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48 Hours

48 Hours - 27 Oct 2013
A selection of our best pictures from the weekend.
SUDAN-SOUTHSUDAN/ABYEI
RTX14P4D
October 26, 2013
A woman looks out of an abandoned building near polling stations in the town of Abyei, ahead of the referendum,...
ABYEI, Sudan
A woman looks out of an abandoned building near polling stations in the town of Abyei
A woman looks out of an abandoned building near polling stations in the town of Abyei, ahead of the referendum, October 26, 2013. Residents of the remote and disputed Abyei border region say they will press on with their own referendum on whether to join Sudan or South Sudan, despite warnings it could trigger violence in the already volatile area. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (ABYEI - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS ELECTIONS SOCIETY)
USA/
RTX14QYZ
October 28, 2013
A flag is seen near a neighborhood where homes were destroyed by hurricane Sandy in October 2012 in Ortley...
Ortley Beach, UNITED STATES
A flag is seen near a neighborhood where homes were destroyed by hurricane Sandy in October 2012 in Ortley...
A flag is seen near a neighborhood where homes were destroyed by hurricane Sandy in October 2012 in Ortley Beach, New Jersey October 27, 2013. Progress is being seen to areas along the beachfront area while others remain untouched with just days until the one year anniversary of the storm. REUTERS/Eric Thayer (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY ANNIVERSARY DISASTER TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
TENNIS-WOMEN/WTA
RTX14QME
October 27, 2013
Serena Williams of the U.S. celebrates her victory against Li Na of China after their WTA tennis championships...
Istanbul, Turkey
Williams of the U.S. celebrates her victory against Na of China after their WTA tennis championships...
Serena Williams of the U.S. celebrates her victory against Li Na of China after their WTA tennis championships final match in Istanbul, October 27, 2013. REUTERS/Osman Orsal (TURKEY - Tags: SPORT TENNIS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
BRAZIL/
RTX14QKA
October 27, 2013
A model presents a creation in a subway station during the Sao Paulo Fashion Week in Sao Paulo October...
Sao Paulo, Brazil
A model presents a creation in subway station during Sao Paulo Fashion Week
A model presents a creation in a subway station during the Sao Paulo Fashion Week in Sao Paulo October 27, 2013. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker (BRAZIL - Tags: FASHION TRANSPORT)
USA/
RTX14Q91
October 27, 2013
Participants take part in an attempt to set a new Guinness World Record for the largest pillow fight,...
Chicago, UNITED STATES
Participants take part in an attempt to set a new Guinness World Record for the largest pillow fight,...
Participants take part in an attempt to set a new Guinness World Record for the largest pillow fight, in Chicago October 27, 2013. According to the Guinness World Records, they need more than 3,706 participants to set a new record. The results of the event have not been announced. REUTERS/Jim Young (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
INDIA-POLITICS/BLASTS
RTX14Q4L
October 27, 2013
Smoke rises after a bomb exploded near a public ground where Gujarat's chief minister and Hindu nationalist...
Patna, India
Smoke rises after a bomb exploded near a public ground where Gujarat's chief minister and Hindu nationalist...
Smoke rises after a bomb exploded near a public ground where Gujarat's chief minister and Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi, the prime ministerial candidate for India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), was to address a rally in the eastern Indian city of Patna October 27, 2013. At least six crude bombs exploded near the public ground in Patna on Sunday where tens of thousands of people were gathered to hear Modi speak, police said. REUTERS/Krishna Murari Kishan (INDIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
BRITAIN/
RTX14Q87
October 27, 2013
Pumpkins are harvested at David Bowman Pumpkins in Spalding, central England September 25, 2013.The company...
Spalding, United Kingdom
Pumpkins are harvested at David Bowman Pumpkins in Spalding, central England
Pumpkins are harvested at David Bowman Pumpkins in Spalding, central England September 25, 2013.The company produces four million pumpkins annually on its 450 acre farm, supplying supermarkets in Britain and exporting to Europe. Photograph taken September 25, 2013. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis (BRITAIN - Tags: AGRICULTURE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT FOOD EMPLOYMENT)
RUSSIA/
RTX14Q10
October 27, 2013
A dog walks on the icy bank during an ice drift on the Mana river in the Siberian taiga area outside...
