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Rescuers pull 13-year-old Ferhat Tokay from the rubble of a collapsed building 108 hours after Sunday's 7.2-magnitude quake hit eastern Turkey. Officials say the death toll from the earthquake has gone up to 570.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press

Spectators watch as a Delta II rocket launches from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. NASA launched the satellite to monitor long-term climate change and short-term weather conditions.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: GENE BLEVINS / Reuters

Indonesian clown Andri Hendri performs in a commuter train in Jakarta. Hendri, who works as a clown at children's birthday parties on Sundays, can earn about $14 a day from commuters when he performs on trains.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: BEAWIHARTA / Reuters

Cemetery maintenance workers are silhouetted as they finish cleaning several graves ahead of All Souls Day.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CHERYL RAVELO / Reuters

An outline of frost clings to the edge of fallen leaves.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Amy Sancetta / Associated Press

Russian police officers detain an activist from the "Other Russia" opposition movement during a protest outside a court.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DENIS SINYAKOV / Reuters

Riot police surround university students who broke into the National Assembly area during a rally against the South Korea-U.S. free trade agreement.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JO YONG-HAK / Reuters

A young visitor lights a candle after St.Paul's Cathedral was reopened to the public. It was closed for a week for first time since World War II due to hundreds of Occupy London protesters who are camped in the churchyard.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDY RAIN / EPA

Department of conservation staff and volunteers assist a stranded gray-beaked whale.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROSS BROWN / AFP / Getty Images

A model wears a creation made of pasta and quail eggs by chef and food designer Roland Trettl. A museum is presenting around 50 photographs created by Trettl and photographer Helge Kirchberger showing models wearing fashion made of vegetables, fish skin, octopuses, caul fat and other food.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ODD ANDERSEN / AFP / Getty Images

Palestinian stone-throwers clash with Israeli forces following a weekly demonstration against Israeli settlement expansion.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ABBAS MOMANI / AFP / Getty Images

A Thai woman kisses her pet parrot along a flooded street.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Aaron Favila / Associated Press

A relative of a missing Kashmiri youth participates in a protest demonstration. According to the Assn. of Parents of Disappeared Persons, 8,000 to 10,000 people have gone missing since 1989 after being arrested by Indian security forces and other security agencies.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dar Yasin / Associated Press

A fisherman transfers his catch at the end of the day on the banks of the Brahmaputra River.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anupam Nath / Associated Press

People dressed in yellow -- the color adopted by the phone and broadband company Telenet -- line up outside a Telenet store. The first 20 people totally dressed in yellow to enter the store were to receive a free iPhone 4s.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DIRK WAEM / EPA

A Thai worker walks through floodwater past a parked One Two Go aircraft owned and operated by Orient Thai at a swamped Don Mueang domestic airport.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NARONG SANGNAK / EPA

Rescue workers carry a victim of the earthquake in Turkey. In its latest damage assessment bulletin, the Turkish prime minister's emergency unit said that 523 people were now known to have died as a result of the 7.2 magnitude quake. A further 1,650 had been injured in the disaster.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DIMITAR DILKOFF / AFP / Getty Images

Melek Halitogullari, left, is comforted by her father as she waits for news on her brother, who is trapped under debris after the earthquake.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: UMIT BEKTAS / Reuters

Activists from the Catholic Committee against Hunger and for Development wear masks portraying France's President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a protest at Palais Royal place. Protesters called for Sarkozy and Merkel to wake up to their responsibilities ahead of the G20 and deal with the tax havens that are, they say, one of the causes of the financial difficulties countries are facing.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PHILIPPE WOJAZER / Reuters

A boy with the Yemeni national flag painted on his face looks on during a demonstration by anti-government protesters demanding the resignation of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hani Mohammed / Associated Press

Supporters of the ANC Youth League chant slogans as they take part in a march. The Youth League planned to march to the Chamber of Mines and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange as part of a program of action against youth unemployment and to push for nationalization.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SIPHIWE SIBEKO / Reuters

Papuan tribal members in traditional costume perform aboard a ceremonial boat off the coast during the four-day Raja Ampat Island festival in eastern Indonesia's Papua region. Called the last paradise on Earth, Raja Ampat acrhipelago was nominated as World Heritage Site of UNESCO with its largely pristine environment.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROMEO GACAD / AFP / Getty Images

A Franciscan priest holds a crucifix on the banks of the Jordan River after a ceremony at the Qasr el-Yahud baptismal site near the West Bank city of Jericho. More than 200 Christians visited Qasr el-Yahud on Thursday, one of the sites along the Jordan River where it is believed Jesus was baptized.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: RONEN ZVULUN / Reuters

