Afghan families gather near the Sakhi shrine, which is the centre of the Afghanistan new year celebrations during the Nowruz festivities on March 21, 2013 in Kabul, Afghanistan. Nowruz is an ancient festival which marks the beginning of the spring equinox and the start of the year in the Iranian calendar, which this coming year will be 1392.
A sign for Foxtons Estate Agents in Marylebone on September 20, 2013 in London, England. Foxtons has been valued at £649 million ahead of its full stock market listing. Shares in the company were priced at GBP 2.30 each.
Social Democrats (SPD) chancellor candidate Peer Steinbrueck delivers a speech during a campaign appearance on September 20, 2013 in Wiesbaden, Germany. Germany is facing federal elections scheduled for September 22 and a wide spectrum of political parties is vying for votes.