Today in Pictures, October 19, 2017

The 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, Festival of Tbourida in Morocco, and other pictures from around the world in Today in Pictures.

Delegates talk to the media in the Great Hall of the People on the second day of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China in Beijing, October 19, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS
Eagle Prime (MK3), a giant robot by MegaBots Inc. which manufactures giant piloted humanoid fighting robots headquartered in Berkeley, California, U.S. is shown in Japan in this undated photo released on October 17, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS
A boy walks at a shopping mall in Tokyo, Japan, October 18, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS
Cars are parked at the Great Hall of the People during the opening session of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China in Beijing, China October 18, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS
Traditional Moroccan knights fire in an equestrian show during the Festival of Tbourida, a competition between the Moroccan tribes, in Al-Jadidah, Morocco, October 18, 2017. Tbourida is a traditional exhibition of horsemanship in the Maghreb performed during cultural festivals and to close Maghrebi wedding celebrations. The performance consists of a group of horse riders, all wearing traditional clothes, who charge along a straight path at the same speed so as to form a line, the pickup speed and then at the end of the charge, fire into the sky using old muskets or muzzle-loading rifles. PHOTO: EPA
Firefighters attempt to extinguish a fire at the Kandawgyi Palace Hotel in Yangon, Myanmar, October 19, 2017. A fire broke out at the 5-star lakefront hotel early in the morning of October 19, and burned down more than half of the whole structure. Kandawgyi Palace Hotel was originally built by the British as an exclusive rowing club in 1934 and attracts visitors with its traditional Myanmar architecture featuring the lavish use of teak wood. PHOTO: EPA
Clad in the traditional attire of Confucian scholars, elementary school students reenact a royal test to recruit ranking officials from South Korea's past dynasties, called 'gwageo' in Korean, in a pavilion in Jeju City on the southernmost resort island of Jeju, South Korea, October 19, 2017. PHOTO: EPA
A woman and a child walk past by a mural of a dinosaur outside Fukui station in Fukui, Japan, on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017. Fukui Prefecture has one of the lowest rates of unemployment, a growing economy and the highest level of female employment in the country. But employers there have seen too many false dawns and wages remain stubbornly restrained. PHOTO: BLOOMBERG
A Rohingya refugee woman waiting for a solar lantern to charge at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazar. The squalid camps in Bangladesh that are now home to nearly 600,000 newly arrived Rohingya have no running water and barely any toilets, but they do have power -- thanks to a proliferation of solar panels. Refugees can charge their phones and power electric lights and fans, a lifeline in tents that become very hot in the strong sun. PHOTO: AFP
Sri Lankan Hindu devotees offer prayers during Diwali Festival at a temple in Colombo on October 18, 2017. Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, marks the triumph of good over evil, and commemorates the return of Hindu deity Rama to his birthplace Ayodhya after victory against the demon king Ravana. PHOTO: AFP

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