An Indian performer disguised as Hindu Goddess Kali performs with fire during the Navratri festival in Allahabad. Navratri or the festival of nine nights is an annual Hindu festival of worship and dance.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rajesh Kumar Singh / Associated PressLink
Filipino charcoal worker carries his 1-year-old son after gathering materials to burn for charcoal at the makeshift Ulingan (charcoal) factory in a slum area in Tondo. Charcoal makers earn an average of $140 per month and residents admit that they often get sick from burning wood to make charcoals.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DENNIS M. SABANGAN / EPALink
Fog lingers in the air as a punt makes its way along the River Cam in Cambridge.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Chris Radburn / Associated PressLink
Emma the Sumatran orangutan holds her 3-day-old infant at Chester Zoo in England.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Peter Byrne / Associated PressLink
A Russian Orthodox priest blesses the Soyuz TMA-06M spacecraft of the next expedition to the International Space Station at the launch pad of the Russian leased Kazakhstan's Baikonur cosmodrome. The launch of the crew, including U.S. astronaut Kevin Ford, and Russian cosmonauts Oleg Novitskiy and Evgeny Tarelkin, is scheduled for Tuesday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: VYACHESLAV OSELEDKO / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
The leader of the nationalist opposition Self-Determination Movement, Albin Kurtin, is sprayed with tear gas by police during a protest in Pristina against the meeting between Kosovo Prime Minister Hashim Thaci and his Serbian counterpart Ivica Dacic. Some 22 people were wounded when Kosovo police clashed with hundreds of demonstrators protesting the relaunch of EU-brokered talks between Kosovo and Serbia. The Self-Determination Movement opposes all talks with longtime foe Serbia.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ARMEND NIMANI / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Kosovo police officers arrest an opposition party Self-Determination supporter during a protest in Kosovo's capital Pristina.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Visar Kryeziu / Associated PressLink
Sunni gunmen patrol an empty street leading to a Shiite neighborhood after overnight clashes that erupted between Sunni and Shiite gunmen in Beirut. The officials say troops managed to separate the gunmen and calm returned Monday morning to the two neighborhoods in the capital where fighting had erupted.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hussein Malla / Associated PressLink
Muslim pilgrims pray outside the Haram Sharif Great Mosque three days before the Hajj 2012 pilgrimage in Mecca. The Hajj 2012 is due to take place between Thursday and Oct. 30.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALAA BADARNEH / EPALink
Afghan boys work at a brick kiln on the outskirts of Herat. Due to the lack of schooling and education facilities in Afghanistan and the need to earn an income for often large families, parents send their children to the factory to work.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JALIL REZAYEE / EPALink
Vineyards and trees wear their fall colors near Segnitz.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KARL-JOSEF HILDENBRAND / EPALink
Herons on the Hyeongsang River.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KIM JAE-SUN / EPALink
Robert Pattinson greets fans during a "Breaking Dawn - Part 2" fan event at Fox Studios.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lisa Maree Williams / Getty ImagesLink
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