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A Buddhist carries old prayer flags to be replaced with new ones at Swayambhunath Stupa in Kathmandu.


A woman calls out to passing boats as her dog stands on a fence in flooded Pathum Thani province. Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra tried to reassure residents of Bangkok on Friday that the capital would largely escape the flooding that has covered a third of the country since July and caused damage of at least $3 billion.


Dew drops cling to a spiderweb near Erfurt.


Occupy Wall Street protesters march up Broadway with brooms in hand as part of a symbolic effort to "clean up" Wall Street.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

A protester holds a flare during a demonstration in Milan. Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is expected to survive a vote of confidence on Friday, despite the scandals, economic stagnation and intense pressure from financial markets plaguing him and his administration.


Yemeni supporters of embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh climb on flagpoles during a rally in favor of the regime after noon prayers.


A Palestinian woman, with her hands chained, flashes victory signs as she takes part in a protest calling for the release of Palestinian prisoners from Israeli jails, near the International Committee of Red Cross offices in Beirut. Israel and Gaza's Hamas Islamist rulers agreed this week to swap more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners for Israeli captive soldier Gilad Shalit.


A cross and a crescent are painted on the palm of an Egyptian demonstrator holding the hand of a fellow protester during a rally in support of national unity in Cairo's Tahrir Square, days after 25 people, mostly Coptic Christians, were killed in weekend clashes with Egyptian security forces.


A dog barks at riot police during a protest outside the Finance Ministry in Athens. Buses, metro trains, trams and taxis were not running in the Greek capital, snarling traffic as public transport workers walked off the job for a second day in an unrelenting barrage of protests against government austerity measures.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kostas Tsironis / Associated Press

Julia Mancuso of the U.S. makes a training run with the U.S. alpine skiing team at the Rettenbach glacier in Soelden.


A young Nepalese farmer carries rice plants in the village of Thali during the beginning of the harvest season. Reportedly some 80% of Nepal's population depends on agriculture production, with rice being the major crop.


Customers line up outside the Apple store in Covent Garden to buy an iPhone 4S. The widely anticipated mobile phone had customers lining up in cities around the world for hours.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Oli Scarff / Getty Images

Libyan rebel fighters fire on pro-Moammar Kadafi forces during the battle to liberate the city.


Anti-Moammar Kadafi fighters kick around a soccer ball.


Residents on a motorbike look at burning fuel trucks attacked by gunmen on a highway in Sindh province. Gunmen opened fire on an Afghanistan-bound convoy of NATO fuel supply trucks and set fire to six of them, police said.


A worker stands among debris after an explosion that caused heavy damage to a restaurant. Officials say they are investigating the cause of the explosion that killed at least three people and injured at least 13 others.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Felipe Dana / Associated Press

A resident sits on a roof during flooding. At least 283 people have been killed around Thailand by heavy monsoon rain, floods and mudslides since late July, and 26 of its 77 provinces are inundated, according to the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation.


An Indonesian man looks at a minivan crushed by a chunk of concrete that fell from a building after an earthquake on Bali. The 6.0-magnitude earthquake jolted Indonesia's popular resort island, causing widespread panic and injuring at least 50 people, many with broken bones and head wounds.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Firdia Lisnawati / Associated Press

The Liberian-flagged container ship Rena is seen stuck aground on a reef off the coast. A salvage crew finally managed to board the cargo ship, which has spilled hundreds of tons of oil since striking the reef, and was racing to assess whether oil can be pumped from the ship before the vessel breaks up.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Natacha Pisarenko / Associated Press

Waves wash Papamoa Beach, dirtied with fuel oil from wreck of the Liberian-flagged container ship Rena.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Natacha Pisarenko / Associated Press

Greek presidential guards, known as Evzones, take part in a changing of the guard ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier as a riot police officer secures the Greek parliament during an anti-government rally by striking public transport workers.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Petros Giannakouris / Associated Press

King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck, right, holds a young child as he greets locals with Queen Jetsun Pema during a celebration after they were married at the Punakha Dzong. The 31-year-old reformist monarch of the small Himalayan kingdom wed his commoner bride in a series of ceremonies in the 17th century monastic fortress.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kevin Frayer / Associated Press

Suman, a 9-year-old nomad girl from the desert Indian state of Rajasthan, with her face painted to attract commuters, reacts to the camera as she begs for alms at a traffic junction on the outskirts of New Delhi. Suman, whose elder sister paints her face, collects between 25 to 30 rupees (50 to 60 cents) a day.


Andy Murray of Britain hits a shot during his match against Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland at the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament.


Westminster dogs get a sniff of a parliament cake outside the actual Parliament. Members of Parliament brought their prized dogs to the 19th annual Westminster Dog of the Year Award.


