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    The Week in Pictures: September 21 – September 28 2013 (65 Photos)


    A pink elephant balloon, one of the entries in the Canadian Hot Air Balloon Championships, lands in a field in High River September 27, 2013. The event is a qualifier for the World Hot Air Balloon Championships in Sao Paulo in 2014. (Photo by Mike Sturk/Reuters)


    A pink elephant balloon, one of the entries in the Canadian Hot Air Balloon Championships, lands in a field in High River September 27, 2013. The event is a qualifier for the World Hot Air Balloon Championships in Sao Paulo in 2014. (Photo by Mike Sturk/Reuters)




    Jessica Alba, Daryl Sabara, Danny Trejo, Rosario Dawson and Alexa Vega speak at the NCLR ALMA Awards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, on September 27, 2013. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)


    Jessica Alba, Daryl Sabara, Danny Trejo, Rosario Dawson and Alexa Vega speak at the NCLR ALMA Awards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, on September 27, 2013. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)




    Activists of the Creative Youth organization throw colored powder to symbolize a rainbow during a Ukraine to EU protest in Kiev on September 24, 2013. Protesters called on joining European human values, for an end of homophobia in the country and to allow same-sex marriages. (Photo by Sergei Supinsky/AFP Photo)


    Activists of the Creative Youth organization throw colored powder to symbolize a rainbow during a Ukraine to EU protest in Kiev on September 24, 2013. Protesters called on joining European human values, for an end of homophobia in the country and to allow same-sex marriages. (Photo by Sergei Supinsky/AFP Photo)




    A woman reacts as people take part in [TWERKERS], an event organized to break the Guinness World Record for largest number of people to perform a dance known as [twerking], in New York, on September 25, 2013. (Photo by Eduardo Munoz/Reuters)


    A woman reacts as people take part in [TWERKERS], an event organized to break the Guinness World Record for largest number of people to perform a dance known as [twerking], in New York, on September 25, 2013. (Photo by Eduardo Munoz/Reuters)




    A model presents a creation as part of Junya Watanabe's ready-to-wear Spring/Summer 2014 fashion collection, presented in Paris, on September 28, 2013. (Photo by Zacharie Scheurer/Associated Press)


    A model presents a creation as part of Junya Watanabe's ready-to-wear Spring/Summer 2014 fashion collection, presented in Paris, on September 28, 2013. (Photo by Zacharie Scheurer/Associated Press)




    A handout picture taken on September 24, 2013, an provided by Greenpeace International shows a Greenpeace activist dressed as a polar bear holding a banner in front of the Arctic Sunrise Greenpeace's Arctic protest ship (back R) moored next to Russian Coast Guard ship (back L) in Kola Bay at the military base Severomorsk on the Kola peninsula near Murmansk. The poster reads: [Free Our Activists, Save The Arctic]. Russia opened yesterday a criminal probe into suspected piracy by both foreign and local activists from Greenpeace who staged a protest at sea over Arctic oil exploration by energy giant Gazprom. (Photo by Igor Podgorny/AFP Photo/Greenpeace)


    A handout picture taken on September 24, 2013, an provided by Greenpeace International shows a Greenpeace activist dressed as a polar bear holding a banner in front of the Arctic Sunrise Greenpeace's Arctic protest ship (back R) moored next to Russian Coast Guard ship (back L) in Kola Bay at the military base Severomorsk on the Kola peninsula near Murmansk. The poster reads: [Free Our Activists, Save The Arctic]. Russia opened yesterday a criminal probe into suspected piracy by both foreign and local activists from Greenpeace who staged a protest at sea over Arctic oil exploration by energy giant Gazprom. (Photo by Igor Podgorny/AFP Photo/Greenpeace)




    A viewing tower in the shape of a giant copper puffer fish is seen behind a sculpture of puffer fish (front) in Yangzhong county, Jiangsu province September 21, 2013. The tower has raised an online huff about the latest in a series of bizarre and extravagant targets of state investment. Encased in 8,920 copper plates and built at a cost of around 70 million yuan ($11.4 million), the tower on an island in Yangzhong county, eastern Jiangsu province, hovers 15 storeys above ground. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)


    A viewing tower in the shape of a giant copper puffer fish is seen behind a sculpture of puffer fish (front) in Yangzhong county, Jiangsu province September 21, 2013. The tower has raised an online huff about the latest in a series of bizarre and extravagant targets of state investment. Encased in 8,920 copper plates and built at a cost of around 70 million yuan ($11.4 million), the tower on an island in Yangzhong county, eastern Jiangsu province, hovers 15 storeys above ground. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)




    A paraglider competes, on September 22, 2013 in Saint-Hilaire-du-Touvet, southeastern France, during the 40th edition of the Icare cup. (Photo by Jean-Pierre Clatot/AFP Photo)


    A paraglider competes, on September 22, 2013 in Saint-Hilaire-du-Touvet, southeastern France, during the 40th edition of the Icare cup. (Photo by Jean-Pierre Clatot/AFP Photo)




    Model Kiko Mizuhara poses at the Nasir Mazhar presentation during London Fashion Week SS14 at TopShop Show Space on September 16, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)


    Model Kiko Mizuhara poses at the Nasir Mazhar presentation during London Fashion Week SS14 at TopShop Show Space on September 16, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)




    Workers collect floating garbage onto a boat near the Three Gorges reservoir, on a section of the Yangtze River in Yunyang county, Chongqing municipality, September 24, 2013. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)


    Workers collect floating garbage onto a boat near the Three Gorges reservoir, on a section of the Yangtze River in Yunyang county, Chongqing municipality, September 24, 2013. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)




    Indian sand artist Sudarshan Pattnaik, foreground left and his team pay tributes to the victims of the terror attack on a Kenya mall by creating a sand sculpture on the Bay of Bengal coast in Puri, Orissa state, India, Tuesday, September 24, 2013. (Photo by Biswaranjan Rout/AP Photo)


    Indian sand artist Sudarshan Pattnaik, foreground left and his team pay tributes to the victims of the terror attack on a Kenya mall by creating a sand sculpture on the Bay of Bengal coast in Puri, Orissa state, India, Tuesday, September 24, 2013. (Photo by Biswaranjan Rout/AP Photo)




    A model walks the runway at the Ji Cheng Sheme show during at the Fashion Scout venue during London Fashion Week SS14 at Freemasons Hall on September 16, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images)


    A model walks the runway at the Ji Cheng Sheme show during at the Fashion Scout venue during London Fashion Week SS14 at Freemasons Hall on September 16, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images)




    A Christian woman mourns next to the coffin of her brother, who was killed in a suicide attack on a church, in Peshawar September 22, 2013. A pair of suicide bombers blew themselves up outside a 130-year-old church in Pakistan after Sunday Mass, killing at least 56 people in the deadliest attack on Christians in the predominantly Muslim South Asian country. (Photo by Fayaz Aziz/Reuters)


    A Christian woman mourns next to the coffin of her brother, who was killed in a suicide attack on a church, in Peshawar September 22, 2013. A pair of suicide bombers blew themselves up outside a 130-year-old church in Pakistan after Sunday Mass, killing at least 56 people in the deadliest attack on Christians in the predominantly Muslim South Asian country. (Photo by Fayaz Aziz/Reuters)




    Autumn mist at Southdowns National Park on September 24th 2013. (Photo by Caters News)


    Autumn mist at Southdowns National Park on September 24th 2013. (Photo by Caters News)




