October 29, 2012

Posted October 29th, 2012 at 1:43 pm (UTC-4)
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Superstorm Sandy Connecticut

1Storm surge hits a small tree as winds from Hurricane Sandy reach Seaside Park in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Water from Long Island Sound spilled into roadways and towns along the Connecticut shoreline Monday. (AP)

Burma Violence Rakhine

2A Muslim family gather at the ruins of their home, which was burnt in recent violence, in Mrauk Oo township, Burma. United Nations said 22,587 people had now been displaced after unrest between Muslim Rohingyas and Buddhist Rakhines claimed at least 84 lives in Rakhine State. (Reuters)

Azaz Syria Conflict

3A boy jumps off a destroyed army tank in the northern town of Azaz, Syria. Syria’s conflict is going from bad to worse, the U.N.-Arab League peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi said after key talks in Moscow, expressing disappointment that his four-day truce plan had failed. (AFP)

Turkey Republic Day

4Demonstrators run as police use tear gas to disperse them in central Ankara, Turkey. Thousands of people gathered in the Turkish capital to mark Republic Day and to march to the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey. (Reuters)

Bosnia Early Snow

5A van drives along a snow-covered road near Sarajevo, Bosnia. Cold weather brought snow and freezing temperatures to all parts of Bosnia and parts of central and southeastern Europe. (AP)

Palestinians Samaritans Sukkot

6Members of the ancient Samaritan community, pray during the pilgrimage for the holy day of the Tabernacles or Sukkot at the religion’s holiest site on the top of Mount Gerizim near the West Bank town of Nablus. (AP)

Mexico Marigold Harvest

7A worker harvests Cempasuchil marigolds for use during Mexico’s Day of the Dead celebrations, in San Pedro Cholula. The Cempasuchil, also known as the Flower of the Dead, is traditionally used to honor the deceased. The Day of the Dead observance begins Nov. 1 and ends Nov. 2. (Reuters)

New York Sandy

8A woman walks her dog by sandbags in Battery Park in Manhattan as Hurricane Sandy made its approach to New York. The monster storm bore down on the U.S. East Coast forcing hundreds of thousands of people to move to higher ground, public transport to shut down and the shuttering of the U.S. stock market due to weather for the first time in 27 years. (Reuters)

Iraq End of Eid

9Iraqis enjoy a ride at Amusement City during Eid al-Adha celebrations in Baghdad. Eid al-Adha is a festive Muslim holiday that commemorates the sacrifice by the Prophet Ibrahim. It is traditional for men, women and children to dress in new clothing and spend time with their families and outdoors. (AP)

Scotland Raisin Monday

10Foam-covered students from St. Andrews University participate in the traditional Raisin Monday celebrations in St. Andrews, Scotland. The tradition dates back to the early days of the university when new students would give senior students 0.45 kg of raisins in gratitude for their help in adapting to university life. (Reuters)

Singapore Giant Pandas

11Female Giant Panda ‘Jia Jia,’ one of two pandas from China, is seen in its enclosure in Singapore. The pandas will be residing at the River Safari Singapore, part of the Wildlife Reserves, Singapore’s new attraction opening in 2013. (AP)

Israel Sunset Galilee

12A man walks on the shore of the Sea of Galilee during sunset near the northern city of Tiberias, Israel. (Reuters)

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