Married Hindu women perform rituals during Karwa Chauth festival in Ahmadabad, India. Married Hindu women observe a day long fast for the health and long life of their husbands during this festival, celebrated mainly in northern India. (Ajit Solanki/Ajit Solanki/AP)
A bullet train travels on the newly built high-speed Shanghai-Hangzhou railway line in Shanghai, China. (ALY SONG/ALY SONG/REUTERS)
A woman covers her baby as she runs from ash falling from an erupting volcano at Kaliurang village in Sleman, near Indonesia's ancient city of Yogyakarta. Mount Merapi erupted on Tuesday, prompting terrified villagers to flee and join the thousands already evacuated from its slopes. (BEAWIHARTA/BEAWIHARTA/REUTERS)
US soldier PFC Mecale Bryant, from Houston, Texas, of 2nd PLT Diablos 552nd MIlitary Police Company, demonstrates firing positions to Afghan policemen on the outskirts of Kandahar City, Afghanistan. (Rodrigo Abd/Rodrigo Abd/AP)
Shafiqa, 14, waits for treatment at a free specialized clinic for leishmaniasis supported by World Health Organization (WHO) in Kabul, Afghanistan. Leishmaniasis is a disease caused by a parasite transmitted by a tiny sandfly that can lead to severe scarring, often on the face. Leishmaniasis plagues Afghanistan's poor, who often sleep on the floor. (Paula Bronstein/Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
A farmer sorts dates collected from palm trees during the harvest period at a plantation in Ouargla, Algeria. (LOUAFI LARBI/LOUAFI LARBI/REUTERS)
St George's Hall is seen during a banquet held during the state visit of Qatar's Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani and his wife Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned at Windsor Castle in Windsor, United Kingdom. The Sheikh is on a two day State visit to the UK, the first since his last in 1985. (WPA Pool/Kieran Doherty /WPA /Getty Images)
Costumed actors, promoting the Halloween premiere of the AMC television series The Walking Dead, shamble along the Brooklyn Bridge in New York. (Seth Wenig/Seth Wenig/AP)
Rescue workers try to push a humpback whale that had become stranded back out to sea at Geriba beach in Buzios, Brazil. (SERGIO MORAES/SERGIO MORAES/REUTERS)
Haitians walk to a potable water distribution center in the Petion-ville suburb of Port-au-Prince. Haiti reported 25 more cholera deaths bringing the total known number to 284. (THONY BELIZAIRE/THONY BELIZAIRE/AFP/Getty Images)
An eight-week-old female lion cub, one of four, swims through fall leaves during a swim test at the National Zoo in Washington. The test was to make sure the four cubs will be safe around the water feature when they are put on public display, which is expected to take place in late December. The test was very successful according to the lion keepers. (Jacquelyn Martin/Jacquelyn Martin/AP)
Mayor-elect Rob Ford takes part in practice as coach of Don Bosco high school football team in Etobicoke, Ont. (Kevin Van Paassen/Kevin Van Paassen/The Globe and)
A Brazilian crosses the muddy bottom of the Rio Negro, a major tributary to the Amazon river, in the city of Manaus. A severe drought has pushed river levels in Brazil's Amazon region to record lows, leaving isolated communities dependent on emergency aid and thousands of boats stranded on parched riverbeds. (STRINGER/BRAZIL//REUTERS)
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