Firefighters extinguish a fire that engulfed a residential area in Manila. Almost 400 houses were destroyed, leaving 600 families homeless, according to local media reports.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NOEL CELIS / AFPLink
An investigator photographs evidence in the backyard of a house in Clayton, N.J., after the discovery of a girl's body in a home's recycling bin. Gloucester County prosecutors say the body, believed to be that of Autumn Pasquale, was found around 10 p.m. Monday in the bin just blocks from her house and from Borough Hall, where thousands of people gathered earlier in the evening for a tearful candlelight vigil to pray for her safe return.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Joseph Kaczmarek / Associated PressLink
Nepalese devotees splash water on a water buffalo, unseen, as part of a ritual before sacrificing it during the ninth day of the Dashain festival at Bhaktapur, on the outskirts of Katmandu, Nepal. The festival commemorates the slaying of a demon king by Hindu goddess Durga, marking the victory of good over evil.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Niranjan Shrestha / Associated PressLink
An Indian artist performs during a Dussehra festival procession in Allahabad. The Hindu festival of Dussehra, during which a giant effigy of Ravana is burnt and which celebrates the victory of good over evil, culminates on Wednesday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFPLink
Kung-fu students perform on the way to the Shaolin Temple to welcome guests at the ninth Zhengzhou International Shaolin Wushu Festival in Zhengzhou. More than 1,500 athletes from 73 countries and regions took part in the five-day festival.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFPLink
A man pays his respects at the grave of a relative during the Chung Yeung grave-sweeping festival at a cemetery. Chung Yeung Festival is a day to respect and remember family ancestors.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANTHONY WALLACE / AFPLink
Indian men take shelter under a tree during a sudden downpour in New Delhi.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Altaf Qadri / Associated PressLink
Strollers walk over a bridge past colorful trees in a park in Schwetzingen, Germany.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ronald Wittek / Associated PressLink
Kashmiri Muslim women pray outside the Shah-e-Hamdan shrine to commemorate the death anniversary of sufi scholar Mir Syed Ali Hamadani in Srinagar, India. Hamadani, who was born in Iran, visited Kashmir several times and played an influential role in the spread of Islam in the valley.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mukhtar Khan / Associated PressLink
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