An Indian potter paints earthen lamps ahead of Diwali, or the Hindu festival of lights, in Amritsar, India, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013. Hindus light lamps, wear new clothes, exchange sweets and gifts and pray to goddess Lakshmi during the festival which will be celebrated on Nov. 3.
AC Milan's Cristian Zaccardo (R) fights for the ball with Lazio's Miroslav Klose during their Italian Serie A soccer match at San Siro stadium in Milan October 30, 2013.
An exercise rider takes Palace Malice for an early morning workout at Santa Anita Park on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, in Arcadia, Calif. Palace Malice is entered in the Breeders' Cup Classic horse race on Saturday.
(Jae C. Hong/AP)
A Congolese army soldier responds to cheers from civilians as the army enters the town of Bunagana, eastern Congo, near the border with Uganda, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013. The Congolese army retook one of the last remaining strongholds of the M23 rebels Wednesday, with fighters heading for the hills as the military sought to extinguish the 18-month insurrection, officials said. As the army recaptured the town of Bunagana, leaving the M23 with a small sliver of territory, the civilian head of their movement crossed the border into Uganda prompting calls for his immediate extradition.
Trainee soldiers from the Libyan army execute combat manoeuvres during their graduation exam in Geminis October 30, 2013. The trainees form the first batch of graduates who enlisted after the 2011 Libyan revolution.
(ESAM OMRAN AL-FETORI/REUTERS)
A young man from Dinka Ngok tribe stands in a cattle herders' camp near the town of Abyei October 30, 2013. Abyei officials welcomed a push by the African Union to involve the U.N. Security Council in helping plan a referendum to resolve a dispute in the remote border region. Thousands of residents in the region took part in a three-day vote whose result will be non-binding but would indicate whether Abyei wants to join Sudan or South Sudan. The result of the vote in which 65,000 people had registered to take part in is expected on October 31.
Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy attends a weekly cabinet control session at Parliament in Madrid October 30, 2013. Spain just pulled clear of recession in the third quarter and inflation eased in October, data showed, laying foundations for a gradual recovery in consumer spending though the country's economic crisis looks far from over. Gross domestic product (GDP) inched 0.1 percent higher between July and September, state statistics agency INE said, notching up the first quarter-on-quarter growth since the beginning of 2011 and officially ending a two-year slump.
Bonnie Brooks, president and cep of the Hudson's Bay Company with the new 2013 mitts. The uniforms for the Canadian Olympic team for the Winter Games in Sochi, were unveiled at a press conference in Toronto on Oct 30 2013.
(Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail)
Former French hostage Daniel Larribe (R) is welcomed by relatives on the tarmac upon his arrival at Villacoublay military airport, near Paris, October 30, 2013. Four Frenchmen Pierre Legrand, Daniel Larribe, Thierry Dol and Marc Feret held hostage in the Sahara desert by al Qaeda-linked gunmen for three years left Niger on a French government plane on Wednesday morning. The men, who were kidnapped in 2010 while working for French nuclear group Areva and a subsidiary of construction group Vinci in northern Niger, were freed on Tuesday after secret talks.
A man jumps in a swimming pool filled with pink and green plastic balls during a Guinness World Records attempt of the Largest Ball Pit as part of the "Pink October" campaign at Kerry Hotel in Pudong, Shanghai October 30, 2013. The event, aimed at raising awareness of breast cancer prevention, set the world record with one million balls in the 25-metre-long (82 ft.) and 12.6-metre-wide (41 ft.) swimming pool, according to local media.
Firefighters work to extinguish a fire at a plastic factory in San Salvador October 30, 2013. The factory was razed but no casualties were reported, according to local media.
A University of British Columbia student studies as leaves begin to change colour on the campus in Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday October 30, 2013.
(DARRYL DYCK/THE CANADIAN PRESS)
U.S. first lady Michelle Obama reacts between PBS Sesame Street characters Elmo and Rosita after delivering remarks on marketing healthier foods to children at the White House in Washington October 30, 2013. Michelle Obama invited local schoolchildren to participate in the fall harvest of the White House Kitchen Garden.
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