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While voters mark their ballots, Janet Allen folds her clean clothes at Super Suds laundry in Long Beach. Allen said she mailed in her ballot a couple of weeks ago and was surprised to see dozens of people lined up to get their voting material.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times

Voters mark their ballots as pinatas watch over them at Alin Party Supply in Lakewood.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times

Mary Lee votes at the Neptune Society Columbarium in San Francisco. The Neoclassical columbarium, built in 1898, is one of the last in San Francisco.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Eric Risberg / Associated Press

Ben Ballance of Denver walks past a pair of painted mailboxes in the Capitol Hill neighborhood.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Marc Piscotty / Getty Images

Voters cast their ballots in a polling station inside the Latin American Motorcycle Assn. Hall in Chicago.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jerome Delay / Associated Press

A voter casts a ballot at the Hocking Valley Sportsman Club polling location in Athens.


A fire station serves as a polling place.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tony Gutierrez / Associated Press

Voters line up outside a polling place minutes before it opens at the Cetacean Society Building on Point Fermin on election day.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times

Items discarded from homes damaged by Sandy line a street in Long Beach, N.Y. Temperatures dipped toward freezing early Monday, and tens of thousands of people without power along the ravaged Atlantic coastline faced the prospect of finding other shelter.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jason DeCrow / Associated Press

James Reveley falls from Wayward Frolic during the Gain Horse Feeds Novices' Steeple Chase at Exeter race course.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alan Crowhurst / Getty Images

A boy watches as his mother buys colors at a market during preparations for the Tihar festival in Kathmandu. The Tihar festival, also known as Deepawali, is the second most important festival for Nepalese Hindus and will take place Nov. 11-15.


Pakistani policemen patrol on a motorbike past a burning truck torched by an angry mob following sectarian killing in Karachi. Gunmen killed three Shiite Muslims and wounded two others on Tuesday in an attack in Pakistan's troubled southwestern province of Baluchistan, police said.


A Chinese man carries a little girl at Tiananmen Square two days before the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) is expected to convene in Beijing.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Feng Li / Getty Images

A Kashmiri woman rows a boat loaded with grass to feed cattle as sunset falls on Dal Lake in Srinagar. Kashmir is famed for its houseboats, serene lakes and soaring mountains, but it has also been the scene of decades of conflict as rebels have fought to break away from Indian government rule.


A Nepalese rickshaw puller with a load of vegetables heads toward the Aason market in Kathmandu. Aason is an ancient business hub, where people are able to find all kinds of goods, in the center of the capital city.


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