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Ottobre 2012
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1A woman sits in front of her burned home after Muslims attacked and set fire to Buddhist households in Cox’s Bazar. Bangladesh accused Muslim Rohingya refugees from Burma of involvement in attacks on temples and homes in the southeast and said the violence was triggered by a photo posted on Facebook that insulted Islam. (Reuters)

2A group of protesters holds placards as a large crowd follows retired judge Ian Farlam and his team as they inspect the area where bodies of mine workers were found after the shootings at Lonmin’s platinum mine in Marikana near Rustenburg, South Africa. Farlam, is conducting an inquiry into the shootings at the platinum mine. (AP)

3Chinese paramilitary policemen prepare to carry the wreaths of flowers to the Monument to the People’s Heroes during a ceremony marking National Day at Tiananmen Square in Beijing. (AP)

4Feminist punk group Pussy Riot member Yekaterina Samutsevich sits in a glass cage at a courtroom in Moscow, Russia before an appeal hearing.  Three band members have been sentenced to two years in jail for performing a ‘punk prayer’ against President Vladimir Putin. The court decided to postpone the appeal until October 10.   (AP)

5Rescuers check on a half-submerged ferry after it collided with another boat and sank near Lamma Island, off the southwestern coast of Hong Kong. Authorities rescued at least 101 people and news reports said at least eight people had died. (AP)

6Schoolchildren wait for the start of Nigeria’s 52nd independence anniversary parade in the commercial capital Lagos. (Reuters)

7A partial view of frescoes painted on the wall of the Ancient Church of St. Mary in the Roman forum. Italy’s Ministry of Culture allowed media in for a preview of a massive restoration of what experts call the Sistine Chapel of the VIII century, a series of medieval byzantine frescoes painted over the course of three centuries. (AP)

8Passengers walk inside Don Muang International Airport in Bangkok, Thailand.  The airport, which closed in October 2011 after Thailand’s worst floods in decades submerged its runways, re-opened to serve low-cost airlines on Monday. (Reuters)

9British judges shelter under umbrellas as they wait to attend a service at Westminster Abbey to mark the start of the legal year in London. (Reuters)

10A couple takes photos as they form Chinese characters with glow sticks that read ‘Happy Mid-Autumn Festival,’ during the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival in Hong Kong. People appreciate the beauty of the full moon during the festival. (AP)

11Performers present a puppet show as part of ‘Odd Man Out 2011' by artist Spartacus Chetwynd at Tate Britain in London. Chetwynd is one of four artists shortlisted for the Turner Prize 2012. The prize is awarded to a British artist under the age of 50 for their work in the previous year. (Reuters)

12A young boy reacts as he has his photograph taken in an outer suburb of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (AP)

1Employees stand in front of an installation entitled ‘The House Fallen Down From the Sky’ by French artist Jean-François Fourtou displayed as part of the ‘Lille Fantastic’ festival and the Lille3000, a cultural program promoted by the city, in Lille, northern France. (AFP)

2A Bangladeshi Buddhist woman prays in front of a damaged statue at the Buddhist temple which was torched during an overnight weekend attack in Ramu in the coastal district of Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Rioters burned at least 10 Buddhist temples, 40 homes and looted shops in anger over a Facebook photo of a burned Quran.(AP)

3A traditional dancer performs in front of Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohammed Kamel Amr, top left, Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, top right, Chile’s President Sebastian Pinera, bottom left, and Argentina’s President Cristina Fernandez during day two of a summit with heads of state and government of South American and Arab Countries, in Lima, Peru. (AP)

4An Indian man and children dressed as Mahatma Gandhi wait for the start of a rally for non-violence to mark the birth anniversary of Gandhi in Ahmadabad, India. (AP)

5General Bruno Dogbo Ble (C), former commander of the Republican Guard under the regime of former President Laurent Gbagbo, is escorted to his trial in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. (Reuters)

6Orbital Sciences Corporation’s Antares rocket rolls out to the launch pad at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia, October 1, 2012. Over the next several months, Orbital plans a hot-fire test of the Antares first stage, the maiden flight of an Antares rocket, and a cargo delivery demonstration mission to the International Space Station as part of NASA’s Commercial Orbital Transportation Services. (NASA)

7Children wear headphones as they drum on a simple percussion instrument to explore musical sounds at a tonal exhibition sound workshop at the popular Nicolaus Copernicus Science Center in Warsaw, Poland. (AP)

8Sunset at Kohsdach, an island in the southwest of Cambodia, with the population of over thousand of people, most of them rely on fishing for living (Huoly/Cambodia/VOA reader)

9A woman parks her bicycle outside a railway station in Ghent, Belgium. Thousands of people ride bicycles in the city when traveling short distances. (Reuters)

10The moon rises behind the skyline of New York’s Lower Manhattan and One World Trade Center as people stand along the Hudson River in Jersey City, New Jersey, October 1, 2012. (Reuters)

11Josh Sheehan of Australia performs the opening jump in the Botanical Garden of Sydney in front of the Harbor Bridge and the Opera House to announce the final stage of the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour on Cockatoo Island. (AFP/Red Bull)

12A model wears a creation of designer Chanel’s ready to wear Spring-Summer 2013 collection, presented in Paris, France. (AP)

1A police man reacts as flames and smoke emerge from a truck after it was set alight by striking truck drivers on a slipway off a main highway leading out of the city of Cape Town, South Africa. (AP)

2Men walk on a road amid wreckage, after three blasts ripped through Aleppo’s main Saadallah al-Jabari Square and a fourth was reported a few hundred meters away near Bab al-Jinein, on the fringes of the Old City, where rebels and forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad have been fighting. (Reuters/SANA)

3An Afghan boy throws a discarded plastic seat while standing on a large pile of plastic refuse in Herat, Afghanistan. (AP)

4Puerto Rican iguana take a stroll on a hot afternoon in San Juan Botanical Gardens, San Juan, Puerto Rico, September 7, 2012. (Harish Raghani/VOA reader)

5Italian businessman Marcello di Finizio stands by his banner as he protests on St. Peter’s 130-meter-high (426-feet-high) dome, at the Vatican, against the government and European Union policies. (AP)

6A man poses with a thumbs up sign in front of a painting at the Berlin Wall in Berlin on the 22nd anniversary of German reunification after decades of division into Soviet-controlled communist German Democratic Republic in the east and the Federal Republic of Germany in the west. (Reuters)

