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Riot policeman runs across a street in front of a coconut barricade placed there by protestors during a riot in Zanzibar. GORAN TOMASEVIC/REUTERS

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U.S. Army soldier SPC Katie Luna cries while paying respects during a memorial service for platoon member, late SPC Brittany Gordon, at Camp Nathan Smith in Kandahar province,. ERIK DE CASTRO/REUTERS

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Firefighters gather at Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line's Hogo Sanchome station where an explosion occurred inside the coach, in this photo taken by Kyodo. KYODO/REUTERS

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A female supporter of President Obama holds her campaign sign upside down during a campaign rally at George Mason University in Fairfax. JASON REED/REUTERS

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Sonnie Gustavsson and Jossie Sockertopp from Sweden pose with their wedding cake after getting married in a Klingon wedding ceremony at the Destination Star Trek London convention in London. SUZANNE PLUNKETT/REUTERS

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Pigeons fly over the Grand Mosque at Friday prayers during the annual haj pilgrimage in Mecca. AMR ABDALLAH DALSH/REUTERS

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A statue made in the likeness of St. Kateri Tekakwitha stands in the afternoon light at the National Shrine of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha in Fonda. LUCAS JACKSON/REUTERS

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A devotee of the Chinese Bang Neow Shrine with two guns pierced through his cheeks takes a part in procession during the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket. DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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Luxembourg's Princess Stephanie de Lannoy arrives with her brother Jehan de Lannoy for her religious wedding service with Luxembourg's Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume, at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Luxembourg. VINCENT KESSLER/REUTERS

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Acrobats perform in front of an electronic board during an event celebrating the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China in Hangzhou. STRINGER/CHINA/REUTERS

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Luxembourg's Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and his wife Princess Stephanie, Hereditary Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, leave the Notre-Dame Cathedral after their religious wedding service in Luxembourg. VINCENT KESSLER/REUTERS

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Cambodia's Buddhist monks sit in front of the Royal Palace during a ceremony in Phnom Penh. SAMRANG PRING/REUTERS

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Arsalan, 12, prepares to fly a kite while standing on a pile of mud on the outskirts of Peshawar. FAYAZ AZIZ/REUTERS

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Competitor crosses mud obstacle during Wild Boar Dirt Run in Laaben. LEONHARD FOEGER/REUTERS

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People release sky lanterns under a snowfall as they take part in a flash mob in central Krasnoyarsk in Siberia. ILYA NAYMUSHIN/REUTERS

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Dogs play with Ricardo Pimentel, the main person in charge of the Tierra de Animales sanctuary for dogs in Cancun. STRINGER/MEXICO/REUTERS

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A child dressing up as a zombie is reflected in a mirror after applying make up, before a zombie walk in Ciudad Juarez. STRINGER/MEXICO/REUTERS

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Indian army soldiers perform Malkhamb during a two-day army exhibition in the northern Indian city of Allahabad. JITENDRA PRAKASH/REUTERS

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Clooney kisses the hand of Davis during the 26th Carousel of Hope Ball in Beverly Hills. MARIO ANZUONI/REUTERS

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A U.S Army soldier of the 2nd Battalion 1st Infantry Regiment takes a biometric scan of an Afghan local police at Combat Outpost DPC-A in Kandahar province. ERIK DE CASTRO/REUTERS

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Lebanese politicians salute near coffins of Hassan and Sahyouni during an official ceremony in Ashrafiyeh. MOHAMED AZAKIR/REUTERS

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A man tries to control a cow in the middle of a road while going to a cattle market ahead of the Eid al-Adha festival in Lahore. MOHSIN RAZA/REUTERS

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Dyushes, a Don Sphynx cat, stretches on an armchair at the Cats Republic art cafe in St. Petersburg. ALEXANDER DEMIANCHUK/REUTERS

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An anti-government protester throws a Molotov cocktail at riot police during clashes in the village of Mameer. HAMAD I MOHAMMED/REUTERS

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Followers surround Wang Ye's boat during the traditional burning ceremony in the Tungkang fishing township of Pingtung county,. STRINGER/TAIWAN/REUTERS

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Slovak's Milan Roskopf juggles with bowling balls as he tries to break a Guinness record during the Impossibility Challenger, Record Breaking Festival in Budaors near Budapest. LASZLO BALOGH/REUTERS

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A mountain gorilla plays with a young gorilla in a clearing in Virunga national park in the Democratic Republic of Congo, near the border town of Bunagana. JAMES AKENA/REUTERS

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Singer Misa Malone waves after performing God Bless America durign the seventh inning stretch of Game 6 of the MLB NLCS playoff baseball series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the San Francisco Giants in San Francisco. ROBERT GALBRAITH/REUTERS