    Handout photo issued by Sand In Your Eye of a team of artists and volunteers at work on The Fallen, a massive sand art project on the beach at Arromanches, France for Peace Day 2013. The project was the idea of Bradford artists Jamie Wardley and Andy Moss, they created stencilled drawings in the sand of the 9,000 civilians, German forces and Allies who died at Arromanches on 6 June 1944. The silhouettes of those individuals were drawn on the beach at the rate at which they fell only to be totally erased by the incoming tide, as their own lives were. (Photo by Sand In Your Eye/PA Wire)


    Handout photo issued by Sand In Your Eye of a team of artists and volunteers at work on The Fallen, a massive sand art project on the beach at Arromanches, France for Peace Day 2013. The project was the idea of Bradford artists Jamie Wardley and Andy Moss, they created stencilled drawings in the sand of the 9,000 civilians, German forces and Allies who died at Arromanches on 6 June 1944. The silhouettes of those individuals were drawn on the beach at the rate at which they fell only to be totally erased by the incoming tide, as their own lives were. (Photo by Sand In Your Eye/PA Wire)




    Mist lies in a valley near Goathland in the North Yorkshire Moors at sunrise on September 26, 2013 in Pickering, England. More seasonal Autumnal weather is returning to much of the UK after a late spell of warmer than average temperatures. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)


    Mist lies in a valley near Goathland in the North Yorkshire Moors at sunrise on September 26, 2013 in Pickering, England. More seasonal Autumnal weather is returning to much of the UK after a late spell of warmer than average temperatures. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)




    An injured woman (C) is helped out of the Westgate Shopping Centre where gunmens went on a shooting spree, in Nairobi September 21, 2013. (Photo by Siegfried Modola/Reuters)


    An injured woman (C) is helped out of the Westgate Shopping Centre where gunmens went on a shooting spree, in Nairobi September 21, 2013. (Photo by Siegfried Modola/Reuters)




    British musician and artist Ringo Starr poses near a yellow submarine before receiving the [Insigne de Commandeur de l'ordre des Arts et Lettres] medal during a ceremony as part of the art exhibition [Arternativelight Passion/Ocean] at the Oceanographic Museum in Monaco September 24, 2013. (Photo by Eric Gaillard/Reuters)


    British musician and artist Ringo Starr poses near a yellow submarine before receiving the [Insigne de Commandeur de l'ordre des Arts et Lettres] medal during a ceremony as part of the art exhibition [Arternativelight Passion/Ocean] at the Oceanographic Museum in Monaco September 24, 2013. (Photo by Eric Gaillard/Reuters)




    An Afghan refugee boy, center, uses a shovel to clear a sewage path outside his home in a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Thursday, September 26, 2013. Pakistan hosts over 1.6 million registered Afghans, the largest and most protracted refugee population in the world, according to the U.N. refugee agency, thousands of them still live without electricity, running water and other basic services. (Photo by Muhammed Muheisen/AP Photo)


    An Afghan refugee boy, center, uses a shovel to clear a sewage path outside his home in a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Thursday, September 26, 2013. Pakistan hosts over 1.6 million registered Afghans, the largest and most protracted refugee population in the world, according to the U.N. refugee agency, thousands of them still live without electricity, running water and other basic services. (Photo by Muhammed Muheisen/AP Photo)




    The Soyuz-FG rocket booster with Soyuz TMA-10M space ship carrying a new crew to the International Space Station, ISS, blasts off at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, on September 26, 2013. The Russian rocket carries U.S. astronaut Michael Hopkins, Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy. (Photo by Dmitry Lovetsky/Associated Press)


    The Soyuz-FG rocket booster with Soyuz TMA-10M space ship carrying a new crew to the International Space Station, ISS, blasts off at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, on September 26, 2013. The Russian rocket carries U.S. astronaut Michael Hopkins, Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy. (Photo by Dmitry Lovetsky/Associated Press)




    Pollice recruit Jonathan Richards, left, gets a few sharp words from City of Miami Drill Instructor Pierre Cardonne, on the first day of City of Miami Police Academy Class (PAC) 102, Tuesday, September 24, 2013. PAC training is a six-month program consisting of 770 hours of state-mandated courses. The program teaches officers to always act within the boundaries of their authorities and how to uphold the recognized standards of their professional code of ethics. (Photo by Walter Michot/AP Photo/The Miami Herald)


    Pollice recruit Jonathan Richards, left, gets a few sharp words from City of Miami Drill Instructor Pierre Cardonne, on the first day of City of Miami Police Academy Class (PAC) 102, Tuesday, September 24, 2013. PAC training is a six-month program consisting of 770 hours of state-mandated courses. The program teaches officers to always act within the boundaries of their authorities and how to uphold the recognized standards of their professional code of ethics. (Photo by Walter Michot/AP Photo/The Miami Herald)




    Austrian artist Alex Kiessling is shown working on a drawing live from Vienna on a big screen in Trafalgar Square, London, as robot arms in London, right, and Berlin replicate his work, Thursday, September 26, 2013. The project has been given the title [Long Distance Art] and utilizes the IRB 4600 robotic arms, produced by the company ABB for industrial manufacturing in areas such as automotive, plastics, metal fabrication and electronics. (Photo by Matt Dunham/AP Photo)


    Austrian artist Alex Kiessling is shown working on a drawing live from Vienna on a big screen in Trafalgar Square, London, as robot arms in London, right, and Berlin replicate his work, Thursday, September 26, 2013. The project has been given the title [Long Distance Art] and utilizes the IRB 4600 robotic arms, produced by the company ABB for industrial manufacturing in areas such as automotive, plastics, metal fabrication and electronics. (Photo by Matt Dunham/AP Photo)




    Pakistani women gather by the window of a local clinic waiting to receive medical relief, following an earthquake in Labach, the remote district of Awaran in Baluchistan province, Pakistan, Thursday, September 26, 2013. Two days after the tremor struck, rescuers were still struggling to help survivors. The death toll from the quake reached in hundreds on Thursday, with more than 500 people injured. (Photo by Arshad Butt/AP Photo)


    Pakistani women gather by the window of a local clinic waiting to receive medical relief, following an earthquake in Labach, the remote district of Awaran in Baluchistan province, Pakistan, Thursday, September 26, 2013. Two days after the tremor struck, rescuers were still struggling to help survivors. The death toll from the quake reached in hundreds on Thursday, with more than 500 people injured. (Photo by Arshad Butt/AP Photo)




    Smadar, mother of Israeli soldier, Staff Sergeant Gabriel Koby, mourns during his funeral at the military cemetery in Haifa, Israel, on September 23, 2013. Koby, 20, was shot and killed by an unknown gunmen in the biblical city of Hebron in the West Bank on Sunday, and troops are searching for the shooter, the military said. It was the second soldier killed since the weekend when a Palestinian killed an Israeli soldier with the intention of trading the body for his brother who is jailed for shooting attacks. (Photo by Ariel Schalit/Associated Press)


    Smadar, mother of Israeli soldier, Staff Sergeant Gabriel Koby, mourns during his funeral at the military cemetery in Haifa, Israel, on September 23, 2013. Koby, 20, was shot and killed by an unknown gunmen in the biblical city of Hebron in the West Bank on Sunday, and troops are searching for the shooter, the military said. It was the second soldier killed since the weekend when a Palestinian killed an Israeli soldier with the intention of trading the body for his brother who is jailed for shooting attacks. (Photo by Ariel Schalit/Associated Press)




