October 8, 2012

Posted October 8th, 2012 at 1:43 pm (UTC-4)
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US Columbus Day

Members of the Knights of Columbus take part in Columbus Day ceremonies in Washington, D.C.

US Romney

US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney (C) stands for applause as he arrives to deliver a foreign policy speech at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington. (AFP)

China Tiananmen

Paramilitary police officers stand guard at the closed Tiananmen Square, decorated for the upcoming 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, on a hazy night in Beijing. (Reuters)

Burma Bangla Monks

Buddhist monks march through Yangon streets, Burma to protest recent attacks against Buddhists in Bangladesh. Thousands of angry Muslims there set fire to at least 10 temples and 40 homes after a photo of a burned Quran was posted on Facebook, allegedly by a Buddhist. (AP)

Algeria Funeral

The funeral convoy of former Algerian President Chadli Benjedid, who gave the country a multiparty political system before he was overthrown in a 1992 military coup, drives through Algiers. He died Saturday at a military hospital at 83. (AP)


Egyptian Coptic nun Maggie Gobran, known as Mama Maggie, sings the national anthem with students at a school in the impoverished al-Zabbalin area in Cairo. Gobran, dubbed the Mother Teresa of Cairo’s slums, is nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. (AFP)

Palestine Olives

A Palestinian woman sorts olives during the olive harvest in the West Bank village of Kabatyeh, near Jenin. (AP)

China Tennis

A woman looks at a statue of Roger Federer of Switzerland, (3rd right) at Qizhong Forest Sports City Tennis Center where the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament is taking place in China. (AP)

NKOR Theater

A North Korean woman performs an aerial stunt during the acrobatic play of Tale of Chun Hyang at the Pyongyang Circus Theater, marking the 15th anniversary of the election of the country’s late leader Kim Jong Il as general secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea. (AP)

Germany chefs

A carved pumpkin features a lion at the International Exhibition of Culinary Art (IKA), also known as the Culinary Olympics IKA in Erfurt, Germany. (AP)

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