Rochdale, U.K.: the Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council held its regulatory committee. Paris, France: the ESCP-EAP organizes information meetings at six p.m. on the Paris campus. Miami, U.S.A.: volunteers held a large American flag as they prepare for a rally for presidential hopeful Barack Obama. Sriharikota, India: A trail of smoke was seen in the sky soon after the launch of Chandrayaan-1, India's maiden lunar mission at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre. Singapore: a guide walked in a room filled with 600 movement sensors at a gallery, part of the city-state's newly opened Fusionopolis. Bali, Indonesia: competitors faced off in the distance paragliding event during the first-ever Asian Beach Games. Bangkok, Thailand: Buddhist monks looked on during a ceremony to remember Thai King Chulalongkorn, who is credited with opening up Thailand to Western ideas and culture.