Polling officers and police officers wait in line as they prepare to go to their polling centers ahead of the first provincial polls in 25 years in Jaffna, a former war zone in northern Sri Lanka, about 400 kilometres (249 miles) north of Colombo.
A customer celebrates with the new iPhone 5S as he leaves the Apple store in Oberhausen at the start of the new iPhone sale in Oberhausen, Germany.
Indian scavengers look for coins and other valuable items amongst the religious offerings from devotees and leftover wooden frames of Lord Ganesh idols which are piled up in the Yamuna River in New Delhi.
A full moon sets behind the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C. The monument is currently covered with scaffolding for repairs following a 5.8 magnitude earthquake that struck the Northeast in August 2011.