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Best Pix Of The Week
From a fire-breathing man in India to heart-breaking tornado scenes in the midwest, here are some of the most arresting images from the past week.
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A Sikh youth performs an act of fire as he displays martial art skills during a religious procession on the eve of birth anniversary of Guru Ram Das in Amritsar, India, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. Ram Das was the fourth of the ten gurus of Sikhism. (AP Photo/Sanjeev Syal)
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In this Friday, Oct. 4, 2013 photo, an Indian artist performs during the grand rehearsal for Navratri celebrations in Ahmadabad, India. Feasting and fasting takes over normal life for millions of Hindus during Navratri, the festival of nine nights. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
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A woman adjusts her mask as she walks past the residential apartment buildings shrouded by haze in Beijing, China Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013. Fog and pollution descended on northern China on Sunday, leading to flight cancellations and road closures at a time when millions of Chinese were headed home as a weeklong national holiday neared its end. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
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Honor guard soldiers stand during the National Holocaust Remembrance Day commemorations at the Holocaust memorial, in Bucharest, Romania, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013. About 280,000 Romanian Jews and 11,000 Romanian Roma, or Gypsies, were deported and killed during WWII when Romania was ruled by a pro-nazi regime. About 6,000 Jews live in Romania today, compared to 800,000 before WWII. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
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Residents try to free a house panel from where it was lodged against a tree following a tornado in Bennet, Neb., Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. Powerful storms crawled into the Midwest on Friday, dumping heavy snow in South Dakota, spawning a tornado in Nebraska and threatening dangerous thunderstorms from Oklahoma to Wisconsin. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
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A Hindu devotee prostrates as others stand in a queue to offer prayers at a Hindu goddess Kali temple on the second day of the Navratri festival in Jammu, India, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013. Navratri, or the festival of nine nights, is dedicated to the worship of various Hindu goddesses. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
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Bavarian riflemen and women in traditional costumes fire their muzzle loaders in front of the 'Bavaria' statue in Munich, southern Germany, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013. Members of various shooting clubs of the region met for a salute on the last day of the famous 'Oktoberfest' beer festival. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
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A traveller waits at Paris Orly airport Thursday Oct. 10, 2013. Several European flights have been cancelled and passengers have been warned to expect disruptions Thursday as French air traffic controllers stage a one-day strike.(AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)
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C.J. Johnson pulls a shrimp boat out of the water in preparation for the arrival of Tropical Storm Karen, at Myrtle Grove Marina in Plaquemines Parish, La., Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. National Hurricane Center forecasters expect Karen to be near the central Gulf Coast on Saturday as a weak hurricane or tropical storm. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
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A cargo ship sails through heavy seas and waves off the coast of Seaburn, England, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013. The Environment Agency has issued flood warnings for low lying roads and coastal land along the North East coastline. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)
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A demonstrator wears a gas mask over a batman costume during a march in support of striking teachers in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. Teachers have been on strike demanding better pay for almost two months. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
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An Afghan National Army (ANA) officer takes part in a training exercise at an National Army base on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Ahmad Jamshid)
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Pakistani women sit outside their makeshift tents baking bread on a fire for their families, in a slum in Islamabad, Pakistan, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. Slums, which are built on illegal lands, have neither running water or sewage disposal. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)
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Pink ribbons are reflected in the sunglasses of a man wearing pink shirt and hat during the Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
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A Bahraini man walks past a wall with graffiti and images of prisoners painted over by authorities, in Malkiya village, Bahrain, Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. Bahrain says nine people have been sentenced to life in prison after being tried on charges of bomb-making in the restive Gulf nation. Monday's verdicts mark the latest in a series of recent court decisions that have raised tensions in the strategic kingdom, home to the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)
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Pedestrians wait with umbrellas at a street crossing, Thursday Oct. 10, 2013, in Singapore during a heavy thunderstorm. Singapore which faces hot and wet weather all year round, typically experiences more storms towards the year end. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
