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Settembre 2012
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1A model displays a Spring/Summer design by Amaya Arzuaga during the Madrid’s Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, in Madrid, Spain. (AP)

2First graders take part in a ceremony marking the start of classes at School No. 507 as part of the traditional opening of the school year known as ‘Day of Knowledge’, in Moscow, Russia. (AP)

3Southern Sudanese people arrive in a barge at the port in Juba, August 31, 2012. According to the International Organization for Migration, approximately 895 people arrived in the latest batch of people to return to the South, following the secession in July 2011 when the South Sudan became an independent state. (Reuters)

4Customers browse dates laid out for sale on vehicles during the Festival of Dates at Buraidah, north of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Reuters)

5Supporters of former Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed clash with soldiers during a protest in Male, Maldives. (Reuters)

6Residents head back home on a boat after a tsunami alert was lifted following a 7.6 magnitude undersea quake in Guiuan, on Samar island in central Philippines. (Reuters)

7Assunta Legnante of Italy wears an eye mask during the Women’s Discus F11/12 classification final at the Olympic Stadium during the London 2012 Paralympic Games. In the F11 category the competitors are completely blind and have a guide when competing. (Reuters)

8A Syrian Air Force fighter jet launches missiles at El Edaa district in country’s northwestern city of Aleppo. (Reuters)

9A Thai Muslim villager looks at birds in cages taking part in an international bird-singing contest in the southern Yala province, Thailand. (Reuters)

10A boom surrounds flooded railcars ts a chemical plant in Braithwaite, Louisiana, USA, in the aftermath of Isaac, August 31, 2012. Isaac is now a tropical depression, with the center on track to cross Arkansas and southern Missouri, spreading rain through the regions. (AP)

11A full moon is seen behind tree branches in Skopje, Macedonia. (AFP)

1Miners and their supporters dance after the miners were released outside the court in Ga Rankuwa near Pretoria, South Africa. South Africa released the first of 270 miners detained more than two weeks ago after police shot and killed 34 of their colleagues during a wildcat strike at Lonmin’s Marikana platinum mine. (Reuters)

2The stage is seen as preparations continue before the start of the Democratic National Convention at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina. (AP)

3Candles and flowers are placed in front of a banner with photographs of victims of the 2004 Beslan school siege during a remembrance event held by the youth movement of the Yabloko political party in St. Petersburg, Russia. (Reuters)

4Great Britain’s Susannah Rodgers adjusts her cap ahead of her women’s 100m freestyle S7 final at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (AP)

5A masked Bahraini anti-government protester adds a tire to a row of others burning in a main street during clashes with riot police in Sitra, Bahrain. Verdicts are expected Tuesday for numerous jailed leaders, medical workers and activists. (AP)

6A sculpture named ‘Awilda’ is pictured at the shore of the Botafogo beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The 12-meters-tall sculpture, created by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa, will take part in the upcoming art project ‘OIR’ (Other Ideas for Rio). (Reuters)

7A woman prays near the extra editions reporting about the death of the Rev. Sun Myung Moon at an Unification Church in Seoul, South Korea. Moon, self-proclaimed messiah who founded Unification Church, died Monday at a church-owned hospital near his home in Gapyeong County, northeast of Seoul. (AP)

8Palestinian girls watch their teacher during a ballet class at a college in Gaza City. (Reuters)

9A Kashmiri woman walks under a garland made of Indian currency notes on display at a market in Srinagar. The garland is valued at 2,000 Indian rupees ($36). The garlands which range from 500-5,000 Indian rupees are traditionally given as presents to bridegrooms during their weddings in the Himalayan region. (Reuters)

10Students attend a graduation ceremony at a university in Mogadishu, Somalia. (Reuters)

11A street artist performs on a pedestrian street in Shanghai, China. (AP)

1Firefighters work to douse a fire in Alvaiazere, central Portugal. Portugal’s Civil Protection Service says firefighters have extinguished two major forest blazes that raced across thick woodland for more than 30 hours and claimed the life of one person. (AP)

2Passengers wait at a terminal during a strike of Lufthansa airline at Frankfurt airport, Germany. A union representing Lufthansa flight attendants escalated a bitter pay dispute, calling members out on strike at three German airports, including the two biggest, Frankfurt and Munich. (AP)

3A seafood stew cooking at a Labor Day barbecue to celebrate the return of students to the campus of University of Massachusetts Amherst, Massachusetts, 03 September, 2012. Chefs at the university set a new Guinness World Record by cooking the 6,656-pound seafood stew in the same custom-built, 1-ton, 14-foot frying pan used last year to set a Guinness Record of 4,010 pounds for the world’s largest stir-fry. (AP Photo/University of Massachusetts Amherst)

4Children flee renewed fighting between Congolese army and M23 rebels near the eastern Congolese city of Goma. (Reuters)

5Workers collect white grapes in the vineyards of the famed Chateau Haut Brion, a Premier Grand Cru des Graves, during the grape harvest in Pessac-Leognan, near Bordeaux, southwestern France. (AP)

6A man dances during a Reed Dance at a Queen Mother’s Royal Palace in Mbabane, Swaziland, September 3, 2012. The annual event brings unmarried girls from all over Swaziland to pay homage to the Swazi Queen Mother, Ntombi Thwala. In recent years Swazi King, Mswati III, has also used the occasion to select a new wife. (AP)

7Supporters of India’s main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party push through a barricade as police use water canons to disperse them during a demonstration in favor of carving a separate state of Telangana from Andhra Pradesh state, in New Delhi. (AP)

8Swedish submarine HMS Neptun is towed to its final resting place at a Naval museum in Karlskrona, southern Sweden. The HMS Neptun was launched in 1978 and mothballed at the turn of the century. (Reuters)

9Priscilla Presley, ex-wife of the late Elvis Presley, speaks at the opening of the exhibition ”The Elvis Experience” in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The two-month exhibit puts Elvis’ personal items and memorabilia on display for the public. (AP)

10An elderly Sri Lankan laborer pushes a cart as it rains in Colombo. (AP)

11Actor Sousuke Takaoka during the photocall of the movie ‘The Millennial Rapture’ at the 69th Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy. (Reuters)

