October 12, 2013

    Published October 12, 2013


    Riot police detain an anti-gay protester during an authorized gay rights rally in St. Petersburg, Russia.  A gay rights rally has ended in scuffles after several dozen protesters were confronted by about 200 conservative and religious activists. 


    Indian people watch high tide waves as they stand at the Bay of Bengal coast in Vishakhapatnam. Hundreds of thousands of people living along the eastern coastline were taking shelter from a massive, powerful cyclone Phailin.


    Pigeons fly around Muslim pilgrims leaving the noon prayers outside the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. 


    Anti-independentist Catalans hold a giant banner with a Catalan flag and a Spanish flag during a demonstration at Catalunya square in Barcelona, Spain. Tens of thousands of people demonstrated in Barcelona for the unity of Spain and against the independence of Catalonia on the occasion of the National Day.


    Members of Kosovo ballet perform during an event to raise awareness on breast cancer in Pristina. 


    A truck driver braves the raging floodwaters brought about by Typhoon Nari along a highway at San Ildefonso township, Bulacan province, north of Manila, Philippines. At least 13 people have been killed after the storm battered across the northern Philippines, flooding villages and farms in the country’s major rice-growing region, officials said.


    President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and their daughter Malia meet with Malala Yousafzai, the young Pakistani schoolgirl who was shot in the head by the Taliban a year ago, in the Oval Office, Washington, D.C.


    A rescued migrant cries as he carries his child to a police bus after disembarking from an Armed Forces of Malta (AFM) ship at the AFM Maritime Squadron base at Haywharf in Valletta's Marsamxett Harbor, Malta. Italian and Maltese naval vessels have recovered 34 bodies and rescued 206 people from a migrant boat which capsized while a rescue ship was dispatched to help another boat in distress, the Italian Navy said.


    A tourist (R) reacts as U.S. Representative Paul Ryan walks in Hall on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., Oct. 11, 2013. 


    An unknown amount of oil is leaking into the Yongjiang River in the coastal city of Ningbo in east China's Zhejiang Province after an oil tanker explosion that killed at least seven people, Xinhua News Agency reported.


    Elliott Sadler (11) spins between Turns 3 and 4 during the NASCAR Nationwide Series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina, USA, Oct. 11, 2013. 


    People look at an installation of the exhibition "Infinite Obsession" by 84-year-old Japanese female artist Yayoi Kusama at the Banco do Brasil Cultural center in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


    Elina and Jukka (top) compete in the Wedding Run competition, which is held at the "I Love Me" fair, in Helsinki, Finland. The competition is for couples planning to get married.

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