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A beautiful sunset, fashion shows from around the world and truly unique Halloween costumes are among the best pictures captured in the last week.
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A tree is back dropped by the setting sun outside Bucharest, Romania, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013. Romanian is enjoying a hotter than usual weather for the month of October with temperatures above 20 degrees centigrade (68 degrees Fahrenheit) . (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
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Pigeons fly outside the Karti Sakhi shrine in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013. Afghan Muslim Sufi's, a mystical form of Islam, visit shrines daily and offer prayers. During the Taliban's rule, Sufi's a minority in Afghanistan were suppressed, but since the end of their rule, they have regained their place and are able to practice Sufism freely. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
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Afghan Shiite's visit the Karti Sakhi shrine in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013. Afghan Muslim Sufi's, a mystical form of Islam, visit shrines daily and offer prayers. During the Taliban's rule, Sufi's a minority in Afghanistan were suppressed, but since the end of their rule, they have regained their place and are able to practice Sufism freely. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
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A boy hops from a cluster of crypts to another which are spruced up for the observance of All Saints' Day at a public cemetery at Paranaque city, south of Manila, Philippines Thursday Oct. 31, 2013. Traditionally, Christians visit cemeteries and memorial parks to offer prayers every Nov. 1 to pay tribute to their departed loved ones. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
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Volunteers plant beach grass on a newly constructed sand dune along the beach in the Breezy Point neighborhood in the Queens borough of New York, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013. A year ago Superstorm Sandy ravaged the region. The beach grass will protect the new dune, 1200 feet in length, from erosion. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
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An anti-government protester, right, covers his face from tear gas fired by riot police during clashes following a traditional third-day mourning gathering for Ali al-Sabagh, 17, in Bani Jamra, Bahrain, on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. Authorities said Al-Sabagh was killed when an explosive device he was carrying detonated prematurely. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)
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Lineth Mollo portrays Samara Morgan, the central character of 'The Ring' horror film, poses before performing at a House of Terror during a Halloween night in El Alto, Bolivia, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013. Bolivians from La Paz and El Alto, mostly of Aymara descent, have started to embrace Halloween celebrations introducing characters adapted from their own culture such as the bloodthirsty Cholita. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
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Models present a creations by Chinese designer Lu Shengqian during Mercedes-Benz China Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014, in Beijing Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
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A Palestinian youth plays with a ball, as they sun sets in Gaza City, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)
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A couple stands in Brooklyn Bridge Park along the East River, looking toward lower Manhattan and the Brooklyn Bridge, on the one-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Sandy came ashore on Oct. 29, 2012, sending floodwaters pouring across the densely populated barrier islands of Long Island and the Jersey shore. In New York City, the storm surge hit nearly 14 feet, swamping the city's subway and commuter rail tunnels and knocking out power to the southern third of Manhattan. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
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A park ranger walks through the registry room on Ellis Island in New York, Monday, Oct. 28, 2013. The island that ushered millions of immigrants into the United States received visitors Monday for the first time since Superstorm Sandy. Sandy swamped boilers and electrical systems and left the 27.5-acre island without power for months. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
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Smoke billows during an eruption of Mount Etna volcano as seen from the village of Viagrande, near the Sicilian town of Catania, Italy, Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. Mount Etna, Europe's most active volcano, has erupted, sending up a towering plume of ash visible in much of eastern Sicily. Etna's eruptions are not infrequent, although the last major one occurred in 1992. Catania airport said the eruption Saturday forced closure of nearby air space before dawn, but authorities lifted the closure in early morning. Several inhabited villages dot the mountain's slopes, but evacuations weren't necessary despite the lava flow. (AP Photo/Carmelo Imbesi)
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Models present creations by Chinese designer Teng Xiaoyang catwalk on stage during the Huafu Cup fashion design contest at the China Fashion Week in Beijing Monday, Oct. 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
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An Indian villager pushes his bicycle through floodwaters in Ganjam district of Orissa state, India, Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. Days of torrential rains have unleashed floods in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Orissa, killing dozens of people and forced the evacuation of more than 70,000 others from hundreds of low-lying villages. (AP Photo/Biswaranjan Rout)