1An African penguin being washed by staff at the South African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds after it was found covered in oil on Robben Island near Cape Town, South Africa. Around 55 penguins have been found covered in oil from a spillage by the Turkish bulk carrier the Seli One. (AP)

2U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton attends a press conference at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. (AP)

3A Greenpeace activist, dressed as a polar bear, sits inside a police car after being detained outside Gazprom’s headquarters in Moscow, Russia. Russian and international environmentalists are protesting against Gazprom’s plans to pioneer oil drilling in the Arctic. (AP)

4U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama is cheered as she addresses the first session of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, September 4, 2012. (Reuters)

5An Emirati man checks the stand of Emirati firm Tawazun Adnaced Defense Systems on the first day of the Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian exhibition, which offers visitors the chance to enjoy camel auctions and traditional hunting and equestrian activities. (AFP)

6A Tibetan activists waves a Tibetan flag from a electric pole during a protest outside Qutub Minar during Chinese Defense Minister Liang Guanglie’s visit to the monument in New Delhi, India. (AFP)

7Ground staff dry the court at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York. (Reuters)

8Visitors adhere circular stickers in a room installation at the exhibition ‘Dot.Systems – from Pointillism to Pixel’ by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama at the Wilhelm-Hack Museum in Ludwigshafen, Germany. The installation was created by all the visitors who attached the colorful stickers. (AP)

9Britain’s David Anthony reacts to scoring a goal against the U.S. during the pool phase group A wheelchair rugby match between Britain and the U.S. at the London 2012 Paralympic Games at the Olympic Park Basketball Arena in east London. (AFP)

1A boy looks at an art installation made of unwanted toys at the solo exhibition of Japanese artist Hiroshi Fuji, known for his creations that recycle unwanted toys and waste materials, in Tokyo. More than 100,000 unwanted toys collected by social groups across Japan for the past 13 years were used in the exhibition. (Reuters)

2A tow truck with the car where four people were shot dead leaves the site of killings near Chevaline, French Alps. A 4-year-old British girl hid for eight hours beneath the bodies of slain family members in the back of their car in a nearby forest, before she was discovered by investigators. Three people – a man and two women – had been shot to death, as was a French cyclist whose body was found nearby. (AP)

3Former U.S. President Bill Clinton bows to President Barack Obama, right, after Clinton’s speech to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, September 5, 2012. (AP)

4Mine workers sing and dance as they welcome their colleagues after they were released from prison, at Lonmin Platinum Mine near Rustenburg, South Africa. (AP)

5Russian President Vladimir Putin flies in a motorized hang glider alongside two Siberian white cranes, on the Yamal Peninsula. (AP)

6U.S. actress Vanessa Hudgens poses on the red carpet for the movie ‘Spring Breakers’ during the 69th Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy. (Reuters)

7A school bus after it crashed on a farm in the Swiss village of Grenilles. The bus carried 80 children, 30 of them were treated on the spot and twelve others with only minor injuries were transported to the hospital. (AFP)

8The peloton rides during the 18th stage of the Tour of Spain ‘La Vuelta’ cycling race between Aguilar de Campoo and Valladolid. (Reuters)

9People run for cover as smoke rises from the site of a fire at a fireworks factory on the outskirts of Sivakasi, about 500 kilometers (310 miles) southwest of Chennai, India, September 5, 2012. (AP)

10People look at a three-ton cake in the resort city of Baguio, in northern Philippines. The cake, capable of feeding 18,000 people, is part of the annual culinary and tourism show by the Hotel and Restaurant Association of Baguio city, says local media. (Reuters)

1Villagers stand in neck-deep water in a protest against the state government’s move to increase water levels of regional dams, causing flooding of their farmland, at Khandwa village of the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. (AFP)

2Thousands of protesters show their refusal for the launch of national education in schools as they take part in a demonstration outside government headquarters in Hong Kong. (Reuters)

3Texas Rangers’ Ian Kinsler, bottom left, beats the tag by Kansas City Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas after hitting a triple during the 10th inning of a baseball game, September 6, 2012, in Kansas City, Missour. (AP)

4People run as falling rocks land near their vehicle after the area was hit by earthquake in Zhaotong town, Yiliang County, southwest China’s Yunnan Province. A series of earthquakes collapsed houses and triggered landslides in a remote mountainous part of southwestern China where damage was preventing rescues and communications were disrupted. (AP)

5A Saluki dog wearing a gold collar takes part in the Arabian Saluki beauty contest at the Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian exhibtion in the Emirati capital. (AFP)

6NATO-led peacekeepers in Kosovo (KFOR) stand at attention during a KFOR change of command ceremony in Pristina, Kosovo. (AFP)

7An Indonesian carries buckets of water he collected from a dried up lake in Gunung Kidul, central Java. Some parts in the densely populated island have been hit by drought, forcing villagers to walk miles to find water. (AP)

8Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany is reflected in a firefighter helmet, during the second free practice at the Monza Formula One circuit, in Monza, Italy. (AP)

9American singer and songwriter Taylor Swift performs at the MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles, September 6, 2012. (AP)

1U.S. team members hold the trophy after defeating Germany to win the U20 women’s World Cup soccer final in Tokyo, Japan. (AP)

2An Afghan boy stands in front of a picture of slain national hero Ahmad Shah Massoud on the monument built in memory of him on his 11th death anniversary in Kabul. (Reuters)

3Leaders attend the the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ meeting in Vladivostok, Russia. (AP)

4Kites take flight during the 17th edition of the International Kite Festival in Dieppe, northern France. The event held until September 16 gathers thousand of people from 40 different countries. (AFP)

5A Pakistani police official and a Christian volunteer escort a young Christian girl accused of blasphemy, towards a helicopter following her release from central prison on the outskirts of Rawalpindi. A jail official says that a young Christian girl accused burning pages of the Islam’s holy book has been freed from a jail. (AP)

6Men participate in the building of a 32.5-meter tall tower made of ‘Lego’ toy pieces in Prague, Czech Republic. A Danish Lego engineer, with the help of Czech children, beat the previous world record for a Lego tower by 30 cms. The previous record was set in Winsdor, Great Britain, on July 6, 2012. (AFP)

