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Phil Mickelson runs off the second tee during a foursomes match at the Ryder Cup golf tournament at the Medinah Country Club.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Charlie Riedel / Associated Press

European fans watch the play during the 39th Ryder Cup competition at Medinah Country Club.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jamie Squire / Getty Images

Bob Burnquist of Brazil flies through the air over a vert ramp during a practice session at the 2012 Skateboarding World Championships Maloof Money Cup.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NIC BOTHMA / EPA

Jadson Andre of Brazil competes in the Quiksilver Pro France surfing competition.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kelly Cestari / Associated Press

Tibetan Buddhist monks watch the Dalai Lama conduct a prayer meeting at the Namgyal Monastry. The prayer meeting was held during the second Special General Meeting of Tibetans, which included discussions of the recent self-immolations by Tibetans protesting Chinese policies in their region.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MANJUNATH KIRAN / AFP/Getty Images

Onlookers survey the burning wreckage of a Sita Air plane that crashed site near Katmandu. The aircraft carrying 19 people crashed on the outskirts of the Nepalese capital, killing everyone on board.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: BIKASH KARKI / AFP/Getty Images

Rescue team members work around the wreckage of a Sita Air plane that crashed in a community on the outskirts of Katmandu.The plane, which went down shortly after taking off from Nepal's capital, was hit by a bird, the pilot reportedly told air traffic controllers moments before the crash.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PRAKASH MATHEMA / AFP/Getty Images

Demonstrators shout slogans during a protest rally against the anti-Islam film "Innocence of Muslims."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Saurabh Das / Associated Press

Workers take part in a protest, part of a general strike by public-sector employees over planned budget cuts.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MASSIMO PERCOSSI / EPA

Models display body paintings by a Balinese artist during an art festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Firdia Lisnawati / Associated Press

BASE jumper Andrei Nefedov from Russia leaps from the top of the 1,400-foot Kuala Lumpur Tower during the International Tower Jump in Kuala Lumpur. About 95 professional jumpers from 18 countries are taking part in the annual event.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MOHD RASFAN / AFP

Indian boys dive into the Ganges River in Varanasi, India. Varanasi is among the world's oldest cities, and millions of Hindu pilgrims gather annually here for ritual bathing and prayers in the river considered holiest by Hindus.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rajesh Kumar Singh / Associated Press

A couple ride their bicycles during an autumn day in Moscow's Izmaylovsky Park. An exhibition and entertainment complex imitating the architecture of old Russian churches and palaces is seen in the background.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mikhail Metzel / Associated Press

Visitors tour the illuminated decorations set up at Victoria Park to celebrate the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival in Hong Kong. Like ancient Chinese poets, Hong Kong people appreciate the beauty of the full moon in the Mid-Autumn Festival, which falls on Sunday this year. Chinese people believe that on that day, the moon will be the biggest, roundest and brightest, and the term "round" implies family reunion in Chinese.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kin Cheung / Associated Press

A Hindu holy man, also know as a Sadhu, smokes marijuana outside a temple in New Delhi.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kevin Frayer / Associated Press

Russian soccer fans light flares during a fourth-round Russia Cup match between Dinamo Moscow and Torpedo Moscow at the Eduard Streltsov Stadium in Moscow.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: YURY MARTYANOV / AFP

Wolves discover the outdoor enclosure at the wildlife park in Eekholt, Germany, just dedicated on Thursday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CARSTEN REHDER / DPA

A rebel fighter wields a machine gun to fight Syrian government forces as they attempt to capture the Al Arqub neighborhood of Aleppo during an intense battle between rebels and Syrian army forces. More than 305 people were killed across Syria on Wednesday, making it the bloodiest single day of the 18-month revolt, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ZAC BAILLIE / AFP

A rebel fighter carrying a rocket-propelled grenade moves across open ground under heavy tank fire by Syrian government forces during an intense battle at the Al Arqub neighborhood of Aleppo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ZAC BAILLIE / AFP

Emergency workers and firemen salvage the wreck of a tour bus on German federal highway A10 near Michendorf, Germany. A truck had hit the Polish tour bus, killing two passengers and causing the A10 to be closed from Berlin to Hanover.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KAY NIEFELD / DPA

Protesters march in front of the parliament during a 24-hour general strike in Athens. Police clashed with hooded youths throwing firebombs on the sidelines of the large demonstration against a new round of austerity cuts.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: LOUISA GOULIAMAKI / AFP / Getty Images

