Today In Pictures: Oct. 27, 2011

A sadhu celebrates Diwali at the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir on Oct. 27, 2011 in London, England. Diwali, which marks the start of the Hindu New Year, is being celebrated by thousands of Hindus in the Neasden mandir, which was the first traditional Hindu template to open in Europe. (Oli Scarff/Getty Images)



A woman in costume attends a protest against education reforms planned by the government that propose private funding for public institutions in Bogota, Colombia, Oct. 26, 2011. (Fernando Vergara/AP Photo)



Thai residents travel in a Tuk Tuk through a busy flooded market near the Chao Phraya river Oct. 27, 2011 in Bangkok, Thailand. Hundreds of factories closed in the central Thai province of Ayutthaya and Nonthaburi as the flood waters began to reach Bangkok. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)



WWII veteran, William Walker, 90, launches the Scottish Poppy Appeal, with soldiers from the Royal Highland Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion the Royal Regiment of Scotland, Oct. 27, 2011, Penicuick, Scotland. Mr Walker, who was wounded while serving in Burma in 1943 with the Royal Scots, helped the soldiers celebrate the 90th anniversary of the annual Nov. campaign. (Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)



Mourners give the last standing ovation during the funeral service held for the MotoGP rider Marco Simoncelli, as Paolo and Rossella Simoncelli, father and mother of Marco, embrace by his coffin, Oct. 27, 2011,in Coriano, Italy. Marco Simoncelli, 24, died in a crash at Sunday’s MotoGp race at Sepang, Malaysia. (Roberto Serra/Iguana Press/Getty Images)



Dan Weirich walks through a scenic El Alamo Park after an overnight storm dumped more than 2 inches of heavy, wet snow on the Texas Panhandle in Amarillo, Oct. 27, 2011. (Michael Schumacher/Amarillo Globe-News/AP Photo)



Car wrecks are covered with mud in Borghetto Di Vara, in the Italian north-western region of Liguria, Oct. 27, 2011, following violent rains and floods that struck in the area. Soldiers and civilian rescue workers battled knee-deep mud Thursday as they searched for survivors after flash floods and mudslides inundated picturesque villages around coastal areas of Liguria and Tuscany. (Antonio Calanni/AP Photo)



Indian village women row as they participate in a boat race competition, a ritual after the festival of Diwali, a festival of lights, in Habra, 50 kilometers (31miles) east of Kolkata, India, Oct. 27, 2011. (AP Photo)



Russian President Dmitry Medvedev walks during a meeting marking the 20th anniversary of the Russian Constitutional Court in the Kremlin in Moscow, Oct. 27, 2011. (Yekaterina Shtukina/RIA Novosti/AP Photo)



Models showcase designs on the catwalk during the SCFASHION Qi Gang S/S 2012 show on the Fourth day of China Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2012 at the Banquet Hall, Beijing Hotel , Oct. 27, 2011, in Beijing, China. (Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)



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