Thomas Thwaites, in his goat suit, prepares to speak after receiving the Ig Nobel prize in biology from Nobel laureate Eric Maskin (economics, 2007) during ceremonies at Harvard University on Thursday.
A photo from November 2013 shows a man playing with his child at a park in Yichang, in central China's Hubei province. City leaders are encouraging couples to have two children.
Visitors stand beside a model of the Tiangong-1 space lab in 2010, at the 8th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai, China. The real Tiangong-1 was launched into space in 2011 and will be returning to Earth next year — with some observers speculating China has lost control over the spacecraft.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (left) and China's Premier Li Keqiang wrap up a joint press conference in Beijing on Aug. 31. Canada and China have agreed to discuss the possibility of an extradition treaty.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russian Prime Minister and United Russia party chairman Dmitry Medvedev visit the party's election campaign headquarters during parliamentary elections.
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Syrian government soldiers walk in the damaged government-held side of Aleppo on Sept. 16. Initially, U.N. officials had observed calm in war-ravaged Aleppo during the recent cease-fire, but Saturday's violence in the country's eastern regions spells ill news for the truce.
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Edward Snowden, who is in Moscow, is seen on a giant screen during a live video conference for an interview as part of an Amnesty International event in Paris in December 2014. The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence published a summary report accusing Snowden of causing "tremendous damage to U.S. national security."