Revelers dance through the streets of Oaxaca, Mexico, on Oct. 30 at the start of the Day of the Dead festival
Oct. 31, 2013: Revelers dance through the streets of Oaxaca, Mexico, on Oct. 30 at the start of the Day of the Dead festival. The Mexican holiday, known in Spanish as Dia de Muertos, honors the dead. Participants often dress as skeletons & create altars for loved ones who have died.
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A couple takes part in Moto-Halloween Party 2013 in Cali, Colombia, on Oct. 30
Oct. 31, 2013: A couple takes part in Moto-Halloween Party 2013 in Cali, Valle del Cauca department, Colombia, on Oct. 30.
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A man scales an ice wall on the Mer de Glace Glacier in Chamonix, France
Oct. 31, 2013: A daring explorer looks like Spider-Man as he climbs a wall inside an ice cave at the Mer de Glace Glacier in Chamonix, France.
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Alexander Rusinov doing handstand on a building in Saratov, Russia, on Oct. 24
Oct. 31, 2013: Alexander Rusinov balances on one hand on a tiny ledge attached to a bridge. After training for around six years in a mixture of parkour & street gymnastics, the Russian risk taker is now able to perform incredible acts of human strength. He keeps himself in shape by dangling over the ledges of buildings, hanging from bridges & leaping across rooftops. The thrill seeker first began honing his skills in local playgrounds & his school gym, but he soon began exploring the architecture in his hometown of Saratov, Russia.
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A model gets ready at China Fashion Week in Beijing on Oct. 29
Oct. 31, 2013: A model gets ready before the show for the Sheguang Hu Haute Couture Collection by designer Hu Sheguang at China Fashion Week in Beijing on Oct. 29.
A man in a pigeon costume greets shoppers in Liverpool, England, on Oct. 24
Oct. 31, 2013: A man in a pigeon costume greets shoppers in Liverpool, England, to draw their attention to the impact the birds have on the city.
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Residents install the offerings to commemorate Day of the Dead in Mexico City on Oct. 28
Oct. 31, 2013: Residents install the offerings to commemorate the traditional Day of the Dead at Zocalo Square in Mexico City on Oct. 28.
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Oct. 31, 2013: Palestinian children play outside their house in the Shati refugee camp west of Gaza City. It is the third-largest refugee camp in the Palestinian Territories.
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Elisha Gold creates a giant head out of 6-inch nails in Memphis, Tenn., on Oct. 27
Oct. 31, 2013: Memphis sculptor Elisha Gold creates a giant head out of 6-inch nails during the final day of the 7th Annual RiverArtsFest in Memphis, Tenn. More than 190 artists turned out to display work at the Mid South's largest juried arts market & street festival.
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A meerkat explores a jack-o'-lantern at Blair Drummond Safari Park in Scotland on Oct. 29
Oct. 31, 2013: A meerkat explores a jack-o'-lantern put in its enclosure by staff at Blair Drummond Safari Park near Stirling, Scotland.
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A penguin prepares to jump off an iceberg at Peterman Island in the Antarctic Peninsula
Oct. 30, 2013: This penguin is not fazed by the sub-zero temperatures as it gets ready to dive off an iceberg into Antarctic water.
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South Korean soldiers demonstrate special martial arts in Seoul on Oct. 29
Oct. 30, 2013: South Korean soldiers demonstrate special martial arts during a rehearsal for a welcoming ceremony for the Seoul International Aerospace & Defense Exhibition at the Ministry of National Defense in Seoul, South Korea, on Oct. 29.
Smiley face helium bubble 'clouds' created in Nanjing, China, on Oct. 26
Oct. 30, 2013: Smiley face helium bubble 'clouds' created during the 20th China International Advertisement Festival in Nanjing on Oct. 26.
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A photographer takes pictures of a husband & wife as they hang from a cliff in Liuzhou, China, on Oct. 26
Oct. 30, 2013: A photographer takes pictures of Fang Jing, right, in a wedding gown, & husband, Zhao, as they hang from a cliff during a rock climbing exercise in Liuzhou, China, on Oct. 26. The couple love outdoor sports & decided to have their wedding photos taken while climbing.
