Top shots for the month of October, 2012

Published: November 11, 2012

A boy blows a balloon at a slum on the outskirts of Islamabad October 31, 2012. REUTERS/Faisal

An elderly Indian man stands at the roadside in Budhi Bawal village in the Alwar district of Rajasthan state on October 15, 2012. Whilst the traditional norms and values of Indian society laid stress on showing respect and providing care for the elderly, the advent of modernization has eroded the traditional values that vested authority with elderly. AFP PHOTO/SAJJAD HUSSAIN

The sun rises as seen from Newton, Massachusetts, on October 1, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad

This picture shows the sunset seen from Rome over St Peter's basilica at the Vatican on October 1, 2012. AFP PHOTO / TIZIANA FABI

A man poses for pictures as he walks through an art installation entitled "Rain Room" during a photocall at the Barbican in London, on October 3, 2012. The 'Rain Room' is a 100 square meter field of falling water which visitors are invited to walk into. As the visitor walks through the rain stops around them, giving them an experience of how it might feel to control the rain. The installation opens to the public on October 4, 2012. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL

An aerial picture shows a flock of pelicans on the bank of a lake near the northern Israeli town of Afula on October 3, 2012. Scores of different species of birds pass through the Jordan Valley to Africa then go back to Europe during their migration. AFP PHOTO/MENAHEM KAHANA

The installation 'Sheltered position' of German artist Sabine Reyer shows one hundred Barbie dolls dressed with burkas at the Ruhr-Biennale in Dortmund October 7, 2012. The second Ruhr Biennale will host the exhibition from October 7 until December 12. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender

The geothermal pool is seen October 8, 2012 in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. Yellowstone protects 10,000 or so geysers, mudpots, steamvents, and hot springs.Yellowstone National Park is America's first national park. It was established in 1872. Yellowstone extends through Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. The park's name is derived from the Yellowstone River, which runs through the park. AFP PHOTO/Karen BLEIER

Pakistani relatives and local residents place candle at the site to pay tribute for the victims of the 2005 earthquake in Islamabad on October 8, 2012. Northern Pakistan was hit by a 7.6-magnitude earthquake on October 8, 2005, that killed more than 73,000 people and left about 3.5 million homeless, mainly in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir and parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. AFP PHOTO/ AAMIR QURESHI

A child jumps on the waste products that are used to make poultry feed as she plays in a tannery at Hazaribagh in Dhaka October 9, 2012. Luxury leather goods sold across the world are produced in a slum area of Bangladesh's capital where workers, including children, are exposed to hazardous chemicals and often injured in horrific accidents, according to a study released on Tuesday. None of the tanneries packed cheek by jowl into Dhaka's Hazaribagh neighbourhood treat their waste water, which contains animal flesh, sulphuric acid, chromium and lead, leaving it to spew into open gutters and eventually the city's main river. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj

Men walk with camels during sunset by the sea in Karachi October 9, 2012. REUTERS/Athar Hussain

An Afghan man and a child ride a donkey in a road leading into the small town of Baharak in the province of Badakhshan in the late afternoon on October 6, 2012. The town is located in a fertile valley which is fed by the Kokcha river and is ringed by rugged arid mountains to the north and south of it. Badakhshan which shares borders with Tajikistan, China and Pakistan is mostly inhabited in its majority by Tajiks, Uzbeks and Kyrgyzs. AFP PHOTO/ROBERTO SCHMIDT

An Afghan girl plays with her burka in the small town of Baharak in the Payan Shahr valley in the province of Badakhshan on October 5, 2012. The town is located in a fertile valley that is fed by the Kokcha river and is ringed by rugged arid mountains to the north and south of it. Badakhshan which shares borders with Tajikistan, China and Pakistan is mostly inhabited in its majority by Tajiks, Uzbeks and Kyrgyzs. School girls in this region have been largely spared by the violence that others like them have experienced in other northern provinces of the country. AFP PHOTO/ROBERTO SCHMIDT

A hiker watches the Alps panorama from the 1,569 meters high Hochries mountain near Samerberg, southern Germany, on October 16, 2012. Meteorologists forecast sunny weather with mild temperatures around 14 degrees Celsius for the region in Bavaria. AFP PHOTO / PETER KNEFFEL GERMANY OUT

Robots carrying the face of South Korean rapper Psy dance during a ceremony to promote South Korea's robot industry in Seoul on October 17, 2012. The 34-year-old Psy has rocketed to international fame with his song "Gangnam Style" and its much-imitated dance moves which has gone viral on YouTube. REPUBLIC OF KOREA OUT NO ARCHIVES NO INTERNET RESTRICTED TO SUBSCRIPTION USE. AFP PHOTO/YONHAP

Pakistani children attend an evening class at a park in Islamabad on October 22, 2012. A group of Pakistan's Civil Defence volunteers teach Muslim and Christian children aged between 4-15 years-old who come from poor families and have been doing so for the last 25 years. AFP PHOTO / AAMIR QURESHI

A hill is covered in fog, seen from the 1,838 meters high Wendelstein mountain in the Alps near Bayrischzell, southern Germany, on October 24, 2012. Meteorologists forecast unsettled weather with morning fog and rain for the upcoming weekend in southern Germany. AFP PHOTO/CHRISTOF STACHE

A young Indian Muslim runs after performing Eid al-Adha prayers in Kolkata on October 27, 2012. Eid al-Adha, or the Feast of Sacrifice, honours Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son Ishmael on the order of God, who according to tradition then provided a lamb in the boy's place. AFP PHOTO/Dibyangshu SARKAR

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