Rescuers walk in line after their search operation near the peak of Mt. Ontake in central Japan. Saturday's eruption of the volcano was the worst fatal eruption in Japan's postwar history.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kimi Takeuchi / Associated PressLink
Supporters of Hong Kong's democracy protesters gather at Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles in a show of support for the thousands of people in Hong Kong who have taken to the streets to protest the Chinese government's decision not to allow open nominations for a new leader.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FREDERIC J. BROWN / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Pro-democracy protesters face police outside the Legislative Counsel Office in Hong Kong.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: XAUME OLLEROS / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Student protesters in Hong Kong raise their hands to show their nonviolent intentions as they resist during change of shift for local police but backed down after being reassured they could reoccupy the pavement outside the government compound's gate.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wong Maye-E / Associated PressLink
Ground crew members paint the Major League Baseball logo on the field at Angel Stadium in preparation for Game One of the American League Division Series between the Angels of Anaheim and the Kansas City Royals.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles TimesLink
Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays his second shot to the second hole during the first round of the 2014 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at the Championship Links at Carnoustie, Scotland.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matthew Lewis / Getty ImagesLink
An federal agent approaches a cabin in the woods along Route 447 in Monroe Township, Pa., searching for Eric Frein. Frein is accused of killing Cpl. Bryon Dickson, 38, and critically wounding Trooper Alex Douglass outside the Blooming Grove, Pa., barracks on Sept. 12.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SEAN SIMMERS / Associated PressLink
A young girl cries as community activists approach her home in Monrovia, Liberia, a day after her mother was taken away by an ambulance to an Ebola ward. Neighbors wailed Thursday upon learning that Mercy's mother had died; she was among the cluster of cases that includes Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian man now hospitalized in Texas.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jerome Delay / Associated PressLink
An ultra-Orthodox man performs the "Kaparot" ritual in the Mea Shearim neighborhood of Jerusalem. The Kaparot is a blessing and prayer recited as a live fowl is passed over a person's head, symbolically transferring that person's sins accumulated over the past year into the bird, which is butchered and eaten or donated to charity.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ABIR SULTAN / EPALink
Syrian Kurds are stopped by police in the southeastern town of Suruc, Turkey, after they crossed the border with Syria. Islamic State fighters are pushing toward a key Kurdish town on Syria's border with Turkey, whose parliament is set to consider authorizing military intervention against the jihadists on its doorstep.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BULENT KILIC / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
An Afghan trader waits for customers early in the morning at a livestock market ahead of the sacrificial Eid al-Adha festival in Kabul. Muslims across the world are preparing to celebrate the annual festival of Eid al-Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice, which marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca and commemorates Prophet Abraham's readiness to sacrifice his son to show obedience to God.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SHAH MARAI / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Demonstrators confront police with water cannons as the ECB governing council meets in Naples, Italy. European Central Bank head Mario Draghi is expected to underline the bank's willingness to deploy more economic stimulus measures, a stance that could send the euro skidding even lower.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Salvatore Laporta / Associated PressLink
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