Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner leaves the launch area in Roswell, N.M., after his mission -- in which he would step from a balloon-borne capsule 23 miles above the Earth and free fall and parachute to the ground -- was again aborted because of high winds.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BALASZ GARDI / RED BULL STRATOSLink
A Syrian rebel carries a sandbag to help fortify a position during clashes with government forces in the Saif al-Dawla district of the northern city of Aleppo. Rebels overran Maaret al-Numan, a strategic town on the highway between Damascus with Aleppo, as fighting rages after twin suicide bomb attacks on an air force compound near Damascus.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TAUSEEF MUSTAFA / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Members of the Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot, from left, Yekaterina Samutsevich, Maria Alekhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova sit in the dock of a Moscow courtroom where the pleaded their case for release from prison. The three women were convicted of hooliganism and sentenced to two years in prison in August for an irreverent protest against President Vladimir Putin at Moscow's main cathedral in February. Samutsevich won her release Wednesday after arguing that she wasn't even in the church when the protest occurred.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sergey Ponomarev / Associated PressLink
A defendant identified as Andreas S. hides his face from photographers as his murder trial begins in Hildesheim, Germany. The 37-year old father admitted to killing his four children, ages 5, 7, 9 and 12, with a knife as they slept.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PETER STEFEFN / DPALink
Sunlight filters through trees along the road in the late afternoon as an Afghan man and a child ride a donkey into the town of Baharak in the province of Badakhshan.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROBERTO SCHMIDT / AFPLink
A red deer stag bellows in the early morning light in Richmond Park in London. Autumn sees the start of the rutting season, during which the massive stags roar and bark and sometimes fight each other to attract females.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dan Kitwood / Getty ImagesLink
A masked Palestinian protester hurls a tear gas canister back at Israeli soldiers during a clash outside the Ofer military prison near the West Bank city of Ramallah. The clashes started during a demonstration calling for the release of Palestinians jailed in Israel.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Majdi Mohammed / Associated PressLink
A woman relaxes in a hammock with a book at the 64th Frankfurt Book Fair in Frankfurt, Germany. This year's edition of the largest book fair in the world, which continues through Sunday, features New Zealand as guest of honor.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOHANNES EISELE / AFPLink
Visitors watch as video flashes on screens at the New Zealand pavilion on the first day of the Frankfurt Book Fair in Frankfurt, Germany.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Probst / Associated PressLink
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