Today in Pictures - October 9, 2013

A bolt from a thunderstorm strikes down over the Pacific resort city of Acapulco, Mexico on Monday, Oct 7, 2013. Acapulco, which was pounded by Tropical Storm Manuel a few weeks ago, was expecting scattered thunder storms on Tuesday, Oct 8, 2013. --
A bolt from a thunderstorm strikes down over the Pacific resort city of Acapulco, Mexico on Monday, Oct 7, 2013. Acapulco, which was pounded by Tropical Storm Manuel a few weeks ago, was expecting scattered thunder storms on Tuesday, Oct 8, 2013. -- PHOTO: AP

The annual haj pilgrimage in Mecca, Houston Rockets' Jeremy Lin in Philippines. 

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