7Women carrying their belongings on their heads walk in a relief center for flood victims at St. Boniface primary school in Idah in Nigeria’s central state of Kogi. (Reuters)

8A man walks through an art installation entitled ‘Rain Room’ at the Barbican in London. The ‘Rain Room’ is a 100 square meter field of falling water, which visitors are invited to walk into. (AFP)

9A man stands on an old Russian tank in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 29, 2012. (Amin/Afghanistan/VOA reader)

10A Padaung tribe elder in De Maw Soe township, Loikaw, Kayah state in eastern Burma. (Simonie/Burma/VOA reader)

11Somali youths pull a donkey-drawn water cart, left, while a convoy of Kenyan soldiers serving with the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) passes by in Kismayo, southern Somalia, October 2, 2012. (AP)

12Participants fight during an opposition rally in Kyrgyzstan’s capital Bishkek. Police clashed with at least 2,000 opposition protesters the nationalization of a controversial gold mine in the east of the Central Asian nation. (Reuters)

13Bavarian farmers transport their cows on a boat over the picturesque Lake Koenigssee at dusk, Germany. (Reuters)

14A 700 kg crocodile called Rex calmly waits just beneath the water for a feed after coming out of a three-month hibernation at the Sydney Wildlife world in Sydney, Australia. (AP)

15Models wear creations of fashion designer Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton’s ready to wear Spring-Summer 2013 collection presented in Paris, France. (AP)

1Relatives of victims of a fatal ferry collision pay their respects by throwing paper money into the waters off Hong Kong. (Reuters)

2A girl dressed as an Islamic Jihad militant watches a rally marking the 25th anniversary of foundation of the movement in Gaza City. (Reuters)

3People gather at a steel mill ‘Interpipe Steel’, with an installation created by artist Olafur Eliasson seen inside, in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine. Interpipe is a producer of steel pipes in Eastern and Central Europe. (Reuters)

4Sri Lankan police keep order among cricket fans waiting to buy tickets for a Cricket World Twenty20 semi-final match in Colombo. Sri Lanka plays against Pakistan. (AFP)

5Chris Bandrowsky, 20, of Denver, dressed in red, white and blue, gives the thumbs up at DebateFest at the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado, before the first presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney, October 3, 2012. (AP)

6A riot policeman kicks protesters trying to escape arrest during a demonstration in the courtyard of the Defense Ministry in Athens. Greek police clashed with protesting shipyard workers who stormed the Defense Ministry complex in Athens demanding back pay that they were owed. (Reuters)

7The Helix nebula, a dying star ies 650 light-years away, in the constellation of Aquarius, is throwing a cosmic tantrum in this combined image from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope and the Galaxy Evolution Explorer, which NASA has lent to the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. In death, the star’s dusty outer layers are unraveling into space, glowing from the intense ultraviolet radiation being pumped out by the hot stellar core. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

8Tourists gather on the Great Wall outside Beijing, October 3, 2012. Major tourist destinations around China are witnessing travel peaks amid the eight-day Mid-autumn Festival and National Day holidays. (Reuters)

9A girl cries as a massive hand approaches to her during the Human Body Parts performance, which is part of the Hi Seoul Festival Oct. 1-7, on the street in Seoul, South Korea. (AP)

1Two North Chinese leopard cubs sit on a tree as they are presented for first time to the public at the Tierpark Zoo in Berlin, Germany. (AP)

2U.S. President Barack Obama greets supporters during a campaign rally in Fairfax, Virginia. (Reuters)

3Police search teams enter the River Dyfi near the home of Mark Bridger near Machynlleth, mid-Wales as the search for missing five-year-old girl April Jones continues. A man was arrested on suspicion of the murder of the girl. (AFP)

4Thousands of Islamists gather in central Amman, Jordan, to call for reforms, just hours after King Abdullah II dissolved parliament and called early polls without any major political change. (AFP)

5Indonesia’s naval officers march during a ceremony to mark the 67th anniversary of the Indonesian National Military at the tarmac of Halim Perdanakusuma airport in Jakarta. (Reuters)

6A colored honeycomb from a beehive is seen in Ribeauville near Colmar, eastern France. Bees at a cluster of bee hives in northeastern France have been producing honey in mysterious shades of blue and green, alarming their keepers who now believe residue from containers of M&M’s candy processed at a nearby biogas plant is the cause. (Reuters)

7Afghan wrestlers compete in a ring arena in a field outside Herat. (Reuters)

8Bahraini anti-government protesters, masked against tear gas, throw petrol bombs at a police water cannon truck during clashes with riot police in Sanabis. (AP)

9Antennas of the Australian SKA Pathfinder telescope are seen at the remote Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory in the Western Australian desert. Australia unveils a colossal radio telescope that will allow astronomers to detect distant galaxies and explore the depths of the universe with unprecedented precision. (AFP)

10South Korean performers are suspended in midair to form a human net in a performance, called ‘Aphrodite’ by Spanish theater company La Fura Dels Baus, in Seoul. (AP)

1Indian Air Force Jaguar aircrafts release flares during rehearsals for Air Force Day in Hindon, on the outskirts of New Delhi. (AP)

2Harrijasotzailes (Basque weight lifters) perform at the ‘Euskal Jaia’ (Basque Fiesta), a Basque nationalist fiesta, in Guernica, Spain. (Reuters)

3A boy hits a ball as people walk along the seafront in Galle, 119 km from Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Reuters)

4A chimney in the eastern German town of Boxberg is demolished. Experts drilled 1,653 holes for explosives to demolish the chimney of the old Boxberg power station, which is 300 meters high and weighs around 11,000 tons. (Reuters)

5Painters rest as they wait for customers in Sana’a, Yemen. (Reuters)

6Magician David Blaine channels bolts of electricity from various Tesla coils charged with one million volts of electricity during a stunt on Pier 54 in New York. Blaine hopes to stand in the same position for 72 hours. (Reuters)

7Tengger tribesmen perform cane fighting during the religious ritual of ‘Karo’ in Probolinggo, East Java, Indonesia. The Hindu tribe celebrate the ritual once a year to praise their God, Sang Hyang Widi Wasa, who endows prosperity to their land. (AP)

8Roads, herds of cows and a chalet are picked out by the autumnal light from the 1,989meters high Stanserhorn mountain, Central Switzerland. (AFP)

9Novak Djokovic of Serbia throws his T-shirt to his fans after winning men’s singles semi-final against Florian Mayer of Germany at the China Open tennis tournament in the National Tennis Center of Beijing. (AFP)

1Members of the Knights of Columbus take part in Columbus Day ceremonies in Washington, D.C.