7Bavarian farmers handle a cow in Pfronten, about 160km (100 miles) south of Munich, Germany. At the end of the summer season, farmers move their herds down from the Alps to the valley into winter pastures. (Reuters)

8Firefighters shout slogans as they hold a banner reading ‘Help!!’ during a protest in the northern Greek port city of Thessaloniki. Greece, in the grip of a severe recession for the fifth straight year, is still struggling to avoid bankruptcy by imposing harsh austerity measures. (AP)

9Gamal Mubarak, a onetime heir apparent to the Egyptian Presidency, sits behind bars at the second session of his trial on charges of insider trading in Cairo Criminal Court in Cairo. (AP)

10Daryl Janmaat of the Netherlands is kicked by Arda Turan of Turkey during their 2014 World Cup qualifying soccer match in Amsterdam, Netherlands, September 7, 2012. (Reuters)

1Villagers run past a landslide area as high winds cause rocks to continue falling after a series of earthquakes hit Yiliang County, Yunnan Province, China on September 7. (AFP)

2A resident displays used bullet cartridges after an attack in Kilelengwani village in Tana River Delta in Kenya’s coastal region. Hundreds of armed raiders killed at least 38 villagers and torched more than 150 houses in the latest fighting between rival tribes in a dispute over land and water. (Reuters)

3A poster decorates a street near Mohammed Al-Amin mosque in Beirut, Lebanon. Pope Benedict XVI will begin a three-day visit to Lebanon on Friday. The poster in Arabic reads: ‘I give you my peace.’ (AP)

4Workers are seen near an open reactor with fuel rods in a water pool inside the nuclear power plant Leibstadt during a yearly revision, near the northern Swiss town Leibstadt. (Reuters)

5Palestinian police clash with Palestinian demonstrators during a protest in Hebron. Demonstrators fed up with high prices and unpaid salaries shuttered shops, halted traffic with burning tires and closed schools throughout the West Bank in the largest show of popular discontent with the governing Palestinian Authority in its 18-year history. (AP)

6A NASA handout photo shows the three left wheels of the Mars rover ‘Curiosity’ combined in two images that were taken by the rover’s Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) on September 9, 2012. In the distance is the lower slope of Mount Sharp. (Reuters/NASA/JPL-Caltech/Malin Space Science Systems)

7A British Airways jet, with the words ‘Thank You’ written on it underside, flies over the Queen Victoria Monument outside Buckingham Palace during a parade for British Olympic and Paralympic athletes in London. Tens of thousands of Britons took to the streets Monday to cheer the athletes, celebrating a summer of spectacular sport that surprised even the most optimistic by lifting the host nation’s mood.

8North Korean commuters read a public copy of the daily newspaper as they wait on the subway platform for the train to arrive at the metro station in Pyongyang. (AP)

9Visitors to the National September 11 Memorial walk below the rising towers 1 World Trade Center, left, and 4 World Trade Center in New York City. Tuesday will mark the 11th anniversary of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. (AP)

10Afghan national police officers march during a graduation ceremony at a National Police training center in Laghman province, east of Kabul, Afghanistan. Over 148 officers graduated after receiving 4 months of training. (AP)

11A Thai worker stands outside a new hamburger shop during its renovation in Bangkok. (AP)

1Roses and a flag left by mourners adorn the names of victims of 9/11 during a ceremony marking the 11th anniversary of the attacks at the National September 11 Memorial at the World Trade Center site in New York. (AP)

2Members of Japan’s Self-Defense Force’s honor guard prepare for a ceremony for Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda at the Defense Ministry in Tokyo. (Reuters)

3Motor boats are trapped in the dry Praski Port on the Vistula river, in Warsaw, Poland. The water level of Polish rivers fell drastically due to lack of rain for weeks, causing water supply problems in the south of the country. (AP)

4Syrian women walk past a pile of garbage left on a roadside in Aleppo. (AP)

5Prince William Duke of Cambridge and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, view an orchid hybrid named after Diana, Princess of Wales during a tour the Orchid Garden within the Singapore Botanical Gardens in Singapore. The Duke and Duchess are on their first stop of a 10 day tour of Southeast Asia and the South Pacific on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II to commemorate her Diamond Jubilee. (AP)

6Protesters hold onto their position during an eviction process from the HSBC bank headquarters area in Hong Kong. Hong Kong ‘Occupy’ protesters scuffled with bailiffs who began evicting them from their camp outside the Asian headquarters of HSBC. (AFP)

7A Bangladeshi boat man attempts to make his way through hyacinth on the Buriganga river in Dhaka. (AFP)

8Protesters destroy an American flag pulled down from the U.S. embassy in Cairo. Egyptian protesters, largely ultra conservative Islamists, climbed the walls of the U.S. embassy, went into the courtyard and brought down the flag, replacing it with a black flag with Islamic inscription, in protest of a film deemed offensive of Islam. (AP)

9President Vladimir Putin, foreground left, speaks as he meets with the national paralympic team in Moscow’s Kremlin. Russia’s paralympic team returned from London after taking part in the Paralympic Games 2012. (AP)

1President Barack Obama, accompanied by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, meets with State Department personnel in the courtyard of the State Department in Washington, after speaking at the White House concerning the recent deaths of Americans in Libya, including Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens. (AP)

2Conservative Muslims demonstrate outside the U.S. embassy in Tunis, Tunisia, to demand the closure of the embassy. The American embassies in Algeria and Tunisia warned of more protests, following attacks by protesters in neighboring Libya in which the U.S. ambassador and three embassy staff were killed. (AP)

3Palestinian youths practice their parkour skills in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip. Some youths, aged between 12 and 23 years old, in Gaza are training in parkour, a physical discipline of movement focused on overcoming obstacles, which was developed in France. (Reuters)

4Exiled Tibetans listen to a speaker during a peaceful prostration march on the road leading to the U.N. Information Center in New Delhi, India. (AP)

5Maryam Aslam weeps while enquiring about her missing brother who worked in a garment factory, in Karachi, Pakistan. Pakistani officials say the death toll from devastating factory fires that broke out in two major cities has killed hundreds. (AP)

