September 18, 2013

    Published September 18, 2013


    A six picture combo shows from top left to bottom right : AFP reporter Sammy Ketz, take cover as a Syrian soldier runs past during sniper fire in Syria's ancient Christian town of Maalula, scene of recent fighting between pro-government troops and rebel forces.


    A faithful tosses in the air a jersey with the colors of the Argentine flag as Pope Francis greets faithful upon arrival for his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican.


    An elderly woman receives an eye treatment at a temporary shelter for villagers affected by Mount Sinabung's eruption in Kuta Rakyat, North Sumatra, Indonesia.


    Pigeons fly outside the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.


    People wait as a helicopter lands on a collapsed road in Coyuca de Benitez, about 35 km (22 miles) from Acapulco, Sept. 17, 2013. Mexico's famous beach resort of Acapulco was in chaos as hotels rationed food for thousands of stranded tourists and floodwaters swallowed homes and cars after some of the most damaging storms in decades killed at least 55 people across the country.


    A wax figure of Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel holding a Baker street sign in central London


    The newly crowned Miss Muslimah World 2013 Obabiyi Aishah Ajibola (C-R) of Nigeria is congratulated by contestants during the Muslimah World competition in Jakarta, Indonesia.


    A manta ray swims in the Black Current sea tank at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Motobu, on the southern island of Okinawa, Japan.


    The shoes of Princess Caroline of Hanover are seen at the fundraising dinner for the new national museum, in Monaco, Sept. 17, 2013.


    Chinese paramilitary policemen march during a memorial ceremony at the September 18th History Museum in Shenyang, Liaoning province, on the 82nd anniversary of Japan's invasion of China.


    Dancers of the 'Yvette Bozsik Company' perform on the stage of the National Dance Theater in Budapest, Hungary, during the rehearsal of the 'Prey', choreographed by Bozsik Yvette to music of Philippe Heritier.


    Melk Abbey is pictured through mist in the morning sun in Melk, about 80 km (50 miles) west of Vienna, Austria.


    Office chairs are stacked together on a stand at the 100% Design Exhibition at Earl's Court in London.


    The Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket, with the Cygnus cargo spacecraft aboard, is seen as it launches from Pad-0A of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS), at NASA Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia, USA. The spacecraft will deliver about 1,300 pounds (589 kilograms) of cargo, including food and clothing, to the Expedition 37 crew.


    Numerous tents are seen during the 2013 International Camping Festival in Mount Wugongshan of Pingxiang, Jiangxi province, China.

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