Two moon jellyfish (Aurelia aurita) swim in an aquarium of the Zoo in Berlin, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009. They are natives to the North- and Baltic Sea.
Villagers watch as armed Maoists burn effigies of India's ruling Congress party President Sonia Gandhi, Prime Minister Manmoham Singh and Home Minister P. Chidambaram, at Dumariya block in Gaya district, India, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009. The rebels, who say they are inspired by Chinese revolutionary leader Mao Zedong, have been fighting for more than three decades in several Indian states, demanding land and jobs for agricultural laborers and the poor. They frequently target police and government officials, whom they accuse of colluding with landlords and rich farmers to exploit the poor.
Belarusian Gipsy Varvara Yuzepchuk, 52, smokes as a picture of her son Vasily, who is convicted to face execution, lies at a table, foreground, in her home in the village of Tatarya, 320 km south-west of Minsk, Monday, Oct. 12 2009. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko let the deadline pass on midnight Monday for an appeal of the death sentence of Vasily Yusepchuk, an illiterate 30-year-old Gypsy laborer convicted in June in connection with the deaths of six elderly women. Belarus is the only country left in Europe that still conducts executions, according to Amnesty International.
Young Afghan boys run along with bicycle tires at an impoverished locality in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009. Eight years after the fall of the Taliban, most Afghan children still don't attend school and face the prospect of a life of poverty no different from their parents. Prospects for girls are bleaker. Figures show that only about 13 percent of females over 15 years old can read or write -- compared to 43 percent for males.
A loon swims in fog-shrouded waters of Curtis Pond in Calais, Vt., Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton seen before her meeting with Russia's civil society representatives in Moscow, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009. Clinton's visit to Moscow is her first since becoming America's top diplomat and since President Barack Obama, who visited Russia in July, vowed to "reset" U.S.-Russia relations.
Onlookers wave flags as the USS New York sails through heavy fog on the Mississippi River in New Orleans, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009. The ship was built with about eight tons of steel from the World Trade Center site and is on its way to New York, its home port.
A student uses an umbrella to walk to school in Palo Alto, Calif., Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009 during a heavy rain storm.
Snow covers a jack-o-lantern in Calais, Vt., Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009. Vermont woke up to its first snowfall of the year on Tuesday.
World heavyweight boxing champion Vitali Klitschko, centre, and deputies of his self-named political bloc try to block the Kiev city council session, Ukraine, Tuesday, Oct. 13 2009. Klitschko deployed his size and weight in Ukrainian local politics Tuesday, leading a move to block what he called "illegal" operations of the Kiev City council.
A woman relative of one of 19 Bahraini Shiite men accused of killing a policemen reacts on news of their acquittal Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009, outside the Manama, Bahrain, courthouse. Defense lawyers say charges stemming from anti-government protests last year were tossed out for lack of evidence. The trial of the Shiites had underscored tensions in Bahrain that stem from economic disparities between the predominantly Sunni ruling elite and the country's poorer, Shiite majority.
Potters paint earthen lamps for the upcoming festival of lights or 'Diwali' in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009. Diwali will be celebrated on Oct. 17.