Afghan children play on the remains of a old Soviet tank in Kandahar, south of Kabul, Afghanistan.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allauddin Khan / Associated PressLink
Jung Ha-yoon, 2, appears to be stuck inside a ceramic container while playing with other children at the traditional sports square during the "Taste Korea! Korean Royal Cuisine Festival" held at Unhyeon Palace, also known as Unhyeongung Royal Residence, in Seoul.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jacquelyn Martin / PoolLink
A Chinese man walks past an honor guard after a ceremony marking the 64th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China at Tiananmen Square in Beijing. In 1949, Chinese leader Mao Zedong stood at the Tiananmen Rostrum to declare the founding of the People's Republic of China.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Feng Li / Getty Images AsiaPacLink
A woman inspects damage triggered by the collapse of a telecommunications antenna on the house where she was hiding from Typhoon Wutip with her three children in the Quang Ninh district of Vietnam's central Quang Binh province. At least three people were killed and 26 others injured as Typhoon Wutip slammed into central Vietnam, leaving more than 70 fishermen missing and a trail of devastation in its wake, reports said.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP/Getty Images / AFPLink
Mahmoud Abdel-Rahman carries the body of his 11-month-old grandson, Latif, who was killed along with his mother on Monday when their house collapsed in a car bomb attack, while mourners carry the coffin of the mother, Hasnah Abdel-Rasul, during their funeral in the Shiite holy city of Najaf, Iraq. Hasnah and her son were just two of nearly 1,000 Iraqis killed in September -- illustrating the human tragedy behind the numbers as the death toll mounts to levels not seen in half a decade amid a new surge in sectarian bloodshed.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jaber al-Helo / APLink
Serbia's Novak Djokovic throws a towel into the crowd after winning his men's singles match against Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic at the China Open tennis tournament in Beijing.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARK RALSTON / AFPLink
A U.S. park ranger and a park policeman close the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington. The federal government shut down for the first time in 17 years in protest by conservative GOP members of Congress against federal health care legislation previously enacted by Congress.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Shawn Thew / EPALink
Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin jokes around after addressing the media during media day at the Clippers training center.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles TimesLink
A gala was held at the Walt Disney Concert Hall on Monday night in honor of the building's 10-year anniversary.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles TimesLink
Engineers position one of two heavy-lift mobile cranes in preparation for lifting a hangar roof and recovering victims from a jet aircraft that crashed yesterday evening at Santa Monica Airport in Santa Monica, killing all on board.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles TimesLink
Flames spew from the ground after an explosion on the UC Berkeley campus possibly related to an earlier theft of copper from an electrical facility serving the campus. Officials to declared a campus emergency and ordered an evacuation of the Berkeley campus Monday evening.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kelly Fang / The Daily CalifornianLink
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