A riot policeman is engulfed in flames after a petrol bomb thrown by protesters ignited during a nationwide general strike.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Petros Giannakouris / Associated Press

A protester stands in front of riot police on Syntagma Square during a 24-hour general strike. Wednesday marks Greece's first big anti-austerity strike since the coalition government took power in June.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Milos Bicanski / Getty Images

People sit in flood waters outside a bar as water levels continue to rise on the River Ouse in York. Britain was bracing for more torrential rain as hundreds of people spent the night away from their flooded homes following two days of heavy downpours.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PAUL ELLIS / AFP / Getty Images

Walkers view the lake pyramid at Fuerst Pueckler Park near Cottbus. The wild ivy and vines which grow on the pyramid are wearing their autumn colors.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PATRICK PLEUL / EPA

A restaurant worker cleans beneath lanterns hanging above a street ahead of the Mid Autumn Festival. Traditionally recognized as a symbol of good luck, red lanterns are hung during the Mid-Autumn Festival which falls on the 15th day of the lunar new year, which is Sunday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ED JONES / AFP / Getty Images

Relatives pay their respects at the graves of the victims of the Joola ferry disaster on the 10th anniversary of the sinking of the Senegalese ferry, one of the worst maritime disasters ever recorded in peacetime, leaving well over 1,800 people dead or missing.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SEYLLOU / AFP / Getty Images

Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic eyes a ball against Maria Sharapova of Russia during their third-round match of the Japan Pan Pacific Open tennis tournament.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Shizuo Kambayashi / Associated Press

A member of the Kosovo Security Force clears a dense forest section of mines and explosives near the border with Albania. Land mines and explosive devices dot areas in Kosovo where separatist ethnic Albanians and Serb forces fought during the 1998-99 war.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: VISAR KRYEZIU / Associated Press

A forensic archaeologist with the International Commission on Missing Persons inspects human remains at a mass grave near the Bosnian town of Kalesija. Forensic experts have found 10 bodies as they begin to excavate a mass grave where Muslim Bosnians killed during the 1995 massacre in the eastern town of Srebrenica are believed to have been hidden.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Amel Emric / Associated Press

People gather to watch rescue operations after a bus fell into the Purna River. Police said 17 passengers died when the bus plunged into the river in western India. India has the world's highest road death toll. More than 110,000 people die in road accidents there each year.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press

Children attend their madrassa, or Islamic school, in a mosque.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Muhammed Muheisen / Associated Press

Supporters of South African populist firebrand Julius Malema demonstrate near the courthouse of Polokwane. Malema is charged with money laundering, fraud and corruption in a case that his supporters say is politically motivated.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN / AFP / Getty Images

South Korean Special Army soldiers perform martial arts during a ceremony to mark the 64th Korea Armed Forces Day at the military headquarters in Gyeryong, South Korea.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JUNG YEON-JE / AFP

South Korean honor guard soldiers perform during a rehearsal for the 64th anniversary of Armed Forces Day at the Gyeryong military headquarters in Gyeryong, South Korea.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ahn Young-joon / Associated Press

Chinese visitors walk among statues of Chinese leaders and soldiers at a memorial for the 1931-45 war against Japan at the Jianchuan Museum in Chengdu.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARK RALSTON / AFP

British police officers stand for a minute of silence during a vigil near the scene in Mottram, England, where colleagues Fiona Bone and Nicola Hughes were killed while on duty last week.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PAUL ELLIS / AFP

A Japan coast guard vessel, right, sprays water at Taiwanese fishing boats, while a Taiwanese coast guard ship, left, also sprays water in the East China Sea near Senkaku islands, as they are known in Japanese, or Diaoyu Islands, in Chinese.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: YOMIURI SHIMBUN / AFP

A surfer rides in the barrel of a wave in the Atlantic Ocean off Noordhoek beach in Cape Town, South Africa.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NIC BOTHMA / EPA

Traditionally dressed Bavarian men raise their steins and enjoy a sunny day during the Bavarian Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich, Germany.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matthias Schrader / Associated Press

Volunteers take part in a flash mob to mark the 500 days before the 2014 Winter Olympics in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MIKHAIL MORDASOV / AFP

Two Afghan children watch U.S. military soldiers from the 3rd platoon, C-company, 1-23 infantry on patrol in Genrandai village at Panjwai district, Kandahar, Afghanistan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: TONY KARUMBA / AFP