    Gamers, with one dressed a character from the game, playing the Dark Souls II game at the Eurogamer Expo at Earls Court in London, September 26, 2013. (Photo by Philip Toscano/PA Wire)


    Gamers, with one dressed a character from the game, playing the Dark Souls II game at the Eurogamer Expo at Earls Court in London, September 26, 2013. (Photo by Philip Toscano/PA Wire)




    Cher arrives by police motorcycle for her performance on NBC's [Today] show on Monday, September 23, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/AP Photo/Invision)


    Cher arrives by police motorcycle for her performance on NBC's [Today] show on Monday, September 23, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/AP Photo/Invision)




    Sophie O'Leary, Cork School of Dance flying through the air at Emmet Place, Cork during the Cork City Ballet 21st year celebration's, on September 21, 2013. (Photo by Dan Linehan)


    Sophie O'Leary, Cork School of Dance flying through the air at Emmet Place, Cork during the Cork City Ballet 21st year celebration's, on September 21, 2013. (Photo by Dan Linehan)




    Traditional dancers wait for guests during the Kramaski factory's 20th anniversary celebrations in Katunayake, about 31 km (19 miles) north of Colombo September 27, 2013. (Photo by Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters)


    Traditional dancers wait for guests during the Kramaski factory's 20th anniversary celebrations in Katunayake, about 31 km (19 miles) north of Colombo September 27, 2013. (Photo by Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters)




    A Swedish acrobat performs on the wings of a Grumman G-164 Ag Cat aircraft during the AOPA-China Fly-in 2013 air show in Shenyang, on September 21, 2013. (Photo by Reuters)


    A Swedish acrobat performs on the wings of a Grumman G-164 Ag Cat aircraft during the AOPA-China Fly-in 2013 air show in Shenyang, on September 21, 2013. (Photo by Reuters)




    Sean Murray of Sean Murray Fashions, Skibbereen, who will attempt to make the record books for unclasping as many bras as possible in one minute in the shop on October 26th. in aid of the Irish Cancer Society Get The Girls fundraising campaign, photographed at the announcement with (from left) Marian Nealon, Siobhan O'Callaghan, Finola Byrne and Michelle Donelan. (Photo by Denis Minihane)


    Sean Murray of Sean Murray Fashions, Skibbereen, who will attempt to make the record books for unclasping as many bras as possible in one minute in the shop on October 26th. in aid of the Irish Cancer Society Get The Girls fundraising campaign, photographed at the announcement with (from left) Marian Nealon, Siobhan O'Callaghan, Finola Byrne and Michelle Donelan. (Photo by Denis Minihane)




    Armed Palestinian Hamas security forces patrol the streets of Gaza City on September 25, 2013. Egypt's Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy has warned Hamas of a [harsh response] if the Palestinian Islamist movement that rules the neighbouring Gaza Strip threatened Egypt's national security. (Photo by Mahmud Hams/AFP Photo)


    Armed Palestinian Hamas security forces patrol the streets of Gaza City on September 25, 2013. Egypt's Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy has warned Hamas of a [harsh response] if the Palestinian Islamist movement that rules the neighbouring Gaza Strip threatened Egypt's national security. (Photo by Mahmud Hams/AFP Photo)




    A child sleeps on the back of her mother as she sells fruits to customers along the streets in the ancient city of Bhaktapur, near Nepal's capital Kathmandu September 23, 2013. (Photo by Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters)


    A child sleeps on the back of her mother as she sells fruits to customers along the streets in the ancient city of Bhaktapur, near Nepal's capital Kathmandu September 23, 2013. (Photo by Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters)




    Indian Air Force trainees dressed in the Indian tri-colored flag perform during the passing out parade ceremony of their seniors in Bangalore, on September 27, 2013. (Photo by Aijaz Rahi/Associated Press)


    Indian Air Force trainees dressed in the Indian tri-colored flag perform during the passing out parade ceremony of their seniors in Bangalore, on September 27, 2013. (Photo by Aijaz Rahi/Associated Press)




    A Israeli police officer held up his weapon as others detained a Palestinian protester amid clashes Friday in East Jerusalem's Shuafat, an Arab neighborhood, on September 27, 2013. (Photo by Jack Guez/AFP Photo)


    A Israeli police officer held up his weapon as others detained a Palestinian protester amid clashes Friday in East Jerusalem's Shuafat, an Arab neighborhood, on September 27, 2013. (Photo by Jack Guez/AFP Photo)




    An Indian motorist tries to balance himself as a bus drives past him on a flooded road after heavy rains in Ahmadabad, India, Wednesday, September 25, 2013. Massive flooding has forced 15,000 people to evacuate villages in the west Indian state of Gujarat where heavy rains and swollen rivers have inundated cities and closed off roads and railway lines. (Photo by Ajit Solanki/AP Photo)


    An Indian motorist tries to balance himself as a bus drives past him on a flooded road after heavy rains in Ahmadabad, India, Wednesday, September 25, 2013. Massive flooding has forced 15,000 people to evacuate villages in the west Indian state of Gujarat where heavy rains and swollen rivers have inundated cities and closed off roads and railway lines. (Photo by Ajit Solanki/AP Photo)




    Destruction is seen at the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, on September 26, 2013, following a string of explosions during a stand-off between Kenyan security forces and gunmen inside the building. In Nairobi, experts from the U.S., British, Israei and other agencies have joined Kenyan officers investigating the mall where militants from the al Qaeda-aligned Somali group al Shabaab launched a well-planned assault on Saturday. (Photo by Presidential Strategic Communications Unit)


    Destruction is seen at the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, on September 26, 2013, following a string of explosions during a stand-off between Kenyan security forces and gunmen inside the building. In Nairobi, experts from the U.S., British, Israei and other agencies have joined Kenyan officers investigating the mall where militants from the al Qaeda-aligned Somali group al Shabaab launched a well-planned assault on Saturday. (Photo by Presidential Strategic Communications Unit)




    Villagers cross a collapsed bridge in Coyuca de Benitez in the Mexican state of Guerrero, on September 21, 2013. Rescuers cleared mud from shattered houses, searching for dozens of people missing after a mudslide flattened their village in southwest Mexico as some of the most destructive storms to hit the country in decades abated. Guerrero state was the hardest hit following the heavy rains unleashed by Hurricane Manuel last week. (Photo by Henry Romero/Reuters)


    Villagers cross a collapsed bridge in Coyuca de Benitez in the Mexican state of Guerrero, on September 21, 2013. Rescuers cleared mud from shattered houses, searching for dozens of people missing after a mudslide flattened their village in southwest Mexico as some of the most destructive storms to hit the country in decades abated. Guerrero state was the hardest hit following the heavy rains unleashed by Hurricane Manuel last week. (Photo by Henry Romero/Reuters)




    Man holds Saudi Arabia's national flag as he rides with a driver performing a stunt known as sidewall skiing in Tabuk, on September 23, 2013. (Photo by Reuters)


    Man holds Saudi Arabia's national flag as he rides with a driver performing a stunt known as sidewall skiing in Tabuk, on September 23, 2013. (Photo by Reuters)




    A [Free Syrian Army] fighter holds his son outside their home in Habit village, the Syrian central province of Hama, on September 25, 2013. (Photo by Associated Press)


    A [Free Syrian Army] fighter holds his son outside their home in Habit village, the Syrian central province of Hama, on September 25, 2013. (Photo by Associated Press)




    Sitting beside the cheese tractor was Bill Cahill 5 from Ballingarry, Tipperary to celebrate the upcoming launch of Lidl's new range of Rathdarragh Irish cheese, world famous food artist Prudence Staite hand sculpted a 1950's style Massey Harris tractor out of Irish cheddar cheese at this week's National Ploughing Championships. (Photo by Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland)


