That's how Michael Feldman, the AP's international photo editor, introduced this photo of a law enforcement officer in Zhengzhou, China. The officer was showing off body armor and a gun that shoots a net to catch dogs.
Meanwhile, a few hundred miles up the road, baseball legend Cal Ripken Jr. has some fun during a clinic he's conducting for kids in Beijing.
-- Eric Carvin
(AP Photo/Maxim Marmur, Pool)
In this image taken south of Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin looks very intense during a visit to a place where thousands were shot at the height of Josef Stalin's purges.