Netanya, Israel — The harvest moon is seen on the night of the autumnal equinox from the coastal city of Netanya in northern Israel. The harvest moon, which refers to the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox, arrived on the same night this year.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JACK GUEZ / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
San Pedro — Justin Imuta, left, Lisa Iida and Jennifer Takeuchi take in the view at Angels Gate Park.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles TimesLink
London — Men in period costume nap adjacent to a restored 1930s London Underground train in the disused Aldwych station, which was used as an air raid shelter during the Blitz of World War II. Faithfully re-created to give a glimpse of 1940s London, it will soon be open to the public to mark the 70th anniversary of the Blitz and the Battle of Britain.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Oli Scarff / Getty ImagesLink
Paris — Private and public sector workers cross the Pont de Sully, one of the many bridges spanning the River Seine, as they protest plans to raise the retirement age. France faces a further round of rail and air traffic disruption as trade unions seek to mobilize millions more to protest the proposed change.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BENOIT TESSIER / REUTERSLink
Washington, D.C. — Steve Johnson, of Ashburn, Va., works on his tan as temperatures soar above seasonal averages in the nation's capital.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KEVIN LAMARQUE / REUTERSLink
Medellín, Colombia — A man at a printing facility reads a newspaper announcing the death of Colombian rebel commander Jorge "Mono Jojoy" Briceno. An assault by Colombian troops killed the militant leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, in what defense officials described as the "hardest blow ever" against the leftist guerrillas.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: RAUL ARBOLEDA / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Mexico City — Egyptian writer, feminist activist, physician and psychiatrist Nawal El Saadawi receives her Doctor Honoris Causa from the National Autonomus University of Mexico from Jose Narro at the Palacio de Mineria.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALFREDO ESTRELLA / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia — A woman joins a street celebration for Saudi Arabia's national day, testing hard-line clerics who object to the kingdom's only secular holiday five years after it was created.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: HAMAD OLAYAN / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Los Teques, Venezuela — Opposition supporters attend a campaign rally with local candidates for the national assembly in Los Teques, Venezuela. The opposition is expected to make significant gains in the nation's parliamentary elections on Sunday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carlos Garcia Rawlins / REUTERSLink
Los Angeles — Sabrina Hearon at the Hawthorne site where her 21-year-old son was stabbed to death.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles TimesLink
Lima, Peru — Inmates await their turn to perform in a circus, inspired by the Cirque du Soleil, at the Santa Monica Prison for women in Lima, Peru.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Martin Mejia / Associated PressLink
New Delhi, India — Laborers pull a hand cart loaded with bricks and sand past a billboard advertising the upcoming Commonwealth Games in New Delhi. More nations delayed their teams' arrival as organizers worked vigorously to address security and health concerns that have caused several top athletes to withdraw.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / REUTERSLink
Los Angeles — A deadly Rowley's palm pit viper from southern Mexico, one of the rarest snakes in the world, will soon be on display at the Los Angeles Zoo.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARK RALSTON / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Binnaguri, India — A crane lifts the carcass of an elephant from a railway track in the Indian village of Binnaguri after the pachyderm was hit by a freight train.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: REUTERSLink
Atlanta, Georgia — Dustin Johnson hits a shot from a bunker during the opening round of the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: CURTIS COMPTON / Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionLink
Vienna, Austria — The former Zwanziger Haus (Twenties House) in Vienna is scheduled to reopen next year as the Museum of Revolution.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: LISI NIESNER / REUTERSLink
Irvine CA — A funeral procession pays tribute to Orange County Fire Authority firefighter Jimmy Owen at Mariners Church in Irvine. Owen died during a training exercise last week.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francine Orr / Los Angeles TimesLink
Kumanovo, Macedonia — People usher in the autumnal equinox at the Kokino megalithic observatory. The 3,800-year-old observatory, which used stone monuments -- megaliths -- to track the movement of the sun, was discovered in 2001 and is ranked as the fourth-oldest observatory in the world, according to NASA.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: OGNEN TEOFILOVSKI / ReutersLink
Quezon City, Philippines — Residents of shanty homes being razed for a redevelopment project clash with police in suburban Manila.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NOEL CELIS / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Spirits Bay, New Zealand — Volunteers Susan Crowther, left, and Justine Sanderson keep stranded whales moist until they can be taken back to the water. Only 24 of several dozen pilot whales stranded on the remote northern New Zealand beach survived a stormy first night.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Richard Robinson / New Zealand HeraldLink
Duisburg, Germany — Steelworkers from Germany's industrial conglomerate ThyssenKrupp wave fireworks during a protest for higher wages.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: INA FASSBENDER / ReutersLink
Nice, France — Demonstrators toss an effigy of French President Nicolas Sarkozy into the air during a rally against pension changes.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ERIC GAILLARD / ReutersLink
Singapore — Checking the air pressure of tires is one of the tasks of a Mercedes team technician in advance of the Singapore Grand Prix.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SAEED KHAN / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Beijing, China — Artwork seems to float around a woman in a gallery.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: LIU JIN / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Colombo, Sri Lanka — A Sri Lankan amputee runs at an athletic event for disabled soldiers.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ISHARA S.KODIKARA / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Moscow, Russia — Romania's Alexandra Piscupescu performs with the ball during the the rhythmic gymnastics world championships.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sergey Ponomarev / Associated PressLink
Bogota, Colombia — Dancers from the U.S. company Pilobolus perform their show "Shadowland" during press rehearsals.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MAURICIO DUENAS / EPALink
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