Krasnoyarsk, Russia
A dog walks on the icy bank during an ice drift on the Mana river in the Siberian taiga area outside...
A dog walks on the icy bank during an ice drift on the Mana river in the Siberian taiga area outside the village of Ust-Mana near Krasnoyarsk, October 27, 2013. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin (RUSSIA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY ANIMALS)
MADAGASCAR/
RTX14QEF
October 27, 2013
Roosters participate in a traditional Malagasy cockfighting (combat des coqs) contest in Ambohimangakely...
Antananarivo, Madagascar
Roosters participate in a traditional Malagasy cockfighting contest in Ambohimangakely
Roosters participate in a traditional Malagasy cockfighting (combat des coqs) contest in Ambohimangakely near Madagascar's capital Antananarivo, October 27, 2013. Hundreds of participants with their roosters took part in the contentious practice of cockfighting that is tremendously popular on the island-nation of Madagascar, where locals make a living by breeding roosters as well as placing bets in weekly tournaments, said the local organizers. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya (MADAGASCAR - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
CHINA-JAPAN/
RTX14PUL
October 27, 2013
Members of Japan's Self-Defence Forces' infantry unit take part in the military's review during the annual...
Asaka, Japan
Members of Japan's Self-Defence Forces' infantry unit take part in the military's review during the annual...
Members of Japan's Self-Defence Forces' infantry unit take part in the military's review during the annual troop review ceremony at Asaka Base in Asaka, near Tokyo October 27, 2013. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, in an interview published on Saturday, said Japan was ready to be more assertive towards China as Beijing threatened to strike back if provoked. REUTERS/Issei Kato (JAPAN - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY)
COLOMBIA/
RTX14QTZ
October 27, 2013
Participants fall out from their homemade roller cart after crashing during the 25th Roller Cart Festival...
Medellin, Colombia
Participants fall out from their homemade roller cart after crashing during the 25th Roller Cart Festival...
Participants fall out from their homemade roller cart after crashing during the 25th Roller Cart Festival in Medellin October 27, 2013. REUTERS/Albeiro Lopera (COLOMBIA - Tags: SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
SOCCER-ITALY/
RTX14Q8D
October 27, 2013
Napoli's Gonzalo Higuain celebrates after scoring by penalty during their Serie A soccer match against...
Naples, Italy
Napoli's Higuain celebrates after scoring by penalty during their Serie A soccer match against Torino...
Napoli's Gonzalo Higuain celebrates after scoring by penalty during their Serie A soccer match against Torino at the San Paolo stadium in Naples, October 27, 2013.
REUTERS/Ciro De Luca (ITALY - Tags: SPORT SOCCER TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
AUSTRALIA/
RTX14PWV
October 27, 2013
Denmark's Crown Prince Frederik kisses his Australian wife Crown Princess Mary after they arrived at...
Sydney, Australia
Denmark's Crown Prince Frederik kisses his Australian wife Crown Princess Mary after they arrived at...
Denmark's Crown Prince Frederik kisses his Australian wife Crown Princess Mary after they arrived at the Sydney Opera House for a gala concert celebrating the 40th anniversary of the world-renowned building, October 27, 2013. The royal couple are on a five-day official visit to Australia. REUTERS/Paul Miller/Pool (AUSTRALIA - Tags: SOCIETY ENTERTAINMENT ROYALS ANNIVERSARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
BOXING/
RTX14PUI
October 27, 2013
Bryan Vasquez (L) of Costa Rica and Rene Gonzalez of Nicaragua fight during their interim WBA super...
San Jose, Costa Rica
Vasquez of Costa Rica and Gonzalez of Nicaragua fight during their interim WBA super featherweight boxing...
Bryan Vasquez (L) of Costa Rica and Rene Gonzalez of Nicaragua fight during their interim WBA super featherweight boxing title fight in San Jose October 26, 2013. Vasquez won a technical split decision after the fight was stopped following the fourth round after an unintentional headbutt sending the decision to the score cards. REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate (COSTA RICA - Tags: SPORT BOXING TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
TENNIS-MEN/SWISS
RTX14QHF
October 27, 2013
Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina raises the winner's trophy after he won his final match against Switzerland's...
