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In this image captured using a zoom lens, Muslim pilgrims cast stones at a pillar as part of the hajj pilgrimage.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hassan Ammar / Associated Press

A ram makes a break for it as residents wash their sacrificial sheep in the Atlantic Ocean in preparation for the Eid al-Adha feast.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rebecca Blackwell / Associated Press

A man places a goat into the trunk of a cab at a marketplace on the eve of the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bikas Das / Associated Press

Relatives carry a wounded victim of a suicide bomb attack.


Soldiers stand guard outside a mosque as worshippers arrive for Eid al-Adha prayers.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jalil Rezayee / EPA

Pilgrims placed crosses with the names of friends and family next to a chapel to commemorate them.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Karl-Josef Hildenbrand / AFP / Getty Images

Filipino Catholics welcome the statue of St. Pedro Calungsod at Immaculate Conception Cathedral.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Noel Celis / AFP / Getty Images

A satellite image shows Hurricane Sandy.


An Armenian soldier of the self-proclaimed republic of Nagorno-Karabagh looks trough a vision slit of his dugout at the frontline on the border with Azerbaijan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Karen Minasyan / AFP / Getty Images

Berlin Dungeon actors in horror costumes perform during a promotional event at the Brandenburg Gate.


Snow and frost crust branches in the season's first snow.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matthias Strauss / EPA

A rope-access worker ascends past the 69th floor of the Shard skyscraper.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Oli Scarff / Getty Images

A model poses before the Bodyspectra body painting event in Cape Town. Proceeds go to the Amy Biehl Foundation, which helps children from disadvantaged backgrounds through the arts.


A hearse with the body of Army Ranger Sgt. Thomas R. MacPherson, who was killed during combat operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom on Oct. 12, 2012, arrives at Los Alamitos Army Airfield. A funeral serivce is scheduled for Friday. MacPherson, who was 26 and a graduate of Los Alamitos High School, was killed by small-arms fire in Afghanistan's Ghazni province during his fourth deployment to the country. MacPherson is survived by his wife, Claudia MacPherson, their son, Brayden, and his parents, Troy and Diona MacPherson of Long Beach. MacPherson was born July 20, 1986, in Long Beach. He enlisted in the Army in May 2007 and completed basic training at Ft. Benning, Ga. His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal with Valor, the Army Commendation Medal and the Army Achievement Medal.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times

Dressed as the sci-fi movie character ET, Leigh Slater of Santa Ana dances in the street Thursday, Oct. 25, during the 16th annual "Treats in the Streets" Autumn Festival at the Old Towne Orange Plaza in Orange, Calif.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bret Hartman / For the Times

Dogs play during the Westminster Dog of the Year competition in Victoria Tower Gardens, in London.


Red Bull driver Mark Webber of Australia sits in his car as he talks with his crew ahead of the Indian Formula One Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in Noida, on the outskirts of New Delhi.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Saurabh Das / Associated Press

A man rides his bicycle under the arc made by a tree knocked down by Hurricane Sandy in Gibara, Cuba.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Franklin Reyes / Associated Press

Laura Rath, on vacation from the Netherlands, walks in Miami Beach with her family as they are buffeted by high winds of the outer bands of Hurricane Sandy.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Joe Raedle / Getty Images

A rebel fighter takes cover during clashes in Aleppo, Syria.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Narciso Contreras / Associated Press

An Indian woman and boy scavenge among large idols of the Hindu goddess Durga that were immersed by devotees in the Yamuna River as part of the Durga Puja festival in New Delhi.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kevin Frayer / Associated Press

Muslim pilgrims pray on the Mountain of Mercy in Arafat, Saudi Arabia, in the early hours of Thursday. Saudi authorities say about 3.4 million pilgrims have arrived in the holy cities of Mecca and Medina for this year's pilgrimage.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Hassan Ammar / Associated Press

An Indian boy pats a goat before it is bought by his parents at a roadside temporary shelter ahead of the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha in Hyderabad, India.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mahesh Kumar A / Associated Press

A Pakistani vendor sharpens knives at a stall ahead of the Muslim sacrificial festival of Eid al-Adha in Karachi, Pakistan.


