Gabrielle Ann Current, Simona K. Shao, Madison Elaine Triplett and Bergen Louise Onufer react as Triplett is named Rose Queen for 2015 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Oct. 21.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles TimesLink
Workers use a crane to close the Space Shuttle Endeavour's payload bay door at the California Science Center Oct. 21. The door will remain closed until it is opened for display in the Science Center's Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center in 2018.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles TimesLink
Indian widows wave sparklers as they participate in a celebration for the Hindu festival Diwali on the banks of the Yamuna river in the northern city of Vrindavan on Oct. 21. The women are widows who have left or been abandoned by their families. Residents cheered the women as they passed through the streets of the temple-filled town.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Roberto Schmidt / AFPLink
Moroccan horsemen perform during the Salon du Cheval in the port city of El Jadida on Oct. 21.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Fadel Senna / AFPLink
The Northern lights, or Aurora borelias, are seen near Tromso, Norway, on Oct. 21.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JAN MORTEN BJOERNBAKK / AFPLink
A police officer sprinkles colored powder onto a police dog in Nepal as part of the Diwali festival, also known as Tihar Festival, in Kathmandu on Oct. 22.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NARENDRA SHRESTHA / EPALink
Darth Vader, leader of Ukraine's Internet Party, rides atop a car in Kiev on Oct. 22. Vader, who had his name legally changed, is campaigning for the Oct. 26 parliamentary elections on a platform of promoting e-government and increasing financial transparency.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Efrem Lukatsky / APLink
Jeffrey Fowle is greeted by his son on his arrival at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, on Oct. 22. Fowle was detained for nearly half a year in North Korea after leaving a Bible at a nightclub. Christian evangelism is a crime in North Korea.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JIM WITMER / The Dayton Daily NewsLink
Paramedics and police pull a victim away from the Canadian War Memorial in Ottawa, Ontario, on Oct. 22. A soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial was shot by an unknown shooter and people reported hearing gunfire inside the halls of Parliament. Prime Minister Stephen Harper was rushed from Parliament Hill to an undisclosed location, according to officials.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Adrian Wyld / The Canadian PressLink
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