Top photo of the week September 30 October 6, 2011

03.10.11 | Weekly

Pope Benedict XVI holds a monstrance as he celebrates a Marian vesper ceremony in Etzelsbach, eastern Germany (Phs: AP)

Elderly Taiwanese perform during a celebration honoring Taiwanese centenarians in Taipei, Taiwan (Ph: AP)

A model parades at the 2011 Cali Exposhow launch ceremony in Cali, Colombia (Ph: AP)

A woman argues with riot police during a rally of protest against the pilgrimage of Hassidic Jews in Uman, Ukraine (Ph: AP)

Spanish bullfighter Jose Tomas performs a gig he Monumental bullring in Barcelona, Spain (Ph: AP)

Luigi leads the way as six dogs attempt to break the Guinness World Record for most dogs on a surfboard in Huntington Beach, California (Ph: AP)

Tim Thibodeaux puts the finishing touches on Big Tex´ neck tie before the 52-foot -tall cowboy is lifted up at the State Fair, Texas (Ph: AP)

Activists of the student organization Direct Action protest against the policy of the Ukraines Minister of Education, Science, Youth and Sports Dmytro Tabachnyk, Kyiv (Ph: UNIAN)

Young marines, coast guard troops and naval officers of the Ukrainian navy drinking seawater from lampshades during the initiation ceremony, the Black Sea, Crimea (Ph: UNIAN)