Basel, Switzerland
Del Potro of Argentina raises the winner's trophy after he won his final match against Switzerland's...
Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina raises the winner's trophy after he won his final match against Switzerland's Roger Federer at the Swiss Indoors ATP tennis tournament in Basel October 27, 2013. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann (SWITZERLAND - Tags: SPORT TENNIS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
SOCCER-ITALY/
RTX14QB9
October 27, 2013
AS Roma's Federico Balzaretti (L) jumps for the ball with Udinese's Badu Emmanuel during their Italian...
Udine, Italy
AS Roma's Balzaretti jumps for the ball with Udinese's Emmanuel during their Italian Serie A soccer match...
AS Roma's Federico Balzaretti (L) jumps for the ball with Udinese's Badu Emmanuel during their Italian Serie A soccer match at the Friuli stadium in Udine October 27, 2013. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo (ITALY - Tags: SPORT SOCCER)
MOTOR-RACING-PRIX
RTX14Q46
October 27, 2013
Mercedes Formula One driver Nico Rosberg of Germany (L) and Lotus F1 Formula One driver Romain Grosjean...
GREATER NOIDA, India
Mercedes Formula One driver Rosberg and Lotus F1 Formula One driver Grosjean spray champagne on the face...
Mercedes Formula One driver Nico Rosberg of Germany (L) and Lotus F1 Formula One driver Romain Grosjean (R) of France spray champagne on the face of Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany on the podium after the Indian F1 Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida, on the outskirts of New Delhi, October 27, 2013.
Vettel became Formula One's youngest four-times world champion on Sunday after winning the Indian Grand Prix for Red Bull. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (INDIA - Tags: SPORT MOTORSPORT F1)
POPE/
RTX14Q1T
October 27, 2013
A priest (C) looks on before the arrival of Pope Francis for a mass at St Peter's Square in the Vatican...
Vatican, Vatican City
A priest looks on before the arrival of Pope Francis for a mass at St Peter's Square in the Vatican
A priest (C) looks on before the arrival of Pope Francis for a mass at St Peter's Square in the Vatican October 27, 2013. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi (VATICAN - Tags: RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
SUDAN-SOUTHSUDAN/ABYEI
RTX14OPP
October 26, 2013
Women sing during a rally in the town of Abyei ahead of the referendum October 26, 2013. Residents of...
ABYEI, Sudan
Women sing during a rally in the town of Abyei ahead of the referendum
Women sing during a rally in the town of Abyei ahead of the referendum October 26, 2013. Residents of the remote and disputed Abyei border region say they will press on with their own referendum on whether to join Sudan or South Sudan, despite warnings it could trigger violence in the already volatile area. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (ABYEI - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS ELECTIONS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
BULGARIA/
RTX14OS5
October 26, 2013
Syrian children wait as Bulgarian doctors perform medical checkups at a refugee centre in Sofia October...
Sofia, Bulgaria
Syrian children wait as Bulgarian doctors perform medical checkups at a refugee centre in Sofia
Syrian children wait as Bulgarian doctors perform medical checkups at a refugee centre in Sofia October 26, 2013. Bulgarian doctors from Alexandrovska University hospital and volunteers are visiting refugee centres in the Bulgarian capital since October 19, 2013, providing medical checkups for refugees, local media reported. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov (BULGARIA - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
MYANMAR/
RTX14OT8
October 26, 2013
Girls hold ornaments decorated with Myanmar kyat banknotes before donating them to a Buddhist temple...
BAGAN, Myanmar
Girls hold ornaments decorated with Myanmar kyat banknotes before donating them to a Buddhist temple...
Girls hold ornaments decorated with Myanmar kyat banknotes before donating them to a Buddhist temple during the annual Taungbi festival in Taungbi village near the historical city of Bagan October 26, 2013. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION)
BRAZIL/
RTX14POW
October 27, 2013
Scottish dancer Claire Cunningham, who was born with osteoporosis, performs with crutches a piece called...
