A Nepalese Hindu devotee looks on while praying with fruits and coconuts to the setting sun by standing in Bagmati River during the Chhath festival in Kathmandu. The Chhath festival is observed by the Nepalese and Indian people for a prosperous life and goodwill among the people.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NARENDRA SHRESTHA / EPALink
An Indian boy stands at the window of his makeshift house in Mumbai.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rafiq Maqbool / Associated PressLink
People gather their belongings after offering prayers at sunset during the Chhath Puja festival in New Delhi. At Chhath, an ancient Hindu festival, rituals are performed to thank the sun god for sustaining life on Earth.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Saurabh Das / Associated PressLink
A jogger chugs along the banks of the Schuylkill River and Kelly Drive amid autumn colors in Philadelphia.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Rourke / Associated PressLink
The sun sets behind Haixinsha Stadium shortly before the start of the opening ceremony of the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, China. Athletes from 45 countries and territories will compete in 42 sporting disciplines through Nov. 27.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Torsten Blackwood / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Pakistanis remove debris from a collapsed building in Karachi after an overnight bomb blast. Pakistan accused Taliban and Al Qaeda-linked bombers of attacking police in Karachi, stoking fears that Islamist networks are expanding their fight in the country's economic capital.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Asif Hassan / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A Palestinian demonstrator from the West Bank village of Billin burns tires to protest Israeli construction plans in the separated territory. Tensions are running high in the region after Israel announced it will construct 1,345 housing units in East Jerusalem.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Atef Safadi / EPALink
A protester clashes with Israeli soldiers during a demonstration against Israel's controversial separation barrier in the West Bank village of Maasarah, near the biblical town of Bethlehem. Israel says the network of steel and concrete walls, fences and barbed wire is needed for security, while the Palestinians view it as a land grab that undermines their promised state.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Abed al Hashlamoun / EPALink
A Luciano Pavarotti "trash" sculpture is one of 10 art pieces depicting famous Italians displayed in the historic Piazza Trilussa during a "culture raid" by the My Trastevere. The point of sculptures, all made of rubbish, is "to save our culture and Italy's image around the world, including by giving a positive connotation to the serious trash problem by transforming it into art," a My Trastevere sign said.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Massimo Percossi / EPALink
A woman walks with her umbrella on Monastiraki square in central Athens.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Petros Giannakouris / Associated PressLink
A farmer walks across a paddy in Sleman as heat clouds of ash continue to spew from Mt. Merapi. Indonesia's most active volcano sent ash high into the sky after a series of major eruptions, with an alert status remaining in force. Since Mt. Merapi began erupting in late October, 194 people have died and more than 360,000 have been forced to move into makeshift camps.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Roslan Rahman / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Twenty-three-month-old Walker, the new polar bear at Highland Wildlife Park, has a swim before meeting with 30-year-old Mercedes for the first time in Kingussie, Scotland. The bears were both released Friday into the 4-acre main enclosure, which will be their home.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jeff J. Mitchell / Getty ImagesLink
Daniel Mukalay, left, the head of the Democratic Republic of Congo Police Special Services, and four other police office attend their trial for the slaying of human rights activist Floribert Chebeya in Kinshasa. Eight police officers, on trial in Kinshasa, are accused of killing leading Congolese human rights activist Floribert Chebeya in June.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gwenn Dubourthoumeiu / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Police gather at the scene where a Pennsylvania Game Commission officer was shot to death in Freedom Township. Police are searching for a person of interest in the fatal shooting of a Pennsylvania Game Commission officer who was investigating reports of illegal hunting activity before he was killed. State police say 27-year-old Christopher Lynn Johnson is being sought for questioning and should be considered armed and dangerous.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Clare Becker / Hanover Evening SunLink
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