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Best pictures from October 12

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Rain drops form on the autumn leaves of small bushes in North Vancouver, British Columbia October 12, 2012. After a record-breaking dry spell since August, a welcomed several days of rain has moved in over the area.


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A worker checks aluminium utensils inside a factory on the outskirts of Agartala, capital of India's northeastern state of Tripura October 12, 2012. India's industrial output rose modestly in August but not enough to end a long slump in Asia's third largest economy, while inflation slowed, improving the case for a cut in interest rates that both businessmen and politicians have been pleading for.


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An activist of India Against Corruption (IAC), part of the anti-corruption social activist group led by Arvind Kejriwal, is being detained by police during a protest march in New Delhi October 12, 2012. Kejriwal members on Friday marched towards the residence of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in a protest demanding dismissal of Law Minister Salman Khurshid and his arrest following allegations by IAC group of financial irregularities in a trust run by Khurshid, local media reported.


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A severely disabled Indian woman begs for change in an alleyway in New Delhi, India, Friday, Oct. 12, 2012.

Kevin Frayer/AP

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A protester gestures in front of a burning Muslim Brotherhood bus during clashes between supporters and opponents of Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi in Tahrir square in Cairo, October 12, 2012. The health ministry said at least 12 people were wounded as protesters showered each other with stones, after Mursi supporters tore down a podium from which anti-Brotherhood chants were being orchestrated.


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People gather around lit-up candles at Kuta Beach in remembrance of the victims of the Bali Bombing during the 10th anniversary of the incident, in Kuta, Bali October 12, 2012.


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Two girls with their faces painted with the colours of the Spanish flag pose to photographers during the holiday known as Dia de la Hispanidad, Spain's National Day in Barcelona, Spain, Friday, Oct. 12, 2012. Spain is in recession and under pressure to fix its finances while celebrating the day Christopher Columbus discovered America in the name of the Spanish Crown.


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This Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 photo made available by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission shows a giant eyeball from a mysterious sea creature that washed ashore and was found by a man walking the beach in Pompano Beach, Fla. on Wednesday. No one knows what species the huge blue eyeball came from. The eyeball will be sent to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute in St. Petersburg, FL.

Carli Segelson/AP

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The shadow of a player is being cast on the ground while practicing volleyball during the opening ceremony of the first South Asia Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Sports Festival in Kathmandu, October 12, 2012. The three-day long event is organized by the Blue Diamond Society (BDS), a LGBT rights group, to promote the equality, rights and social justice of LGBT through sports, according to Sunil Babu Pant, managing director of BDS, former member of Nepal's Constituent Assembly and gay rights activist.


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A worker smashes coal as he prepares to burn limestone at a nearby furnace inside a limestone mine in Quzhou, Zhejiang province, October 12, 2012. China's annual economic growth probably slowed for a seventh straight quarter in the July-September period to the weakest level since the depths of the global financial crisis, a Reuters poll showed, reinforcing the case for further policy stimulus.


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Cadets take part in a loyalty oath ceremony onboard the "Cruiser Aurora" Museum in St. Petersburg October 12, 2012. Four hundred first-year students of St. Petersburg's naval technical college swore allegiance to the Russian fleet onboard the former cruiser, which was used during the Russian-Japanese War in 1904-05 and the October Revolution in Russia in 1917, according to local media.


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An Afghan refugee girl and her brother sit on the ground next to a pot of yellow corn for sale in an alley of a slum on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Friday, Oct. 12, 2012.

Muhammed Muheisen/AP

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