2. African Storm
A gigantic cloud of dust, called a haboob, advances toward Khartoum, Sudan, in April. Seasonal haboobs can reach as high as 3,000 feet.
Black-market gasoline is sold on the streets of Lagos, Nigeria.
4. Dark Passage
A young man winds his way down an alley of Hebron, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.
Haval Syavent, a leader in the Kurdish PKK, pauses on the roadside leading from the Turkish border into Northern Iraq. The rebel group staged incursions into Turkish territory during the summer and fall.
U.S. soldiers shield a wounded comrade from debris kicked up by a rescue helicopter during fighting in Qubah, Iraq, in March
7. The Fallen
Attended by a member of the military, Rachel Guy-Latham, 22, mourns her husband, Sgt. Thomas Lee Latham, 23, of Delmar, Md. Sgt. Lee died in Baghdad in March.
Students at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va., participate in a candlelight vigil in honor of the 32 students and faculty killed in April by a gunman, who also killed himself.
9. Two Heads
Defense Secretary Robert Gates, left, and CIA Director Michael Hayden attend the swearing-in of the new Director of National Intelligence, Adm. Mike McConnell.
10. Bound for Hogworts
Harry Potter fans ride a steam train from Sydney, Australia, to a secret location for the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows on July 21.