CONE OF NOT SILENCE Mount Mayon, one of the Philippines’ most active volcanoes, rumbled to life Tuesday, spewing room-sized rocks toward nearly 30 surprised climbers. Five people were killed; no evacuations were planned. (Photo: Redemtoristine Monastery via EPA / NBC News)
A building housing several factories making clothing for European and American consumers collapsed into a deadly heap on Wednesday, killing at least 108 workers and injuring at least 1,000 people. The catastrophe comes only five months after a horrific fire at a similar facility prompted leading multinational brands to pledge to work to improve safety in the country’s booming but poorly regulated garment industry. (Photo: AM Ahad / AP via The New York Times; caption via The Times)
Philippine soldiers took parts in events in Manila Monday celebrating the 27th anniversary of the ‘People Power’ revolution that overthrew the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos. (Photo: Noel Celis / AFP-Getty via The Wall Street Journal)
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The New York Times, “Woman Whose Gang Rape Galvanized India Dies.”
No words to express the anger and sadness.
The shame of India.
Smoke rises from the devastation caused at the height of Typhoon Bopha in the coastal town of Boston, Davao Oriental in southern Philippines on Dec. 10. Typhoon Bopha killed 647 people and caused crop damage worth $210 million. The most intense storm to hit the Philippines this year wiped out about 90 percent of three coastal towns in Davao Oriental province and buried an entire town in neighboring Compostela Valley province under mud. (Photo: Erik De Castro / Reuters via NBC News)
A rare cloud formation is seen amidst destroyed banana plantations four days after Typhoon Bopha left at least 600 dead and rendered extensive damage in Compostela Valley, southern Philippines on Saturday. More than 300,000 residents remain homeless. (Photo: Bullitt Marquez / AP via CBS News)
Rescuers carry body bags containing bodies of victims recovered from the debris swept by floodwaters at the height of Typhoon Bopha, in New Bataan, Compostela Valley, southern Philippines on Dec. 7. The death toll from the storm, which struck the island of Mindanao, has surpassed 500, with more than 400 missing; at least 310,000 residents lost their homes. (Photo: Erik De Castro / Reuters via NBC News)
A fire inside a multi-story garment factory outside Dhaka, Bangladesh killed at least 111 people. Most of the workers inside the building died on the first and second floors, where there were not enough exits — and those that did exist did not open to the outside. Bangladesh is the second largest clothes exporter after China, and has a notorious safety record; more than 500 workers have died in factory fires there since 2006. (Photo: Abir Abdullah / EPA via The New York Times)
KISSTORIC President Barack Obama kisses Aung San Suu Kyi following joint remarks at her residence in Yangon, Myanmar. Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to visit the country. (Photo: Jason Reed / Reuters via The Telegraph)
Over a bunch of rocks in the ocean.
(Photo of a Japanese coast guard vessel, right, spraying water on Taiwanese fishing boats while a Taiwanese coast guard ship, left, also sprays water near the Senkaku islands — the ownership of which is disputed between China and Japan — in the east China Sea — by the Yomiuri Shimbun via AFP-Getty / The Guardian)