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The shadows of Arlington National Cemetery visitors are cast near the eternal flame at the gravesite of former President John F. Kennedy at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013. The cemetery transferred the flame from a temporary burner to the restored permanent eternal flame that is part of a memorial to the 35th president. Repairs began in April to replace components of the eternal flame's burner. Contractors installed new gas and air lines, a new burner assembly and new drainage lines below the flame. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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In this Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, photo, a coach's assistant does a handstand while Syrian children play soccer at the Zaatari refugee camp near the Syrian border in Jordan. With Syrias civil war in its third year, more than 2 million Syrians have fled their country. About 100,000 live in this camp. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)
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The chairwoman of the Christian Democratic Union Party, CDU, German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives at the Social Democratic Party's, SPD, headquarters for coalition talks in Berlin, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013. Following the Sept. 22 national elections Chancellor Angela Merkel and her Christian parties' bloc are negotiating the second week to form a coalition with the Social Democratic Party. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
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Russia's Anna Pogorilaya performs in the ladies short program at the Cup of China ISU 2013 Grand Prix of Figure Skating in Beijing, Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)
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From left, Tahani St. Bernard, 9, Aalliyah Mosley 9, right, residents of the Coney Island community, and Chuck Reichenthal, center right, district manager of Community Board 13, stand together on the boardwalk Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, to mark the anniversary of Superstorm Sandy and its landfall in New York at approximately this same time of day one year ago. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
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A model displays a creation by designer Rebecca Taylor during the Portugal Fashion Spring/Summer 2014 week Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, in Porto, Portugal. (AP Photo/Paulo Duarte)
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Andrea Justine Aliman of the Philippines applies makeup on her eye during a backstage photo session at the Miss International Queen 2013 transvestite beauty pageant in Pattaya, southeastern Thailand Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. Twenty-five contestants from 17 countries participate in this year's pageant which has been held for nine respective years. (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)
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In this photo taken on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, a street monkey wears a baby doll mask as it performs in a slum in Jakarta, Indonesia. Security forces are fanning out across Jakarta conducting raids to rescue macaques used in popular street masked monkey performances in a move aimed at improving public order and preventing diseases carried by the monkeys. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
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Visitors take pictures of each other next to a sculpture by Sam Falls during the FIAC, International Contemporary Art Fair, in Paris, Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. The FIAC presented a program of outdoor artworks in the Tuileries Garden. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
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Filipino dancers perform to Michael Jackson's hit song "Thriller" at dawn on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, at a park in Obando township, Bulacan province north of Manila, Philippines. The performance was part of simultaneous worldwide dance events to celebrate Thriller's 30th anniversary and an attempt for a Guinness World Record. Third from left is lead dancer Jan Mark de Guzman. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
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In this photo taken Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, Israeli children play on a Syrian T-62 tank placed as a memorial site for fallen soldiers from the armored corps who killed in the 1982 Israeli-Lebanese war. In the Israeli central town of Petah Tikva. During Israels 65-year history, the military has fought a half-dozen wars and carried out countless operations, and army service remains compulsory for most Jewish Israelis. Even in peacetime, the militarys influence seems to be felt everywhere, with uniformed soldiers seen at bus stations and shopping malls, and war memorials peppering the country. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
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Brazilian top model Gisele Bundchen wears a creation from Colcci winter collection during the Sao Paulo Fashion Week in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)
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Dressed as a zombie, Christina Dunham poses for photographs as she waits to take part in the Village Halloween Parade on Thursday Oct. 31, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)
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People wave balloons in front of Pope Francis as he is driven through the crowd ahead of his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
