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News of the world Oct 6

News of the world Oct 6
Indian laborers thresh wheat in a field at Birbalpura village some 15 Kms from Amritsar. The Indian state of Punjab is the country's biggest producer of wheat, and is often referred to as the nations bread basket. (Getty Images)
News of the world Oct 6
Sri Lankan police Special Task Force soldiers stand alert as a train moves through the station in. At least 20 people were killed in a suicide attack in Sri Lanka's northern town of Anuradhapura on, the defense ministry said. (Getty Images)
News of the world Oct 6
US Democratic presidential candidate Illinois Senator Barack Obama poses with Junior ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Candidates) personnel at a rally at Asheville High School in Asheville, North Carolina. (Getty Images)
News of the world Oct 6
Japanese toy giant Bandai employee displays the new virtual pet toy with 1.52-inch color LCD display 'Tamagotchi plus color', mega-hit egg-shaped portable toy with cartoonlike characters at the company's headquarters in Tokyo. About 75 million Tamagotchi toys have been sold since they were launched in 1996. The new colour Tamagotchi will go on sale in November. (Getty Images)
News of the world Oct 6
Jackie Holler poses for a photo at the art installation 'A Photo Op with Sarah Palin' by artist Dawn Robyn Petrlik at the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Visitors can hold a cardboard rifle while wearing a fake fur vest and pose with cardboard cutouts of Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin and daughter Piper in a hunting scene above a fake dead caribou. The artist created the piece after viewing a photo of Palin celebrating a kill. (Getty Images)
News of the world Oct 6
Policemen disperse protesters in a street of Nouakchott. Mauritanian security forces used tear gas to disperse anti-coup protesters, one day before an African Union ultimatum for the country to return to constitutional order is set to expire. A coalition of pro-democratic parties called the National Front for the Defense of Democracy (FNDD) had called for a day of protest despite a ban on demonstrations by the military junta that took power in a recent coup. (Getty Images)
News of the world Oct 6
More than 20,000 Mormon faithful gather in the Conference Centre for the fourth session of the 178th Semiannual General Conference of the church in Salt Lake City, Utah. Members of the 13 million member church gather every six months to receive instruction from the top leadership of the Mormon church. (Getty Images)
News of the world Oct 6
Castellers of the Colla Jove Xiquets de Tarragona 'colle' build a human tower during the 22nd Tarragona Castells Competition in Tarragona, Spain. The castellers who build the human towers with precise techniques compete in groups, known as colles, at local festivals with the aim to build the highest and most complex human tower. The Catalan tradition is believed to have originated from human towers built at the end of the 18th century by dance groups and is part of the Catalan culture. (Getty Images)
News of the world Oct 6
An Indian street hawker blows bubbles from a pipe as he demonstrates his wares on in front of an advertising billboard in Kolkata. Although India's eceonomy is growing by leaps and bounds, with luxury goods becoming the norm amongst the urban elite, hawkers selling locally made goods and produce are still a prominent feature of Indian cities. (Getty Images)
News of the world Oct 6
Devotees of the Jui Tui Chinese Shirne carry a Chinese god on a palanquin as firecrackers explode during a procession of Vegetarian Festival on in Phuket Island, Thailand. Ritual Vegetarianism in Phuket Island traces it roots back to the early 1800s. The festival begins on the first evening of the ninth lunar month and lasts for nine days. Participants in the festival perform acts of body piercing as a means of shifting evil spirits from individuals onto themselves and bring the community good luck. (Getty Images)