September 20, 2013

    Published September 20, 2013


    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.


    A full moon, known as the Harvest Moon, rises over Washington, D.C, Sept. 19, 2013. (NASA/Bill Ingalls)


    Filipino Marines and U.S. Marines from the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit BOXER Amphibious Ready Group based in Okinawa, Japan, drop off from a CH-53 Super Stallion helicopter during a joint military exercise called Philippines-U.S. Amphibious Landing Exercise in Ternate, Cavite province, southern Philippines.


    Models show creations for Emporio Armani women's Spring-Summer 2014 collection, part of the Milan Fashion Week, in Milan, Italy.


    Bangladeshi men work on a structure on the banks of the River Padma in Munshiganj on the outskirts of Dhaka.


    An aerial view of sailboats forming a circle in the ocean near Monaco.


    Members of different Amazonian tribes occupy the headquarters of Brazil's Indian Affairs Bureau as they protest a court decision to evict them from a nearby plot of land they have been occupying for several weeks, in Manaus, Sept. 19, 2013.


    A man walks past giant neon snail sculptures created by the art collective Cracking Art Group next to Hyde Park in the central business district of Sydney, Australia. The snails, which are made from recycled plastic, have been placed in different locations of the central business district in connection with the upcoming city's Art and About festival.


    A spider weaves a web in Jalalabad, Afghanistan (Photo by Wahidullah/Afghanistan/VOA reader)


    Philadelphia Eagles' LeSean McCoy (25) and Kansas City Chiefs' Kendrick Lewis (23) roll into a photographer on the sidelines after McCoy scored a touchdown during the fourth quarter of the NFL football game in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Sept. 19, 2013.


    A guest arrives at the Emporio Armani Spring/Summer 2014 collection during Milan Fashion Week, Italy.


    The art project 'Blue Peace Flock' by artists Rainer Bonk and Bertamaria Reetz is pictured in Hamburg-Wilhelmsburg, Germany. The installation of 100 blue sheep sculptures symbolizing that 'everyone is equal and everybody is important' is on display until Sep. 22, 2013.

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