Day in Pics

October 12, 2012

Space shuttle Endeavour leaves Los Angeles International Airport hangar
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Space shuttle Endeavour leaves Los Angeles International Airport hangar
Space shuttle Endeavour leaves Los Angeles International Airport hangar onto the streets in Los Angeles on Friday, October 12, 2012.

Endeavour's 12-mile road trip kicked off shortly before midnight Thursday as it moved from its Los Angeles International Airport hangar en route to the California Science Center, its ultimate destination, said Benjamin Scheier of the center. (AP)
Inmates from the Cebu City provincial jail dance the 'Gangnam Style'
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Inmates from the Cebu City provincial jail dance the 'Gangnam Style'
Inmates from the Cebu City provincial jail dance the worldwide hit 'Gangnam Style' in Cebu City on October 12, 2012. Dressed in tangerine jump suits, the roughly 1,500 convicted murderers, rapists and other inmates perform 'Gangnam Style' to entertain visitors and tourists amd also have helped boost their morale while also making them Internet sensations. (AFP)
US army destroyer USS Porter crossing the Suez Canal
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US army destroyer USS Porter crossing the Suez Canal
A picture taken on October 12, 2012 from the Egyptian port of Ismalia, 120 kilometers northeast of Cairo, shows US army destroyer USS Porter crossing the Suez Canal.

The USS Porter just completed its tour of war games with the US Navy carrier strike group in the Persian Gulf, near to coast of Iran, the Gulf of Aden and the Arabian Sea. (AFP)
Protests by opponents of the Muslim Brotherhood and President Mohamed Morsi
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Protests by opponents of the Muslim Brotherhood and President Mohamed Morsi
Opponents of the Muslim Brotherhood and President Mohamed Morsi throw Molotov cocktails towards government supporters during clashes in Tahrir square in Cairo on October 12, 2012, in the worst violence over Egypt's new Islamist leader, a day after he crossed swords with the judiciary.

The health ministry said at least 12 people were wounded as protesters showered each other with stones, after Morsi supporters tore down a podium from which anti-Brotherhood chants were being orchestrated. (AFP)
Royal Guards attend a military parade on Spain's National Day
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Royal Guards attend a military parade on Spain's National Day
Royal Guards attend a military parade, during the holiday known as Dia de la Hispanidad, Spain's National Day, in Madrid, Friday, October 12, 2012.

Spain is observing its National Day festivities in somber mood as the traditional military pageant was scaled back to cut costs. Spain is in recession and under pressure to fix its finances while celebrating the day Christopher Columbus discovered America in the name of the Spanish Crown. (AP)
French President Francois Hollande visits Senegal
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French President Francois Hollande visits Senegal
Senegalese women wave photographs of French President Francois Hollande, as he arrives at the Presidential Palace in Dakar, Senegal, Friday, October 12, 2012.

