Photos of the day
The tracks of my tears
Indian farmers disrupt train services at Amritsar, in the Punjab, to protest at government failures to meet their demands on farm prices.
Stop action photo
(L to R) Inter Milan players Esteban Cambiasso, Maicon, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Skobb Stankovic try to stop a shot by AS Roma Francesco Totti (not seen) during their Italian Serie A soccer match at the Olympic stadium in Rome October 19, 2008. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
In case of a water landing
A retired British Airways Concorde is carried by barge up the Hudson River as it is returned to a display position on the deck of the Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum in New York on Monday. The aircraft had been stored in New Jersey while the Intrepid was refurbished. (Associated Press)
Icing on thin skate
The spectacular scene was captured as the magnificent creatures made one of their biannual mass migrations to more agreeable waters.
Gliding silently beneath the waves they turned vast areas of blue water to gold off the northern tip of the Yucatan Peninsula.
Sandra Critelli, an amateur photographer, stumbled across the phenomenon while looking for whale sharks.
The one on the left is named "skobb".
Inhabitants of the Croatian Adriatic island of Pag show how big the olive tree is during the traditional harvest of olives near the village of Lun October 27, 2008. The olives are among the oldest in the Mediterranean, up to 1,700 years old, and cover an area of 200 hectares, easily the biggest grouping of old olives in the Mediterranean. REUTERS/Nikola Solic
Border officers participate in a Frontex border check exercise near a train coming from Moldova to Romania at Iasi railway station, northeast of Bucharest, October 27, 2008. Officers from Frontex, a European Union agency that coordinates the operational cooperation between member states in the field of border security, will work with Romania's border authorities over the coming weeks on issues regarding the European Union eastern border. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel
Dwell on this
A man in eastern Yemen points towards the historical city of Shibam, devastated by floods.
Which came first?
A shop keeper sells chicken eggs at a market in Beijing, China Tuesday. The discovery of excessive levels of the industrial chemical melamine in Chinese eggs has prompted the Hong Kong authorities to expand health tests to include meat products imported from China. (AP Photo/ Elizabeth Dalziel)
Indian Hindus and Sikhs light candles during the Hindu festival of lights, or Diwali, in Amritsar, India. On Diwali, or Deepavali as it is known in some parts of the country, Hindus light lamps to signify the victory of good over evil. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
Things are not always what they a pier
Waves crash onto pier and lighthouse in South Haven,Mich., Sunday evening, Oct. 26. The waves were hitting the south pier of the Lake Michigan coastal city. Blustery weather continued Monday in southwest Michigan with sunshine alternating with overcast and cold, hard rain.
(JONATHON GRUENKE, ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Yes we Cannes
A woman protects herself from rain under an umbrella on the beach side in Nice, southern France, October 29, 2008. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
I only have Venice for you
Waves hit typical Venetian Gondola boats near San Marco Square in Venice on October 29. The water level of Venice's famous lagoon rose for the first time this year due to the combined effect of rain and tides as bad weather hit the north of Italy. (ANDREA PATTARO, AFP/GETTY IMAGES)
The Ottoman-era Mecidiye mosque and the Bosporus bridge are illuminated in Istanbul, Turkey, during a celebration to mark the 85th anniversary of the Turkish Republic. (AP Photo/Murad Sezer)
Dawn to dust
People tidy the graves of their relatives ahead of All Saints Day on 1 November, in Navotas, north of Manila, in the Philippines.
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