Hindu devotees in Mumbai, India perform rituals at sunset during Chhath Puha festival, in the Arabian Sea. On Chhath, rituals are performed to thank the Sun God for sustaining life on earth.
A farmer in in Muntilan, Indonesia. walks on his corn field covered in volcanic ash from Mount Merapi's eruption.
Pope Benedict XVI receives a replica of himself at the Nen Deu institute in Barcelona, Spain. The Pope consecrated La Sagrada Familia, the Barcelona landmark designed by Antoni Gaudi; its construction began in 1882 and continues today.
Pope Benedict XVI leaves the Sagrada Familia church in Barcelona, Spain.
Dancers perform during the opening ceremony of the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, China.
Swiss pilot Yves Rossy, the first man in the world to fly under a jet-fitted wing, speeds through the air to perform a loop in Bercher, Switzerland. Rossy has completed two aerial loops using his custom-made jet-propelled wingsuit. Rossy jumped from a hot-air balloon above Lake Geneva and performed the daredevil stunt before landing safely with a parachute.
Custodian Ray Keen checks the time after changing it on the 97-year-old clock atop the courthouse in Clay Center, Kan. Keen was setting time back an hour in advance of the end of daylight savings time on Nov. 6.
Tens of thousands of Muslim pilgrims move around the Kaaba, the black cube seen at center of the Grand Mosque, during the annual Hajj to Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The annual Islamic pilgrimage draws 3 million visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world.
Workers raise the crowned head of a statue of Jesus before placing it slowly onto the figure's body in Swiebodzin, Poland. Creators say the giant statue of Jesus Christ in the small Polish town is the biggest in the world.
A child whose family was displaced by floods sits under a bed inside their tent at a camp in Kot Addu village, Punjab Province, Pakistan. The floods that hit Pakistan in the summer of 2010 took 2,000 lives and affected 20 million people, of whom 7 million remain homeless.
A Sand Tiger Shark swims in its tank at the Zoo-Aquarium in Berlin, Germany.
A farmer ploughs his rice field in Sleman, Indonesia.
Walking with the help of crutches, an elderly Afghan man is silhouetted against the headlights of a vehicle in the old part of Kabul, Afghanistan.
Next to a grocery shop in an alley of a neighborhood in San'a, Yemen, Ibrahim Al-Hubaishi, 5, leans on a wall waiting his brother.
Volcanoes, floods, giving thanks for the sun, welcoming Pope Benedict in Spain, a toothy grin, and the Rocket Man