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    OCT. 17: A woman pours alcohol from the bottle into her mouth at the Far Hills Race Day at Moorland Farms in Far Hills, New Jersey. Young locals in New Jersey catch up with friends from school and college days at the Far Hills Race Day, which started as a fox-hunting event in the early 1900s. Many racegoers first went to the Hunt, as it's known locally, as children, but nowadays it's an alcohol-fueled party for them. Makeshift bars are set up in cars, with the horses' efforts on the turf sometimes a backdrop to the main event.

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    OCT. 17: Actors dressed up as Stormtroopers from "Star Wars" wave as they board an All Nippon Airways promotional flight named the "R2-D2 ANA JET."

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    OCT. 17: A young girl covers herself from the rain with a banana leaf next to a man in the sea on the outskirts of Colon City.

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    OCT 18: Cars and trucks remain mired in mud and debris on State Route 58 near Tehachapi, California, about 60 miles outside of Los Angeles. A mudslide left nearly 200 vehicles, including 75 semi-trailer trucks, stuck in up to five feet of mud, a local sheriff's spokesman said.

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    OCT. 18: A devotee of the Chinese Bang Neow shrine with spikes pierced in his cheeks, pauses during a procession celebrating the annual vegetarian festival in Phuket, Thailand. The festival, featuring face-piercing, spirit mediums and strict vegetarianism celebrates the local Chinese community's belief that abstinence from meat and various stimulants during the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar will help them obtain good health and peace of mind.

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    OCT. 18: Buildings under construction are seen rising from haze in Rizhao, Shandong province, China, October.

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    OCT. 18: Japanese destroyer Kurama, which is carrying Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, sails through smoke during its fleet review at Sagami Bay, off Yokosuka, south of Tokyo.

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    OCT. 18: A model wears a creation from the Alexandre Herchcovitch winter collection during the Sao Paulo Fashion Week in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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    OCT. 19: Cast member Bill Murray arrives for the premiere of the film "Rock the Kasbah" in New York.

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    OCT. 19: Two baby orangutans play at the wildlife department in Kuala Lumpur, Malayasia. The department's inspectors found the Sumatran orangutans in duffel bags seized from traffickers who were attempting to sell them to buyers in Malaysia. According to local media, the orangutans will be returned to Medan, Indonesia. The illegal wildlife trade is estimated to be $8 billion a year worldwide, according to TRAFFIC, a wildlife trade monitoring network.

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    OCT. 19: Residents cross a dam overflowing from waters brought about by Typhoon Koppu, in Las Pinas city, Manila. The typhoon swept across the northern Philippines, killing at least nine people as trees, power lines and walls were toppled and flood waters spread far from riverbeds, but tens of thousands of people were evacuated in time.

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    OCT. 19: The Punch Powertrain Solar Team car from Belgium competes during the second day of the 2015 World Solar Challenge near Ti Tree, Australia. Forty-five solar cars from 25 different countries participate in a 3,000-kilometer (1,864-mile) race from Darwin to Adelaide. That's roughly equivalent to the distance between Portland and Denver.

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    OCT. 19: Esmail Ahmed , 82, casts his ballot at a polling station during the first round of a parliamentary election, in Fayoum , Egypt. Egyptian authorities gave government workers a half-day off in an attempt to bolster low turnout.

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    OCT. 20: Teachers and students exercise on a playground on the roof of a kindergarten building, in Xi'an, Shaanxi province, China.

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    OCT. 20: An Afghan boy dries his shoes over a fire outside a temporary refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos. Almost 400,000 people have arrived in Greece this year, according to the U.N. refugee agency, overwhelming the cash-strapped nation's ability to cope.

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    OCT. 20: A Syrian refugee cooks tomato marmalade on a fire outside her tent at an informal settlement near the Syrian border on the outskirts of Mafraq, Jordan.

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    OCT. 20: A model walks the runway in the Ori Minkovsky show during Fashion Week in Tel Aviv, Israel. The show came at a time of escalating regional tensions that began with clashes at a Jerusalem holy site last month and quickly spread across Israel, the West Bank and Gaza.

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    OCT. 20: More than 1.5 million items, including these Illegally trafficked leopard and tiger heads, are stored by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in a warehouse on a wildlife refuge just northeast of Denver, offering a macabre look at the cost of the global trafficking of endangered and threatened animals.

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    OCT. 21: A Chicago Cubs fan stays in his seat after Game 4 of the National League baseball championship series against the New York Mets in Chicago. The Mets won 8-3 to advance to the World Series.

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    OCT. 22: U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton reacts to reporters' questions as she exits the hearing room for a lunch break from testimony before the House Select Committee on Benghazi on Capitol Hill. The committee spent the day questioning Clinton about her actions as secretary of state before, during and after the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya.

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    OCT. 22: Late autumn colors in vineyards mark a change in the season in Soultz in the Alsace region of eastern France.

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    OCT. 22: A devotee offers oil lamps on top of his body as part of a ritual during Dashain, the biggest religious festival for Hindus in Bhaktapur, Nepal. Nepalese Hindus celebrate victory over evil during the festival by flying kites, feasting, playing swings, sacrificing animals and worshipping the Goddess Durga as well as other gods and goddess as part of celebrations held throughout the country.

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    OCT. 23: This satellite image taken at 10 a.m.. EDT shows Hurricane Patricia headed toward southwestern Mexico as the monster Category 5 storm, the strongest ever recorded in the Western Hemisphere. It was expected to make a "potentially catastrophic landfall" later in the day. Here, the hurricane's eye – the small dark dot – is just off Mexico's Pacific Coast.

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    OCT. 23: This photo released by Greater Baltimore Medical Center shows identical triplets born on Oct. 6 to Kristen Hewitt. Each of the boys weighed 3 to 5 pounds. According to the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, triplets are uncommon, and only about 10 percent of the time are they identical. Each of the boys weighed 3 to 5 pounds.

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