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Today in Pictures: Oct. 13
Refugees are rescued off the Libyan coast, farmers burn forests in Indonesia and more.
Lebanese artist Alexandre Paulikevitch performs during his show 'Mouhawala Oula' at the Center Pompidou in Malaga, Spain. Paulikevitch presents his show as part of the first edition of the multidisciplinary demonstration 'Move' that is held at the Center Pompidou from Oct. 13 to Nov. 13.
Visitors observe the light installation 'Monolith powered by Mercedes-Benz' during the Signal Festival in Prague, Czech Republic. The festival features international and local artists presenting new technologies and lighting design in the streets of the city through video mapping projections and audio-visual installations.
Egyptian fishermen gather their nets at El-Burollos Lake in Kafr el-Sheikh, 106 miles north of Cairo, Egypt. A $12 billion bailout loan aimed at supporting the government's reform package has yet to be finalized, but could come as early as next week, hopefully paving the way for sustainable economic growth that generates jobs for Egypt's surging population of over 90 million.
A migrant holds onto a rope during a rescue operation some eight nautical miles off Libya's Mediterranean coastline. A growing number of people are attempting the treacherous sea journey from Libya or Egypt, after the closure of the Balkan migrant trail route leading from Greece to western Europe.
Moonlight shines through smoke and haze as a fire burns a pine forest in Lembah Seulawah village, Aceh Besar, Indonesia. Hundreds of hectares of pine forests were destroyed by fire set to clear new land for plantations in the region. The clearing of plantations using fire is a common practice used by locals, although authorities categorize the action as an illegal act that may damage forests.