Dave Thompson | AP
A lone stag walks through the early morning sunshine at Dunham Massey in Altrincham, north western England on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012. October is the peak of the stag rutting season when male deer fight for the right to mate with the hinds and their mating calls are heard throughout the countryside.
Hassan Ammar | AP
A Lebanese protester flashes the victory sign during an anti-Syrian regime demonstration in downtown of Beirut, Lebanon on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012. Salafist group leader Sheikh Ahmad al-Assir, a strong critic of Hezbollah leader Hasan Nasrallah and Syrian President Bashar Assad, has organized multiple protests over the past year in a bid to increase support for the Syrian uprising and mount an offensive against Nasrallah for openly supporting Assads regime.
Dimitri Messinis | AP
Lightning illuminates the ancient Parthenon temple atop the Acropolis hill in Athens on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012. Greece is inching toward an agreement with its international debt inspectors as they struggle to hammer out the details of euro13.5 billion ($17.5 billion) in austerity measures for the next two years, a package essential for Greece to receive the next installment of its vital bailout funds.
Lukas Barth | AP
A participant of the Gamsbart Olympics in traditional clothes stands in front of the Karwendel Mountains near Mittenwald, southern Germany on Sunday, Oct 14, 2012. The Gamsbart (chamois beard), originally worn as a hunting trophy, is a tuft of hair worn as decoration in the alpine regions of Austria and Germany. It is made by enclosing the lower end of the tuft of hair in a setting of metal or horn that allows the upper end to spread in a brush-like fashion. The size and diameter of the Gamsbart are important signs of the wearer's pride.
Paolo Giovannini | AP
A view of sailboats taking part in the 44nd edition of the traditional "Barcolana" regatta in the gulf of Trieste, northeastern Italy, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012. The Barcolana is an annual sailing race in the Gulf of Trieste with hundreds of participants which is described by the organizers as "everybody's regatta." In foreground, the "Faro della Vittoria" (Victory Lighthouse).
Eranga Jayawardena | AP
Sri Lankan youths play at dusk in Mirissa, about 88 miles south of Colombo, Sri Lanka on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012.