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Scottish dancer Claire Cunningham, who was born with osteoporosis, performs with crutches a piece called...
Scottish dancer Claire Cunningham, who was born with osteoporosis, performs with crutches a piece called "Mobile-Evolution" at Sergio Cardoso Theatre in Sao Paulo October 26, 2013. According to local media, Cunningham states how using crutches gave her the physical abilities to create a career in dance. REUTERS/Nacho Doce (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
GOLF-EUROPEAN/
RTX14OMF
October 26, 2013
Spectators stand as John Daly of the U.S. walks on the 7th hole during the BMW Masters 2013 golf tournament...
Shanghai, China
Spectators stand as Daly walks on the 7th hole during the BMW Masters 2013 golf tournament at Lake Malaren...
Spectators stand as John Daly of the U.S. walks on the 7th hole during the BMW Masters 2013 golf tournament at Lake Malaren Golf Club in Shanghai October 26, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Barria (CHINA - Tags: SPORT GOLF TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
FIGURE-SKATING/
RTX14PEQ
October 26, 2013
Nelli Zhiganshina and Alexander Gazsi of Germany compete in their free skate ice dance program during...
Saint John, Canada
Zhiganshina and Gazsi of Germany compete during the Skate Canada International figure skating competition...
Nelli Zhiganshina and Alexander Gazsi of Germany compete in their free skate ice dance program during the Skate Canada International figure skating competition in Saint John, New Brunswick, October 26, 2013. REUTERS/Mark Blinch (CANADA - Tags: SPORT FIGURE SKATING)
BRITAIN/
RTX14OZM
October 26, 2013
A model of a shark is seen in the roof of a house in Oxford October 26, 2013. The rooftop sculpture is...
Oxford, United Kingdom
A model of a shark is seen in the roof of a house in Oxford
A model of a shark is seen in the roof of a house in Oxford October 26, 2013. The rooftop sculpture is 25 feet (7.6 m) long, made of fibre glass and was erected on the 41st anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Nagasaki. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY)
ALPINE-SKIING/
RTX14OTH
October 26, 2013
Viktoria Rebensburg of Germany clears a gate during her second run of the World Cup Soelden Women's Giant...
Soelden, Austria
Rebensburg of Germany clears a gate during second run of World Cup Soelden Women's Giant Slalom race...
Viktoria Rebensburg of Germany clears a gate during her second run of the World Cup Soelden Women's Giant Slalom race on the Rettenbach glacier in the Tyrolean ski resort of Soelden October 26, 2013. REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler (AUSTRIA - Tags: SPORT SKIING TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
BAHRAIN-PROTEST/
RTX14P0Q
October 26, 2013
An anti-government protester throws a stone at riot police during clashes after the funeral ritual of...
Manama, Bahrain
An anti-government protester throws stone at riot police during clashes after funeral ritual of visiting...
An anti-government protester throws a stone at riot police during clashes after the funeral ritual of visiting the grave of 17-year-old Ali Khalil in the village of Bani Jamra, west of Manama, October 26, 2013.
Khalil died from a bomb explosion which he was transporting to be planted on Tuesday night, according to a Ministry of Interior statement. Hundreds of anti-government protesters marched towards riot-police and threw stones. Riot-police fired stunt-grenades and tear-gas to disperse the crowd. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed (BAHRAIN - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW)
USA/
RTX14PGX
October 26, 2013
Sean Owolo, 40, (R) dressed as the Grim Reaper, and Marius Petrulis, 36, dressed as a chicken, prepare...
Santa Monica, UNITED STATES
Owolo, dressed as the Grim Reaper, and Petrulis, dressed as a chicken, prepare to compete in the ZJ Boarding...
Sean Owolo, 40, (R) dressed as the Grim Reaper, and Marius Petrulis, 36, dressed as a chicken, prepare to compete in the ZJ Boarding House Halloween Surf Contest in Santa Monica, California October 26, 2013. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (UNITED STATES - Tags: TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY SPORT SOCIETY)
AUSTRALIA/
RTX14PRJ
October 27, 2013
Denmark's Crown Princess Mary (L) and her husband Crown Prince Frederick talk with New South Wales Rural...