Runners and robotic "riders" thunder along the circuit during a camel race. Camel races are generally held on public holidays and during the annual National Day celebrations. As it is deemed a dangerous sport, robotic jockeys are used to whip the animals to the finish line.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: HAMID AL-QASMI / EPA

Therapists from the Gezenguz Foundation work with children during an underwater nerve therapy session. Infants and children who have birth injuries and congenital developmental conditions or diseases seek rehabilitation at the foundation.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ferenc Redei / Reuters

A nurse feeds a newborn baby at the Central Obstetrics Hospital. The United Nation projects the world's population will reach 7 billion on Monday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KHAM / Reuters

A meerkat climbs out of a jack-o-lantern at the zoo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOCHEN LUEBKE / AFP / Getty Images

A Buddhist monk walks in floodwaters at a temple in Bangkok's historic center. Thailand's premier warned nervous residents of the capital that flooding could last for four weeks as waters inched nearer the city center on the eve of an emergency five-day holiday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christophe Archambault / AFP / Getty Images

Candles, portraits and flowers are laid on the steps of the Dubrovka Theater to commemorate the ninth anniversary of the day that Chechen rebels took over the building, beginning a siege that ended three days later with the deaths of more than 150 people. On Oct. 23, 2002, during the second act of the musical "Nord-Ost," gunmen took about 800 people hostage in an audacious attempt to prod Russian authorities into ending the war in Chechnya. On the morning of Oct. 26, Russian special forces pumped a narcotic gas into the theater to knock out the rebels and then stormed the building, killing all 40 hostage-takers. But 129 hostages also died, almost all from the effects of the gas.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Misha Japaridze / Associated Press

A man walks in front of buildings jolted from their foundations in Turkey's devastating earthquake. Homeless survivors of the quake endured sub-zero temperatures Wednesday as the government admitted that it was struggling to cope with the demand for shelter.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mustafa Ozer / AFP / Getty Images

Farmers attend a rally in opposition to Japan's participation in rule-making negotiations for the U.S.-led Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement. The agreement would, in principle, eliminate all tariffs within the zone, including on farm products, which have been excluded from Japan's previous free-trade deals.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Yuriko Nakao / Reuters

A Hindu devotee performs rituals during the Tihar festival, or the festival of lights, also known as Diwali. The second day of the five-day festival is dedicated to the worship of cows, considered as an incarnation of Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Niranjan Shrestha / Associated Press

An Indian Border Security Force soldier lights candles inside a bunker in observance of the Hindu festival of Diwali, the annual festival of lights, at the India-Bangladesh border.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jayanta Dey / Reuters

Tombs get a fresh coat of paint at the cemetery of Casabermeja, near the southern Spanish city of Malaga, in preparation for All Saints Day on Tuesday, which Roman Catholics mark by visiting cemeteries and graves of relatives and friends.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jon Nazca / Reuters

French National Police Intervention Groups conduct commando training exercises ahead of next week's G-20 summit in nearby Cannes.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lionel Cironneau / Associated Press

Dresden fans set off fireworks in the stands during the German Soccer Cup match between German champion Borussia Dortmund and second-division club Dynamo Dresden. Police say 15 people were arrested and several injured in clashes between officers and Dresden supporters. Borussia won the match 2-0.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Martin Meissner / Associated Press

Supporters of President Bashar Assad rally at Umayyad Square a few hours ahead of a visit by senior Arab officials probing ways to start a dialogue between the Syrian regime and the opposition.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bassem Tellawi / Associated Press

Protesting Yemeni women burn their veils during a street demonstration demanding the resignation of President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hani Mohammed / Associated Press

A laborer fumigates a poor neighborhood as part of effort to control disease-carrying mosquitoes.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Eranga Jayawardena / Associated Press

A man relaxes in a hammock along Manila Bay.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: John Javellana / Reuters

Two Labradors sit on their hind legs after being worshiped by their trainers at Nepal's central police dog training school on the dog worship day of the Tihar festival. The Tihar festival is the second major festival for Nepalese Hindus. During the festival, people worship crows, considered to be messengers of human beings; cows, considered incarnations of lord Laxmi, god of wealth; and dogs, repaying the love towards man's "best friend." A total of 50 dogs at the training school were worshiped and a dog performance was also shown.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NARENDRA SHRESTHA / EPA

A rainbow is seen above the Sacre Coeur Basilica on Montmartre after a thunderstorm.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOHN SCHULTS / Reuters

Models present creations for the NE TIGER 2012 Haute Couture collection with the theme "Tang Dynasty" (618-907) during China Fashion Week for Spring/Summer 2012.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JASON LEE / Reuters

