Editor’s choice – Best photos
Police stand over six suspected armed robbers arrested in central Cape Town, September 3, 2009. South Africa has one of the world’s highest rates of violent crime, with 18,487 murders, 36,190 rapes, and 14,201 reported carjackings in 2007-8, according to police. Many crimes go unreported. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
Monks play volleyball at Rabdey Dratsang in the southeastern district of Samdrup Jongkhar in Bhutan September 3, 2009. Five decades ago, Bhutan was a feudal, medieval place with no roads, proper schools or hospitals and scarcely any contact with the outside world. Today education and healthcare are free and life expectancy has risen to 66 years from less than 40. REUTERS/Singye Wangchuk
Maria Sharapova of Russia serves to Christina McHale of the U.S. during their evening match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York, September 3, 2009. REUTERS/Jeff Zelevansky
U.S. Marines walk around a base in Helmand province, southern Afghanistan, September 3, 2009.