Sydney, Australia
Denmark's Crown Princess Mary and her husband Crown Prince Frederick talk with NSW Rural Fire Service...
Denmark's Crown Princess Mary (L) and her husband Crown Prince Frederick talk with New South Wales Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons as they look at some of the more than 200 homes that were destroyed by a recent bushfire in the Blue Mountains suburb of Winmalee, about 80 km (50 miles) west of Sydney October 27, 2013. The royal couple visited the bushfire affected area during their official five-day visit to Australia. REUTERS/Rob Griffith/Pool (AUSTRALIA - Tags: SOCIETY ENTERTAINMENT ROYALS)
MOTOR-RACING-PRIX
RTX14OQF
October 26, 2013
Ferrari Formula One driver Felipe Massa of Brazil drives during the qualifying session of the Indian...
GREATER NOIDA, India
Ferrari Formula One driver Massa drives during the qualifying session of the Indian F1 Grand Prix at...
Ferrari Formula One driver Felipe Massa of Brazil drives during the qualifying session of the Indian F1 Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida, on the outskirts of New Delhi, October 26, 2013. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee (INDIA - Tags: SPORT MOTORSPORT F1)
LIBYA
RTX14ORX
October 26, 2013
Men extinguish a fire after a car bomb exploded near a school where a training workshop for municipal...
Benghazi, Libya
Men extinguish a fire after a car bomb exploded near a school where a training workshop for municipal...
Men extinguish a fire after a car bomb exploded near a school where a training workshop for municipal council elections was being held, in Benghazi October 26, 2013. No people were injured during the incident. REUTERS/Esam Omran Al-Fetori (LIBYA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
SPAIN/
RTX14P1B
October 26, 2013
Spain's Crown Prince Felipe (R) and his wife Princess Letizia laugh while watching a theatrical play...
Teverga, Spain
Spain's Crown Prince Felipe and his wife Princess Letizia laugh while watching a theatrical play performed...
Spain's Crown Prince Felipe (R) and his wife Princess Letizia laugh while watching a theatrical play performed by the neighbours in Teverga, northern Spain October 26, 2013. The village, which saw its mining industry disappear, was awarded the annual "Pueblo Ejemplar 2013" (Exemplary Town 2013) prize for villages in the region of Asturias. The prize is awarded yearly to a town in the Asturias province that excels in preserving its environment, culture and traditions. REUTERS /Eloy Alonso (SPAIN - Tags: ROYALS SOCIETY)
KAZAKHSTAN/
RTX14PBC
October 26, 2013
A model and professional ballet dancer presents a creation by Kazakhstan's designer Kamila Kurbani during...
Almaty, Kazakhstan
A model and professional ballet dancer presents creation by Kazakhstan's designer Kurbani during Kazakhstan...
A model and professional ballet dancer presents a creation by Kazakhstan's designer Kamila Kurbani during Kazakhstan Fashion Week in Almaty October 26, 2013. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov (KAZAKHSTAN - Tags: FASHION)
MEXICO/
RTX14PJC
October 27, 2013
A Maya Indian man pulls a box containing the bones of a dead relative into an ossuary in the village...
Cancun, Mexico
A Maya Indian man pulls a box containing the bones of a dead relative into an ossuary in the village...
A Maya Indian man pulls a box containing the bones of a dead relative into an ossuary in the village of Pomuch in Mexico's Yucatan peninsula, October 26, 2013. Local Maya Indians visit the graves of their relatives during an intimate annual ritual preceding the Day of the Dead, which falls on November 1 and 2. REUTERS/Victor Ruiz Garcia (MEXICO - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
SLOVENIA/
RTX14PAO
October 26, 2013
Boys observe firefighters as they extinguish flames atop a 12-storey building in Domzale October 26,...
Domzale, Slovenia
Boys observe firefighters as they extinguish flames atop a 12-storey building in Domzale
Boys observe firefighters as they extinguish flames atop a 12-storey building in Domzale October 26, 2013. There were no reported injuries or deaths, according to authorities. REUTERS/Srdjan Zivulovic (SLOVENIA - Tags: DISASTER)
MOTOR-RACING/PRIX
RTX14OU7
October 26, 2013
Pit girls rehearse on the eve of the Indian F1 Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater...
