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Today in Pictures: Oct. 12
Donald Trump kisses a "Women for Trump" sign, Shiite Muslims mark Ashoura and North Carolina still swamped by floodwaters.
Vehicles at a business are surrounded by floodwaters from Hurricane Matthew in Lumberton, North Carolina, on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016. Twenty people in North Carolina have been killed by floodwaters and tens of thousands remained without power after Hurricane Matthew swamped the state with record rains, the governor said Wednesday.
Inmates watch as drug suspects are processed inside a police station in Manila, Philippines. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte took office on June 30 vowing to expand policies from Davao, the southern city where he was formerly mayor, such as his anti-drug campaign. The crackdown has left about 3,600 suspected drug pushers and users dead, including more than 1,500 suspects killed in gunbattles with police. The killings have been widely condemned from human rights advocates, and the United States, European Union and United Nations
Members of the Civil Defense, often called "White Helmets," carry an injured man after an air strike in the rebel-held Douma neighborhood of Damascus.
Members of La Legion, an elite unit of the Spanish Army, sing during a military parade as they celebrate a holiday known as "Dia de la Hispanidad," or Hispanic Day, in Madrid. Almost a year into Spain's political deadlock, the country is celebrating its National Day with a military parade of over 3,000 soldiers marching through Madrid and aircraft drawing trails of red and yellow smoke in the sky to represent the flag.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump kisses a "Women for Trump" sign during a campaign rally in Lakeland, Florida. More than fifty elected officials have announced their opposition to the Republican nominee and House Speaker Paul Ryan distanced himself even further from the candidate Monday.
A fighter from Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government aims his weapon through an opening in a wall as forces advance into the last area controlled by ISIS in the coastal city of Sirte, Libya. Libyan pro-government forces are surrounding the militants after a five-month campaign backed by U.S. air strikes, military officials say.
An Iranian Shiite Muslim woman mourns after covering herself with mud during Ashoura rituals in Khorramabad, Iran. Shiites mark Ashoura, the tenth day of the Muslim month of Muharram, to commemorate the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, a grandson of Prophet Muhammad and one of Shiite Islam's most beloved saints, during the 7th century Battle of Karbala in present-day Iraq.
An Afghan man carries a wounded girl after an attack by gunmen at the Karte Sakhi shrine in Kabul, late on Oct. 11. Grieving worshippers described desperately trying to shelter their children against a hail of gunfire in Kabul that killed at least 18 people gathering to mark Ashoura, one of the most important festivals of the Shiite calendar.
A Shia Muslim boy prepares to receive an incision during the mourning procession on the tenth day of Muharram, which marks the day of Ashoura, in Chennai, India. Ashoura commemorates the death in 680 AD of the Prophet Muhammad's grandson, Imam Hussein. Hussein was killed along with 72 friends and family members in the battle of Karbala. The ceremony is symbolic to show regret for not being able to fight with Hussein.