A huge sphere is lit during the Circle of Light Festival launch at the red Square in Moscow.
French President Francois Hollande, right, shakes hands with the tire maker Michelin mascot Bibendum on the eve of the opening of the Paris Auto Show.
Relatives of former governor Mohammed al-Wailie, seen in the posters, carry his coffin during his funeral in Basra, Iraq.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, welcomes Nabil Elaraby, Head of the Arab League as she hosts a gathering of Friends of Syria group, in New York.
Australia`s base jumper Ross Abblitt leaps from Malaysia`s landmark KL Tower, the 421-meter (1,389-feet) broadcasting tower in downtown Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Nadia Petrova of Russia holds her winner`s plate during an award ceremony after beating Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland in their final match at the Japan Pan Pacific Open tennis tournament in Tokyo.
Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, greets devotees as he leaves after leading a prayer ceremony for Tibetans who have self-immolated since last year, at the Tsuglakhang temple in Dharmsala.
Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia returns the ball to Gilles Simon of France during their semifinal match of the Thailand Open tennis tournament in Bangkok.
Bahraini villagers shout anti-government slogans toward riot police who were cordoning off the nearby site where a youth was killed, allegedly by police shotgun fire, in Sadad, Bahrain.
England`s bowler Steven Finn celebrates with teammates the dismissal of New Zealand`s batsman Martin Guptill during the ICC Twenty20 Cricket World Cup Super Eight match in Pallekele.
Black smoke rises from burning flames at a Nippon Shokubai Co. chemical plant in the coastal industrial area of Himeji, about 600 kilometers (370 miles) west of Tokyo. An explosion at the plant killed a firefighter and injured dozens of people.
Devotees crowd around an idol of Hindu God Ganesha being carried for immersion in the Arabian Sea on the final day of the ten-day long Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai.
TV journalists stand up in front of the Vatican. The Vatican opened the public trial Saturday of the pope`s butler for allegedly stealing and leaking papal correspondence to a journalist, the most embarrassing scandal of Pope Benedict XVI`s papacy.
A roadside tree fallen by strong winds lies in Urasoe city as Typhoon Jelawat hit the southern Japanese prefecture of Okinawa.
A masked artist performs a traditional dance on the third day of the week-long Indra Jatra festival in Katmandu, Nepal. Indra Jatra festival, which is celebrated by both Hindus and Buddhists, marks the end of the monsoon season and beginning of autumn.
Visitors gather near an illuminated giant flower pot on display at Tiananmen Square in Beijing, marking the 63rd anniversary of the founding of the People`s Republic of China.
A dragon made of incense sticks is paraded during the Fire Dragon Dance performance through a Hong Kong street. The Fire Dragon Dance is a spectacular celebration of local culture during the mid-autumn festival.