GREATER NOIDA, India
Pit girls rehearse on the eve of the Indian F1 Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater...
Pit girls rehearse on the eve of the Indian F1 Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida, on the outskirts of New Delhi, October 26, 2013. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee (INDIA - Tags: SPORT MOTORSPORT F1 TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
USA-SECURITY/
RTX14PC3
October 26, 2013
Demonstrators hold up their signs during the "Stop Watching Us: A Rally Against Mass Surveillance" march...
Washington, UNITED STATES
Demonstrators hold up signs during "Stop Watching Us: A Rally Against Mass Surveillance" march near U.S....
Demonstrators hold up their signs during the "Stop Watching Us: A Rally Against Mass Surveillance" march near the U.S. Capitol in Washington, October 26, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
HONGKONG/
RTX14OQ1
October 26, 2013
A construction worker watches cast members Jack Reynor, Stanley Tucci, Nicola Peltz and Mark Wahlberg...
Hong Kong, China
A construction worker watches cast members Reynor, Tucci, Peltz and Wahlberg running during the filming...
A construction worker watches cast members Jack Reynor, Stanley Tucci, Nicola Peltz and Mark Wahlberg (L to R) running during the filming of a scene for the movie "Transformers: Age of Extinction", in Hong Kong October 26, 2013. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu (CHINA - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
POPE
RTX14NOK
October 25, 2013
Pope Francis is silhouetted against window light at the end of a meeting with Equatorial Guinea's President...
Vatican City, Vatican City
Pope Francis is silhouetted against window light at the end of a meeting at the Vatican
Pope Francis is silhouetted against window light at the end of a meeting with Equatorial Guinea's President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo at the Vatican October 25, 2013. REUTERS/Max Rossi (VATICAN - Tags: RELIGION POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
SUDAN-SOUTHSUDAN-ABYEI
RTX14O1Y
October 25, 2013
A woman holds part of a cross in a church damaged by a Sudanese airforce airstrike a few years ago in...
ABYEI, Sudan
A woman holds part of cross in church damaged by Sudanese airforce airstrike few years ago in the town...
A woman holds part of a cross in a church damaged by a Sudanese airforce airstrike a few years ago in the town of Abyei October 25, 2013.The presidents of Sudan and South Sudan sought to strike a unified note over the disputed territory of Abyei, a region on the border whose fate was left undecided when South Sudan declared independence. Residents of the remote and disputed Abyei border region say they will press on with their own referendum on whether to join Sudan or South Sudan, despite warnings it could trigger violence in the already volatile area. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (ABYEI - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY SOCIETY)
THAILAND/
RTX14NGZ
October 25, 2013
A woman weeps as she mourns the death of Thailand's Supreme Patriarch, Somdet Phra Nyanasamvara Suvaddhana...
Bangkok, Thailand
A woman weeps as she mourns the death of Thailand's Supreme Patriarch, Somdet Phra Nyanasamvara Suvaddhana...
A woman weeps as she mourns the death of Thailand's Supreme Patriarch, Somdet Phra Nyanasamvara Suvaddhana Mahathera, at Chulalongkorn Hospital in Bangkok October 25, 2013. Somdet Phra Nyanasamvara died at the age of 100 on Thursday in hospital after failing to recover from surgery last week for an intestinal infection, according to local media. The royal household has announced the mourning period to take place from October 25 to November 23. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha (THAILAND - Tags: OBITUARY RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
JORDAN/
RTX14O46
October 25, 2013
Supporters burn Israeli flags during a speech at an Islamic Front Action party rally in Amman October...
Amman, Jordan
Supporters burn Israeli flags during a speech at an Islamic Front Action party rally in Amman
Supporters burn Israeli flags during a speech at an Islamic Front Action party rally in Amman October 25, 2013. Thousands gathered to demand political reform in Jordan and rally against Jewish settlers in the al-Aqsa mosque compound. Gesturing the four-fingered symbol and waving Syrian opposition flags, the supporters also expressed support for ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi and the Syrian revolution. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed (JORDAN - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
BRAZIL/
RTX14OFV
October 26, 2013
Military police fire tear gas at demonstrators from the group called Black Bloc, during a protest against...
