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An Indian boy stands amongst idols of Hindu goddess Durga and others after they were immersed by Hindu devotees, as he scavenges in the River Yamuna during Durga Puja festivities in New Delhi, India. The festival commemorates the slaying of a demon king by lion-riding, ten armed goddess Durga, marking the triumph of good over evil.

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A polar bear shakes its head in its enclosure at the Zoo in Berlin, Germany. A monument to the polar bear Knut was unveiled at the zoo on Wednesday morning. Polar bear Knut became a global celebrity before his sudden death last year.

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An Israeli man surveys the damage of his house after a rocket fired by Palestinian militants hit a community along the Israel Gaza Border, southern Israel. Rockets and mortars from Gaza have pummeled southern Israel, drawing Israeli airstrikes that killed a Palestinian militant. The Israeli military said 60 rockets and mortars were fired by early morning Wednesday, following a volley the night before and that Israeli aircraft struck Gaza three times.

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Tourists Alexandre Casias, center back, and Emilie Vachon, not in photo, from Montrea, Canada, have their car raided by Baboons, at Millers Point on the outskirts of Cape Town, South Africa.

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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 the northern Indian city of Chandigarh. In Hindu mythology, Durga symbolises power and the triumph of good over evil. The Durga Puja is the biggest religious festival of Bengali Hindus.


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Clowns laugh for fifteen minutes as they rally for peace during the 17th Latin American clown convention or "Fair of laughter" at the Mother Monument in Mexico City. The convention will be held from October 22 to 25 in Mexico City.


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A sparrow is fed by a man at Madrid's Retiro park during an autumn day.


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Fire crackers are set-off before effigies of the 10-headed demon King Ravana, Meghnad and Khumbkarna are set on fire during the festival of Dussehra in Srinagar , India. The effigies are burnt on Dussehra, the Hindu festival that commemorates the triumph of Hindu god Rama over the Ravana, marking the victory of good over evil.


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A Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighter jumps over a fire during a training session at an FSA camp in the countryside of Idlib.

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Pakistanis walk in a livestock market set up in a field, for the upcoming Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, or "Feast of Sacrifice", during sunset, on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan.

Muhammed Muheisen/AP

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