Pictures of the Day: Friday, Oct. 26, 2012
Rebecca Blackwell | AP
A boy chases a ram into the Atlantic Ocean as residents wash their sheep before sacrifice, in preparation for the Eid al-Adha feast in Dakar, Senegal, Friday, Oct. 26, 2012. The Eid al-Adha festival, known locally as Tabaski, celebrates Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son.
In this undated handout photo issued by Queen Elizabeth Hospital, in Birmingham, England, on Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, Malala Yousufzai in her hospital bed, poses for a photograph, with her father Ziauddin, second right accompanied by her two younger brothers Atal, right and Khushal, centre. The father of a 15-year-old Pakistani girl shot in the head by the Taliban described his daughters survival and recovery as miraculous Friday, calling her shooting a turning point for Pakistan. Malala Yousufzai is recovering at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, where she was flown for treatment and protection from Taliban threats after she was shot on Oct. 9 in northwestern Pakistan. Her father, Ziauddin, flew to the U.K. to be by her side.
Nati Harnik | AP
Will Mead holds a tri-folded flag as he watches with family members the casket of his great grandfather, former Democratic U.S. Senator and three-time presidential candidate George McGovern, being carried into the Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science in Sioux Falls, S.D., for the funeral service, Friday, Oct. 26, 2012. McGovern died Sunday in his native South Dakota at age 90.
Kirsty Wigglesworth | AP
Conservator Richard Horton poses for the media as he adjusts a regulator clock by Cope and Molyneux, 1822-1823, one of the iconic clocks in the Science Museum's Measuring Time gallery, in London Friday, Oct. 26, 2012. On Sunday, Oct. 28 the clocks will go back and preparations are being put in place at the museum gallery, which traces the history of timekeeping from sand-glasses to sundials, water clocks to wristwatches, a rich collection of more than 500 timepieces from all eras.
Anja Niedringhaus | AP
Afghan President Hamid Karzai arrives to review the guard of honor, during the first day of Eid Al Adha celebrations at the palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Oct 26, 2012. Karzai called on Taliban to embrace peace and to join the government and lay down their arms.
Achmad Ibrahim | AP
Muslim sit on a street as they attend Eid al-Adha prayer in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, Oct. 26, 2012. Muslims will later slaughter cattle and goats, with the beef and meat distributed to the needy in the holiday which honors the prophet Abraham for preparing to sacrifice his son Ishmael on the order of God, who was testing his faith.
Posted Oct. 26, 2012, at 9:46 p.m.