Television satirist Bassem Youssef waves to supporters as he enters Egypt's state prosecutors office to face accusations of insulting Islam and the country's Islamist leader in Cairo on Sunday. Amr Nabil/AP hide caption

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Ugandan soldiers serving with the African Union Mission in Somalia prepare to advance on the central Somali town of Buur-Hakba. Stuart Price/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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South Africa's Oscar Pistorius competing during the London 2012 Paralympic Games. Glyn Kirk /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Ghana Must Go author Taiye Selasi. Nancy Crampton /Penguin Press hide caption

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Thousands of "fairy circles" dot the landscape of the NamibRand Nature Reserve in Namibia. Why these barren circles appear in grassland areas has puzzled scientists for years. N. Juergens/AAAS/Science hide caption

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Egyptian men and boys pray at a mosque in Assiut, southern Egypt, that serves as the headquarters for Gamaa al-Islamiya, a group that once waged a bloody insurgency, attacking police and Christians in a campaign to create an Islamic state. Now the Islamist group says it's determined to ensure law and order in the area. Nariman El-Mofty/AP hide caption

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Baba Salah at his home in Bamako, Mali. On his new album, Dangay, he calls attention to what he describes as human-rights violations in the north. Ed Alcock/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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