Male orangutan Tuan examines a carved pumpkin at the animal park Hagenbeck in Hamburg, northern Germany. Two days ahead of Halloween the eight orangutans in the park received pumpkins from their keepers. Philipp Guelland/dapd/AP
A child stands at his house entrance next to a sign of Workers Party's presidential candidate Dilma Rousseff at the Dona Martha slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rousseff will face Jose Serra, presidential candidate of the Brazilian Social Democratic Party, PSDB, in an election runoff, on Sunday. Jorge Saenz/AP
Sgt. Thomas James Brennan of Randolph, Mass., from the First Battallion Eighth Marines Alpha Company, smokes a cigarette in his bunk surrounded by photographs of his wife Melinda and their daughter Madison, after a night of rain at the remote outpost of Kunjak in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province. Finbarr O'Reilly/Reuters
Palestinian children sit next to a woman holding a gun, during the Islamic Jihad rally in Gaza City. Tens of thousands of Islamic Jihad loyalists gathered in Gaza for a rally marking the 23rd anniversary of the foundation of the Islamic Jihad movement. Hatem Moussa/AP
Actress Fanny Ardant poses on the red carpet as she attends the screening for film 'Chimeres Absentes' at the Rome Film Festival. Alessandro Bianchi /Reuters
A woman wears a mask as she celebrates Halloween in Shanghai. Aly Song/Reuters
Japan's Prime Minister Naoto Kan (r.) and China's Premier Wen Jiabao look in opposite directions as they arrive for 13th ASEAN Plus Three Summit on the sidelines of the 17th ASEAN Summit in Hanoi. Damir Sagolj/AP
Racing Team Germany 125cc rider Tomoyoshi Koyama, from Japan, is helped drying his face in the boxes during the free practice for Sunday's Grand Prix at the Estoril race track in Sintra, outside Lisbon. Armando Franca/AP
A laborer works at the site of a rare earth metals mine at Nancheng county, Jiangxi province in China. The world's most populous country has already tightened control on raw materials it considers critical to its its rapid economic development, and would have little reason to back down on the rare earths issues, said Charl Malan, precious metals and mining analyst at Van Eck Associates Corp, which on Thursday launched the first US-listed exchange-traded fund focused on rare earths and other so-called strategic metals. Reuters
A farmer works with his horses in a field in front of the Gantrisch mountain in Niedermuhlern, near Bern, Switzerland. Michael Buholzer /Reuters
An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man sleeps in the Tomb of the Patriarchs, traditionally believed to be burial site of the biblical Patriarchs Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and Matriarchs Sara, Leah, and Rebecca, in the West Bank city of Hebron. Organizers expect thousands of Jews to converge on the West Bank town of Hebron on Friday for the Sabbath in order to celebrate and read the weekly portion of the Bible. Tara Todras-Whitehill/AP
Markus (l.) comforts his sister Lisna after they found their mother dead in the tsunami at Munte, North Pagai island, West Sumatra, Indonesia. The death toll from Monday's tsunami rose to more than 400 on Friday as officials found more bodies, and about 300 people were still missing, according to a provincial disaster management center official. Achmad Ibrahim/AP
Josefina Samper, widow of Marcelino Camacho, receives condolences from a woman during her husband's wake in Madrid. Camacho, former Spanish Communist politician and founder of Spain's biggest trade union Comisiones Obreras (C.C.O.O), died early this morning in Madrid at the age of 92. Susana Vera/Reuters
Genetically engineered Angelfish (Pterophyllum Scalare) glow in a tank under a black light while being displayed at the 2010 Taiwan International Aqua Expo in Taipei. The show features award-winning aquatic breeds which will be displayed at the Taipei World Trade Centre from October 29 to November 1. Nicky Loh/Reuters
Secretary-General António Guterres, the former prime minister of Portugal, says the world has made progress – on hunger, poverty, education – but he's impatient for more. His approach: We can do better.
António Guterres, who took over as United Nations secretary-general early this year, acknowledges that the world community has made encouraging progress in improving people’s lives over recent decades.