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October 2, 2013

Daily life: September 2013

For this edition of our look at daily life we share images from Bangladesh, Cambodia, France, Brazil, China, Nicaragua, India, United States, Russia and other countries around the world. -Leanne Burden Seidel ( 34 photos total)

A drizzling rain can't dampen the sprits of fair-goers Will Black, right, and Jordan Fioretti from Olive Branch, Miss. as they take a turn on the Blizzard Sept. 29 afternoon on the final day of the Mid-South Fair at the Landers Center in Southaven, Miss. (Jim Weber/The Commercial Appeal via Associated Press)

A Bangladeshi man cuts Kashful, or a white grass plant, in Keraniganj, near Dhaka, Bangladesh, Sept. 7. (A.M. Ahad/Associated Press) #

Reflections with the first new snow and fall leaves in Weber Canyon above Oakley on Sept. 26, in Summit County. (Tom Smart/Deseret News via Associated Press) #

With a big smile and official gear, 6-year-old Johan Pinson becomes a honorary fireman for a day while spraying a hose with help from Memphis fireman Lt. Reginald Wiseman at Station #44 in Memphis, Tenn. Sept. 27. Pinson, of Germantown, who has a congenital heart defect, was granted his wish of a trip to Disney World from Make-A-Wish Mid-South and Memphis Fire Fighters Association. (Mark Weber/The Commercial Appeal via Associated Press) #

Cambodian farmers work in their rice paddy farm during the rainy season at Prey Mou in the outskirts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Sept. 10. (Heng Sinith/Associated Press) #

Lesser white-fronted geese prepare to land next to French pilot and migratory bird protector Christian Moulec (unseen) on a ultra light flight during the 40th Icare Cup paragliding festival in Saint Hilaire du Touvet, French Alps, Sept. 21. The "Coupe Icare" dedicated to free flight, orchestrates all the various types of flying such as hang gliding, paragliding and acrobatic sailplaneing. (Francois Mori/Associated Press) #

Fans hold up their arms as they watch the Brazilian rock/reggae band Skank perform during the Rock in Rio music festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sept. 21. More than 80,000 people a day are expected to attend the week-long festival which features over 120 bands and artists and runs from runs until Sept. 22. Conceived by the entrepreneur Roberto Medina, the first Rock in Rio took place in the Rio de Janeiro in 1985. (Felipe Dana/Associated Press) #

Lightning strikes north of Macworth Island in Portland, Maine on Sept. 11. There were more than 1,000 lightning strikes per hour at the height of the storm, according to the National Weather Service. (Robert F. Bukaty/Associated Press) #

An Afghan refugee, her burka billowing, holds her daughter as she walks to her home through an alley of a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Sept. 16. Pakistan hosts over 1.6 million registered Afghans, the largest and most protracted refugee population in the world, with thousands living without electricity, running water and other basic services, according to the U.N. refugee agency. (Muhammed Muheisen/Associated Press) #

A giant yellow duck sits at the Glory Pier in the port of Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Sept. 19. Despite the heat, thousands flocked to the port of Kaohsiung, the first leg of the Taiwan tour, to see Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman's famous 18 meter (59 foot) yellow duck, a gigantic version of the iconic bathtub toy used by children around the world. (Wally Santana/Associated Press) #

Bees pause on a sunflower at the Agricenter in Memphis, Tenn., on Sept. 25. (Jim Weber/The Commercial Appeal via Associated Press) #

A worker on a crane sprays color on a peony replica on a giant basket on display at Tiananmen Square in Beijing Sept. 24. Hundreds of thousands foreign and domestic tourists are expected to flock to the square to celebrate National Day, the 64th anniversary of the founding of People's Republic of China, on Oct. 1. (Andy Wong/Associated Press) #

Nicaraguan girls suffering from cancer prepare for a "quinceanera" party in Managua, Nicaragua, Sept. 21. For each of the past five years, Nicaraguaís Association of Mothers and Fathers of Children with Cancer and Leukemia has put on a "quinceanera" party for girls from poor, rural families, teens who have the added burden of dealing with cancer. This year's party feted 37 girls between ages 14 and 16 on Saturday night at a hotel in Nicaragua's capital. (Esteban Felix/Associated Press) #

Five-year-old Julia Polhans has a determined look on her face after taking top prize as the 2013 Pumpkin Princess winner while chairperson Marissa Hough directs her to the front of the stage at the Morton Pumpkin Festival in Morton, Ill. on Sept. 11. (Ron Johnson/Journal Star, via Associated Press) #

Sweet candy vendors walk on the Bay of Bengal coast in Puri, Orissa state, India, Sept. 24. (Biswaranjan Rout/Associated Press) #

An Afghan beautician paints henna on a hand of a customer in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sept. 21. (Rahmat Gul/Associated Press) #

