Pictures of the Day: Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012

Posted Oct. 17, 2012, at 10:55 p.m.
Peak fall colors in Down East Maine not only light up the trees, but the just-picked blueberry barrens. This patchwork quilt of color was on display Wednesday along Pea Ridge Road, just north of the Washington County community of Columbia.
Tom Walsh | BDN
Peak fall colors in Down East Maine not only light up the trees, but the just-picked blueberry barrens. This patchwork quilt of color was on display Wednesday along Pea Ridge Road, just north of the Washington County community of Columbia. Buy Photo
Construction crews on Wednesday moved the first ground as part of the Walmart Supercenter project in Thomaston off Dexter Street Extension. They are creating a road to be used by construction crews. Construction of the 150,000-square-foot building is not expected to begin until spring.
Construction crews on Wednesday moved the first ground as part of the Walmart Supercenter project in Thomaston off Dexter Street Extension. They are creating a road to be used by construction crews. Construction of the 150,000-square-foot building is not expected to begin until spring. Buy Photo
A model displays a creation by Olga during the 2013 spring/summer collection at Tokyo Fashion Week in Tokyo Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012.
Itsuo Inouye | AP
A model displays a creation by Olga during the 2013 spring/summer collection at Tokyo Fashion Week in Tokyo Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012.
Platters of sugar cookies bearing the likenesses of President Barack Obama, left, and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, are available for sale on the counter at the Oakmont Bakery on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, in Oakmont, Pa.
Keith Srakocic | AP
Platters of sugar cookies bearing the likenesses of President Barack Obama, left, and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, are available for sale on the counter at the Oakmont Bakery on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, in Oakmont, Pa.
Felix von Perfall, 8, grandson of former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. William vanden Heuvel, takes a picture of the bust of Franklin D. Roosevelt that is part of the new Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park, before the dedication ceremony in New York, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012. Celebrating a design 40 years in the making, dignitaries on Wednesday dedicated a new memorial park to President Franklin Roosevelt overlooking the United Nations that he helped found.
Seth Wenig | AP
Felix von Perfall, 8, grandson of former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. William vanden Heuvel, takes a picture of the bust of Franklin D. Roosevelt that is part of the new Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park, before the dedication ceremony in New York, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012. Celebrating a design 40 years in the making, dignitaries on Wednesday dedicated a new memorial park to President Franklin Roosevelt overlooking the United Nations that he helped found.
A dog is groomed during the Pet South America fair in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012.
Andre Penner | AP
A dog is groomed during the Pet South America fair in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012.
Students protest during a demonstration against education cuts in the street in Madrid, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012. The Spanish government said Wednesday it will decide within the next few weeks whether to ask for outside financial help, noting it might opt for a precautionary line of credit instead of bailout cash.
Daniel Ochoa de Olza | AP
Students protest during a demonstration against education cuts in the street in Madrid, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012. The Spanish government said Wednesday it will decide within the next few weeks whether to ask for outside financial help, noting it might opt for a precautionary line of credit instead of bailout cash.

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