THE GLOBAL SNAPSHOT

The week in photos: The Biden/Ryan standoff, a surprise Nobel winner, and a space shuttle traveling through the streets

India Fashion Week
Oct. 10, 2012. A model displays a creation by Nida Mahmood during the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week in New Delhi. (AP Photos / Tsering Topgyal)
David J. Wineland
Oct. 9, 2012. David J. Wineland gives media a tour of his lab in Boulder, Colorado, after winning the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics. (Getty Images / Dana Romanoff)
Sotheby and Francis Bacon's Untitled (Pope)
Oct. 8, 2012. A Sotheby's employee stands in front of Francis Bacon's "Untitled (Pope)" painting ahead of next month's auction in London. (Getty Images / Peter Macdiarmid)
Berlin's Festival of Lights
Oct. 9, 2012. Buildings in Berlin were lit up for the annual Festival of Lights. (AP Photos / Steffi Loos)
Oct. 8, 2012. A protester holds a sign during a union anti-austerity rally a day before a visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, in Athens, Greece.
Oct. 8, 2012. A Greek protester holds a sign during an anti-austerity rally a day before a visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, in Athens. (AP Photos / Petros Giannakouris)
Venezuelan Protest
Oct. 8, 2012. Supporters of defeated opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles wave a Venezuelan flag during a protest. (AP Photos / Fernando Llano)
Oct. 11, 2012. US Rep. Paul Ryan and Vice President Joe Biden after the vice presidential debate in Danville, Kentucky.
Oct. 11, 2012. Paul Ryan and Joe Biden after the vice-presidential debate in Danville, Kentucky. (Getty Images / Michael Reynolds-Pool)
Oct. 12, 2012. A man holds a Spanish flag during an anti-separation demonstration in Barcelona, Spain.
Oct. 12, 2012. A man holds a Spanish flag during an anti-secession protest in Barcelona. (Getty Images / David Ramos)
Oct. 12, 2011. European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso addresses the media after the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize was given to the EU, at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels.
Oct. 12, 2011. European Commission President José Manuel Barroso addresses the media after the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize was given to the EU. (AP Photo / Yves Logghe)
Oct. 11, 2012. A man walks past an advertisement for a bank in Seoul, South Korea, after the country's central bank cut its key interest rate.
Oct. 11, 2012. A man walks past an advertisement for a bank in Seoul, after South Korea's central bank cut its key interest rate. (AP Photo / Ahn Young-joon)
Nasa LA Streets
Oct. 12, 2012. The space shuttle Endeavour crossing Sepulveda Blvd in Los Angeles, California, on its way to a museum. (Getty Images / Lawrence K. Ho-Pool)
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