October 20, 2014
From A 50-Foot-Tall French Fire-Breathing Dragon-Horse Visits Beijing, one of 25 photos. French production company La Machine’s latest creation, a massive mechanical puppet named “Long Ma” or Dragon Horse breathes steam while performs in front of the Bird’s Nest Stadium in Beijing, China on October 19, 2014. The performance marked the climax of celebrations of the 50th anniversary of Sino-French diplomatic relations. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

From A 50-Foot-Tall French Fire-Breathing Dragon-Horse Visits Beijing, one of 25 photos. French production company La Machine’s latest creation, a massive mechanical puppet named “Long Ma” or Dragon Horse breathes steam while performs in front of the Bird’s Nest Stadium in Beijing, China on October 19, 2014. The performance marked the climax of celebrations of the 50th anniversary of Sino-French diplomatic relations. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

October 17, 2014
From Photos of the Week: 10/11-10/17, one of 35 photos. Blind student Marina Gimaraes, of the Association of Ballet and Arts for the Blind, warms up backstage before performing “Corsario e Paquitas” during celebrations marking Brazil’s Children’s Day at the Italo Theater in Sao Paulo on October 12, 2014. The Association was founded by Brazilian ballerina and physiotherapist Fernanda Bianchini in 1995, when she decided to teach classical ballet to the blind for free. Since then, her classes have been opened to the deaf and mute, and even to children and youths with other handicaps. Bianchini says that the school’s main goal for their students is for them to improve their posture, balance, spatial sense and self-esteem, in addition to breaking barriers and prejudices about people with handicaps. (Reuters/Nacho Doce)

From Photos of the Week: 10/11-10/17, one of 35 photos. Blind student Marina Gimaraes, of the Association of Ballet and Arts for the Blind, warms up backstage before performing “Corsario e Paquitas” during celebrations marking Brazil’s Children’s Day at the Italo Theater in Sao Paulo on October 12, 2014. The Association was founded by Brazilian ballerina and physiotherapist Fernanda Bianchini in 1995, when she decided to teach classical ballet to the blind for free. Since then, her classes have been opened to the deaf and mute, and even to children and youths with other handicaps. Bianchini says that the school’s main goal for their students is for them to improve their posture, balance, spatial sense and self-esteem, in addition to breaking barriers and prejudices about people with handicaps. (Reuters/Nacho Doce)

October 16, 2014
From Skulls and Bones, one of 21 photos. Skulls and bones in an ossuary with the remains of more than 50,000 people on October 19, 2012 under the Church of St. James in Brno, Czech Republic. Lost for some 200 years, the ossuary was discovered in 2001 during construction work under the Church of St James. (Michal Cizek/AFP/Getty Images)

From Skulls and Bones, one of 21 photos. Skulls and bones in an ossuary with the remains of more than 50,000 people on October 19, 2012 under the Church of St. James in Brno, Czech Republic. Lost for some 200 years, the ossuary was discovered in 2001 during construction work under the Church of St James. (Michal Cizek/AFP/Getty Images)

October 15, 2014
From Hong Kong Police Clash With Occupy Protesters, one of 30 photos. Police forces march toward pro-democracy protesters holding umbrellas during a standoff outside the central government offices in Hong Kong on October 14, 2014. Hong Kong police vowed October 14 to tear down more street barricades manned by pro-democracy protesters, hours after hundreds of officers armed with chainsaws and bolt cutters partially cleared two major roads occupied for a fortnight. (Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images)

From Hong Kong Police Clash With Occupy Protesters, one of 30 photos. Police forces march toward pro-democracy protesters holding umbrellas during a standoff outside the central government offices in Hong Kong on October 14, 2014. Hong Kong police vowed October 14 to tear down more street barricades manned by pro-democracy protesters, hours after hundreds of officers armed with chainsaws and bolt cutters partially cleared two major roads occupied for a fortnight. (Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images)

October 13, 2014
From Native Americans: Portraits From a Century Ago, one of 34 photos. Here, a  portrait of a Native American named Big Head, ca. 1905. (Library of Congress/Edward S. Curtis)

From Native Americans: Portraits From a Century Ago, one of 34 photos. Here, a portrait of a Native American named Big Head, ca. 1905. (Library of Congress/Edward S. Curtis)

October 13, 2014
From The Battle for Donetsk, one of 36 photos. The main terminal of Donetsk Sergey Prokofiev International Airport, hit by shelling during fighting between pro-Russian rebels and Ukrainian government forces in the town of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, on October 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

From The Battle for Donetsk, one of 36 photos. The main terminal of Donetsk Sergey Prokofiev International Airport, hit by shelling during fighting between pro-Russian rebels and Ukrainian government forces in the town of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, on October 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

October 10, 2014
From Photos of the Week: 10/4-10/10, one of 35 photos. Japan’s H-2A rocket, which carries the Himawari-8 weather satellite, leaves the launching pad at the Tanegashima Space Center, Kagoshima prefecture, in southwestern Japan in a bid to improve the accuracy of weather forecasts related to natural disasters. (JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)

From Photos of the Week: 10/4-10/10, one of 35 photos. Japan’s H-2A rocket, which carries the Himawari-8 weather satellite, leaves the launching pad at the Tanegashima Space Center, Kagoshima prefecture, in southwestern Japan in a bid to improve the accuracy of weather forecasts related to natural disasters. (JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)

October 9, 2014
From Statue or Bust: Around the World in Lenins, one of 36 photos. A billiard club in Ulan Bator, Mongolia, with bust of Vladimir Lenin, 2007. The billiard club is located in the former Lenin museum. (CC BY-SA/freepix.eu)

From Statue or Bust: Around the World in Lenins, one of 36 photos. A billiard club in Ulan Bator, Mongolia, with bust of Vladimir Lenin, 2007. The billiard club is located in the former Lenin museum. (CC BY-SA/freepix.eu)

