A worker sprays water on a statue of the late Mahatma Gandhi on the eve of his birth anniversary at Gandhi Park in Bhubaneswar. Gandhi, known as the Father of the Nation, was instrumental in the movement that lead to India's independence from Britain in 1947.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Biswaranjan Rout / Associated PressLink
Supporters of Venezuelan opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles shout slogans during a campaign rally in Caracas. The latest poll, by Datanalisis, gives current President Hugo Chavez 49.4% -- a 10-point lead over Capriles -- for the upcoming Sunday presidential election, but the challenger has cut the incumbent's lead in half in just four months.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: GERALDO CASO / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Ukrainian journalists hold blank poster boards during their joint protest against a bill criminalizing libel, which they fear will suffocate freedom of expression, near a Parliament building in Kiev. Ukraine's ruling party has put plans to reinstate defamation as a crime punishable by jail on hold after criticism by the opposition and independent media.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SERGEY DOLZHENKO / EPALink
An elderly man in a bed is aided by an electoral helper as he casts his ballot in the village of Sartichala, during the country's parliamentary elections. Elections in Georgia will bring a major constitutional change, as the prime minister, rather than the president, will hold the most political power from the October 2013 presidential elections onward.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ZURAB KURTSIKIDZE / EPALink
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg pose for a photo during their meeting at his Gorki residence outside Moscow.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: EKATERINA SHTUKINA / EPALink
Visitors enjoy a sunny autumn trip across a pond filled with lotus plants at the Yuanmingyuan Old Summer Palace in the outskirts of Beijing. Oct. 1 is China's National Day, which is now part of a so-called Golden Week holiday second in importance in mainland Chinese only to the Lunar New Year.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ADRIAN BRADSHAW / EPALink
Susila Khadki, age 100, is carried by her grandson after a celebration to mark the International Day of Older Persons in Kathmandu. The Kathmandu Municipality honored 12 elderly women over 100. Each woman received $117 as a token or gift voucher. All United Nations member states mark the day of older persons every Oct. 1 to raise awareness about issues affecting the elderly.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NARENDRA SHRESTHA / EPALink
Judges walk from Westminster Abbey to the Houses of Parliament in the rain following their Annual Service of Thanksgiving in London. The start of the legal year is marked with a traditional religious service; judges arrive from the Royal Courts of Justice and afterward process to the Houses of Parliament where the Lord Chancellor hosts a reception.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Oli Scarff / Getty ImagesLink
Indian children play, climbing on a temporary structure that was erected for a Hindu festival at the Marina beach on the Bay of Bengal coast.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Arun Sankar K / Associated PressLink
Hanzo, a 4-year-old German boxer, jumps a wave during the annual Surf City Surf Dog competition. An extremely talented surfer, Hanzo learned how to skateboard when he was only 10 weeks old.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOE KLAMAR / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
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