My house is here somewhere: In Tsunan, Japan, townspeople are wondering if it will ever stop snowing. The record dump of nearly 10 feet is blamed for 28 deaths, and more was on the way.
Nothing left: Bianca Frisby and daughter Taylor, 9, survey what used to be their home outside of Hamburg, Ark. A wildfire believed to have been set by arsonists destroyed the house, as well as storage buildings owned by Frisby's mother.
Hot wheels: A passenger lies on the ground at Barcelona's Prat airport after sliding down a chute of a Spanair plane with a faulty landing gear. Ninety passengers on the flight from Bilbao to Barcelona deplaned on the emergency ramps when the wheels caught fire.
In death, a gift of life: Beth Griffin listens to her older sister's heart beat inside the chest of Sonny Kirk upon their first meeting in Charleston, S.C. Laura Griffin was killed by a motorist while jogging in downtown Charleston nearly 10 years ago, and Kirk received her heart in a transplant
Early risers: Child laborers head to work at sunrise on the banks of the River Ganges in Allahabad, India. Their job is collecting recyclables from street trash and selling them
One against dozens: A Jewish settler tries to hold off an entire Israeli security detail by herself during rioting at the illegal West Bank outpost of Amona, east of Ramallah. Thousands of troops, including mounted soldiers, were pelted with stones as they forcibly evicted hundreds of angry settlers. Nine homes at the outpost were to be demolished
Knee-deep in muck: A U.S. Marine uses his shovel to pull another Leatherneck out of the mud in Guinsaugon, the Philippine farming village that was buried under a massive landslide. Rescuers ended their search for survivors with only 139 bodies recovered. Nearly a thousand villagers remain missing.
High-rise intervention: A man tries to talk his suicidal girlfriend down from the fourth-floor ledge of a Manila hotel as, unbeknownst to her, rescuers approach from above. The rappeller swung down, locked his legs around her and pulled her to safety
Green monster: Sure, the water hyacinth in the Lagos lagoon is pretty when it blooms, but this is ridiculous
Deadly mud: A woman struggles through knee-deep mud after a landslide in La Bendicion, Colombia. Thirty people were feared dead in the slide.
Buried village: Not far from the Mayon Volcano, Maricel Arevalo cries as she searches for her three missing children at what used to be their home in the Philippine village of Busay. Typhoon Durian, which hit the Philippines last week, is believed to have killed more than 1,000 people, many in mudslides like this
Nearly contained: Jorge Santos guards against embers from the Shekell wildfire blowing onto his home near Moorpark, Calif. As once-fierce Santa Ana winds tapered off, fire crews were close to surrounding the 13,600-acre blaze.
Last cigarette: A police officer gives convicted drug trafficker Wang Weidang a light before his execution in Nanning, China. The sentence was carried out on China's International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.
Fire fighters attempt to extinguish a forest fire in Sintra Natural Park, 40 km (25 miles) north of Lisbon, August 23, 2007. More than 379 fire fighters and 4 planes are fighting the forest fire in Sintra, National Civil Protection Authority reported. (PORTUGAL)
Some Rules that NEWTON forgot to mention
Law of queue: If you change queues, the one you have left will start to move faster than the one you are in now.
Law of the Telephone: When you dial a wrong number, you never get an engaged tone.
Law of Mechanical Repair: After your hands become coated with grease, your nose will begin to itch.
Law of the Workshop: Any tool, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner.
Law of the Alibi: If you tell the boss you were late for work because you had a flat tire, the next morning you will have a flat tire.
Bath THEOREM: When the body is immersed in water, the telephone rings.
LAW OF ENCOUNTERS: The probability of meeting someone you know increases when you are with someone you don't want to be seen with.
LAW of the RESULT: When you try to prove to someone that a machine won't work, it will!
LAW OF BIOMECHANICS: The severity of the itch is inversely proportional to the reach.
THEATRE RULE: People with the seats at the furthest from the aisle arrive last.
LAW OF COFFEE: As soon as you sit down for a cup of hot coffee, your boss will ask you to do something which will last until the coffee is cold.