6People watch workers cutting down a pine tree, the so-called ‘miracle pine’ that survived last year’s tsunami, to give it anti-decay treatments and replant it in Rikuzentakata, Japan. The city of Rikuzentakata estimates the project, aimed at restoring the tree as a symbol of the city’s reconstruction, will cost about 150 million yen ($1.9 million). (AFP)

7Riot policemen clash with protesters during a demonstration in the streets of Santiago, Chile, after the commemoration of the 39th anniversary of President Salvador Allende’s death which occurred during the military coup d’etat led by general Augusto Pinochet. (AFP)

8A homeless man sleeps on stairs in front of a billboard in the center of the Ukrainian capital Kyiv. (AFP)

9School children wave British flags as they wait for the arrival of Prince Williams and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, at Gardens by the Bay in Singapore. (AP)

10San Francisco Giants center fielder Angel Pagan, left, Gregor Blanco, center, and Hunter Pence, right, celebrate a 9-8 victory over the Colorado Rockies following a baseball game, September 11, 2012, in Denver, Colorado, USA. (AP)

1Yemeni protesters try to break through the U.S. embassy in Sana’a during a protest over a film mocking Islam. Yemeni forces managed to drive out angry protesters while police fired warning shots to disperse thousands of people as they approached the main gate of the embassy. (AFP)

2A back side wall of a local mobile phone shop is covered with old cellphones in Tokyo, Japan. (AP)

3The collapsed cupola of Haiti’s National Palace crashes to the ground during its demolition in Port-au-Prince, September 12, 2012. Two and a half years after a devastating earthquake ravaged Haiti, demolition began at the National Palace. (Reuters)

4Stonework of the National Cathedral frames a tribute to U.S. astronaut Neil Armstrong during a service in Washington. Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, died August 25. (Reuters)

5A Nepalese artist has his face painted during a protest outside the Katmandu District administration office in Katmandu. The protesting artists alleged that their fellow artist Manish Harijan had received death threats from activists of Nepal-based World Hindu Federation after the aritist displayed combo images of Hindu deities and Western superheroes. (AP)

6Forest fires on the Arjuna and Welirang mountains are seen from the Pecalukan village of the Pasuruhan district in Indonesia’s East Java province. (Reuters)

7A woman uses a pair of scissors to cut the face of a man who was accused of theft in Tactic, in Alta Verapaz region, about 189km (117 miles) from Guatemala City. (Reuters)

8The Mars Hand Lens Imager on NASA’s Curiosity rover, with the Martian landscape in the background (NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS)

9(L-R) Britain’s Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Malaysia’s King Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah and his wife Queen Haminah Hamidun and Britain’s Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, pose together for a picture during an official dinner at the royal residence, the Istana Negara, in Kuala Lumpur. (AFP)

10Audience watch a model during the J. Mendel Spring/Summer 2013 show at New York Fashion Week, September 12, 2012. (Reuters)

1Chinese shaolin monks perform shaolin kung fu martial arts as part of a martial art exhibition at the U.N. headquarters in Vienna, Austria. (AFP)

2Russian cosmonauts Evgeniy Tarelkin (R), Oleg Novitskiy (C) and NASA astronaut Kevin Ford look out from a Soyuz capsule during a training session at the Star City space center outside Moscow. (Reuters)

3A model presents a design by Bora Aksu during his Spring/Summer 2013 show at London Fashion Week in London. (AP)

4A Tunisian protester is engulfed in tear gas smokes during a protest outside the U.S. embassy in Tunis against a film mocking Islam. (AFP)

5Pope Benedict XVI attends a welcome ceremony at Rafik Hariri international airport, in Beirut, Lebanon. Pope Benedict XVI arrived in Lebanon to urge peace at a time of great turmoil in the Middle East region. (AP)

6Xavante Indians and Kraho tribesmen compete in a race carrying a wood log during the ’7th Meeting and Exhibition of the Peoples of Cerrado’ at the Memorial of Indigenous Peoples in Brasilia, Brazil, September 13, 2012. (Reuters)

7People participate in a mass floating event in the Dead Sea, Israel. Hundreds took part in the event to raise environmental awareness for the ailing sea, located at the earth’s lowest point. (Reuters)

8A monk feeds pigeons near Boudhanath Stupa in Katmandu, Nepal. (AP)

9Lava flows from the Volcan de Fuego, or Volcano of Fire, as seen from the town of Palin, south of Guatemala City, September 13, 2012. The long-simmering volcano exploded with a series of powerful eruptions outside one of Guatemala’s most famous tourist attractions, hurling thick clouds of ash and spewing rivers of lava down its flanks. (AP)

10South Korean rapper Psy performs his massive K-pop hit ‘Gangnam Style’ live on NBC’s ‘Today’ show in New York. (AP)

1Faithful wave Lebanese and Vatican City flags amidst confetti upon Pope Benedict XVI’s arrival in his pope mobile at the Baabda Presidential Palace near Beirut. (Reuters)

2Nakoula Basseley Nakoula (C) is escorted out of his home by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s officers in Cerritos, California. Nakoula, a California man convicted of bank fraud has been escorted to an interview with federal officers probing possible probation violations stemming from the making of an anti-Islam video that has triggered violent protests in the Muslim world, police said. (Reuters)

3Unification Church honor guards carry a coffin containing the body of the late Rev. Sun Myung Moon, the controversial founder of the Unification Church, after his funeral service at the CheongShim Peace World Center in Gapyeong, South Korea. (AP)

4A man is arrested by police at Lonmin’s Marikana mine in South Africa’s North West Province. Police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse miners rallying in Marikana after raids on their hostels to seize arms. (Reuters)

5U.S. Navy personnel carry the cremains of Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong during a burial at sea service aboard the USS Philippine Sea, September 14, 2012, in the Atlantic Ocean. (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

6A marooned resident peers from his upper floor window with his cat following flooding which was spawned by typhoon Sanba at San Juan city, East of Manila, Philippines. (AP)

7A man tries to climb over police lines during an anti-Japanese protest over the Diaoyu islands issue, known as the Senkaku islands in Japanese, outside the Japanese Embassy in Beijing, China. (AFP)

8Calgary Stampeders LaMarcus Coker (R) is tackled by Winnipeg Blue Bombers Marcellus Bowman during the first half of their CFL football game in Calgary, Alberta, September 14, 2012. (Reuters)