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Egyptian Army soldiers block a road leading to the Rabaah al-Adawiya mosque as supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi protest in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. Thousands of Morsi supporters took to the streets Friday in several cities, commemorating 100 days since Egypt's first democratically elected president was ousted by the military following mass protests calling for his resignation. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
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Cornell Woolridge of Windsor Mill, Md., takes part in a demonstration outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, as the court heard arguments on campaign finance. The court is weighing a case that could open the way for more money to flow into US elections. The case being argued at the high court Tuesday is a test of its readiness to take its most aggressive swipe at campaign finance laws since a landmark 2010 decision lifted a cap on independent spending by corporations and labor unions. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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Pigeons fly as an Indian Sikh devotee pays obeisance at the Golden Temple, Sikh's holiest shrine, during birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Ram Das in Amritsar, India, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013. Ram Das was the fourth of the ten gurus of Sikhism. (AP Photo/Sanjeev Syal)
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A woman lays out peppers to sell, as her child watches, at Mbare Musika market place, in Harare, Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. Mbare Musika provides the biggest agricultural produce market in Harare and the nation at large. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
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In this Sept. 30, 2013 photo, Ashaninka Indian children wade in the natural hot springs in Kitamaronkani, Pichari district, Peru. Their world has rarely been peaceful. During Perus 1980-2000 internal conflict, Shining Path rebels overran their lands and slaughtered them wholesale. The government is now boosting its military footprint in the valley in a bid to fight Shining Path remnants and the drug traffickers they protect. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
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An idol of Hindu goddess Durga is transported on a cycle rickshaw to a venue of worship in Kolkata, India, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013. The five day Hindu festival Durga Puja is scheduled to start on Oct. 10 and will end with the immersion of idols on Oct. 14. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
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Pope Francis leads a mass in front of St. Francis Basilica in Assisi, Italy, Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. Pope Francis made a pilgrimage Friday to the hillside town of Assisi and the tomb of his namesake, St. Francis, the 13th-century friar who renounced a wealthy, dissolute lifestyle to embrace a life of poverty. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
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Palestinian workers pick dates during the harvest in Deir El Balah, in central Gaza Strip, Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. The harvesting season for dates usually starts at the beginning of October, after the first rain. The community of Deir El Balah takes its name from the word "balah", an Arabic word for dates. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)
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In this Monday, Oct. 7, 2013 photo, opposition fighters reload artillery during an attack on the Wadi al-Deef military post at the frontline in Maraaet al-Numan in the Idlib province countryside of Syria. With much of the northern countryside now in opposition hands, a cat-and-mouse game has emerged over the past year as the rebels try to cut the government supply lines to the regime's remaining troops in the north (AP Photo)
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A Muslim pilgrim holds a copy of Islam's holy book Quran as he sleeps at the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. Every Muslim is required to perform the hajj, or pilgrimage, to Mecca at least once in his or her lifetime if able to do so. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
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A supporter of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi holds a flare and chants slogans against the army during a protest in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. Supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi are holding scattered protests across Egypt, calling off a planned rally at Cairo's iconic Tahrir Square almost a week after bloody clashes left nearly 60 dead. Thousands of Morsi supporters took to the streets Friday in several cities, commemorating 100 days since Egypt's first democratically elected president was ousted by the military following mass protests calling for his resignation. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
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A beggar sits in front of a shop window in the northern port city of Thessaloniki Greece, on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. Greece says it is due to meet a key deficit-cutting target this year, but the International Monetary Fund warned the country may be forced to make new spending cuts. The placard reads " I am Hungry". (AP Photo/Nikolas Giakoumidis)
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A Palestinian Laith Al-Aklok, 6, plays with a donkey foal belonging to his family in front of his family house in Deir Al Balah, central Gaza Strip, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
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Chinese artist Cang Xin's "Communication", a recreation of himself engaging with the world with his tongue made from silica gel, synthetic hair, clothing and shoes, lies on display at the Sorting Office, a former postal depot in central London, Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. The piece features in the "Thinking Big" auction sale of contemporary sculpture and installation, a joint venture between Christie's auction house and the Saatchi Gallery which takes place on October 17 with no estimate or reserve prices. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