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Afghan refugees, and Pakistani school children, who were displaced with their families from Pakistan's tribal areas due to fighting between the Taliban and the army, sing with their teacher during the morning assembly, before starting their classes, at their makeshift school on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013. Official statistics released by the Federal Education Ministry of Pakistan give a desperate picture of education for all, especially for girls. The overall literacy rate is 46 per cent, while only 26 per cent of girls are literate. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)
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A demonstrator from the Black Bloc anarchist group throws a Molotov cocktail at a burning bus during a protest against Sao Paulo's Governor Geraldo Alckmin in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday, Oct. 25, 2013. Protesters are demanding a free public transportation system. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
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A model displays a creation by designer Rebecca Taylor during the Portugal Fashion Spring/Summer 2014 week Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, in Porto, Portugal. (AP Photo/Paulo Duarte)
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Models wear creations from Osklen Winter collection during the Sao Paulo Fashion Week in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Monday, Oct. 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
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A Yemeni boy waves his arm at a boat while swimming to cool off at sunset at the beach in the port city of Hudaida, southwest of Sanaa, Yemen, Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. Though typical in the Gulf country's autumn, the temperature still rose up to 35 degrees Celsius (94 degrees Fahrenheit) in Hudaida on Saturday. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)
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Brazilian surfer Carlos Burle, left, rescues fellow surfer Maya Gabeira, also from Brazil who nearly drowned after falling trying to ride a big wave at the Praia do Norte, north beach, at the fishing village of Nazare in Portugal's Atlantic coast Monday, Oct. 28 2013. Gabeira was taken to hospital and is reportedly doing well despite suffering a broken ankle. (AP Photo/Miguel Barreira) PORTUGAL OUT
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Palestinians enjoy the beach on the Mediterranean Sea in Gaza City, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
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A child of a supporter of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi wears a mask with the leader's picture as people raise their hands with their four fingers, which has become a symbol of the Rabaah al-Adawiya mosque, where Morsi supporters held a sit-in for weeks in August that was violently dispersed later, during a protest in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. Some 20,000 police officers and soldiers will guard the upcoming trial of Egypt's toppled president on Nov. 4, as Islamist opponents plan massive protests that may spark more turmoil in the country. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
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A worker bathes a horse after a training session for Saturday's Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita Park on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, in Arcadia, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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In this Oct. 22, 2013 photo, Saw Min lies still on a bed with weights on her eyes after receiving local anesthesia ahead of a cataract operation at a government hospital in Bago, Myanmar. Saw Min waited with hundreds of Myanmar's poorest villagers to be prepped for the simple, free surgery she hopes will restore her sight. "My heart is racing," said the 38-year-old mother of five, who lost all vision in her left eye one year ago and, in the months that followed, all but 20 percent in her right. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
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Electoral commission staff fix the lists of voters onto the glass of a door at a polling station prior to the election day in Tbilisi, Georgia, Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. Final preparations were underway in polling stations across Georgia on Saturday, a day ahead of presidential elections that herald an end to the nine-year rule of Mikhail Saakashvili who is constitutionally barred from running for a third-term. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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Samiullah, 23, works at a brick factory on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013. Men generally work for 12 hours a day, six days a week, and make about 557.980 Afghani ($10) per day. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
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A woman, left, stands as she sings with members of the 'Paz e Vida' christian church as other drug users gather in a cracolandia, or crack land in a northern slum of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013. Members of the non-governmental agency Anjos da Liberdade and of the 'Paz e Vida' Christian church visited one of the most populated crack lands in Rio where they sang, distributed food, soda and chocolate to the drug users living there. The main goal of the visit is to convince users to become drug free, reenter society and become productive workers. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
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Models display creations by Russian designer Alena Akhmadullina at the Moscow Fashion Week in Moscow, Russia, on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
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Followers of Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez celebrate the Supreme Court ruling that upheld the government-sponsored media law in front of the National Congress, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013. Argentinas Supreme Court ruled that the government has a responsibility to prevent media companies from growing so large that they dominate public discourse, upholding a law that could demolish Grupo Clarin, the nations largest media group and a leading opponent of President Cristina Fernandez. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