2US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney (C) stands for applause as he arrives to deliver a foreign policy speech at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington. (AFP)

3Paramilitary police officers stand guard at the closed Tiananmen Square, decorated for the upcoming 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, on a hazy night in Beijing. (Reuters)

4Buddhist monks march through Yangon streets, Burma to protest recent attacks against Buddhists in Bangladesh. Thousands of angry Muslims there set fire to at least 10 temples and 40 homes after a photo of a burned Quran was posted on Facebook, allegedly by a Buddhist. (AP)

5The funeral convoy of former Algerian President Chadli Benjedid, who gave the country a multiparty political system before he was overthrown in a 1992 military coup, drives through Algiers. He died Saturday at a military hospital at 83. (AP)

6Egyptian Coptic nun Maggie Gobran, known as Mama Maggie, sings the national anthem with students at a school in the impoverished al-Zabbalin area in Cairo. Gobran, dubbed the Mother Teresa of Cairo’s slums, is nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. (AFP)

7A Palestinian woman sorts olives during the olive harvest in the West Bank village of Kabatyeh, near Jenin. (AP)

8A woman looks at a statue of Roger Federer of Switzerland, (3rd right) at Qizhong Forest Sports City Tennis Center where the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament is taking place in China. (AP)

9A North Korean woman performs an aerial stunt during the acrobatic play of Tale of Chun Hyang at the Pyongyang Circus Theater, marking the 15th anniversary of the election of the country’s late leader Kim Jong Il as general secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea. (AP)

10A carved pumpkin features a lion at the International Exhibition of Culinary Art (IKA), also known as the Culinary Olympics IKA in Erfurt, Germany. (AP)

1Riot police fight with demonstrators during clashes in front of the parliament in Athens, Greece. (AP)

2A child jumps on the waste products in a tannery at Hazaribagh in Dhaka, Bangladesh. (Reuters)

3A traffic jam, one of five key issues Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi outlined in his Al Nhada (Renaissance) project, is pictured in old Cairo, October 8, 2012, a day after his 100th day in power. (Reuters)

4A woman arranges books on a shelf at the Book Fair that will be opened later the day in Frankfurt, Germany. New Zealand is this year’s Guest of Honor. (AP)

5Snails made of recycled plastic are installed on the terrace roof of Milan’s Duomo gothic Cathedral, Italy. Fifty blue recycled plastic snails by the Cracking Art Group will be installed with the aim of raising funds for the restoration of the Duomo. (AP)

6Stars trail around the Polaris, commonly know as North Star or Pole Star, because of Earth’s rotation, in the village of Gornaya Mayevka in the Tian Shan mountains, above 1500 meters from sea level, some 30 km from Kyrgyzstan’s capital Bishkek. (AFP)

7Avtar Singh, an Indian Nihang Sikh who wears an oversized turban, which he claims is 325 meters long, takes part in a procession on the eve of the birth anniversary of Guru Ram Das in Amritsar, India, October 8, 2012. (AP)

1A man carries a wreath inside the Holocaust memorial following National Holocaust Remembrance Day commemorations, Bucharest, Romania. About 280,000 Romanian Jews and 11,000 Romanian Roma, or Gypsies, were deported and killed during WWII when Romania was ruled by a pro-nazi regime. (AP)

2Syrians cross to Turkey by boat over the Orontes river on the Turkish-Syrian border near the village of Hacipasa in Hatay province. Scores of Syrian civilians, many of them women with screaming children clinging to their necks, crossed Orontes, a narrow river marking the border with Turkey as they fled the fighting in Azmarin and surrounding villages. (Reuters)

3Rural Indians, including landless farmers, rest during an overnight halt of the ‘Jan Satyagraha’ march to New Delhi near Agra, about 200 kilometers (124 miles) from New Delhi, India. (AP)

4Quincey Davis, of Montauk, N.Y., competes in the Oakley World Pro Junior Championships surfing event in Bali, Indonesia. (AP/Association of Surfing Professionals)

5Students perform during celebrations to mark the centenary of the revolution that set the stage for the Republic of China, island’s official name, in front of Taiwan’s Presidential Office in Taipei. (AFP)

6Catherine the Duchess of Cambridge embraces local boy Terry Campbell as she meets with members of the public during a visit to the Newcastle Civic Center in Newcastle. (AFP)

7The Brandenburg Gate is illuminated during a technical check for the Festival of Lights in Berlin, Germany, October 9, 2012. (Reuters)

1Bishops attend a mass celebrated by Pope Benedict XVI marking the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council, in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican. (AP)

2A pigeon leaves trails on snow covered ground outside Russia’s Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk. (Reuters)

3A general view of hangars at a desert military training facility where U.S. forces and a handful of British allies are training Jordanian commandos in Russeifeh, Jordan. Jordanian officials tell the Associated Press that the military planners are here to help them develop a blueprint to defend Jordan and its population in case of a chemical attack from neighboring Syria. (AP)

4Policemen watch a group of youths from the roof of a building in the ‘Trois Ponts’ district of the northern French city of Roubaix. (AFP)

5A flock of geese swim in the Yangtze river in Dongtu county, Anhui province, China. (Reuters)

6Riot police extinguish burning tires set by Bahraini anti-government protesters near oil pipelines that connect to neighboring Saudi Arabia along a highway in Buri. Protesters often block roads with burning tires to highlight their demands for the release of political prisoners and democracy in the Gulf island kingdom. (AP)

7World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim looks at postcards bearing messages about ending poverty, on a mobile wall after adding his postcard onto the wall, at a venue of the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Group in Tokyo, Japan. (Reuters)

8A Swiss Air Force F18 fighter jet releases flares during a flight demonstration of the Swiss Air Force over the Axalp in the Bernese Oberland, Switzerland. (Reuters)

9South Korean Police perform the Gangnam style dance in the grandstand ahead of the Korean Formula One Grand Prix at the Korean International Circuit in Yeongam. (AP)

10Singer Madonna performs at Staples Center as part of her MDNA world tour in Los Angeles, California, October 10, 2012. (Reuters)

1Pakistani children pray for the recovery of 14-year-old schoolgirl Malala Yousufzai, who was shot by the Taliban for speaking out in support of education for women, during a candlelight vigil in Karachi. A military spokesman says Yousufzai is in ‘satisfactory’ condition but cautions that the next few days will be critical. (AP)

