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When the Walls Came Tumbling Down

Residents searched for belongings in the rubble of a house after an earthquake in Peshawar, Pakistan, Monday.
Residents searched for belongings in the rubble of a house after an earthquake in Peshawar, Pakistan, Monday (FAYAZ AZIZ/Reuters).

AFP / Sajjad Qayyum<br />A Pakistani resident searches for victims in the rubble of collapsed houses in the quake-hit village of Gandao in Pakistan&quot;s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on October 27, 2015
A Pakistani resident searches for victims in the rubble of collapsed houses in the quake-hit village of Gandao in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on October 27, 2015 (AFP / Sajjad Qayyum)

The Wall Says It All

Graffiti showing a US drone marked a wall in Sanaa, Yemen. Nasir al-Wuhayshi had led the local Al Qaeda affiliate since 2002.
Graffiti showing a US drone marked a wall in Sanaa, Yemen. Nasir al-Wuhayshi had led the local Al Qaeda affiliate since 2002 (YAHYA ARHAB/European Pressphoto Agency).

A boy stood over graves Monday after they were prepared for victims of an airstrike allegedly carried out by the Saudi-led coalition in Sana. According to rebel spokesman and medical officials, the area targeted was near a rebel military camp.
A boy stood over graves Monday after they were prepared for victims of an airstrike allegedly carried out by the Saudi-led coalition in Sana. According to rebel spokesman and medical officials, the area targeted was near a rebel military camp (Yahya Arhab/European Pressphoto Agency).

Lion Around

A lion rested inside an enclosure Tuesday at the Lion Park near in Johannesburg.
A lion rested inside an enclosure Tuesday at the Lion Park near in Johannesburg (Themba Hadebe/Associated Press).

Dinari (pictured) is one of the two new lions at Franklin Park Zoo.
Dinari (pictured) is one of the two new lions at Franklin Park Zoo (David L. Ryan/Globe Staff).


Two 6-year-old lions will soon make their debut at the Franklin Park Zoo (Cathy Burkey/Dallas Zoo).

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Hussein's Lost Leg

Hala Hussein, 9, who lost her leg when Islamic State extremists bombed her neighborhood in northern Ramadi, waits at a refugee camp 50 miles west of Baghdad.

Hala Hussein, 9, who lost her leg when Islamic State extremists bombed her neighborhood in northern Ramadi, waits at a refugee camp 50 miles west of Baghdad (Associated press).

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Nosing Around in Nepal

Nepalese children heading to school Sunday passed houses damaged by an April 25 earthquake in Kathmandu.

Nepalese children heading to school Sunday passed houses damaged by an April 25 earthquake in Kathmandu (Narendra Shrestha/European Pressphoto Agency).

Hilty and Hurley at Hot Pink Party

Elizabeth Hurley (left) and Megan Hilty at the Hot Pink Party at the Seaport World Trade Center.
Elizabeth Hurley (left) and Megan Hilty at the Hot Pink Party at the Seaport World Trade Center (Kayana Szymczak for The Boston Globe).

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Why Did the Buffalo Cross the Road?

A herd of buffalo was loose from a farm in the town of Schodack.
A herd of buffalo was loose from a farm in the town of Schodack (Mike Groll/Associated Press).

She's a Little Runway

Ella Cascino, 12, models a prom dress.
Ella Cascino, 12, models a prom dress (Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff).

Hot Dolls

Mattel says in June Barbie have 23 new looks with different skin tones and hair colors. Mattel said it wants to make dolls that girls can better relate to.
Mattel says in June Barbie have 23 new looks with different skin tones and hair colors. Mattel said it wants to make dolls that girls can better relate to (Mattel/Associated Press).

Pair Stare

Palestinian refugees arrived at a makeshift center in Damascus, Syria, on Sunday amid widespread fighting.
Palestinian refugees arrived at a makeshift center in Damascus, Syria, on Sunday amid widespread fighting (SANA via European pressphoto agency).

Wine Rack

Debbie Lewis (in 2007) is the longtime owner of the soon-to-close 29 Newbury.

