A specialized Ebola inhumation team cleans a house in Mananeh, Sierra Leone. Ebola may only be present in a few African nations, but fears over the crippling outbreak are infecting economies across the continent and may put its envy-inducing growth prospects at risk.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: FLORIAN PLAUCHER / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A convoy transporting a Spanish nurse who is believed to have contracted the Ebola virus from a 69-year-old Spanish priest leaves Alcorcon Hospital in Madrid. The nurse who treated a missionary for the disease at a Madrid hospital tested positive for the virus, Spain's health minister said.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andres Kudacki / Associated PressLink
Lorde, the teenage singer-songwriter from New Zealand, performs at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles TimesLink
Surfers hit the waves as tropical storm Simon pumps up a south swell at the Wedge in Newport Beach.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles TimesLink
Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig walks back to the dugout after striking out against the Cardinals in the first inning of Game 3 in the National League Division Series in St. Louis. The Dodgers are trailing the Cards, 2 games to 1.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles TimesLink
The world's tallest observation wheel, the High Roller, is seen lighted in pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month at the LINQ Promenade in Las Vegas.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Steve Spatafore / Associated PressLink
A pro-democracy sculpture is seen in the Admiralty district in Hong Kong, which has been plunged into the worst political crisis since its 1997 handover as pro-democracy activists take over the streets following China's refusal to grant citizens full universal suffrage.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: XAUME OLLEROS / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Pro-democracy protesters walk on an occupied road during ongoing protests of the mass civil disobedience campaign Occupy Hong Kong outside the government offices in the Admiralty district.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MAST IRHAM / EPALink
A car sits upended on a tree after heavy floods in southern France. Parts of Montpellier lay underwater after the Lez River, which flows through the city, burst its banks. Hundreds of people spent the night in the local train station.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: GUILLAUME HORCAJUELO / EPALink
A student wears face paint with the Catalan Nationalist flag and 9N logo as they protest Spain's constitutional court ruling stopping Catalonia from holding an independence referendum in front of Palau de la Generalitat at Sant Jaume Square in Barcelona . Catalan leaders last week set up the region's own "control commission" after the Spanish government moved to block the contested vote on independence for Catalonia , which it sees as a constitutional threat.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: LLUIS GENE / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man carries palm fronds to be used to build a sukkah in Jerusalem. According to religious tradition, during the Sukkot holiday known as the Feast of the Tabernacles, Jews are commanded to bind together a palm frond with two other branches, along with an "etrog," They make up the "four species" used in the rituals. The weeklong holiday begins Wednesday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sebastian Scheiner / Associated PressLink
Alleged militants stand next to an Islamic State flag atop a hill in the Syrian town of Ain al-Arab, known as Kobane by the Kurds, as seen from the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern town of Suruc, Turkey.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ARIS MESSINIS / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A Thai jockey rides his mount at the annual water buffalo races in Chonburi. The centuries-old water buffalo racing festival is held annually in October among rice farmers to celebrate the rice harvest and mark the end of Buddhist Lent.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AZHAR RAHIM / EPALink
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