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    OCT. 24: South African players compete in a scrum with New Zealand players during their Rugby World Cup Semi-Final match at Twickenham in London.

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    OCT. 24: A woman adjusts the costumes of her dogs dressed as circus animals during the annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade in Manhattan.

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    OCT. 24: Staff members at a breeding center for giant pandas in Ya'an, Sichuan province, China, hold the 18 baby pandas born at the center in 2015.

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    OCT. 25: A column of migrants moves through fields in Rigonce, Slovenia, after crossing from Croatia. Thousands of people are trying to reach central and northern Europe via the Balkans, but often have to wait for days in mud and rain at the Serbian, Croatian and Slovenian borders.

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    OCT. 25: A young girl with her face painted as a "Catrina" takes part in a Day of the Dead celebration in Mexico City. The "Catrina," a figure of a skeleton wearing an elegant broad-brimmed hat, was first done as a satirical engraving by artist Jose Guadalupe Posada sometime between 1910 and his death in 1913.

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    OCT. 25: Sheep are led by shepherds through Madrid's city center. Shepherds guided a flock of around 2,000 sheep through the streets in defense of ancient grazing, droving and migration rights increasingly threatened by urban sprawl and modern agricultural practices.

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    OCT. 25: Participants charge through a wall of balloons during a stress-relief event organized at a shopping mall in Dongguan, Guangdong province, China. About 100 people joined the event to try to burst thousands of balloons to relieve stress, local media reported. Reuters

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    OCT. 26: An unflappable honor guard is partially covered by a flag that was caught in a gust of wind at a welcoming ceremony for Netherlands' King Willem-Alexander outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

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    OCT. 26: Geeta, a deaf-mute Hindu woman now in her early 20s, looks out of a van leaving for an airport in Karachi, Pakistan, to depart for New Delhi. Geeta was around 11 years old when she inadvertently wandered over the border from India to Pakistan, and became stranded. Since stumbling into Pakistan, Geeta had lived in a home for lost and abandoned children, say officials at the charitable Edhi Foundation, and her long search for her family captivated the public after a hit film with a similar plot was released. Geeta arrived home in India and was reunited with the family she had identified from photographs.

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    OCT. 26: Geeta arrives at an airport in New Delhi, 13 years after she became stranded in Pakistan when she wandered across the border. Geeta's quest to be reunited with her family again attracted widespread attention following a film with a similar plot that was released this year.

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    OCT. 26: A woman holds a parasol as she stands in a field of fireweed on a sunny autumn day at the Hitachi Seaside Park in Hitachi, north of Tokyo. Fireweed is a grassy bush that takes on a bright red color in autumn.

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    OCT. 26: A Palestinian protester jumps over burning tires during clashes with Israeli troops near the Jewish settlement of Bet El, near the West Bank city of Ramallah. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has raised the possibility of revoking benefits and travel rights of some Palestinians living in East Jerusalem in response to a wave of Palestinian violence.

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    OCT. 27: A student of the Escola de Papai Noel do Brasil – Brazil's school of Santa Claus – tries on his hat before class in Rio de Janeiro. The school, which was founded since 1993, prepares men to represent Santa Claus during the Christmas season. Lessons include singing, physical activity, how to dress and how to care for a Santa beard.

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    OCT. 27: Russian conscripts wait for medical tests at a recruiting station in the southern city of Stavropol, Russia.

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    OCT. 27: A deer rests by a river in Bradgate Park in Newtown Linford, central England.

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    OCT. 27: A saddle-billed stork casts its stark shadow on a crisp autumn day at the zoo in Gelsenkirchen, Germany.

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    OCT. 28: Britain's Prince Harry laughs as U.S. first lady Michelle Obama catches a basketball during a game played by wounded warriors at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Prince Harry was at Fort Belvoir to meet soldiers and spread the word about the Invictus Games, which supports wounded warriors. Prince Harry spearheaded the Invictus Games, which was first held in London last September. The next games are planned for May in Orlando, Florida.

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    OCT. 28: Kashmiri men sell their produce at the floating vegetable market on the Dal Lake on a cold morning in Srinagar, in Indian-controlled Kashmir. Vegetables traded in the floating market are supplied to Srinagar and many towns across the Kashmir valley. It's one of the major sources of income for the lake dwellers who spend years carefully nurturing their floating gardens with the weeds and rich soil extracted from the lake bed.

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    OCT. 28: The Gateway Arch is lit with golden-colored lights just before sunrise in St. Louis. The city was celebrating the moment when the final piece of the 630-foot-tall structure was put into place on Oct. 28, 1965.

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    OCT. 28: A man holds children wrapped in thermal blankets after their arrival in bad weather from Turkey on the Greek island of Lesbos. Greece’s government says it is preparing a rent-assistance program to cope with the growing number of refugees, who face the oncoming winter and mounting resistance in Europe.

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    OCT. 29: A boy jumps into the sea from a roof in the bay of Rio Caribe in the state of Sucre, Venezuela.

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    OCT. 29: Visitors queue outside the Poland pavilion at the Expo 2015 global fair in Milan, Italy. Milan Expo was to close its doors on Saturday after a highly successful run that defied those who predicted it would be a flop and debunked the popular notion that Italians cannot queue.

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    OCT. 29: Students march under a huge Turkish flag during a Republic Day parade in Ankara marking the 92nd anniversary of the Turkish Republic.

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    OCT. 29: Engineers walk along a new bridge over the Yenisei River before an opening ceremony in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia. The construction of the three-quarter-mile-long bridge began in October 2011 and cost about 12 billion Russian rubles (about $188 million), according to local media.

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    OCT. 29: A fisherman checks his trap on the Kahayan River in the city of Palangkaraya, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia.

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    OCT. 30: An Indian Army soldier measures the chest of a prospective soldier during a recruitment rally at Sunjwan Military station on the outskirts of Jammu, India. Thousands of young men from border areas are attending the 10-day rally that ends on Nov. 10.

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    OCT. 30: Refugees and migrants sit atop a heavily listing vessel as they try to travel from the Turkish coast to Skala Sykaminias on the northeastern Greek island of Lesbos. Authorities in Greece say 21 people died when two other boats carrying migrants sank overnight – the latest of dozens of deadly incidents in the eastern Aegean Sea.

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