A boy poses with a Caligo Memnon butterfly at a butterfly exhibition in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on Oct. 26
Oct. 30, 2013: A boy poses with a Caligo Memnon butterfly at a butterfly exhibition in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on Oct. 26.
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Sumo wrestling club members show their training to cyclists in Saitama, Japan, on Oct. 25
Oct. 30, 2013: Traditional sumo wrestling club members at Saitama Sakae junior & senior high school show their training to cyclists, including Tour de France winner Christopher Froome, in Saitama, north of Tokyo, on Oct. 25.
Waves crash against a lighthouse during a storm that battered Britain at Newhaven, southeast England, on Oct. 28
Oct. 30, 2013: Waves crash against a lighthouse during storms that battered Britain & swept a 14-year-old boy away to sea at Newhaven, southeast England, on Oct. 28.
Ram Singh Chauhan boasts the world's longest mustache, in Jaipur, India on Oct. 28
Oct. 30, 2013: Ram Singh Chauhan, who holds the record for the world's longest mustache at 14 feet, displays it at his house in Jaipur, India.
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Pregnant women show off their painted bellies during a contest in Chongqing, China, on Oct. 27
Oct. 30, 2013: Pregnant women show off their bellies, painted by themselves or their husbands, during a contest organized by a maternity hospital in Chongqing, China, on Oct. 27.
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A boy hops around the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin on Oct. 28
Oct. 30, 2013: A boy hops between the 2,711 stellae at the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, also called the Holocaust Memorial, on Oct. 28 in Berlin. The monument designed by American architect Peter Eisenman commemorates the 6 million Jews murdered by the Nazis.
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Baxter is dressed up as Superman for the All Dogs Matter Halloween Fancy Dress Dog Walk in London on Oct. 27
Oct. 29, 2013: Baxter is dressed up as Superman for the All Dogs Matter Halloween Fancy Dress Dog Walk in the Hampstead Heath district of London on Oct. 27.
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Spectators stand as John Daly walks on the seventh hole during the BMW Masters in Shanghai on Oct. 26
Oct. 29, 2013: Spectators stand as John Daly walks on the seventh hole during the BMW Masters at Lake Malaren Golf Club in Shanghai on Oct. 26.
Model of a shark sticks out of the roof of a house in Oxford, England, on Oct. 26
Oct. 29, 2013: A model of a shark is seen in the roof of a house in Oxford, England, on Oct. 26. The rooftop sculpture is 25 feet long, made of fiberglass & was erected on the 41st anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan.
Underwater photo shoot in the Red Sea, in Eilat, Israel, on Oct. 22
Oct. 29, 2013: A model opens her mouth to breathe from a scuba tank as photographer Johannes Felten takes pictures during an underwater photo shoot in the Red Sea in the resort city of Eilat, Israel, on Oct. 22. A shipwreck was a popular location at this year's Eilat Red Sea shootout, where underwater photographers from around the world hustled for three days to capture the best images.
Blake Aldridge dives from a rock at Viking Caves during the 2013 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series at Phi Phi Island, Thailand, on Oct. 24
Oct. 29, 2013: Blake Aldridge of the UK dives from an 82-foot-high rock at Viking Caves in the Andaman Sea as Michal Navratil of the Czech Republic makes his way up a ladder during the 2013 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series at Phi Phi Island, Thailand, on Oct. 24.
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A dog in costume attends the Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade in New York City on Oct. 26
Oct. 29, 2013: A dog in costume crosses a street to get to the 23rd annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade in New York on Oct. 26.
Fog shrouds rice fields in Wuzhuan, China, on Oct. 25
Oct. 29, 2013: Fog shrouds rice fields in Wuzhuan Township, Donglan County, in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on Oct. 25. The harvest of late rice has started in Guangxi.
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Models present creations on a train during Sao Paulo Fashion Week, in Sao Paulo on Oct. 27
Oct. 29, 2013: Models present fashion creations on a train in a subway station during Sao Paulo Fashion Week, in Sao Paulo, on Oct. 27.
Aaron Kubuta prays after a baptism ceremony in Lake Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo, on Sept. 5
Oct. 29, 2013: Aaron Kubuta, a military chaplain, prays after a baptism ceremony for soldiers in Lake Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo, on Sept. 5.
