October 30, 2013

    Published October 30, 2013


    Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma's Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former long-time political prisoner, poses with her honorary degree in Philosophy from the University of Bologna, central Italy.


    Released French hostage Daniel Larribe, right, is surrounded by his wife and two daughters as President Francois Hollande, left, and Defense Minister Jean-Luc Le Drian, second left, look on after Larribe's arrival at Villacoublay military airbase, outside Paris. Larribe and three other Frenchmen were held hostage in the Sahara desert by al-Qaida-linked gunmen for three years.


    Indian volunteers of a social organization release lanterns in Kolkata to promote a peaceful and eco-friendly Diwali and create awareness against child labor in the fire cracker industry.


    A woman photographs a sculpture by U.S. artist Carl Billingsley called "Red Center" during the world's largest annual free-to-the-public outdoor art exhibition, "Sculptures By The Sea," in Sydney, Australia.


    Members of the Brazilian Navy Marines take part in a military training exercise called Operation Formosa 2013 at the field of instruction of Formosa, about 100 km (62 miles) north of Brasilia, Oct. 29, 2013.


    Afghan men gather for prayers inside the Eid Gah mosque, one of the country's largest mosques in Kandahar, southern Afghanistan.


    Kyrgyz brides and bridegrooms pray in the central mosque during a mass wedding ceremony in the capital Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.


    An Orthodox priest stands near a memorial to the victims of Soviet-era political repressions in the southern Russian city of Stavropol during a ceremony to remember the victims.


    The huge sun mirrors ("Solspeilet") set up on the hillside above Rjukan, Norway to reflect sunlight down on the town square, are seen during the official inauguration. Sun-starved residents of the remote Norwegian village unveiled an ingenious mirror system to bring natural light to their mountain valley home, enveloped in darkness for half the year.


    A protester against the practices of U.S. security agenices sits in the audience as Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, Deputy Attorney General James Cole and General Keith Alexander, director of the National Security Agency (not pictured) testify at a House Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., Oct. 29, 2013.


    Two men row a boat past a partially dried-up riverbed on a section of the Yangtze River in Jiujiang, Jiangxi province, China.

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