US President Barack Obama (C), first lady Michelle Obama and her mother Marian Robinson (L) welcome treat-or-treating local children and children of military families, to the South Portico of the White House, to celebrate Halloween, October 31, 2013, in Washington, DC. UPI/Mike Theiler
Photos from the 19th annual Salon du Chocolat in Paris on October 29, 2013. The show, the world's biggest dedicated to chocolate, brings together fashion designers and chocolatiers from around the world. UPI/David Silpa.
Photos from Banksy's one-month residency in New York City. Banksy is a pseudonymous England-based graffiti artist, political activist, film director and painter. His satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine dark humor with graffiti done in a distinctive stenciling technique. UPI/Dennis Van Tine
The Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Mission (MAVEN) spacecraft undergoes final preparations at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida on September 27, 2013. MAVEN will be launched by a Atlas 5 rocket currently scheduled for a November 18, 2013 lift off. The Lockheed Martin spacecraft will orbit the planet Mars for one year after completing a ten month journey through space. The mission is to explore how the sun has effected Mars upper atmosphere and ionosphere. UPI/Joe Marino-Bill Cantrell
Chinese performers participate in a tourism festival celebrating traditional Chinese life in Langzhong, Sichuan Province, China on September 26, 2013. Both domestic and foreign tourism in China is projected to double over the next few years, making it one of the most popular travel destinations worldwide. UPI/Stephen Shaver
Photos from the Japan Expo and Comic Con at the Parc des Expositions in Villepinte near Paris on July 6, 2013. The festival celebrating Japanese pop culture and entertainment runs through July 7 and over 200,000 visitors are expected. UPI/ David Silpa
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