A former Tamil Tiger guerrilla soldier, Tangarasa Sirimurugan, who surrendered to the Sri Lankan government, wipes away tears as he speaks in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Oct. 31, 2006. The latest round of peace talks ended in failure in Geneva over the weekend, sparking fears of renewed bloodshed in Asia's longest-running separatist conflict as the government and the rebel Tamil Tigers continued to disagree on key issues.
Young Casualty In Iraq
A woman holds the lifeless body of her two-year-old grandson, Jaafer Mohammed, outside Baqouba's hospital, 35 miles northeast of Baghdad Tuesday, Oct. 31 2006. Jaafer was killed when firefight erupted between gunmen and police in downtown Baqouba. Two police officers were killed and another six were wounded in the clash.
A Russian Air Force Acrobatic team performs against a hazy sky at the 6th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition in the southern Chinese city of Zhuhai. Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2006. About 550 exhibitors from over 33 countries and regions with about 52 aircraft took part in the show.
Locked In The Dock
Bulgarian nurse Snezhana Dimitrova watches proceedings in her trial from behind bars in the defendants' dock at the Libyan High Court Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2006. Dimitrova and four other Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor are accused of infecting hundreds of Libyan children with the HIV virus and are being retried after an earlier conviction was overturned.
Flowers For The Saints
A woman places a bouquet of flowers on a headstone at a cemetery in Algeciras, Spain, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2006, in readiness for All Saints Day. All Saints Day, one of the holy days of obligation in the Catholic Church falls on November 1. Originally celebrated to commemorate the death of martyrs in the Christian church, it has been broadened to commemorate the dead.
A fireman sprays water on a fire Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2006, in Changchun, Jilin Province, China. The accident was caused by a scraper which gashed a coal gas pipe. About 20 policemen and security guards closed off the fire site and evacuated residents. No casualties were reported.
Pair Of Penguins
This photo released by The Florida Aquarium shows 18-months-old, Mara Jade Wisterman, who is dressed as a penguin for Halloween, standing behind Sandy, an African black-footed penguin at The Florida Aquarium on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2006, in Tampa, Fla.
Porpoise At Play
A porpoise jumps in front of a container ship as it makes its way inbound in the Houston Ship Channel in Texas City, Texas Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2006.
Help For Hubble
The Hubble Space Telescope drifts through space in a picture taken from the Space Shuttle Discovery during Hubble's second servicing mission in 1997. NASA announced Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2006 that the space agency would send a space shuttle to the Hubble Telescope for a fifth repair mission no earlier than May of 2008.
Ghouls wait for their subway train during the 33rd annual Village Halloween Parade in New York, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2006.
A man sits next to a Mexican federal police officer as they read the newspaper after Oaxaca's main plaza was reopened to citizens Tuesday Oct. 31, 2006, in Mexico. Several thousand angry protesters had marched to the center of Oaxaca's capital on Monday, vowing to retake the city from federal police sent to restore order after months of protests demanding the ouster of the southern state's governor.