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Kendall Doody has her face painted during a Day of the Dead celebration in Atlanta on Oct. 27
Oct. 29, 2013: Kendall Doody has her face painted with traditional Mexican designs during a Day of the Dead celebration at the Atlanta History Center in Atlanta on Oct. 27. Known by its Mexican name of Dia de Muertos, Day of the Dead allows families to remember their deceased loved ones & celebrate children.
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Claire Cunningham performs with crutches at Sergio Cardoso Theatre in Sao Paulo on Oct. 26
Oct. 28, 2013: Scottish dancer Claire Cunningham, who was born with osteoporosis, performs with crutches in a piece called 'Mobile-Evolution' at Sergio Cardoso Theatre in Sao Paulo on Oct. 26. According to local media, Cunningham says using crutches gave her the physical abilities to create a career in dance.
Participants fall out of a roller cart after crashing in Medellin, Colombia, on Oct. 27
Oct. 28, 2013: Participants fall out of their homemade roller cart after crashing during the 25th Roller Cart Festival in Medellin, Colombia, on Oct. 27.
The sun sets behind a tree in Bucharest, Romania. on Oct. 27
Oct. 28, 2013: The sun sets behind a tree outside Bucharest, Romania, on Oct. 27. Romania is enjoying hotter-than-usual weather for October.
Wing Commander Paul Godfrey performs a 'hot start' during the RAFMF Public Display on Oct. 2013
Oct. 28, 2013: RAF Senior Aircraftsman Graham Taylor won photographer of the year for this image of Wing Commander Paul 'Godders' Godfrey performing a 'hot start' in a Spitfire TE311 of the Royal Air Force Memorial Flight. The photograph was part of the Royal Air Force Photographic competition. The pictures in the competition, which have been taken by RAF personnel and civilians, capture the amazing work undertaken by the air force around the world.
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A Palestinian fisherman fixes his nets on the shore of the Sea of Deir al-Balah in Gaza Strip on Oct. 24
Oct. 28, 2013: A Palestinian fisherman fixes his nets on the beach on the shore of the Sea of Deir al-Balah in central Gaza Strip on Oct. 24.
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Anniversary of the Islamic Jihad Movement foundation, in Gaza City, Palestinian Territories, on Oct. 24
Oct. 28, 2013: A Palestinian militant of the Jihad Islamic movement on the 26th anniversary of the Islamic Jihad Movement foundation in Gaza City, Palestinian Territories, on Oct. 24. The anniversary marked the 18th anniversary of the death of the group's leader Fathi Al-Shiqaqi. Al-Shiqaqi was killed in a shooting attack in Malta in 1995. The group claims Israel was responsible for his death.
Children at a primary school in Dagahale, Kenya, on Oct. 9
Oct. 28, 2013: Children sing a song of welcome at a primary school in Dagahale, one of several refugee settlements in Dadaab, Garissa County, in northeastern Kenya, on Oct. 9.
Hyena n Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya, on Sept. 25
Oct. 28, 2013: The torrential rain has failed to dampen the spirits of this hyena as he bursts into a hysterical laugh. It seems like he cannot suppress his excitement and shuts his eyes as he cackles into the camera lens.
Road accident in Hamburg, Germany, on Oct. 23
Oct. 28, 2013: A cop oversees a road accident in Hamburg, Germany, on Oct. 23. A car was thrown on to its roof and was being held up by a pillar on the corner. Fortunately, no one has been hurt in the accident.
A noontime Maori Haka dance was performed to promote an upcoming rugby match in Toronto on Oct. 24
Oct. 28, 2013: A noontime Maori Haka was performed in the intersection of Yonge and Bloor streets in Toronto on Oct. 24. The traditional dance was to promote the upcoming Rugby match between Canada and the Maori All Blacks from New Zealand.
Belfast Castle turns pink for a Breast Cancer Campaign event in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on Oct. 23
Oct. 27, 2013: Belfast Castle in Northern Ireland turns pink in the lead-up to Breast Cancer Campaign's Wear It Pink event on Oct. 23. The castle joins other well-known landmarks like Cardiff's Millennium Stadium, Windsor Castle and Waterloo Bridge in support of the Wear It Pink campaign.