Indonesian police commandos prepare for the opening ceremony of a joint anti-terror drill at the national police special operations force headquarters in Kelapa Dua, Depok-West Java. The joint anti-terror drill is part of the country's effort to combat terrorism and comes ahead of Indonesia hosting the Southeast Asian Games and the Assn. of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in November.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: BAY ISMOYO / AFP

Members of the European Parliament attend a debate on the state of play of negotiations of the European Council concerning the economic crisis at the European Parliament.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: VINCENT KESSLER / Reuters

Commuters crowd a platform at a train station downtown. According to the Indian Railways, the rail system in India transports over 13 million passengers every day. India's population is estimated to be 1.2 billion, coming in second place after China. Estimates have India having the highest population on Earth by 2030.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROBERTO SCHMIDT / AFP

An employee and security guards try to maintain order as customers rush into a Wal-Mart Supercenter. Wal-Mart stores in Chongqing reopened to surging crowds Tuesday, two weeks after being shut down by local authorities for violating food and product standards.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SHI TOU / Reuters

Rescue workers carry a baby from a collapsed building near the eastern Turkish city of Van. A 14-day-old baby was rescued alive from the rubble of a collapsed building on Tuesday, 46 hours after an earthquake struck southeast Turkey, a Reuters Television journalist said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: STRINGER/TURKEY / Reuters

Internally displaced Pakistanis receive food at the Jalozai camp in district Nowshera. At least 18,000 people have fled their homes in Pakistan's tribal district of Khyber, fearing a fresh onslaught of fighting between the army and Islamist militants, officials said. Families streamed out of the district, a flashpoint for Taliban and other violent groups attacking the NATO supply line into neighboring Afghanistan, after the army ordered them to leave because of military action in the area.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: A. MAJEED / AFP

Thai residents look out of their flooded home at Khlong Rapi Pat in Khlong Luang. A floodgate about 5.5 miles long at Khong Rapi Pat is one of the most crucial of the last fortifications preventing flood waters from the north to flow into Bangkok. Around 350 people have died in flood-related incidents since late July. according to the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation. Thailand is experiencing the worst flooding in 50 years with damage running as high as $6 billion, which could increase if the floods swamp Bangkok.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Daniel Berehulak / Getty Images AsiaPac

A resident wades along a flooded main street in Don Muang district. Thailand announced a five-day holiday Tuesday to give people to the chance to escape floods closing in on Bangkok as authorities ordered the immediate evacuation of a housing estate on the outskirts of the city after a protection wall gave way.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SUKREE SUKPLANG / Reuters

A sign marks the entrance to a job fair in New York. High unemployment is the biggest problem facing the U.S. economy today, a top Federal Reserve official known for his hawkish views on inflation said Monday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SHANNON STAPLETON / REUTERS

A poster displays images of ETA victims during the inauguration of the exhibition, "The Civil Guard, Shield of Democracy Against Terrorism," in the Andalusian capital, Seville. The Basque separatist group ETA said it was ending four decades of armed struggle and called for talks with the Spanish and French authorities on ending Europe's last major guerrilla conflict.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Marcelo del Pozo / REUTERS

Dancers from the English National Ballet strike a pose at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, marking the launch of the Dance GB event to be performed under a tent on the college grounds next July.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CARL COURT / AFP/Getty Images

The aircraft carrying the body of Saudi Crown Prince Sultan ibn Abdulaziz, who died at a hospital in New York on Saturday, touches down at Riyadh Military Air Base. His death sets the stage for an eventual generational shift in the leadership of the world's top oil exporter, even if King Abdullah picks Prince Nayif ibn Albdulaziz, who is in his late 70s, to succeed him. Saudi officials announced the funeral will be held in Riyadh on Tuesday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: HAMAD I MOHAMMED / REUTERS

Brazilian swimmer Thiago Pereira presents his Pan American Games medals during a news conference in Sao Paulo. He won seven medals — five gold, one silver and one bronze.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PAULO WHITAKER / REUTERS

The Monday morning commute in Seattle was congested but moving as drivers dealt with "Viadoom," the closure of the Alaskan Way Viaduct, one of the city's main north-south highways carrying 110,000 vehicles a day. The nine-day closure began Friday for a partial demolition, part of s $3.2-billion project to replace the aging elevated highway with a tunnel under downtown Seattle.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Elaine Thompson / Associated Press

Female protesters march to the Foreign Ministry in Sana to demand the ouster of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: STR / REUTERS

A worker puts the finishing touches on a tent for a wedding reception in Lahore.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MOHSIN RAZA / REUTERS