2Yazeed Al Rajhi of Saudi Arabia and co-driver Michael Orr of Britain drive their Ford Fiesta s2000 on the first day of the Jordan Rally, the fourth round of the 2012 FIA Middle East Rally Championship, near the Dead Sea. (Reuters)

3A Syrian rebel machine gunner sprays government held buildings after coming under fire from regime snipers during a battle in Aleppo. (AFP)

4The space shuttle Endeavour is seen atop the Over Land Transporter after exiting the Los Angeles International Airport on its way to its new home at the California Science Center in Los Angeles. (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

5People gather around lit-up candles at Kuta Beach in remembrance of the victims of the Bali Bombing during the 10th anniversary of the incident, in Kuta, Bali, Indonesia.(Reuters)

6U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (R) and Republican vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan chat at the conclusion of the vice presidential debate in Danville, Kentucky, October 11, 2012. (Reuters)

7People opposed to the independence of Catalonia hold Catalan and Spanish flags during the holiday known as Dia de la Hispanidad, Spain’s National Day in Barcelona. (AP)

8A softball-sized eyeball that washed up on Pompano Beach in Florida. Marine biologists have yet to identify the species from which the eyeball came. (Reuters/Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission)

9A reveler performs during the opening ceremony of the first South Asia Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Sports Festival in Kathmandu. (Reuters)

10Moto3-class FTR Honda rider Niccolo Antonelli of Italy falls on the track at the V-turn during the second free practice of the MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix at the Twin Ring Motegi circuit in Motegi, Japan. (AFP)

1Volunteers cook free meals to be given out at the Hotel de Ville ( city hall)  in Paris, France. To raise awareness about food wastage, some 5,000 meals from produce were handed out, that otherwise would have been thrown away, local media reported. (Reuters)

2People gather with torches to celebrate the Jipyongsun (horizon) Festival to experience the agricultural lifestyle in Gimje, South Korea. (AP)

3The space shuttle Endeavour arrives at The Forum arena for a stopover and celebration on its way to the California Science Center in Inglewood, California. Endeavour is on 12-mile journey from Los Angeles International Airport to the California Science Center to go on permanent public display. (AFP)

4Roma refugees from Kosovo drink water at the Vrela Ribnicka camp in Podgorica, Montenegro. (Reuters)

5Members of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrate after Game 5 of the National League division baseball series against the Washington Nationals in Washington, D.C. St. Louis won 9-7. (AP)

6Photographers display their cameras during a protest against cybercrime law near the presidential palace in Manila. The law recently crafted by the Philippine Congress sparked a series of protests from journalists, bloggers and rights activists condemning it as a violation of free speech. (Reuters)

7Pakistani men help an injured blast victim at a hospital following a suicide bomb attack in the tribal village of Dara Adam Khel, south of Peshawar. A suicide bomber blew up a car at a crowded market in a northwestern tribal town, killing at least 16 people and wounding 30 others, officials said. (AFP)

8A man takes part in racing Pacu Jawi or ‘mud cow racing’ in Padang Pajang, West Sumatra, Indonesia. The Sumatran sport is held at the end of each rice harvesting season by the Minangkabau people. (AP)

9The ball is seen in the scrum during the European Cup rugby match between Racing Metro and Munster at the Stade de France stadium in Saint-Denis, outside Paris, France, 2010. (AP)

10A child jumps towards a lighting display for the Festival of Lights on the  Potsdamer Platz in Berlin, Germany, October 12, 2012. (AP)

1Workers prepare the stage at Hofstra University during stage rehearsals for the second U.S. presidential debate on Tuesday in Hempstead, New York. (AFP)

2Riot police detain a protester during a rally in support of refugees occupying the Nigerian embassy in Berlin, Germany. (Reuters)

3A Palestinian woman grieves during the funerals of Ahmad Fatayer and Ezzedine Abu Nasira in Deir al-Balah in the Gaza Strip. Fatayer is one of two men killed the day before in an Israeli strike. (AFP)

4People wearing white pray as they mourn the late former Cambodian King Norodom Sihanouk in front of the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh. Norodom Sihanouk, once an absolute ruler who freed Cambodia from colonialism, died Monday in a Beijing hospital at 89. (Reuters)

5Syrians inspect destruction in the northern city of Aleppo. (AFP)

6A woman runs in water on a flooded St Mark’s square during the first acqua alta of the season in Venice, Italy. The acqua alta, a convergence of high tides and a strong sirocco, reached 105 centimeters. (AFP)

7Germany’s midfielder Marco Reus takes part in a training session of his players in Berlin on the eve of the Germany vs Sweden FIFA World Cup 2014 qualifier at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium. (AFP)

8A tiger sticks out his tongue at the zoo in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (AFP)

1Afghan women and children work in an outdoor traditional factory extracting and preparing pinenuts for sale on the outskirts of Jalalabad. (AFP)

2Romande Energie workers install electrical power lines near Nyon, Switzerland. (Reuters)

3Nurses rally in front of the Government House in Bangkok, Thailand. Nurses demanded better working conditions and full-time jobs, asking the government to improve job security by offering permanent contracts. (Reuters)

4A vehicle is partially submerged in floodwater in the Patani community in Nigeria’s Delta state, October 15, 2012. Vast stretches of Africa’s most populous nation have been hit by floods in the past few weeks, as major rivers like the Niger, the continent’s third longest, burst their banks. (Reuters)

5A woman sits on a boat as she transports food baskets on the river Buriganga in Dhaka, Bangladesh. (Reuters)

6A woman sits between piles of corn as she removes the husks on a road located on the outskirts of Beijing, China. (Reuters)

7Costume characters, including the yet-to-be-named armadillo mascot, center right, for the Brazil 2014 World soccer Cup, are seen after parading round the Brand Licensing Europe 2012 exposition at Olympia in London. The three-day show is the biggest licensing event to be held in Europe, with over 280 leading brand owners showcasing around 2,200 of the latest brands, characters and images available for license. (AP)

8Migratory pelicans fly over the Lakhpat Fort area at Lakhpat, some 600 kms from Ahmedabad. India’s Gujarat state is known as a bird lovers’ paradise and is a haven for migratory birds. (AFP)

9The Porsche Pavilion at Autostadt in Wolfsburg, Germany, October 14, 2012. The building design was inspired by the Porsche Panamera. Porsche celebrated the opening of it’s Porsche Pavilion in early August. (Rowan Eva@rowaneva/VOA reader sent via Instagram)