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Cake artist Sarah King displays her eyeball cakes in London on Oct. 24
Oct. 26, 2013: Cake artist Sarah King displays her eyeball cakes at Feed the Beast extreme cake shop in London on Oct. 24. The Halloween-themed cake shop will have a 6-foot-long devil horse cake dripping blood & a giant, rotting, maggot-riddled section of a Kraken eye cake. Smaller items include rotting chocolate hands and feet, wound cupcakes and maggot-topped, gluten-free cupcakes. It is open at the Rag Factory near Brick Lane in London on Oct. 26 and 27.
Ty Tojo juggling at a practice facility, in Walden, NY, on Sept. 15
Oct. 25, 2013: Ty Tojo, 15, who became the world-record holder this year in the seven-ball backcross, an extremely difficult juggling feat, at a practice facility in Walden, NY, on Sept. 15. The young juggling prodigy keeps the balls moving faster than the blink of an eye in his headlining act for Big Apple Circus' 'Luminocity,' opening Oct. 25 in Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center in New York City.
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A magnetic filament of solar material eruption ripping through the sun’s atmosphere on Sept. 29 to 30
Oct. 25, 2013: NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, which constantly observes the sun in a variety of wavelengths, captured this image of a 200,000-mile-long filament of solar material ripping through the sun's atmosphere, the corona, leaving behind what looks like a canyon of fire, during its eruption on Sept. 29 to 30. The glowing canyon traces the channel where magnetic fields held the filament aloft before the explosion. In reality, the sun is not made of fire, but of something called plasma: particles so hot that their electrons have boiled off, creating a charged gas that is interwoven with magnetic fields.
A clown carrying his daughter in Mexico City on Oct. 23
Oct. 25, 2013: A clown carrying his daughter waits for the start of a 'laughathon' at the 17th International Clown Convention in Mexico City on Oct. 23. They sought a world record, but the attempt fell short.
A girl is seen through a carved pumpkin on display at the Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival in Highwood, Illinois, on Oct. 18.
Oct. 25, 2013: A girl is seen through one of the thousands of carved pumpkins on display at the Great Highwood Pumpkin Festival in Highwood, Illinois, on Oct. 18. Organizers are trying to set the Guinness World Record for the most lit jack-o'-lanterns on display.
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Street dancers sit along a road as they wait to be hired to perform in wedding ceremonies in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, on Oct. 23.
Oct. 25, 2013: Street dancers sit along a road as they wait to be hired to perform in wedding ceremonies in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, on Oct. 23.
People participate in cooking a traditional Korean food called bibimbap in Seoul, South Koarea, on Oct. 23.
Oct. 25, 2013: People cook the traditional Korean food ‘bibimbap,’ a bowl of rice topped with vegetables, meat, egg & spicy sauce, to serve 12,013 people on Oct. 23 in Seoul, South Korea. The Korean food industry kicked off a mammoth festival in downtown Seoul to promote its campaign to establish a day that celebrates Korean food.
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The 30-meter-high statue of Lei Feng in Changsha, China, on Oct. 24.
Oct. 25, 2013: A 30-meter-high statue of Lei Feng stands in Changsha, China, which is Feng’s hometown.
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A Model holds a 59.6-carat oval-cut internally flawless fancy vivid pink diamond in central London on Oct. 24.
Oct. 25, 2013: Model Annabeth Murphy-Thomas poses for photographers holding a ring with the Pink Star – a 59.6-carat oval-cut internally flawless fancy vivid pink diamond – ahead of its auction in central London on Oct. 24. The diamond, which is the largest internally flawless pink diamond that the Gemological Institute of America has ever graded, will be offered for sale at Sotheby's Magnificent Jewels sale in Geneva on Nov. 13. It is estimated to fetch in excess of $60 million.
People walk on a mist-shrouded bridge in Wuyuan, China, on Oct. 23.
Oct. 25, 2013: People walk along a mist-shrouded bridge in Wuyuan, China, on Oct. 23.
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A performer dances during the opening ceremony of the 2013 Germany China Tibetan Culture Week in Berlin on Oct. 23.
Oct. 25, 2013: A performer dances during the opening ceremony of the 2013 Germany China Tibetan Culture Week in Berlin on Oct. 23.