Judy Watson, left, consoles Livia Chiurazzni at the scene where a gunman killed eight people at Salon Meritage in Seal Beach. A ninth victim is in critical condition at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Chiurazzni works at the salon next door.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

Residents catch relief goods distributed from a helicopter. About one-third of the country has been inundated by deadly monsoons, floods and mudslides since mid-July.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sukree Sukplang / Reuters

Participants are led by "blind walk" creator Alex Rudolph during a tour through the city.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Oliver Berg / European PressPhoto Agency

Final testing takes place on new spillway at Russia's largest hydroelectric power station. The spillway was constructed as an emergency outlet in times of flooding or technical failure.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ilya Naymushin / Reuters

Novice monks at the Dechen Phrodrang Buddhist monastery look down from a hilltop in the capital.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Adrees Latif / Reuters

Artist Kitty Kraus' artwork Untitled (Spiegellampe) is displayed at the White Cube Bermondsey gallery, newly opened to the public.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luke MacGregor / Reuters

A worker floats on rubber tube as he collects water chestnuts from a village pond.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ajay Verma / Reuters

Family members of prisoners wait for their release outside the Insein central prisonn. Myanmar started to free dozens of prisoners, including political detainees, in a further sign of change in the authoritarian state after decades of repression.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Soe Than Win / AFP / Getty Images

A man sells newspapers a day after Liberia's second post-war polls, in which incumbent President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf received a controversial late boost by winning the Nobel Peace prize. Provisional results are expected in one day.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Issouf Sanogo / AFP / Getty Images

Syrian regime supporters wave the Baath party flag during a demonstration to show their support for President Bashar Assad and thank Russia and China for blocking a U.N. Security Council resolution condemning Syria for its brutal crackdown.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Muzaffar Salman / Associated Press

An Indian villager sets dried earthen lamps.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Biswaranjan Rout / Associated Press

A protester participates in a rally against a free-trade agreement between South Korea and the United States near the U.S. Embassy.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ahn Young-joon / Associated Press

The moon sets into a fog bank at dawn as fishermen on the Huntington Beach Pier watch their lines and others take a stroll on the sand.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

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.


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 Press

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.


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.


Caroli Golubytskyi of Germany, left, and Nzingha Prescod of the U.S. compete during their qualification foil event at the World Fencing Championships.


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.


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 Press

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 News

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.


Coptic Christian protesters gather outside the Coptic Hospital waiting to receive the bodies of relatives killed in clashes a day earlier between mostly Coptic Christians and government troops. Violence between troops and demonstrators in front of the state television building killed at least two dozen people.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mohamed Omar / European Pressphoto Agency

Relatives of Copts killed during clashes with the Egyptian military Sunday sob after seeing their bodies at the morgue of the Coptic Hospital.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Khalil Hamra / Associated Press

British musicians Miss Dynamite and Charlie Simpson, fifth and sixth from left, respectively, join unemployed young people outside a job center in a bit of performance art for the Battlefront Campaign, which raises awareness of the large number of unemployed British youth.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Leon Neal / AFP / Getty Images

A man rows a boat past a giant, reclining Buddha statue submerged by floodwaters in Ayutthaya province. Flooding in the area has claimed 261 lives over the last two months.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rungroj Yongrit / European Pressphoto Agency

North Koreans enjoy traditional folk dancing in a city square to celebrate the 66th anniversary of the communist nation's ruling Workers' Party.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: David Guttenfelder / Associated Press

Teng Haibin of China performs on the rings during the men's team event of the qualification round at the World Gymnastics Championships. The eight top-scoring teams from the qualifying round will advance to the finals.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kazuhiro Nogi / AFP / Getty Images

Students practice a dance with umbrellas to be performed during the wedding festivities of King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck and future Queen Jetsun Pema, The 31-year-old reformist monarch of the small Himalayan kingdom will wed his commoner bride later this week.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kevin Frayer / Associated Press

A fighter runs for cover during the battle for Surt, Moammar Kadafi's hometown and last remaining stronghold.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Majid Saeedi / Getty Images

A pedestrian walks in the rain among piles of garbage built up during a municipal workers strike. The latest 24-hour strike against the government's austerity drive also halted service on rail, bus, trolley and tram lines.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Pantelis Saitis / European Pressphoto Agency

A bird flies away after attempting to land on the antlers of a resting red stag at Richmond Park, where more than 600 deer live year-round.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dan Istitene / Getty Images

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  1. October 15, 2011, 10:11 pm

    Wow…so beautiful..I am going to try one like this. Thank you!

    By: ssue
  2. October 16, 2011, 1:20 pm

    Looking For Peace in world.

    By: bbabhaktarajbasnet
  3. October 23, 2011, 12:54 pm

    the person in the picture didn't loose his smile even dough the difficult situation

    By: jaimeopinion

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