A soldier stands guard at the Eiffel Tower. France has been warned by Saudi Arabia that the city's iconic structure is a potential target for an attack by Al Qaeda.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Franck Prevel / Getty ImagesLink
High school students damage a car during a demonstration, joining the protest against the French government's pensions bill.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: GUIOCHON STEPHANE / European Pressphoto AgencyLink
Brennan Moore, 4, slides headfirst into a pile of autumn leaves at his home in Kansas.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tom Dorsey / Salina Journal/APLink
A young deer eyes a pile of pumpkins at the Missoula Alliance Church's annual fundraiser for mission work abroad.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kurt Wilson / Associated PressLink
Farmer Encarnacion Chavez harvests marigolds to decorate graves for the Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebrations. Known as Cempasuchil in the native Nahuatl language, the yellow flowers are purchased throughout Mexico from late October through early November for the annual holiday when friends and families gather to remember and pray for departed loved ones.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carlos Jasso / Associated PressLink
Palestinian riders and their mounts cast shadows on a wall during a graduation event at an equestrian club.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hatem Moussa / Associated PressLink
Cadets from the United States Military Academy at West Point display a giant American flag during the national anthem before the start of Game 3 of the American League Championship Series between the New York Yankees and the Texas Rangers at Yankee Stadium.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Travis Lindquist / Getty ImagesLink
People in silhouette chat in front of David Hockney's art at his new exhibition at the Pierre Berge foundation. Using the "Brushes" application, the celebrated British artist has replaced traditional canvas with art created and displayed on the glowing screens of Apple iPhones and iPads.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Thibault Camus / Associated PressLink
Models display creations by Russian fashion designers Yana and Anastasiya Shevchenko of fashion house Yanastasia at Russian Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2011.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SERGEI CHIRIKOV / European Pressphoto AgencyLink
The sun sets behind India's first floating National Disaster Response Force Base on the Brahmaputra River following its inauguration.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: European Pressphoto AgencyLink
Shetland ponies compete at Plumpton Racecourse in a charity event to benefit a racehorse rehabilitation center.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alan Crowhurst / Getty Images EuropeLink
Two girls run in a leaf-covered park.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: VIKTOR DRACHEV / AFPLink
Filipino villagers make their way through Typhoon Megi's strong winds and rain in Isabela province, northern Philippines. Weather officials said Megi is the strongest storm in 2010.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DENNIS M. SABANGAN / EPALink
Spanish gymnast Javier Fuertes Gomez performs on the horizontal bar during the qualifying round of the 42nd Artistic Gymnnastics World Championships.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROBIN UTRECHT / ANPLink
South Korean honor guards perform for military officers from Asia-Pacific countries during a welcoming ceremony for a defense chiefs meeting.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ahn Young-joon / APLink
In this image made available by the British Ministry of Defense, the sun rises over the Royal Navy nuclear attack submarine Triumph as it comes into a base on the River Clyde.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ben Sutton / Royal NavyLink
A villager works on a salt field in Markam county, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region. Markam county has been known for its rich salt resources since ancient times.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Purbu Zhaxi / XinhuaLink
A model watches from backstage during a performance for the opening of the Sevilla Fashion Show. The show will run until Oct. 21.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARCELO DEL POZO / X90017Link
Strikers set small fires and block fuel storage depots to protest against pension reform. Many gas stations across France ran out of fuel.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KENZO TRIBOUILLARD / AFPLink
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