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A private guard stands near the damaged Basilica of the Holy Child following a 7.2-magnitude earthquake that hit Cebu city in central Philippines and toppled the bell tower of the Philippines' oldest church Tuesday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bullit Marquez / Associated Press

Filipino soldiers clear debris from damaged cars after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake in Cebu City, Philippines.


Villagers stand on the breached embankment of the swollen Kangsabati River at Samat village in West Bengal state, India. Heavy torrential rain in the aftermath of weekend Cyclone Phailin have made rivers overflow.


An Indian fisherman and his wife work on their damaged house following Cyclone Phailin at Nalianuagaon in Orissa state's Ganjam district.


The moon rises behind the minaret of a mosque in Jaffa, a mixed Muslim, Christian and Jewish part of Tel Aviv during the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha , Israel. Muslims all over the world are celebrating Eid al-Adha by sacrificing sheep, goats, cows and camels to commemorate the Prophet Abraham's readiness to sacrifice his son, Ismail, on God's command.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ariel Schalit / Associated Press

A Pakistani woman, center, buys bananas from a vendor at a livestock market for the upcoming Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, or "Feast of Sacrifice," which starts Wednesday in Islamabad, Pakistan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Muhammed Muheisen / Associated Press

Syrians gather at a street after alleged shelling by Syrian government forces on the Bustan al-Qasr neighbourhood of northern Syrian city of Aleppo.


Officials pay their respects in front of the coffins of refugees arrived from Lampedusa in Porto Empedocle near Agrigento in Sicily. Dozens of burials in anonymous vaults began Monday in a small cemetery of Piano Gatta near the city of Agrigento in Sicily, even though Prime Minister Enrico Letta had promised to hold a state funeral for the victims.


A Metro bus investigator looks on as a 2013 Ford Fiesta that crashed into a Metro bus is loaded onto a tow truck at Laurel Canyon Boulevard and Saticoy Street in North Hollywood. The driver of the car, a 41 year old man, died at the scene. He was the only occupant in the vehicle and allegedly ran a red light as he traveled south on Laurel Canyon and crashed into the rear left side of the bus that was heading east on Saticoy Street. Seven people on the bus, including the driver, suffered minor injuries and were transported to a local hospital.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu celebrates his final strikeout to end the seventh inning against the St. Louis Cardinals in game 3 of the NLCS.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Chinese security guards in black hold hands to keep reporters at bay while Kobe Bryant does a one-on-one interview. Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers spoke to the media prior to practice as part of 2013 Global Games at the MasterCard Center in Beijing.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andrew D. Bernstein / NBAE

An employee walks through the scrap metal area as sunlight streams through the windows at the Zaporizhstal steel plant, owned and operated by Metinvest BV, at their site in Zaporizhzhya, Ukraine.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Vincent Mundy

Japanese parishioners of Usazaki shrine carry their Yatai (portable shrine) during a parade as part of the Nada No Kenka Matsuri (Nada Fight Festival) at Matsubara on Tuesday in Himeji, Japan. Each Yatai weighs approximately 2 tons. The parade is the highlight of the shrine's Autumn Harvest Festival and attracts roughly 100,000 people.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Buddhika Weerasinghe / Getty Images AsiaPac

View of fall color against the backdrop of the mountains in Glacier National Park as seen from the North Fork Road south of Polebridge, Mont.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brenda Ahearn/Daily Inter Lake / Daily Inter Lake

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In Tuesday’s Pictures in the News, a 7.2-magnitude earthquake hit Cebu City in central Philippines and toppled the bell tower of the Philippines’ oldest church. The tremor collapsed buildings, cracked roads and toppled the bell tower of the church Tuesday morning, causing multiple deaths across the central region and sending terrified residents into deadly stampedes.

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