Wednesday, June 18, 2008

The New York Times building is struck by lightning in New York June 10, 2008. REUTERS/Nic Fulton (UNITED STATES)

People walk past a closed shop during an indefinite strike called by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (Gorkha People's Liberation Front), at Kurseong town, about 32 km (20 miles) south of the northeastern hill resort of Darjeeling June 17, 2008. Protesters shut down the famous Darjeeling hills on Tuesday, threatening its tea and tourism industries, as the Gorkha community pressed its demand for autonomy with an indefinite strike. Gorkhas, who are ethnic Nepalis, are demanding a separate state of "Gorkhaland" be carved out of West Bengal to protect their culture and heritage.

REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri