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Destroyed houses are seen on Yeonpyeong Island, South Korea, after Tuesday's artillery exchange between North and South Korea. Tuesday's skirmish along the disputed frontier has raised tensions between the rivals to their highest level in more than a decade.
A woman walks past walls plastered with election posters and buildings in ruins in Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince. With the presidential election set for Sunday, many Haitians say they have little hope that a new leader can improve their lives.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev (right) meets his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai on Aug. 18 during a summit near Russia's Black Sea resort of Sochi. Medvedev hosted the leaders of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Tajikistan for talks on joint efforts to stabilize the region.