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 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 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 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 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)

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)

September 26, 2014
From Photos of the Week: 9/20-9/26, one of 35 photos. Feifei, 21, undergoes breast implant surgery at a hospital in Hefei, Anhui province, China. Feifei, who is a third-year university student and a part-time model, received a free breast implant surgery which costs about 300,000 yuan ($48,881), in return for advertising for the hospital. Around 10 days after the operation, she won a prize at a local beauty contest, reported local media. (Reuters/Stringer)

From Photos of the Week: 9/20-9/26, one of 35 photos. Feifei, 21, undergoes breast implant surgery at a hospital in Hefei, Anhui province, China. Feifei, who is a third-year university student and a part-time model, received a free breast implant surgery which costs about 300,000 yuan ($48,881), in return for advertising for the hospital. Around 10 days after the operation, she won a prize at a local beauty contest, reported local media. (Reuters/Stringer)

September 25, 2014
From The Alberta Tar Sands, one of 29 photos. The top layer of muskeg and earth (right), and the underlying tar sands (left) after the removal of the muskeg, at the Syncrude tar sands operations near Fort McMurray, Alberta, on September 17, 2014. (Reuters/Todd Korol)

From The Alberta Tar Sands, one of 29 photos. The top layer of muskeg and earth (right), and the underlying tar sands (left) after the removal of the muskeg, at the Syncrude tar sands operations near Fort McMurray, Alberta, on September 17, 2014. (Reuters/Todd Korol)

September 23, 2014
From Fleeing ISIS, Syrian Kurds Swarm into Turkey, one of 28 photos. Syrian Kurds cross the border from Syria into Turkey at the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province, on September 23, 2014. UNHCR, the United Nations refugee agency, warned that as many as 400,000 people may flee to Turkey from Syria’s Kurdish region to escape attacks by ISIS militants. (Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images)

From Fleeing ISIS, Syrian Kurds Swarm into Turkey, one of 28 photos. Syrian Kurds cross the border from Syria into Turkey at the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province, on September 23, 2014. UNHCR, the United Nations refugee agency, warned that as many as 400,000 people may flee to Turkey from Syria’s Kurdish region to escape attacks by ISIS militants. (Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images)

September 19, 2014
From Photos of the Week: 9/13-9/19, one of 35 photos. A pod of orca whales swim in the waters of the San Juan Islands near Friday Harbor, Washington, with Mt. Baker in the distance. (AP Photo/Rachel La Corte)

From Photos of the Week: 9/13-9/19, one of 35 photos. A pod of orca whales swim in the waters of the San Juan Islands near Friday Harbor, Washington, with Mt. Baker in the distance. (AP Photo/Rachel La Corte)

September 18, 2014
From California’s King Fire, one of 25 photos. A firefighter battling the King Fire watches as a backfire burns along Highway 50 in Fresh Pond, California, on September 16, 2014. The fire led officials to call on about 2,000 people to evacuate from areas threatened by the blaze. It has charred more than 70,000 acres and is currently listed as 5 percent contained. (Reuters/Noah Berger)

From California’s King Fire, one of 25 photos. A firefighter battling the King Fire watches as a backfire burns along Highway 50 in Fresh Pond, California, on September 16, 2014. The fire led officials to call on about 2,000 people to evacuate from areas threatened by the blaze. It has charred more than 70,000 acres and is currently listed as 5 percent contained. (Reuters/Noah Berger)

September 17, 2014
From Scotland’s Big Decision, one of 32 photos. Ninian Gibson, 16, poses for a photograph at Duddingston Loch in Edinburgh, Scotland, on March 4, 2014. Ninian, who plans to vote “No” in the referendum, said, “Though I think Scotland should have full control over its own affairs I think that the U.K. is an important force in the world that it should be kept united.” (Reuters/Paul Hackett)

From Scotland’s Big Decision, one of 32 photos. Ninian Gibson, 16, poses for a photograph at Duddingston Loch in Edinburgh, Scotland, on March 4, 2014. Ninian, who plans to vote “No” in the referendum, said, “Though I think Scotland should have full control over its own affairs I think that the U.K. is an important force in the world that it should be kept united.” (Reuters/Paul Hackett)