1A student distributes leaflets during a protest asking for the complete withdrawal of the government’s plans to implement Chinese patriotism classes in Hong Kong. (AFP)

2U.S. President Barack Obama (R) and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney discuss a point during the second presidential debate in Hempstead, New York, October 16, 2012. (Reuters)

3Tunisian journalists goes on strike, piling pressure on the Islamist government they accuse of restricting freedom of speech after a revolt toppled the country’s autocratic leader last year. (Reuters)

4An Indonesian man on a boat salvages scrap items in a river choked with trash in Surabaya city in East Java province. (AFP)

5A Google technician works on some of the computers in the Dalles, Oregon, data center. Google is opening a virtual window into the secretive data centers that serve as its nerve center. (AP/Google)

6A Nepalese farmer thrashes paddy after harvest in Chunnikhel, outskirts of Katmandu. (AP)

7A young suspected crack user reacts as she sits inside a van waiting to be taken to a shelter after being removed from the streets near the Parque Uniao slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A crew of social workers, psychologists and police rounded up drug users found in the streets, and took them to shelters. (AP)

8A subscale model of a potential future low-boom supersonic aircraft designed by the Boeing Company is installed for testing in the supersonic wind tunnel at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland. (NASA/Michelle M. Murphy)

9A mourner cries as the coffin of former king Norodom Sihanouk arrives at the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Tens of thousands poured into the capital to witness the procession of the body of Sihanouk, a revered figure who ruled through the triumph of independence to the tragedy of its brutal civil war. (Reuters)

10A girl rides her scooter in front of changing autumn leaves in Sheffield Park Gardens near Haywards Heath in southern England. (Reuters)

1People climb a hillside to watch smoke rise after explosions were set off at the army’s First Armoured Division headquarters in Sana’a. A shell fired near a Yemeni general’s military headquarters in the capital hit a weapons depot and set off a series of explosions, an army source said. (Reuters)

2An unemployed woman gathers cabbage in the field of a private farm near the village of Radashkovichi, some 40 km (25 miles) northwest of Minsk. Some unemployed residents help harvest crops on the privately-owned farm, and in turn, receive 60,000 Belarussian roubles ($7) and two heads of cabbage at the end of the day. (Reuters)

3Kashmiri consumers wait in a queue outside a cooking gas refilling station in Srinagar, India. Indian Kashmir has witnessed shortage of cooking gas (or LPG) after the government announced a cap on subsidized LPG. (AP)

4A dog is groomed during the Pet South America fair in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (AP)

5An Afghan woman walks with her child in Kabul. (Reuters)

6A man pulls the body of a victim from the rubble of a building destroyed in an airstrike by Syrian government forces in Maaret al-Numaan. (AFP)

7A giant sculpture called ‘Emblematic’ by artist Geoffrey Ricardo looks out over the ocean with a passer-by at the Sculpture by the Sea exhibition in Sydney, Australia. More than 100 works of art are displayed in the world’s largest annual free-to-the-public outdoor sculpture exhibition which runs along the coastal foothpath between Sydney’s Bondi Beach and Tamarama Beach. (AFP)

8A grape picker tosses freshly harvested Pinot Noir grapes into a trailer, at a vineyard of Schwarzenbach Weinbau winery in the town of Meilen near Zurich, Switzerland. (Reuters)

9A model wears a creation by emerging designers presented by Femina Magazine during the 2013 Spring/Summer show at Shanghai Fashion Week, China. (Reuters)

1A riot policeman runs across a street in front of a coconut barricade, placed there by protesters, during a riot in Zanzibar. Muslim protesters clashed with police in the Tanzanian capital and the semi-autonomous island of Zanzibar, raising religious tensions in the secular east African country. (Reuters)

2A car burns at the site of an explosion in Ashrafieh, east Beirut, Lebanon. A huge car bomb exploded in a street in central Beirut during rush hour, killing at least eight people and wounding about 80, witnesses and officials said. (Reuters)

3Residents swim in the Indian Ocean waters near the ruined buildings at Lido beach, north of Somalia’s capital Mogadishu. Lido beach was a famous attraction before Somalia tumbled into chaos in 1991 with the ousting of dictator Mohamed Siad Barre. In the last few years, the beach was a frontline for the Islamist al Shabaab militants, who later withdrew from most parts of Mogadishu. (Reuters)

4President Barack Obama, left, and Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, right, laugh with Cardinal Timothy Dolan during the Archdiocese of New York’s 67th Annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York, October 18, 2012. (AP)

5Srirang Sataporn of Thailand takes part in the Fly Board World Championship qualifier in Doha, Qatar. (Reuters)

6San Francisco 49ers running back Kendall Hunter (L) is tackled near the goal line by Seattle Seahawks’ Bobby Wagner, setting up a 49ers field goal, during their NFL football game in San Francisco, California, October 18, 2012. (Reuters)

7A model displays a creation of designer Yasutaka Funakoshi’s Japanese fashion brand ‘Alice Auaa’ at the ‘Alice In Wonderland In Me’ fashion show in Tokyo, Japan. (Reuters)

8View of the Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, USA (Reuters)

9Devotees of Ban Tha Rua Chinese shrine stand amidst exploding firecrackers during a procession celebrating the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket, Thailand. The festival celebrates the local Chinese community’s belief that abstinence from meat and various stimulants during the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar will help them obtain good health and peace of mind. (Reuters)

1Luxembourg’s Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and his wife Princess Stephanie, Hereditary Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, leave the Notre-Dame Cathedral after their religious wedding service in Luxembourg. (Reuters)

2Netherlands’ Princess Maxima arrives for the religious wedding service of Luxembourg’s Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Countess Stephanie de Lannoy at the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Luxembourg. (Reuters)

3Police officer detain a demonstrator during a protest march organized by the Trades Union Congress (TUC), in Oxford Street, in central London. Thousands of British protesters marched through central London against public spending cuts and tax rises enacted by a government fighting accusations it is run by an upper-class elite that ignores the plight of recession-hit voters. (Reuters)

4Troops shoot during the reenactment of the Battle of the Nations at the 199th anniversary near Leipzig, central Germany. More than 1,000 members of military-historic associations from all over Europe take part in this ‘history lesson’. (AP)

5Cambodian Buddhist monks chant and offer prayers to their late King Norodom Sihanouk in front of Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. (AP)

6A Palestinian elderly woman is helped to cast her vote at a polling station in the West Bank town of Burqin, near Jenin. Palestinians voted for mayors and local councils in 93 communities across the West Bank, their first chance to cast ballots in six years. (AP)

