An Iraqi police commando walks by a burning humvee at the site of a suicide car bombing in the northern Iraqi oil hub of Kirkuk, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2006. Twelve people were reported killed and more than 70 wounded in the attack on a bank in the latest violence in the multi-ethnic city.
Cpl. Craig Martin holds his baby son Cole as he gets a kiss from his wife Mhairi after returning from active duty in Afghanistan on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2006 in Canterbury, England. Just over 100 soldiers from the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 5th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland returned to their base at Howe Barracks after an 11-week tour of duty with the International Security and Assistance Force in Kabul.
Gaza In Their Dust
An Israeli soldier raises his arms as his tank leaves the Gaza Strip and on its way back to Israel after a military operation Thursday, Oct. 19, 2006. Hundreds of Israeli soldiers were reported operating up to 2.5 miles inside Palestinian territory on the outskirts of the Palestinian border town of Rafah, in an offensive the army said had uncovered nine tunnels used by Palestinian militants to smuggle arms from Egypt.
South Korean Marines jump out from an armored vehicle after landing on the beach during an annual military exercise preparing for possible surprise attacks by North Korea, in Kanghwa, northwest of Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2006.
A United Nations aide carries a ballot box down an aisle Thursday, Oct. 19, 2006, as the United Nations General Assembly votes for the Latin American Group seat in the Security Council at U.N. headquarters in New York. Venezuela and Guatemala are in contention for the seat.
Fried cicada pupas (Japanese Beetles) on sale at the Xian International Exhibition Center expo on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2006 in Xian of Shaanxi Province, China. The expo, held Oct. 18-20, features a series of exhibitions, forums, skill demonstrations and gourmet shows to review and display the new image of Chinese catering.
Just A Drill
Belarus special police forces arrest "criminals" during drills at their annual inspection in Minsk, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2006.
Decorative painter Tony Sanborn puts the finishing touches on a wall covered with gold leaf as part of a new exhibit about gold at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2006. The exhibit, which opens Nov. 18, features an entire room covered in gold leaf.
President In The Pumpkin Patch
President George W. Bush selects a pumpkin at a roadside stand while chatting with vendor Bill Gaulmyer, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2006 in Richmond, Va. Mr. Bush was in Virginia to attend a fundraiser for Republican Senator George Allen.
In The Cards
St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina leaps into the arms of pitcher Adam Wainwright after the final out in the Cardinals' 3-1 win over the New York Mets in Game 7 of the National League Championship Series, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2006, at Shea Stadium in New York. With the win, the Cardinals advance to face the Detroit Tigers in the World Series.