Editor’s choice – October 19

October 19, 2009

A police officer stands next to an armored police vehicle as he patrols Jacarezinho slum a day after drug traffickers shot down a police helicopter and set fire to five buses and a school, in Rio de Janeiro October 18, 2009. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Debris of a burnt residential building is seen in the northern Indian hill town of Shimla October 18, 2009. No causalities were reported, and the cause of the fire was not known. REUTERS/Amit Kanwar

Jessica Gil Ortiz from Colombia falls during her routine in the women’s floor final at the Gymnastics World Championships at the O2 Arena in London October 18, 2009. Gil Ortiz was taken to hospital after the fall. REUTERS/Jerry Lampen

Supporters of leftist ruling party Frente Amplio participate in a car parade in Montevideo October 18, 2009. Uruguay’s presidential elections will take place on October 25. REUTERS/Andres Stapff

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