New students at the University of Granada medical school are pelted with food thrown by returning students during a hazing ritual in Granada, Spain.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JORGE GUERRERO / AFPLink
An opposition fighter points his machine gun through a hole blown in a wall in Syria's northeastern city of Deir Ezzor.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AHMAD ABOUD / AFPLink
Businessmen on the streets of Tokyo contend with strong winds and rain brought by Typhoon Wipha, said to be the strongest storm to strike the area in 10 years. Wipha was blamed for several deaths, including many on the island of Oshima, houses were swallowed by landslides.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: YOSHIKAZU TSUNO / AFPLink
Houses and vehicles damaged by a landslide caused by Typhoon Wipha on Japan's Oshima island south of Tokyo.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KAZUHIRO NOGI / AFPLink
Thania Sayne of Effingham, Ill., weeps at the grave of her late husband, Army Sgt. Timothy D. Sayne, during the playing of "Taps" at a nearby burial service at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., on Wednesday, a day before what would have been their third wedding anniversary. Timothy Sayne was killed while serving in Afghanistan in 2011.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Manuel Balce Ceneta / Associated PressLink
Air Force Master Sgt. James Bonner surprises wife Michelle and sons Joseph, 6, and Marcus, 9, by returning from deployment early and showing up at an assembly at Gregg Anderson Academy in Palmdale.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles TimesLink
Smoke and ash from wildfires burning across the Australian state of New South Wales fill the sky above a cruise ship in Sydney Harbor. Seven major blazes were burning across the state, fanned by high winds and unseasonably warm weather.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: GREG WOOD / AFPLink
Daredevil Andy Lewis steadies himself as he walks an urban slackline 480 feet above the streets of Las Vegas.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JASON BEAN / Las Vegas Review-JournalLink
An acrobat prepares to dunk the ball during pregame entertainment at the L.A. Lakers-Golden State Warriors NBA preseason game Tuesday at Wukesong Stadium in Beijing. The Warriors won, 100-95.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARK RALSTON / AFPLink
Dodgers baserunner Mark Ellis upends the Cardinals' Pete Kozma a second base while trying to break up a double play in the third inning of Game 5 of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers won, 6-4, and trailed the Cardinals three games to two in the best-of-seven series as the series returns to St. Louis for Game 5 on Friday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles TimesLink
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