October 8, 2014
From The Battle for Kobani, one of 32 photos. Smoke rises after an U.S.-led air strike in the Syrian town of Kobani Ocotber 8, 2014. U.S.-led air strikes on Wednesday pushed Islamic State fighters back to the edges of the Syrian Kurdish border town of Kobani, which they had appeared set to seize after a three-week assault, local officials said. The town has become the focus of international attention since the Islamists’ advance drove 180,000 of the area’s mostly Kurdish inhabitants to flee into adjoining Turkey, which has infuriated its own restive Kurdish minority and its NATO partners in Washington by refusing to intervene. (Reuters/Umit Bekas)

From The Battle for Kobani, one of 32 photos. Smoke rises after an U.S.-led air strike in the Syrian town of Kobani Ocotber 8, 2014. U.S.-led air strikes on Wednesday pushed Islamic State fighters back to the edges of the Syrian Kurdish border town of Kobani, which they had appeared set to seize after a three-week assault, local officials said. The town has become the focus of international attention since the Islamists’ advance drove 180,000 of the area’s mostly Kurdish inhabitants to flee into adjoining Turkey, which has infuriated its own restive Kurdish minority and its NATO partners in Washington by refusing to intervene. (Reuters/Umit Bekas)

October 7, 2014
From Wrapped in Plastic: Preparing for Ebola, one of 32 photos. A health care worker of the John Fitzgerald Kennedy hospital of Monrovia wearing a protective suit enters the high-risk area of the hospital, the surgical section where Ebola patients are being treated, on September 3, 2014. (Dominique Faget/AFP/Getty Images)

From Wrapped in Plastic: Preparing for Ebola, one of 32 photos. A health care worker of the John Fitzgerald Kennedy hospital of Monrovia wearing a protective suit enters the high-risk area of the hospital, the surgical section where Ebola patients are being treated, on September 3, 2014. (Dominique Faget/AFP/Getty Images)

October 6, 2014
From Northern Lights in the Skies Above Norway, one of 18 photos. A tourist takes photos of an Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) over the Bals-Fiord north of the Arctic Circle, near the village of Mestervik, Norway, on September 30, 2014. (Reuters/Yannis Behrakis)

From Northern Lights in the Skies Above Norway, one of 18 photos. A tourist takes photos of an Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) over the Bals-Fiord north of the Arctic Circle, near the village of Mestervik, Norway, on September 30, 2014. (Reuters/Yannis Behrakis)

October 3, 2014
From Photos of the Week: 9/27-10/3, one of 35 photos. Riot police launch tear gas into the crowd as thousands of protesters surround the government headquarters in Hong Kong Sunday, September 28, 2014. Hong Kong police used tear gas and warned of further measures as they tried to clear thousands of pro-democracy protesters gathered outside government headquarters in a challenge to Beijing over its decision to restrict democratic reforms for the city. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

From Photos of the Week: 9/27-10/3, one of 35 photos. Riot police launch tear gas into the crowd as thousands of protesters surround the government headquarters in Hong Kong Sunday, September 28, 2014. Hong Kong police used tear gas and warned of further measures as they tried to clear thousands of pro-democracy protesters gathered outside government headquarters in a challenge to Beijing over its decision to restrict democratic reforms for the city. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

October 1, 2014
From 2014 National Geographic Photo Contest, one of 32 photos. Empusa pennata, a conehead mantis, in Kahramanmaras, Turkey. (© Mehmet Karaca/National Geographic Photo Contest)

From 2014 National Geographic Photo Contest, one of 32 photos. Empusa pennata, a conehead mantis, in Kahramanmaras, Turkey. (© Mehmet Karaca/National Geographic Photo Contest)

September 30, 2014
From The Eruption of Japan’s Mount Ontake, one of 19 photos. Climbers descend Mount Ontake as the volcano erupts in central Japan on September 27, 2014, in this photo taken by a climber and released by Kyodo. The volcano erupted on Saturday, killing at least 36 people, officials and media said. The Japan Meteorological Agency said the volcano, 200 km (125 miles) west of Tokyo, erupted just before midday and sent ash pouring down the mountain’s south slope for more than 3 km (2 mi). Mandatory credit. (Reuters/Kyodo)

From The Eruption of Japan’s Mount Ontake, one of 19 photos. Climbers descend Mount Ontake as the volcano erupts in central Japan on September 27, 2014, in this photo taken by a climber and released by Kyodo. The volcano erupted on Saturday, killing at least 36 people, officials and media said. The Japan Meteorological Agency said the volcano, 200 km (125 miles) west of Tokyo, erupted just before midday and sent ash pouring down the mountain’s south slope for more than 3 km (2 mi). Mandatory credit. (Reuters/Kyodo)

September 29, 2014
From Pro-Democracy Protesters Occupy Hong Kong’s Central District, one of 30 photos. A protester raises his umbrellas in front of tear gas which was fired by riot police to disperse protesters blocking the main street to the Central district outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong, on September 28, 2014. Hong Kong police used tear gas to disperse pro-democracy protests and baton-charged the crowd blocking a key road in the government district after Hong Kong and Chinese officials warned against illegal demonstrations. (Reuters/Tyrone Siu)

From Pro-Democracy Protesters Occupy Hong Kong’s Central District, one of 30 photos. A protester raises his umbrellas in front of tear gas which was fired by riot police to disperse protesters blocking the main street to the Central district outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong, on September 28, 2014. Hong Kong police used tear gas to disperse pro-democracy protests and baton-charged the crowd blocking a key road in the government district after Hong Kong and Chinese officials warned against illegal demonstrations. (Reuters/Tyrone Siu)