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A old tractor sits in a field as the sun begins to rise on the Somerset Levels on October 13, 2009 near Glastonbury, England. England, particularly in the south, is currently enjoying a spell of dry, fine weather, allowing the begining of the Autumn foliage colours - brought on by shortening daylight hours and cooler weather - to be fully appreciated.

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A fallen maple leaf gathers rain drops on a cobblestone sidewalk in downtown Ottawa Friday Oct.9, 2009. Showers are expected in the region through the long weekend.

Adrian Wyld

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A deer forgages for food in the early morning sun as cooler temperatures bring on the autumn season at Dunham Massey on October 12, 2009, Altrincham, England. Shortening daylight hours and cooler weather brings on the rutting season for Red and Fallow deer herds and cooler temperatures bring on the Autumn foliage colours in Britain.

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A group of Comon Cranes gather in dawn light, on their night-roost on a lake in the German state of Brandenburg, close to Berlin September 26, 2009. From September to November tens of thousands of Cranes use the rural area close to the German Capital for a stopover during their migration from Scandinavia and Eastern Europe to their wintering quarters in Spain. The agricultural plains surrounding Berlin are among the biggest Crane roosts in entire Europe with several tens of thousands birds gathering during the peak of migration between September and November.

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A woman walks along a path lined with deciduous trees in Wendover Woods on October 11, 2009 in Buckinghamshire, England. The Forestry Commission woods are situated on the northern edge of the Chiltern escarpment and cover 325 hectares with coniferous and broadleaved woodland.

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Mist rises on the River Avon below trees that are begining to change colour on October 12, 2009 in Bath, England. England, particularly in the south, is currently enjoying a spell of dry, fine weather, allowing the begining of the Autumn foliage colours brought on by shortening daylight hours and cooler weather to be fully appreciated.

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In this photo provided by the Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association, cranberries are harvested near Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009. Trade representatives from 12 countries, including Australia, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Netherlands, Poland and South Korea, visited the marsh to learn how cranberries are grown and harvested.

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Rockefeller Center is transformed into a 139-square-metre free standing cranberry bog with 907kg of cranberries on October 10, 2009 as Ocean Spray celebrates its 80th anniversary harvest. Ocean Spray is an agricultural cooperative of growers of cranberries and grapefruit in Massachusetts. Ocean Spray was formed in 1930 by three cranberry growers.

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The Peace Tower is reflected in a puddle as overcast skies and rain greeted visitors to Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Tuesday October 13, 2009.

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A woman reads among fallen leaves on a warm autumn afternoon in St James's Park in London September 26, 2009.

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New Englands fall foliage meets with an early snow in Franconia , N.H., Thursday, Oct. 1,2009.

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A squirrel runs through fallen leaves during early autumn in Loughborough, central England October 7, 2009.

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A woman sits on a bench beside a footpath as the early morning sunlight breaks through leaves that are begining to change colour in Victoria Park on October 12, 2009 in Bath, England. England, particularly in the south, is currently enjoying a spell of dry, fine weather, allowing the begining of the Autumn foliage colours - brought on by shortening daylight hours and cooler weather - to be fully appreciated.

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An Amish farmer and three children bring in a cart full of harvested corn stalks at a farm in Middlefield, Ohio on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009.

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A spider web is caught in the early morning sunlight in Victoria Park on October 12, 2009 in Bath, England. England, particularly in the south, is currently enjoying a spell of dry, fine weather, allowing the begining of the Autumn foliage colours - brought on by shortening daylight hours and cooler weather - to be fully appreciated.

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Tyrus Seberg jogs down a pathway as the leaves turn to autumn colours in the river valley at Indian Battle Park in Lethbridge, Alberta, Wednesday, September 30, 2009.

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Lisa Evans, of Roslindale, Mass., leads Peter Geiger, of Lewiston, Maine, during the paddleboat competition at the fourth annual Damariscotta Pumpkinfest Regatta, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009, in Damariscotta, Maine. The event started a few years ago when a couple of local guys looked for something to do with a 700-pound pumpkin they had shown at a county fair. They hollowed it out, attached a motor and launched what has become a wacky race that now attracts more than a thousand people to town.

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Charly, a 1,150-pound polar bear, with a jack-o'-lantern at SeaWorld San Diego's Wild Arctic attraction. The 11 -foot bear shredded the pumpkin in seconds. Aside from a diet of meat and fish, keepers at Wild Arctic often treat the polar bears to apples, pears, carrots, romaine lettuce, yams, grapes, peanut butter, yogurt, watermelon and even cream cheese.

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Colourful foliage frames Claire Winzar and Robert Buttimor as they enjoy a stroll during rainy weather in Peterborough, Ont. on Friday, Oct. 9, 2009.

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An Arab worker picks Merlot grapes during the harvest for the Dalton winery on October 7, 2009 in Kerem Ben Zimra, northern Galilee, in Israel. Dalton is one of scores of kosher wineries that are at the height of the harvest season. More than 130 Israeli wineries, many of them small boutique operations, produce an estimated 35 million bottles of wine a year, most of it kosher according to Jewish law.

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A rutting stag bellows in a wildlife park in Aurach near Kitzbuehel, in the Austrian province of Tyrol, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009.

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The moon is seen behind trees as the early morning sunlight breaks through leaves that are begining to change colour in Victoria Park on October 12, 2009 in Bath, England. England, particularly in the south, is currently enjoying a spell of dry, fine weather, allowing the begining of the Autumn foliage colours - brought on by shortening daylight hours and cooler weather - to be fully appreciated.

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