Firefighters and members of Japan's Self-Defense Forces conduct a rescue operation at a cabin near the peak of Mount Ontake as plumes of smoke billow in central Japan, on Sept. 28, 2014. At least 30 people were killed during the erupttion with the death toll set to hit 47 after 12 more bodies were discovered on the slopes of the volcano.
Riot police fire pepper spray into a crowd as thousands of protesters surround the government headquarters in Hong Kong on Sept. 28. Hong Kong police used tear gas on Sunday and warned of further measures as they tried to clear thousands of pro-democracy protesters demonstrating in Beijing over its decision to restrict democratic reforms for the city.
A rescuer lifts 16-year-old Blake Hayes into a helicopter after the teen fell more than 100 feet from a cliff at the Warriewood blowhole at Turimetta Head in Sydney, Australia, Sept. 29. Hayes had to be airlifted to Royal North Shore Hospital and placed in a medically induced coma as a result of a broken back and broken wrists.
“He’s still lucky ... really very lucky,’’ his mother Prue Bowman told The Daily Telegraph.
A Syrian Kurdish woman cries as she holds her baby in the southeastern town of Suruc in the Sanliurfa province after crossing the border between Syria and Turkey on Oct. 1.
Tens of thousands of Syrian Kurds flooded into Turkey fleeing an onslaught from ISIS that prompted an appeal for international intervention. Some of the refugees now want to return to protect their homes and join the fight against ISIS militants.
Syrian Kurds wait after crossing the border between Syria and Turkey after several mortars hit both sides on Sept. 29.
Thousands of walruses gather on the northwest coast of Alaska on Sept. 23. Pacific walrus looking for places to rest in the absence of sea ice are coming to shore in record numbers, according to NOAA. An estimated 35,000 total walruses were spotted Saturday about 5 miles north of Point Lay, Alaska.
Image released on Sept. 30.
Oakland Athletics relief pitcher Luke Gregerson sits in the dugout after Oakland lost 9-8 in 12 innings to the Kansas City Royals in the AL wild-card playoff baseball game on Sept. 30 in Kansas City, Mo.
Surfer dog Tillman rides a wave at the Surf City surf dog contest in Huntington Beach, Calif., on Sept. 28.
British Prime Minister David Cameron prepares his keynote speech in his hotel room at the Conservative Party conference as his image appears on a TV news broadcast on Sept. 30 in Birmingham, England.
A U.S Air Force F-22 Raptor fighter aircraft is refueled by a KC-10 Extender refuels prior to strike operations in Syria on Sept. 26. The aircraft were part of a strike package that was engaging ISIS targets in Syria. Washington and its Arab allies opened the air assault against the extremist group on Sept. 23, striking military facilities, training camps, heavy weapons and oil installations.
Student protesters shine lights as they chant pro-democracy slogans on Sept. 30 in Hong Kong.
Nowa Paye, 9, is taken to an ambulance after showing signs of the Ebola infection in the village of Freeman Reserve, about 30 miles north of Monrovia, Liberia, on Sept. 30. Three members of District 13 ambulance service traveled to the village to pickup six suspected Ebola sufferers that had been quarantined by villagers. Aid donations are still inadequate, as the international community tries to increase the ability to care for the spiraling number of people infected with the disease which has hit Liberia the hardest.
Activists dismantle Ukraine's biggest monument to Lenin at a pro-Ukrainian rally in the central square of the eastern city of Kharkiv, Ukraine, on Sept. 28.
Policemen rest following pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong on Sept. 29.
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