Japan Ground Self-Defense Force personnel and other rescuers arrive to conduct search operations at the ash-covered Ontake Shrine near the summit of Mount Ontake in central Japan.
Muslim pilgrims cast stones at a pillar in a ritual called 'Jamarat,' symbolizing the stoning of Satan, the last rite of the annual hajj, in the Mina neighborhood of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
Pope Francis caresses a child as he arrives in the Paul VI hall on the occasion of the pontiff's meeting with paralympic athletes, part of the 'Believe to Be Alive' paralympic gala which will be held in Rome, at the Vatican City.
Myanmar models present traditional bridal dresses creation by local designers during 'Chatrium Dream Wedding Fair 2014', at Chatrium Hotel in Yangon, Myanmar.
Spain's Joan Capdevila, foreground, walks the ramp with other members of NorthEast United Football Club of Hero Indian Super League 2014 (ISL) during the launch of the team's jersey, in Guwahati.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses an election campaign rally in favour of BJP candidates in Karnal.
Married Bengali women take part in Sindur Khela on the last day of Durga Puja festival at Kalibari in Bhopal.
Kosovo boy sits next to his father offering Eid al-Adha prayers outside Sultan Mehmet Fatih grand mosque in the capital Pristina, Kosovo.
Novak Djokovic of Serbia reacts during his semi final match against Andy Murray of Britain at the China Open tennis tournament at the National Tennis Stadium in Beijing, China.
President Pranab Mukherjee flagging off a run for Swachh Bharat’ at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.
Sam Kutesa, President of the 69th UNGA and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj at the unveiling of a painting of Mahatma Gandhi during the celebration of the International Day of Non-Violence at the United Nations in New York.
First lady Michelle Obama applauds as she mentions today is her wedding anniversary while campaigning for Massachusetts Democratic gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley, during a Coakley for Governor campaign event at the Strand Theatre in Boston.
Supporters of Pakistan's cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan listen to their leader during a protest rally outside a parliament building.
Indian women weep next to the body of a young relative who was killed in a stampede during Dussehra festival celebrations in Patna.
Hindu devotees sit on the top of a vehicle near an idol, signifying Hindu goddess Durga slaying the demon king Asura, as they gather at the Ramlila ground to watch the burning of effigies of demon king Ravana during Dussehra celebrations in New Delhi.
A protester reacts during a rally outside the government headquarters, after protesters threatened by residents and pro-Beijing supporters in Kowloon's crowded Mong Kok district, in Hong Kong.
Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa, left, shakes hands with Vatican Secretary of State Pietro Parolin after meeting with Pope Francis on the occasion of their private audience, at the Vatican.
This photo taken by an anonymous climber and was offered to Kyodo News, dense plumes rising from the summit crater of Mount Ontake cover the slope carpeted by colored autumn leaves after the volcanic mountain erupted in central Japan.