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    The Week in Pictures: October 12 – October 18 2013


    Police officers escort an anti-Greenpeace activist dressed as a Polar bear who was detained while confronting Greenpeace activists during their rally in support of the [Arctic 30] detained Greenpeace activists in Moscow, on October 18, 2013. The the [Arctic 30] are now in custody in Russian northern Murmansk region charged with on piracy charges for almost three weeks after their ship Arctic Sunrise was seized by Russian security forces after a protest at a Russian oil rig. (Photo by Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP Photo)


    Police officers escort an anti-Greenpeace activist dressed as a Polar bear who was detained while confronting Greenpeace activists during their rally in support of the [Arctic 30] detained Greenpeace activists in Moscow, on October 18, 2013. The the [Arctic 30] are now in custody in Russian northern Murmansk region charged with on piracy charges for almost three weeks after their ship Arctic Sunrise was seized by Russian security forces after a protest at a Russian oil rig. (Photo by Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP Photo)




    Two women jog past autumn colored trees and reflect in a puddle on October 14, 2013 in Hanover, central Germany. (Photo by Julian Stratenschulte/AFP Photo/DPA)


    Two women jog past autumn colored trees and reflect in a puddle on October 14, 2013 in Hanover, central Germany. (Photo by Julian Stratenschulte/AFP Photo/DPA)




    A child plays with a toy gun in the Bustan al-Qasr neighbourhood of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on October 15, 2013. The United States said there was an [urgent] need to set a date for so-called Geneva 2 peace talks, despite a leading opposition group's rejection of the process. (Photo by Karam Al-Masri/AFP Photo)


    A child plays with a toy gun in the Bustan al-Qasr neighbourhood of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on October 15, 2013. The United States said there was an [urgent] need to set a date for so-called Geneva 2 peace talks, despite a leading opposition group's rejection of the process. (Photo by Karam Al-Masri/AFP Photo)




    A security guard stands next to Banksy's latest work October 18, 2013 in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City. The British street artist Banksy has been creating new street art for the month of October in New York. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/AFP Photo)


    A security guard stands next to Banksy's latest work October 18, 2013 in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City. The British street artist Banksy has been creating new street art for the month of October in New York. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/AFP Photo)




    Japanese businessmen walk against strong wind and rain in Tokyo on October 16, 2013. At least three people died as Typhoon Wipha, the [strongest in 10 years], passed close to Tokyo, causing landslides that swallowed houses on a Japanese island. (Photo by Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP Photo)


    Japanese businessmen walk against strong wind and rain in Tokyo on October 16, 2013. At least three people died as Typhoon Wipha, the [strongest in 10 years], passed close to Tokyo, causing landslides that swallowed houses on a Japanese island. (Photo by Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP Photo)




    Villagers of Maribojoc, Bohol island, central Philippine use bamboo ladders to cross a bridge on October 18, 2013, that was toppled by the 7.1 magnitude quake that hit the area on October 15, leaving over 170 dead. Days after the quake, transport and travel remained a major challenge in the island of 1.2 million with people forced to journey for hours just to get simple necessities. (Photo by Jay Directo/AFP Photo)


    Villagers of Maribojoc, Bohol island, central Philippine use bamboo ladders to cross a bridge on October 18, 2013, that was toppled by the 7.1 magnitude quake that hit the area on October 15, leaving over 170 dead. Days after the quake, transport and travel remained a major challenge in the island of 1.2 million with people forced to journey for hours just to get simple necessities. (Photo by Jay Directo/AFP Photo)




    A historical reenactor wearing a Poliu (French soldier in World War I) uniform looks at a contemporary painting by Sebastien Roche titled [Les Sans-Visages] (Without Faces) during an exhibition about World War I at the fort of Seclin near Lille, France, on Oktober 13, 2013. (Photo by Pascal Rossignol/Reuters)


    A historical reenactor wearing a Poliu (French soldier in World War I) uniform looks at a contemporary painting by Sebastien Roche titled [Les Sans-Visages] (Without Faces) during an exhibition about World War I at the fort of Seclin near Lille, France, on Oktober 13, 2013. (Photo by Pascal Rossignol/Reuters)




    Bubul Haque, an Indian artist, prepares an effigy of the demon king Ravana as part of Dussehra festival celebrations, in Gauhati, India, on Oktober 13, 2013. The festival commemorates the victory of Hindu god Rama over demon king Ravana, and is a celebration of the victory of good over evil. (Photo by Anupam Nath/Associated Press)


    Bubul Haque, an Indian artist, prepares an effigy of the demon king Ravana as part of Dussehra festival celebrations, in Gauhati, India, on Oktober 13, 2013. The festival commemorates the victory of Hindu god Rama over demon king Ravana, and is a celebration of the victory of good over evil. (Photo by Anupam Nath/Associated Press)




    A contestant reacts backstage after participating in the first round of auditions for the [Krasa Rossii 2014] (Beauty of Russia 2014) national beauty contest in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk October 12, 2013. The winner of the beauty pageant, where the finals will be held in the capital Moscow, will represent Russia at international beauty competitions. (Photo by Ilya Naymushin/Reuters)


    A contestant reacts backstage after participating in the first round of auditions for the [Krasa Rossii 2014] (Beauty of Russia 2014) national beauty contest in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk October 12, 2013. The winner of the beauty pageant, where the finals will be held in the capital Moscow, will represent Russia at international beauty competitions. (Photo by Ilya Naymushin/Reuters)




    People falling into the water after a footbridge collapsed in east China, on Oktober 14, 2013. The accident happened at around 10:10 a.m. yesterday at a scenic spot in Lushan Mountain in eastern China's Jiangxi Province, state television CCTV reported. More than 10 injured visitors were sent to a local hospital. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)


    People falling into the water after a footbridge collapsed in east China, on Oktober 14, 2013. The accident happened at around 10:10 a.m. yesterday at a scenic spot in Lushan Mountain in eastern China's Jiangxi Province, state television CCTV reported. More than 10 injured visitors were sent to a local hospital. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)




    An Alitalia plane approaches to land as starlings fly at Fiumicino international airport in Rome October 14, 2013. Italy will have to notify a planned government-led 500-million-euro bailout of near-bankrupt airline Alitalia to EU regulators who will then assess whether the measure complies with EU state aid rules, the European Commission said on Monday. (Photo by Max Rossi /Reuters)


    An Alitalia plane approaches to land as starlings fly at Fiumicino international airport in Rome October 14, 2013. Italy will have to notify a planned government-led 500-million-euro bailout of near-bankrupt airline Alitalia to EU regulators who will then assess whether the measure complies with EU state aid rules, the European Commission said on Monday. (Photo by Max Rossi /Reuters)




    An Indian Hindu devotee looks AT an idol as others perform rituals as part of the Durga Puja festival in New Delhi on October 13, 2013. Durga Puja commemorates the slaying of demon king Mahishasur by goddess Durga, marking the triumph of good over evil. (Photo by Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP Photo)


    An Indian Hindu devotee looks AT an idol as others perform rituals as part of the Durga Puja festival in New Delhi on October 13, 2013. Durga Puja commemorates the slaying of demon king Mahishasur by goddess Durga, marking the triumph of good over evil. (Photo by Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP Photo)




    Shaolin martial arts students perform at Shaolin Temple in Dengfeng, Henan province, October 13, 2013. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)


