Oceanside, Calif. — Surfers who joined the paddle-out memorial early in the afternoon for Lucas Ransom, the young man who died after a shark attack, return to shore at the Oceanside pier. The remembrance continued into the night.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles TimesLink
Buenos Aires, Argentina — With the entire nation in mourning, candles and a note of appreciation for former Argentine President Nestor Kirchner, who died Wednesday, glow brightly in front of the Casa Rosada presidential palace.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALEJANDRO PAGNI / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Rawalpindi, Pakistan — A small boy plays with a balloon in a city slum. Pakistan has urged the world community and donor agencies to help and support its poverty-stricken, war-ravaged economy.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: CARL DE SOUZA / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
New York — People dressed as chickens stage a protest against animal cruelty on behalf of PETA, dancing in front of the Times Square McDonalds. The animal rights organization claims chickens, destined for McNuggets, are still conscious when they are slaughtered.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: EMMANUEL DUNAND / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Angra Dos Reis, Brazil — President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva smiles as he holds up his oil-soaked gloved hands while on a visit to the Cidade Angra dos Reis offshore platform at Angra dos Reis. Petrobras, the Brazilian energy company, plans to deploy the platform at a well in Tupi, believed to hold between 5 and 8 billion barrels of oil.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: REUTERSLink
Shanghai, China — Visitors in deck chairs rest in front of the United Kingdom Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo. The six-month exhibition closes on Sunday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALY SONG / REUTERSLink
Bern, Switzerland — As part of "Stop Piracy Day 2010," a steamroller destroys several thousand counterfeit Swiss watches at the Bern-Belp airport. The fake timepieces were confiscated by Swiss customs during the course of the year.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: RUBEN SPRICH / REUTERSLink
Planet Mars — In an image released by NASA today, Opportunity, the Mars exploration rover, uses its navigation camera to record the view at the end of a 364-foot drive on the 2,353rd Martian day of the rover's mission on the Red Planet.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NASA / REUTERSLink
Cangkringan, Indonesia — Lava continues to flow from the crater of erupting Mount Merapi.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Binsar Bakkara / Associated PressLink
Havana, Cuba — Cuban soldiers hold the national flag as they gather to honor Camilo Cienfuegos, a commander of Fidel Castro's rebel army, at Havana's El Malecon seafront wall. In 1959, less than a year after their victory, Cienfuegos was presumed dead when his plane disappeared over the ocean; neither the aircraft nor his body were ever found. Each year on Oct. 28, Cubans cast flowers into the sea in his honor.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ENRIQUE DE LA OSA / REUTERSLink
Khartoum, Sudan — A group of internally displaced people travel by bus, part of a convoy bound for southern Unity state. Sudan's civil war, Africa's longest, pitted Khartoum's Islamist government against rebels who mostly followed Christianity and traditional beliefs, culminating in a 2005 peace accord between the north and south.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MOHAMED NURELDIN ABDALLAH / REUTERSLink
Gaza City — Palestinian fishermen end a day's work at sunset.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MOHAMMED SALEM / REUTERSLink
Kunjak, Afghanistan — Pfc. Benjamin Brickman of Albany, N.Y., reaches out to Pfc. Brandon Voris of Lebanon, Ohio, as they struggle through a sandstorm at their remote outpost in Helmand province.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FINBARR O'REILLY / ReutersLink
Sofia, Bulgaria — A woman walks in a park during a cool, colorful autumn day.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: VASSIL DONEV / EPALink
Allahabad, India — A Sadhu, or Hindu holy man, looks on at the Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati rivers.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rajesh Kumar Singh / Associated PressLink
Stone Town, Tanzania — Supporters of the opposition CUF party gather during an election rally. Tanzania will hold presidential elections on Sunday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KIM LUDBROOK / EPALink
Buenos Aires — A woman, wrapped with an Argentine flag, holds flowers as she waits to pay homage to former President Nestor Kirchner at the government palace. Kirchner, the husband of current President Cristina Fernandez, died Wednesday after suffering a heart attack.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Natacha Pisarenko / Associated PressLink
Sofia, Bulgaria — A student attends a protest to demand financial help from the government for hard-pressed higher-education institutions that could be forced to close for the winter.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DIMITAR DILKOFF / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Manila — A worker at a military cemetery cleans soldiers' graves in preparation for All Souls Day, a day of remembrance for the dead.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROMEO RANOCO / ReutersLink
Sydney, Australia — A worker puts the finishing touches on a boutique in the new $1.2-billion Westfield Sydney shopping complex.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TORSTEN BLACKWOOD / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
London — Armed police stand guard in the central part of the city. Not one person stopped and searched under anti-terrorism powers in Britain was arrested for terrorism-related offenses last year, figures showed.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDY RAIN / EPALink
Parorogat, Indonesia — Survivors make their way past damaged houses after their village was hit by Monday's earthquake-triggered tsunami.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Achmad Ibrahim / Associated PressLink
Glagaharjo, Indonesia — Mourners weep during the funeral of Mbah Maridjan, the spiritual guardian of Mt. Merapi who was killed in the volcano's eruption on Tuesday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gembong Nusantara / Associated PressLink
Umbulharjo, Indonesia — Relatives pray at a mass grave for victims of the Mt. Merapi eruption.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irwin Fedriansyah / Associated PressLink
Kali Adem, Indonesia — A man walks across an area covered by ash in the Mt. Merapi eruption.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ADEK BERRY / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Athens — Protesting Culture Ministry workers display a banner reading "No Firings" on the roof of the Propylaea, the monumental gate of the Acropolis, and in front of the Parthenon, right. Tens of thousands of government contract workers are facing layoffs as a result of Greece's financial crisis.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Petros Giannakouris / Associated PressLink
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