A Bangladeshi slum dweller throws water to control a fire at a shanty in the old city of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006. A raging fire destroyed about 100 small plastics-manufacturing factories in the Bangladeshi capital, a local fire official said. Hundreds of residents who live in shanties nearby were left homeless by the blaze, which also gutted the makeshift residences.
Bali Bombs Anniversary
Members of the peace group "Paddle For Peace" swim into sunset at Kuta beach to commemorate those killed in the 2002 night club bombings in Bali, Indonesia, Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006. Weeping mourners and foreign dignitaries gathered on the Indonesian island Thursday to mark the fourth anniversary of attacks on two night clubs that killed 202 people, almost half of them Australian tourists.
A man and child pass through the former location of the Amish school in Nickel Mines, Pa., Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006. Workers with heavy equipment moved in before dawn Thursday and demolished the one-room Amish schoolhouse where five girls were shot to death and five others were injured on Oct. 2.
The foot of a competitor adds to the foot prints on the beam during a practice session for the Gymnastics World Championships in Aarhus, Denmark, Thursday Oct. 12, 2006. The World Championships officially open with a ceremony on Friday Oct. 13, 2006.
Clutching Her Cub
A female lion carries her cub in Hagenbeck's zoo in Hamburg, northern Germany, on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006. The lion family at the private zoo has a total of five cubs, all about two months old. They were seen by the public in the outdoor enclosure for the first time Thursday.
The Kremlin tower and a woman passing by are reflected in a puddle during rainy autumn weather in Moscow, Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006.
An Israeli girl floats in a pool of tomatoes during a tomato festival in the southern Israeli village of Yevul, near the Egyptian border Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006. The two-day annual tomato festival takes place during the Jewish holiday of Sukkot.
Mars In 3D
Six-year-old Jan Maas wears a pair of special 3D glasses in front of a three dimensional photograph of the Hale crater on the planet Mars at the Planetarium in Bochum, Germany, Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006. The extraordinary pictures were taken with a high-resolution German camera during the Mars Express mission of the European Space Agency.
Pumpkins at the Hugh White Farm south of Battle Creek, Mich., are shown covered with snow from a storm that hit the Great Lakes region on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006.
Gone From Guantanamo
Afghans released from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay listen to local authorities during a ceremony at the Reconciliation Commission in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Oct 12, 2006. Sixteen Afghans and one Iranian released after years in captivity at the U.S. prison in Cuba, arrived in Afghanistan on Thursday.
A female North Korean soldier stands guard at a military installation near the North Korean town of Sinuiju Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006. The United States on Thursday began pushing for a new U.N. resolution that adds a travel ban on North Korea, while South Korea said it detected no abnormal levels of radioactivity after the North's claimed nuclear test.
Celebrating Their Saint
Confetti falls from the top of the Basilica of Our Lady of Aparecida as thousands attend mass in Aparecida do Norte, about 110 miles northeast of Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006. Thousands of pilgrims flocked to the town to celebrate Nossa Senhora Aparecida, or Our Revealed Lady, patron saint of all Catholic Brazilians.