A slideshow of what transpired over the weekend. When most of us unburdened ourselves from the stress of school and work, people around the world were walking on coal or skating on ice. Launching rockets or crashing heavy-bikes. Dedicating a festival to Sufism or the ancient Japanese tribe of Kiba 'kakunori'.
Basically we should get out more often.
Moto2 rider Ratthapark Wilairot of Thailand falls during Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix in Sepang, Malaysia.?AP Photo
Puerto Rican referee Roberto Ramirez (L) penalizes the Mexican challenger Johnny Garcia (R) during his WBO super-flyweight world championship fight against Argentina's World Boxing Organization champion Omar Narvaez (not pictured) at the Luna Park Stadium in Buenos Aires. ?AFP Photo
Devotees throng inside a temporary worship venue of Hindu goddess Durga on the first day of the Durga Puja festival in Kolkata, India. The five-day festival, commemorates the slaying of a demon king by lion-riding, 10-armed goddess Durga, marking the triumph of good over evil. ?AP Photo
Lynn Kriengkrairut, bottom, and Logan Giuliette-Schmitt skate during the ice dance short dance in the Skate America figure skating event.?AP Photo
This handout photo released and taken by OneAsia shows Kim Dae-sub of South Korea hitting a shot before his victory on the final day of OneAsia's Kolon Korea Open at the Woo Jeong Hills Country Club in Cheonan, south of Seoul. ?AFP Photo
The Soyuz TMA-06M spaceship is mounted on a launch pad at the Russian leased Kazakh Baikonur cosmodrome. The launch of the next ISS crew including US astronaut Kevin Ford, Russian cosmonauts, Oleg Novitskiy and Evgeny Tarelkin is scheduled on October 23. ?AFP Photo
A female Indian police contingent performs a salute to Chief Minister of Kashmir Omar Abdullah (not seen) during a ceremony on Police Commemoration Day in Zewan, in the outskirts of Srinagar. Every year on October 21, Police Commemoration Day is observed to remember and pay respects to police personnel who were killed in the past year while performing different kinds of duties, a police media release said. ?Reuters Photo
South Korean Army officers arrive to check the security at Imjingak in Paju near the border village of Panmunjom in the demilitarized zone that separates the two Koreas. North Korea's military threatened to strike a South Korean border area where anti-Pyongyang activists plan to launch leaflets from balloons Monday, Oct. 22. South Korea immediately vowed to retaliate if attacked. ?AP Photo
Uzbekistan dancer Dilaf Ruz performs during the inauguration ceremony of 'International Sufi Festival-2012' in Amritsar. ?AFP Photo
Syrian rebels observe as a comrade prepares to throw a homemade grenade towards an army position in the Al-Amariya district of the northern city of Aleppo. International peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi pressed in Damascus for a truce to break the cycle of bloodshed in Syria, while the regime said a national dialogue free of foreign interference was the key. ?AFP Photo
A devotee of Chinese Jui Tui shrine walks on live coals during a ceremony marking the annual Vegetarian Festival. During the festival, which begins on the first evening of the ninth lunar month and lasts nine days, religious devotees slash themselves with swords, pierce their cheeks with sharp objects and commit other painful acts to purify themselves, taking on the sins of the community. ?AFP Photo
Participants strike a pose as they compete in the Mr Antioquia Bodybuilding and Fitness Championship in Medellin. Participants, who darken their skin with tanning products and apply oils to increase shine, do a series of mandatory poses and display their best shaped muscles to a panel of judges who assign points based on their appearance.?AFP Photo
Raftsmen, members of the Kiba 'kakunori' preservation society, perform a stunt on a floating square timber at a local festival in Tokyo. The stunt derived from lumberjacks' daily work in the Edo period (1603-1868), when they made rafts with fire-hooks in their hands standing on floating lumbers. ?AFP Photo