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Contortionists bend the rules of street performance in urban spaces in Bangor, Wales, on Oct. 23
Oct. 24, 2013: Contortionists bend the rules of street performance by squeezing, squishing & squashing themselves into urban spaces in Bangor, Wales. The flexible friends, known as Bodies in Urban Spaces, baffled dog walkers & shoppers by infiltrating window archways, falling under park benches & piling onto roofs.
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A traffic policeman signals to drivers during a smoggy day in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, China on Oct. 21
Oct. 24, 2013: A traffic policeman signals to drivers during a smoggy day in Harbin, China, on Oct. 21. This was the second day of heavy smog, forcing the closure of schools & highways.
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A woman carries firewood as she walks back to her home in Islamabad, Pakistan, on Oct. 22
Oct. 24, 2013: A Pakistani woman walks back to her home while carrying wood she collected to use for cooking & heating, on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, on Oct. 22.
A boy stands on a whale shark towed by fishermen in Surabaya, Indonesia, on Oct. 22, 2013
Oct. 24, 2013: A boy stands on a whale shark towed by fishermen along the coast of Surabaya, in eastern Java island, on Oct. 22. The shark, which got entangled in a fishing net, will be sold to prospective buyers. Although listed as vulnerable & banned for fishing by some countries, the species continues to be hunted in some parts of Asia.
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People beneath the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro on Oct. 22, 2013
Oct. 24, 2013: People gather beneath the Christ the Redeemer statue as mist passes at the summit of Corcovado in Rio de Janeiro on Oct. 22. Preparations are continuing for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, to be held in Brazil, and the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.
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People protest in front of the US Courthouse in Detroit on Oct. 23, 2013
Oct. 24, 2013: People, mostly union and retired city workers, protest in front of the US Courthouse in Detroit, where the city's bankruptcy eligibility trial began on Oct.23. A federal judge will decide if the city of Detroit is eligible to be in bankruptcy court.
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A piece of land art showing the face of a local girl in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on Oct. 23, 2013
Oct. 24, 2013: A piece of land art titled "Wish," showing the face of an anonymous 6-year-old Belfast girl, is seen in this aerial view of Belfast. The artwork, by artist Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada, spans 11 acres & is made up of 2,000 tons of sand, 2,000 tons of soil & 30,000 wooden pegs.
A woman puts out earthen lamps to dry in Chandigarh, India, on Oct. 23, 2013
Oct. 24, 2013: A woman puts earthen lamps out to dry in the sun at her workshop in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh. Earthen lamps are sold in large numbers during Diwali, the annual Hindu festival of lights, as people use them to decorate their homes.
Man sets world speed record in giant pumpkin boat in Portsmouth, England, on Oct. 23, 2013
Oct. 24, 2013: Dmitri Galitzine set a new speed record for the fastest 100m paddle in a pumpkin boat. The contemporary artist celebrated after setting the world record at Trafalgar Wharf in Portsmouth by paddling the distance in two minutes flat. Galitzine is now planning to cross the Solent from Portsmouth to the Isle of Wight in a giant gourd powered by an outboard motor.
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Royal fan outside of St. James's Palace in London on Oct. 23, 2013
Oct. 24, 2013: Royal fans outside of St. James's Palace wait to see if they could catch a glimpse of royal baby Prince George, who was christened on Oct. 23. Prince William and Duchess Kate chose seven godparents for their firstborn son.
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Parishioners attempt to take down each other's lanterns during a festival at Usuki Hachiman Shrine in Himeji, Japan, on Oct. 21
Oct. 23, 2013: Shrine parishioners attempt to take down each other's lanterns during the Usuki Lantern Festival at Usuki Hachiman Shrine, in Himeji, Japan, on Oct 21. The annual Bamboo Lantern Festival features more than a thousand paper lanterns placed on top of three-meter-long bamboo poles. Participants bump into each other to bring the lanterns down.
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A red squirrel darts along a stone wall in Kielder Forest, in Northumberland, England, on Oct. 21
Oct. 23, 2013: A red squirrel darts along a stone wall in Kielder Forest, Northumberland, England, after collecting food on Oct. 21. Kielder Forest is England's largest forest, at 250 square miles, and is home to the largest remaining red squirrel population in England.