    Shaolin martial arts students perform at Shaolin Temple in Dengfeng, Henan province, October 13, 2013. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)




    Activists take part in a [Teachers' Day] protest demanding better working conditions and against police violence, on October 15, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Reuters)


    Activists take part in a [Teachers' Day] protest demanding better working conditions and against police violence, on October 15, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Reuters)




    Vivien Speers, front left, assists instructor Sasha Hawley, back, instruct a yoga class at the Sydney Sea Life Aquarium in Sydney, Thursday, October 17, 2013. Hawley, who founded [Yoga by the Sea], instructs the class from inside a tank that includes Leopard Sharks, Black Tip Reef Sharks, Grey Reef Shark and a Smalltooth Sawfish. (Photo by Rick Rycroft/AP Photo)


    Vivien Speers, front left, assists instructor Sasha Hawley, back, instruct a yoga class at the Sydney Sea Life Aquarium in Sydney, Thursday, October 17, 2013. Hawley, who founded [Yoga by the Sea], instructs the class from inside a tank that includes Leopard Sharks, Black Tip Reef Sharks, Grey Reef Shark and a Smalltooth Sawfish. (Photo by Rick Rycroft/AP Photo)




    Porn actresses line-up at the opening of the [Venus] erotic fair in Berlin October 17, 2013. The event, which represents the erotic business in the German capital, is open till October 20, 2013. (Photo by Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters)


    Porn actresses line-up at the opening of the [Venus] erotic fair in Berlin October 17, 2013. The event, which represents the erotic business in the German capital, is open till October 20, 2013. (Photo by Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters)




    Model Giorgia Lee wearing a chocolate bikini, created by swimwear brand Bikini Fling in collaboration with Fruitful Blooms chocolatiers, during rehearsals for Salon du Chocolat's Chocolate Fashion Show – which runs from 18-20 October, and where top chocolatiers collaborate with fashion brands to create couture outfits made from and inspired by chocolate – at Olympia in west London.(Photo by Yui Mok/PA Wire)


    Model Giorgia Lee wearing a chocolate bikini, created by swimwear brand Bikini Fling in collaboration with Fruitful Blooms chocolatiers, during rehearsals for Salon du Chocolat's Chocolate Fashion Show – which runs from 18-20 October, and where top chocolatiers collaborate with fashion brands to create couture outfits made from and inspired by chocolate – at Olympia in west London.(Photo by Yui Mok/PA Wire)




    Indonesian Muslims slaughter goats as offering in Eid al-Adha on October 15, 2013 in Surabaya, Indonesia. Muslims worldwide celebrate Eid Al-Adha, to commemorate the Prophet Ibrahim's readiness to sacrifice his son as a sign of his obedience to God, during which they sacrifice permissible animals, generally goats, sheep, and cows. (Photo by Robertus Pudyanto/Getty Images)


    Indonesian Muslims slaughter goats as offering in Eid al-Adha on October 15, 2013 in Surabaya, Indonesia. Muslims worldwide celebrate Eid Al-Adha, to commemorate the Prophet Ibrahim's readiness to sacrifice his son as a sign of his obedience to God, during which they sacrifice permissible animals, generally goats, sheep, and cows. (Photo by Robertus Pudyanto/Getty Images)




    Police officers detain a protester in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, October 15, 2013. Police launched an arrest at subway station [Prague] where nationalists have called to gather citizens. Police stepped up patrols throughout the city on Tuesday to prevent a repeat of 2010 riots, when thousands of nationalists and soccer fans protested the killing of an ethnic Russian during a fight between soccer fans and men from the Caucasus. (Photo by Denis Tyrin/AP Photo)


    Police officers detain a protester in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, October 15, 2013. Police launched an arrest at subway station [Prague] where nationalists have called to gather citizens. Police stepped up patrols throughout the city on Tuesday to prevent a repeat of 2010 riots, when thousands of nationalists and soccer fans protested the killing of an ethnic Russian during a fight between soccer fans and men from the Caucasus. (Photo by Denis Tyrin/AP Photo)




    Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, plays volleyball as she attends a SportsAid athlete workshop at the Copper Box in the Olympic Park in London October 18, 2013. (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP Photo)


    Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, plays volleyball as she attends a SportsAid athlete workshop at the Copper Box in the Olympic Park in London October 18, 2013. (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP Photo)




    [Free Syrian Army] fighters fire their weapons during what the FSA said were clashes with forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo's Karm al-Jabal district October 15, 2013. (Photo by Saad Abobrahim/Reuters)


    [Free Syrian Army] fighters fire their weapons during what the FSA said were clashes with forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo's Karm al-Jabal district October 15, 2013. (Photo by Saad Abobrahim/Reuters)




    The tail of a dinosaur costume sticks out as the person wearing it boards a bus they had to promote their exhibit, near the Houses of Parliament in London, Thursday, October 17, 2013. The man leading the costume wearer said they were walking around to promote their dinosaur experience exhibit at Blackgang Chine theme park on the Isle of White. (Photo by Matt Dunham/AP Photo)


    The tail of a dinosaur costume sticks out as the person wearing it boards a bus they had to promote their exhibit, near the Houses of Parliament in London, Thursday, October 17, 2013. The man leading the costume wearer said they were walking around to promote their dinosaur experience exhibit at Blackgang Chine theme park on the Isle of White. (Photo by Matt Dunham/AP Photo)




    A man looks out over fog covered downtown and Lions Gate Bridge in Vancouver, British Columbia October 17, 2013 in this view from nearby Cypress Mountain. (Photo by Andy Clark/Reuters)


    A man looks out over fog covered downtown and Lions Gate Bridge in Vancouver, British Columbia October 17, 2013 in this view from nearby Cypress Mountain. (Photo by Andy Clark/Reuters)




    Faculty of medicine first year students run while seniors spray them with different types of sauces, liquids, flour and eggs as part of an annual tradition during a celebration in honour of their patron Saint Lucas at Granada University in Granada, southern Spain October 17, 2013. (Photo by Pepe Marin/Reuters)


    Faculty of medicine first year students run while seniors spray them with different types of sauces, liquids, flour and eggs as part of an annual tradition during a celebration in honour of their patron Saint Lucas at Granada University in Granada, southern Spain October 17, 2013. (Photo by Pepe Marin/Reuters)




    Bangladeshi Muslims travel on the roof of a train as they head to their homes ahead of Eid al-Adha as others wait at a railway station in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tuesday, October 15, 2013. Hundreds of thousands of people working in Dhaka return home to spend time with their family during the Eid al-Adha celebrations. (Photo by AP Photo)


    Bangladeshi Muslims travel on the roof of a train as they head to their homes ahead of Eid al-Adha as others wait at a railway station in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tuesday, October 15, 2013. Hundreds of thousands of people working in Dhaka return home to spend time with their family during the Eid al-Adha celebrations. (Photo by AP Photo)




    These space-tacular pictures of the gateway to the Milky Way are the shining star of asto-photographer Stephen Banks, on Oktober 13, 2013. (Photo by Stephen Banks/Caters News)


    These space-tacular pictures of the gateway to the Milky Way are the shining star of asto-photographer Stephen Banks, on Oktober 13, 2013. (Photo by Stephen Banks/Caters News)




    A visitor photographs part of Robert Pruitt's [Safety Cones] at the Gavin Brown's Enterprise from New York's stand at the Frieze Art Fair in central London, October 16, 2013. (Photo by Andrew Winning/Reuters)


