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A "welcome home" sign greets the space shuttle Endeavour as it leaves a hangar at Los Angeles International Airport en route to the California Science Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lawrence K. Ho / Pool, Los Angeles Times

Two girls with their faces painted with the colors of the Spanish flag pose during the holiday known as Dia de la Hispanidad, Spain's national day.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MANU FERNANDEZ / Associated Press

Spain observes National Day festivities in a somber mood as the traditional military pageant was scaled back to cut costs. Spain is in recession and under pressure to fix its finances while celebrating the day Christopher Columbus discovered America in the name of the Spanish crown.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MANU FERNANDEZ / Associated Press

A tourist does a handstand under a yellowing tree in Hyde Park. Autumn colors are beginning to show in parts of the United Kingdom.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Peter Macdiarmid / Getty Images

Pakistani schoolgirls pray for the early recovery of child activist Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head in a Taliban assassination attempt.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: A. MAJEED / AFP / Getty Images

People take part in the Paddle for Peace ceremony at Kuta Beach as part of the Bali bombing 10th anniversary. Thousands of family members, friends and the public gathered to remember the victims of the 2002 Kuta nightclub bombings which killed 202 people, including 88 Australians.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Getty Images

A facsimile of a painting from the Lascaux caves, part of the "Lascaux III" traveling exhibition, in southwestern France. This exhibition will bring the Lascaux paintings and artifacts to museum audiences in such places as the U.S., Canada and Asia. The original cave of Lascaux was closed to the public in April 1963 and a partial reconstitution, Lascaux II, was built several hundred meters from the site.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JEAN-PIERRE MULLER / AFP / Getty Images

A member of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community waves a gay pride flag during the opening ceremony of the 1st South Asian LGBT Games organized by the Blue Diamond Society.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Niranjan Shrestha / Associated Press

An elderly man takes his afternoon nap in a shopping mall.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wong Maye-E / Associated Press

While athletes prepare to compete in the Ironman World Championship on Saturday, several hundred participants gathered in their boxers and briefs to compete in the annual "Underpants Run." The one-mile jog featured men and women wearing nothing but their running sneakers -- and some inventive undergarments -- as the event gives competitors an opportunity to shake out some nerves before race day.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press

A woman stands up to her waist in floodwater next to her car as storms have left parts of Naples flooded with rains set to continue.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CIRO FUSCO / EPA

Palestinian jockeys compete during a horse race in the West Bank. The competition is for pure Arabian horses organized by Turmusaya Equestrian Club. Seventy horses from various cities of the West Bank and Arabs from inside Israel participated in the competition.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ATEF SAFADI / EPA

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Spain is observing its National Day festivities in somber mood as the traditional military pageant was scaled back to cut costs. Spain is in recession and under pressure to fix its finances while celebrating the day Christopher Columbus discovered America in the name of the Spanish Crown.

Elsewhere, Pakistani schoolgirls pray for the early recovery of child activist Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head in a Taliban assassination attempt, at their school in Peshawar; people take part in the Paddle for Peace ceremony at Kuta Beach as part of the Bali bombing 10th anniversary; and a woman stands up to her waist in flood water next to her car on a street in Naples, Italy, as storms have left parts of the city underwater.

Add stops in Bali, England, France and Hawaii to round out the report.

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