Iran's Revolutionary Guards fire test missiles during the first phase of military maneuvers in the central desert outside the holy city of Qom, Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006. The Islamic republic fired its longer-range missile for the first time, as it began 10 days of war games amid a mounting standoff with the West over its nuclear program.
Flames And Chains
Tires burn as women make a human chain trying to stop Mexican federal police officers from entering Oaxaca's University, Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006, in Mexico. The protesters are demanding the resignation of Oaxaca Gov. Ulises Ruiz, whom they accuse of rigging the 2004 election to win office and organizing bands of thugs to attack dissidents.
White House Stroll
President Bush, right, and first lady Laura Bush leave the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006. The president is heading for Nevada, Montana, and Missouri to campaign for local candidates. Mrs. Bush left for Michigan.
In this combination image, various closed circuit television cameras look down on central London locations Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006. A new report entitled 'The Surveillance Studies Network' says that there are up to 4.2 million surveillance cameras in the United Kingdom.
Horses huddle together on a small piece of land in Marrum, Netherlands, Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006. Rescue workers were trying to save a herd of around 100 horses that have been stranded on a tiny knoll since a fierce storm threatened to submerge them two days ago, in an incident that has transfixed the nation. Many of the animals have spent two nights knee-deep in water, and 18 have drowned.
The sun sets over Oberursel near Frankfurt, central Germany, on a cold Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006.
Olive Harvest Yields Nectar
A Palestinian worker pours olive oil after extraction at a facility on the outskirts of the West Bank village of Qabatyeh near Jenin, Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006. Palestinians began to harvest olives in late October. They are a staple for many local farmers who also make them into oil.
That Voodoo They Do
A Voodoo believer stands on the top of the cross dedicated to Baron Samdi, the head of the Gede family of spirits at the Petionville's cemetery in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006. The Day of the Dead is also one of the most important Voodoo holidays in Haiti.
Indian Rajasthani men display their long moustaches at a moustache competition held in Pushkar, in the northern Indian state of Rajasthan, 250 miles northwest of the capital New Delhi, Thursday Nov. 2, 2006. Pushkar, located on the banks of Pushkar Lake, is a popular Hindu pilgrimage spot that is also frequented by foreign tourists who come to the town for the annual cattle fair and camel races.
A flock of starlings gather over the derelict West Pier on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006 in Brighton, England. Global warming has been blamed for the late arrival of autumn in the United Kingdom.
Shakira holds the four awards she won at the Latin Grammy Awards, including album of the year for "Fijacion Oral Vol. 1" and song and record of the year for "La Tortura," her smoldering duet with Alejandro Sanz, in New York, on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006.