in Gori, 50 miles from Tbilisi , on Aug. 9. At least five people were killed. In August, Georgia and Russia fought a short war over the region known as South Ossetia.
2007: Truck explodes in China
Firefighters work to extinguish a blaze after a truck loaded with aluminum powder exploded in Wuxi, in east China's Jiangsu province, on Jan. 2. No one was injured.
2007: Croc bites off veterinarian's arm
A crocodile clutches the lower left arm of veterinarian Chang Po-yu at the Shoushan Zoo in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, on April 11. The croc bit Chang's arm off when he tried to remove a tranquilizer dart. Two bullets were fired at the croc, but it was unharmed. The arm was reattached.
2007: Mourning slain soldier-fiancÃ©
Mary McHugh visits the grave of her fiancÃ©, Sgt. James Regan, in Section 60, the newest portion of Arlington National Cemetery , outside Washington , D.C. , on May 27. Regan, a U.S. Army Ranger, was killed by an improvised explosive device in Iraq in February.
2007: Air show collision in Poland
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