Debbie Lewis (in 2007) is the longtime owner of the soon-to-close 29 Newbury (Erik Jacobs for the Boston Globe/file).

Basketball Belly Flop

The Celtics was the last NBA franchise to add a dance team.
The Celtics was the last NBA franchise to add a dance team (Elise Amendola/Associated Press/File 2014).

Skating on Thin Ice


Kayana Szymczak for The Boston Globe

Hitting the Roof in Afghanistan

People stood on the roof tops Saturday after a huge avalanche, in Paryan district of Panjshir province, Afghanistan.
People stood on the roof tops Saturday after a huge avalanche, in Paryan district of Panjshir province, Afghanistan (HEDAYATULLAH AMID/EUROPEAN PRESSPHOTO AGENCY).

The Point of Cheerleaders

Tanisha Arthur of Stoughton was among the many candidates at the Patriots Cheerleaders’ auditions.
Tanisha Arthur of Stoughton was among the many candidates at the Patriots Cheerleaders’ auditions.

Jordan Bates (left) of Barnstable also tried out for the Patriots Cheerleaders.
Jordan Bates (left) of Barnstable also tried out for the Patriots Cheerleaders.
Patriots Cheerleaders captain Alex Stavropoulos of Needham led the prospective cheerleaders in stretches.

Patriots Cheerleaders captain Alex Stavropoulos of Needham led the prospective cheerleaders in stretches.

Participants at the tryout.

Participants at the tryout.

Kelsey Weibel (left) of Chicopee and Stephanie Wallace of North Attleborough leaped during the auditions.
Kelsey Weibel (left) of Chicopee and Stephanie Wallace of North Attleborough leaped during the auditions (Rose Lincoln for The Boston Globe).

Heil Smith!

Lady in Black

Maureen McDonnell left court after her sentencing Friday.
Maureen McDonnell left court after her sentencing Friday(Steve Helber/Associated Press)."

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Patriot Pajama Party

Pretty in Pink


Andressa Urach, 27, an advocate for cosmetic surgery, went into septic shock and was placed on life support aftera botched procedure to augment her thighs, sparking a debate on the risks Brazilian women take for beauty (Nelson Antoine/associated press/file).

Jaw-Dropping Jaffy

Jeff Aronson with fiance Lily Jaffy at the Titan Fighting Championship held at the Tsongas Center.
Jeff Aronson with fiance Lily Jaffy at the Titan Fighting Championship held at the Tsongas Center (Cheryl Senter for The Boston Globe).

Here's Winking At You, Kid!

Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz in the Boston area-filmed “Sex Tape.”
Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz in the Boston area-filmed “Sex Tape.”(CLAIRE FOLGER).

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Out of Iberia

Merry IImas:

Massport negotiates deals with airlines and supplies them with what Aeromexico officials said was exceptionally detailed market research compared to other airports. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)
Massport negotiates deals with airlines and supplies them with what Aeromexico officials said was exceptionally detailed market research compared to other airports (Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)

Orange Juice

Miley Cyrus (pictured in September) performed Wednesday in Miami Beach.
Miley Cyrus (pictured in September) performed Wednesday in Miami Beach (Eduardo Verdugo/ap/file).

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Moving Swiftly

The iHeart name is attached to, among other things, a music festival. Above, Taylor Swift.
The iHeart name is attached to, among other things, a music festival. Above, Taylor Swift (Invision via Associated Press/File 2013).

They Called It Puppy Love

“Tuco” almost fills up his vest at six months old.
“Tuco” almost fills up his vest at six months old (Boston Police Department)."

Barking Up a Terror Threat

A New York City police canine unit patrolled the subway in Times Square on Thursday. US intelligence officials expressed some skepticism about the possibility of the Islamic State plotting attacks here.
A New York City police canine unit patrolled the subway in Times Square on Thursday. US intelligence officials expressed some skepticism about the possibility of the Islamic State plotting attacks here (Peter Foley/European Pressphoto Agency).

Why Did the Deer Cross the Road?

