Space X has a contract with NASA to complete 12 delivery's to the International Space Station through 2016.This is the first commercial cargo flight for NASA.The Dragon will return on October 28, 2012 touching down in the Pacific Ocean with 1673 pound's of equipment from the Space Station. The spacecraft is the only vehicle currently capable of returning cargo to earth.
Multiple bombs hit the center of Aleppo, Syria on October 3, 2012. The apparent suicide car blasts in the government controlled district came within minutes of each other and killed at least 40 people. Syria's largest city, Aleppo is split in half with the rebels controlling the eastern part and the government controlling the western part. [Warning: Some graphic images] UPI
Members of the Washington Nationals celebrate after winning the National League East Division at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. on October 1, 2012. The Nationals lost their game to the Philadelphia Phillies 2-0 but won the Division after the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Atlanta Braves 2-1. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
Thousands of visitors come to the Jinju Namgang Yudeung Festival, or the Jinju Lantern Festival, to see the giant paper lanterns floating in the Namgang River in Jinju, South Korea on October 1, 2012. The festival, which runs Oct. 1 to 14, originated during the Japanese invasion of 1592 when Koreans lit lanterns to illuminate the Namgang River surrounding Jinjuseong Fortress to prevent Japanese troops from crossing. A tradition during the festival are the floating lanterns carrying peoples wishes. UPI/Thomas Michael Corcoran
Photos of concept and luxury vehicles at the Paris Motor Show in Paris on September 27, 2012. The show, the first motor show in the world dating back to 1898, opens to the public on September 29 and runs through October 14. UPI/David Silpa
Rep. Todd Akin campaigns with former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich in Missouri on September 24, 2012. Gingrich is visiting the area to help Akin with his U.S. Senate campaign fundraising where he is opposing incumbant Claire McCaskill. Akin has lost Republican party funding after making remarks about rape on a St. Louis television station last month. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
A community of Asian little people has settled in a mountain commune just outside of Kunming, the capital of China's southern Yunnan Province. Members of the community traveled here from different parts of Asia seeking to escape discrimination and bullying from averaged sized people back home. Residents work at the "Kingdom of the Dwarves" theme park hoping to attract tourist dollars from curious visitors.
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