    Sitting beside the cheese tractor was Bill Cahill 5 from Ballingarry, Tipperary to celebrate the upcoming launch of Lidl's new range of Rathdarragh Irish cheese, world famous food artist Prudence Staite hand sculpted a 1950's style Massey Harris tractor out of Irish cheddar cheese at this week's National Ploughing Championships. (Photo by Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland)




    A man (C) opens a bus door through within a poster showing the Malaysia ethnic communities with traditional dress in Kuala Lumpur on September 25, 2013. The Malaysian government's new measures to benefit the Malay majority are angering the multi-ethnic nation's other races and raising fears they could accelerate a [brain drain] of talent heading overseas. (Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP Photo)


    A man (C) opens a bus door through within a poster showing the Malaysia ethnic communities with traditional dress in Kuala Lumpur on September 25, 2013. The Malaysian government's new measures to benefit the Malay majority are angering the multi-ethnic nation's other races and raising fears they could accelerate a [brain drain] of talent heading overseas. (Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP Photo)




    A girl affected from 7.7 magnitude earthquake drinks water from a community tap, in Awaran, Balochistan province, Pakistan, 26 September 2013. The death toll from a powerful 7.7 magnitude earthquake that struck south-western Pakistan on 24 September climbed to a total of so far 355 people with hundreds injured. A high number of causalities occured in the Awaran district of Balochistan province, which was the epicentre. The quake struck south and south-western Pakistan on 24 September afternoon and was felt as far away as the Indian capital New Delhi. (Photo by Shahzaib Akber/EPA)


    A girl affected from 7.7 magnitude earthquake drinks water from a community tap, in Awaran, Balochistan province, Pakistan, 26 September 2013. The death toll from a powerful 7.7 magnitude earthquake that struck south-western Pakistan on 24 September climbed to a total of so far 355 people with hundreds injured. A high number of causalities occured in the Awaran district of Balochistan province, which was the epicentre. The quake struck south and south-western Pakistan on 24 September afternoon and was felt as far away as the Indian capital New Delhi. (Photo by Shahzaib Akber/EPA)




    Pakistanis help victims of a suicide attack at a church in Peshawar, Pakistan, Sunday, September 22, 2013. A suicide bomb attack on a historic church in northwestern Pakistan killed scores of people on Sunday, officials said, in one of the worst assaults on the country's Christian minority in years. (Photo by Mohammad Sajjad/AP Photo)


    Pakistanis help victims of a suicide attack at a church in Peshawar, Pakistan, Sunday, September 22, 2013. A suicide bomb attack on a historic church in northwestern Pakistan killed scores of people on Sunday, officials said, in one of the worst assaults on the country's Christian minority in years. (Photo by Mohammad Sajjad/AP Photo)




    A model presents a creation as part of Nina Ricci's ready-to-wear Spring/Summer 2014 fashion collection presented in Paris, Thursday, September 26, 2013. (Photo by Jacques Brinon/AP Photo)


    A model presents a creation as part of Nina Ricci's ready-to-wear Spring/Summer 2014 fashion collection presented in Paris, Thursday, September 26, 2013. (Photo by Jacques Brinon/AP Photo)




    Russian Soyuz-FG rocket with Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft aboard is transported to a launch pad at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, on September 23, 2013. Soyuz TMA-10M is a planned transport the Expedition 37 crew, including Michael Hopkins of the US together with Russia's Oleg Kotov and Sergei Ryazansky, to the International Space Station (ISS) on September 26. (Photo by AFP Photo/STR)


    Russian Soyuz-FG rocket with Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft aboard is transported to a launch pad at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, on September 23, 2013. Soyuz TMA-10M is a planned transport the Expedition 37 crew, including Michael Hopkins of the US together with Russia's Oleg Kotov and Sergei Ryazansky, to the International Space Station (ISS) on September 26. (Photo by AFP Photo/STR)




    The Black Eagles perform over Seoul Air Base during the 65th anniversary of the Republic of Korea armed Forces day, on September 27, 2013. (Photo by Kim Doo-Ho/AFP Photo)


    The Black Eagles perform over Seoul Air Base during the 65th anniversary of the Republic of Korea armed Forces day, on September 27, 2013. (Photo by Kim Doo-Ho/AFP Photo)




    Workers install a giant vase containing fruit and flowers as part of the upcoming Chinese National Day celebrations at Tiananmen Square in Beijing on September 24, 2013. The seven-day holiday sees millions of members of China's newly wealthy and mobile middle-class travel locally and abroad. (Photo by Mark Ralston/AFP Photo)


    Workers install a giant vase containing fruit and flowers as part of the upcoming Chinese National Day celebrations at Tiananmen Square in Beijing on September 24, 2013. The seven-day holiday sees millions of members of China's newly wealthy and mobile middle-class travel locally and abroad. (Photo by Mark Ralston/AFP Photo)




    An Indian Hindu devotee prays in front of a ber tree, on the occasion of Maha Laxmi Vrat outside a Shiv Temple in Amritsar, on September 28, 2013. (Photo by Reuters)


    An Indian Hindu devotee prays in front of a ber tree, on the occasion of Maha Laxmi Vrat outside a Shiv Temple in Amritsar, on September 28, 2013. (Photo by Reuters)




    Models present creations by Manish Arora during the 2014 Spring/Summer ready-to-wear collection fashion show in Paris, on September 27, 2013. (Photo by Patrick Kovarik/AFP Photo)


    Models present creations by Manish Arora during the 2014 Spring/Summer ready-to-wear collection fashion show in Paris, on September 27, 2013. (Photo by Patrick Kovarik/AFP Photo)




    Pumpkin grower Oliver Langheim poses with his 320 kilogram giant pumpkin in his garden in Fuerstenwalde, eastern Germany, on September 21, 2013. According to hobby gardener Langheim, his giant pumpkin gains a weight of four to five kilograms a day. (Photo by Patrick Pleul/AFP Photo)


    Pumpkin grower Oliver Langheim poses with his 320 kilogram giant pumpkin in his garden in Fuerstenwalde, eastern Germany, on September 21, 2013. According to hobby gardener Langheim, his giant pumpkin gains a weight of four to five kilograms a day. (Photo by Patrick Pleul/AFP Photo)




    Yacht photographer Dennis St. Onge documents America's Cup festivities in San Francisco, on September 27, 2013. (Photo by Noah Berger/AFP Photo)


    Yacht photographer Dennis St. Onge documents America's Cup festivities in San Francisco, on September 27, 2013. (Photo by Noah Berger/AFP Photo)




    In this picture taken on Wednesday, September 25, 2013, an Iranian woman passing by a huge poster showing a scene from the 8-year war between Iran and Iraq in the 1980s. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's outreach to the West is stirring optimism on the streets at home. (Photo by Ebrahim Noroozi/Associated Press)


    In this picture taken on Wednesday, September 25, 2013, an Iranian woman passing by a huge poster showing a scene from the 8-year war between Iran and Iraq in the 1980s. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's outreach to the West is stirring optimism on the streets at home. (Photo by Ebrahim Noroozi/Associated Press)




    People watch waves hit the shore as Typhoon Usagi approaches in Shantou, on September 22, 2013. China's National Meteorological Center issued its highest alert, warning that Usagi would bring gales and downpours to southern coastal areas. Major Chinese airlines cancelled flights to cities in the southern provinces of Guangdong and Fujian while shipping was suspended between the Chinese mainland and Taiwan. (Photo by Reuters)

