Photo of the day – Jun. 02, 2013

The statue of spiritual leader Sri Chinmoy was partially submerged in water from the rising Vltava River in Prague Sunday. Authorities in parts of central Europe issued disaster warnings and worked to reinforce flood defenses after days of heavy rains. (David W. Cerny/Reuters)

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Photo of the day – May. 21, 2013

A huge tornado approaches the town of Moore, Oklahoma, near Oklahoma City, May 20, 2013. A massive tornado tore through the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore on Monday, killing at least 51 people as winds of up to 200 miles per hour (320 kph) flattened entire tracts of homes, two schools and a hospital, leaving a wake of tangled wreckage. REUTERS/Richard Rowe

Photo of the day – Apr. 23, 2013

Young earthquake survivors ate noodles outside a tent at a middle school in Baoxing County, Sichuan province, China, Monday. (Feng Li/Getty Images)

Photo of the day – Mar. 23, 2013

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A woman washed plastic particles in a river in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday. A large swath of the Buriganga River has turned pitch-black with toxic waste, oil and chemicals flowing into it from industrial units. (Abir Abdullah/EPA)

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Photo of the day – Feb. 20, 2013

“A domesticated elephant halts at a traffic intersection in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday. There are an estimated 28,000 wild elephants in India, along with thousands of domesticated ones that do everything from performing in shows to carrying heavy loads in the country’s big cities.” Altaf Qadri / AP

Photo of the day – Jan. 17, 2013

“A resident wore a mask near the Forbidden City in Beijing Wednesday. Heavy smog has shrouded the capital.” (Feng Li/Getty Images)

Photo of the day – Jan. 13, 2013

“Record levels of smog have descended over China’s capital, Beijing. Residents are being advised to stay inside, as the pollution is so bad.” Jason Lee/REUTERS