9A mole on dirt in the French northern city of Godewaersvelde (AFP)

1High waves generated by Typhoon Sanba beat upon a coast in Yeosu, about 460 km south of Seoul, South Korea. Tens of thousands of people were forced to evacuate and hundreds of travel services were cancelled as Sanba made landfall. (Reuters/Office of Yeosu City)

2A Occupy Wall Street activist marches with demonstrators through the financial district in New York City during the one-year anniversary of the movement. (Reuters)

3A Libyan woman, Salwa Bugaighis, carries a wreath with a photo of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens on it as she and others gather to pay their respect to the victims of the Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. (AP)

4A man takes a photograph of a large banner adorning the front of Beijing’s Silk Street Market declaring that the famous knock-off designer ware store refuses ‘to sell Japanese goods’ due to issues over the disputed East China Sea islands. Some Japanese firms have temporarily shut factories and shops in China after angry protests over the territorial dispute. (Reuters)

5The Soyuz TMA-04M capsule carrying the International Space Station (ISS) crew of U.S. astronaut Joseph Acaba and Russian cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Sergei Revin lands near the town of Arkalyk in northern Kazakhstan. (Reuters)

6Muslim protesters clash with police in front of the U.S. embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia. Teargas and water cannons were used by police to disperse hundreds of demonstrators protesting against a film mocking the Prophet Muhammad. (Reuters)

7Public transport workers raise their hands as they march protesting during a partial national rail strike in Barcelona, Spain. Hundreds of train services were canceled as rail and subway workers protest wage cuts and reforms. (AP)

8A woman looks out from the stand of Carl Zeiss on the press day of the world’s largest fair for imaging in Cologne, Germany. More than 1,200 exhibitors from 45 countries will show their latest products at the Photokina 2012 from September 18-23. (Reuters)

9An aerial view at dusk shows the illuminated Marina Bay Street Circuit ahead of the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix. The F1 night race will take place from September 21-23. (Reuters)

10Work by French artist JR is seen displayed on the roof of a pedestrian bridge in Hong Kong. The French street ‘photograffeur’ is in Hong Kong for his first solo exhibition to open on September 18, 2012. (AFP)

1Burma’s democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi upon arriving at Voice of America in Washington, D.C. (Jim Stevenson/VOA)

2A large U.S. flag waves in gusty winds and pedestrians cross the street under red streetlights in Newark, New Jersey. A tornado watch has been issued for parts of New Jersey, New York City and New York’s lower Hudson Valley until 7 p.m. The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center says lightning, hail and wind gusts up to 70 mph are possible. (AP)

3A Bangladeshi child laborer carries empty bottles at a plastic bottle recycling center in Dhaka. (AP)

4Firefighters work to extinguish flames on a government vehicle after it was set on fire by Kashmiri protesters in Srinagar, India as part of widespread anger across the Muslim world about a film ridiculing Islam’s Prophet Muhammad. (AP)

5The artifacts in the Vistula riverbed revealed by low water levels are pictured with a power plant in the background in Warsaw, Poland. A huge cargo of elaborate marble stonework that sank to the bottom of Poland’s Vistula river four centuries ago has re-appeared after a drought and record-low water levels. (Reuters)

6Afghan police and officials walk at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul. A suicide bomber blew himself up alongside a minivan carrying foreigners on a major highway leading to the international airport in the Afghan capital, police said, killing at least 10 people, including nine foreigners. (AFP)

7Space shuttle Endeavour is seen atop NASA’s Shuttle Carrier Aircraft or SCA at the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, September 17, 2012. The SCA, a modified 747 jetliner, will fly Endeavour to Los Angeles where it will be placed on public display at the California Science Center. (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

8Britain’s Prince William and his wife Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, dance during a ‘fatale’, a singing and dancing event, in Funafuti on Tuvalu. (AFP)

9Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, right, and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Economy Maxime Verhagen, left, at the opening of the new parliamentary year by Dutch Queen Beatrix with a speech outlining the government’s plans for its 2013 budget in The Hague, Netherlands. (AP)

1White prayer ribbons festoon a cedar tree on a mountainside in the Altai Republic, Russia. Following shamanistic beliefs of the White Faith, travelers tie white ribbons to tree branches for good luck. (Vera Undritz/VOA)

2Tawangmangu waterfall, one of the popular tourist attractions in Solo, central Java in Indonesia (Photo: Hosea/VOA reader)

3Members of the Amish community enter the U.S. Federal Courthouse in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Jurors are beginning a third day of deliberations in the trial of 16 people accused of hate crimes in hair- and beard-cutting attacks against fellow Amish in Ohio. (AP)

4Bangladeshi men row during a traditional boat race in the Buriganga River in Dhaka. (AP)

5A man carries salvageable materials among debris of destroyed houses after a pre-dawn fire engulfed a slum area in Manila, Philippines. (AFP)

6A man takes a photograph of portraits of former U.S. president George W. Bush and current U.S. president Barack Obama, during the exhibition Faces of Power, by Greek photo artist Platon Antoniou, shown at the Photokina 2012, in Cologne, Germany. (AP)

7Local trade union members display rotis, or Indian bread, during a protest against Foreign Direct Investment in Allahabad, India. A key ally of India’s ruling coalition withdrew its support from the government to protest recent economic reforms, including a move to open the country’s huge retail sector. (AP)

8The powerful primary mirrors of the James Webb Space Telescope will be able to detect the light from distant galaxies. The manufacturer of those mirrors, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. of Boulder, Colorado, recently celebrated their successful efforts as mirror segments were packed up in special shipping canisters (cans) for shipping to NASA. The Webb telescope has 21 mirrors, with 18 primary mirror segments working together as one large 21.3-foot (6.5-meter) primary mirror. (Ball Aerospace)

9An Israeli mobile artillery piece drives through sandy terrain during a military exercise in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, north of Israel. (AFP)

10People help each other to cross the street during a heavy wind storm in Montevideo, Uruguay. According to local media, the storm winds could have reached speeds of over 180 km per hour (112 mph). (Reuters)

11A pigeon flies in front a fountain during a sunny day in central Donetsk, Ukraine. (Reuters)