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The Week in Pictures: September 21 – September 28 2013 (65 Photos)


A pink elephant balloon, one of the entries in the Canadian Hot Air Balloon Championships, lands in a field in High River September 27, 2013. The event is a qualifier for the World Hot Air Balloon Championships in Sao Paulo in 2014. (Photo by Mike Sturk/Reuters)


A pink elephant balloon, one of the entries in the Canadian Hot Air Balloon Championships, lands in a field in High River September 27, 2013. The event is a qualifier for the World Hot Air Balloon Championships in Sao Paulo in 2014. (Photo by Mike Sturk/Reuters)




Jessica Alba, Daryl Sabara, Danny Trejo, Rosario Dawson and Alexa Vega speak at the NCLR ALMA Awards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, on September 27, 2013. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)


Jessica Alba, Daryl Sabara, Danny Trejo, Rosario Dawson and Alexa Vega speak at the NCLR ALMA Awards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, on September 27, 2013. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision)




Activists of the Creative Youth organization throw colored powder to symbolize a rainbow during a Ukraine to EU protest in Kiev on September 24, 2013. Protesters called on joining European human values, for an end of homophobia in the country and to allow same-sex marriages. (Photo by Sergei Supinsky/AFP Photo)


Activists of the Creative Youth organization throw colored powder to symbolize a rainbow during a Ukraine to EU protest in Kiev on September 24, 2013. Protesters called on joining European human values, for an end of homophobia in the country and to allow same-sex marriages. (Photo by Sergei Supinsky/AFP Photo)




A woman reacts as people take part in [TWERKERS], an event organized to break the Guinness World Record for largest number of people to perform a dance known as [twerking], in New York, on September 25, 2013. (Photo by Eduardo Munoz/Reuters)


A woman reacts as people take part in [TWERKERS], an event organized to break the Guinness World Record for largest number of people to perform a dance known as [twerking], in New York, on September 25, 2013. (Photo by Eduardo Munoz/Reuters)




A model presents a creation as part of Junya Watanabe's ready-to-wear Spring/Summer 2014 fashion collection, presented in Paris, on September 28, 2013. (Photo by Zacharie Scheurer/Associated Press)


A model presents a creation as part of Junya Watanabe's ready-to-wear Spring/Summer 2014 fashion collection, presented in Paris, on September 28, 2013. (Photo by Zacharie Scheurer/Associated Press)




A handout picture taken on September 24, 2013, an provided by Greenpeace International shows a Greenpeace activist dressed as a polar bear holding a banner in front of the Arctic Sunrise Greenpeace's Arctic protest ship (back R) moored next to Russian Coast Guard ship (back L) in Kola Bay at the military base Severomorsk on the Kola peninsula near Murmansk. The poster reads: [Free Our Activists, Save The Arctic]. Russia opened yesterday a criminal probe into suspected piracy by both foreign and local activists from Greenpeace who staged a protest at sea over Arctic oil exploration by energy giant Gazprom. (Photo by Igor Podgorny/AFP Photo/Greenpeace)


A handout picture taken on September 24, 2013, an provided by Greenpeace International shows a Greenpeace activist dressed as a polar bear holding a banner in front of the Arctic Sunrise Greenpeace's Arctic protest ship (back R) moored next to Russian Coast Guard ship (back L) in Kola Bay at the military base Severomorsk on the Kola peninsula near Murmansk. The poster reads: [Free Our Activists, Save The Arctic]. Russia opened yesterday a criminal probe into suspected piracy by both foreign and local activists from Greenpeace who staged a protest at sea over Arctic oil exploration by energy giant Gazprom. (Photo by Igor Podgorny/AFP Photo/Greenpeace)




A viewing tower in the shape of a giant copper puffer fish is seen behind a sculpture of puffer fish (front) in Yangzhong county, Jiangsu province September 21, 2013. The tower has raised an online huff about the latest in a series of bizarre and extravagant targets of state investment. Encased in 8,920 copper plates and built at a cost of around 70 million yuan ($11.4 million), the tower on an island in Yangzhong county, eastern Jiangsu province, hovers 15 storeys above ground. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)


A viewing tower in the shape of a giant copper puffer fish is seen behind a sculpture of puffer fish (front) in Yangzhong county, Jiangsu province September 21, 2013. The tower has raised an online huff about the latest in a series of bizarre and extravagant targets of state investment. Encased in 8,920 copper plates and built at a cost of around 70 million yuan ($11.4 million), the tower on an island in Yangzhong county, eastern Jiangsu province, hovers 15 storeys above ground. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)




A paraglider competes, on September 22, 2013 in Saint-Hilaire-du-Touvet, southeastern France, during the 40th edition of the Icare cup. (Photo by Jean-Pierre Clatot/AFP Photo)


A paraglider competes, on September 22, 2013 in Saint-Hilaire-du-Touvet, southeastern France, during the 40th edition of the Icare cup. (Photo by Jean-Pierre Clatot/AFP Photo)




Model Kiko Mizuhara poses at the Nasir Mazhar presentation during London Fashion Week SS14 at TopShop Show Space on September 16, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)


Model Kiko Mizuhara poses at the Nasir Mazhar presentation during London Fashion Week SS14 at TopShop Show Space on September 16, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)




Workers collect floating garbage onto a boat near the Three Gorges reservoir, on a section of the Yangtze River in Yunyang county, Chongqing municipality, September 24, 2013. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)


Workers collect floating garbage onto a boat near the Three Gorges reservoir, on a section of the Yangtze River in Yunyang county, Chongqing municipality, September 24, 2013. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)




Indian sand artist Sudarshan Pattnaik, foreground left and his team pay tributes to the victims of the terror attack on a Kenya mall by creating a sand sculpture on the Bay of Bengal coast in Puri, Orissa state, India, Tuesday, September 24, 2013. (Photo by Biswaranjan Rout/AP Photo)


Indian sand artist Sudarshan Pattnaik, foreground left and his team pay tributes to the victims of the terror attack on a Kenya mall by creating a sand sculpture on the Bay of Bengal coast in Puri, Orissa state, India, Tuesday, September 24, 2013. (Photo by Biswaranjan Rout/AP Photo)




A model walks the runway at the Ji Cheng Sheme show during at the Fashion Scout venue during London Fashion Week SS14 at Freemasons Hall on September 16, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images)


A model walks the runway at the Ji Cheng Sheme show during at the Fashion Scout venue during London Fashion Week SS14 at Freemasons Hall on September 16, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images)




A Christian woman mourns next to the coffin of her brother, who was killed in a suicide attack on a church, in Peshawar September 22, 2013. A pair of suicide bombers blew themselves up outside a 130-year-old church in Pakistan after Sunday Mass, killing at least 56 people in the deadliest attack on Christians in the predominantly Muslim South Asian country. (Photo by Fayaz Aziz/Reuters)


A Christian woman mourns next to the coffin of her brother, who was killed in a suicide attack on a church, in Peshawar September 22, 2013. A pair of suicide bombers blew themselves up outside a 130-year-old church in Pakistan after Sunday Mass, killing at least 56 people in the deadliest attack on Christians in the predominantly Muslim South Asian country. (Photo by Fayaz Aziz/Reuters)




Autumn mist at Southdowns National Park on September 24th 2013. (Photo by Caters News)


Autumn mist at Southdowns National Park on September 24th 2013. (Photo by Caters News)