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Pakistani boys pose for a photograph on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, on Oct. 23
Oct. 23, 2013: Pakistani boys pose for a photograph on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, on Oct. 23. The boys & their families were displaced from Pakistan's tribal areas due to fighting between the Taliban & the army.
Neil Gratton loads the 'Pumpkinator' outside Mount Albert, Ontario, on Oct. 21
Oct. 23, 2013: Neil Gratton loads a Gatling gun-style "Pumpkinator" to entertain visitors at Brooks Farm, just outside Mount Albert, Ontario. The cannons are fired using compressed air &the biggest will send a pumpkin a quarter-mile.
Decorated cages carrying dogs about to get married in Chengdu, China, on Oct. 18
Oct. 23, 2013: Decorated cages carrying bride dog Lanlan & groom dog Guaiguai sit in a car before their wedding at the Home of Rescued Animals in Chengdu, China, on Oct. 18. Both dogs were found by rescuers with their hind legs injured after a catastrophic 2008 earthquake.
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An aspiring witch auditions for the Wookey Hole Caves in Somerset, England, on Oct. 22
Oct. 23, 2013: An aspiring witch performs during auditions for the new witch of Wookey Hole Caves at the tourist attraction in Somerset, England.
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An Indian policeman shows mortar shells in Jerda, India, on Oct. 22
Oct. 23, 2013: An Indian policeman shows mortar shells in Jerda, India, during firing from Pakistan on Oct. 22. Pakistani troops targeted Indian posts in 25 locations along the border in Jammu & Kashmir.
A masked man reacts during a concert of the Mexican rock band El Tri in Mexico City on Oct. 20
Oct. 23, 2013: A masked man reacts during a concert of the Mexican rock band El Tri, organized to commemorate the 45th anniversary of the group in Mexico City on Oct. 20.
Fast-food fanatic Harry Sperl with some of his memorabilia in Daytona Beach, Fla., on Oct. 3
Oct. 23, 2013: A fast-food fanatic dubbed “Hamburger Harry” has collected thousands of tasty treats to create the world’s only museum dedicated to hamburgers at his home in Daytona Beach, Fla. Harry Sperl’s collection is a whopper, with more than 1,000 items amassed over 23 years.
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People float in the water in the Legoland Waterpark in Johor, Malaysia, on Oct. 21
Oct. 23, 2013: People float at the Legoland Waterpark in Johor, Malaysia, on Oct. 21. The waterpark is the latest extension to Legoland Malaysia Resort, which consists of 70 rides, slides and other attractions.
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A model poses during Fashion Week in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Oct. 22
Oct. 22, 2013: A model displays a creation by Indonesian designer Feny Mustafa during Fashion Week in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Oct. 22.
A couple poses for wedding photographs at the Temple of Heaven park in Beijing on Oct. 21
Oct. 22, 2013: A couple poses for wedding photographs at the Temple of Heaven park in Beijing on Oct. 21. The temple is where the emperors of the Ming & Qing dynasties held prayers for good harvests.
A spray-painted tear appears on the cheek of a boy on a poster as passers-by walk past in Nicosia, Cyprus, on Oct. 21
Oct. 22, 2013: A spray-painted tear appears on the cheek of a boy holding an antique Cypriot coin as people walk by the poster advertising an exhibition of Cyprus’ currency history in Nicosia on Oct. 21. Cyprus avoided bankruptcy with a $13.68 billion loan in March, but uninsured savers in the country's two biggest banks took major losses on their savings.
UK's biggest umbrella in Canary Wharf, London, on Oct. 21
Oct. 22, 2013: The UK's biggest umbrella, measuring 20 by 25 feet, is displayed at Canary Wharf in London. It took three weeks to create & is made up of more than 500 umbrellas. Over the next two weeks, more than 1.2 million people who pass through Reuters Plaza are expected to be covered under it. The umbrella is meant to publicize the wharf's new O2 Wi-Fi.
A Balinese man walks among blazing coconut husks in Tuban, Indonesia, on Oct. 19
Oct. 22, 2013: A Balinese man walks among blazing coconut husks during a sacred ritual called Mesabatan Api, or fire fight, at a temple in Tuban, Bali, Indonesia, on Oct. 19.