    A visitor photographs part of Robert Pruitt's [Safety Cones] at the Gavin Brown's Enterprise from New York's stand at the Frieze Art Fair in central London, October 16, 2013. (Photo by Andrew Winning/Reuters)




    Daredevil photographer Andrew Tso has risked life and limb by taking a series of stunning images from the rooftops of Hong Kong's giant skyscrapers. (Photo by Andrew Tso/Barcroft Media)


    Daredevil photographer Andrew Tso has risked life and limb by taking a series of stunning images from the rooftops of Hong Kong's giant skyscrapers. (Photo by Andrew Tso/Barcroft Media)




    Dustin Hoffman watches an unoffical dancing bear mascot perform at Game Three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on October 14, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)


    Dustin Hoffman watches an unoffical dancing bear mascot perform at Game Three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on October 14, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)




    Ministrey of Defence undated handout photo of a RAF Typhoon of 1(F) Sqn and a French Air Force Mirage 2000N (bottom) practice their formation flying skills as part of Ex Capable Eagle over the skies of RAF Leeming in North Yorkshire, on October 15, 2013. (Photo by Sgt Ralph Merry ABIPP RAF/PA Wire)


    Ministrey of Defence undated handout photo of a RAF Typhoon of 1(F) Sqn and a French Air Force Mirage 2000N (bottom) practice their formation flying skills as part of Ex Capable Eagle over the skies of RAF Leeming in North Yorkshire, on October 15, 2013. (Photo by Sgt Ralph Merry ABIPP RAF/PA Wire)




    A Pakistani Muslim devotee offers Eid al-Adha prayers at the Badshahi Mosque in Lahore on October 16, 2013. Muslims across the world are celebrating the annual festival of Eid al-Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice, which marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca and in commemoration of Prophet Abraham's readiness to sacrifice his son to show obedience to God. (Photo by Arif Ali/AFP Photo)


    A Pakistani Muslim devotee offers Eid al-Adha prayers at the Badshahi Mosque in Lahore on October 16, 2013. Muslims across the world are celebrating the annual festival of Eid al-Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice, which marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca and in commemoration of Prophet Abraham's readiness to sacrifice his son to show obedience to God. (Photo by Arif Ali/AFP Photo)




    Adili Wuxor (front), who is known as [Prince of the Tightrope], and his apprentice walk on a tightrope above the Great Wall in Tianjin, on Oktober 18, 2013. (Photo by China Daily)


    Adili Wuxor (front), who is known as [Prince of the Tightrope], and his apprentice walk on a tightrope above the Great Wall in Tianjin, on Oktober 18, 2013. (Photo by China Daily)




    Greenpeace International activist Faiza Oulahsen of the Netherlands displays a message on her palm during a bail hearing at the Murmansk, on Oktober 18, 2013. Russia has pressed piracy charges against all 30 people, including Oulahsen, arrested after Greenpeace activists aboard their ship Arctic Sunrise staged a protest at an offshore oil platform in the Arctic. Greenpeace has dismissed the piracy charges as absurd and unfounded. (Photo by Dmitri Sharomov/Greenpeace)


    Greenpeace International activist Faiza Oulahsen of the Netherlands displays a message on her palm during a bail hearing at the Murmansk, on Oktober 18, 2013. Russia has pressed piracy charges against all 30 people, including Oulahsen, arrested after Greenpeace activists aboard their ship Arctic Sunrise staged a protest at an offshore oil platform in the Arctic. Greenpeace has dismissed the piracy charges as absurd and unfounded. (Photo by Dmitri Sharomov/Greenpeace)




    A customized Soviet-era Volga GAZ-21 vintage car covered by artificial grass to advertise for a dairy store in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Oktober 17, 2013. (Photo by Alexander Demianchuk/Reuters)


    A customized Soviet-era Volga GAZ-21 vintage car covered by artificial grass to advertise for a dairy store in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Oktober 17, 2013. (Photo by Alexander Demianchuk/Reuters)




    Afghan boys play with toy guns in Jalalabad, on Oktober 15, 2013. (Photo by Reuters/Parwiz)


    Afghan boys play with toy guns in Jalalabad, on Oktober 15, 2013. (Photo by Reuters/Parwiz)




    A resident looks out from the window of his family's house, that fell into a river after an earthquake, in Buenavista, Bohol, on Oktober 16, 2013. The death toll from the Philippine earthquake rose to 107 on Wednesday, as rescuers dug through the rubble of a church and a hospital in search of more victims. (Photo by Erik De Castro/Reuters)


    A resident looks out from the window of his family's house, that fell into a river after an earthquake, in Buenavista, Bohol, on Oktober 16, 2013. The death toll from the Philippine earthquake rose to 107 on Wednesday, as rescuers dug through the rubble of a church and a hospital in search of more victims. (Photo by Erik De Castro/Reuters)




    Jason deCaires Taylor's sculpture [The Speaker] stands in a bed of sea grass, on Oktober 16, 2013. The sculpture is planted with more than 200 cuttings of the rare Acropora Prolifera coral, in Cancun, Mexico. (Photo by Barcroft)


    Jason deCaires Taylor's sculpture [The Speaker] stands in a bed of sea grass, on Oktober 16, 2013. The sculpture is planted with more than 200 cuttings of the rare Acropora Prolifera coral, in Cancun, Mexico. (Photo by Barcroft)




    Indian villagers stand on the breached embankment of swollen Kangsabati river at Samat village in West Bengal state, India, Tuesday, October 15, 2013. Heavy torrential rain in the aftermath of weekend Cyclone Phailin have made rivers to overflow causing flood situation in the state. (Photo by AP Photo)


    Indian villagers stand on the breached embankment of swollen Kangsabati river at Samat village in West Bengal state, India, Tuesday, October 15, 2013. Heavy torrential rain in the aftermath of weekend Cyclone Phailin have made rivers to overflow causing flood situation in the state. (Photo by AP Photo)




    The Indian Air Force (IAF) advanced light helicopters display team [Sarang] performs during an air show organised by the IAF at the airport in Srinagar October 18, 2013. (Photo by Danish Ismail/Reuters)


    The Indian Air Force (IAF) advanced light helicopters display team [Sarang] performs during an air show organised by the IAF at the airport in Srinagar October 18, 2013. (Photo by Danish Ismail/Reuters)




    Police fire tear gas to disperse university students demonstrating against reconstruction plans that includes a part of their campus in Ankara, Turkey, on Oktober 19, 2013. The municipality plan opposed by the students involves building a road across the Middle East Technical University campus and uprooting a large number of trees in the area. (Photo by Umit Bektas/Reuters)


    Police fire tear gas to disperse university students demonstrating against reconstruction plans that includes a part of their campus in Ankara, Turkey, on Oktober 19, 2013. The municipality plan opposed by the students involves building a road across the Middle East Technical University campus and uprooting a large number of trees in the area. (Photo by Umit Bektas/Reuters)




    A model waits to be styled by the Dmitry Vinokurov team before performing at the ENIGMA Alternative Hair Show in the Royal Albert Hall in London, on Oktober 13, 2013. The show is one of the world's most prestigious hairdressing events, bringing together international teams of hair artists to showcase groundbreaking hair styling. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)


