St. Petersburg, Russia — Fans of Croatia's Hajduk Split soccer team react during the Europe League group-stage match between Hajduk Split and Zenit St. Petersburg.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dmitry Lovetsky / Associated PressLink
Seattle — President Obama holds a backyard conversation on women and the economy. He is on a four-day, five-state swing to support Democrats in the November election.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KEVIN LAMARQUE / REUTERSLink
Tel Aviv — Israeli chess grandmaster Alik Gershon, right, looks at a board in Rabin Square. According to organizers, Gershon played against 525 opponents in an attempt to break the Guinness world record for simultaneous chess games, currently held by an Iranian. To set the record, Gershon needs to win at least 80% of the games.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NIR ELIAS / REUTERSLink
Kabul, Afghanistan — A girl stands in the ruins of Darul Aman Palace on the outskirts of Kabul. A group of Afghan Kuchi tribal nomads settled into the palace several months ago under the protection of Afghan paramilitary police that use the ruins as a makeshift patrol base. The nomads had been driven from a nearby area during a bout of ethnic riots this summer.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Chris Hondros / Getty Images EuropeLink
Stavropol, Russia — A boy walks in a city park amid fallen leaves on a sunny autumn day in Stavropol.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: EDUARD KORNIYENKO / ReutersLink
Ilagan, Philippines — Beverly Adora, 20, dries photographs after her family's house was devastated by Typhoon Megi, which killed at least 10 people in the Philippines.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROMEO RANOCO / ReutersLink
Nadia, India — Indian artist Bhola Pandit carries earthen lamps at a workshop before Diwali, the festival of lights.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PIYAL ADHIKARY / EPALink
Bangkok, Thailand — Sinual, a 13-month old male Maltese terrier, gets a combing before competition at the Asian Dog Show.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Apichart Weerawong / Associated PressLink
Sanaa, Yemen — Men perform a traditional Baraa dance during a mass wedding ceremony for 3,200 brides and grooms.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Khaled Abdullah / ReutersLink
Tokyo — Sho Uchida of Japan competes on his way to winning in the men's 1,500-meter freestyle finals at the FINA Swimming World Cup.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: YURIKO NAKAO / ReutersLink
Athens — Policemen try to disperse protesters during a rally. About 2,000 students marched to protest against planned education reforms and austerity measures aimed at helping Greece exit its debt crisis.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOHN KOLESIDISLink
Maloora, India — An Indian army soldier stays low as he takes his position during a gun battle with suspected separatist militants on the outskirts of Srinagar, the summer capital of Kashmir.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DANISH ISMAIL / ReutersLink
Terzigno, Italy — Protesters throw firecrackers during violent demonstrations against the opening of a new waste dump.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ciro De Luca / ReutersLink
Lyon, France — Protesters being chased by police run past an overturned car amid one of several demonstrations against the government's retirement-reform proposals.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Laurent Cipriani / Associated PressLink
Nghi Xuan, Vietnam — Soldiers pull up a bus that was swept away by flooding on the Lam River. Eighteen passengers are missing, and at least 64 people have died as a result of the floods in the central part of the country.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: HOANG DINH NAM / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Moscow — Russian police detain the Left Front political activist movement's leader, Sergey Udaltsov, as he tries to attend the new Moscow mayor's confirmation ceremony. Sergei Sobyanin, a close aide of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, is expected to be confirmed as mayor of the Russian capital after the dramatic firing of the flamboyant Yuri Luzhkov.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALEXEY SAZONOV / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
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