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An Aurora display was visible from Chugach Foothills Park in Anchorage, Ak. .

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A Buddhist monk tries to salvage his belongings from a burnt temple after an attack by Muslims, in Cox's Bazar. Bangladesh accused Muslim Rohingya refugees from Myanmar on Monday of involvement in attacks on Buddhist temples and homes in the southeast and said the violence was triggered by a photo posted on Facebook that insulted Islam.


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Rescuers search for survivors in a partially-submerged boat after two vessels collided in Hong Kong. A major rescue is underway in the waters near Yung Shue Wan on Hong Kong's Lamma island following a collision involving two vessels in the evening, government radio reported on Monday. Police say there were about 100 people onboard both vessels, with many of them in the water.


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The moon rises behind the skyline of New York's Lower Manhattan and One World Trade Center as people stand along the Hudson River in Jersey City, New Jersey.


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People climb on a structure in a playground to watch as the casket of Pierre Dubois, a French priest, is carried by supporters and neighbors at the "La Victoria" slum in the south side of Santiago. Dubois, who was a defender of the human rights, was expulsed in 1986 from Chile by Augusto Pinochet's dictatorship and did not return until 1990 after the end of Pinochet's rule. He died at the age of 81 at his home.


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Visitors enjoy a ride in a roller coaster at the famous Bavarian "Oktoberfest" beer festival in Munich, southern Germany. The world's largest beer festival, to be held from Sept. 22 to Oct. 7, 2012 will see some million visitors.

Matthias Schrader/AP

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Children play in the waters of Lake Xolotlan, also known as Managua Lake, in Managua. The lake, with a surface area of about 1,000 square km, is polluted as it is where sewage from Managua has been dumped since 1920, according to local media. Inter-American Water Day (IAWD), to raise awareness on the importance of water conservation, will fall on October 2.


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People carry sacks containing plastic bottles on a wheelbarrow to sell at a Haiti recycling office in Cite Soleil, Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Haitian merchants on Monday ignored the first day of a government ban on the sale and general use of plastic bags and foam food containers.

Dieu Nalio Chery/AP

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Onlookers watch from a distance as a fire burns at Speedway International, a methanol fuel plant in Winnipeg.


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An Afghan refugee girl stands next to her family's sheep in a field next to a slum area on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan,.

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