12Space shuttle Endeavour mounted atop NASA’s Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, or SCA takes to the sky from the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The SCA, a modified 747 jetliner, will fly Endeavour to Houston and then to Los Angeles where it will be placed on public display at the California Science Center. This is the final ferry flight scheduled in the Space Shuttle Program era. (NASA/Kim Shiflett)

1A Brazilian police sharp-shooter secures a position atop a school building in front of the Rocinha shantytown, where Rio de Janeiro’s government started the installation of the Pacifier Police Unit project. Brazilian authorities stepped up a pacification drive in Rio’s largest shantytown, nearly doubling the police presence in a hillside favela overlooking the city’s most famous beaches. (AFP)

2Men wearing cardboard hats, depicting Apple’s new iPhone 5, wait for the release of the phone near Apple Store Ginza in Tokyo, Japan. (Reuters)

3On a cool autumn evening, a mountain lake in the Altai Republic, Russia, carries the reflections of high mountain slopes where the first snows of winter have already fallen. These high altitudes are home to the snow leopard and its prey, the Argali sheep, the world’s largest mountain sheep. (Vera Undritz/VOA)

4Bangladeshi fire fighters and residents try to control a fire at the Begunbari slum in Dhaka. The cause of the fire in which at least 500 shanties were gutted is not known. (AP)

5African penguins gather to keep warm as others are fed sardines by staff at the South African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds after they were recently found covered in oil on Robben Island, Cape Town, South Africa. Some two hundred penguins were found covered in oil following a spillage by a stricken bulk carrier. (AP)

6Philippine National Police officers and SWAT members try to arrest resisting informal settlers during demolition of their shanties at suburban Taguig city, east of Manila, Philippines. (AP)

7Morning fog raises from vineyards near Escherndorf, southern Germany. (AFP)

8Bubble artist Melody Yang looks through bubbles that she created on a table during a demonstration in Vancouver, British Columbia. The demonstration was prior to her father Fan attempting a world record for the number of people inside a bubble. (Reuters)

1Nobel Prize laureates Eric Maskin, Rich Roberts and Dudley Herschbach lean over behind a mini Eiffel Tower during a performance at the Ig Nobel Prize ceremony at Harvard University, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. (AP)

2Iranian army troops march in a military parade in front of the mausoleum of the late revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini, just outside Tehran, Iran, commemorating the start of the Iraq-Iran war 32 years ago. (AP)

3Journalists stand in front of the panorama print ‘The Wall’ by artist Yadegar Asisi during a preview in Berlin, Germany. The huge 15 meters high and 60 meters wide panorama of the Berlin Wall will be on display for the public from Sept. 23, 2012 for about a year near the former Checkpoint Charlie. (AP)

4Roofs of houses and buildings in the crowded city of Ho Chin Min, Vietnam (Photo: Vi Thao Tran/Vietnam/VOA reader)

5Apple Store employees create a tunnel for customers as they are allowed into the shop to buy the new iPhone 5 smartphone while a customer (top L) leaves with a new phone on the day of its release at Covent Garden in London. (AFP)

6Warriors take part in a Maori welcoming ceremony for U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta at the Government House in Auckland, New Zealand. (Reuters)

7Pakistani protesters topple a shipping container that police used to block the road to the U.S. consulate in Lahore, Pakistan. Tens of thousands protested around the country against an amateurish anti-Muslim film produced in the United States. (AP)

8Women in national Belarusian costumes perform on stage during the Dazhynki harvest festival in the town of Gorki, some 270 km (168 miles) east of Minsk. (Reuters)

9Socialite Daphne Guinness arrives at the New York City Ballet Fall Gala honoring fashion designer Valentino Garavani at Lincoln Center in New York, September 20, 2012. (AP)

1A Russian policeman stands as supporters of the Russian Communist Party are reflected in windows during a rally against rising utility bills in Moscow. (AFP)

2The space shuttle Endeavour and its 747 carrier aircraft soar off the California coast near Ventura as it heads to the Los Angeles area during the final portion of its tour of California, September 21, 2012. (NASA/Jim Ross)

3Spectators look to the sky with cameras and other devices as the space shuttle Endeavour flies over prior to landing at Los Angeles International Airport, September 21, 2012. (NASA/Paul E. Alers)

4City residents gather potatoes at a field in a state-owned farm near the village of Krynitsa, some 50 km (31 miles) northwest of Minsk, Belarus. The residents help harvest the state-owned farm, and in turn, receive one compensatory sack of potatoes at the end of the day. (Reuters)

5A woman dances at the Teej Program organized at Nuwakot Arghakhanchi, a remote district in Nepal, September 21, 2012. Teej is a fasting festival for Hindu women. It is mainly celebrated in Nepal and India. (Photo: Mehar Singh KC/Nepal/VOA reader)

6Workmen put the finishing touches on a giant flower pot in Tiananmen Square as the city prepares for the upcoming 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China in Beijing. (AFP)

7Chelsea’s Spanish striker Fernando Torres sees his attempt saved by Stoke City’s Bosnian goalkeeper Asmir Begovic (R) during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Stoke City at Stamford Bridge in London. (AFP)

8Revelers toast after getting the first beer in the traditional one-liter ‘Masskrug’ beer mugs at the opening day of the Munich Oktoberfest at the Theresienwiese in Munich, Germany. (Reuters)

9Motorcyclists demonstrate against the European Commission’s proposal for annual vehicle inspections for motorcycles on European Protest Day in Brussels, Belgium. (Reuters)

10A participant dressed in a bird costume takes flight during the 2012 Taiwan Birdman competition in New Taipei City, Taiwa. Sixty teams and 280 competitors were registered for the human-powered flight competition. (AP)

1Smoke from a wildfire engulfs a hillside next to a house in Pedralba near Valencia, Spain. (Reuters)

2Sri Lankan Muslims shout slogans during a protest outside the U.S. Embassy in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Thousands of Sri Lankan Muslims protested against the film ‘Innocence of Muslims’ that ridicules Islam’s Prophet Muhammad. (AP)

3A Free Syrian Army fighter, carrying a weapon on his back, plays a guitar as he walks through a street near Aleppo, Syria. (Reuters)

