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BASE jumper Eder Navacerrada of Spain leaps before opening his parachute, from Kuala Lumpur Tower . Ninety-five BASE jumpers from 23 countries are taking part in Kuala Lumpur International Jump Malaysia 2012.

BAZUKI MUHAMMAD/REUTERS

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Men play in the mud on the banks of the river Ganga, before taking a dip in the river, in the northern Indian city of Allahabad.

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An Indian boy dives into the River Ganges, as tourists ride a boat in Varanasi, India. Varanasi is among the world's oldest cities, and millions of Hindu pilgrims gather annually here for ritual bathing and prayers in the Ganges river considered holiest by Hindus.

Rajesh Kumar Singh/AP

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Muslim protesters push against Thai riot police securing the U.S. embassy in Bangkok. Several hundred Muslims gathered in front of the U.S. embassy in Bangkok and in a shopping district where Google has an office, to protest against an anti-Islam film considered insulting to Prophet Mohammad, and to call on Google and YouTube to ban it from their websites.

DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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A student protester is arrested by riot policemen during a protest against the government to demand changes in the public state education in Santiago Chile. Chilean students have been protesting against what they say is profiteering in the state education system.

IVAN ALVARADO/REUTERS

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Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu draws a red line on a graphic of a bomb as he addresses the 67th United Nations General Assembly at the U.N. Headquarters in New York.

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Devotee with their faces covered with coloured powder dance in an alley during a procession on the ninth day of the ten-day-long Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai. Ganesh idols are taken through the streets in a procession accompanied by dancing and singing and later immersed in a river or the sea symbolising a ritual seeing-off of his journey towards his abode, taking away with him the misfortunes of all mankind.

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A boy sells cotton candy during the Indra Jatra festival in Kathmandu, Nepal. The annual festival, named after Indra, the god of rain and heaven, is celebrated by worshipping, rejoicing, singing, dancing and feasting in Kathmandu Valley to mark the end of monsoon season. The festival, during which Indra, the living goddess Kumari and other deities are worshipped, starts after the erecting of the "lingo", a long wooden pole, on September 27 and ends when it is pulled down on October 3.

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A girl stands next to the idol of "Swet Bhairab" during the Indra Jatra festival in Kathmandu, Nepal. The annual festival, named after Indra, the god of rain and heaven, is celebrated by worshipping, rejoicing, singing, dancing and feasting in Kathmandu Valley to mark the end of monsoon season. The festival, during which Indra, the living goddess Kumari and other deities are worshipped, starts after the erecting of a "lingo", a long wooden pole, on September 27 and ends when it is pulled down on October 3.

NAVESH CHITRAKAR/REUTERS

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Brazilian artist Pedro Grapiuna works on his iron sculpture using a welding machine at his workshop in Rio de Janeiro. Grapiuna is a self-taught sculptor who works with recycled materials, mainly iron, wood and plastic, that he finds on the streets.

PILAR OLIVARES/REUTERS

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Retired US Marine, Paul Lewis, a Dundas, Ontario native, who served in the US Marines for 22 years said his feet were tender after the walk, but "it was for a good cause." after he finished the fourth annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes an event when men literally walk one mile in women’s shoes to raise awareness about ending violence against women.

Peter Power/The Globe and Mail

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