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Military police fire tear gas at demonstrators from the group called Black Bloc, during a protest against...
Military police fire tear gas at demonstrators from the group called Black Bloc, during a protest against bad conditions of public transport, in Sao Paulo October 25, 2013. REUTERS/Nacho Doce (BRAZIL - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST TRANSPORT CRIME LAW TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
NICARAGUA/
RTX14O0G
October 25, 2013
Pregnant teenagers stand at the entrance of a maternity home in Jinotega city, some 160 km (99 miles)...
Managua, Nicaragua
Pregnant teenagers stand at the entrance of a maternity home in Jinotega city
Pregnant teenagers stand at the entrance of a maternity home in Jinotega city, some 160 km (99 miles) north of Managua October 24, 2013. According to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Nicaragua has one of the highest rates of teenage pregnancy in Latin America where between 13,000 and 16,000 adolescents give birth every year, counting for about 16% of the total births in the country. Picture taken October 24, 2013. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas (NICARAGUA - Tags: SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
CYCLING/
RTX14NMT
October 25, 2013
Traditional sumo wrestling club members at Saitama Sakae junior and senior high school show their training...
Saitama, Japan
Traditional sumo wrestling club members at Saitama Sakae junior and senior high school show their training...
Traditional sumo wrestling club members at Saitama Sakae junior and senior high school show their training to cyclists including Tour de France winner Christopher Froome of Britain, in Saitama, north of Tokyo October 25, 2013. Cyclists are in Japan to compete in the criterium races in Saitama this weekend. REUTERS/Issei Kato (JAPAN - Tags: SPORT CYCLING SOCIETY)
SYRIA-CRISIS/
RTX14NNQ
October 25, 2013
Prosthesis are seen at a welfare workshop in the Duma neighbourhood in Damascus October 24, 2013. The...
Damascus, Syria
Prosthesis are seen at a welfare workshop in Damascus
Prosthesis are seen at a welfare workshop in the Duma neighbourhood in Damascus October 24, 2013. The centre produces prosthesis from different materials including remnants of weapons, plastic mannequins and water barrels, and offer them to physically disabled victims of the war. Picture taken October 24, 2013. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh (SYRIA - Tags: SOCIETY CONFLICT)
MEXICO/
RTX14OEH
October 25, 2013
A Tibetan monk from the Drepung Loseling monastery creates a religious diagram or sand Mandala at the...
Mexico City, Mexico
A Tibetan monk from the Drepung Loseling monastery creates a religious diagram or sand Mandala at the...
A Tibetan monk from the Drepung Loseling monastery creates a religious diagram or sand Mandala at the Teatro del Pueblo theater in Mexico City October 25, 2013. After building the Mandala, the monks will distribute the sand to the audience as a blessing and a symbolic gesture to represent the ephemeral nature of existence and to encourage detachment in life. The Drepung Loseling monastery was founded in 1416 but was later relocated in 1959 to Karnataka State, south India, after the Chinese invasion of Tibet. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido (MEXICO - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
AUSTRIA/
RTX14NPL
October 25, 2013
A member of the Austrian special forces is suspended in the air after jumping from one of the highest...
Vienna, Austria
A member of Austrian special forces is suspended from one of highest bungee jump cranes in world in Vienna...
A member of the Austrian special forces is suspended in the air after jumping from one of the highest bungee jump cranes in the world, in front of historical Hofburg palace in Vienna October 25, 2013. The soldier from Jagdkommand, whose identity remains undisclosed, jumped from the 192-metre (630 feet) crane on Friday. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger (AUSTRIA - Tags: SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
FUKUSHIMA-WORKERS/
RTX14NDY
October 25, 2013
Former nuclear clean-up worker Ryo Goshima, 23, shows off a tattoo on his back as he poses for a photograph...
Tokyo, Japan
Former nuclear clean-up worker Ryo Goshima, 23, shows off his tattoo on his back as he poses for a photograph...
