Pictures of the Day: Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012
Wally Santana | AP
Young dancers perform during National Day celebrations marking the 101st anniversary of the founding of the Republic of China, in front of the Presidential Office in Taipei, Taiwan, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012. During the celebrations, President Ma Ying-jeou pledged greater efforts to fix the island's economy, now limping along at about a 2 percent annual growth rate.
J Pat Carter | AP
Fire Rescue officials work to remove a victim from the collapsed parking garage at the Miami Dade College West campus in Doral, Fla. Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2012. A section of a parking garage under construction at a community college collapsed killing one worker and trapping two others in the rubble, officials said. At least 10 other workers were hurt when the roof of the five-story concrete garage fell, creating a pancake-style collapse on the campus of Miami-Dade College, officials said.
Sergey Ponomarev | AP
Feminist punk group Pussy Riot members (from left) Maria Alekhina, Yekaterina Samutsevich and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova sit in a glass cage at a court room in Moscow, Wednesday. Oct. 10, 2012. Three members of the punk band Pussy Riot are set to make their case before a Russian appeals court that they should not be imprisoned for their irreverent protest against President Vladimir Putin. Their impromptu performance inside Moscow's main cathedral in February came shortly before Putin was elected to a third term. The three women were convicted in August of hooliganism motivated by religious hatred and sentenced to two years in prison.
Chris Seward | AP
Duke University's Dr. Robert Lefkowitz, left, celebrates with colleague Mariano Garcia-Blanco at a party held for him in his offices on the Duke campus in Durham, N.C. on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, after it was announced that Lefkowitz was the co-winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Lefkowitz and Brian Kobilka won the prize for studies of protein receptors that let body cells sense and respond to outside signals like danger or the flavor of food. Such studies are key for developing better drugs.
Michael Probst | AP
Former state governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger displays his book "Total Recall" on the first day of the Book Fair in Frankfurt, Germany, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012.
A.M. Ahad | AP
A Bangladeshi girl carries a child and stands in front of a burner at a tannery on the banks of the Buriganga River in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012. In a report released Tuesday, New York-based Human Rights Watch says tannery workers in Bangladesh's capital are being exposed to serious health risks because of hazardous chemicals and are in danger of accidents due to tannery machinery. Bangladesh annually exports millions of dollars of leather goods to some 70 countries, including the U.S. and Japan.
Rafiq Maqbool | AP
Indians walk past a giant portrait of Bollywood's biggest star Amitabh Bachchan painted on a wall, a day ahead of his 70th birthday, in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012. Affectionately known as "Big B," Bachchan has acted in around 180 films in a career spanning four decades in Bollywood, the home of India's prolific movie industry.
Posted Oct. 10, 2012, at 7:45 p.m.