Hollande will attempt to make right France's relationship with Africa on his first visit to the continent on Friday, beginning with a stop in Senegal, the seat of France's former colonial empire. He is set to leave Friday night for Congo, where he will attend the Francophonie summit in the capital, Kinshasa. (AP)
Hyderabad lights up the Charminar
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Hyderabad lights up the Charminar
On the occasion of the International Girl Child, Hyderabad celebrates by lighting up the Charminar. (Image: BCCL)
Infosys CEO S D Shibulal (C), outgoing CFO V Balakrishna and newly designated CFO Rajeev Bansal
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Infosys CEO S D Shibulal (C), outgoing CFO V Balakrishna and newly designated CFO Rajeev Bansal
Infosys CEO S D Shibulal (C), outgoing CFO V Balakrishna and newly designated CFO Rajeev Bansal during the announcement of the 2nd quarter results of the company in Bengaluru on Friday. (Image: PTI)
European Union to win this year's Nobel Peace Prize
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European Union to win this year's Nobel Peace Prize
A photo taken on July 3, 2012 shows European flags in front of the European Commission in Brussels. The crisis-torn European Union will win this year's Nobel Peace Prize, the usually well-informed Norwegian public broadcaster NRK reported an hour before the widely anticipated announcement on October 12, 2012. (Image: AFP)
China's economic growth probably slowed for 7th quarter
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China's economic growth probably slowed for 7th quarter
A worker smashes limestone inside a limestone mine in Quzhou, Zhejiang province on October 12, 2012. China's annual economic growth probably slowed for a seventh straight quarter in the July-September period to the weakest level since the depths of the global financial crisis, a Reuters poll showed, reinforcing the case for further policy stimulus. (Image: REUTERS)
Maharashtra drops charges of sedition against Aseem Trivedi
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Maharashtra drops charges of sedition against Aseem Trivedi
In this photograph taken on September 9, 2012, Indian cartoonist Aseem Trivedi gestures outside a court in Mumbai. The Maharashtra government has dropped charges of sedition against Trivedi who was arrested over his anti-corruption drawings last month in a case that outraged free-speech activists, his lawyer said October 12, 2012. (Image: AFP)
US court overturns order blocking Samsung from selling smartphones
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US court overturns order blocking Samsung from selling smartphones
A visitor passes by the entrance way to Samsung Electronics Co.'s showroom at its headquarters in Seoul, South Korea on Friday, October 12, 2012. The Washington, D.C.-based US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Thursday overturned a judge's order blocking Samsung from selling its Galaxy Nexus smartphone pending a patent lawsuit by Apple. (Image: AP)
A sign welcoming the space shuttle Endeavour
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A sign welcoming the space shuttle Endeavour
A sign welcoming the space shuttle Endeavour sits in the middle of Lincoln Boulevard outside Los Angeles International Airport on October 11, 2012, as roads are closed to move the shuttle to the California Science Center in Los Angeles. Endeavour will nose out of the airport at about 2 a.m. on Friday as it begins a two-day ground journey atop a massive wheeled transporter to its final resting place at the science center on the edge of downtown. (Image: REUTERS)
Christine Lagarde speaks at the Tokyo International Forum
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Christine Lagarde speaks at the Tokyo International Forum
International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde speaks at the Tokyo International Forum October 12, 2012. (Image: REUTERS)
The newly inaugurated Nestle Factory in Manila
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The newly inaugurated Nestle Factory in Manila
A general view shows the newly inaugurated Nestle Philippines Tanauan Factory in Batangas, south of Manila on October 12, 2012. The Nestle Tanauan Factory in Batangasis completed in 22 months and representing an investment totalling five billion pesos. The manufacturing facility, Nestle's fifth in the country, is amongst the most advanced. The advances are intended to enhance operational efficiencies, cost savings, business competitiveness, and provides safe working environment for employees. (Image: AFP)
PM at the inauguration of 7th Annual Convention of CIC
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PM at the inauguration of 7th Annual Convention of CIC
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is greeted by Chief Information Commissioner Satyananda Mishra during the inauguration of 7th Annual Convention of Central Information Commission in New Delhi on Friday. (Image: PTI)
Action during the Formula One Korean Grand Prix
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Action during the Formula One Korean Grand Prix
Lotus-Renault driver Romain Grosjean of France (R) steers his car ahead of Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso of Spain (L) during the second practice session of the Formula One Korean Grand Prix in Yeongam on October 12, 2012. (Image: AFP)
Candles being used to create biggest formation of 'Estelada' flag
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Candles being used to create biggest formation of 'Estelada' flag
People arrange more than 8000 lighted candles to create the biggest formation of the 'Estelada' flag, a symbol of the Catalan Separatist, in front of Vic Townhall, October 11, 2012. (Reuters)
A customer buys Barack Obama pin
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A customer buys Barack Obama pin
A customer pulls an Obama pin off the jacket of a seller on a street in Danville, Kentucky October 11, 2012. The vice presidential debate between U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan takes place at Centre College in Danville Thursday night. (Reuters)
Joe Biden, Martha Raddatz & Paul Ryan during Veep debate
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Joe Biden, Martha Raddatz & Paul Ryan during Veep debate
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (R) gestures towards moderator Martha Raddatz (C) as he debates Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan (L) during the vice presidential debate in Danville, Kentucky October 11, 2012. (Reuters)
Armament deployed during missile crisis of 1962 being displayed
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Armament deployed during missile crisis of 1962 being displayed
Armament deployed during the missile crisis of 1962 is displayed at Morro Cabana complex, on October 11, 2012 in Havana. Cuba celebrates this year the 50th anniversary of the missile crisis. (AFP)
Bahraini women during a pro-democracy rally
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Bahraini women during a pro-democracy rally
Bahraini women, some holding national flags, listen to speakers during a pro-democracy rally organized by opposition parties in Muqsha, Bahrain, on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012. (AP)
A student hit by a jet of water during a protest in Santiago
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A student hit by a jet of water during a protest in Santiago
A student protester is hit by a jet of water released from a police vehicle during a protest against the government to demand changes in the public state education in Santiago, October 11, 2012. Chilean students have been protesting against what they say is profiteering in the state education system. (Reuters)
A child attends a candlelight procession at Vatican
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A child attends a candlelight procession at Vatican
A child attends a candlelight procession to mark the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council at the Vatican October 11, 2012. Pope Benedict XVI urged lapsed and lukewarm Roman Catholics on Thursday to rediscover their Church and stop the advance of 'spiritual desertification'. (Reuters)
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