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A motorist drives on the road after snowfall hit Jilin before winter, in Jilin province. CHINA DAILY/REUTERS

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Shaolin martial arts students perform in the opening ceremony of the 9th Zhengzhou International Shaolin Wushu Festival in Zhengzhou. CHINA DAILY/REUTERS

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An actor dressed as a Japanese military officer pretends to kill a man dressed as a plainclothes Eighth Route Army soldier during a performance at the Eighth Route Army Culture Park in Wuxiang county. JASON LEE/REUTERS

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Palestinian boys look at the body of a Palestinian militant through the window of a hospital morgue in the northern Gaza Strip. MOHAMMED SALEM/REUTERS

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Kosovo special police look on behind their shields during a protest by the Vetevendosja (Self-determination) oppositon movement, in the center of the capital Pristina. HAZIR REKA/REUTERS

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Roughnecks wrestle pipe on a True Company oil drilling rig outside Watford. JIM URQUHART/REUTERS

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A U.S. Army soldier heading out for a mission makes preparations near machine gun bullets on an armoured vehicle at Combat Outpost Terra Nova in Kandahar province. ERIK DE CASTRO/REUTERS

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Actors Christiane von Poelnitz and Thilo Nest perform on stage during a dress rehearsal of Hugo von Hofmannsthal's play Elektra at Burgtheater in Vienna. HERWIG PRAMMER/REUTERS

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Hindu devotees perform Garba, a traditional folk dance, during the celebrations to mark the Navratri festival in Gujarat. AMIT DAVE/REUTERS

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A woman shows rubber-coated pellets fired by riot police in al-Eker village, south of Manama. HAMAD I MOHAMMED/REUTERS

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A striking miner takes a nap as they gather at the AngloGold Ashanti mine in Carletonville. SIPHIWE SIBEKO/REUTERS

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Widow Alexander sits with grandchildren Forrest and Tanzen behind the casket holding the remains of former Ontario Lieutenant Governor Lincoln Alexander as it lies in state at Queens Park in Toronto. MARK BLINCH/REUTERS

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U.S. Republican presidential nominee Romney and U.S. President Obama shake hands at the conclusion of the final U.S. presidential debate in Boca Raton. JASON REED/REUTERS

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Servicemen from the Interior Ministry special unit take part in a test near the village of Gorany. VASILY FEDOSENKO/REUTERS

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Blacksmith Alfons Neuner works on a metal cross in his blacksmith's shop in the western Austrian village of Moesern. DOMINIC EBENBICHLER/REUTERS

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Fire fighters and a resident work to extinguish a fire that razed some 400 houses in Quezon City. CHERYL RAVELO/REUTERS

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The Soyuz TMA-06M spacecraft carrying the ISS crew of U.S. astronaut Ford and Russian cosmonauts Novitskiy and Tarelkin blasts off from its launch pad 31 at the Baikonur cosmodrome. SHAMIL ZHUMATOV/REUTERS

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Hamas Prime Minister Haniyeh and the Emir of Qatar arrive at a cornerstone laying ceremony in Khan Younis. MOHAMMED SALEM/REUTERS

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A man walks up a road to Vogelberg mountain during sunny autumn weather south of Basel. ARND WIEGMANN/REUTERS

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Electronic billboard advertising Soula, luxury brothel sponsoring local Voukefalas soccer team, is seen in the city of Larissa. JOHN KOLESIDIS/REUTERS

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Actor Daniel Craig arrives for the royal world premiere of the new 007 film Skyfall at the Royal Albert Hall in London. SUZANNE PLUNKETT/REUTERS

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Apple senior vice president of worldwide marketing Philip Schiller introduces the new iPad mini during an Apple event in San Jose. ROBERT GALBRAITH/REUTERS

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An opposition flag is seen on a damaged building at the frontline between the Free Syrian Army and forces loyal to Syria's Presidents Bashar Al-Assad in Homs. HANDOUT/REUTERS

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A demonstrator hangs on to the fence blocking the access to Parliament as the debate for the 2013 budget goes on inside Parliament in Madrid. SUSANA VERA/REUTERS

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A woman stands after being woken by NYPD officers in front of the Trinity Church in New York. SHANNON STAPLETON/REUTERS

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Recruits of the newly formed Congolese Revolutionary Army march during military training in Rumangabo military camp. JAMES AKENA/REUTERS

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South Korean singer Psy practises some Gangnam Style dance steps with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon during a photo opportunity at the U.N. headquarters in New York. EDUARDO MUNOZ/REUTERS

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People escape from a department store during an anti-terror and security drill near Gimpo airport in Seoul. KIM HONG-JI/REUTERS

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A camel that was purchased by a customer is lifted to be placed in a vehicle at a camel market near Riyadh. FAHAD SHADEED/REUTERS

