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One of the three remaining elephants, this one a male, is seen through its travel crate at the Toronto Zoo, Toronto, Ontario on Sept. 18, 2013 during a media briefing by zoo officials on the elephant crate training in preparation for their move to PAWS Wildlife Sanctuary in California after Thanksgiving.

Peter Power/The Globe and Mail

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A bus passenger carries a child following a Via Rail train and city bus collision in Ottawa's west end Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013.


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A boy feeds pigeons at a park outside the Royal Palace in central Phnom Penh September 18, 2013.


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A man walk by tyres and general rubbish on the beach of Veracruz port on the outskirts of Panama City September 10, 2013. The National Association for the Conservation of Nature (ANCON) reports that the majority of Panama City's beaches and rivers are contaminated with plastic and general waste due to lack of awareness for waste management, causing major problems for fishermen and negative impact on mangroves and their wildlife.


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A devotee daubed in coloured powder takes part in the immersion of the idols of the Hindu elephant god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, on the last day of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival in New Delhi September 18, 2013. Ganesh idols are taken through the streets in a procession accompanied by dancing and singing and later immersed in a river or the sea symbolising a ritual seeing-off of his journey towards his abode, taking away with him the misfortunes of all mankind.


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A boy plays golf near the beach in Tripoli September 17, 2013. Picture taken September 17, 2013.


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A Palestinian passenger waits at Rafah crossing between Egypt and southern Gaza Strip, with hopes of crossing into Egypt, September 18, 2013. Egypt partially reopened its border crossing with the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, a week after it was closed in response to a deadly attack on an Egyptian military headquarters near the frontier.


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A three month old snow leopard cub (R) and his mother Sarani are seen at the Brookfield Zoo in Brookfield, Illinois, September 18, 2013.


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A child performer is covered with sweat after his traditional performance to celebrate the upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival at a temple in Beijing September 17, 2013. The Mid-Autumn Festival falls on September 19.


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A Free Syrian Army fighter aims as he takes shooting position in Al-Zibdeh, Aleppo, September 18, 2013.


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A man is caught in a beam of sunlight coming from between two office towers as he walks through a courtyard in downtown Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday September 18, 2013.


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Helena Boky leans on Toronto mayor Rob Ford during his visit a Toronto Community Housing apartment building at 3101 Weston road on Sept. 18, 2013. The mayor worked his way down from the 18th floor knocking on doors meeting tenants asking if they needed any help with issues in their units.

Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail

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