Smoke and flames rise after an explosion in the Syrian town of Kobani, as seen from the southeastern Turkish village of Mursitpinar in the Sanliurfa province, on Oct. 20. Turkey dropped its refusal to allow Kurdish fighters over the border to defend besieged Kobani, saying it was now helping Iraqi peshmerga to cross the frontier in a major policy shift.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BULENT KILIC / AFPLink
Kurdish people observe smoke rising from the Syrian town of Kobani, also known as Ain al-Arab, after an explosion seen from the southeastern Turkish village of Mursitpinar on Oct. 20.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BULENT KILIC / AFPLink
Los Angeles Galaxy fans hold signs celebrating the last home game for Galaxy midfielder Landon Donovan during an MLS soccer match against the Seattle Sounders in Carson on Oct. 19.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kelvin Kuo / FR170752 APLink
Indian schoolchildren perform yoga at Delhi Public School in Hyderabad, India, on Oct. 20. Nearly 5,000 people, including students, teachers and parents, performed seven yogic postures after a prayer for world peace.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mahesh Kumar A. / APLink
Two 3-week-old white lion cubs play with a stuffed donkey at Belgrade Zoo on Oct. 20. The two white lion cubs, an extremely rare subspecies of the African lion, were born at the zoo. They are being bottle-fed by zookeepers after they were rejected by their mother.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDREJ ISAKOVIC / AFPLink
A group of athletes compete in the International Marathon in Guadalajara, Mexico, on Oct. 19.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ulises Ruiz Basurto / EFELink
Brazilian surfer Samuel Pupo is shown in action during the Moche Rip Curl Pro Portugal Expression Session at Supertubos Beach in Peniche, Portugal, on Oct. 20.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOSE SENA GOULAO / LUSALink
President Obama casts his early vote at Dr. Martin Luther King Community Center in Chicago on Oct. 20.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Antonio Perez / Chicago TribuneLink
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