Brazilian football legend Pele poses with a football during an interaction session with the students of NSHM Knowledge Campus in Kolkata, India, Monday, Oct. 12, 2015. Pele is in Kolkata during a three-day visit and will also fly to the national capital New Delhi to attend the Subroto Cup 2015 football final match, according to local reports.
Indian Air Force Sukhoi Su-30 MKI fires flares during a Vertical Charlie
maneuver at the Air Force Day parade at Hindon Air Force base near New
Delhi, India, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha
announced Thursday that the IAF would have women fighter pilots, a
proposal pending at the Indian Defense Ministry for approval.
Naga sadhus, or naked Hindu holy men take holy dip in the Godavari River
during Kumbh Mela, or Pitcher Festival, at Trimbakeshwar in Nasik,
India, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. Hindus believe taking a dip in the
waters of a holy river during the festival, will cleanse them of their
sins. According to Hindu mythology, the Kumbh Mela celebrates the
victory of gods over demons in a furious battle over a nectar that would
give them immortality.
Indian devotees perform rituals as they take holy dips in the Godavari River during Kumbh Mela, or Pitcher Festival, in Nasik, India, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. Hindus believe taking a dip in the waters of a holy river during the festival will cleanse them of their sins. Wednesday marked the first day of bathing for those attending this year’s festival on the banks of the Godavari River in Maharashtra state.
Supporters of Sri Lanka's ruling United National Party celebrate their
party's election performance in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Tuesday, Aug. 18,
2015. Sri Lanka's prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe defeated the
country's former strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa in parliamentary elections,
according to results released Tuesday, blocking a key step of his
return to power bid seven months after he lost the presidency. Portrait
of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is seen on right.
A member of Sri Lanka's elite police force stands guard as polling officials bring sealed boxes of ballot papers outside a vote counting center in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Monday, Aug. 17, 2015. Sri Lankans voted in parliamentary elections Monday that will decide the political future of former strongman leader Mahinda Rajapaksa, seeking a comeback eight months after being unseated in a shocking election loss.