Today In Pictures: Oct. 18, 2011

Mahfouz Bahbah, 12, stands on a roadside hoping to sell his balloons at sunset in Kabul, Afghanistan, Oct. 18, 2011. (Muhammed Muheisen/AP Photo)


A revolutionary fighter fires a rocket-propelled grenade at Gadhafi loyalists in downtown Sirte, Libya, Oct. 18, 2011. About 1,000 Libyan revolutionary troops have launched a major assault on Moammar Gadhafi’s hometown, surging from the east to try to capture the last area under loyalist control. (Manu Brabo/AP Photo)


The daughter of released Palestinian prisoner, Walid Ghattas, who had been in prison for 20 years, cries as she waits for her meeting with Hamas political leader Khaled Meshal, not pictured, in Cairo, Egypt, Oct.18, 2011. Hundreds of Palestinians were freed from Israeli prisons in exchange for the release of Israel Soldier Gilad Schalit. (Amr Nabil/AP Photo)


Protesters walk under heavy rain in Unduavi, Bolivia, as they advance toward the country’s capital, Oct. 17, 2011. Indigenous and environmentalist groups, began an estimated 242-mile march from Trinidad to La Paz, Aug. 15 to protest a government planned highway that would cut through the Isiboro-Secure Indigenous Territory National Park, home to 15,000 indigenous people. (Dolores Ochoa/AP Photo)


Nurlela Tarigan, supported by her husband Benar Sitepu, cries in front of Malaysian Consulate office in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Oct. 18, 2011, after discovering officials had sent them another body, rather than their 22-year-old migrant worker son who died at a palm oil plantation in Malaysia. (Binsar Bakkara/AP Photo)


Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton meets Libyan soldiers at the steps of her C-17 military transport upon her arrival in Tripoli in Libya, Oct. 18, 2011. (Kevin Lamarque/AP Photo)


Vice President Joe Biden takes questions from a fourth grade class at the Goode Elementary School in York, Pa., Oct. 18, 2011, during a stop to highlight the American Job Act. (Bradley C. Bower/AP Photo)


A low, damp sky hangs over the lower Snake River valley near Asotin, Wash., a sign that winter is on its way, Oct. 17, 2011. (Kerri Sandaine/Lewiston Tribune/AP Photo)




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