7Stripes of land are blanketed in fog under a television tower during sunrise in Ujudvar, 216 kms southwest of Budapest, Hungary. (AP)

8‘Muu-chan’, a dog representing the Japanese film ’7 Days of Sunflowers and Her Puppies,’ stands with actors at the opening of the 25th Tokyo International Film Festival in Tokyo. (AP)

9Kenyan scouts play instruments to entertain guests during the Mashujaa Day (Hero’s Day) celebrations at the Nyayo National Stadium in Nairobi. The national holiday commemorates those who had taken part in the country’s struggle for liberation. (Reuters)

10A pedestrian walks under an umbrella during snowfall in Russia’s Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk. (Reuters)

11Costumed revelers take part in the annual ‘Dream Parade’ in Taipei, Taiwan. (AP)

12‘Amanite Tue Mouche’ (fly agaric), a dangerous mushroom grown in the Clairmarais’ wood, France (AFP)

1Indian devotees take part in the Maha Aarti ritual at Hindu deity Umiya Mata temple on the eighth night of Navratri (nine nights) festival in Surat, India. (AP)

2A man looks at his cell phone late in rural Afganistan, where mobile phones are the primary means of communication in some areas. (AFP)

3Lebanese supporters of the March 14 movement (which opposes the Syrian regime of President Bashar al-Assad) take cover from tear gas fired by security guards as they tried to storm the governmental palace in Beirut. (AFP)

4A model displays a creation by Russian designer Katerina Korol during the Russian Fashion Week in Moscow. (AFP)

5Dyushes, a Don Sphynx cat, stretches on an armchair at the ‘Cats Republic’ art cafe in St. Petersburg. The cafe includes an exhibition area, a library and a separate hall with cats living inside. (Reuters)

6An Indian performer disguised as Hindu Goddess Kali performs with fire during Navratri festival in Allahabad, India. (AP)

7Clouds gather over the Saudi holy city of Mecca, as seen from the top of Noor Mountain, Saudi Arabia. (AP)

8An anti-government protester walks through tear gas in the village of Mameer, south of Manama, Bahrain. (Reuters)

9A man looks at a window display at a gun shop in Bangkok. Thailand has the highest number of guns in civilian hands in Southeast Asia and the highest murder rate by gun in Asia. (Reuters)

10Actor George Clooney kisses the hand of philanthropist Barbara Davis during the 26th Carousel of Hope Ball in Beverly Hills, California. (Reuters)

11A cat runs on the field during the Argentine First Division soccer match between Boca Juniors and Estudiantes de La Plata in Buenos Aires. (Reuters)

12A man takes a bath along the streets of Delhi, India. (Reuters)

1A man walks under a canopy of pink umbrellas on a street in downtown Sofia, Bulgaria. The art installation, that includes up to 400 umbrellas, is part of a campaign aiming at awareness, prevention and treatment of breast cancer. (Reuters)

2Italy’s Member of the European Parliament Licia Ronzulli (C) takes part with her daughter Victoria in a voting session at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France. (Reuters)

3Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba and pray at the Grand mosque during the annual haj pilgrimage in the holy city of Mecca, October 22, 2012, ahead of Eid al-Adha which marks the end of haj. (Reuters)

4Massive waves crash against the water front during a heavy wind and rain storm in Montevideo, Uruguay. (Reuters)

5President Barack Obama, left, hugs his wife Michelle while Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney kisses his wife Ann following the third presidential debate at Lynn University, in Boca Raton, Florida, October 22, 2012. (AP)

6A pocket calculator is seen on steel products at a steel works in Seoul, South Korea. (Reuters)

7A child searches for her toys among debris in Aleppo, Syria. (Reuters)

8The Soyuz rocket with Expedition 33/34 crew members, Soyuz Commander Oleg Novitskiy, Flight Engineer Kevin Ford of NASA, and Flight Engineer Evgeny Tarelkin of ROSCOSMOS onboard the TMA-06M spacecraft launches to the International Space Station in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

9American singer Taylor Swift performs on stage during ABC’s ‘Good Morning America’ in New York. (Reuters)

10Kungfu students perform on the way to the Shaolin Temple to welcome guests at the 9th Zhengzhou International Shaolin Wushu Festival in Zhengzhou, central China’s Henan Province, October 22, 2012. (AFP)

11An Indonesian model poses for photographers during Asia Pacific Hair and Makeup Olympic in Jakarta, Indonesia. (AP)

1South Korean singer Psy (R) practices some ‘Gangnam Style’ dance steps with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the U.N. headquarters in New York. (Reuters)

2A U.S. Army soldier of HHC-Mortars, 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, carries a chair to a container van in Combat Outpost Nagahan in Arghandab Valley in Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan. The U.S. military is closing down Combat Outpost Nagahan as part of reducing their bases in the Arghandab Valley in Kandahar province, a military officer said. (Reuters)

3Show jumpers land in their parachutes during a festival to celebrate Libya’s first anniversary of its ‘liberation’ from Moammar Gadhafi in Benghazi. (Reuters)

4Head Armorer of the paramilitary Home Guards, Kirtikumar Avasthi, performs rituals on weapons at their headquarters on Vijayadashmi, or Dussehra festival, in Ahmadabad, India. Dussehra commemorates the triumph of Lord Rama over the demon king Ravana, marking the victory of good over evil. (AP)

5Striking miners chant slogans as they gather at the AngloGold Ashanti mine in Carletonville, northwest of Johannesburg, South Africa. AngloGold Ashanti said it will fire about 12,000 wildcat strikers after they ignored a deadline to return to work by noon (1000 GMT). (Reuters)

6A view of the newly built bridge over the Danube that links Calafat in Romania to Vidin in Bulgaria, 320 km southwest of Bucharest, Romania. The Calafat-Vidin bridge should be open in six months. (Reuters)

7A North Korean sits on an oxcart on the river bank of the town of Sinuiju, facing the Chinese border city of Dandong. (Reuters)

8A Bangladeshi Hindu devotee with vermillion on her face takes part in Durga Puja festivities, in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The festival commemorates the slaying of a demon king by lion-riding, ten-armed goddess Durga, marking the triumph of good over evil. (AP)

9Former trader Jerome Kerviel leaves his lawyer’s office in Paris, France. The Paris appeals court ordered Kerviel to spend three years in prison and pay back the staggering sum of 4.9 billion euro (about $7 billion) in damages for one of the biggest trading frauds in history. (AP)