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A Christie's worker, LEFT, poses for photographs next to German artist Martin Honert's "Riesen (Ghosts)", styrodur, polyurethane rubber, rubber, leather, textiles, hair and wool, in two parts, displayed at the Sorting Office, a former postal depot in central London, Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. The piece features in the "Thinking Big" auction sale of contemporary sculpture and installation, a joint venture between Christie's auction house and the Saatchi Gallery which takes place on October 17 with no estimate or reserve prices. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
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A lone boater skims across the surface of the Potomac River at sunset in Washington Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)
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The Tigris River snakes its way through Baghdad, Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. Long a place to relax in crowded Baghdad before the war, the Tigris today runs past the heavily fortified Green Zone and the sprawling U.S. Embassy inside, and memories of bodies dumped in it at the height of the sectarian killings remain fresh. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
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Afghan National Army and International Security Assistance Force personnel gather near a C-130 transport aircraft during a handover ceremony at the Afghan Air Force Base in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013. Afghanistan took delivery on Wednesday on two C-130 transport aircraft from the United States, part of an effort to give the countrys military the ability to better fight insurgents around the country. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
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Police Forensic officers examine the scene close to the spot were a man was shot dead, in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013. Authorities blamed a resurgent Irish Republican Army faction Thursday for killing two men in separate gun attacks in Northern Ireland, the first such slayings in the British territory in nearly a year. So-called "New IRA" militants claimed responsibility for killing Kevin Kearney, a 46-year-old Irish Catholic man, on Tuesday in a Belfast park. Police found his body floating in a lake in the park Wednesday and said he had been shot. A second man was fatally shot in his apartment Thursday in the center of Londonderry, Northern Ireland's second-largest city. IRA extremists again were suspected. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
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A firefighter waits to make a rubbing of a name on the New York State Fallen Firefighters Memorial on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, in Albany, N.Y. Nine names, including two suburban Rochester volunteer firefighters killed in a Christmas Eve ambush, were added to the wall. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
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A Filipino boys joins women dancing during a protest near the U.S. Embassy in Manila, Philippines Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013. The group said the scheduled visit of U.S. State Secretary John Kerry is part of plans to increase U.S. military presence in the country. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
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In this picture taken on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013 the Indupol One of the Belgian Solar Team cruises along the Stuart Highway in Glendambo, Australia, during the 2013 World Solar Challenge. The race, lasting for seven days, will take 43 participants over 3,021 kilometers before ending on Sunday, Oct 13. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
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Nepalese army soldiers light a cannon on the seventh day of the Hindu festival Dashain in Katmandu, Nepal, Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. The Dashain festival celebrates the victory of good over evil. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
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An Indian widow watches a view of the city as she enjoys a boat ride on the River Hooghli during a trip to Kolkata by non-governmental organization Sulabh International, in Kolkata, India, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. The widow from north Indian town of Vrindavan is under rehabilitation to overcome her experience of being widows. Fifty of them are being taken to Kolkata, their native city, to celebrate the Hindu festival Durga Puja. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
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In this Sept. 25, 2013 photo, a girl plays in a bed of coca leaves, in the village of Trincavini in Perus Pichari district. Pichari lies on the banks of the Apurimac river in a valley that the United Nations says yields 56 percent of Peru's coca leaves, the basis for cocaine. Coca is central to rituals and religion in Andean culture but in recent decades has become more associated with global drug trafficking. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
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Artists perform the Fous de Bassin show, created by French company Ilotopie, on the water canals around the Puerto Madero neighborhood as part of the opening of IX Buenos Aires International Festival in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. The multidisciplinary art festival will feature dozens of national and international shows from Oct. 4 to Oct. 20. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