    A model waits to be styled by the Dmitry Vinokurov team before performing at the ENIGMA Alternative Hair Show in the Royal Albert Hall in London, on Oktober 13, 2013. The show is one of the world's most prestigious hairdressing events, bringing together international teams of hair artists to showcase groundbreaking hair styling. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)




    Residents look at a bridge which collapsed during Tuesday's quake as commuters use small boats to cross the water in Cortes township, Bohol province in central Philippines Wednesday October 16, 2013. The 7.2-magnitude quake which hit Bohol and Cebu provinces Tuesday morning damaged churches, buildings and homes and caused multiple deaths across the central region. (Photo by Bullit Marquez/AP Photo)


    Residents look at a bridge which collapsed during Tuesday's quake as commuters use small boats to cross the water in Cortes township, Bohol province in central Philippines Wednesday October 16, 2013. The 7.2-magnitude quake which hit Bohol and Cebu provinces Tuesday morning damaged churches, buildings and homes and caused multiple deaths across the central region. (Photo by Bullit Marquez/AP Photo)




    Photographer Steven Banks has captured an incredible image of a rock archway Durdle Door, Dorest by using a 30 second exposure time with an bright LED to help illuminate the image. (Photo by Steven Banks)


    Photographer Steven Banks has captured an incredible image of a rock archway Durdle Door, Dorest by using a 30 second exposure time with an bright LED to help illuminate the image. (Photo by Steven Banks)




    Morning fog covers downtown as a landscaper rakes grass on top of Vancouver Convention Centre's living roof in Vancouver, on October 17, 2013. (Photo by Andy Clark/Reuters)


    Morning fog covers downtown as a landscaper rakes grass on top of Vancouver Convention Centre's living roof in Vancouver, on October 17, 2013. (Photo by Andy Clark/Reuters)




    A gay rights activist (L) fights for her rainbow flag against an anti-gay protester during a gay pride event in Saint Petersburg, Russia, on Oktober 13, 2013. (Photo by Olga Maltseva/AFP Photo)


    A gay rights activist (L) fights for her rainbow flag against an anti-gay protester during a gay pride event in Saint Petersburg, Russia, on Oktober 13, 2013. (Photo by Olga Maltseva/AFP Photo)




    Daredevils took part in the jump from Mushroom Cliff on the north face of the Eiger in Switzerland as part of a base jumping class, on Oktober 16, 2013. (Photo by Caters News)


    Daredevils took part in the jump from Mushroom Cliff on the north face of the Eiger in Switzerland as part of a base jumping class, on Oktober 16, 2013. (Photo by Caters News)




    Trees with autumn colored leaves reflect in a pond in Goslar, northwestern Germany, on Oktober 13, 2013. (Photo by Peter Steffen/AFP Photo)


    Trees with autumn colored leaves reflect in a pond in Goslar, northwestern Germany, on Oktober 13, 2013. (Photo by Peter Steffen/AFP Photo)




    High tide a the rock restaurant, located in Zanzibar, on Oktober 17, 2013. (Photo by HotSpot Media)


    High tide a the rock restaurant, located in Zanzibar, on Oktober 17, 2013. (Photo by HotSpot Media)




    Banksy enthusiasts flock to the Meatpacking District in New York to see the eleventh installment of Banksys art, [The Sirens of the Lambs], on Oktober 12, 2013. (Photo by Àrances M. Roberts/Photoshot)


    Banksy enthusiasts flock to the Meatpacking District in New York to see the eleventh installment of Banksys art, [The Sirens of the Lambs], on Oktober 12, 2013. (Photo by Àrances M. Roberts/Photoshot)




    Artist Cang Xin's life like sculpture entitled [Communication] is displayed at The Thinking Big auction exhibition at the Sorting Office in London, on Oktober 12, 2013. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)


    Artist Cang Xin's life like sculpture entitled [Communication] is displayed at The Thinking Big auction exhibition at the Sorting Office in London, on Oktober 12, 2013. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)




    Kelly Brook lying on a bed of Lotto balls to celebrate today's special Lotto draw. The Lotto jackpot is a guaranteed £10 million prize with a further 1,000 raffle prizes of £20,000 up for grabs. (Photo by Camelot/PA Wire)


    Kelly Brook lying on a bed of Lotto balls to celebrate today's special Lotto draw. The Lotto jackpot is a guaranteed £10 million prize with a further 1,000 raffle prizes of £20,000 up for grabs. (Photo by Camelot/PA Wire)




    Relatives of the victims of a Lao Airlines plane crash, pray at the site of the crash near the Mekong river, on Oktober 18, 2013. Bad weather is being blamed for the crash which plunged into the river in southern Laos on Wednesday, killing all 49 people on board. The plane crashed five miles short of its destination Pakse, which is near the borders of both Thailand and Cambodia. (Photo by Chaiwat Subprasom/Reuters)


    Relatives of the victims of a Lao Airlines plane crash, pray at the site of the crash near the Mekong river, on Oktober 18, 2013. Bad weather is being blamed for the crash which plunged into the river in southern Laos on Wednesday, killing all 49 people on board. The plane crashed five miles short of its destination Pakse, which is near the borders of both Thailand and Cambodia. (Photo by Chaiwat Subprasom/Reuters)




    Muslim pilgrims gather atop Mount Mercy on the plains of Arafat during the peak of the annual haj pilgrimage, near the holy city of Mecca, on Oktober 14, 2013. An estimated two million Muslims were in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on Monday morning for the start of the annual pilgrimage. (Photo by Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters)


    Muslim pilgrims gather atop Mount Mercy on the plains of Arafat during the peak of the annual haj pilgrimage, near the holy city of Mecca, on Oktober 14, 2013. An estimated two million Muslims were in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on Monday morning for the start of the annual pilgrimage. (Photo by Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters)




    A Roma child is carried by its mother at the Roma neighborhood in Tinca village on October 17, 2013. A centre for Roma people built by the local authorities from Lyon, France, will be opened in the village. (Photo by Daniel Mihailescu/AFP Photo)


    A Roma child is carried by its mother at the Roma neighborhood in Tinca village on October 17, 2013. A centre for Roma people built by the local authorities from Lyon, France, will be opened in the village. (Photo by Daniel Mihailescu/AFP Photo)




    The sky above Lake Superior is filled with color at dawn as seen from Canal Park in Duluth, Minn, on Oktober 17, 2013. (Photo by Andrew Krueger/The Duluth News-Tribune)


    The sky above Lake Superior is filled with color at dawn as seen from Canal Park in Duluth, Minn, on Oktober 17, 2013. (Photo by Andrew Krueger/The Duluth News-Tribune)




    A model showcases an outfit by Chinese fashion designer Guo Pei, Wednesday October 16, 2013 in Singapore during the Fide Fashion Week 2013 Asian Couture show. (Photo by Wong Maye-E/AP Photo)


    A model showcases an outfit by Chinese fashion designer Guo Pei, Wednesday October 16, 2013 in Singapore during the Fide Fashion Week 2013 Asian Couture show. (Photo by Wong Maye-E/AP Photo)




    Faculty of medicine first year students are seen after seniors sprayed them with different types of sauces, liquids, flour and eggs as part of an annual tradition during a celebration in honor of their patron Saint Lucas, at Granada University in Granada, Spain, on Oktober 17, 2013. (Photo by Pepe Marin/Reuters)


