A weakened Hurricane Matthew made landfall October 8 in South Carolina, nearing the end of a four-day rampage that left a trail of death and destruction across the Caribbean and up the southeastern US coast, AFP reports.
Nepalese Hindu devotees celebrate the Shikali Jatra festival at the Shikali Temple in the village of Khokana, on the outskirts of Kathmandu on October 7, 2016.
Local villagers, who normally do not celebrate the country’s most famous festival of Dashain, celebrate the Shikali Jatra each year.
The Israel Tattoo Convention is an annual event in Tel Aviv that brings together performance artists and local tattoo artists in a two-day celebration of body modification.
Indian flower vendors showcase lotus flowers to attract puja organisers for Durga Puja. The five-day festival, which commemorates the slaying of the demon king Mahishasur by the goddess Durga and marks the triumph of good over evil, begins on October 7.
Rescue workers in Haiti struggled to reach cutoff towns and learn the full extent of the death and destruction caused by Hurricane Matthew as the storm began battering the Bahamas on Wednesday and triggered large-scale evacuations along the U.S. East Coast. Haiti and the eastern tip of Cuba — blasted by Matthew on October 4, 2016 — began the messy and probably grim task of assessing the storm’s toll. Matthew hit them as a Category Four hurricane but has since been downgraded to three, on a scale of five, by the US National Hurricane Center.
Thousands of women dressed in black protested across Poland in the “women strike” campaign against a proposed near-total abortion ban in the devoutly Catholic country, where legislation is already among the most restrictive in Europe.
Members of the “Colla Xiquets del Serrallo” human tower team form a “castell” during the XXVI human towers, or castells, competetion in Tarragona on October 1, 2016. These human towers, built traditionally in festivals within Catalonia, gather several teams that attempt to build and dismantle a tower structure.