From 1990 to 2013, there were 1,088 collisions between planes and deer, elk, moose, and caribou, according to a report by the FAA and the Agriculture Department.
From 1990 to 2013, there were 1,088 collisions between planes and deer, elk, moose, and caribou, according to a report by the FAA and the Agriculture Department (Charlie Neibergall/Associated Press/File 2011).

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David vs. Goliath

A Palestinian protester with a slingshot lobbed a stone at Israeli troops in Bethlehem on the West Bank.
A Palestinian protester with a slingshot lobbed a stone at Israeli troops in Bethlehem on the West Bank (Ammar Awad/REUTERS).

Israeli airstrikes hit northern Gaza City on Friday in response to rocket attacks by Palestinian militants as a three-day truce ended.
Israeli airstrikes hit northern Gaza City on Friday in response to rocket attacks by Palestinian militants as a three-day truce ended (MOHAMMED SABER /european Pressphoto Agency).

Bloody Face Full of Fear

Palestinian medical personnel carried a girl, who they said was wounded by Israeli shelling, to a hospital in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip on Wednesday.
Palestinian medical personnel carried a girl, who they said was wounded by Israeli shelling, to a hospital in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip on Wednesday (Ibraheem Abu Mustafa /Reuters).

A boy who was injured in an airstrike Tuesday received help in Duma, near Damascus.
A boy who was injured in an airstrike Tuesday received help in Duma, near Damascus (Badra Mamet /Reuters)."

Here We Go Again

A ball of fire followed an Israeli airstrike Monday on Gaza International Airport in Rafah, southern Gaza.
A ball of fire followed an Israeli airstrike Monday on Gaza International Airport in Rafah, southern Gaza (Said Khatib/AFP/Getty Images).

The intensity of Israel’s aerial attacks against Gaza has been double that of the eight-day round of fighting in 2012.
The intensity of Israel’s aerial attacks against Gaza has been double that of the eight-day round of fighting in 2012 (Said Khatib/AFP/Getty Images).

Israeli tanks headed toward the Gaza border.
Israeli tanks headed toward the Gaza border (EPA).

An Israeli missile hit buildings in Gaza City on Thursday. The military says it has launched a ground operation.
An Israeli missile hit buildings in Gaza City on Thursday. The military says it has launched a ground operation(AFP/Getty Images).

Libyan Ladies

Turnout was sparse Wednesday as Libyans voted to elect a new 200-member Parliament.Turnout was sparse Wednesday as Libyans voted to elect a new 200-member Parliament (Sabri Elmhedwi/European Pressphoto Agency).

Salwa Bugaighis, a lawyer, played an active role in Libya’s 2011 revolution, which ousted the regime of Moammar Khadafy.
Salwa Bugaighis, a lawyer, played an active role in Libya’s 2011 revolution, which ousted the regime of Moammar Khadafy (Abdullah Doma/AFP/Getty Images).

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Rotten Rice

Condoleezza Rice spoke Thursday at Norwich University. Condoleezza Rice spoke Thursday at Norwich University (Jeb Wallace-Brodeur/AP).

Cross My Heart....

Michelle Obama, seen on a television screen, spoke during the memorial service for poet and author Maya Angelou.Michelle Obama, seen on a television screen, spoke during the memorial service for poet and author Maya Angelou (CHUCK BURTON/ASSOCIATED PRESS)."

Also see: 'My husband kills kids with drones': Michelle Obama's viral pic fuels anti-drone campaign

Those girls have been forgotten because it was all a hoax.

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Leaning Forward

Iraqi families fleeing the violence in northern Nineveh province gathered Wednesday at a Kurdish checkpoint.Iraqi families fleeing the violence in northern Nineveh province gathered Wednesday at a Kurdish checkpoint (Safin Hamed/AFP/Getty Images).

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S***-Eating Smirk

‘‘You were not left behind,’’ said Bob Bergdahl of his son, Bowe. Bergdahl addressed the media in Boise with his wife, Jani.
‘‘You were not left behind,’’ said Bob Bergdahl of his son, Bowe. Bergdahl addressed the media in Boise with his wife, Jani (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger).

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