Pictures of the Day: Monday, Oct. 22, 2012
Hassan Ammar | AP
Muslim pilgrims pray outside the Grand mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia on Monday, Oct. 22, 2012. The annual Islamic pilgrimage draws three million visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gathering of people in the world.
Rajesh Kumar Singh | AP
In this, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012 photo, an Indian performer disguised as Hindu Goddess Kali performs with fire during Navratri festival in Allahabad, India. Navratri or the festival of nine nights is an annual Hindu festival of worship and dance.
Visar Kryeziu | AP
Kosovo police officers take cover behind shields as supporters of the opposition party "Self Determination" throw stones during a protest in Kosovo capital Pristina on Monday, Oct. 22, 2012. Kosovo police in riot gear fired tear gas and used batons to disperse dozens of ethnic Albanians protesting a meeting between Prime Minister Hashim Thaci and Serbian leader Ivica Dacic. Protest early Monday was called by Self-Determination, a hardline opposition group that opposes any talks with Serbia.
Ajit Solanki | AP
Indian devotees hold earthen lamps as they take part in the Maha Aarti ritual at Hindu deity Umiya Mata temple on the eighth night of Navratri or nine nights festival in Surat, Gujarat state, India on Monday, Oct. 22, 2012. Every year thousands of devotees participate in this ritual.
Dieu Nalio Chery | AP
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at the opening ceremony of the Caracol Industrial Park, in Caracol, Haiti on Monday, Oct. 22, 2012. The Haitian government is hosting the Clintons, a delegation of foreign investors and a crowd of celebrities including Ben Stiller, Sean Penn and Donna Karan, to showcase the marquee project of the U.S. aid effort since the 2010 earthquake. The Clintons and their allies hope the $300 million facility will transform the northern part of this impoverished country by providing thousands of desperately needed jobs. Former President Bill Clinton listens in the background.
Troy R. Bennett | BDN
A duck paddles through an autumn reflection of foliage on the Presumpscot River between Portland and Westbrook on Monday morning, Oct. 22, 2012 near the former Riverton Trolley Park. The National Weather Service is calling for more sun this week with highs reaching 60 degrees most days. Buy Photo
Posted Oct. 22, 2012, at 9:39 p.m.