Walker the polar bear plays with a hard hat on his third birthday at the Highland Wildlife Park on December 7, 2011 in Kingussie, Scotland. Walker was born in Rhenen Zoo in Holland on 7th December 2008. He came to live at the Highland Wildlife Park after his aunt, Freedom, became pregnant and needed to retire to her cubbing den, his mother was also due to come on heat and be reintroduced back to the Zoo’s adult male, Walker's dad.
Credit: Jeff J Mitchell
Chinese paramilitary policemen pass a LED screen on the Tiananmen Square in fog on December 5, 2011 in Beijing, China. Dense fog hit northern and eastern China on Sunday, causing major traffic jams and delayed flights.
Credit: Feng Li
A Thai man holds his daughter a he wades through the flooded streets October 10, 2011 in Ayutthaya, Thailand. Around 200 factories closed in the central Thai province of Ayutthaya because of flooding, which is posing a threat to Bangkok as well. Over 260 people have died in flood-related incidents since late July according to the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation. Some areas of the country are experiencing the worst flooding in 50 years, mainly in the centre, north and northeast.
Credit: Paula Bronstein
A young boy helps in rebuilding what's left of a shanty on the coastal community of Navotas town on October 6, 2011 in Manila, Philippines. The rebuilding of coastal communities along Manila have begun even as city government officials are contemplating relocating informal settlers living along manila's coast to prevent future calamities in coastal areas of the city. Water levels have slowly receded in the wake of typhoons Nalgae and Nesat that have left nearly 60 dead and millions affected.
Credit: Dondi Tawatao
A restaurant ship capsizes after colliding with another ship in Jialing River on September 20, 2011 in Chongqing, China. About 2,080 houses were damaged and 325,000 people were affected as flood peaks of the Jialing River passed Chongqing.
A Dalmatian pelican nestles its head in its feathers as falling rain leaves water droplets on its feathers at the Berlin Zoo on September 9, 2011 in Berlin, Germany. Berlin was drenched with rain today though the weather is supposed to clear by the weekend.
Credit: Sean Gallup
A journalist reports huge tides of Qiantang River at a dike on August 30, 2011 in Haining, Zhejiang Province of China. More than 20 spectators were injured by strong tides as the typhoon Nanmadol approached on Wednesday.