A jockey competes during Chonburi's annual buffalo race festival, about 50 miles southeast of Bangkok. The event, which also celebrates the rice harvest, dates back to the buffalo trade in Chonburi, once the trade center of eastern Thailand.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: CHAIWAT SUBPRASOM / ReutersLink
Libyan revolutionary fighters attack pro-Kadafi forces in downtown Sirte. Rebel forces have besieged Sirte for a month. They face fierce resistance from loyalists while fighting street by street in the hometown of Libya's ousted leader Moammar Kadafi.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bela Szandelszky / Associated PressLink
Riot police detain a supporter of Ukrainian ex-prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko near the Pecherskiy district court. Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich hinted at possible imminent changes to the law that may benefit Tymoshenko, who has been convicted of abuse of office and sentenced to seven years in jail.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ReutersLink
A woman carrying her baby votes behind a curtain during a presidential election at Feefee polling station in Bomi County. Liberians lined up in the rain for the West African country's second presidential election since its civil war, with incumbent Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who was recently named a Nobel Peace Prize winner, seeking a second term.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: LUC GNAGO / ReutersLink
Caroli Golubytskyi of Germany, left, and Nzingha Prescod of the U.S. compete during their qualification foil event at the World Fencing Championships.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TONY GENTILE / ReutersLink
An Indian worker assembles firecrackers at a workshop on the outskirts of Ahmedabad. Workers in this cottage industry are preparing fireworks ahead of the Hindu festival of Diwali, which falls on Oct. 26 this year. The longer monsoon in Gujarat state and the rise in raw material and labor costs will result in a 40% increase in firecracker prices this year.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SAM PANTHAKY / AFPLink
A Bhutanese worker hangs lights around a picture of King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck and future queen Jetsun Pema outside a hotel. The 31 year-old reformist monarch of the small Himalayan Kingdom will wed his commoner bride later this week.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kevin Frayer / Associated PressLink
Japan forward Mike Havenaar, second from left, reacts after scoring for Japan against Tajikistan during their soccer World Cup Asian qualifier. Tajikistan's goalkeeper is Alisher Tuychiev.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associate Press / Kyodo NewsLink
Samaritans pray during Sukkoth (the Tabernacles Feast) celebrations on Mt. Gerizim, near the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Sukkoth marks the exodus of the Hebrews from Egypt. The Samaritan religion is based on four principles of faith, one God, the God of Israel; one Prophet, Moses Ben Amram; the Torah, the first five books of the Bible; and one holy place, Mt. Gerizim. The Samaritan community numbers about 740 people, half at Mt. Gerizin in the West Bank and the others in Holon near Tel Aviv.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MENAHEM KAHANA / AFPLink
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