In pics: What happened across the world on October 18

Bangalore, Oct 18: As five states in the country prepare itself for the upcoming assembly elections, Maldives too is preparing to re-vote the presidential elections on Oct 19. The presidential elections in Maldives were annulled after some candidates cried foul and said that the elections were rigged.

After earning praise frm the entire world for her courage, teen activist Malala Yousufzai met Queen Elizabeth II on Oct 18 and presented her with a copy of her book.

OneIndia News brings you news from across the world in pictures.

In Washington

President Barack Obama shakes hands with Italy's Prime Minister Enrico Letta in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington. The leaders discussed trade and investment, NATO, North Africa, and the Middle East during their bilateral meeting.

In Maldives

Former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed waves to supporters during a rally in Male, Maldives. Holding the Maldives' presidential re-vote on Saturday as scheduled is "becoming hopeless" because two candidates have not endorsed the register of voters.

In Milan

Former Argentine's soccer star Diego Armando Maradona smiles as people applaud him during a press conference in Milan, Italy,

In London

Britain's Kate, The Duchess of Cambridge laughs as she meets athletes during a visit to a Sports Aid Athlete Workshop, at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London on Friday.

In London

Malala Yousafzai gives a copy of her book to Britain's Queen Elizabeth II during a reception for youth, education and the Commonwealth at Buckingham Palace, London.

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