Limpopo, South Africa — A black rhinocerous, sedated and suspened from a military helicopter, is carried away from an area popular with poachers in the hills of the Eastern Cape to a new home 15 miles away. The operation was organized by the World Wildlife Fund.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: GREEN RENAISSANCELink
Dead Sea, Jordan — A boy shows his hand covered with mud from the Dead Sea. Jordan has been campaigning to have the Dead Sea chosen as one of the "Seven Wonders of Nature" in an international competition.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALI JAREKJI / ReutersLink
Chandigarh, India — A Nihang or Sikh warrior performs Gatkha, a traditional form of martial arts, during a religious procession in advance of Thursday's nationwide celebration of the anniversary of the birth of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of the Sikh faith.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AJAY VERMA / ReutersLink
Minsk, Belarus — Dancers warm up backstage before a general rehearsal of Sheherazade on the eve of the ballet's opening night at the city's fine arts theater.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: VIKTOR DRACHEV / AFPLink
Cologne, Germany — A woman walks a dog amid colorful fall foliage at the city's botanical gardens. Germany is experiencing a sunny and warm start of the autumn season.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: OLIVER BERG / DPALink
Nice, France — High waves crash into an oceanfront observation point. In addition to the dangerous waves, southern France was struck by widespread flooding over the weekend, killing three, cutting power to thousands and forcing hundreds to be evacuated.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: VALERY HACHE / AFPLink
Beijing — Choi Hye-ra of South Korea leads the way in winning the women's 200-meter individual medley final at the Swimming World Cup.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alexander F. Yuan / Associated PressLink
Seoul — Volunteers make kimchi, South Korea's national dish, to donate to needy neighbors this winter. About 2,000 people prepared 270 tons of kimchi, made with cabbage, other vegetables and chili sauce.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ahn Young-joon / Associated PressLink
London — Volunteers place crosses around Westminster Abbey in memory of Britain's war dead in preparation for Armistice Day on Friday, also known as Remembrance Day and observed in the U.S. as Veterans Day.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDY RAIN / European Pressphoto AgencyLink
Mecca, Saudi Arabia — Muslim pilgrims step forward to cast stones at a pillar, symbolizing the stoning of Satan, in a ritual called Jamarat, the last rite of the annual hajj, in Mina near the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The annual Islamic pilgrimage draws 2.5 million visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hassan Ammar / Associated PressLink
Sao Paulo, Brazil — A student protester points accusingly at riot police as fellow demonstrators shout slogans during the occupation of University of Sao Paulo's rectorate. Students began occupying the rectorate after three other students were arrested by military police on marijuana possession charges on Oct. 27. The occupation is a protest against police patrols on the public university's campus, according to local media.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NACHO DOCE / ReutersLink
Monrovia, Liberia — A voter prepares to cast her ballot in the presidential run-off election at a polling station in West Point, a slum area of Monrovia. Rising tension, a planned opposition boycott and fresh memories of a day of deadly clashes hung over the voting, which incumbent leader Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf was poised to win.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: LUC GNAGO / ReutersLink
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