October 29, 2013

    Published October 29, 2013


    The countdown clock showing 100 days left until the start of 2014 Winter Olympic Games is on display at Manezhnaya square in downtown Moscow, Russia.


    Low-income Indians scramble to buy onions at a price of 10 rupees (0.16 USD) for 500 grams, subsidized by a local club, in Kolkata. The price of onions, a staple in Indian cooking, have gone through the roof in the past few months, quadrupling to as much as 100 rupees a kilogram ($1.65) in parts of the country and turning the vegetable into an unaffordable luxury for the poor.


    Brazilian surfer Maya Gabeira floats apparently unconscious before being rescued by fellow surfers after falling trying to ride a big wave at the Praia do Norte, at the fishing village of Nazare in Portugal's Atlantic coast, Oct. 28 2013. Gabeira was taken to a hospital where she is reportedly doing well despite suffering a broken ankle.


    Armed Forces of Malta (AFM) sailors disembark a would-be immigrant child from an AFM offshore patrol vessel at the AFM Maritime Squadron base at Haywharf in Valletta's Marsamxett Harbour, Malta. 41 immigrants, claiming to be Syrians and Palestinians, were rescued from a boat in distress 89 nautical miles south of Malta in a joint operation between Maltese and Italian forces, according to army sources.


    An Israeli municipality worker uses a mechanical shovel to demolish a house, belonging to a Palestinian family, that was built without municipal permission in the Arab east Jerusalem neighborhood of Beit Hanina.


    A diver in a skeleton costume dives during a media opportunity to mark Halloween at the Sea Life aquarium in Berlin, Germany, Oct. 28, 2013.


    Mickey Gray cleans snow from the deck of his home overlooking Serene Lakes near Soda Springs, California, Oct. 28, 2013. As much as 10 inches of snow fell in the Sierra Nevada near Donner Summit overnight.


    A man reads on the stairs in front of the world's largest wooden structure "Metropol Parasol" in the Andalusian capital of Seville, southern Spain.


    Waves crash against a lighthouse during storms that battered Britain and where a 14-year-old boy was swept away to sea at Newhaven in South East England, Oct. 28, 2013.


    The Seymens, representing Ankara local militia who welcomed Mustafa Kemal Atuturk in Ankara in 1919 as Atuturk arrived to organize the the Independence war that led to the foundation of Turkish republic, march during the celebrations for the 90th anniversary of republic in Ankara, Turkey.


    An electronic screen is seen on a building amid heavy smog in Shenyang, Liaoning province, China, Oct. 28, 2013.


    One thousand, two hundred pink balloons fly in the sky of Sofia, Bulgaria, as part of a campaign to raise awareness and promote prevention and treatment of breast cancer.


    A model presents a creation of Chinese designer Hu Sheguang during the China Fashion Week in Beijing.


    Trio of ghostly images from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the disembodied remains of dying stars called planetary nebulas. Planetary nebulas are a late stage in a sun-like star's life, when its outer layers have sloughed off and are lit up by ultraviolet light from the central star. They come in a variety of shapes, as indicated by these three spooky structures. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/Harvard-Smithsonian CfA)

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