A 15-year-old girl with a gunshot wound on her leg rests in the emergency room of a hospital near the Petare slum in Caracas November 14, 2009. Gun laws are lax in Venezuela, where the government estimates there are 6 million firearms circulating among the population of about 28 million. Venezuela’s murder rate is about 8 times that of the United States. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins An Iraqi policeman stands guard in front of a damaged helicopter which police believed have belonged to former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein’s family near Samarra, 100 km (62 miles) north of Baghdad, November 13, 2009. Three helicopters were found hidden in farms on Friday, a police source said. REUTERS/Sabah al-Bazee A worker installs lanterns to decorate the site of an opening ceremony for a newly-built highway in Luoyang, Henan province November 15, 2009. REUTERS/Carlf Zhang Laundry man Shahzada lines up napkins and sheets to dry after a wash along the street near a slum area in Karachi on November 15, 2009. Shahzada washes napkins, towels and table-sheets for a nearby food street restaurant in Karachi. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro Click here to view the full Editor’s choice slideshow and click here for further showcases of Reuters photography.
Sometimes the interesting things happen after a big event – just as everyone is turning around and walking away. Contributor Iskandar Syaharizal stuck around after a community firefighting demonstration in Kuala Lumpur and captured these neighborhood kids playing in the puddle of foam left behind.While contributor Supratik Chakraborty stuck around after the end of an idol immersion ceremony in India just as a young boy came forward to dive in after them.See the rest of this week’s Your View selection here.
Israeli soldiers carry their comrade on a stretcher as they run during a training session at their base near the southern city of Ashdod, October 29, 2009. REUTERS/Amir CohenTwo surfers are seen behind Nicholas Elias’s Sculpture “A symbolic inscription of the imaginary” as part of the Sculpture By The Sea exhibition at Tamarama beach in Sydney, October 29, 2009. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz President Barack Obama participates in the dignified transfer of U.S. Army Sgt. Dale R. Griffin at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, October 29, 2009. REUTERS/Jim YoungClick here for the full Editor’s choice slideshow and click here for further showcases of Reuters photography.
James Bowers, dressed as Uncle Sam, asks people if they can “spare a trillion”, as they walk past him outside the front of Federal Hall, near the New York Stock Exchange, October 28, 2009. REUTERS/Chip East Fire fighters extinguish fire while people survey at the site of bomb explosion, in Peshawar located in Pakistan’s restive North West Frontier Province, October 28, 2009. REUTERS/K.Parvez A migrant worker looks on from behind a glass door as she waits for her documents to be processed after arriving from Malaysia, at a special terminal for migrant workers in the Soekarno-Hatta airport in Jakarta, October 28, 2009. REUTERS/Beawiharta Click here for the full Editor’s choice slideshow and click here for further showcases of Reuters photography.
It started out with two law school friends turning a modest profit on confidential merger news. But after 14 years of cashing in on blockbuster deals, the scheme came crashing down in a case that unfolds like a paperback detective novel. Read the whole story here.