    Faculty of medicine first year students are seen after seniors sprayed them with different types of sauces, liquids, flour and eggs as part of an annual tradition during a celebration in honor of their patron Saint Lucas, at Granada University in Granada, Spain, on Oktober 17, 2013. (Photo by Pepe M
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The Week in Pictures: October 12 – October 18 2013


Police officers escort an anti-Greenpeace activist dressed as a Polar bear who was detained while confronting Greenpeace activists during their rally in support of the [Arctic 30] detained Greenpeace activists in Moscow, on October 18, 2013. The the [Arctic 30] are now in custody in Russian northern Murmansk region charged with on piracy charges for almost three weeks after their ship Arctic Sunrise was seized by Russian security forces after a protest at a Russian oil rig. (Photo by Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP Photo)


Police officers escort an anti-Greenpeace activist dressed as a Polar bear who was detained while confronting Greenpeace activists during their rally in support of the [Arctic 30] detained Greenpeace activists in Moscow, on October 18, 2013. The the [Arctic 30] are now in custody in Russian northern Murmansk region charged with on piracy charges for almost three weeks after their ship Arctic Sunrise was seized by Russian security forces after a protest at a Russian oil rig. (Photo by Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP Photo)




Two women jog past autumn colored trees and reflect in a puddle on October 14, 2013 in Hanover, central Germany. (Photo by Julian Stratenschulte/AFP Photo/DPA)


Two women jog past autumn colored trees and reflect in a puddle on October 14, 2013 in Hanover, central Germany. (Photo by Julian Stratenschulte/AFP Photo/DPA)




A child plays with a toy gun in the Bustan al-Qasr neighbourhood of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on October 15, 2013. The United States said there was an [urgent] need to set a date for so-called Geneva 2 peace talks, despite a leading opposition group's rejection of the process. (Photo by Karam Al-Masri/AFP Photo)


A child plays with a toy gun in the Bustan al-Qasr neighbourhood of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on October 15, 2013. The United States said there was an [urgent] need to set a date for so-called Geneva 2 peace talks, despite a leading opposition group's rejection of the process. (Photo by Karam Al-Masri/AFP Photo)




A security guard stands next to Banksy's latest work October 18, 2013 in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City. The British street artist Banksy has been creating new street art for the month of October in New York. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/AFP Photo)


A security guard stands next to Banksy's latest work October 18, 2013 in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City. The British street artist Banksy has been creating new street art for the month of October in New York. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/AFP Photo)




Japanese businessmen walk against strong wind and rain in Tokyo on October 16, 2013. At least three people died as Typhoon Wipha, the [strongest in 10 years], passed close to Tokyo, causing landslides that swallowed houses on a Japanese island. (Photo by Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP Photo)


Japanese businessmen walk against strong wind and rain in Tokyo on October 16, 2013. At least three people died as Typhoon Wipha, the [strongest in 10 years], passed close to Tokyo, causing landslides that swallowed houses on a Japanese island. (Photo by Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP Photo)




Villagers of Maribojoc, Bohol island, central Philippine use bamboo ladders to cross a bridge on October 18, 2013, that was toppled by the 7.1 magnitude quake that hit the area on October 15, leaving over 170 dead. Days after the quake, transport and travel remained a major challenge in the island of 1.2 million with people forced to journey for hours just to get simple necessities. (Photo by Jay Directo/AFP Photo)


Villagers of Maribojoc, Bohol island, central Philippine use bamboo ladders to cross a bridge on October 18, 2013, that was toppled by the 7.1 magnitude quake that hit the area on October 15, leaving over 170 dead. Days after the quake, transport and travel remained a major challenge in the island of 1.2 million with people forced to journey for hours just to get simple necessities. (Photo by Jay Directo/AFP Photo)




A historical reenactor wearing a Poliu (French soldier in World War I) uniform looks at a contemporary painting by Sebastien Roche titled [Les Sans-Visages] (Without Faces) during an exhibition about World War I at the fort of Seclin near Lille, France, on Oktober 13, 2013. (Photo by Pascal Rossignol/Reuters)


A historical reenactor wearing a Poliu (French soldier in World War I) uniform looks at a contemporary painting by Sebastien Roche titled [Les Sans-Visages] (Without Faces) during an exhibition about World War I at the fort of Seclin near Lille, France, on Oktober 13, 2013. (Photo by Pascal Rossignol/Reuters)




Bubul Haque, an Indian artist, prepares an effigy of the demon king Ravana as part of Dussehra festival celebrations, in Gauhati, India, on Oktober 13, 2013. The festival commemorates the victory of Hindu god Rama over demon king Ravana, and is a celebration of the victory of good over evil. (Photo by Anupam Nath/Associated Press)


Bubul Haque, an Indian artist, prepares an effigy of the demon king Ravana as part of Dussehra festival celebrations, in Gauhati, India, on Oktober 13, 2013. The festival commemorates the victory of Hindu god Rama over demon king Ravana, and is a celebration of the victory of good over evil. (Photo by Anupam Nath/Associated Press)




A contestant reacts backstage after participating in the first round of auditions for the [Krasa Rossii 2014] (Beauty of Russia 2014) national beauty contest in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk October 12, 2013. The winner of the beauty pageant, where the finals will be held in the capital Moscow, will represent Russia at international beauty competitions. (Photo by Ilya Naymushin/Reuters)


A contestant reacts backstage after participating in the first round of auditions for the [Krasa Rossii 2014] (Beauty of Russia 2014) national beauty contest in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk October 12, 2013. The winner of the beauty pageant, where the finals will be held in the capital Moscow, will represent Russia at international beauty competitions. (Photo by Ilya Naymushin/Reuters)




People falling into the water after a footbridge collapsed in east China, on Oktober 14, 2013. The accident happened at around 10:10 a.m. yesterday at a scenic spot in Lushan Mountain in eastern China's Jiangxi Province, state television CCTV reported. More than 10 injured visitors were sent to a local hospital. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)


People falling into the water after a footbridge collapsed in east China, on Oktober 14, 2013. The accident happened at around 10:10 a.m. yesterday at a scenic spot in Lushan Mountain in eastern China's Jiangxi Province, state television CCTV reported. More than 10 injured visitors were sent to a local hospital. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)




An Alitalia plane approaches to land as starlings fly at Fiumicino international airport in Rome October 14, 2013. Italy will have to notify a planned government-led 500-million-euro bailout of near-bankrupt airline Alitalia to EU regulators who will then assess whether the measure complies with EU state aid rules, the European Commission said on Monday. (Photo by Max Rossi /Reuters)


An Alitalia plane approaches to land as starlings fly at Fiumicino international airport in Rome October 14, 2013. Italy will have to notify a planned government-led 500-million-euro bailout of near-bankrupt airline Alitalia to EU regulators who will then assess whether the measure complies with EU state aid rules, the European Commission said on Monday. (Photo by Max Rossi /Reuters)




An Indian Hindu devotee looks AT an idol as others perform rituals as part of the Durga Puja festival in New Delhi on October 13, 2013. Durga Puja commemorates the slaying of demon king Mahishasur by goddess Durga, marking the triumph of good over evil. (Photo by Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP Photo)


An Indian Hindu devotee looks AT an idol as others perform rituals as part of the Durga Puja festival in New Delhi on October 13, 2013. Durga Puja commemorates the slaying of demon king Mahishasur by goddess Durga, marking the triumph of good over evil. (Photo by Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP Photo)




Shaolin martial arts students perform at Shaolin Temple in Dengfeng, Henan province, October 13, 2013. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)


