Syrians are seen inside a cage in Douma, the largest opposition stronghold on the outskirts of Damascus. It has been reported that a major Syrian rebel group is using dozens of captives in metal cages as “human shields”. Jaish al-Islam, regarded as the most powerful rebel group near the capital, has put regime soldiers and Alawite civilians it was holding in metal cages, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights told AFP.
People protest in front of NBC studios while they are calling for the network to rescind the invitation to Donald Trump to host Saturday Night Live show in New York. Trump is expected to host SNL on November 7th
Russian nationalists shout slogans during “Russian March” demonstration during National Unity Day in Moscow, Russia
A crane can be seen over the VW logo on the administrative building of the Volkswagen factory in Wolfsburg. Thousands of VW diesel cars and gas engines might have used more gas and emitted more CO2 than stated by the manufacturer
A refugee holds a baby on a beach as the others try to sail off for the Greek island of Chios from the western Turkish coastal town of Cesme, Turkey
Britain’s Prince Charles is welcomed with a hongi from New Zealand Defence Force Flight Sergeant Wai Paenga at Government House in Wellington
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A Filipino inmate is seen inside a jail following a raid at the national prison in Muntinlupa city, Philippines. The National Bureau of Investigation found rifles, pistols, knives, bullets, refrigerators, televisions, and drug paraphernalia
National guards wait for U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to arrive for a meeting with the Tajik President Emomali Rahmon at the Palace of Nations in Dushanbe
Vultures fly, as ethnic Tibetans gather for a sky burial near the Larung valley, Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan province. Relatives and onlookers gather for sky burials in which bodies of deceased people are offered to vultures. Such burials are practiced by some Tibetans and Mongolian in China as an extreme type of Buddhist’s “self-sacrifice almsgiving”. It is believed that feeding vultures with decomposed corpse of relatives on top of a mountain is a respectful to pay tribute to their passed-away beloved ones.
A supporter of NLD, Myanmar‘s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi‘s National League for Democracy party looks on during the trishaws riding election campaign rally in Yangon, Myanmar. Myanmar will hold the general election on Sunday
An Indian actor dressed as Rama, the main character of the Hindu epic Ramayana, prepares to perform at a theatre in Bangalore, India
A passenger climbs on a seat and luggage racks on the Kalka Mail train while traveling from Fatehpur station to Allahabad Junction station near Fatehpur, Uttar Pradesh, India The 162-year-old system is Asia’s oldest
An aerial view of autumn trees along the shore of a quarry pond in Cologne, Germany
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks to supporters after morning prayers at Eyup Sultan Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey Erdgoan hailed a big victory for his ruling party in parliamentary elections and called on the world to respect it
Expedition 45 Commander Scott Kelly takes a selfie during a spacewalk. According to NASA, this was the first spacewalk for both Kelly and Flight Engineer Kjell Lindgren
Miners push the last coal loaded mining carriage at the end of their last shift at the coal mine in the Romanian city of Petrila. Petrila opened in 1859 and is the oldest coal mine in Romania and deepest mine in Europe.
BNP Paribas WTA Finals, Czech Republic’s Lucie Safarova in action during the round robin match in Singapore
Indonesian workers stands near barbed wire during a rally outside the Presidential Merdeka Palace in Jakarta, Indonesia. Thousands of workers staged a rally urging the government to improve working conditions and protest against job cuts
A refugee prepares to hand over a toddler to a volunteer lifeguard as a half-sunken catamaran carrying around 150 refugees, most of them Syrians, arrives after crossing part of the Aegean sea from Turkey on the Greek island of Lesbos.
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A diver inspects the marine life under the ice in the Antarctic. Creation of a vast marine sanctuary in Antarctica’s “Last Ocean” inched closer at international talks on Friday as China backed the proposal, officials said. The Ross Sea is known as the “Last Ocean” because it is considered the last intact marine ecosystem on Earth, mostly untouched by pollution, overfishing and invasive species.