Srinagar, India — A Kashmiri woman shouts anti-government slogans from inside a police van after being arrested during a protest march.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROUF BHAT / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Caracas, Venezuela — Supporters of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez perform a mock funeral for opposition candidate Henrique Capriles as they celebrate in downtown Caracas. Chavez won re-election and a new endorsement of his socialist project Sunday, surviving his closest race yet after a bitter campaign against Capriles.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ariana Cubillos / Associated PressLink
Munich, Germany — Oktoberfest waitresses wave sparklers as they enjoy a beer themselves and celebrate at the "Hofbraeuhaus" tent to mark the closure of this year's Oktoberfest.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Felix Hoerhager / EPALink
Florence, Italy — A restorer works on a painting in Florence Opifico delle Pietre Dure restoration laboratory. The unfinished oil on canvas "Adorazione dei Magi" by Leonardo Da Vinci will be restored and in some parts recovered after long diagnostic research by the Uffizzi Gallery researchers.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FILIPPO MONTEFORTE / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Bokonbayevo, Kyrgyzstan — A Kyrgyz rider carries a hare as dogs follow him during the hunting festival Salburun in the village of Bokonbayevo.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Voronin Vladimir / Associated PressLink
Yangon, Myanmar — Buddhist monks hold posters as they protest in front of the Bangladeshi Embassy in Yangon. Hundreds of Buddhist monks supported by some lay people protested against the recent attacks on minority Buddhists and their temples in southern Bangladesh.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: LYNN BO BO / EPALink
Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan — Afghan security officials inspect the scene of a suicide car bomb attack targeting a regional office of Afghan National Directorate of Security. The bomb placed in a car blew up close to a National Directorate of Security office in which two intelligence officers were killed, said Ahmad Zeerak, the provincial spokesman. Fourteen civilians including women, children and an intelligence officer were injured in the incident, he said.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SHER KHAN / EPALink
Herat, Afghanistan — Sultan Ahmad Hamidi, a 74-year-old shop owner plays a typical string instrument called a dutar in his shop in Herat. This traditional long-necked two-stringed lute is found in Iran, Central Asia and South Asia.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AREF KARIMI / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Islamabad, Pakistan — A Pakistani woman, who was displaced from her village in Pakistan's Sindh province by flooding in 2010, sits with her daughter around a fire outside their makeshift home, in a slum on the outskirts of Islamabad.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Muhammed Muheisen / Associated PressLink
Kabatyeh, West Bank — A Palestinian woman sorts olives during the olive harvest in the West Bank village of Kabatyeh. Palestinians began to harvest olives in October, a staple for many local farmers who also use them to make oil.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mohammed Ballas / Associated PressLink
Tokyo — People walk along a street as store signs light up at night in Tokyo. The world's finance ministers and central bank governors are gathering in Tokyo this week for the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group as the rebound from the deepest global recession since World War II stagnates.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Noriko Hayashi / BloombergLink
Mexico City — A cheerleader of the New Orleans Hornets slam dunks the ball during the half time show at the Arena Ciudad de Mexico in Mexico City during a pre-season match of the National Basketball Assn.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALFREDO ESTRELLA / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
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