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In this Monday, Oct. 07, 2013 photo, opposition fighters prepare loads of mortars during an attack in the Wadi al-Deef military post at the frontline in Maaret al-Numan in the Idlib province countryside of Syria. With much of the northern countryside now in opposition hands, a cat-and-mouse game has emerged over the past year as the rebels try to cut the government supply lines to the regime's remaining troops in the north. (AP Photo)
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In this Sept. 28, 2013 photo, sunlight filteres through the clouds, illuminating the Apurimac river in Pichari, Peru. The river cuts through a long valley that the United Nations says yields 56 percent of Peru's coca leaves. The government says it will soon begin destroying coca crops in the region, known as the VRAE - the Valley of the Apurimac and Ene rivers. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
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U.S. Army Reserve Capt. Chris Carbone kisses the casket containing the body of Nicholas Oresko, a New Jersey soldier who had been the nation's oldest living recipient of the Medal of Honor, during funeral services at George Washington Memorial Park, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, in Paramus, N.J. Oresko died at the age of 96 on Oct. 4. The Army master sergeant was badly wounded as he single-handedly took out two enemy bunkers during World War II in the Battle of the Bulge in 1945. Carbone was a close friend of Oresko. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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A nun walks in the corridor as a Vatican Swiss Guard stands on attention at the Bronze Door, photographed by tourists in the background in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. The Bronze door is the main entrance to the Apostolic Palace and tradition goes that when a pontiff dies the door is closed. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, Pool)
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Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos III waits Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras at the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate in Jerusalem's old city, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
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Pakistani schoolboys look out the window of their classroom at other classmates chanting prayers to commemorate the anniversary of Malala's shooting by Taliban, at a school in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013. One year after a Taliban bullet tried to silence Malala Yousufzai's demand for education, she has published a book and is a contender for the Nobel Peace Prize. But the militants threaten to kill her should she dare return home from Britain to Pakistan, and the principal at her old school says that as Malala's fame has grown, so has fear in her classrooms. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)
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An artisan puts the finishing touches to an image of Hindu goddess Durga at a worship venue during Durga Puja festival in Gauhati, India, Thursday, Oct 10, 2013. The five-day festival commemorates the slaying of a demon king by goddess Durga marking the triumph of good over evil. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
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Hawaiian Surfer Carissa Moore competes during the EDP Cascais Girls Pro surf contest in Guincho beach, near Cascais, Portugal, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013. By winning the the event in Portugal, Carissa has become the 2013 Association of Surfing Professionals women's world champion, which is her second world title. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
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An Afghan refugee boy wearing an empty bucket on his head, waits his turn to fetch water from a hand pump, in a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. Pakistan hosts over 1.6 million registered Afghans, the largest and most protracted refugee population in the world, with thousands still living without electricity, running water and other basic services, according to the U.N. refugee agency. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)
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Torch bearer Manolis Katsiadakis general secretary of Greece's Olympic Committee, centre, poses after lighting the cauldron with the Olympic Flame in front of Parthenon temple atop of the Acropolis Hill in Athens, Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. The flame will be transported by torch relay to the Russian resort of Sochi, which will host the 2014 Winter Olympics, Feb. 7-23. The Greek leg of the relay covered around 1,250 miles before Saturday's, Oct. 5 handover ceremony in the Panathenian Stadium in Athens, venue of the first modern Olympics in 1896. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
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Indian badminton player Jwala Gutta smiles during a press conference in Hyderabad, India, Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. The Delhi High Court Thursday asked Badminton Association of India (BAI) to allow Gutta to participate in upcoming tournaments till the disciplinary authority takes a final decision on the issue of her alleged indiscipline in the Indian Badminton League in August this year. Gutta tried to stop some players of her franchise Krrish Delhi Smashers from playing a match against Banga Beats. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)
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Muslim pilgrims attend prayers at sunset at the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013. Every Muslim is required to perform the hajj, or pilgrimage, to Mecca at least once in his or her lifetime if able to do so. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
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A group of Indian widows dance with chairperson of non-governmental organization (NGO) Sulabh International Bindeshwar Pathak, center with black vest, as they enjoy a boat ride on the River Hooghli during their trip in Kolkata, India, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. The widows from north Indian town of Vrindavan are under rehabilitation to overcome their experience of being widows. Fifty of them are being taken to Kolkata, their native city, to celebrate the Hindu festival Durga Puja. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