Former nuclear clean-up worker Ryo Goshima, 23, shows off a tattoo on his back as he poses for a photograph during an interview with Reuters in Tokyo June 29, 2013. Picture taken June 29, 2013. To match Special Report FUKUSHIMA-WORKERS/ REUTERS/Issei Kato (JAPAN - Tags: DISASTER ENERGY ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY PORTRAIT)
SWITZERLAND/
RTX14NUS
October 25, 2013
A boats sails on Lake Leman on a misty autumn day near Cully, western Switzerland, October 25, 2013....
CULLY, Switzerland
A boats sails on Lake Leman on a misty autumn day near Cully
A boats sails on Lake Leman on a misty autumn day near Cully, western Switzerland, October 25, 2013. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse (SWITZERLAND - Tags: ENVIRONMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
BANGLADESH/
RTX14O2T
October 25, 2013
A bus burns as police officers try to regain control of a street in Dhaka October 25, 2013. At least...
Dhaka, Bangladesh
A bus burns as police officers try to regain control of a street in Dhaka
A bus burns as police officers try to regain control of a street in Dhaka October 25, 2013. At least three people were killed when thousands of activists of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and its allies staged a protest against the government, amid a ban on rallies in different parts of the country, local media reported. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj (BANGLADESH - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
EL SALVADOR/
RTX14OIW
October 26, 2013
A rose is seen pinned to the monument for people who disappeared during the Salvadoran Civil War, in...
San Salvador, El Salvador
A rose is seen pinned to the monument for people who disappeared during the Salvadoran Civil War, in...
A rose is seen pinned to the monument for people who disappeared during the Salvadoran Civil War, in Cuscatlan Park, in San Salvador October 25, 2013. REUTERS/Ulises Rodriguez (EL SALVADOR - Tags: SOCIETY POLITICS)
USA-SHOOTING/CONNECTICUT
RTX14O66
October 25, 2013
Demolition work is underway at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut October 25, 2013....
Newtown, UNITED STATES
Demolition work is underway at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut
Demolition work is underway at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut October 25, 2013. Demolition has begun at the site of Newtown, Connecticut's Sandy Hook Elementary School where a gunman killed 20 children and six adults before taking his own life last December. REUTERS/Michelle McLoughlin (UNITED STATES - Tags: EDUCATION CRIME LAW)
DUBAI/
RTX14O1K
October 25, 2013
A child swims at Mamzar beach in Dubai October 25, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES...
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A child swims at Mamzar beach in Dubai
A child swims at Mamzar beach in Dubai October 25, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - Tags: SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
SAFRICA-PROTESTS
RTX14NX0
October 25, 2013
Police open fire at protesters during violent service delivery protests in Bekkersdal, west of Johannesburg...
Johannesburg, South Africa
Police open fire at protesters during violent service delivery protests in Bekkersdal
Police open fire at protesters during violent service delivery protests in Bekkersdal, west of Johannesburg October 25, 2013. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
MYANMAR/
RTX14NUW
October 25, 2013
A boy has his head shaved during a religious ceremony at a Buddhist monastery in the historical city...
BAGAN, Myanmar
A boy has his head shaved during a religious ceremony at a Buddhist monastery in Bagan
A boy has his head shaved during a religious ceremony at a Buddhist monastery in the historical city of Bagan October 25, 2013. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
STORM-SANDY/MONEY
RTX14NSB
October 25, 2013
Christine Cina poses for a portrait in what is left of her house after Superstorm Sandy in the Staten...
New York, UNITED STATES
Christine Cina poses for a portrait in what is left of her house after Superstorm Sandy in the Staten...
Christine Cina poses for a portrait in what is left of her house after Superstorm Sandy in the Staten Island borough of New York, September 20, 2013. A year after Superstorm Sandy wreaked havoc across the eastern United States, only a fraction of the aid money earmarked for recovery has been used, in what some claim is a painfully slow and opaque process. Picture taken September 20, 2013. To match story STORM-SANDY/MONEY REUTERS/Carlo Allegri (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY DISASTER BUSINESS PORTRAIT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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