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 PressLink
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 PressLink
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 PressLink
Relatives carry a wounded victim of a suicide bomb attack.
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Soldiers stand guard outside a mosque as worshippers arrive for Eid al-Adha prayers.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jalil Rezayee / EPALink
Pilgrims placed crosses with the names of friends and family next to a chapel to commemorate them.
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Filipino Catholics welcome the statue of St. Pedro Calungsod at Immaculate Conception Cathedral.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Noel Celis / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A satellite image shows Hurricane Sandy.
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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 ImagesLink
Berlin Dungeon actors in horror costumes perform during a promotional event at the Brandenburg Gate.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Marc Tirl / EPALink
Snow and frost crust branches in the season's first snow.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matthias Strauss / EPALink
A rope-access worker ascends past the 69th floor of the Shard skyscraper.
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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.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Nic Bothma / EPALink
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 TimesLink
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 TimesLink
Dogs play during the Westminster Dog of the Year competition in Victoria Tower Gardens, in London.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA / EPALink
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 PressLink
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 PressLink
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.
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A rebel fighter takes cover during clashes in Aleppo, Syria.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Narciso Contreras / Associated PressLink
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 PressLink
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 PressLink
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 PressLink
A Pakistani vendor sharpens knives at a stall ahead of the Muslim sacrificial festival of Eid al-Adha in Karachi, Pakistan.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ASIF HASSAN / AFPLink
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 PressLink
Tourists from Canada have their car raided by baboons at Miller's Point.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Schalk van Zuydam / Associated PressLink
Two women kiss at a demonstration against same-sex marriage and adoption by gay and lesbian couples.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gerard Julien / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
The St. Louis Rams are a long way from home, at London Colney. They will be playing the New England Patriots.
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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 ImagesLink
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 ImagesLink
One of the many injured when a bakery was shelled is taken for treatment.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Narciso Contreras / Associated PressLink
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.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kim Ludbrook / EPALink
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 PressLink
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 / EPALink
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 PressLink
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 PressLink
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
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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