Today in Pictures, Oct 18, 2018

Navratri festival celebrations in India,Tomb Sweeping Day in Hong Kong and other pictures from around the world in Today in Pictures.

Hindu devotees perform Garba, a traditional folk dance, during the celebrations to mark the Navratri festival, in which devotees worship Hindu goddess Durga, at Surat in the western state of Gujarat, India on Oct 17, 2018. PHOTO:REUTERS
People visit the graves of relatives during the Chung Yeung Festival, or Tomb Sweeping Day, at a cemetery in Hong Kong on Oct 17, 2018. The Chung Yeung Festival is a day to respect and remember family ancestors, in a ritual followed in the territory amongst the Chinese community. PHOTO:AFP
A visitor looks at (From L) Pablo Picasso's "Bathers: Man with Joined Hands", "Man Fountain" and "Diver" during a preview of the exhibition "Picasso Metamorphosis" at Palazzo Reale in Milan on Oct 17, 2018. The exhibition will end on Feb 17, 2019. PHOTO:AFP
Indian police beat a Hindu activist as he pleads for his own safety as protesters rallied against a Supreme Court verdict revoking a ban on women's entry to a Hindu temple, in Nilackal in southern Kerala state on Oct 17, 2018. Clashes erupted in India on Oct 17 as traditionalists tried to stop women visiting one of Hinduism's most sacred temples. PHOTO:AFP
Turkish forensic police officers work inside of the residence of the Saudi consul Mohammed al-Otaibi, for investigation in Istanbul, Turkey on 17 Oct 2018. According to local media reports, al-Otaibi has left Turkey on 16 Oct. A Turkish prosecutor has entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to investigate the disappearance of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, an inspection that was being carried out jointly with a Saudi team. PHOTO:EPA-EFE
Sri lankan ground staff remove the rain covers from the wicket area after rain delayed the start of play during the third one day international (ODI) cricket match between Sri Lanka and England at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Pallekele on Oct 17, 2018. PHOTO:AFP
Honduran immigrants of the caravan heading to Mexico get on trucks to Guatemala City, in Zacapa, Guatemala on 17 Oct, 2018. The caravan of Honduran immigrants of around three thousand people, according to the UN, continues its itinerary in Guatemala with the aim to reach the United States. PHOTO:EPA-EFE
Christopher from Beach Boys FC juggles a soccer ball in the island of Boracay, Philippines on 17 Oct 2018. The island of Boracay has reopened for a 'dry run' of ten days after it was closed to the public for six months for sanitation and development work at the tourist destination, which the country's president had called a 'cesspool.' Boracay island will reopen on 26 Oct. PHOTO:EPA-EFE
Honduran migrants heading to the United States, rest at a gymnasium of a Catholic church in Chiquimula, Guatemala, on Oct 16, 2018. A migrant caravan set out on Oct 13 from the impoverished, violence-plagued country and was headed north on the long journey through Guatemala and Mexico to the US border. President Donald Trump warned Honduras he will cut millions of dollars in aid if the group of about 2,000 migrants is allowed to reach the United States. PHOTO:AFP
A musician takes cover during a shooting after a ceremony for the anniversary of the killing of Jean-Jacques Dessalines in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on Oct 17, 2018. Civil society has been called today to protest to demand an investigation into what they say is the alleged misuse of Venezuela-sponsored PetroCaribe funds. PHOTO:REUTERS
Two men near the Houses of Parliament shelter from the rain under Union Flag umbrellas in central London on Oct 17, 2018. Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May is set to travel to Brussels later in the day to address EU leaders at a crucial summit. PHOTO:AFP

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