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November 1, 2013

Daily Life: October 2013

For this edition of our look at daily life we share images from Spain, Argentina, Colombia, China, Nicaragua, Indonesia, Norway and United States and other countries around the world. -- Lloyd Young ( 39 photos )

A participant, wearing make-up, poses for photos at a Halloween parade in Kawasaki, south of Tokyo, on Oct. 27. About 110,000 spectators turned up to watch the parade made out of 3,000 people dressed up in costumes, according to the organizer. (Yuya Shino/Reuters)

Two children dressed in their Halloween costumes hold pumpkin-shaped lanterns while walking on their way to ask for candies from neighbors the night before Halloween in Beijing, China, on Oct. 30. (Alexander F. Yuan/Associated Press) #

A woman holds a candle next to a rack of carved pumpkins on display at the Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival in Highwood, Illinois, Oct. 18. Organizers are trying to set the Guinness Book of World Records for the most lit jack-o'-lanterns on display. (Jim Young/Reuters) #

Jasmine Sims, 4, leans in to kiss her brother Jordan Sims, 2, both of Flint, as the duo, dressed like a princess and a superhero, sit on a bench at "Octoberfest," a complete Halloween-related event with bounce houses, refreshments, games and trunk-or-treating, on Oct. 29, at Scott Elementary School in Flint, Mich. "I like my brother, and I like to give him kisses," Jasmine said. (Jake May/Associated Press/The Flint Journal) #

People cheer during an inauguration of the huge sun mirrors ("Solspeilet") set up on the hillside above Rjukan, to reflect sunlight down on the town square, on Oct. 30, 100 years after the idea was first released. Sun-starved residents of a remote Norwegian village unveiled an ingenious mirror system to bring natural light to their mountain valley home, enveloped in darkness for half of the year. (Krister Soerboe/AFP/Getty Images) #

A woman shields herself with an umbrella during an afternoon rainstorm on Oct. 11, in Philadelphia. (Matt Rourke/Associated Press) #

James Kelvin plays his guitar in the parking lot at Calhoun Community College in Decatur, Ala., on Oct. 1, as he waits for his wife to finish a class. Kelvin is a student and an employee at Calhoun. (Gary Cosby Jr./Associated Press/The Decatur Daily) #

A man plays a trumpet for money at Madrid's main Gran Via avenue in Madrid, Spain on Oct. 31. Gran Via is a lively shopping street mixed with theatres, cinemas and music halls in the heart of the city. (Francisco Seco/Associated Press) #

Pakistani toddler Erum Shahzadi, right, sleeps in a hammock attached to a bed where her cousin Salma, 3 months old, sleeps outside their family's makeshift tent in a slum in Islamabad, Pakistan, on Oct. 30. Slums, which are built on illegal lands, have neither running water or sewage disposal. (Muhammed Muheisen/Associated Press) #

A Pakistani schoolgirl, who was displaced with her family from Pakistan's tribal areas due to fighting between the Taliban and the army, adjusts her headscarf in her classroom at a makeshift school on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, on Oct. 14. (Muhammed Muheisen/Associated Press) #

Chinese students walk to Tiananmen Square before a ceremony marking the 64th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China at Tiananmen Square on Oct. 1, in Beijing, China. (Feng Li/Getty Images) #

A jockey spurs the cows as they race in Pacu Jawi on Oct. 12, in Batusangkar, Indonesia. This Pacu Jawi (traditional cow racing) is held annually in muddy rice fields to celebrate the end of the harvest season by the Minangkabau people. Jockeys grab the tails of the bulls and skate across the mud barefoot balancing on a wooden plank to show the strength of their bulls who are later auctioned to buyers. (Robertus Pudyanto/Getty Images) #

Women inspect the insides of the jaws of a megalodon, an extinct species of the shark, as they visit the international exhibition titled "Planet Shark: Predator or Prey" at the Military-Historical Museum of Artillery, Engineer and Signal Corps in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Oct. 31. The exhibition includes collections of pristine fossil specimens, jaws, hunting and commercial fishing equipment, full size casts and models of different sharks, according to organizers. (Alexander Demianchuk/Reuters) #

Anatoliy Shabotenko of the Ukraine dives from a 25 meter rock at Viking Caves in the Andaman Sea during competition on the fifth day of the final stop of the 2013 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series on Oct. 24, at Phi Phi Island, Thailand. (Romina Amato/Red Bull via Getty Images) #

Children play in a swimming pool at a guest hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia on Oct. 16. (Feisal Omar/Reuters) #

A child poses for a photo under a new art piece by British graffiti artist Banksy in the Brooklyn borough of New York, on Oct. 17. Banksy has caught the attention of New York mayor Michael Bloomberg saying that graffiti ruins property. "It's a sign of decay and loss of control," local media have reported. (Carlo Allegri/Reuters) #

Waves crash against a lighthouse during storms that battered Britain and where a 14-year-old boy was swept away to sea at Newhaven in South East England on Oct. 28. Britain's strongest storm in a decade battered southern regions on Oct. 28, forcing hundreds of flight cancellations, cutting power lines and disrupting the travel plans of millions of commuters. Police said rescuers were forced to call off a search for the boy due to the pounding waves, whipped up by the rising wind. (Luke MacGregor/Reuters) #

