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A Free Syrian Army figther adjust his headband before going into battle against troops loyal to President Bashar Assad. The headbank reads in Arabic, "There is no God but Allah and Muhammad is his prophet."


A vandal sets fire to an automated teller machine during a demonstration by university students protesting government cuts in education spending. The cuts are part of efforts by Spain's conservative government to slash the public deficit and calm market fears that it will need a financial bailout.


The Clippers' Blake Griffin takes a rebound away from Miami's Chris Bosh during the teams' preseason game at the NBA China Games. The Heat won, 94-80. The teams play again Sunday in Shanghai.


A passenger walks past an advertisement at Vienna Schwechat International Airport.


Zebras in their outdoor enclosure in the Duisburg zoo in northwestern Germany.


Pakistani activists and journalists carry candles and photographs of Malala Yousafzai during a protest against the shooting of the 14-year-old girl Tuesday on a school bus in the Swat Valley. Taliban militants took responsibility for the attack, which they said was justified because Malala has been an outspoken advocate of education for girls, which the Taliban vigorously opposes. Malala is expected to recover fully.


A girl washes dishes in the street, in the village of Khokana on the outskirt of Katmandu.


Landless Indian farmers prepare to start the day's march during the "Jan Satyagraha," a walking, cross-country protest involving thousands of poor farmers. The farmers halted the march, which was headed for the capital, after the government agreed to formulate a new reform policy, providing land rights to them and fast-tracking settlement of their land disputes.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kevin Frayer / Associated Press

Pope Benedict XVI arrives to celebrate a Mass marking the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council -- or Vatican II -- in St. Peter's Square.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andrew Medichini / Associated Press

Tourist file past carved figures in the tomb of Queen Meresankh III at the Giza Pyramids complex. When she died shortly after the reign of the Pharoah Khafre, Meresankh was buried in an extensively decorated mastaba tomb at Giza along with a rock-cut chapel. Inscriptions on the tomb provide both the time of her death and the date for her funeral, which followed some 272 days after her death.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Nariman El-Mofty / Associated Press

The blackened shell of a two-story brick rowhouse remains from an early morning fire that claimed the lives of a woman and four children in Northeast Baltimore.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Patrick Semansky / Associated Press

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Thursday’s Pictures in the News begins in Syria, where a Free Syrian Army fighter adjust his headband before going into battle in Aleppo, where fighting continues between rebels and troops loyal to President Bashar Assad. More than 31,000 people have reportedly been killed in the 19-month uprising. (More photos)

In Spain, a student protest in Barcelona against education funding cuts includes the burning of an automated teller machine. The NBA comes to the Far East in Beijing, where the Clippers’ Blake Griffin outmuscles the Miami Heat’s Chris Bosh for a rebound during a preseason clash.

Elsewhere, Pope Benedict XVI celebrate a Mass marking the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council; an early morning house fire in Baltimore claims the lives of a woman and four children; and Pakistani activists carry candles and photographs of gunshot victim Malala Yousafzai during a protest against the assassination attempt on the 14-year-old girl in Islamabad.

Add stops in Austria, Germany, Egypt and Nepal to round out the report.

1 Comment

  1. October 11, 2012, 7:56 pm

    Do not portray traitors and terrorists as heroes!! Side with the Syrian people.

    By: george

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