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Participants descend a hill on a homemade roller cart during the 25th Roller Cart Festival in Medellin, October 27, 2013.


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Roosters participate in a traditional Malagasy cockfighting (combat des coqs) contest in Ambohimangakely near Madagascar's capital Antananarivo, October 27, 2013. Hundreds of participants with their roosters took part in the contentious practice of cockfighting that is tremendously popular on the island-nation of Madagascar, where locals make a living by breeding roosters as well as placing bets in weekly tournaments, said the local organizers.


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Participants take part in an attempt to set a new Guinness World Record for the largest pillow fight, in Chicago October 27, 2013. According to the Guinness World Records, they need more than 3,706 participants to set a new record. The results of the event have not been announced.


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Ted Ligety of the U.S. skis down the course during the second run of the World Cup Soelden Men's Giant Slalom race on the Rettenbach glacier in the Tyrolean ski resort of Soelden October 27, 2013.


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Horses forage for grass in deep snow near Cremona, Alta., Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, after an early winter snow storm blew through southern Alberta.


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A squirrel eats a nut among a pile of autumn leaves at St James's Park in London October 27, 2013.


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Participants fall out from their homemade roller cart after crashing during the 25th Roller Cart Festival in Medellin October 27, 2013.


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Soprano Miss Papini performs Verdi with the Greater Toronto Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by guest conductor Jean Michel at the Villa Colombo celebrating 200 years of Guiseppe Verdi in North York, October 27, 2013.

J.P. MOCZULSKI/The Globe and Mail

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Serena Williams of the U.S. celebrates her victory against Li Na of China after their WTA tennis championships final match in Istanbul, October 27, 2013.


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People watch horses fight during a traditional local event held by the Miao ethnic minority in Rongshui county, Liuzhou, Guangxi ethnic Zhuang autonomous region, October 26, 2013. Horse fighting is a 500-year-old custom for the Miao people. Picture taken October 26, 2013.


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Humans dodge zombies during The Running Dead, a 5km run and obstacle course in which humans must evade zombies, at Riverdale Park East in Toronto on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013. Each human must complete the course with at least one of the three red ribbons attached to their belt. If they lose their life ribbons, they are considered infected upon completion.

Matthew Sherwood/The Globe and Mail

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People stand with an American flag during a remembrance ceremony along the beachfront damaged by hurricane Sandy in October 2012 in the Rockaways section of the borough of Queens in New York October 27, 2013. Local residents gathered to hold hands on the beach and observe a moment of silence two days before the one year anniversary of the storm.


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Mayor Rob Ford takes a picture with Iain McGarry before the start of the Toronto Zombie Walk and Halloween Parade on Saturday, October 26, 2013.

Matthew Sherwood/The Globe and Mail

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