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    OCT. 11: A reveller gets ready to dance during the Indigenous Peoples Day Festival in Randalls Island, New York. The festival is held as a counter-celebration to Columbus Day and to promote Native American culture and history.

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    OCT. 11: A wounded Palestinian boy and his father hold hands at a hospital after their house was brought down by an Israeli air strike in Gaza. The air strike intended for a Hamas target also destroyed a nearby house, killing a Palestinian woman and her daughter, hospital officials said, as a wave of violence in the region triggered fears of wider escalation.

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    OCT. 11: Honda Moto3 rider Livio Loi of Belgium loses control of his motorcycle during the Japanese Grand Prix at the Twin Ring Motegi circuit in Motegi, north of Tokyo.

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    OCT. 12: Circus grooms ride their horses into lake Leman on an autumn morning in Lausanne, Switzerland. The Swiss national circus has been presenting its show throughout Switzerland for the 97th year.

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    OCT. 12: A model walks on the runway during the National Contest of Young Designers in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

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    OCT. 12: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and senior Chinese Communist Party official Liu Yunshan wave during a celebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea, in this photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang.

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    OCT. 13: A worker airbrushes a mustache on a latex mask in the likeness of Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman at Caretas REV, a company that makes costumes, in Cuernavaca, Mexico. The costume maker says prison garb and masks of the twice-escaped drug kingpin are selling like hotcakes. Caretas has produced more than 2,600 of the masks this month, many of them for export to the U.S. and Canada.

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    OCT. 13: An aerial view shows rice plants in the shape of the map of China in a paddy field in Zhonghong village, on the outskirts of Shanghai.

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    OCT. 13: The first skaters take to the ice for the season opening of The Rink at Rockefeller Center in Manhattan.

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    OCT. 13: A woman pushes a baby stroller around Dream Lake amid fall foliage in Amherst, New Hampshire.

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    OCT. 14: Jeison Rodriguez, 19, who holds the Guinness World Record for the largest feet in the world, plays basketball in front of his house in Maracay, Venezuela. Rodriguez's right foot measures 1 foot, 3.79 inches and his left foot is 1 foot, 3.59 inches.

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    OCT. 14: The shoes of Jeison Rodriguez, who has the world's largest feet, are seen next to the shoes of his nephew.

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    OCT. 14: Cast members Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara arrive at the screening of the film "Carol" during the British Film Institute Film Festival in London.

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    OCT. 14: Pope Francis kisses a baby as he arrives to lead the weekly audience in Saint Peter's Square.

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    OCT. 15: A teacher and students practice the drop, cover, and hold-on technique during the "Great ShakeOut" earthquake drill at Marlton School in Los Angeles.

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    OCT. 15: Vice President Joe Biden interjects as President Barack Obama delivers remarks at a reception for the 25th anniversary of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics at the White House in Washington.

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    OCT. 15: A dancer adjusts her positioning while rehearsing for the Rockettes 2015 Radio City Christmas Spectacular in New York.

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    OCT. 15: A cow is prepared for the Miss Milk Cow beauty contest in Moc Chau plateau, Vietnam. The contest selects cows with solid torsos and high legs that produce the most milk. This year, 126 cows were chosen for the contest out of the 18,000 cows in Moc Chau. The contest has been held for more than a decade to promote local dairy products as the Vietnamese diet has changed with higher income. The winner this year was a 5-year-old cow that weighs 1,565 pounds and provides around 130 pounds of milk a day, nearly triple the average amount of milk produced by a cow in Vietnam.

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    OCT. 15: A man walks between two structures that form part of the roof of the Oslo Opera House, in Norway.

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    OCT. 15: London's Mayor Boris Johnson collides with 10-year-old Toki Sekiguchi during a game of Street Rugby with a group of children outside the Tokyo Square Gardens building. The game was held to mark an announcement that Japan will host the Rugby World Cup in 2019. Johnson was in Japan to lead a trade mission and to strengthen London's cultural ties with Tokyo.

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    OCT. 15: German federal police officers guide a group of migrants after they crossed the border between Austria and Germany near Passau, Germany.

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    OCT. 16: A Cyprus policeman rapels from a helicopter to the sea during a joint Cyprus-U.S. search and rescue exercise off the east Mediterranean island’s southern coast. The exercise involved a simulated maritime accident requiring the rescue of injured persons. Cyprus' eastern-most tip is less than 100 miles from Syria’s coast and Cypriot authorities aim to turn the island into a search and rescue hub during the migrant refugee crisis.

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    OCT. 16: A resourceful but tired man sleeps on two chairs beside a road in Beijing.

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