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A Hindu woman reacts as she is smeared with sindhur, or vermillion powder, as part of a ritual on the last day of the Durga Puja festival in Chandigarh. AJAY VERMA/REUTERS

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A seller holds onto a hind leg of a sheep before the Eid al-Adha festival in Benghazi. ESAM OMRAN AL-FETORI/REUTERS

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Pope Benedict XVI kisses a baby after the Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican. GIAMPIERO SPOSITO/REUTERS

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Fire crackers are set-off before effigies of 10-headed demon King Ravana, Meghnad and Khumbkarna are set on fire during festival of Dussehra in Srinagar. FAYAZ KABLI/REUTERS

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Brazilian Indian of Guarani-Kaiowa tribe patrols after invading private ranch they consider part of their sacred land, in Paranhos. STRINGER/BRAZIL/REUTERS

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A young boy listens as U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a campaign rally in Davenport. KEVIN LAMARQUE/REUTERS

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A vendor carries a sheep after selling it to a customer at a livestock market ahead of the Eid al-Adha holiday, in Amman. MUHAMMAD HAMED/REUTERS

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Rajat Gupta departs Manhattan Federal Court with his lawyer, Gary Naftalis after being sentenced in New York. LUCAS JACKSON/REUTERS

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A teammate cheers on a firefighter from South Africa as he competes in the Toughest Firefighter event at the 12th World Firefighter's Games in Sydney. TIM WIMBORNE/REUTERS

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Wachowski poses as she arrives for the premiere of at Cloud Atlas in Hollywood. FRED PROUSER/REUTERS

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Handout photo of dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei dancing with his friends as they make a cover version of music video of Gangnam Style by South Korean singer Psy at the courtyard of Ai's studio in Beijing. HANDOUT/REUTERS

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Striking miners react as they make way for a security vehicle at the AngloGold Ashanti mine in Carletonville, northwest of Johannesburg. SIPHIWE SIBEKO/REUTERS

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A woman uses a ticket vending machine as South Korean soldiers take part in an anti-terror and security drill at a subway station in Seoul. KIM HONG-JI/REUTERS

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Muslim pilgrims climb Mount Mercy on the plains of Arafat during the peak of the annual haj pilgrimage near the holy city of Mecca. AMR ABDALLAH DALSH/REUTERS

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A man takes pictures of a event promoting the debut of Microsoft Corp's Windows 8 operating system at the Akihabara district. Toru Hanai/REUTERS

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Japanese video game Designer Shigeru Miyamoto poses with men dressed as Mario Bros characters during a tribute in Gijon. FELIX ORDONEZ/REUTERS

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Lightning strikes over a pier during a storm in Atlit. BAZ RATNER/REUTERS

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A member of the Free Syrian Army fires at a sniper as he runs for cover during clashes with pro-government forces in Harem town. ASMAA WAGUIH/REUTERS

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U.S. President Obama is greeted by Chicago Mayor Emanuel upon Obama's arrival in Chicago. KEVIN LAMARQUE/REUTERS

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A voter gets an I Voted sticker from Denver election worker Rolon at the Denver Elections Division headquarters in downtown Denver. RICK WILKING/REUTERS

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A veterinarian from the Zoological Foundation of El Salvador uses a stethoscope on a female dolphin in San Diego. STRINGER/EL SALVADOR/REUTERS

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Hla Hla Myint, a victim of recent violence with a head gunshot wound, rests in a bed at a hospital in Kyuktaw township. Soe Zeya Tun/REUTERS

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A girl attends a mass prayer during Eid al-Adha festival in Kalitengah village. DWI OBLO/REUTERS

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Malala Yousufzai is seen with her father Ziauddin and her two younger brothers as she recuperates at the The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham. HANDOUT/REUTERS

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A model presents a creation by Chinese designer Qi Gang at China Fashion Week in Beijing. JASON LEE/REUTERS

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Autumn leaves are reflected in the water of Faskally Loch as a dog fetches a stick, near Pitlochry, Scotland. RUSSELL CHEYNE/REUTERS

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U.S. soldiers of B Troop, 1st squadron of 4th US Cavalry prepare for a night foot patrol in a COP (Combat outpost) Sar Howza in Paktika province. GORAN TOMASEVIC/REUTERS

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Jean Marie Brennan walks along the jetty at Lighthouse Point Park as Hurricane Sandy passes offshore in Ponce Inlet. STEVE NESIUS/REUTERS

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A riot police officer is dragged by protesters after being knocked down off his horse with rocks thrown by workers of 'La Parada' wholesale market in Lima. STRINGER/REUTERS

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A fisherman pulls his net out of the water during sunset at the village of Habaniya. SAAD SHALASH/REUTERS