Paris City Hall clock master Antoine Walter maintains the 19th century clock on a municipal building.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOEL SAGET / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
An artist works on a mural in Kolkata, India, commemorating the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The graffiti mural by German artist Zebster and Indian artist Dizy was created as a part of an Indo-German cultural project.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PIYAL ADHIKARY / EPALink
Students march in Turin, Italy, as part of a nationwide protest against school and labor reforms enacted by the government.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARCO BERTORELLO / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Dancers perform at the Friedrichstadt-Palast theater in Berlin during a dress rehearsal for the new show "The Wyld," directed by French fashion designer Thierry Mugler and Roland Welke.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BRITTA PEDERSEN / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Elephants of the Swiss national circus Knie take a bath in Lake Geneva near Lausanne, Switzerland.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Valentin Flauraud / Associated PressLink
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, a day after the market suffered its biggest points loss of 2014.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Spencer Platt / Getty ImagesLink
Fraternity members from USC walk to a house on Almansor Street in Alhambra to hand out plants and yard ornaments after five USC students were arrested for allegedly raiding the neighborhood for lawn decor and plants to use for a frat party.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles TimesLink
Gold medalist Simone Biles of the United States avoids a bee but keeps her smile during the medal ceremony for the women's all-around competition at the World Gymnastics Championships in Nanning, China.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lintao Zhang / Getty ImagesLink
A time exposure shows an ash cloud rolling down the slope of the Mt. Sinabung volcano erupting in Indonesia.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SUTANTA ADITYA / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Students wearing face masks walk on a street covered in volcanic ash from Mt. Sinabung in the village of Sukandebi, Indonesia. Sinabung has been erupting for five days, forcing hundreds to flee their homes.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DEDY SAHPUTRA / EPALink
Students check their laptops and smartphones during a rally of pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong. Hong Kong's democracy protest leaders implored supporters to bring tents and dig in for the long haul, threatening to expand their occupation of key parts of the city after talks with the government collapsed.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PHILIPPE LOPEZ / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Turkish Kurds on the outskirts of Suruc on the Turkey-Syria border offer their Friday prayers as they gather to support Syrian Kurds in nearby Kobani, Syria, where fighting between Syrian Kurds and the militants of the extremist group Islamic State intensified. Kobani and the surrounding area have been under assault by Islamic State since mid-September.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lefteris Pitarakis / Associated PressLink
Women dressed in traditional costume perform in the opening ceremony before the start of the 2014 Tour of Beijing cycling race in Chongli, China.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: WANG ZHAO / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Indian Hindu devotees are silhouetted as they take a holy dip at the Sangam -- the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati rivers -- in Allahabad.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SANJAY KANOJIA / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
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