Handout photo issued by Sand In Your Eye of a team of artists and volunteers at work on The Fallen, a massive sand art project on the beach at Arromanches, France for Peace Day 2013. The project was the idea of Bradford artists Jamie Wardley and Andy Moss, they created stencilled drawings in the sand of the 9,000 civilians, German forces and Allies who died at Arromanches on 6 June 1944. The silhouettes of those individuals were drawn on the beach at the rate at which they fell only to be totally erased by the incoming tide, as their own lives were. (Photo by Sand In Your Eye/PA Wire)


Handout photo issued by Sand In Your Eye of a team of artists and volunteers at work on The Fallen, a massive sand art project on the beach at Arromanches, France for Peace Day 2013. The project was the idea of Bradford artists Jamie Wardley and Andy Moss, they created stencilled drawings in the sand of the 9,000 civilians, German forces and Allies who died at Arromanches on 6 June 1944. The silhouettes of those individuals were drawn on the beach at the rate at which they fell only to be totally erased by the incoming tide, as their own lives were. (Photo by Sand In Your Eye/PA Wire)




Mist lies in a valley near Goathland in the North Yorkshire Moors at sunrise on September 26, 2013 in Pickering, England. More seasonal Autumnal weather is returning to much of the UK after a late spell of warmer than average temperatures. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)


Mist lies in a valley near Goathland in the North Yorkshire Moors at sunrise on September 26, 2013 in Pickering, England. More seasonal Autumnal weather is returning to much of the UK after a late spell of warmer than average temperatures. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)




An injured woman (C) is helped out of the Westgate Shopping Centre where gunmens went on a shooting spree, in Nairobi September 21, 2013. (Photo by Siegfried Modola/Reuters)


An injured woman (C) is helped out of the Westgate Shopping Centre where gunmens went on a shooting spree, in Nairobi September 21, 2013. (Photo by Siegfried Modola/Reuters)




British musician and artist Ringo Starr poses near a yellow submarine before receiving the [Insigne de Commandeur de l'ordre des Arts et Lettres] medal during a ceremony as part of the art exhibition [Arternativelight Passion/Ocean] at the Oceanographic Museum in Monaco September 24, 2013. (Photo by Eric Gaillard/Reuters)


British musician and artist Ringo Starr poses near a yellow submarine before receiving the [Insigne de Commandeur de l'ordre des Arts et Lettres] medal during a ceremony as part of the art exhibition [Arternativelight Passion/Ocean] at the Oceanographic Museum in Monaco September 24, 2013. (Photo by Eric Gaillard/Reuters)




An Afghan refugee boy, center, uses a shovel to clear a sewage path outside his home in a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Thursday, September 26, 2013. Pakistan hosts over 1.6 million registered Afghans, the largest and most protracted refugee population in the world, according to the U.N. refugee agency, thousands of them still live without electricity, running water and other basic services. (Photo by Muhammed Muheisen/AP Photo)


An Afghan refugee boy, center, uses a shovel to clear a sewage path outside his home in a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Thursday, September 26, 2013. Pakistan hosts over 1.6 million registered Afghans, the largest and most protracted refugee population in the world, according to the U.N. refugee agency, thousands of them still live without electricity, running water and other basic services. (Photo by Muhammed Muheisen/AP Photo)




The Soyuz-FG rocket booster with Soyuz TMA-10M space ship carrying a new crew to the International Space Station, ISS, blasts off at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, on September 26, 2013. The Russian rocket carries U.S. astronaut Michael Hopkins, Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy. (Photo by Dmitry Lovetsky/Associated Press)


The Soyuz-FG rocket booster with Soyuz TMA-10M space ship carrying a new crew to the International Space Station, ISS, blasts off at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, on September 26, 2013. The Russian rocket carries U.S. astronaut Michael Hopkins, Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy. (Photo by Dmitry Lovetsky/Associated Press)




Pollice recruit Jonathan Richards, left, gets a few sharp words from City of Miami Drill Instructor Pierre Cardonne, on the first day of City of Miami Police Academy Class (PAC) 102, Tuesday, September 24, 2013. PAC training is a six-month program consisting of 770 hours of state-mandated courses. The program teaches officers to always act within the boundaries of their authorities and how to uphold the recognized standards of their professional code of ethics. (Photo by Walter Michot/AP Photo/The Miami Herald)


Pollice recruit Jonathan Richards, left, gets a few sharp words from City of Miami Drill Instructor Pierre Cardonne, on the first day of City of Miami Police Academy Class (PAC) 102, Tuesday, September 24, 2013. PAC training is a six-month program consisting of 770 hours of state-mandated courses. The program teaches officers to always act within the boundaries of their authorities and how to uphold the recognized standards of their professional code of ethics. (Photo by Walter Michot/AP Photo/The Miami Herald)




Austrian artist Alex Kiessling is shown working on a drawing live from Vienna on a big screen in Trafalgar Square, London, as robot arms in London, right, and Berlin replicate his work, Thursday, September 26, 2013. The project has been given the title [Long Distance Art] and utilizes the IRB 4600 robotic arms, produced by the company ABB for industrial manufacturing in areas such as automotive, plastics, metal fabrication and electronics. (Photo by Matt Dunham/AP Photo)


Austrian artist Alex Kiessling is shown working on a drawing live from Vienna on a big screen in Trafalgar Square, London, as robot arms in London, right, and Berlin replicate his work, Thursday, September 26, 2013. The project has been given the title [Long Distance Art] and utilizes the IRB 4600 robotic arms, produced by the company ABB for industrial manufacturing in areas such as automotive, plastics, metal fabrication and electronics. (Photo by Matt Dunham/AP Photo)




Pakistani women gather by the window of a local clinic waiting to receive medical relief, following an earthquake in Labach, the remote district of Awaran in Baluchistan province, Pakistan, Thursday, September 26, 2013. Two days after the tremor struck, rescuers were still struggling to help survivors. The death toll from the quake reached in hundreds on Thursday, with more than 500 people injured. (Photo by Arshad Butt/AP Photo)


Pakistani women gather by the window of a local clinic waiting to receive medical relief, following an earthquake in Labach, the remote district of Awaran in Baluchistan province, Pakistan, Thursday, September 26, 2013. Two days after the tremor struck, rescuers were still struggling to help survivors. The death toll from the quake reached in hundreds on Thursday, with more than 500 people injured. (Photo by Arshad Butt/AP Photo)




Smadar, mother of Israeli soldier, Staff Sergeant Gabriel Koby, mourns during his funeral at the military cemetery in Haifa, Israel, on September 23, 2013. Koby, 20, was shot and killed by an unknown gunmen in the biblical city of Hebron in the West Bank on Sunday, and troops are searching for the shooter, the military said. It was the second soldier killed since the weekend when a Palestinian killed an Israeli soldier with the intention of trading the body for his brother who is jailed for shooting attacks. (Photo by Ariel Schalit/Associated Press)


Smadar, mother of Israeli soldier, Staff Sergeant Gabriel Koby, mourns during his funeral at the military cemetery in Haifa, Israel, on September 23, 2013. Koby, 20, was shot and killed by an unknown gunmen in the biblical city of Hebron in the West Bank on Sunday, and troops are searching for the shooter, the military said. It was the second soldier killed since the weekend when a Palestinian killed an Israeli soldier with the intention of trading the body for his brother who is jailed for shooting attacks. (Photo by Ariel Schalit/Associated Press)




