October 24, 2012

Posted October 24th, 2012 at 1:57 pm (UTC-4)
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UN South Korea Rapper

1South Korean singer Psy (R) practices some ‘Gangnam Style’ dance steps with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the U.N. headquarters in New York. (Reuters)

Afghanistan US

2A U.S. Army soldier of HHC-Mortars, 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, carries a chair to a container van in Combat Outpost Nagahan in Arghandab Valley in Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan. The U.S. military is closing down Combat Outpost Nagahan as part of reducing their bases in the Arghandab Valley in Kandahar province, a military officer said. (Reuters)

Libya Anniversary

3Show jumpers land in their parachutes during a festival to celebrate Libya’s first anniversary of its ‘liberation’ from Moammar Gadhafi in Benghazi. (Reuters)

India Hindu Festival

4Head Armorer of the paramilitary Home Guards, Kirtikumar Avasthi, performs rituals on weapons at their headquarters on Vijayadashmi, or Dussehra festival, in Ahmadabad, India. Dussehra commemorates the triumph of Lord Rama over the demon king Ravana, marking the victory of good over evil. (AP)

South Africa Miners Strike

5Striking miners chant slogans as they gather at the AngloGold Ashanti mine in Carletonville, northwest of Johannesburg, South Africa. AngloGold Ashanti said it will fire about 12,000 wildcat strikers after they ignored a deadline to return to work by noon (1000 GMT). (Reuters)

Romania Bridge

6A view of the newly built bridge over the Danube that links Calafat in Romania to Vidin in Bulgaria, 320 km southwest of Bucharest, Romania. The Calafat-Vidin bridge should be open in six months. (Reuters)

North Korea

7A North Korean sits on an oxcart on the river bank of the town of Sinuiju, facing the Chinese border city of Dandong. (Reuters)

Bangladesh Hindu Festival

8A Bangladeshi Hindu devotee with vermillion on her face takes part in Durga Puja festivities, in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The festival commemorates the slaying of a demon king by lion-riding, ten-armed goddess Durga, marking the triumph of good over evil. (AP)

France Trader

9Former trader Jerome Kerviel leaves his lawyer’s office in Paris, France. The Paris appeals court ordered Kerviel to spend three years in prison and pay back the staggering sum of 4.9 billion euro (about $7 billion) in damages for one of the biggest trading frauds in history. (AP)

Germany Weather

10Fog lies in the valleys behind an autumnally colored tree seen from the Schauinsland mountain in the black forest, southwestern Germany. (AP)

Somalia Unrest

11Ugandan soldiers serving in the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) walk at their temporary base in the ruined Curuba hotel in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu. (Reuters)

NASA Antarctica

12NASA’s DC-8 flying laboratory passes Antarctica’s tallest peak, Mount Vinson, October 22, 2012, during a flight over the continent to measure changes in the massive ice sheet and sea ice. The flight is part of NASA’s Operation IceBridge, a multi-year airborne campaign to monitor changes in Earth’s polar ice caps in both the Antarctic and Arctic. (NASA/Michael Studinger)

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