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A man stands on the balcony of National Tennis Stadium looks at the tennis courts shrouded by haze in Beijing, China Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013. Fog and pollution descended on northern China on Sunday, leading to flight cancellations and road closures at a time when millions of Chinese were headed home as a weeklong national holiday neared its end. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
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Nepalese priests play traditional instruments during the Shikali festival in Khokana, Lalitpur, Nepal, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013. The festival is celebrated by the Newar Community from Khokana during which dancers wear masks of various deities, perform dances, and sacrifice animals in the hopes of getting the blessing of deities. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
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A new $100 bill featuring Benjamin Franklin is illuminated from behind at the Franklin Institute, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, in Philadelphia. The new $100 bill, sporting high-tech features designed to thwart counterfeiters, enters circulation Tuesday. It is the first redesign for the $100 bill since March 1996. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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A model displays an outfit by Ukrainian designer Zalevskiy during a Fashion Week in Kiev, Ukraine, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013.(AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov)
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A Marine carry team carries the transfer case containing the remains of Marine Lance Cpl. Jeremiah M. Collins Jr. of Milwaukee, upon arrival at Dover Air Force Base, Del., on Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. The Department of Defense announced the death of Collins Jr., who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
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An Alitalia plane comes in for landing at Linate Airport, Milan, Italy, Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. The board of Alitalia met Friday to vote on a new rescue plan for Italy's struggling flagship airline a day after the Italian government welcomed Italy's postal service, Poste Italiane SpA's help to re-capitalize Alitalia by injecting 75 million euros (101 million dollars). Alitalia's 62 years as a state-run company ended in bankruptcy in 2008. The present Alitalia began flying in 2009 as a new company owned by a group of Italian investors. Currently Air France is the largest shareholder with 25 percent. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
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A Pakistani vendor unloads cattle from a truck at a market set up for selling animals for the upcoming Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, or "Feast of Sacrifice," on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)
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A worker secures a flood gate after a crane lowered it into Hero Canal, as part of the hurricane protection system protecting the greater New Orleans area, in anticipation of Tropical Storm Karen, in Belle Chasse, La., Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. National Hurricane Center forecasters expect Karen to be near the central Gulf Coast on Saturday as a weak hurricane or tropical storm. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry takes off in a black hawk helicopter in Kabul, Afghanistan, after arriving on an unannounced visit to meet with Afghan President Hamid Karzai Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, Pool)
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An Afghan National Army (ANA) officer takes part in a training exercise at an National Army base on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Ahmad Jamshid)
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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. President Barack Obama and Republicans in the House of Representatives are exploring whether they can end a budget standoff that has triggered a partial government shutdown and put Washington on the verge of an economy-jarring federal default. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
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Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers his keynote address at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) CEO Summit in Bali, Indonesia, Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. Representing his strongest statement so far on the Taiwan unification issue, which remains a fundamental cause of instability in the western Pacific, Xi told a former senior Taiwanese official that the longstanding division between the sides should not be strung out indefinitely. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
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Rocio de las Nieves Reyes Galvez, 28 years old, holds her head in her hands as she waits to get evicted in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013. Reyes Galvez moved into a room of a foreclosed apartment owned by her friend with her 6-year-old daughter six months ago making small payments as she could afford. The landlord's loss of the apartment to Bankia bank is causing Reyes Galvez's eviction. Reyes Galvez has a disability produced by heart problems that prevents her from having a formal job. Three months ago she received her last pay-check, a state benefit payment of 426 euros. The eviction was finally postponed till Nov. 15 with the help of the Victims' Mortgage Platform (PAH). (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
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Visitors take photos and notes of The Lagoons project, a development which will be situated in the Mohammed Bin Rashid City, during the second day of a real estate fair called Cityscape Global in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013. The project which would cover an area of six million square meters, or 65 million square feet, plans to include the Dubai Twin towers, a mixed-use development that will be added to the existing skyline of the city. Dubai Holding and Emaar Properties signed a joint venture agreement to develop The Lagoons. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