Gamers, with one dressed a character from the game, playing the Dark Souls II game at the Eurogamer Expo at Earls Court in London, September 26, 2013. (Photo by Philip Toscano/PA Wire)


Gamers, with one dressed a character from the game, playing the Dark Souls II game at the Eurogamer Expo at Earls Court in London, September 26, 2013. (Photo by Philip Toscano/PA Wire)




Cher arrives by police motorcycle for her performance on NBC's [Today] show on Monday, September 23, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/AP Photo/Invision)


Cher arrives by police motorcycle for her performance on NBC's [Today] show on Monday, September 23, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/AP Photo/Invision)




Sophie O'Leary, Cork School of Dance flying through the air at Emmet Place, Cork during the Cork City Ballet 21st year celebration's, on September 21, 2013. (Photo by Dan Linehan)


Sophie O'Leary, Cork School of Dance flying through the air at Emmet Place, Cork during the Cork City Ballet 21st year celebration's, on September 21, 2013. (Photo by Dan Linehan)




Traditional dancers wait for guests during the Kramaski factory's 20th anniversary celebrations in Katunayake, about 31 km (19 miles) north of Colombo September 27, 2013. (Photo by Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters)


Traditional dancers wait for guests during the Kramaski factory's 20th anniversary celebrations in Katunayake, about 31 km (19 miles) north of Colombo September 27, 2013. (Photo by Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters)




A Swedish acrobat performs on the wings of a Grumman G-164 Ag Cat aircraft during the AOPA-China Fly-in 2013 air show in Shenyang, on September 21, 2013. (Photo by Reuters)


A Swedish acrobat performs on the wings of a Grumman G-164 Ag Cat aircraft during the AOPA-China Fly-in 2013 air show in Shenyang, on September 21, 2013. (Photo by Reuters)




Sean Murray of Sean Murray Fashions, Skibbereen, who will attempt to make the record books for unclasping as many bras as possible in one minute in the shop on October 26th. in aid of the Irish Cancer Society Get The Girls fundraising campaign, photographed at the announcement with (from left) Marian Nealon, Siobhan O'Callaghan, Finola Byrne and Michelle Donelan. (Photo by Denis Minihane)


Sean Murray of Sean Murray Fashions, Skibbereen, who will attempt to make the record books for unclasping as many bras as possible in one minute in the shop on October 26th. in aid of the Irish Cancer Society Get The Girls fundraising campaign, photographed at the announcement with (from left) Marian Nealon, Siobhan O'Callaghan, Finola Byrne and Michelle Donelan. (Photo by Denis Minihane)




Armed Palestinian Hamas security forces patrol the streets of Gaza City on September 25, 2013. Egypt's Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy has warned Hamas of a [harsh response] if the Palestinian Islamist movement that rules the neighbouring Gaza Strip threatened Egypt's national security. (Photo by Mahmud Hams/AFP Photo)


Armed Palestinian Hamas security forces patrol the streets of Gaza City on September 25, 2013. Egypt's Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy has warned Hamas of a [harsh response] if the Palestinian Islamist movement that rules the neighbouring Gaza Strip threatened Egypt's national security. (Photo by Mahmud Hams/AFP Photo)




A child sleeps on the back of her mother as she sells fruits to customers along the streets in the ancient city of Bhaktapur, near Nepal's capital Kathmandu September 23, 2013. (Photo by Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters)


A child sleeps on the back of her mother as she sells fruits to customers along the streets in the ancient city of Bhaktapur, near Nepal's capital Kathmandu September 23, 2013. (Photo by Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters)




Indian Air Force trainees dressed in the Indian tri-colored flag perform during the passing out parade ceremony of their seniors in Bangalore, on September 27, 2013. (Photo by Aijaz Rahi/Associated Press)


Indian Air Force trainees dressed in the Indian tri-colored flag perform during the passing out parade ceremony of their seniors in Bangalore, on September 27, 2013. (Photo by Aijaz Rahi/Associated Press)




A Israeli police officer held up his weapon as others detained a Palestinian protester amid clashes Friday in East Jerusalem's Shuafat, an Arab neighborhood, on September 27, 2013. (Photo by Jack Guez/AFP Photo)


A Israeli police officer held up his weapon as others detained a Palestinian protester amid clashes Friday in East Jerusalem's Shuafat, an Arab neighborhood, on September 27, 2013. (Photo by Jack Guez/AFP Photo)




An Indian motorist tries to balance himself as a bus drives past him on a flooded road after heavy rains in Ahmadabad, India, Wednesday, September 25, 2013. Massive flooding has forced 15,000 people to evacuate villages in the west Indian state of Gujarat where heavy rains and swollen rivers have inundated cities and closed off roads and railway lines. (Photo by Ajit Solanki/AP Photo)


An Indian motorist tries to balance himself as a bus drives past him on a flooded road after heavy rains in Ahmadabad, India, Wednesday, September 25, 2013. Massive flooding has forced 15,000 people to evacuate villages in the west Indian state of Gujarat where heavy rains and swollen rivers have inundated cities and closed off roads and railway lines. (Photo by Ajit Solanki/AP Photo)




Destruction is seen at the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, on September 26, 2013, following a string of explosions during a stand-off between Kenyan security forces and gunmen inside the building. In Nairobi, experts from the U.S., British, Israei and other agencies have joined Kenyan officers investigating the mall where militants from the al Qaeda-aligned Somali group al Shabaab launched a well-planned assault on Saturday. (Photo by Presidential Strategic Communications Unit)


Destruction is seen at the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, on September 26, 2013, following a string of explosions during a stand-off between Kenyan security forces and gunmen inside the building. In Nairobi, experts from the U.S., British, Israei and other agencies have joined Kenyan officers investigating the mall where militants from the al Qaeda-aligned Somali group al Shabaab launched a well-planned assault on Saturday. (Photo by Presidential Strategic Communications Unit)




Villagers cross a collapsed bridge in Coyuca de Benitez in the Mexican state of Guerrero, on September 21, 2013. Rescuers cleared mud from shattered houses, searching for dozens of people missing after a mudslide flattened their village in southwest Mexico as some of the most destructive storms to hit the country in decades abated. Guerrero state was the hardest hit following the heavy rains unleashed by Hurricane Manuel last week. (Photo by Henry Romero/Reuters)


Villagers cross a collapsed bridge in Coyuca de Benitez in the Mexican state of Guerrero, on September 21, 2013. Rescuers cleared mud from shattered houses, searching for dozens of people missing after a mudslide flattened their village in southwest Mexico as some of the most destructive storms to hit the country in decades abated. Guerrero state was the hardest hit following the heavy rains unleashed by Hurricane Manuel last week. (Photo by Henry Romero/Reuters)




Man holds Saudi Arabia's national flag as he rides with a driver performing a stunt known as sidewall skiing in Tabuk, on September 23, 2013. (Photo by Reuters)


Man holds Saudi Arabia's national flag as he rides with a driver performing a stunt known as sidewall skiing in Tabuk, on September 23, 2013. (Photo by Reuters)




A [Free Syrian Army] fighter holds his son outside their home in Habit village, the Syrian central province of Hama, on September 25, 2013. (Photo by Associated Press)


A [Free Syrian Army] fighter holds his son outside their home in Habit village, the Syrian central province of Hama, on September 25, 2013. (Photo by Associated Press)




Sitting beside the cheese tractor was Bill Cahill 5 from Ballingarry, Tipperary to celebrate the upcoming launch of Lidl's new range of Rathdarragh Irish cheese, world famous food artist Prudence Staite hand sculpted a 1950's style Massey Harris tractor out of Irish cheddar cheese at this week's National Ploughing Championships. (Photo by Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland)