During rescue operations in Ercis, emergency service workers carry an earthquake survivor. Rescuers clawed through rubble Monday to free people trapped by a powerful earthquake that killed at least 260 people and wounded more than 1,000 in mainly Kurdish southeastern Turkey.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: OSMAN ORSAL / Reuters

A Tibetan exile is detained by police during a protest in front of the United Nations Information Center in New Delhi. Dozens of Tibetan exiles on Monday held a protest against recent self-immolations in Tibetan areas, protesters said. At least nine people have set fire to themselves in Tibetan parts of China in recent months in protests against Chinese rule and what they say are restrictions on their culture and faith.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PARIVARTAN SHARMA / Reuters

In Paris, copies of the French daily newspaper France Soir lie scattered on a street after a union job protest.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOHN SCHULTS / Reuters

A NATO Kosovo Force soldier from Germany stands guard at a barricade in the village of Jagnjenica. Serbian President Boris Tadic urged an end to a tense standoff between Serbs and NATO troops in Kosovo but was rebuffed by hard-line Kosovo Serb leaders after five hours of talks late on Sunday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARKO DJURICA / Reuters

Autumn leaves frame a walkway in the park of the Rheinsberg Palace in Rheinsberg, Germany.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: BERND SETTNIK / EPA

During a visit for the Miss World Highland Games in Scotland, Kanishtha Dhankhar of India gives the bagpipes a try with supervision from pipe major David Boyle. One hundred and twenty two participants of the Miss World are visiting Scotland to as part of a U.K. tour to celebrate Miss World's 60th birthday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images

A cat is held aloft at a cat exhibition in Wuhan, China. Pet owners in China spend an estimated $2 billion a year on their animals, as growth in China's pet products industry reportedly outpaces that in the rest of the world.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP / Getty Images

In this photo provided by the Assn. of Surfing Professionals, William Alotti of France competes in the Arnette World Junior surfing competition in Rio de Janeiro.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sean Rowland / Associated Press

Romanian Orthodox priests carry the reliquary containing the head of St. Andrew during a religious procession toward Romanian Patriarchy Cathedral in Bucharest. The head of St. Andrew of Patras, Greece, was brought on Monday to be worshiped by Romanian Orthodox believers together with St. Dimitrie Basarabov's relics during a week of pilgrimage.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DANIEL MIHAILESCU / AFP / Getty Images

People make their way through high water along flooded streets on the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand. Hundreds of factories closed in the central Thai province of Ayutthaya and Nonthaburi as the waters come closer to threaten Bangkok as well.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Paula Bronstein / Getty Images

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In Turkey, emergency service workers clawed through rubble this week to free people trapped by a powerful earthquake that killed hundreds of people in mainly Kurdish southeastern Turkey. Officials say the death toll in the massive earthquake has gone up to 570 people. See gallery.

St.Paul’s Cathedral in London was re-opened to the public after it was closed for a week for first time since World War II due to hundreds of Occupy London protesters who camped in the churchyard and are refusing to leave; spectators in California watched as a Delta II rocket lifted off the pad from Vandenberg Air Force Base containing a next generation satellite to monitor long-term climate change and short-term weather conditions; cemetery workers clean graves a week ahead of All Souls day inside the Cemetery of the Heroes in the Philippines; and activists wore masks portraying France’s President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a protest at Palais Royal place in Paris.

Earlier this week, Russians marked the ninth anniversary of the beginning of the occupation of Moscow’s Dubrovka Theater by Chechen fighters, who interrupted a performance and took actors and audience hostage to demand the withdrawal of Russian troops from Chechnya. Three days later security forces stormed the theater in an assault in which 40 of the hostage-takers and 129 hostages died. Most of the victims were killed by toxic gas pumped inside the theater to subdue the militants.

An emergency holiday was in effect in Thailand to allow residents the freedom to flee or focus on flood prevention and damage control. Government officials warned that Thursday and Friday would be crucial days along the Chao Phraya River as high tides in the Gulf of Thailand and a swell of runoff from the north meet in Bangkok, home to 12 million people.

On the lighter side, runners and “riders” thunder along the circuit during a camel race in Oman, and a meerkat climbs out of a carved pumpkin at the zoo in Hanover, Germany.

Add stops in Jakarta, Russia, Germany, the West Bank, Yemen, South Africa, Indonesia, Romania, France, Syria and the Philippines to round out the report. Enjoy.

1 Comment

  1. November 13, 2011, 9:57 pm

    The Orthodox do not "worship" the relics of the saints, we honor/ venerate the relics. Worship is reserved only for the Holy Trinity (Father, Son, Holy Spirit, God in three persons).

    By: emmelia78

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