Pope Francis kisses a baby as he arrives for his weekly general audience at St. Peter's Square on Wednesday, October 7, at the Vatican.
An Indian boy offers prayers as others gather near a dead elephant in the eastern Indian state of Assam on Wednesday, October 7. The elephant was killed when a tree he had uprooted to eat fell on an electric tower. Locals told the photographer the rest of the herd tried to help but were scared by the jolts of power and finally abandoned the scene.
Students get on the ground after gunshots are fired from a car driving by Sumner High School during a football game on Friday, October 2, in St. Louis. Police say they don't think the shots were meant for anyone at the game. No one was injured.
Opposition lawmakers throw tear gas during a session of Kosovo's parliament on Thursday, October 8. The protest was against agreements that had been reached during the EU-brokered dialogue with Serbia.
Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a Night Hockey League match on Wednesday, October 7, in Sochi, Russia. Putin spent his 63rd birthday playing hockey with NHL stars.
A swan is carried down the nave of the cathedral during the Procession of the Animals at the 31st annual Feast of Saint Francis and Blessing of the Animals at The Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York on Sunday, October 4.
Members of the Israeli security forces detain a Palestinian stone thrower and aim their weapons at fellow protesters during clashes on the outskirts of the West Bank city of Ramallah, on Wednesday, October 7.
A boy dressed as India's independence leader Mahatma Gandhi yawns as he participates with others in an attempt to create a Guinness record during celebrations to mark Gandhi's birth anniversary in Bangalore, India, on Friday, October 2. Organizers said 4,605 children participated in the event to break the record of largest gathering of people dressed as Gandhi.
Railway staff supervise the departure of a Barcelona bound high-speed train at a station in Madrid on Thursday, October 8. High-speed train service throughout the northeastern region of Catalonia was suspended for hours on Thursday after thieves stole fiber-optic cable alongside the tracks that officials said was critical for maintaining train safety.
An American anhinga spears a fish on Saturday, October 3, in Ponte Vedra, Florida.
Landon Fox, 5, looks up to see a window-washer dressed as his favorite superhero, Captain America, at Benjamin Russell Hospital for Children on Wednesday, October 7, in Birmingham, Alabama.
A passenger plane is seen with the moon over west London on Friday, October 2.
Attendees watch and take pictures as hundreds of hot air balloons lift off on the first day of the 2015 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta in New Mexico on Saturday, October 3.
Evangelical Christian pilgrims from Brazil attend a mass baptism in the waters of the Jordan River in northern Israel on Friday, October 2.
A BASE jumper leaps from the 984-foot high Kuala Lumpur Tower during the International Tower Jump in Malaysia on Friday, October 2. More than 100 people take part.
Sajida Saifi mourns the death of her father, Akhalaq Saifi, inside her house in Uttar Pradesh, India, on Friday, October 2. He was killed by a mob of Hindu men after it was rumored that he, a Muslim, had killed a cow.
Dutch freighter Flinterstar sinks after colliding with Marshall Island-flagged tanker Al-Oraiq, which also suffered damage in the collision, in the North Sea off the Belgian coast on Tuesday, October 6.
A sandstorm sweeps by a highway construction site in the desert north of Cairo on Tuesday, October 6.
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton waves to the audience at a campaign event in Davenport, Iowa, on Tuesday, October 6.
A pedestrian exits a subway station as a homeless man sleeps covered in cardboard packaging outside the main railway station in Bucharest, Romania, on Wednesday, October 7.
Water falls on a model as she presents a creation by designer Hussein Chalayan during the Fashion Week in Paris on Friday, October 2.
Filipino policemen aim their guns toward a hostage-taker, not shown, inside a passenger bus as a crowd watches in Manila, Philippines, on Thursday, October 8. The hostage-taker later died at the hospital after being shot by police.
President Barack Obama greets family members of fallen firefighters after delivering remarks at the annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service in Emmitsburg, Maryland, on Sunday, October 4.