Protesters give a "thumbs down" to Taiwan's President Chen Shui-bian during a protest outside of a subway entrance, Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006, in Taipei, Taiwan. Over a hundred protesters gathered at subway entrances in central Taipei shouting slogans for a 15 minute, "flash mob" protest, demanding Chen step down over corruption allegations surrounding his family.
A man rides past a flag flying at half-mast in Bart, Pa., Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006, as the area prepares for four funerals. On Monday, in Nickel Mines, a gunman laid siege to a one-room schoolhouse, killing five Amish schoolgirls.
Grazing Beneath Fall's Blaze
A cow grazes in a pasture with fall's palette of colors as a backdrop in East Montpelier, Vt., Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006.
A giant U.S. flag flies in the wind behind a steel beam cross at ground zero of the World Trade Center site in New York, Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006. The beam, which gained fame as the ground zero cross, is temporarily leaving the World Trade Center site, the scene it has overlooked since being found amid smoking ruins two weeks after the Sept. 11 attacks. Its new home will be three blocks north at St. Peter's Church.
A South Korean MP walks past a sign at Dorasan Station on the incomplete inter-Korea railway in the demilitarized zone showing the distance to the North Korean capital Pyongyang and South Korean capital Seoul, Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006. A North Korean newspaper warned that the communist nation's plan to test a nuclear weapon is not a bluff, as its leader Kim Jong Il reportedly dropped from public view.
The dome of the state Capitol in Pierre, S.D., is shrouded by a dramatic pink and blue sky at dawn Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006.
To The Moon
Children play in front of giant mechanical lanterns displayed in a park to celebrate the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival in Hong Kong Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006. The festival takes place on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar. Chinese people believe that on that day, the moon is the biggest, roundest and brightest, and the term round implies family reunion in Chinese.
A firefighter walks through the smoke of a fire that destroyed a shelter for battered women in La Campana, Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006. Firefighters have found nine bodies under the debris.
Prepping The Pasta
A worker makes vermicelli in preparation for the upcoming Eid al-Fitr festival, in Hyderabad, India, Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006. Muslims across the world will celebrate Eid al-Fitr on Oct. 25, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan.
Speaker Staying Put
House Speaker Dennis Hastert responds to questions regarding the Congressional Page scandal during a news conference outside his Bativia, Ill., office Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006.