Pics of the dayOpinion / 3 November 2011, 8:01pm / ShareTweetIn this July 7, 2007, picture, cluster balloonist Kent Couch, sitting in a lawn chair, ascends past Mount Bachelor to his cruising altitude at the start of his attempt of a flight to Idaho, near Bend, Oregon. Bend gas station owner Kent Couch who floated to Idaho in 2008 in a lawn chair is planning another cluster balloon adventure, in Baghdad. Couch told KTVZ he was invited by Iraqi daredevil Fareed Lafta who wants to lift off with him November 15 at a Talent for Youth Conference in the Green Zone. Couch says he's working with US and Iraqi military to make sure they'll be secure on what he hopes will be a flight of more than 400 miles at an elevation of 25 000 feet, using oxygen masks.Sunlight streams in to illuminate the scene as altar boys and Bishops arrive to attend mass celebrated by Pope Benedict XVI to commemorate cardinals and bishops who died in the past year, in St Peter's Basilica at the Vatican on Thursday.A woman, made up to look like a zombie, takes part in a zombie parade in Sao Paulo on Wednesday. Hundreds of people took part in the parade through the city centre.Britain's Prince Charles (C) and his wife Camilla pose for a picture with former president Nelson Mandela's wife, Graca Machel, at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Houghton on Thursday.Angry Pakistani cricket fans burn posters of disgraced Pakistani crickets Salman Butt, left, and Mohammad Asif in Multan, Pakistan, on Thursda. Three Pakistani cricketers Butt, Mohammad Amir, Asif and an agent were sent to prison in Britain on Thursday for their involvement in one of the biggest fixing scandals to tarnish the sport.Durban 011111 11 babies hatched at Park Lands on 011111 Pic Terry HaywoodAn anti G20 demonstrator sits in front of French police during a protest against globalisation in Nice, south-eastern France, on Thursday. G20 leaders gather in Cannes for the final Summit of France's presidency November 3-4. The placard reads "I am Basque".Britain's Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, puts on a traditional Zulu hat during their visit to Freedom Square in Kliptown, Soweto on Thursday.Rubab Butt, left, sister of disgraced Pakistani former captain Salman Butt, talks to media with her sister Khadija Butt outside her home in Lahore on Thursday.Residents carry a 4-metre long python they caught in flood waters in Bangkok's Noi district near Siriraj hospital on Wednesday. As waterlogged Thailand struggles to contain the worst floods in decades, it faces a simple truth: not a whole lot can be done to avoid a repeat disaster in the short term even with a new multi-billion dollar water-management policy.A demonstrator waves a flag as rubbish burns at the Occupy Oakland demonstration in Oakland, California, on Thursday. Police in riot gear clashed with protesters in Oakland in the early hours on Thursday, firing tear gas to disperse demonstrators lingering in the streets after a day of mostly peaceful rallies against economic inequality and police brutality.Demonstrators from the "Occupy Oakland" movement climb scaffolding on railroad tracks at the Port of Oakland on Wednesday. Protesters shut down operations at Oakland's port and blocked traffic in demonstrations against economic inequality and police brutality that were marred by scattered vandalism.In this October 25 photo provided by the Santa Cruz Conference and Visitors Council, kayaker Alan Brady is surprised by two breaching humpback whales while kayaking off the coast of Seabright State Beach in Santa Cruz, California. The US Coast Guard is warning people to stay away from a pod of whales that has settled unusually close to the shore off Santa Cruz or face fines for whale harassment of at least $2 500.An Egyptian kindergarten child of the Degla Azharian language school in Cairo, Egypt, shows her mock passport on Thursday, as children simulate a pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia to attend the Hajj, a day ahead of the start of the hajj, one of the biggest annual events in the world. The hajj is a pilgrimage to Mecca, a religious duty that Muslims aspire to do at least once in their lifetime.Tents are set up by Palestinian vendors as a temporary market ahead of the Eid al-Adha Muslim festival, on the grounds of the former Palestinian security headquarters, destroyed during Israel's 2008-2009 Gaza offensive, in Gaza City.Exile Tibetan monks in Dharmsala, India, carry portraits of Palden Choetso, a 35-year-old Tibetan Buddhist nun, who they claim died after immolating herself in the Kham Tawo region in eastern Tibet. A Buddhist nun died after setting herself on fire Thursday, Chinese state media reported, in the 11th case of self-immolation among Tibetans in western China in recent months.Britain's Prince Charles (C) and his wife Camilla look on as Verne Harris (L) of the Mandela Foundation shows them Mandela's archive at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Houghton, on Thursday. Prince Charles and Camilla are on a five-day visit to South Africa.Youths dressed as monks hold up a sign that reads "No to the noise", during a campaign against noise pollution in Miraflores, Lima, on Thursday. The Zero Noise Pollution campaign tries to prevent and control activities that causes noise and affects the population and the environment, according to the organisers.Traditional sweets for sale are displayed on a rooftop, ahead of Eid al-Adha, in the port city of Sidon, southern Lebanon on Thursday. Muslims around the world are preparing to celebrate Eid-al-Adha, marking the end of the hajj, by slaughtering sheep, goats, cows and camels to commemorate Prophet Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son Ismail on God's command.DURBAN: 021111 Cst. Gerald Abrahams and his partner Cst. Sikhumbuzo Nxele with their dog "Duke" photographed at the Durban Dog Unit. PICTURE: GCINA NDWALANEBritain's Prince Charles stands near a woman in traditional dress during his visit to Freedom Square in Kliptown, Soweto on Thursday.Workers put finishing touches on a Christmas lantern made of Capiz shell before putting it up for sale along a street in Manila on Thursday. Retailers have been looking forward to the Christmas shopping season to bring in profits, with most consumers tightening budgets and delaying spending in the face of a deteriorating global economic outlook.Pics of the day An array of pictures, local and global, that caught our attention.