Pictures of the Day: Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012

Posted Oct. 16, 2012, at 10:39 p.m.
A monkey rests inside in a bowl where food is offered by devotees for birds and monkeys at the Kamakhya temple in Gauhati, India on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012.  Kamakhya temple honors the Mother Goddess Kamakhya, the essence of female energy, and is believed to be the highest seat of Tantra or Hindu esoteric rituals.
Anupam Nath | AP
A monkey rests inside in a bowl where food is offered by devotees for birds and monkeys at the Kamakhya temple in Gauhati, India on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012. Kamakhya temple honors the Mother Goddess Kamakhya, the essence of female energy, and is believed to be the highest seat of Tantra or Hindu esoteric rituals.
Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama spar during the second presidential debate at Hofstra University on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, in Hempstead, N.Y. 
Charlie Neibergall | AP
Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama spar during the second presidential debate at Hofstra University on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, in Hempstead, N.Y. 
A man pauses to look at the empty space where Henri Matisse' painting &quotLa Liseuse en Blanc et Jaune" was hanging next to a painting by Maurice Denis at Kunsthal museum in Rotterdam, Netherlands on Tuesday Oct. 16, 2012. Seven paintings by artists including Pablo Picasso and Claude Monet were stolen from a museum in Rotterdam in an early-hours heist, Dutch police said Tuesday. The theft at the Kunsthal museum is one of the largest in years in the Netherlands, and is a stunning blow for the private Triton Foundation collection, which was being exhibited publicly as a group for the first time. The collection was on display as part of celebrations surrounding Kunsthal's 20th anniversary.
Peter Dejong | AP
A man pauses to look at the empty space where Henri Matisse' painting "La Liseuse en Blanc et Jaune" was hanging next to a painting by Maurice Denis at Kunsthal museum in Rotterdam, Netherlands on Tuesday Oct. 16, 2012. Seven paintings by artists including Pablo Picasso and Claude Monet were stolen from a museum in Rotterdam in an early-hours heist, Dutch police said Tuesday. The theft at the Kunsthal museum is one of the largest in years in the Netherlands, and is a stunning blow for the private Triton Foundation collection, which was being exhibited publicly as a group for the first time. The collection was on display as part of celebrations surrounding Kunsthal's 20th anniversary.
Syrian women work on their field in the village of Tarafat, Syria on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012. The Aleppo rebellion started off in the rural areas of Aleppo province, not in the city as was the case in most other parts of Syria. Until this day, all of Aleppo's rebel-held areas are poor, while the city's affluent parts remain under government control with life there reportedly continuing much as it had before. Regime forces punish the city daily with artillery and airstrikes. Civilians are killed and wounded while standing on breadlines, walking the streets or watching television at home.
Manu Brabo | AP
Syrian women work on their field in the village of Tarafat, Syria on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012. The Aleppo rebellion started off in the rural areas of Aleppo province, not in the city as was the case in most other parts of Syria. Until this day, all of Aleppo's rebel-held areas are poor, while the city's affluent parts remain under government control with life there reportedly continuing much as it had before. Regime forces punish the city daily with artillery and airstrikes. Civilians are killed and wounded while standing on breadlines, walking the streets or watching television at home.
People are reflected on the electronic board of a securities firm as a man looks at his mobile phone in Tokyo on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012. Asian stock markets advanced Tuesday, led higher by exporters after a report on U.S. retail sales showed consumers in the world's biggest economy stepped up spending.
Koji Sasahara | AP
People are reflected on the electronic board of a securities firm as a man looks at his mobile phone in Tokyo on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012. Asian stock markets advanced Tuesday, led higher by exporters after a report on U.S. retail sales showed consumers in the world's biggest economy stepped up spending.
Elderly women lay flower offerings and chant prayers at the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, to mourn the death of former King Norodom Sihanouk, Tuesday Oct. 16, 2012. Sihanouk, a cunning political survivor who reinvented himself repeatedly throughout his often flamboyant life, died Monday at age 89 of a heart attack in Beijing, where he had been receiving medical treatment since January for multiple ailments.
Wong Maye-E | AP
Elderly women lay flower offerings and chant prayers at the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, to mourn the death of former King Norodom Sihanouk, Tuesday Oct. 16, 2012. Sihanouk, a cunning political survivor who reinvented himself repeatedly throughout his often flamboyant life, died Monday at age 89 of a heart attack in Beijing, where he had been receiving medical treatment since January for multiple ailments.
A laborer looks out of a workshop that prepares idols of goddess Durga in Kolkata, India on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012. Durga Puja, the festival dedicated to the worship of Goddess Durga begins on Oct. 20 and will continue until Oct. 24.
Saurabh Das | AP
A laborer looks out of a workshop that prepares idols of goddess Durga in Kolkata, India on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012. Durga Puja, the festival dedicated to the worship of Goddess Durga begins on Oct. 20 and will continue until Oct. 24.

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