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Ethnic Chinese with joss sticks in their hands crowd a temple during the Nine Emperor Gods Festival in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013. The festival, held for the first nine days of the ninth month in the Chinese lunar calendar, is a ceremony to welcome the Nine Emperor Gods believed to live in the stars in heaven under the reign of "Thien Hou," or the Queen of Heaven, who bring good fortune, longevity, and good health. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
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Indian children prepare effigies of the demon king Ravana and his brothers, as part of Dussehra festival celebrations in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Oct 10, 2013. The festival commemorates the victory of Hindu god Rama over demon king Ravana, and a celebration of the victory of good over evil. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
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People pack the foreshore to view the International Fleet review in Sydney, Australia, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013. Britain's Prince Harry glided through Sydney's sun-dappled harbor aboard a navy ship on Saturday, as thousands of people crowded the shoreline to catch a glimpse of royalty and celebrate the centenary of the fledgling Australian navy fleet's first arrival to the famed waterway. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)
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In this Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 photo, a granddaughter of Mohammed Kale reacts to the buzz of stray bullets overhead as she as she pushes water from the roof of her family house in Kfar Lata, a ghost village at the top of a mountain subdued under heavy shelling and bombardments due the fighting between opposition fighters and government forces in the Idlib province countryside of Syria. The sprawling, three-generation family of Mohammed Kale refuses to leave their home; a boxy, multi-story concrete apartment that holds the entire family. The men want to stay back and fight. Their elder patriarch, 65-year-old Mohammed Kale, fears they will suffer in moving, penniless, from their home. (AP Photo)
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Muslim pilgrims attend Friday prayers at the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. Every Muslim is required to perform the hajj, or pilgrimage, to Mecca at least once in his or her lifetime if able to do so. Cranes at the site of an expansion to the mosque are seen in the background. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
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Japan's Sunama Keita, left, and Shirai Yuki, right, compete in the men's 200-meter backstroke final at the sixth East Asian Games in Tianjin, China, Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)
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Pakistani school children chant prayers during a special class to recognize the anniversary of Malala's shooting by Taliban, at a school in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013. One year after a Taliban bullet tried to silence Malala Yousufzai's demand for education, she has published a book and is a contender for the Nobel Peace Prize. But the militants threaten to kill her should she dare return home from Britain to Pakistan, and the principal at her old school says that as Malala's fame has grown, so has fear in her classrooms. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)
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In this Saturday, Oct 5, 2013 photo, a young Pakistani girl works on her mid-term papers in a school in Mingora, Swat Valley, Pakistan. One year after a Taliban bullet tried to silence Malala Yousufzais demand for education, she has published a book and is a contender for the Nobel Peace Prize. But still the militants threaten to kill her should she dare return home to Pakistan, and the principal at her old school says that as Malalas fame has grown, so has fear in her classrooms. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)
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The body of an elephant killed after being hit by a speeding train is lifted by a crane at Mongpong village, 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Siliguri, India, Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. Dozens of elephants have died in recent years in such accidents as trains run through national parks and forests. Activists have called for trains to lower their speeds through such areas. (AP Photo)
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Residents throw water to put out the flames from burning tyres set on fire in a street by rioting youths, following Friday Muslim prayers in Mombasa, Kenya, Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. A religious leader on Kenya's coast says that the Muslim cleric Sheikh Ibrahim Ismael who preached at Mombasa's Masjid Musa Mosque, whose previous imam Aboud Rogo Mohammed was mysteriously shot dead in August 2012, has died in a barrage of bullets late Thursday near the coastal city of Mombasa. (AP Photo)
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A bolt from a thunderstorm strikes down over the Pacific resort city of Acapulco, Mexico, Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. Acapulco, which was pounded by Tropical Storm Manuel a few weeks ago, is expecting scattered thunder storms Tuesday tonight. (AP Photo/Bernandino Hernandez)
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A Bangladeshi firefighter douses a fire at a garment factory in Gazipur outside Dhaka, Bangladesh, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013. The fire killed nearly a dozen people at the garment factory in Bangladesh about six months after a factory building collapse that killed 1,100 people exposed the harsh and often unsafe conditions in an industry that is the world's third-largest. (AP Photo)
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