4A boy sits atop belongings on what was left of his family’s house after a small tornado damaged some 50 houses in Quezon City, Manila, Philippines. (Reuters)

5People help each other cross a square during strong wind in central Brussels, Belgium. According to local media, the wind was expected to possibly reach speeds of over 80 km per hour on Monday. (Reuters)

6Several dozen fishing boats flying Taiwanese national flags set out from Suao harbor, northeastern Taiwan, to disputed islands in the East China Sea. The islands, called Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China, are controlled by Japan but also claimed by China and Taiwan, and have been a key part of simmering regional tensions over rival territorial claims. (AP)

7An inflated official mascot of the 2014 World Cup is seen at the Esplanade of Ministries in Brasilia, Brazil. FIFA says the mascot represents the three-banded armadillo, an endangered species indigenous to Brazil. (Reuters)

8Ultra-Orthodox Jews of the Hassidic sect Vizhnitz gather on a hill overlooking the Mediterranean Sea as they participate in a Tashlich ceremony in Herzeliya, Israel. Tashlich, which means ‘to cast away’ in Hebrew, is the practice by which Jews go to a large flowing body of water and symbolically ‘throw away’ their sins by throwing a piece of bread, or similar food, into the water before Yom Kippur. (AP)

9A 3.5-meter-high sculpture by Yue Minjun, one of China’s leading contemporary artists, is displayed during ‘The Tao of Laughter’ exhibition in Hong Kong. Yue’s first Hong Kong public art exhibition will be open to all September 24-October 23. (Reuters)

10More than 1,000 buffalo thunder across the prairie during the 47th annual Buffalo Roundup in western South Dakota’s Custer State Park. Event organizers estimate that more than 14,000 people attended the event. (AP)

11Inmates wear shoes they made from recycled materials during the fashion segment of an event celebrating the first days of Spring at a prison for women in Lima, Peru. The event is part of a program that aims to help prisoners reduce stress and build self-confidence. (AP)

1Change of the guard at the Forbidden City in Beijing, China (AFP)

2Burma’s democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi receives a traditional Chin shawl before speaking in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Fort Wayne is home to one of the largest Burmese communities in the United States. (AP)

3Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney steps to the podium after an introduction by former President Bill Clinton at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York. (AP)

4Thirty penguins walk to the ocean during their release by workers from the South African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds, on the outskirts of the city of Cape Town, South Africa. Over 200 penguins were found covered in oil following a spillage by a stricken bulk carrier the Seli 1 were washed clean of oil, fed and restored to health. (AP)

5Kuwaiti protesters listen during a rally, sitting on the lawn of the Parliament building in Kuwait City, September 24, 2012. Thousands of Kuwaitis held a protest rally ahead of a court decision on an electoral law they fear could weaken the chances of opposition candidates in the next parliamentary vote. (Reuters)

6South Korean Special Army soldiers demonstrate their martial arts skills during a rehearsal for upcoming the 64th anniversary of Armed Forces Day at the Gyeryong military headquarters in Gyeryong. (AP)

7Police drive past smoke from teargas in Kireka Trading Center, a suburb in Kampala, as they attempt to arrest opposition member of parliament Semujju Nganda, when he tries to hold a rally to address the residents about the high insecurity in the area. (AFP)

8Volunteers take part in a flash mob to mark the 500 days before Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the WTs (All Russian Exhibition Center) in Moscow. (AFP)

9A market, locally known as 5 Day market, which rotates every five days around the villages, in Inle, Shan State in eastern part of Burma. Hill tribe people come down to the market to buy and sell goods, including their hand-made items. (Zaw Yar Zar Tun/Burma/VOA reader)

10Syrian firefighters extinguish a fire in a damaged school after a bomb attack in Damascus. Several bombs went off inside a school in the capital that activists say was being used by regime forces as a security headquarters. (AP Photo/SANA)

11Protesters march to the parliament against austerity measures announced by the Spanish government, in Madrid, Spain. (AP)

12Workers clean church bells at the Cathedral of Brasilia, Brazil. (Reuters)

13Bulgarian Roma women react as an excavator demolishes their house in a Roma suburb in the town of Maglizh, some 260km (161miles) east of Sofia. Municipal authorities started demolishing some 30 illegally built shacks and houses in the suburb. (Reuters)

14Coffee cherries are grown using a water efficient drip irrigation system at the Buon Ma Thuot farm in Vietnam. (Daniel Schearf/VOA)

15Surfers wait for waves as dolphins jump around at Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia. Dolphins are a common sight along Sydney’s world famous beaches, as they venture close to shore in search of small fish. (Reuters)

1A gust of wind blows as Pope Benedict XVI speaks during his weekly audience in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican. (Reuters)

2South Korean President Lee Myung-bak (in car, R) and Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin (in car, L) review the troops during a ceremony to mark the 64th Korea Armed Forces Day, which falls on October 1, at the military headquarters in Gyeryong, about 140 km (87 miles) south of Seoul. (Reuters)

3A fire bomb explodes among riot police during a nationwide general strike in Athens. Police clashed with protesters hurling petrol bombs and bottles in central part of the city after an anti-government rally called as part of a general strike in Greece turned violent. (AP)

4Students throw their caps after the graduation ceremony at the Hamburg School of Business Administration in Hamburg, Germany. (Reuters)

5People conduct rescue operations after a bus plunged into the Purna River in Maharashtra’s Buldhana district, about 600 km (372 miles) northwest of Mumbai, India. (Reuters)

6The Lebanese Army Airborne Division takes part in a mock ambush of a tank convoy during a drill in the area of Ouyoun al-Siman in the Lebanese mountains. (AFP)

7An eight-meter minke whale is seen washed up on the beach at Druridge, northern England. The whale was euthanized by a vet after rescuers were unable to save its life. (Reuters)

8Insects are seen on a concrete post on a flooded street in Ha Tinh, Nghe An province in the central Viet Nam in September. (Thu Thao/Vietnam/VOA reader)

9A woman walks through foam, caused by heavy winds and stormy seas, on a coastal path in the town of Portstewart in Northern Ireland, September 25, 2012. (Reuters)

