Photos of the day in news for October 26, 2012

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A Muslim man travels in a cab with goats he purchased from a market on the eve of Eid al-Adha festival in Kolkata, India, Friday, Oct. 26, 2012. Eid al-Adha is a religious festival celebrated by Muslims worldwide to commemorate the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God.

AP Photo/Bikas Das

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Will Mead holds a tri-folded flag as he watches with family members the casket of his great grandfather, former Democratic U.S. Senator and three-time presidential candidate George McGovern, being carried into the Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science in Sioux Falls, S.D., for the funeral service, Friday, Oct. 26, 2012. McGovern died Sunday in his native South Dakota at age 90.

AP Photo/Nati Harnik

A model showcases designs on the catwalk during SEC Qi Gang Collection of China Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2013 on October 26, 2012 in Beijing, China.

Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images

The Sacre Coeur basilica is lighted in red on October 25, 2012 in Paris, as part of a Cardiology French federation awareness campaign.


Iranian men perform the Eid al-Adha prayers at Tehran University on October 26, 2012. Muslim celebrate today the first day of the Eid Al-Adha or the Festival of Sacrifice, marking the end of the annual hajj pilgrimage to Mecca and in remembrance of Abraham’s readiness to sacrifice his son to God.


A girl reacts before the sacrifice of a sheep her family bought to celebrate the first day of muslim festival Eid al-Adha in Misrata, Libya, Friday, Oct. 26, 2012. Eid is an important 3-days religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide to honour the willingness of the prophet Abraham to sacrifice his young first-born son at God’s command some 4000 years ago.

AP Photo/Gaia Anderson

Afghan President Hamid Karzai arrives to review the guard of honor, during the first day of Eid Al Adha celebrations at the palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Oct 26, 2012. Karzai called on Taliban to embrace peace and to join the government and lay down their arms.

AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus

Maria Sharapova of Russia returns the ball to Samantha Stosur of Australia during the WTA Championships tennis tournament in Istanbul, on October 26, 2012.


In this undated handout photo issued by Queen Elizabeth Hospital, in Birmingham, England, on Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, Malala Yousufzai in her hospital bed, poses for a photograph, with her father Ziauddin, second right accompanied by her two younger brothers Atal, right and Khushal, centre. The father of a 15-year-old Pakistani girl shot in the head by the Taliban described his daughters survival and recovery as miraculous Friday, calling her shooting a turning point for Pakistan. Malala Yousufzai is recovering at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, where she was flown for treatment and protection from Taliban threats after she was shot on Oct. 9 in northwestern Pakistan. Her father, Ziauddin, flew to the U.K. to be by her side.

AP Photo/ Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham

A Kashmiri Muslim livestock trader waits for customers at a market on the eve of the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha in Srinagar, India, Friday, Oct. 26, 2012. Eid al-Adha is a religious festival celebrated by Muslims worldwide to commemorate the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God.

AP Photo/ Dar Yasin

A young man looks at folkloric masks at a local shop specializing in devils’ masks in Masaya, Nicaragua, where residents began celebrating La Vela del Candil, Friday, Oct 26, 2012. The event rings in the Feast of the Agizotes, part of the festivities honoring the city’s patron St. Jerome, and symbolizes the time of night when Nicaraguan mythical folkloric characters come to life. A Masayan tradition for more than 40 years, it is celebrated annually on the last Friday of October.

AP Photo/Esteban Felix

A boy chases a ram into the Atlantic Ocean as residents wash their sheep before sacrifice, in preparation for the Eid al-Adha feast in Dakar, Senegal, Friday, Oct. 26, 2012. The Eid al-Adha festival, known locally as Tabaski, celebrates Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son.

AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell

Red flags fly from a lifeguard station as Hurricane Sandy passes offshore to the east, Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, in Miami Beach, Fla. Hurricane Sandy left at least 21 people dead as it moved through the Caribbean, following a path that could see it blend with a winter storm and reach the U.S. East Coast as a super-storm next week.

AP Photo/Lynne Sladky

Fabio Maldonado, from Brazil, looks on as he fights Glover Teixeira, from Brazil, during their heavyweight mixed martial arts bout at the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 153 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday Oct. 14, 2012. Teixeira defeated Maldonado.

AP Photo/Felipe Dana

A mourner places flowers at a memorial outside the apartment building of the two children allegedly stabbed by their nanny, Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, in New York. The 2-year-old son and 6-year-old daughter of a CNBC executive were found dead by their mother in a dry bathtub in the family’s Upper West Side apartment Thursday night, allegedly stabbed to death with a kitchen knife by their nanny, who slit her own throat and collapsed near the children, police said.

AP Photo/John Minchillo

This image downloaded from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array, ALMA, website, show antennae composite of ALMA and Hubble telescopes. Antennae Galaxies are a pair of distorted colliding spiral galaxies about 70 million light-years away, in the constellation of Corvus (The Crow). This view combines ALMA observations, made in two different wavelength ranges during the observatorys early testing phase, with visible-light observations from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. ALMA will become the largest and most sensitive radio telescope on the planet when its completed in March.


This artist’s concept provided by NASA/JPL-Caltech via the Rockford Register Star, shows the rover and descent stage for NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft during the final minute before the rover, Curiosity, touched down on the surface of Mars. Dan Scharf, a senior engineer with NASA’s Jet Propulson Laboratory in California was in charge of the guidance, navigation and control for the backup landing system for the Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft that carried the Curiosity rover to Mars. That backup system would have taken over steering for the spacecraft to hit its landing target, if there had been any problems with the primary landing system. Scharf was a 1991 graduate of Boylan Catholic High School in Rockford, Ill.

AP Photo/Courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech via the Rockford Register Star

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