People observe a light installation during the Signal Festival in Prague on Oct. 19
Oct. 22, 2013: People observe a light installation called 'Cloud' by Canadian artists Caitlind Brown & Wayne Garrett during the Signal Festival in Prague on Oct. 19. The festival aims to bring the city's historic buildings to life through audio-visual installations.
Several hundred gun-loving Texans gather at Alamo Plaza in San Antonio, Texas, on Oct. 20
Oct. 22, 2013: Several hundred gun-loving Texans gather at Alamo Plaza in downtown San Antonio on Oct. 19 in a peaceful protest of restrictions on carrying guns in public. A little-known Texas law allows rifles, shotguns & long guns to be openly carried by law-abiding citizens.
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Dancers of the Czech National Ballet prepare backstage in Prague on Oct. 18
Oct. 22, 2013: Dancers of the Czech National Ballet prepare backstage during a performance of 'Swan Lake' at the State Opera in Prague on Oct. 18.
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Rubber ducks are fished out of the Futian River at Shenzhen Central Park, in Shenzhen, China, on Oct. 20
Oct. 22, 2013: Multicolored rubber ducks are fished out of the Futian River during a charity event at Shenzhen Central Park in Shenzhen, China, on Oct. 20. About 50,000 ducks were released to drift along a river to raise money for charity.
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Mermaid at Blue Planet Aquarium in Cheshire Oaks, England, on Oct. 20
Oct. 22, 2013: Professional mermaid Dr. Daniela Rodler appears at Blue Planet Aquarium in Cheshire Oaks, England, on Oct. 20.
Participants run with a group of bulls & steers during The Great Bull Run at the Georgia International Horse Park, in Conyers, Ga., on Oct. 19
Oct. 21, 2013: Participants run with a group of bulls and steers during The Great Bull Run at the Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers, Ga., on Oct. 19. The event is modeled after the San Fermin festival bull run in Pamplona, Spain.
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A member of the Exit Point amateur rope-jumping group leaps at Tuimsky Proval outside Tuim, Russia, on Oct. 19
Oct. 21, 2013: A member of the Exit Point amateur rope-jumping group jumps from a 394-foot rock down to a man-made crater called Tuimsky Proval, or Tuimsky cavity, outside the town of Tuim in the Khakassia region of Russia on Oct. 19. Fans of rope-jumping arrive at Tuimsky Proval for about a five-second free flight with speeds of up to 93 mph.
Actors re-enact The Battle of Nations near Leipzig, Germany, on Oct. 20
Oct. 21, 2013: Historical society enthusiasts in the roles of French Imperial Guard fighting under Napoleon re-enact The Battle of Nations on its 200th anniversary near Leipzig, Germany, on Oct. 20. Over 6,200 actors from 26 countries are participating in the massive re-enactment of the battle that originally pitted 600,000 Austrian, Prussian, Russian & Swedish forces against Napoleon's army near Leipzig in 1813.
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Mark Muncy, who plays the part of the Caretaker, at the Hellview Cemetery in St. Petersburg, Fla., on Oct. 16
Oct. 21, 2013: Mark Muncy, who plays the part of the Caretaker, makes his way through the entrance of Hellview Cemetery in St. Petersburg, Fla., on Oct. 16. Hellview Cemetery is one of the biggest haunted houses in St. Petersburg, & last year, it attracted more than 3,000 people who attended over just a few nights. Hellview is based on local St. Petersburg ghost stories & lore.
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People walk along a treetop path in Hainich National Park, Germany, on Oct. 18
Oct. 21, 2013: People walk on a treetop path amid bright autumn colors in Hainich National Park, near Craula, Germany, on Oct. 18.
Two autogyros perform aerobatics in Pucheng, China, on Oct. 18
Oct. 21, 2013: Aircraft put on a show at the International General Aviation Convention at Neifu Airport in Pucheng, Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, China, on Oct. 18. During the convention, 112 aircraft are on display & 28 take part in aerobatics performance.
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Luca Grunwald crashes ahead of the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix, at Phillip Island Circuit on Oct. 18
Oct. 21, 2013: Kiefer Racing Moto3 rider Luca Grunwald of Germany crashes during a free practice session ahead of the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix, at Phillip Island Circuit on Oct. 18.
