Global Snapshot

A bad time for a vacation in Spain, the UN general assembly, and more photos from around the world

Gangnam Style
Sept. 24, 2012. People walk at the shopping district in Gangnam District in Seoul, South Korea. It is known as the 'Beverly Hills' of South Korea because of the concentration of wealth.(Getty Images / Chung Sung-Jun)
German train tickets go up
Sept. 25, 2012. A regional commuter train of German railways carrier Deutsche Bahn arrives at main station in Hangelsberg, Germany. Deutsche Bahn announced it will increase ticket prices by an average of 2.8 percent starting in December.(Getty Images / Carsten Koall)
Blackberry Debut
Sept. 25, 2012. Research in Motion (RIM) CEO Thorsten Heins kicked off the three-day BlackBerry Jam 2012 conference with a look at the new BlackBerry 10 operating system.(Getty Images / Justin Sullivan)
United Nations Protest
Sept. 26, 2012. People toss flowers at a rally of groups opposing Iranian President Ahmadinejad’s speech at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City.(Getty Images / Mario Tama)
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Sept. 26, 2012. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, addresses the UN General Assembly in New York City.(Getty Images / John Moore)
Improving home prices
Sept. 25, 2012. New home construction in San Antonio, Texas. The Case-Shiller Indexes released on Tuesday showed three months of rising home prices in the United States.(AP Photo / Eric Gay)
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Sept. 27, 2012. J.K. Rowling’s new novel, 'The Casual Vacancy.'(Joe Raedle / Getty Images)
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Sept. 26. 2012. A protestor holding a burned American flag during a 24-hour labor struck in Athens, Greece. (Milos Bicanski / Getty Images)
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Sept 27, 2012. Protesters outside of Fannie Mae headquarters in Washington, DC, US. (Getty Images / Win McNamee)
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Sept 25, 2012. Tourists try to get to their hotel through a street closed due to anti-austerity protests in Madrid, Spain. (AP Photo / Daniel Ochoa De Olza)

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