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A devotee of "Chao Pho Kuan U Shrine" runs on burning charcoal as he performs a fire-walking ceremony during celebrations for the vegetarian festival in Phang Nga October 11, 2013.


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Palestinian protesters hurl rocks at Israeli soldiers during clashes in Betunia, near the West Bank city of Ramallah October 11, 2013.


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Families enjoy a sunny fall day exploring the Cheltenham Badlands north of Brampton, Ontario, Friday, Oct. 11, 2013.

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School girls dressed as various Hindu deities pose as they wait to perform during Durga Puja festival celebrations at their school in the southern Indian city of Chennai October 11, 2013. The festival that started on Friday is the biggest religious event for Bengali Hindus. Hindus believe that the goddess Durga symbolises power and the triumph of good over evil.


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Muslim pilgrims pray atop Mount Thor in the holy city of Mecca ahead of the annual haj pilgrimage October 11, 2013. Mount Thor marks the start of the journey of the Prophet Mohammad and his companion Abu Bakr Al-Sadeeq from Mecca to Medina.


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Dr. Mahmoud Loubani (L) beams after his son Dr. Tarek Loubani (C) and John Greyson returned to Canada after being imprisoned in Egypt for over a month, Friday, October 11, 2013.

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St. Louis Cardinals hitting coach John Mabry throws before Game 1 of the National League baseball championship series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, in St. Louis.

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A policeman stands guard as a student leaves Malala Yousafzai's old school, Khushal girls high School, in Mingora, Pakistan's Swat Valley October 10, 2013. For many of her compatriots, Malala Yousafzai is a stooge of the United States and a CIA agent, a symbol of the West's evils and a global conspiracy to bring down her native Pakistan. She has won the European Union's prestigious human rights award and was one of the favourites to win the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, but in her native Swat valley, friends and neighbours reacted with a mixture of resentment, fear and jealousy.


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A man (L) paddles a makeshift raft as residents walks past a partially submerged car on a flooded street in Yuyao, Zhejiang province October 11, 2013.


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Simon Fraser University students walk in a procession during the fall convocation ceremony at the university in Burnaby, B.C., on Friday October 11, 2013.


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A sheep peers out of a hutch that is surrounded by snow in St. Ulrich in the Austrian province of Tyrol, Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. Snow fell down to 600 meters altitude in many parts of the country.

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A man dressed as Superman smiles at patient Joao Bertola, 2, and his father, looking on inside Hospital Infantil Sabara in Sao Paulo October 11, 2013. Two costumed men cleaned the glass facade of the children's hospital, and met with patients. Brazil celebrates Children's Day on October 12.


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