Tensions are at their highest in years, with the North and the U.S.-backed South demonstrating their military preparedness.
Officials in northwest Pakistan say a suicide bomber has targeted the convoy of a security forces commander, killing 10 people.
A worker throws a sack of shallots to be crushed by a steamroller at a customs base in Belawan, North Sumatra, Indonesia. Nine tons (19,842 lbs) of shallots and garlic illegally imported from Malaysia were destroyed in the event.
Banks opened nearly two weeks after being shutdown amid the island's near-economic collapse.
Former South African president Nelson Mandela is reported to be improving after being hospitalized for a lung infection.
A woman pushes her bicycle through a checkpoint manned by Thai security forces in the troubled southern province of Yala, Thailand.
Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi stood side-by-side with the country's powerful army generals Wednesday during a military parade.
Visitors climb up stairs on the newly opened treetop path in the Masoala Rainforest hall at the zoo in Zurich, Switzerland.
Burma's government has declared a state of emergency in a central region where three days of Buddhist-Muslim clashes have left at least 20 people dead.
Buddhist monks and devotees gather during the inauguration of the 130-foot Lord Buddha statue by Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, at Buddha Park in Rabong in South Sikkim, India.