10Fog lies in the valleys behind an autumnally colored tree seen from the Schauinsland mountain in the black forest, southwestern Germany. (AP)

11Ugandan soldiers serving in the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) walk at their temporary base in the ruined Curuba hotel in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu. (Reuters)

12NASA’s DC-8 flying laboratory passes Antarctica’s tallest peak, Mount Vinson, October 22, 2012, during a flight over the continent to measure changes in the massive ice sheet and sea ice. The flight is part of NASA’s Operation IceBridge, a multi-year airborne campaign to monitor changes in Earth’s polar ice caps in both the Antarctic and Arctic. (NASA/Michael Studinger)

1Overcrowded passenger boats are seen on the Buriganga River in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Millions of residents of Dhaka are traveling home from the capital city to celebrate Eid al-Adha on October 27, 2012. (Reuters)

2An Argentine sailor greets a relative as he arrives in Buenos Aires airport. Nearly 300 navy cadets arrived to Argentina’s capital from Ghana on an Air France charter after Argentina’s President Cristina Fernandez refused to negotiate the release of the Argentine naval sailing ship, Libertad. The ship had been held in a port outside Ghana’s capital on October 2, when a Ghana court ruled to detain the vessel as collateral for Argentina’s unpaid debts. (AP)

3Georgia’s parliament building in Kutaisi, some 250 km (155 miles) west of Tbilisi (AP)

4Clowns laugh for fifteen minutes as they rally for peace during the 17th Latin American clown convention or ‘Fair of laughter ‘ at the Mother Monument in Mexico City, October 24, 2012.

5An art installation by Russian artist Vasily Slonov at the Krasnoyarsk Museum Center in Russia’s Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk. Slonov created 68 flyswatters, displaying images of well-known politicians, famous historical characters and modern celebrities for his exhibition. (Reuters)

6Somalis carry a swordfish and a shark on their heads from the ocean to the market in Mogadishu, Somalia. (AP)

7U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney supporters attend a campaign rally at The Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, October 24, 2012. (AFP)

8A teammate cheers a firefighter from South Africa as he competes in the Toughest Firefighter event at the 12th World Firefighter’s Games in Sydney, Australia. (Reuters)

9Grace, a search dog with the British army, runs towards a handler wearing a Dickin Medal, Britain’s highest award for bravery by animals, following a special ceremony held at Wellington Barracks, in central London. (AP)

10Muslim pilgrims walk up Mount Arafat near the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. (AFP)

11Waves, brought by Hurricane Sandy, crash into a house in the Caribbean Terrace neighborhood in eastern Kingston, Jamaica, October 24, 2012. Hurricane Sandy pounded Jamaica with heavy rain as it headed for landfall near the country’s most populous city on a track that would carry it across the Caribbean island to Cuba, and a possible threat to Florida. (AP)

12A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor is launched from Meck Island on its way to an intercept of a ballistic missile target during U.S. Missile Defense Agency’s historic flight test, October 24, 2012 (DoD / Missile Defense Agency)

13A model, seen through a veil curtain, walks down stairs while a traditional Chinese style painting showing flying wild geese is projected on the curtain at a fashion show by NE TIGER during the China Fashion Week in Beijing. (AP)

1A baby girl lies on the floor as her mother prays to mark the Muslim sacrifice day of Eid al-Adha in Makassar in Indonesia’s South Sulawesi province. (Reuters)

2The Suomi NPP satellite passes over Hurricane Sandy after it made landfall over Cuba and Jamaica on October 25, 2012, capturing areas of deep convection around the central eye. (NOAA/NASA)

3Supporters of the Rapid Vienna soccer club shelter from the rain under glossy foils during the UEFA Europa League Group K football match – Rapid Vienna vs Bayer Leverkusen – at the Ernst Happel Stadium, in Vienna, Austria, October 25, 2012. Bayer Leverkusen won 4-0. (AFP)

4Conservator Richard Horton adjusts a regulator clock by Cope and Molyneux, 1822-1823, one of the iconic clocks in the Science Museum’s Measuring Time gallery, in London. (AP)

5A woman looks at pictures and paintings placed in frames during a street exhibition at Lisbon’s Comercio square, Portugal. (AP)

6Traders herd goats to a livestock market for sale, after unloading them on a roadside on the eve of Eid al-Adha, in the southern Indian city of Chennai, India. (Reuters)

7Supporters of the pro-President Yanukovich Regions Party attend a pre-election rally in Kyiv. Ukraine will elect a new parliament on October 28. (Reuters)

8A fireman stands before a truck that collided with a train carrying fuel in Sector Industries in Brasilia, Brazil. (AP)

9A worker carries stacks of boxes on his back at the Namdaemun Market in Seoul, South Korea. (Reuters)

10The giant elliptical galaxy in the center of this Hubble image is the most massive and brightest member of the galaxy cluster Abell 2261. Spanning a little more than one million light-years,the galaxy is about 10 times the diameter of our Milky Way galaxy. The bloated galaxy is a member of an unusual class of galaxies with a diffuse core filled with a fog of starlight. Abell 2261 is located three billion light-years away. (NASA; ESA; M. Postman, STScI; T. Lauer, NOAO, Tucson; CLASH team.)

11Sam Clarke of Britain falls from his motorcycle during the first practice session for the Moto2 class at the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix at Phillip Island. (AFP)

1Greece’s Presidential guards stand in formation in front of the White Tower in Thessaloniki in northern Greece. (Reuters)

2A girl collects pieces of metal from the rubble in a neighborhood in Pauktaw township Rakhine state, Burma, that was burned in recent violenc.. (Reuters)

3Saudi police officers monitor screens connected to cameras set up to monitor pilgrims at holy places in Mina during the annual Hajj pilgrimage in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.(AP)

4People walk on a street littered with debris after Hurricane Sandy hit Santiago de Cuba. The Cuban government said that 11 people died when the storm barreled across the island. (Reuters)

5Syrian refugee children play with toy weapons as they imitate Syrian rebels and troops at a refugee camp in the southern port city of Sidon, Lebanon, during the Eid Al-Adha holiday, October 26, 2012. (AP)

6People visit the newly opened Galaxy Soho building, designed by Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid, in Beijing, China. (Reuters)

7People walk through a snowy landscape near the village of Dorndorf-Steudnitz in the south-eastern German state of Thuringia. (Reuters)

8Ferrari Formula One driver Felipe Massa of Brazil is pushed into his pit garage during the qualifying session of the Indian F1 Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida, on the outskirts of New Delhi. (Reuters)