Shaolin martial arts students perform at Shaolin Temple in Dengfeng, Henan province, October 13, 2013. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)




Activists take part in a [Teachers' Day] protest demanding better working conditions and against police violence, on October 15, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Reuters)


Activists take part in a [Teachers' Day] protest demanding better working conditions and against police violence, on October 15, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Reuters)




Vivien Speers, front left, assists instructor Sasha Hawley, back, instruct a yoga class at the Sydney Sea Life Aquarium in Sydney, Thursday, October 17, 2013. Hawley, who founded [Yoga by the Sea], instructs the class from inside a tank that includes Leopard Sharks, Black Tip Reef Sharks, Grey Reef Shark and a Smalltooth Sawfish. (Photo by Rick Rycroft/AP Photo)


Vivien Speers, front left, assists instructor Sasha Hawley, back, instruct a yoga class at the Sydney Sea Life Aquarium in Sydney, Thursday, October 17, 2013. Hawley, who founded [Yoga by the Sea], instructs the class from inside a tank that includes Leopard Sharks, Black Tip Reef Sharks, Grey Reef Shark and a Smalltooth Sawfish. (Photo by Rick Rycroft/AP Photo)




Porn actresses line-up at the opening of the [Venus] erotic fair in Berlin October 17, 2013. The event, which represents the erotic business in the German capital, is open till October 20, 2013. (Photo by Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters)


Porn actresses line-up at the opening of the [Venus] erotic fair in Berlin October 17, 2013. The event, which represents the erotic business in the German capital, is open till October 20, 2013. (Photo by Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters)




Model Giorgia Lee wearing a chocolate bikini, created by swimwear brand Bikini Fling in collaboration with Fruitful Blooms chocolatiers, during rehearsals for Salon du Chocolat's Chocolate Fashion Show – which runs from 18-20 October, and where top chocolatiers collaborate with fashion brands to create couture outfits made from and inspired by chocolate – at Olympia in west London.(Photo by Yui Mok/PA Wire)


Model Giorgia Lee wearing a chocolate bikini, created by swimwear brand Bikini Fling in collaboration with Fruitful Blooms chocolatiers, during rehearsals for Salon du Chocolat's Chocolate Fashion Show – which runs from 18-20 October, and where top chocolatiers collaborate with fashion brands to create couture outfits made from and inspired by chocolate – at Olympia in west London.(Photo by Yui Mok/PA Wire)




Indonesian Muslims slaughter goats as offering in Eid al-Adha on October 15, 2013 in Surabaya, Indonesia. Muslims worldwide celebrate Eid Al-Adha, to commemorate the Prophet Ibrahim's readiness to sacrifice his son as a sign of his obedience to God, during which they sacrifice permissible animals, generally goats, sheep, and cows. (Photo by Robertus Pudyanto/Getty Images)


Indonesian Muslims slaughter goats as offering in Eid al-Adha on October 15, 2013 in Surabaya, Indonesia. Muslims worldwide celebrate Eid Al-Adha, to commemorate the Prophet Ibrahim's readiness to sacrifice his son as a sign of his obedience to God, during which they sacrifice permissible animals, generally goats, sheep, and cows. (Photo by Robertus Pudyanto/Getty Images)




Police officers detain a protester in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, October 15, 2013. Police launched an arrest at subway station [Prague] where nationalists have called to gather citizens. Police stepped up patrols throughout the city on Tuesday to prevent a repeat of 2010 riots, when thousands of nationalists and soccer fans protested the killing of an ethnic Russian during a fight between soccer fans and men from the Caucasus. (Photo by Denis Tyrin/AP Photo)


Police officers detain a protester in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, October 15, 2013. Police launched an arrest at subway station [Prague] where nationalists have called to gather citizens. Police stepped up patrols throughout the city on Tuesday to prevent a repeat of 2010 riots, when thousands of nationalists and soccer fans protested the killing of an ethnic Russian during a fight between soccer fans and men from the Caucasus. (Photo by Denis Tyrin/AP Photo)




Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, plays volleyball as she attends a SportsAid athlete workshop at the Copper Box in the Olympic Park in London October 18, 2013. (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP Photo)


Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, plays volleyball as she attends a SportsAid athlete workshop at the Copper Box in the Olympic Park in London October 18, 2013. (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP Photo)




[Free Syrian Army] fighters fire their weapons during what the FSA said were clashes with forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo's Karm al-Jabal district October 15, 2013. (Photo by Saad Abobrahim/Reuters)


[Free Syrian Army] fighters fire their weapons during what the FSA said were clashes with forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo's Karm al-Jabal district October 15, 2013. (Photo by Saad Abobrahim/Reuters)




The tail of a dinosaur costume sticks out as the person wearing it boards a bus they had to promote their exhibit, near the Houses of Parliament in London, Thursday, October 17, 2013. The man leading the costume wearer said they were walking around to promote their dinosaur experience exhibit at Blackgang Chine theme park on the Isle of White. (Photo by Matt Dunham/AP Photo)


The tail of a dinosaur costume sticks out as the person wearing it boards a bus they had to promote their exhibit, near the Houses of Parliament in London, Thursday, October 17, 2013. The man leading the costume wearer said they were walking around to promote their dinosaur experience exhibit at Blackgang Chine theme park on the Isle of White. (Photo by Matt Dunham/AP Photo)




A man looks out over fog covered downtown and Lions Gate Bridge in Vancouver, British Columbia October 17, 2013 in this view from nearby Cypress Mountain. (Photo by Andy Clark/Reuters)


A man looks out over fog covered downtown and Lions Gate Bridge in Vancouver, British Columbia October 17, 2013 in this view from nearby Cypress Mountain. (Photo by Andy Clark/Reuters)




Faculty of medicine first year students run while seniors spray them with different types of sauces, liquids, flour and eggs as part of an annual tradition during a celebration in honour of their patron Saint Lucas at Granada University in Granada, southern Spain October 17, 2013. (Photo by Pepe Marin/Reuters)


Faculty of medicine first year students run while seniors spray them with different types of sauces, liquids, flour and eggs as part of an annual tradition during a celebration in honour of their patron Saint Lucas at Granada University in Granada, southern Spain October 17, 2013. (Photo by Pepe Marin/Reuters)




Bangladeshi Muslims travel on the roof of a train as they head to their homes ahead of Eid al-Adha as others wait at a railway station in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tuesday, October 15, 2013. Hundreds of thousands of people working in Dhaka return home to spend time with their family during the Eid al-Adha celebrations. (Photo by AP Photo)


Bangladeshi Muslims travel on the roof of a train as they head to their homes ahead of Eid al-Adha as others wait at a railway station in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tuesday, October 15, 2013. Hundreds of thousands of people working in Dhaka return home to spend time with their family during the Eid al-Adha celebrations. (Photo by AP Photo)




These space-tacular pictures of the gateway to the Milky Way are the shining star of asto-photographer Stephen Banks, on Oktober 13, 2013. (Photo by Stephen Banks/Caters News)


These space-tacular pictures of the gateway to the Milky Way are the shining star of asto-photographer Stephen Banks, on Oktober 13, 2013. (Photo by Stephen Banks/Caters News)




A visitor photographs part of Robert Pruitt's [Safety Cones] at the Gavin Brown's Enterprise from New York's stand at the Frieze Art Fair in central London, October 16, 2013. (Photo by Andrew Winning/Reuters)