Flint resident Catherine Rogers, 79, baits a worm onto a hook as she fishes alongside an opening at CS Mott Lake on Sept. 16, in Genesee Township, Mich. Rogers said she has been fishing since she was 12, as she learned growing up in Jackson, Miss. (Jake May/The Flint Journal, via Associated Press) #

An artist prepares an idol at a workshop ahead of Durga Puja festival in New Delhi, India, Sept. 25. The five-day Durga Puja festival that commemorates the slaying of a demon king by goddess Durga to mark the triumph of good over evil, begins Oct. 10. (Tsering Topgyal/Associated Press) #

A handout picture released by the African Union-United Nations Information Support Team on Oct. 2, shows a Somali laborer working at a building being constructed at one of the sites where the United States lost a helicopter in the Battle of Mogadishu in 1993. Somalia is slowly showing signs of recovery from its more than two decades of civil war. Nowhere is this more evident than in Mogadishu's Bakara Market, where business is thriving and new shops open every day. (Tobin Jones/AFP/Getty Images) #

Reginae Bush, 5, fist bumps a Squeegee Cleaning Services of Chelsea window washer dressed as Superman against the glass Sept. 17, 2013, at Children's of Alabama in Birmingham, Ala. Window washers dressed as Superman, Spider-man, Batman and Captain America scaled down the 15-story hospital building stopping at every floor to see the kids. (Joe Songer/ via Associated Press) #

Palestinian children on their bicycles are backlit by a car's headlights on a small hill in Bait Lahiya town, northern Gaza Strip, Sept. 19. (Ali Ali/European Pressphoto Agency) #

A child rides a bicycle silhouetted by the setting sun in Bucharest, Romania, Sept. 28. The autumn sun carries less warmth now as the days are getting shorter. (Vadim Ghirda/Associated Press) #

Buddhist monks try to kick a rattan ball during a game of Chinlone in Kawhmu, southwest of Yangon, Myanmar, Sep 29. Popular Burmese sport Chinlone, a combination of sport and dance is played between two teams, each team consists of six players, passing a rattan ball back and forth with feet, knees and heads. (Gemunu Amarasinghe/Associated Press) #

Romanian street musician, Joji, 65, plays his accordion as he begs for alms in front the Royal Palace of Madrid, Spain, Sept. 25. (Emilio Morenatti/Associated Press) #

A man is caught in a beam of sunlight coming from between two office towers as he walks through a courtyard in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, on Sept. 18. (Darryl Dyck/CP via Associated Press) #

Kaden Bowden, son of U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Joshua J. Bowden, looks at the casket for his father during burial services for Staff Sgt. Bowden at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Sept. 27. Bowden was from Villa Rica, Ga., and died on Aug. 31, from injuries sustained while serving in Afghanistan. (Susan Walsh/Associated Press) #

Chinese employees cheer a customer after he bought new iPhone at an Apple store in Wangfujing shopping district in Beijing on Friday, Sept. 20. Apple released the iPhone 5S and 5C models on Sept. 20. (Andy Wong/Associated Press) #

Stunt pilot John Klatt flies high over the Mississippi River at Memphis, Tenn. Sept. 26 while practicing aerobatic maneuvers for the Memphis Airshow taking place at the Millington Jetport through Sept. 29. Klatt, a pilot for the Air National Guard, is one of more than a dozen aerobatic pilots that will be performing during the three day event. (Mike Brown/The Commercial Appeal via Associated Press) #

Birds fly from power lines in front of a rainbow just north of Walla Walla, Wash on Sept 25. (Greg Lehman/Walla Walla Union-Bulletin via Associated Press) #

A woman feeds pigeons near the Alexander Nevsky Monastery in St. Petersburg, Russia on Sept. 3, 2013. The Alexander Nevsky Monastery complex, which is currently under renovation, is home to some of the oldest buildings in the city. The complex also has two cemeteries which contain the graves of some of the giants of Russian culture, including Tchaikovsky, Dostoevsky, and Glinka. (Virginia Mayo/Associated Press) #

Girls do their homework inside a delivery van and a boy enjoys by himself hanging from the van's door at a second-hand furniture market while their parents work as vendors in Beijing, China, Sept. 24. (Alexander F. Yuan/Associated Press) #

An unidentified man rides his bike with his dog Django, in a basket through Berlin, Germany, Sept. 3. (Markus Schreiber/Associated Press) #

Wevellyn Antunes Rocha, from left to right, Maria Deusaunira Borges, Uyara Borges, Nayara Borges (back), Daniella Klipe, Gisele Candido, and Ary Borges gather at the breakfast table with tiger Tom, in Maringa, Brazil, Sept. 27. Ary Borges, who cares for Tom, eight other tigers and two lionesses, is in a legal battle with federal wildlife officials to keep his endangered animals from undergoing vasectomies and being taken away from him. (Renata Brito/Associated Press) #

A mother and her children while away their time by watching a video from their cellular phone Sept. 5 at the coastal township of Tanza, Cavite province south of Manila, Philippines, where an oil spill occurred last month. (Bullit Marquez/Associated Press) #