10A restaurant worker cleans beneath lanterns hanging above a street ahead of the Mid Autumn Festival in Beijing, China. (AFP)

11Belarussian Emergency Ministry members work at a pesticide burial site in a forest near the village of Savichi, some 160 km (99 miles) southwest of Minsk. About 640 tons of pesticides, including DDT, were extracted from the ground due to pollution issues. (Reuters)

1A site coordinator walks past a Luminarium installation by British designer Alan Parkinson during the British Arts Festival in Wuhan, China. (Reuters)

2Performers take part in ‘-hEx inverting geometry’ during the ‘How?’ exhibition, part of the Science in the City festival at St James Cavalier Center for Creativity in Valletta, Malta. (Reuters)

3Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney holds a baby after making a campaign stop at American Legion Post 176 in Springfield, Virginia. (AP)

4A young resident of the hillside neighborhood of Jamal Mina rides a donkey down to a water collection point high above Kabul. (AFP)

5Professor Alessandro Vezzosi, Director of the Museo Ideale Leonardo da Vinci, points to details on a painting attributed to Leonardo da Vinci and representing Mona Lisa during a presentation in Geneva, Switzerland. The Mona Lisa Foundation, a non-profit organization, presented historical, comparative and scientific evidence, which demonstrate that there have always been two portraits of the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci, the ‘Earlier Version’, made 10 years earlier than the ‘Joconde’ that is displayed in Le Louvre in Paris, France. (Reuters)

6Naira Kalandiya, right, comforts crying women as they mourn their dead sons, at a memorial in Tbilisi, Georgia, to those who perished in fighting in the breakaway province of Abkhazia in the 1990s. (AP)

7Fish being auctioned to fishmongers in Ajman, UAE (Aida Mullen/VOA reader)

8Base jumper Malachi Templeton from New Zealand leaps from the top of the 421-meter Kuala Lumpur Tower during the International Tower Jump in Kuala Lumpur. Some 95 professional base jumpers from 18 countries are taking part in the annual event. (AFP)

9A model wears a creation by British fashion designer Gareth Pugh for the fashion house’s Spring/Summer 2013 ready to wear collection, during Fashion Week, in Paris, France, September 26, 2012. (AP)

1A Palestinian protester walks away from a water canon used by Israeli troops to disperse protesters during a weekly demonstration against the expansion of the nearby Jewish settlement of Halamish, in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh near Ramallah. (AP)

2Three bolts of lightning strike over the Washington, D.C. skyline, September 1, 2012. (Brian M.K. Allen/USA/VOA reader)

3A teacher stands amid rows of newly admitted students wearing traditional ethnic Han Chinese costumes as they attend a celebration ceremony for the 2563rd anniversary of Confucius’ birthday at a school playground in Jinjiang, Fujian province. (Reuters)

4A car drives through a flooded area after heavy rainfalls in Bobadilla, near Malaga, southern of Spain. (AFP)

5A soldier carries marijuana plants to be destroyed after a large pot plantation was seized in Hostotipaquillo, Mexico, September 27, 2012. (AP)

6Nepalese gather around the burning wreckage at the crash site of a Sita Air airplane near Katmandu. A plane carrying trekkers to the Everest region crashed and burned just after takeoff in the capital, killing the 19 people on board, authorities said. (AP)

7A fisherman throws a fishing net into the Kathajodi River, riding on a country boat on the outskirts of the eastern Indian city of Bhubaneswar, India. (AP)

8Workers stand on one of the spheres of Brussels’ Atomium during a site cleaning, Belgium. The 102-meter (335 feet) tall structure and its nine spheres symbolize a crystal molecule of metal with its atoms being magnified about 165 billion times. (Reuters)

9Blake Aldridge of Great Britain diving from the 27.5 meter platform during the seventh and final stop of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series at Wadi Shab in Oman. (AFP/Dean Treml/HO/Red Bull)

10A member of the media takes snapshots of the Citroen multicity project Tubik, on the eve of the opening of the Paris Auto Show in France. (AP)

11A model displays a body art creation during the International contest of hairdressers, nail and body art designers in St. Petersburg, Russia. (Reuters)

1A Tunisian woman holds her national flag as she takes part in a demonstration by unemployed graduates in Tunis to demand jobs and call for the resignation of the ruling government led by the Islamist Ennahda party. (AFP)

2Olive ridley turtle hatchlings swim in a plastic container before their release into the ocean in Salina Cruz in Oaxaca Statem, Mexico, September 28, 2012. Mexican naval personnel and conservationists released 4,000 turtle hatchlings into the Pacific after they were born in a government facility. (Reuters)

3Opposition supporters hold their party flags and release balloons during a rally in the center of Georgia’s capital Tbilisi in a show of strength days ahead of a parliamentary election. (AP)

4Bahraini girls sit on the street and mourn a youth killed during an anti-government protest, allegedly by police shotgun fire, in the western village of Sadad. (AP)

5Two ships are run aground at the Saler beach near Valencia, Spain, after a heavy storm. (AFP)

6A Persian kitten, shortlisted for the Best in Show award, licks its nose while being examined by a referee during an international feline beauty competition in Bucharest, Romania, (AP)

7A photographer jumps over a smoke canister during a demonstration by firefighters, security and military personnel against cuts in their salaries imposed by the Spanish Government, in the Andalusian capital of Seville. (Reuters)

8A woman and her baby, flood evacuees from Odogwu in Ibaji local government area, arrive on the beach of Idah in Nigeria’s central state of Kogi, September 28, 2012. Worst flooding in decades has displaced more than 10,000 people in the center of the country over the past week. (Reuters)

9A passenger jet flies past the setting sun in Shanghai, China. (Reuters)

10Workers use a rope to guide a coastguard vessel being lifted by a crane in Montevideo, Uruguay, September 28, 2012, days after it was swept on land during a fierce storm. (AFP)

11A Hindu devotee smears the face of another with colored powder during a procession for the immersion of idols of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha in the River Tawi on the last day of the 10-day long Ganesh Chaturthi Festival in Jammu, India. (AP)

12Army linebacker Nate Combs (22) hits Stony Brook quarterback Kyle Essington (15), forcing a fumble during the first half of an NCAA college football game in West Point, New York. (AP)