A visitor photographs part of Robert Pruitt's [Safety Cones] at the Gavin Brown's Enterprise from New York's stand at the Frieze Art Fair in central London, October 16, 2013. (Photo by Andrew Winning/Reuters)




Daredevil photographer Andrew Tso has risked life and limb by taking a series of stunning images from the rooftops of Hong Kong's giant skyscrapers. (Photo by Andrew Tso/Barcroft Media)


Daredevil photographer Andrew Tso has risked life and limb by taking a series of stunning images from the rooftops of Hong Kong's giant skyscrapers. (Photo by Andrew Tso/Barcroft Media)




Dustin Hoffman watches an unoffical dancing bear mascot perform at Game Three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on October 14, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)


Dustin Hoffman watches an unoffical dancing bear mascot perform at Game Three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on October 14, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)




Ministrey of Defence undated handout photo of a RAF Typhoon of 1(F) Sqn and a French Air Force Mirage 2000N (bottom) practice their formation flying skills as part of Ex Capable Eagle over the skies of RAF Leeming in North Yorkshire, on October 15, 2013. (Photo by Sgt Ralph Merry ABIPP RAF/PA Wire)


Ministrey of Defence undated handout photo of a RAF Typhoon of 1(F) Sqn and a French Air Force Mirage 2000N (bottom) practice their formation flying skills as part of Ex Capable Eagle over the skies of RAF Leeming in North Yorkshire, on October 15, 2013. (Photo by Sgt Ralph Merry ABIPP RAF/PA Wire)




A Pakistani Muslim devotee offers Eid al-Adha prayers at the Badshahi Mosque in Lahore on October 16, 2013. Muslims across the world are celebrating the annual festival of Eid al-Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice, which marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca and in commemoration of Prophet Abraham's readiness to sacrifice his son to show obedience to God. (Photo by Arif Ali/AFP Photo)


A Pakistani Muslim devotee offers Eid al-Adha prayers at the Badshahi Mosque in Lahore on October 16, 2013. Muslims across the world are celebrating the annual festival of Eid al-Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice, which marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca and in commemoration of Prophet Abraham's readiness to sacrifice his son to show obedience to God. (Photo by Arif Ali/AFP Photo)




Adili Wuxor (front), who is known as [Prince of the Tightrope], and his apprentice walk on a tightrope above the Great Wall in Tianjin, on Oktober 18, 2013. (Photo by China Daily)


Adili Wuxor (front), who is known as [Prince of the Tightrope], and his apprentice walk on a tightrope above the Great Wall in Tianjin, on Oktober 18, 2013. (Photo by China Daily)




Greenpeace International activist Faiza Oulahsen of the Netherlands displays a message on her palm during a bail hearing at the Murmansk, on Oktober 18, 2013. Russia has pressed piracy charges against all 30 people, including Oulahsen, arrested after Greenpeace activists aboard their ship Arctic Sunrise staged a protest at an offshore oil platform in the Arctic. Greenpeace has dismissed the piracy charges as absurd and unfounded. (Photo by Dmitri Sharomov/Greenpeace)


Greenpeace International activist Faiza Oulahsen of the Netherlands displays a message on her palm during a bail hearing at the Murmansk, on Oktober 18, 2013. Russia has pressed piracy charges against all 30 people, including Oulahsen, arrested after Greenpeace activists aboard their ship Arctic Sunrise staged a protest at an offshore oil platform in the Arctic. Greenpeace has dismissed the piracy charges as absurd and unfounded. (Photo by Dmitri Sharomov/Greenpeace)




A customized Soviet-era Volga GAZ-21 vintage car covered by artificial grass to advertise for a dairy store in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Oktober 17, 2013. (Photo by Alexander Demianchuk/Reuters)


A customized Soviet-era Volga GAZ-21 vintage car covered by artificial grass to advertise for a dairy store in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Oktober 17, 2013. (Photo by Alexander Demianchuk/Reuters)




Afghan boys play with toy guns in Jalalabad, on Oktober 15, 2013. (Photo by Reuters/Parwiz)


Afghan boys play with toy guns in Jalalabad, on Oktober 15, 2013. (Photo by Reuters/Parwiz)




A resident looks out from the window of his family's house, that fell into a river after an earthquake, in Buenavista, Bohol, on Oktober 16, 2013. The death toll from the Philippine earthquake rose to 107 on Wednesday, as rescuers dug through the rubble of a church and a hospital in search of more victims. (Photo by Erik De Castro/Reuters)


A resident looks out from the window of his family's house, that fell into a river after an earthquake, in Buenavista, Bohol, on Oktober 16, 2013. The death toll from the Philippine earthquake rose to 107 on Wednesday, as rescuers dug through the rubble of a church and a hospital in search of more victims. (Photo by Erik De Castro/Reuters)




Jason deCaires Taylor's sculpture [The Speaker] stands in a bed of sea grass, on Oktober 16, 2013. The sculpture is planted with more than 200 cuttings of the rare Acropora Prolifera coral, in Cancun, Mexico. (Photo by Barcroft)


Jason deCaires Taylor's sculpture [The Speaker] stands in a bed of sea grass, on Oktober 16, 2013. The sculpture is planted with more than 200 cuttings of the rare Acropora Prolifera coral, in Cancun, Mexico. (Photo by Barcroft)




Indian villagers stand on the breached embankment of swollen Kangsabati river at Samat village in West Bengal state, India, Tuesday, October 15, 2013. Heavy torrential rain in the aftermath of weekend Cyclone Phailin have made rivers to overflow causing flood situation in the state. (Photo by AP Photo)


Indian villagers stand on the breached embankment of swollen Kangsabati river at Samat village in West Bengal state, India, Tuesday, October 15, 2013. Heavy torrential rain in the aftermath of weekend Cyclone Phailin have made rivers to overflow causing flood situation in the state. (Photo by AP Photo)




The Indian Air Force (IAF) advanced light helicopters display team [Sarang] performs during an air show organised by the IAF at the airport in Srinagar October 18, 2013. (Photo by Danish Ismail/Reuters)


The Indian Air Force (IAF) advanced light helicopters display team [Sarang] performs during an air show organised by the IAF at the airport in Srinagar October 18, 2013. (Photo by Danish Ismail/Reuters)




Police fire tear gas to disperse university students demonstrating against reconstruction plans that includes a part of their campus in Ankara, Turkey, on Oktober 19, 2013. The municipality plan opposed by the students involves building a road across the Middle East Technical University campus and uprooting a large number of trees in the area. (Photo by Umit Bektas/Reuters)


Police fire tear gas to disperse university students demonstrating against reconstruction plans that includes a part of their campus in Ankara, Turkey, on Oktober 19, 2013. The municipality plan opposed by the students involves building a road across the Middle East Technical University campus and uprooting a large number of trees in the area. (Photo by Umit Bektas/Reuters)




A model waits to be styled by the Dmitry Vinokurov team before performing at the ENIGMA Alternative Hair Show in the Royal Albert Hall in London, on Oktober 13, 2013. The show is one of the world's most prestigious hairdressing events, bringing together international teams of hair artists to showcase groundbreaking hair styling. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)


A model waits to be styled by the Dmitry Vinokurov team before performing at the ENIGMA Alternative Hair Show in the Royal Albert Hall in London, on Oktober 13, 2013. The show is one of the world's most prestigious hairdressing events, bringing together international teams of hair artists to showcase groundbreaking hair styling. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)




