Huntington Beach native Brett Simpson flies off the lip at the RipCurl Pro Portugal at Supertubos in Peniche.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kelly Cestari / EPALink
A fluorescent tube artwork by U.S. artist Dan Flavin, part of the "Dan Flavin Lights" exhibition at the Mumok Museum of Modern Art in Vienna, draws a visitor's photographic interest.
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A tourist sits outside a cafe in St. Mark's Square as high tides flood parts of Venice.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luigi Costantini / Associated PressLink
An Indian artist paints earthen pots that will be used by Hindu women during the Navratri festival in Bhubaneswar.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Biswaranjan Rout / Associated PressLink
A Pakistani police officer inspects a burned police check post following an attack on the outskirts of Peshawar. Militants armed with guns and rockets attacked the post overnight, sparking gun battles that left six police officers dead.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: A. MAJEED / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A government employee in the summer capital of the state of Jammu and Kashmir shouts slogans as he is detained by police during a protest. The employees demanded the government compensate them for unpaid salaries and raise the retirement age.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mukhtar Khan / Associated PressLink
Filipino Muslims celebrate after hearing news of the signing of a preliminary peace pact between the government and the nation's largest Muslim rebel group. The news came during a rally outside the gates of the Malacanang presidential palace in Manila.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Aaron Favila / Associated PressLink
Bangladeshi vendors sell hilsa at the Shwarighat wholesale fish market in Dhaka.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: A.M. Ahad / Associated PressLink
Snow coats the trees as flakes fall in Churwalden.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Arno Balzarini / Associated PressLink
A brambling, a type of finch, is caught in a mist net erected by British Trust for Ornithology volunteers at Spurn Point coastal reserve in Spurn Head. The BTO office there captures migrating birds in mist nets before weighing, sexing and recording the birds' details to monitor populations and migration.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dan Kitwood / Getty ImagesLink
Visually impaired people walk together while marking White Cane Safety Day in the Belarus capital. White Cane Safety Day is celebrated in many countries on Oct. 15. The date was set aside in 1964 to celebrate the achievements of people who are blind or visually impaired and to bring awareness to the symbol of blindness and tool of independence, the white cane.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: VIKTOR DRACHEV / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
The Capitol is silhouetted against a brilliant Monday sunrise.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: J. Scott Applewhite / Associated PressLink
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In Thursday's "Pictures in the News": People stand on the promenade along the Arabian Sea as high-tide water splashes them in Mumbai, India; Competitors sail in a yacht race... View Post»
A few highlights from this Week in Pictures are: a high school shooting in Chardon, Ohio, Occupy protesters are removed from their camp outside London's St. Paul's Cathedral (