1Storm surge hits a small tree as winds from Hurricane Sandy reach Seaside Park in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Water from Long Island Sound spilled into roadways and towns along the Connecticut shoreline Monday. (AP)

2A Muslim family gather at the ruins of their home, which was burnt in recent violence, in Mrauk Oo township, Burma. United Nations said 22,587 people had now been displaced after unrest between Muslim Rohingyas and Buddhist Rakhines claimed at least 84 lives in Rakhine State. (Reuters)

3A boy jumps off a destroyed army tank in the northern town of Azaz, Syria. Syria’s conflict is going from bad to worse, the U.N.-Arab League peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi said after key talks in Moscow, expressing disappointment that his four-day truce plan had failed. (AFP)

4Demonstrators run as police use tear gas to disperse them in central Ankara, Turkey. Thousands of people gathered in the Turkish capital to mark Republic Day and to march to the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey. (Reuters)

5A van drives along a snow-covered road near Sarajevo, Bosnia. Cold weather brought snow and freezing temperatures to all parts of Bosnia and parts of central and southeastern Europe. (AP)

6Members of the ancient Samaritan community, pray during the pilgrimage for the holy day of the Tabernacles or Sukkot at the religion’s holiest site on the top of Mount Gerizim near the West Bank town of Nablus. (AP)

7A worker harvests Cempasuchil marigolds for use during Mexico’s Day of the Dead celebrations, in San Pedro Cholula. The Cempasuchil, also known as the Flower of the Dead, is traditionally used to honor the deceased. The Day of the Dead observance begins Nov. 1 and ends Nov. 2. (Reuters)

8A woman walks her dog by sandbags in Battery Park in Manhattan as Hurricane Sandy made its approach to New York. The monster storm bore down on the U.S. East Coast forcing hundreds of thousands of people to move to higher ground, public transport to shut down and the shuttering of the U.S. stock market due to weather for the first time in 27 years. (Reuters)

9Iraqis enjoy a ride at Amusement City during Eid al-Adha celebrations in Baghdad. Eid al-Adha is a festive Muslim holiday that commemorates the sacrifice by the Prophet Ibrahim. It is traditional for men, women and children to dress in new clothing and spend time with their families and outdoors. (AP)

10Foam-covered students from St. Andrews University participate in the traditional Raisin Monday celebrations in St. Andrews, Scotland. The tradition dates back to the early days of the university when new students would give senior students 0.45 kg of raisins in gratitude for their help in adapting to university life. (Reuters)

11Female Giant Panda ‘Jia Jia,’ one of two pandas from China, is seen in its enclosure in Singapore. The pandas will be residing at the River Safari Singapore, part of the Wildlife Reserves, Singapore’s new attraction opening in 2013. (AP)

12A man walks on the shore of the Sea of Galilee during sunset near the northern city of Tiberias, Israel. (Reuters)

1An ambulance is stuck in over a foot of snow off of Highway 33 West, near Belington, West Virginia. Superstorm Sandy buried parts of West Virginia under more than a foot of snow, cutting power to at least 264,000 customers and closing dozens of roads. (AP)

2Cars are submerged at the entrance to a parking garage in New York’s Financial District in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy. New York City awakened to a flooded subway system, shuttered financial markets and hundreds of thousands of people without power a day after a wall of seawater and high winds slammed into the city, destroying buildings and flooding tunnels. (AP)

3A Nepalese man carries strings of lemon and chili for sale in Katmandu, Nepal. (AP)

4Russia’s Maria Sharapova reacts to a television camera during an exhibition tennis match against Czech Republic’s Petra Kvitova and Lucie Safarova (not pictured) in Prague, Czech Republic, October 29, 2012. (Reuters)

5An anti-narcotics worker prepares to burn a bag containing cocaine during a drug incineration in Lima, Peru. (Reuters)

6U.S. soldiers of B Troop, 1st squadron of 4th US Cavalry Regiment, fire a 120 mm mortar shell during a mortar registration exercise at COP (Combat outpost) Sar Howza in Paktika province, Afghanistan, October 29, 2012. (Reuters)

7A viewing telescope is covered in snow and ice at the Brocken mountain near Schierke in the Harz region, eastern Germany. (AFP)

1With limited functioning transportation options people wait for ferry tickets in Hoboken, New Jersey. Hurricane Sandy which made landfall along the New Jersey shore, has left parts of the state and the surrounding area flooded and without power. (AFP)

2An Indian, along with fellow members from various tribes of Brazil and accompanied by students, demonstrates in support of the Guarani-Kaiowa Indians at the Esplanade of Ministries in Brasilia. According to local media, a court ruling, which ordered the eviction of Guarani-Kaiowa Indians from the southern part of the Mato Grosso do Sul, has been suspended. (Reuters)

3An Ethiopian Orthodox Christian woman prays at Deir El Sultan in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, in Jerusalem’s Old City. (AP)

4Riders perform stunt jumps on their motorcycles above musicians playing Chinese traditional instruments during the opening ceremony of a forum in Linfen, Shanxi province, October 30, 2012. (Reuters)

5Informal settlers with homes built on top of multi-level tombs go about their daily business as relatives spruce up the tombs of their loved ones at a public cemetery in Navotas north of Manila, Philippines, in preparation for observance of All Saints’ Day. (AP)

6A tree is uprooted by Hurricane Sandy in the old town of Alexandria, near the nations’ capital Washington, D.C, October 30, 2012. The storm knocked down several old trees, taking power lines with them. (Zulima Palacio/VOA)

7A photographer takes pictures of Interior Ministry police during a protest rally to defend Article 31 of the Russian constitution, which guarantees the right of assembly, in St. Petersburg. (Reuters)

8People walk as waves crash on the ‘El Malecon’ seafront boulevard, which is closed to traffic due to rough seas, in Havana, Cuba, October 30, 2012. (Reuters)

9Kosovo’s President Atifete Jahjaga (C) shakes hands with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (L) and EU Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton prior to a meeting at the Presidency in Pristina, Kosovo. (Reuters)

10Guardsmen are instructed into position before a ceremonial welcome for Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Horse Guards Parade, London. (AP)

11French TV host Cecile Belin presents a dress made of chocolate in Paris, during a fashion show for the inauguration of Paris international chocolate fair. (AFP)

12Zebras get a welcome drink during the dry season in Tarangire National Park, Tanzania, September 26, 2012. (Photo: Deborah Tate/USA)

13Coffee with a kitty face (@ashangel22 sent via Instagram)