Residents look at a bridge which collapsed during Tuesday's quake as commuters use small boats to cross the water in Cortes township, Bohol province in central Philippines Wednesday October 16, 2013. The 7.2-magnitude quake which hit Bohol and Cebu provinces Tuesday morning damaged churches, buildings and homes and caused multiple deaths across the central region. (Photo by Bullit Marquez/AP Photo)


Residents look at a bridge which collapsed during Tuesday's quake as commuters use small boats to cross the water in Cortes township, Bohol province in central Philippines Wednesday October 16, 2013. The 7.2-magnitude quake which hit Bohol and Cebu provinces Tuesday morning damaged churches, buildings and homes and caused multiple deaths across the central region. (Photo by Bullit Marquez/AP Photo)




Photographer Steven Banks has captured an incredible image of a rock archway Durdle Door, Dorest by using a 30 second exposure time with an bright LED to help illuminate the image. (Photo by Steven Banks)


Photographer Steven Banks has captured an incredible image of a rock archway Durdle Door, Dorest by using a 30 second exposure time with an bright LED to help illuminate the image. (Photo by Steven Banks)




Morning fog covers downtown as a landscaper rakes grass on top of Vancouver Convention Centre's living roof in Vancouver, on October 17, 2013. (Photo by Andy Clark/Reuters)


Morning fog covers downtown as a landscaper rakes grass on top of Vancouver Convention Centre's living roof in Vancouver, on October 17, 2013. (Photo by Andy Clark/Reuters)




A gay rights activist (L) fights for her rainbow flag against an anti-gay protester during a gay pride event in Saint Petersburg, Russia, on Oktober 13, 2013. (Photo by Olga Maltseva/AFP Photo)


A gay rights activist (L) fights for her rainbow flag against an anti-gay protester during a gay pride event in Saint Petersburg, Russia, on Oktober 13, 2013. (Photo by Olga Maltseva/AFP Photo)




Daredevils took part in the jump from Mushroom Cliff on the north face of the Eiger in Switzerland as part of a base jumping class, on Oktober 16, 2013. (Photo by Caters News)


Daredevils took part in the jump from Mushroom Cliff on the north face of the Eiger in Switzerland as part of a base jumping class, on Oktober 16, 2013. (Photo by Caters News)




Trees with autumn colored leaves reflect in a pond in Goslar, northwestern Germany, on Oktober 13, 2013. (Photo by Peter Steffen/AFP Photo)


Trees with autumn colored leaves reflect in a pond in Goslar, northwestern Germany, on Oktober 13, 2013. (Photo by Peter Steffen/AFP Photo)




High tide a the rock restaurant, located in Zanzibar, on Oktober 17, 2013. (Photo by HotSpot Media)


High tide a the rock restaurant, located in Zanzibar, on Oktober 17, 2013. (Photo by HotSpot Media)




Banksy enthusiasts flock to the Meatpacking District in New York to see the eleventh installment of Banksys art, [The Sirens of the Lambs], on Oktober 12, 2013. (Photo by Àrances M. Roberts/Photoshot)


Banksy enthusiasts flock to the Meatpacking District in New York to see the eleventh installment of Banksys art, [The Sirens of the Lambs], on Oktober 12, 2013. (Photo by Àrances M. Roberts/Photoshot)




Artist Cang Xin's life like sculpture entitled [Communication] is displayed at The Thinking Big auction exhibition at the Sorting Office in London, on Oktober 12, 2013. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)


Artist Cang Xin's life like sculpture entitled [Communication] is displayed at The Thinking Big auction exhibition at the Sorting Office in London, on Oktober 12, 2013. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)




Kelly Brook lying on a bed of Lotto balls to celebrate today's special Lotto draw. The Lotto jackpot is a guaranteed £10 million prize with a further 1,000 raffle prizes of £20,000 up for grabs. (Photo by Camelot/PA Wire)


Kelly Brook lying on a bed of Lotto balls to celebrate today's special Lotto draw. The Lotto jackpot is a guaranteed £10 million prize with a further 1,000 raffle prizes of £20,000 up for grabs. (Photo by Camelot/PA Wire)




Relatives of the victims of a Lao Airlines plane crash, pray at the site of the crash near the Mekong river, on Oktober 18, 2013. Bad weather is being blamed for the crash which plunged into the river in southern Laos on Wednesday, killing all 49 people on board. The plane crashed five miles short of its destination Pakse, which is near the borders of both Thailand and Cambodia. (Photo by Chaiwat Subprasom/Reuters)


Relatives of the victims of a Lao Airlines plane crash, pray at the site of the crash near the Mekong river, on Oktober 18, 2013. Bad weather is being blamed for the crash which plunged into the river in southern Laos on Wednesday, killing all 49 people on board. The plane crashed five miles short of its destination Pakse, which is near the borders of both Thailand and Cambodia. (Photo by Chaiwat Subprasom/Reuters)




Muslim pilgrims gather atop Mount Mercy on the plains of Arafat during the peak of the annual haj pilgrimage, near the holy city of Mecca, on Oktober 14, 2013. An estimated two million Muslims were in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on Monday morning for the start of the annual pilgrimage. (Photo by Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters)


Muslim pilgrims gather atop Mount Mercy on the plains of Arafat during the peak of the annual haj pilgrimage, near the holy city of Mecca, on Oktober 14, 2013. An estimated two million Muslims were in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on Monday morning for the start of the annual pilgrimage. (Photo by Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters)




A Roma child is carried by its mother at the Roma neighborhood in Tinca village on October 17, 2013. A centre for Roma people built by the local authorities from Lyon, France, will be opened in the village. (Photo by Daniel Mihailescu/AFP Photo)


A Roma child is carried by its mother at the Roma neighborhood in Tinca village on October 17, 2013. A centre for Roma people built by the local authorities from Lyon, France, will be opened in the village. (Photo by Daniel Mihailescu/AFP Photo)




The sky above Lake Superior is filled with color at dawn as seen from Canal Park in Duluth, Minn, on Oktober 17, 2013. (Photo by Andrew Krueger/The Duluth News-Tribune)


The sky above Lake Superior is filled with color at dawn as seen from Canal Park in Duluth, Minn, on Oktober 17, 2013. (Photo by Andrew Krueger/The Duluth News-Tribune)




A model showcases an outfit by Chinese fashion designer Guo Pei, Wednesday October 16, 2013 in Singapore during the Fide Fashion Week 2013 Asian Couture show. (Photo by Wong Maye-E/AP Photo)


A model showcases an outfit by Chinese fashion designer Guo Pei, Wednesday October 16, 2013 in Singapore during the Fide Fashion Week 2013 Asian Couture show. (Photo by Wong Maye-E/AP Photo)




Faculty of medicine first year students are seen after seniors sprayed them with different types of sauces, liquids, flour and eggs as part of an annual tradition during a celebration in honor of their patron Saint Lucas, at Granada University in Granada, Spain, on Oktober 17, 2013. (Photo by Pepe Marin/Reuters)


Faculty of medicine first year students are seen after seniors sprayed them with different types of sauces, liquids, flour and eggs as part of an annual tradition during a celebration in honor of their patron Saint Lucas, at Granada University in Granada, Spain, on Oktober 17, 2013. (Photo by Pepe M
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