In this Oct. 20, 2014 photo, Maria Eduarda, 7, holds her two-year-old sister Kauania as another sister Joyce, 4, plays outside their home while their mother steps away briefly and a neighbor looks after them in a shantytown on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. While the circumstances of the poor remain dire, the lowest echelons of Brazil’s social pyramid have seen the net greatest improvement in their lives over the past decade during three successive Workers’ Party governments. Brazil will hold a presidential run-off election on Sunday, Oct. 26.
Camels are seen from a hot air balloon flying over the Margham desert about 60 km (37 miles) southeast of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014.
A man suffering from Ebola virus lies on the floor outside a house in Port Loko Community, situated on the outskirts of Freetown, Sierra Leone, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. After emerging months ago in eastern Sierra Leone, Ebola is now hitting the western edges of the country where the capital is located with dozens of people falling sick each day, the government said Tuesday. So many people are dying that removing bodies is reportedly a problem.
Bishops attend the beatification ceremony of Pope Paul VI, and a mass for the closing of of a two-week synod on family issues, celebrated by Pope Francis, in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Syrian Kurdish fighter Delkhwaz Sheikh Ahmad, 22, sits with his wife Siham, 23, and their two sons, Dilyar, left, 3 and Ibrahim, 2, right, at his brother's house in Suruc, on the Turkey-Syria border, as he prepares to leave for Kobani, Syria, to rejoin the fighting, Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. Sheikh Ahmad is a member of the People’s Protection Units, also known as YPG and is fighting against militants of the Islamic State group in Kobani, Syria. Every few weeks, he takes a couple of days to cross the border into Turkey to visit his family that had evacuated. Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, and its surrounding areas, has been under assault by extremists of the Islamic State group since mid-September and is being defended by Kurdish fighters.
In this March 31, 2003 file photo, an Iraqi prisoner of war comforts his 4-year-old son at a regrouping center for POWs captured by the U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division near An Najaf, Iraq. The man was seized in An Najaf with his son, and the U.S. military did not want to separate father and son.
A Bahraini anti-government protester holds up a picture of jailed Saudi Sheik Nimr al-Nimr during clashes between police and protesters in Sanabis, Bahrain, a suburb of the capital Manama, Wednesday night, Oct. 15, 2014. The well-known Shiite cleric was sentenced to death Wednesday by a court in Saudi Arabia, sparking fears of renewed unrest from his supporters in the kingdom and neighboring Bahrain. Anti-government graffiti on the wall behind her reads, "We are steadfast and committed to our oath."
Chanting Hungarian soccer fans hold flares while arriving on a train at a railway station in Bucharest, Romania, Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. Romanian authorities took exceptional security measures to prevent violence between soccer fans ahead of a Euro 2016 Group F qualifier soccer match between Romania and Hungary.
Syrian Kurd Kiymet Ergun, 56, gestures, in Mursitpinar on the outskirts of Suruc, at the Turkey-Syria border, as thick smoke rises following an airstrike by the US-led coalition in Kobani, Syria as fighting continued between Syrian Kurds and the militants of Islamic State group, Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, and its surrounding areas, has been under assault by extremists of the Islamic State group since mid-September and is being defended by Kurdish fighters.
Biswa Gurung, a seven-year-old Indian boy talks to a colleague as he works at an automobile workshop in Gauhati, India, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014. Despite the country's rapid economic growth, child labor remains widespread in India, where an estimated 13 million children work, with laws meant to keep kids in school and out of the workplace routinely flouted.