Residents throw stones and bottles at anti-riot police while a demolition team clears an informal settlers area to make way for a local government project in Manila. More than 2 million people in Manila's metropolitan area -- roughly a fifth of the sprawling city's population -- live in shanty towns.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NOEL CELIS / AFP / Getty Images

Isangi, a poached 9-month-old Grauer's gorilla that was moved to Virunga National Park headquarters at Rumangabo, will be quarantined for a month. Isangi will then move to an orphanage for Grauer's gorillas.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: LUANNE CADD / AFP / Getty Images

Tibetan exiles in traditional dress rotate prayer wheels at the Tsuglakhang temple in Dharmsala. More than 400 delegates will attend the second Special General Meeting of Tibetans to discuss their response to the self-immolations in Tibet in protest of Chinese rule.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ashwini Bhatia / Associated Press

A climber injured in an avalanche, center, is rescued at the base camp of Mt. Manaslu in northern Nepal. The avalanche swept away climbers on a Himalayan peak Sunday, leaving at least nine dead and six others missing, officials said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press

Conservation staff at Westminster Abbey clean the Cosmati pavement surrounding the tomb of Edward the Confessor in London. The highly decorative stone pavement, made of a dark limestone called Purbeck marble, is embedded with small precious stones such as onyx and porphyry. A shrine was erected in 1163 after the Confessor's canonization and St Edward's body was brought on Oct. 13, 1269, to its new resting place.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Oli Scarff / Getty Images

Visitors make their way through an exhibition honoring the architect, artist and 20th century publisher Le Corbusier in the Pushkin Fine Arts Museum in Moscow.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ivan Sekretarev / Associated Press

A cleaning team can be seen polishing the steel Atomium building in Brussels.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JULIEN WARNAND / EPA

Cheered on by a crowd, a man pours a glass of beer over his head at the Oktoberfest in Munich. The world's largest fair takes place from Sept. 22 to Oct. 7.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FRANK LEONHARDT / EPA

Fans participate in the third edition of the Budapest Guinness Street Dance in the Pecsa Music Hall.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: BALAZS MOHAI / EPA

An Afghan villager rides a donkey on a dusty road in the Zadyan district of Balkh province.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: QAIS USYAN / AFP / Getty Images

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Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism.

In Greece, protesters marched in front of the parliament building during a 24-hour general strike in Athens. Police in Athens clashed with hooded youths throwing firebombs on the sidelines of a large demonstration against a new round of austerity cuts. There were more protests in the Philippines, where residents were throwing stones and bottles at anti-riot police as a demolition team cleared an informal settlers area in Manila to make way for a local government project.  More than 2 million people in Manila’s metropolitan area — roughly a fifth of the sprawling city’s population — live in shantytowns.

In Senegal, relatives pay their respects at the graves of the victims of the Joola ferry disaster on its 10th anniversary at the Bao cemetery in the suburbs of Dakar. The sinking in 2002 of the Senegalese ferry was one of the worst maritime disasters ever recorded in peacetime, leaving more than 1,800 people dead or missing.

In China, a restaurant worker cleans beneath lanterns hanging above a street ahead of the Mid-autumn Festival in Beijing. Traditionally recognized as a symbol of good luck, red lanterns are hung during the fest that falls on the 15th day of the lunar new year, which is Sunday.

In Europe, men sit in flood waters outside a bar as the River Ouse in England continued to rise. A member of the Kosovo Security Force clears a dense forest section from mines and explosives in the village of Koshare near the border with Albania. In Bosnia, forensic experts have found 10 bodies as they have begun to excavate a mass grave where the remains of Muslim Bosnians killed during the 1995 massacre in the eastern town of Srebrenica are believed to have been hidden.

In the world of sports, European and American teams in the 39th Ryder Cup competition are squaring off at Medinah Country Club. Skateboarder Bob Burnquist of Brazil flies through the air over a vertical ramp during a practice session of the 2012 Skateboarding World Championships Maloof Money Cup in South Africa. In France, Jadson Andre, also of Brazil, competes in the Quiksilver Pro France surfing competition in Hossegor.

Elsewhere, BASE jumpers in the annual International Tower Jump in Kuala Lumpur, a picturesque autumn day in Moscow’s Izmaylovsky Park and rebel fighters battling with Syrian government forces as they try to capture the Al Arqub neighborhood of Aleppo.

Add stops in Pakistan, Japan, India, South Africa Belgium, Russia and the Democratic Republic of Congo to round out the report

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