U.S. voters cast their ballots at a polling station in Alhambra, California. Months of campaign promises, partisan charges and a seemingly endless flood of political ads and mailers will finally come to an end Tuesday as voters make their choices.
Goods confiscated by men, who say they were hired by the Islamic State to monitor the quality of goods in markets, are set on fire in central Raqqa, Syria.
Russian nationalists carry flags of Donetsk People's Republic during a march in support of pro-Russian separatists fighting with Ukrainian government forces in eastern Ukraine in Moscow to mark People's Unity Day, a public holiday in Russia.
An Iranian woman stands in front of the painted wall of the former U.S. embassy in Tehran where a demonstration took place marking the anniversary of 35 years after Islamist students stormed the embassy compound, then holding 52 American diplomats hostage for 444 days.