A Thai buffalo racer is in high gear during annual racing in Chonburi Province, 68 miles south of Bangkok on Friday, Oct. 6, 2006. The annual event was held as a celebration among rice farmers before the rice harvest.
Fever Plagues India
A mother and daughter, left, suffering from dengue fever await treatment at a special ward at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), in New Delhi, India, Friday Oct. 6, 2006. An outbreak of the mosquito-borne virus continued to plague northern India where about 2,900 suspected cases have been reported in the past six weeks, with 38 deaths.
Iraqi Shiites pray at Kazimiyah mosque in Baghdad Friday, Oct. 6, 2006. A curfew and vehicle ban was imposed in Baghdad for most of the day Friday to prevent attacks on Muslims gathering at mosques for prayers.
Overture To Europe?
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, addresses a large crowd of supporters Friday, Oct. 6, 2006, in the town of Firouzkuh, 55 miles west of Tehran, Iran. During the address, Ahmadinejad called on European states to use the opportunity of talks to rectify their behavior towards Iran over the past 27 years.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth, center with umbrella, inspects soldiers from the Home Service Battalions of the British Army's Royal Irish Regiment at Balmoral Showgrounds, Belfast, Northern Ireland, Friday, Oct. 6, 2006. The Queen presented a group medal to three British army battalions being disbanded in Northern Ireland, a symbolic milestone in the province's slow transition from war to peace.
Got A Winner?
A lottery ticket salesman examines his tickets one by one at the Tunel subway station, in downtown Istanbul, Friday, Oct. 6, 2006.
Visitors show off their tattoos at the second annual tattoo convention in London, Friday, Oct. 6, 2006.
A woman in the funeral procession of Anna Mae Stoltzfus, 12, a victim of the Amish school shooting, is seen as the procession makes its way through the town of Nickel Mines, Pa., Friday, Oct. 6 2006. Four other victims killed in the siege were buried Thursday. Five other girls remain in critical or serious condition.
A Muslim woman wearing a Niqab veil poses inside an Asian fashion shop Friday, Oct. 6, 2006, in the British town of Blackburn, England, the area represented by Parliament member Jack Straw. A quarter of his constituents are Muslim. Straw has said that he asked Muslim women attending his constituency meetings if they would mind removing their veils. The comments have caused anger within the Muslim community.
In this image released by the Association of Surfing Professionals, three-time ASP world champion Andy Irons, from Hawaii, flies over a wave on his surfboard during the Fosters Expression Session Friday, Oct. 6, 2006 in Mundaka, Spain. Irons won $20,000 for performing the biggest aerial maneuver in the event.