Fiery skies greet a fishing trawler returning to harbor 30 minutes before sunrise in Portland, Maine, USA.
Smoke from an erupting undersea volcano forms a new island off the coast of Nishinoshima, a small uninhabited island, in the southern Ogasawara chain of islands, Japan, in this picture provided by Kyodo.
Sini Saarela of Finland (C) reacts after she was released from prison in St. Petersburg, Russia. Several of the 30 activists arrested during a Greenpeace protest walked free on bail, defiant that the action against Arctic oil drilling was justified and that the response by the authorities was not.
A Free Syrian Army fighter carries his weapon as he peeks out from a damaged shop in Aleppo's Karm al-Jabal district, Syria.