Indian villagers take part in a community fishing event near Guwahati, India, on Oct. 18
Oct. 21, 2013: Indian villagers take part in a community fishing event for the Kati Bihu festival, on the outskirts of Guwahati city, India, on Oct. 18. Kati Bihu festival is closely related to agriculture & is celebrated on the first day of the "Kati" month in the Assamese calendar. This is the time of year when the paddy grows in the fields & cultivators work hard & eagerly await a good harvest.
Worker Ronald Little poses with a finished Rolls-Royce mascot in Southampton, England, on Oct. 17
Oct. 21, 2013: Worker Ronald Little poses with finished Rolls-Royce mascot the 'Spirit of Ecstasy' at Polycast Limited in Southampton, England, on Oct. 17. The company began producing the Spirit of Ecstasy for Rolls-Royce in 2003, & makes approximately 5,500 pieces a year of the mascot designed by British sculptor Charles Robinson Sykes.
An Indian boy jumps to catch a ball at Shivaji Park, in Mumbai, India, on Oct. 18
Oct. 21, 2013: An Indian boy jumps to catch a ball at Shivaji Park in Mumbai, India, on Oct. 18. Shivaji Park is the largest park in Mumbai & has been a training ground for several Indian cricketers, including Sachin Tendulkar.
An Indian boy jumps to catch a ball at Shivaji Park, in Mumbai, India, on Oct...
Fireball over Sligachan, Scotland, on Oct. 14
Oct. 19, 2013: A fireball lights up the sky above Sligachan, on the Isle of Skye, Scotland, on Oct. 14. Landscape photographer Marcus McAdam captured the event when he placed his camera in the Cuillin Mountains overnight to record the stars. When he spotted this photo, McAdam wasn't sure what he had taken a picture of so he took to Facebook to ask others. He was informed that it was a fireball since there were news reports of a fireball seen in the sky. Amazingly, he has since discovered that the phenomenon he recorded was a different fireball — meaning there were two within 50 miles of each other at around the same time.
An engineer makes an adjustment to a robot in Washington, DC, on Oct. 17
Oct. 19, 2013: An engineer makes an adjustment to the robot 'The Incredible Bionic Man' at the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum in Washington, DC, on Oct. 17. The robot is the world's first-ever functioning bionic man made of prosthetic parts & artificial organ implants.
Japanese choreographer Hiroaki Umeda performs his dance production in Singapore on Oct. 18
Oct. 18, 2013: Japanese choreographer & visual artist Hiroaki Umeda rehearses his dance production "Holistic Strata" in Singapore on Oct. 18. Hiroaki Umeda's dance productions always include multimedia components that allow the dancer's movements to synchronize with the light show. "Holistic Strata" and "Temporal Pattern" will be presented at the Da:ns Fest 2013 in Singapore.
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Full moon near Lake Oahe, SD, on July 23
Oct. 18, 2013: This spectacular 'supermoon' lights up the sky with vivid colors as it overshadows trees and houses. Its extraordinary bright yellow color shines behind an old tree and illuminates a long and narrow road. The moon also appears to be incredibly close to an abandoned wooden house near Lake Oahe, S.D.
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Medical students celebrate in Granada, Spain, on Oct. 17
Oct. 18, 2013: Medical students celebrate after seniors sprayed them with different types of sauces, liquids, flour and eggs as part of an annual tradition during a celebration in honor of patron Saint Lucas at Granada University in Granada, Spain, on Oct. 17.
A statue of Elvis Presley made of pumpkins in Seegraben, Switzerland, on Oct. 16
Oct. 18, 2013: Children look at a statue of Elvis Presley made of pumpkins at a pedagogic farm in Seegraben, Switzerland, on Oct. 16, ahead of a visit by Finland’s president.
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Re-enactment on Oct. 13 of the 1941 Battle of Moscow
Oct. 18, 2013: Russian men re-enact the 1941 Battle of Moscow in Moscow on Oct. 13. The event marked the 72nd anniversary of the Soviet Union’s victory that ruined Hitler’s “Operation Typhoon” and helped turn World War II in the Allies' favor.
The quake-toppled head of a statue lies on the ground at Clarin Church in Clarin, Philippines, on Oct. 17
Oct. 18, 2013: The quake-toppled head of a statue lies on the ground at Clarin Catholic church after a 7.2-magnitude quake hit the Philippines on Oct. 17.