People walk along a promenade at dusk.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JAVIER ETXEZARRETA / EPALink
Israelis gather to watch hot-air balloons take off in the Negev during the week-long Jewish festival of Sukkot.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tsafrir Abayov / Associated PressLink
South Korean performers are suspended in midair to form a human net in a performance called "Aphrodite" by Spanish theater company La Fura Dels Baus. The performance is part of the Hi Seoul Festival which runs through Sunday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lee Jin-man / Associated PressLink
A man stands inside the new Rain Room at the Barbican center. The Rain Room is a 300-square-foot room of falling water which visitors are invited to walk into, with sensors detecting where the visitors are standing.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDY RAIN / EPALink
Visitors look at the sculpture "Ray," created by Indian artist Subodh Gupta as part of the JingAn International Sculpture Project Biennial at a park.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Eugene Hoshiko / Associated PressLink
An exhibitor talks about a painting by Chinese painter Zhu Yiyong at the Fine Art Fair.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PHILIPPE LOPEZ / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Lawrence Mathenge, representative of the Mau Mau War Veterans Assn., celebrates the announcement of a legal decision in Britain's High Court concerning Mau Mau veterans, while holding a ceremonial whisk, at the offices of the Kenya Human Rights Commission. Britain's High Court ruled Friday that three Kenyans tortured during the Mau Mau rebellion against British colonial rule can proceed with compensation claims against the British government.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ben Curtis / Associated PressLink
Protesters clash with police at an unsanctioned rally held in protest of a ban on the wearing of headscarves in the mainly Muslim ex-Soviet national middle schools.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Aziz Karimov / Associated PressLink
One of two north Chinese leopard cubs sits on a tree as they were presented for the first time to public at the Tierpark Zoo.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Markus Schreiber / Associated PressLink
An arrested shipyard worker raises his hands in court . Greek police clashed with scores of protesting shipyard workers Thursday after they forced their way into the grounds of Greece's Defense Ministry. More than 100 protesters forced open the shuttered entrance to the ministry complex, crossing the courtyard and blocking the entrance to the general staff building.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KOSTAS TSIRONIS / Associated PressLink
Employees of Kingfisher Airlines participate in a candlelight vigil after the wife of an employee committed suicide, citing severe financial distress caused by non-payment of salary for several months. India's Kingfisher Airlines has extended its shutdown and won't fly any planes for another week unless it can convince pilots and engineers who haven't been paid for months to return to work.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Saurabh Das / Associated PressLink
A Palestinian throws a tire during clashes in a protest against the Jewish settlement.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALAA BADARNEH / EPALink
An emotional father holds his dead child in front of Dar al Shifa hospital. The Syrian army has continued to shell Aleppo and claims the Sakhour district is now clean of "mercenaries and terrorists." Activists in Syria said the death toll from violence across the country reached 80, mainly in the northern provinces of Idlib and Aleppo, as well as suburban areas of the capital Damascus. Rebels claimed they have downed a fighter jet near Aleppo, a day after suicide bombings killed at least 31 people, mainly government soldiers. Both sides have been fighting for months for control of Aleppo, Syria's biggest city and the country's commercial hub.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MAYSUN / EPALink
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