Students chant antigovernment slogans during a protest by university students in front of the Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education in Cairo. The protest was organized by university students from the Muslim Brotherhood opposition group against what they said was police brutality against them. Nasser Nasser/AP Photo
This Sunday, Oct. 17 photo shows an Indian man walking with an umbrella as smoke covers the spectators watching the effigy of demon king Ravana burn during the Dussehra festival, in Hyderabad, India. Dussehra commemorates the victory of Hindu god Rama over Ravana, an evil ruler who had abducted Rama's wife, Sita Devi. Rama killed Ravana to free Sita. Mahesh Kumar/AP Photo
A model is seen backstage before the start of the Sevilla Fashion Show in the Andalusian capital of Seville. The show will run until October 21. Marcelo del Pozo/Reuters
Commuters walk through Lisbon's Comercio Square in Portugal after disembarking from ferries that brought them from across the Tagus river early morning Monday. Armando Franca/AP Photo
Participants perform bodybuilding exercises at the opening ceremony of the provincial sports meeting in Yingtan, Jiang province, China, October 17. Stringer/Reuters
A resident braves the strong winds and heavy rains at the onslaught of typhoon Megi at Cauayan, Isabela province in northeastern Philippines. The strongest cyclone in years to buffet the Philippines knocked out communications and power as residents took shelter Monday. Bullit Marquez/AP Photo
Sunlight falls on remaining bright foliage as the snow-capped ski trails of Stowe ski resort are seen on the side of Mt. Mansfield in Stowe, Vt. Toby Talbot/AP Photo
A Palestinian farmer holds olives in his hands during the olive harvest near the West Bank village of Tura al Gharbiya, near Jenin. Palestinians began to harvest olives in October, a staple for many local farmers that also use them to make oil. Mohammed Ballas/AP Photo
Grape pickers carry crates of produce during the last days of the harvest in the Lavaux region of Switzerland in Puidoux near Chexbres. Denis Balibouse/Reuters
South Korean honor guards perform for military officers from Asia-Pacific countries during a welcoming ceremony before the Chiefs Of Defense meeting at the Defense Ministry in Seoul, South Korea. The 13th annual CHOD meeting of high-ranking officers in Asia-Pacific region is slated to be held for five days from Oct. 18. Ahn Young-joon/AP Photo
People burn incense during a procession honoring "The Lord of Miracles," the patron saint of Lima, in Lima, Peru. Karel Navarro/AP Photo
Riot policemen look at a burning garbage can during a student demonstration in Lyon, France at the start of a second week of actions over an unpopular pension reform bill. Robert Pratta/Reuters
Protestors operate a huge illuminated figure during a demonstration in Stuttgart, Germany. Several thousand people protested against the demolition of the historical Stuttgart train station, which will be torn down to make way for the Stuttgart 21 underground railway station. Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters
Moqtada al-Sadr, who rose to prominence as a militia leader in the aftermath of the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, called on the Iraqi government to move forward on stalled reforms.
ByQassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press
Iraq's influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr called for government reform Saturday, demanding greater accountability and threatening to withdraw from the political process if his proposal is not accepted and the government does not show results within a year.