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Protesters wearing Batman costumes stand over the Carioca Aqueduct, also know as Arcos da Lapa, during a demonstration in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013. People demonstrated against the government, police violence, corruption, the recent arrest of protesters and several other issues. Organizers called the march "the freedom shout." (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
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Workers use backhoes to dig through the rubble as the demolition of Sandy Hook Elementary School continues, Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, in Newtown, Conn. Workers have begun demolishing the building where a gunman killed 20 children and six adults. The project will take several weeks. Newtown has accepted a $50 million state grant to raze the building and build a new school, expected to open by December 2016. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
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A worker from the Nicaraguan health ministry fumigates a resident's front yard in Managua, Nicaragua, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013. According to the government, more than 5,000 cases of dengue have been reported this year and has claimed 14 lives. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
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At a brick kiln, workers greet each other while preparing the kilns to fire bricks early morning on the main highway leading to Bagram, on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. In the last two years, as U.S. and NATO troops prepare to leave Afghanistan, brick makers said business has dropped by almost half. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)
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An Afghan man with his five children on his motorbike pays money to enter a park in Kandahar, southern Afghanistan, Friday, Nov 1, 2013. On Fridays, the Islamic day of rest and prayer, children and their families traditionally gather in one of the few parks. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)
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In this Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 photo, while touring the Fremont East district of downtown Las Vegas, Nanci Tangeman makes a photograph of an unfinished mural. The mural is one of several commissioned for this weekend's inaugural Life Is Beautiful festival which will feature 70 bands and DJ's, food vendors, Ferris wheels and celebrity chefs. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
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In this Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, photo, a Syrian refugee reaches for bread during the daily distribution at the Zaatari refugee camp near the Syrian border in Jordan. The camps five bread centers open at daybreak. About 500,000 pitas are handed out daily _ four per person. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)
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In early morning darkness, workers prepare heavy machinery for the day as rebuilding work continues on the beach area of Seaside Heights and Seaside Park, N.J., Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013. Tuesday marks the one-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy. A large Sandy-related fire on the boardwalk in September has slowed progress in the area. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
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A model presents a peacock hairstyle created by Chinese hairstylist Wu Jia during the L'Oreal Hairstyling Show at China Fashion Week in Beijing Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
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A postal worker walks past a 1987 mural titled "We The Youth" by artist Keith Haring Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, in the Point Breeze neighborhood of Philadelphia. The citys Mural Arts Program has worked for months to restore the only collaborative public mural by Haring that is still intact and at its original site. Haring died of AIDS in 1990 at the age of 31. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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The countdown clock showing 100 days left until the start of 2014 Winter Olympic Games is on display at Manezhnaya square, with Kremlin wall and towers at the background, in downtown Moscow, Russia, on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
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A man looks at his cell phone as he walks on the street in downtown Madrid, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013. On Wednesday Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said that the head of Spain's intelligence services will address Parliament over allegations that Spain was a target for surveillance by the U.S. National Security Agency. He reiterated that if confirmed, such activity is inappropriate and unacceptable between partners and friends. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
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A Georgian woman attends an Orthodox church service in Tbilisi, Georgia, Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. Final preparations were underway in polling stations across Georgia on Saturday, a day ahead of presidential elections that herald an end to the nine-year rule of Mikhail Saakashvili who is constitutionally barred from running for a third-term. (AP Photo/ Shakh Aivazov)
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Barbecue smoke engulfs of Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez as they celebrate the Supreme Court ruling that upheld the government-sponsored media law in front of the National Congress, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013. Argentinas Supreme Court ruled that the government has a responsibility to prevent media companies from growing so large that they dominate public discourse, upholding a law that could demolish Grupo Clarin, the nations largest media group and a leading opponent of President Cristina Fernandez. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
