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A rebel sniper aims at a Syrian army position, seen with another rebel fighter reflected in a mirror, in a residential building in the Jedida district of Aleppo, Syria. Syrian fighter jets pounded rebel areas across the country on Monday with scores of airstrikes that anti-regime activists called the most widespread bombing in a single day since Syria's troubles started 19 months ago.

Narciso Contreras/AP

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Buddhist novice monks light candles during the Festival of Lights, also known as Thadingyut, at a monastery that is used as a refugee camp in Sittwe, Myanmar. The violence between Buddhist Rakhines and Muslim Rohingyas has killed 84 people and wounded 129 since October 21, according to an official toll, in Myanmar's biggest test since a reformist government replaced a military junta 18 months ago.

Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters

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An Afghan man talks to a U.S. soldier of B Troop, 1st squadron of 4th US Cavalry Regiment as he patrols the town of Sar Howza in Paktika, Afghanistan.


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Members of a military delegation walk as a helicopter carrying U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman, Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, prepares to land for a visit an Iron Dome rocket defense shield battery near the coastal city of Ashkelon, Israel. Dempsey is in Israel to observe the largest armed forces drill yet between the two countries.

Tsafrir Abayov/AP

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Residents look over the remains of burned homes in the Rockaways section of New York. Hurricane Sandy began battered the U.S. East Coast on Monday with fierce winds and driving rain, as the monster storm shut down transportation, shuttered businesses and left hundreds of thousands without power.


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A family watches a diver in a skeleton costume as he feeds fishes during a media opportunity to mark Halloween at the Sea Life aquarium in Berlin.

Markus Schreiber/AP

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This photo provided by the U.S. Coast Guard shows the HMS Bounty, a 180-foot sailboat, submerged in the Atlantic Ocean during Hurricane Sandy approximately 90 miles southeast of Hatteras, N.C.. The Coast Guard rescued 14 of the 16 crew members by helicopter. Hours later, rescuers found one of the missing crew members, but she was unresponsive. They are still searching for the captain.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Tim Kukl/U.S. Coast Guard/AP

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A Pakistani girl hands her father water as he showers in a makeshift bathroom, in a slum in Islamabad, Pakistan.

Muhammed Muheisen/AP

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