October 17, 2013
Published October 17, 2013
Woman takes a photograph of the medieval Charles Bridge as the sun rises in Prague, Czech Republic.
Shinto priests walk out from the outer shrine after they administer a Shinto rite "Kiyoharai" on the first day of the four-day autumn festival at the Yasukuni shrine in Tokyo, Japan.
Distressed persons are transferred from the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio (LPD 17) to Armed Forces of Malta offshore patrol vessel P52 in the Mediterranean Sea. San Antonio provided food, water, medical attention, and temporary shelter to the rescued.
Richard Doerner, a museum specialist for the U.S. Senate, restarts the historic Ohio Clock outside the Senate floor at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. The clock had stopped during the sixteen-day government shutdown, when the staff members who wind it were furloughed as non-essential staff.
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny (C, R) is greeted by a supporter upon his arrival with his wife Yulia (2ndL) at a railway station in Moscow after his trial in the provincial northern city of Kirov. A court in Kirov converted his five-year sentence into a suspended term.
Astronaut Mike Hopkins, aboard the International Space Station, shares this picture of the northern lights saying "The pic doesn't do the northern lights justice. Covered the whole sky. Truly amazing!"
Members of the honor guard use a string to ensure that they are standing in a straight line outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China.
An engineer makes an adjustment to the robot "The Incredible Bionic Man" at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. The robot is the world's first-ever functioning bionic man made of prosthetic parts and artificial organ implants.
Faculty of medicine first year students run while seniors spray them with different types of sauces, liquids, flour and eggs as part of an annual tradition during a celebration in honor of their patron Saint Lucas at Granada University in Granada, southern Spain.
Fire brigade workers search survivors after a landslide buried houses caused by heavy rain of typhoon Wipha at Oshima island, 120km south of Tokyo, Japan.
A tarsier, a species among the world's smallest primates, after it was evacuated to a conservation center at the tourist town of Lobok, Bohol, after an earthquake struck central Philippines.
Afghans carry the coffin of Arsala Jamal, governor of Logar province, who was killed in an attack on a mosque, during a burial ceremony in Kabul.
Wooden boats sit at the base of a dried-up reservoir, due to the long dry season, at Kedung Sumber village, near Bojonegoro, Indonesia's East Java province.
The tail of a dinosaur costume sticks out as the person wearing it boards a bus near the Houses of Parliament in London.
The sun shines over the deep blue lake Eibsee and the autumnally colored trees in the valley of Germany's highest mountain, the Zugspitze near Garmisch-Partenkirchen.