A model seen through a veiling curtain, walks down stairs while a traditional Chinese style painting showing flying wild gooses is projected on the curtain at a fashion show by NE TIGER during the China Fashion Week in Beijing.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alexander F. Yuan / Associated Press

Tourists from Canada have their car raided by baboons at Miller's Point.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Schalk van Zuydam / Associated Press

Two women kiss at a demonstration against same-sex marriage and adoption by gay and lesbian couples.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gerard Julien / AFP / Getty Images

The St. Louis Rams are a long way from home, at London Colney. They will be playing the New England Patriots.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Scott Heavey / Getty Images

Susan Boyle and the Scottish Military Wives Choir launch the Poppy Scotland appeal. The campaign supports Scotland's former service members and their families.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jeff J. Mitchell / Getty Images

A Palestinian activist is arrested by Israeli soldiers as dozens of Palestinians block the entrance to a Rami Levy supermarket in the Shaar Binyamin Jewish settlement in the West Bank.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ahmad Gharabli / AFP / Getty Images

One of the many injured when a bakery was shelled is taken for treatment.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Narciso Contreras / Associated Press

Striking Anglo Gold Ashanti workers sing the national anthem at a meeting near Shaft 3. Anglo Gold Ashanti has announced that it would fire 12,000 miners after negotiations between the mine and unions failed.


Bangladeshi Hindu devotees apply vermillion during Durga Puja festivities. The festival commemorates the slaying of a demon king by lion-riding, 10-armed Goddess Durga, marking the triumph of good over evil.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: A.M. Ahad / Associated Press

An idol of Goddess Durga is carried by devotees into the river Ganga on the last day of the Durga Puja festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Piyal Adhikary / EPA

South Korean civilians escape from mock chemical materials during an anti-poisonous gas terror drill as part of an ongoing domestic joint military drill.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lee Jin-man / Associated Press

Pakistanis walk in a livestock market set up in a field for the upcoming Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, or Feast of Sacrifice.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Muhammed Muheisen / Associated Press

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.


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 Press

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 Press

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.


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.


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.


Indian men take shelter under a tree during a sudden downpour in New Delhi.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Altaf Qadri / Associated Press

Strollers walk over a bridge past colorful trees in a park in Schwetzingen, Germany.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ronald Wittek / Associated Press

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 Press

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 Press

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.


Fog lingers in the air as a punt makes its way along the River Cam in Cambridge.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Chris Radburn / Associated Press

Emma the Sumatran orangutan holds her 3-day-old infant at Chester Zoo in England.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Peter Byrne / Associated Press

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.


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.


Kosovo police officers arrest an opposition party Self-Determination supporter during a protest in Kosovo's capital Pristina.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Visar Kryeziu / Associated Press

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 Press

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.


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.


Vineyards and trees wear their fall colors near Segnitz.


Herons on the Hyeongsang River.


Robert Pattinson greets fans during a "Breaking Dawn - Part 2" fan event at Fox Studios.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lisa Maree Williams / Getty Images

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Tragedy in Afghanistan this week when a suicide bomber killed at least 40 people in northern part of the country attacking prayer goers leaving mosque on one of the holiest days in the Muslim calendar. In Saudi Arabia, Muslim pilgrims cast stones at a pillar symbolizing the stoning of Satan.  The ritual called, “Jamarat,” is a rite of the annual hajj pilgrimage in Mina near the Saudi holy city of  Mecca. In Senegal, a ram makes a break for it, as residents wash their sacrificial sheep in the Atlantic Ocean in preparation for the Eid al-Adha feast, in Dakar. The Eid al-Adha festival, known locally as Tabaski, celebrates Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son.

Filipino Catholic devotees welcome the statue of Saint Pedro Calungsod as it arrives at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Manila. Church bells rand out across the Catholic Philippines as millions attended special masses to celebrate the country’s second saint, a young missionary killed over 340 years ago.

We a have a whimsical photo from South Africa,  where baboons go on a snack attack at Miller’s Point on the outskirts of Cape Town. In Europe, two women stage their own protest  at a demonstration against same-sex marriage in Marseille, France. Across the channel, the St.  Louis Rams bring their version of football to England for a game against the New England Patriots.

In Syria, more than 20 people were killed and dozens were injured when a bakery was hit by an artillery shell in Aleppo. More Photos.<>  Over in the West Bank, a Palestinian protest at a supermarket led to arrests by Israeli soldiers.

Elsewhere, Kosovo police officers arrest an opposition party Self-Determination supporter during a protest in Kosovo’s capital Pristina; Sunni gunmen patrol an empty street leading to a Shiite neighborhood after overnight clashes that erupted between Sunni and Shiite gunmen in Beirut; and Emma the Sumatran orangutan holds  her unnamed 3-day-old infant at Chester Zoo in England.

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