October 16, 2012

Posted October 16th, 2012 at 2:12 pm (UTC-4)
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Afghanistan Economy

Afghan women and children work in an outdoor traditional factory extracting and preparing pinenuts for sale on the outskirts of Jalalabad. (AFP)

Switzerland Electricity

Romande Energie workers install electrical power lines near Nyon, Switzerland. (Reuters)

Thailand Nurses Rally

Nurses rally in front of the Government House in Bangkok, Thailand. Nurses demanded better working conditions and full-time jobs, asking the government to improve job security by offering permanent contracts. (Reuters)

Nigeria Floods

A vehicle is partially submerged in floodwater in the Patani community in Nigeria’s Delta state, October 15, 2012. Vast stretches of Africa’s most populous nation have been hit by floods in the past few weeks, as major rivers like the Niger, the continent’s third longest, burst their banks. (Reuters)

Bangladesh Transportation

A woman sits on a boat as she transports food baskets on the river Buriganga in Dhaka, Bangladesh. (Reuters)

China Agriculture

A woman sits between piles of corn as she removes the husks on a road located on the outskirts of Beijing, China. (Reuters)

Britain Brand Licensing Show

Costume characters, including the yet-to-be-named armadillo mascot, center right, for the Brazil 2014 World soccer Cup, are seen after parading round the Brand Licensing Europe 2012 exposition at Olympia in London. The three-day show is the biggest licensing event to be held in Europe, with over 280 leading brand owners showcasing around 2,200 of the latest brands, characters and images available for license. (AP)

India Wildlife

Migratory pelicans fly over the Lakhpat Fort area at Lakhpat, some 600 kms from Ahmedabad. India’s Gujarat state is known as a bird lovers’ paradise and is a haven for migratory birds. (AFP)

Germany Porsche Pavilion

The Porsche Pavilion at Autostadt in Wolfsburg, Germany, October 14, 2012. The building design was inspired by the Porsche Panamera. Porsche celebrated the opening of it’s Porsche Pavilion in early August. (Rowan Eva@rowaneva/VOA reader sent via Instagram)

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