Pictures in the News | Oct. 17, 2013

In Thursday’s Pictures in the News, new students at the University of Granada medical school in Spain are pelted with food by older students during a traditional fall hazing ritual.

Tokyo: Japanese businessmen contend with strong wind and rain as deadly Typhoon Wipha, the strongest storm in a decade, passed close to Tokyo.

Sydney, Australia: Smoke and ash from wildfires burning across the state of New South Wales fill the sky above a cruise ship in Sydney Harbor.

Los Angeles: Dodgers baserunner Mark Ellis upends the St. Louis Cardinals’ Pete Kozma at 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 on Wednesday. The Dodgers won, 6-4, to pull within three games to two in the best-of-seven series.  More photos

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