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Georgian woman crouches as she leaves a voting booth during the presidential election in Tbilisi, Georgia, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013. Georgians are voting Sunday for a president to succeed Mikhail Saakashvili, who during nearly a decade in power has turned this former Soviet republic into a fledgling democracy and and a staunch U.S. ally. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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In this photo taken Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, an Israeli man barbecues next to a skyhook airplane placed at the park for the memory of Senior Airman Liav Pilgod, who died in helicopter accident in 1996, in the northern Israeli town of Carmiel. During Israels 65-year history, the military has fought a half-dozen wars and carried out countless operations, and army service remains compulsory for most Jewish Israelis. Even in peacetime, the militarys influence seems to be felt everywhere, with uniformed soldiers seen at bus stations and shopping malls, and war memorials peppering the country. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
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Afghan refugee children play with a balloon in an alley of a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013. Pakistan hosts over 1.6 million registered Afghans, the largest and most protracted refugee population in the world, according to the U.N. refugee agency, thousands of them still live without electricity, running water and other basic services. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)
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A "spiritual guide," left, spits alcohol at a worshiper's open mouth to perform a spiritual cleansing during the celebrations of Maximon in San Andres Itzapa, Guatemala, Monday, Oct. 28, 2013. Unlike other traditional benevolent saints in Latin America, Maximon, who at times looks more like a bandit than a saint, can grant both good and evil requests. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
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A man sleeps inside a cardboard box in Madrid, Spain, Monday, Oct. 28, 2013. The unemployment rate for the July-September period fell from 26.3 percent to 26.0 percent, leaving the total number of jobless at a rounded 5.9 million, the Spanish National Statistics Institute said Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
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A monkey sits on the shoulder of an Afghan refugee surrounded by children, on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013. Pakistan hosts over 1.6 million registered Afghans, the largest and most protracted refugee population in the world, according to the U.N. refugee agency, thousands of them still live without electricity, running water and other basic services. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)
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A model presents a hairstyle created by Chinese hairstylist Wu Jia during the L'Oreal Hairstyling Show at China Fashion Week in Beijing Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
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U.S. citizen William Potts walks with his nephew Daniel Rodriguez along a street in his neighborhood in Havana, Cuba, Friday, Oct. 25, 2013. Years after he hijacked a plane traveling from Newark to Miami in 1984, which landed in Cuba, Potts is optimistic that hell soon be heading home. While he faces virtually certain arrest upon return, he said he believes that the time he served in Cuba will allow him to avoid a lengthy second jail term. In Cuba, Potts was convicted of air piracy. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
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Models line up at backstage as they prepare to present a collection by Chinese designer Zhang Beiyong during China Fashion Week in Beijing Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
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An Afghan man rides a horse at sunset on Nadir Khan hill in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013. People come to the hill park for picnic and horseback riding on Thursdays and Fridays. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
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An Indian potter paints earthen lamps ahead of Diwali, or the Hindu festival of lights, in Amritsar, India, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013. Hindus light lamps, wear new clothes, exchange sweets and gifts and pray to goddess Lakshmi during the festival which will be celebrated on Nov. 3. (AP Photo/Prabhjot Gill)
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People fish on the Bosporus in Istanbul, Turkey, Monday, Oct. 28, 2013. Last summer, Istanbuls Taksim Square was the scene of violent confrontations between police and protesters. But protests have faded, and contrary to some lingering perceptions, its quite calm now _ except for the normal hustle and bustle found in this vibrant city. And its as safe for tourists as it ever was. Istanbul is a thoroughly modern place, but it traces its roots back to 660 B.C. Its the former seat of the opulent Byzantine and Ottoman empires and is divided into European and Asian sides by the Bosporus Strait, offering a wealth of history and stunning scenery. (AP Photo)
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Children dressed in their most scary costumes make the rounds of stalls at Manila's Ocean Park, the country's largest oceanarium, for free candies, chocolates and sweets as they take part in the annual Halloween "Trick or Treat" activity leading to next week's observance of All Saints' Day Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013 in Manila, Philippines. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
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Best Pix Of The Week

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