A flamingo takes off from a lagoon near Messolongi, in western Greece, on Oct. 13. The lagoon is part of protected wetlands, that also includes marshes and ponds. The migratory flamingoes use the lagoon and salt evaporation ponds of Messolongi during the summer months before moving further south for the winter. (Dimitri Messinis/Associated Press) #

C.J. Saunders hurdles a fire pit obstacle on Oct. 19, during the Mad Max Mud Run in Paris, Texas. (Sam Craft/The Paris News/Associated Press) #

An Indian street child plays in a dry river bed after flood waters receded in Allahabad on Oct. 25. (Sanjay Kanojia/AFP/Getty Images) #

A jogger runs around a trail in Piedmont Park, on Oct. 14, in Atlanta, Ga. as temperatures hover in the low 70s under mostly cloudy skies in the area. (David Goldman/Associated Press) #

Cocoa Beach resident Terry Zittle often relaxes at the beach, and is a magnet for many a feathered friend on Oct. 27, in Cocoa Beach, Fla. He has even named many of these pigeons, who know that he has brought sunflower seeds for breakfast. He was watching the 2013 U.S.A. Beach Running Championships at the Cocoa Beach pier at sunrise. Hundreds of runners took art in a 10K, and a half marathon run along the beach. (Tim Shortt/Associated Press/Florida Today) #

Participants take part in an attempt to set a new Guinness World Record for the largest pillow fight, in Chicago on Oct. 27. According to the Guinness World Records, they need more than 3,706 participants to set a new record. The results of the event have not been announced. (Jim Young/Reuters) #

Participants fall out from their homemade roller cart after crashing during the 25th Roller Cart Festival in Medellin, Colombia on Oct. 27. (Albeiro Lopera/Reuters) #

Kyle Queyrouze, left, rides on his longboard as his friend Nicolas Knauf rides his bike on the Mandeville, La., lakefront at sunset on Oct. 28. (David Grunfeld/Associated Press/ Times-Picayune) #

A model opens her mouth to breathe from a scuba tank as Israeli photographer Johannes Felten takes pictures during an underwater photo shoot in the Red Sea in the resort city of Eilat on Oct. 22. A shipwreck was a popular location at this year's Eilat Red Sea shootout, where underwater photographers from around the world hussled for three days to capture the best images. (Gabriel Rif/Reuters) #

Benjamin Butler, 7 months old, is photographed by his mother (unseen) as he sits in his baby seat next to the newest art installation of a robot and a barcode by British artist Banksy, on a wall in the Coney Island area of New York City, on Oct. 28. Famously jaded New Yorkers are getting swept up in the hype over Banksy, the renegade graffiti artist who is leaving his mark across the city this month. (Brendan McDermid/Reuters) #

Nepalese people read newspapers at the Ason market in Katmandu, Nepal, on Oct. 23. The predominantly Hindu Himalayan nation is holding elections for its Constituent Assembly on Nov. 19. (Niranjan Shrestha/Associated Press) #

Residents and volunteers plant sea grass atop of a dune built to protect the remote Breezy Point, Queens beach community on the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy in New York on Oct. 29. Hurricane Sandy, also known as Superstorm Sandy, left more then 100 people dead and caused tens of billions of dollars in damage. (Adrees Latif/Reuters) #

A young girl rides a toy tractor inside a horse barn, on Oct. 6, during the Fall Festival at the Lands at Hillside Farms in Dallas, Pa. (Andrew Krech/Associated Press/The Citizens' Voice) #

A man with a cart passes in front of a street painting in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Oct. 21. The mural, by artist Alfredo Segatori, known as "Pelado", covers a wall of a bridge in the Palermo neighborhood. (Natacha Pisarenko/Associated Press) #

Memphis sculptor Elisha Gold creates a giant head out of 6 inch nails during the final day of the 7th Annual RiverArtsFest on Oct. 27, in Memphis, Tenn. Over 190 artists turned out to display work at the Mid South's largest juried arts market and street festival. (Jim Weber/Associated Press/The Commercial Appeal) #

Balbino Castillo, 25, from El Salvador, juggles in front of traffic stopped at traffic lights in Madrid, on Oct. 28. Castillo, who has been living in Madrid for last two years, earns around fifty euros per day working as street performer. (Francisco Seco/Associated Press) #

Students from Cataldo Catholic School form a congo line as they complete the second of two laps around Cannon Hill Park, on Oct. 18, in Spokane, Wash. Seventh and eighth graders ran one mile as part of a fitness test and to set goals for the year. (Dan Pelle/Associated Press/The Spokesman-Review) #

A person rides with a bicycle alongside the river Spree as it is photographed trough multiple reflections of windows at a courtyard of a parliament office building in Berlin, on Oct. 14. (Markus Schreiber/Associated Press) #

A fisherman moves along the Mississippi River near the Port of Dubuque, on Oct. 14, in Dubuque, Iowa. (Jessica Reilly/Associated Press/The Telegraph Herald) #

A man clears fallen leaves in a park on Oct. 16, in Prague. (Michal Cizek/AFP/Getty Images) #

A lone boater skims across the surface of the Potomac River at sunset in Washington on Oct. 8. (J. David Ake/Associated Press) #

Children play behind a pumpkin carved and lit for Halloween, on Oct. 30, in Monterey Park, Calif., a day before the annual celebration of the traditional All Hallow's Eve, the time in the liturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs, and faithful departed believers. (J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images) #