St. Petersburg, Russia — A boy looks at a glass ball filled with gas to create a plasma sphere at an exhibition.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALEXANDER DEMIANCHUK / ReutersLink
London — A model wears an outfit by designer Caroline Charles during her show at London Fashion Week. The designers are showing their spring/summer 2011 collections.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Joel Ryan / Associated PressLink
Srinagar, India — Relatives and neighbors of Yasir Rafiq, a relative of senior separatist leader Yasin Malik, mourn at his funeral. Rafiq was injured when he was allegedly shot while playing a board game in the street during curfew last month. He succumbed to his injuries in a New Delhi hospital Thursday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mukhtar Khan / Associated PressLink
Queensboro Hill, N.Y. — A man looks at car that was hit by a tree toppled in a storm. There are reports that tornadoes hit parts of the New York City area, causing widespread damage and killing one woman.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JUSTIN LANE / EPALink
Tehran — A demonstrator rips up a poster showing American Pastor Terry Jones in Enqelab Square during a demonstration against earlier threats by Jones to burn copies of the Muslim holy book, the Koran.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ATTA KENARE / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Shotol, Afghanistan — An election worker carries voting material to the remote mountainous villages in Shotol, in the Panjshir region. More than 2,500 candidates will contest for 249 seats in the lower house of the Afghan parliament in the country's second election.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Paula Bronstein / Getty ImagesLink
Ashdod, Israel — An Ultra-Orthodox Jew holds a chicken as he performs the Kaparot ritual ahead of the holiday of Yom Kippur. Kaparot is a custom in which white chickens are slaughtered as a symbolic gesture of atonement. The slaughtered chickens are then donated to the poor.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AMIR COHEN / ReutersLink
Alcaniz, Spain — MotoGP Yamaha rider Jorge Lorenzo of Spain rides his motorbike during a practice for Sunday's Aragon Motorcycle Grand at the Motorland racetrack.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MANU FERNANDEZ / Associated PressLink
Kandahar, Afghanistan — An Afghan security official stands guard at a roadside checkpoint amid intensified security for the parliamentary elections on Saturday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MATIULLAH ACHAKZAI / EPALink
Versailles, Ind. — Marine Cpl. John Bishop's son K'Sean Bishop, 4, holds onto an American flag and his stepfather David Rohwer while leaving the cemetery where his father was buried. Bishop, 25, of Columbus, Ind., died Sept. 8 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOEL PHILIPPSEN / THE REPUBLICLink
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