Sitting beside the cheese tractor was Bill Cahill 5 from Ballingarry, Tipperary to celebrate the upcoming launch of Lidl's new range of Rathdarragh Irish cheese, world famous food artist Prudence Staite hand sculpted a 1950's style Massey Harris tractor out of Irish cheddar cheese at this week's National Ploughing Championships. (Photo by Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland)




A man (C) opens a bus door through within a poster showing the Malaysia ethnic communities with traditional dress in Kuala Lumpur on September 25, 2013. The Malaysian government's new measures to benefit the Malay majority are angering the multi-ethnic nation's other races and raising fears they could accelerate a [brain drain] of talent heading overseas. (Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP Photo)


A man (C) opens a bus door through within a poster showing the Malaysia ethnic communities with traditional dress in Kuala Lumpur on September 25, 2013. The Malaysian government's new measures to benefit the Malay majority are angering the multi-ethnic nation's other races and raising fears they could accelerate a [brain drain] of talent heading overseas. (Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP Photo)




A girl affected from 7.7 magnitude earthquake drinks water from a community tap, in Awaran, Balochistan province, Pakistan, 26 September 2013. The death toll from a powerful 7.7 magnitude earthquake that struck south-western Pakistan on 24 September climbed to a total of so far 355 people with hundreds injured. A high number of causalities occured in the Awaran district of Balochistan province, which was the epicentre. The quake struck south and south-western Pakistan on 24 September afternoon and was felt as far away as the Indian capital New Delhi. (Photo by Shahzaib Akber/EPA)


A girl affected from 7.7 magnitude earthquake drinks water from a community tap, in Awaran, Balochistan province, Pakistan, 26 September 2013. The death toll from a powerful 7.7 magnitude earthquake that struck south-western Pakistan on 24 September climbed to a total of so far 355 people with hundreds injured. A high number of causalities occured in the Awaran district of Balochistan province, which was the epicentre. The quake struck south and south-western Pakistan on 24 September afternoon and was felt as far away as the Indian capital New Delhi. (Photo by Shahzaib Akber/EPA)




Pakistanis help victims of a suicide attack at a church in Peshawar, Pakistan, Sunday, September 22, 2013. A suicide bomb attack on a historic church in northwestern Pakistan killed scores of people on Sunday, officials said, in one of the worst assaults on the country's Christian minority in years. (Photo by Mohammad Sajjad/AP Photo)


Pakistanis help victims of a suicide attack at a church in Peshawar, Pakistan, Sunday, September 22, 2013. A suicide bomb attack on a historic church in northwestern Pakistan killed scores of people on Sunday, officials said, in one of the worst assaults on the country's Christian minority in years. (Photo by Mohammad Sajjad/AP Photo)




A model presents a creation as part of Nina Ricci's ready-to-wear Spring/Summer 2014 fashion collection presented in Paris, Thursday, September 26, 2013. (Photo by Jacques Brinon/AP Photo)


A model presents a creation as part of Nina Ricci's ready-to-wear Spring/Summer 2014 fashion collection presented in Paris, Thursday, September 26, 2013. (Photo by Jacques Brinon/AP Photo)




Russian Soyuz-FG rocket with Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft aboard is transported to a launch pad at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, on September 23, 2013. Soyuz TMA-10M is a planned transport the Expedition 37 crew, including Michael Hopkins of the US together with Russia's Oleg Kotov and Sergei Ryazansky, to the International Space Station (ISS) on September 26. (Photo by AFP Photo/STR)


Russian Soyuz-FG rocket with Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft aboard is transported to a launch pad at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, on September 23, 2013. Soyuz TMA-10M is a planned transport the Expedition 37 crew, including Michael Hopkins of the US together with Russia's Oleg Kotov and Sergei Ryazansky, to the International Space Station (ISS) on September 26. (Photo by AFP Photo/STR)




The Black Eagles perform over Seoul Air Base during the 65th anniversary of the Republic of Korea armed Forces day, on September 27, 2013. (Photo by Kim Doo-Ho/AFP Photo)


The Black Eagles perform over Seoul Air Base during the 65th anniversary of the Republic of Korea armed Forces day, on September 27, 2013. (Photo by Kim Doo-Ho/AFP Photo)




Workers install a giant vase containing fruit and flowers as part of the upcoming Chinese National Day celebrations at Tiananmen Square in Beijing on September 24, 2013. The seven-day holiday sees millions of members of China's newly wealthy and mobile middle-class travel locally and abroad. (Photo by Mark Ralston/AFP Photo)


Workers install a giant vase containing fruit and flowers as part of the upcoming Chinese National Day celebrations at Tiananmen Square in Beijing on September 24, 2013. The seven-day holiday sees millions of members of China's newly wealthy and mobile middle-class travel locally and abroad. (Photo by Mark Ralston/AFP Photo)




An Indian Hindu devotee prays in front of a ber tree, on the occasion of Maha Laxmi Vrat outside a Shiv Temple in Amritsar, on September 28, 2013. (Photo by Reuters)


An Indian Hindu devotee prays in front of a ber tree, on the occasion of Maha Laxmi Vrat outside a Shiv Temple in Amritsar, on September 28, 2013. (Photo by Reuters)




Models present creations by Manish Arora during the 2014 Spring/Summer ready-to-wear collection fashion show in Paris, on September 27, 2013. (Photo by Patrick Kovarik/AFP Photo)


Models present creations by Manish Arora during the 2014 Spring/Summer ready-to-wear collection fashion show in Paris, on September 27, 2013. (Photo by Patrick Kovarik/AFP Photo)




Pumpkin grower Oliver Langheim poses with his 320 kilogram giant pumpkin in his garden in Fuerstenwalde, eastern Germany, on September 21, 2013. According to hobby gardener Langheim, his giant pumpkin gains a weight of four to five kilograms a day. (Photo by Patrick Pleul/AFP Photo)


Pumpkin grower Oliver Langheim poses with his 320 kilogram giant pumpkin in his garden in Fuerstenwalde, eastern Germany, on September 21, 2013. According to hobby gardener Langheim, his giant pumpkin gains a weight of four to five kilograms a day. (Photo by Patrick Pleul/AFP Photo)




Yacht photographer Dennis St. Onge documents America's Cup festivities in San Francisco, on September 27, 2013. (Photo by Noah Berger/AFP Photo)


Yacht photographer Dennis St. Onge documents America's Cup festivities in San Francisco, on September 27, 2013. (Photo by Noah Berger/AFP Photo)




In this picture taken on Wednesday, September 25, 2013, an Iranian woman passing by a huge poster showing a scene from the 8-year war between Iran and Iraq in the 1980s. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's outreach to the West is stirring optimism on the streets at home. (Photo by Ebrahim Noroozi/Associated Press)


In this picture taken on Wednesday, September 25, 2013, an Iranian woman passing by a huge poster showing a scene from the 8-year war between Iran and Iraq in the 1980s. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's outreach to the West is stirring optimism on the streets at home. (Photo by Ebrahim Noroozi/Associated Press)




People watch waves hit the shore as Typhoon Usagi approaches in Shantou, on September 22, 2013. China's National Meteorological Center issued its highest alert, warning that Usagi would bring gales and downpours to southern coastal areas. Major Chinese airlines cancelled flights to cities in the southern provinces of Guangdong and Fujian while shipping was suspended between the Chinese mainland and Taiwan. (Photo by Reuters)

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