Pictures of the Week: September 24, 2010   Leave a comment

An Indian worker carries sand on her head outside Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, the main venue for the Commonwealth Games, in New Delhi, India, Friday, Sept. 24, 2010. Frantic last-minute preparations for the Commonwealth Games were paying off, international sports officials said Friday, with armies of cleaners making progress at the fetid athletes’ village and foreign teams announcing they planned to attend the troubled competition.
A supporter of Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez dressed in a devil costume, symbolizing the U.S., poses for a picture at a campaign rally in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010. Venezuela will hold legislative elections on Sept. 26.
Congolese soldier stands ready, at the small town off Walikale, Congo, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010. Violence is reaching new levels of savagery and spiraling out of control in this corner of Congo, where the competition for control of mineral resources has drawn in several armed groups, including the Congolese army.
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Pictures of the Week: September 24, 2010
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A hawk perched on a tree at the edge of Randleman Lake is framed by the harvest moon, near Branson Davis Road in Randolph County, N.C., on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010. (AP Photo/News & Record, Joseph Rodriguez)
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An Indian worker carries sand on her head outside Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, the main venue for the Commonwealth Games, in New Delhi, India, Friday, Sept. 24, 2010. Frantic last-minute preparations for the Commonwealth Games were paying off, international sports officials said Friday, with armies of cleaners making progress at the fetid athletes’ village and foreign teams announcing they planned to attend the troubled competition. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)
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Visitors enjoy a ride on a amusement park ride at the Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich, southern Germany, Friday, Sept. 24, 2010. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
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In this photogaph taken on September 23, 2010, five-year-old Silpha Maharani takes a nap beside chess boards while Indonesian rising chess star, 14-year-old national junior chess champion Masruri Rahman (not pictured), plays simultaneous matches against 200 students at a Jakarta gymnasium during an exhibition game celebrating national sports day and promoting chess to youngsters. Masruri won the gold medal in the 13-year-old division at the 5th World School Chess Championship in Greece in 2009. The junior high school student comes from a poor family of six children, his father, who taugh him to play chess, earns a living as an autorickshaw driver while his mother accompanies him during his games. ROMEO GACAD/AFP/Getty Images
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Pakistani activists of the hardline party Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) shout anti-US slogans and burn tires during a protest in Lahore early on September 24, 2010 following the sentencing of Pakistani scientist Aafia Siddiqui to 86 years in prison for trying to shoot US officers. A New York court found Aafia Siddiqui, 38, who had been dubbed “Lady Qaeda” by the US tabloids, guilty for attempted murder of US officers in Afghanistan, in a high-profile case sparking outrage in Pakistan. TOPSHOTS Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images
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A supporter of Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez dressed in a devil costume, symbolizing the U.S., poses for a picture at a campaign rally in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010. Venezuela will hold legislative elections on Sept. 26. (AP Photo/Leonardo Ramirez)
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Newly trained female officers of Afghan National Army take front seats as a new batch of officers attend their graduation ceremony at National Army’s training center in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010. (AP Photo/ Gemunu Amarasinghe)
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A man walks past a wall painted with the portrait of VenezuelanPresident Hugo Chavez in Caracas on September 22, 2010. Next September 26 parliamentary elections in Venezuela will likely reduce President Hugo Chavez’s sway on the national assembly by giving the opposition its first voices there since it boycotted the last vote in 2005. MIGUEL GUTIERREZ/AFP/Getty Images
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People bath with sewage waters on a street in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010. In background, buildings damaged by Jan. 12 earthquake. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
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Lisette and Bastian Gallardo, grandchildren of Mario Gomez, one of the 33 miners trapped in the San Jose mine, play next to the camp near Copiapo, 800 km noth of Santiago, Chile, on September 21, 2010. The RIG-421 drill, the fastest of three drilling machines brought in to help rescue the 33 trapped workers, started working on the eve drilling a 60-centimeter (24-inch) hole — about the diameter of a bicycle wheel — that the miners could then pass through. Whichever escape tunnel is finished first will have to accommodate a special bullet-shaped capsule which will haul each of the miners to the surface. ARIEL MARINKOVIC/AFP/Getty Images
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Congolese soldier stands ready, at the small town off Walikale, Congo, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010. Violence is reaching new levels of savagery and spiraling out of control in this corner of Congo, where the competition for control of mineral resources has drawn in several armed groups, including the Congolese army. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam)
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Afghan children fight to grab balloons during a function celebrating International Peace Day in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010. (AP Photo/ Gemunu Amarasinghe)
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A visitor studies an exhibit by photographer Manuel Pandalis, at the Photokina imaging fair in Cologne, Germany, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010. The world’s leading photo fair opens its doors until Sept. 26, with about 1,250 exhibitors from 45 countries showing all aspects of photographing and imaging. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
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A Hong Konger strolls under lighting of small bulbs set up at popular Victoria Park to celebrate the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival in Hong Kong on Tuesday, September 21, 2010. Like ancient Chinese poets, Hong Kong people appreciate the beauty of the full moon in the Mid-Autumn Festival, which falls on Wednesday September 22, 2010 this year. Chinese people believe that on that day, the moon will be the biggest, roundest and brightest, and the term “round” implies family reunion in Chinese. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
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An Indian Muslim looks on as Monsoon clouds hover over the Jama Masjid, one of India’s biggest mosques in New Delhi, India, Monday, Sept. 20, 2010. India is experiencing an excessive rainfall this season after a drought last year. The annual monsoon season from June to October brings rains that are vital to agriculture in India. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

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Posted September 28, 2010 by dmacc502 in India

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