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    OCT. 4: Mao Asada of team Japan competes during the Japan Open Figure Skating Team Competition in Saitama, Japan.

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    OCT. 4: Emirati officials arrive for the launch of a foundation established by the ruler of Dubai to support more than $270 million in projects annually. The project hopes to reach more than 130 million people in at least 116 countries in the coming years, though much of its work will target the Arab world.

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    OCT. 4: Liberal leader Justin Trudeau kisses his wife Sophie Gregoire at a campaign rally in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Canadians will go to the polls for a federal election on Oct. 19.

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    OCT. 4: Women dry family pictures recovered from their homes after flooding caused by torrential rain in Biot, France. Flooding along part of the French Riviera killed at least 16 people, officials said. The downpour hit the Alpes-Maritimes region, which lies at the eastern end of France's Mediterranean coast and borders Italy.

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    OCT. 4: A family member of Aharon Bennett mourns next to his covered body before his funeral in Jerusalem. A Palestinian man stabbed and killed Bennett and another Israeli in Jerusalem's Old City before police shot him dead, officers said, amid an uptick in violence in the city and occupied West Bank.

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    OCT. 4: President Barack Obama greets family members of fallen firefighters after delivering remarks at the annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service in Emmitsburg, Maryland.

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    OCT. 4: The Amazon rain forest is bordered by deforested land prepared for the planting of soybeans in this photo taken over Mato Grosso state in western Brazil. Brazil is projected to produce a record 97.8 million tons of soybeans in 2015-16, a 3.2 percent rise compared to 2014-15.

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    OCT. 4: Beachgoers flock to Bondi beach during a hot spring day in Sydney, Australia. The 2015 El Nino was expected to be the strongest in nearly 20 years, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology has said, typically bringing dry conditions to Australia's east coast and drought-like conditions across more of Australia.

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    OCT. 4: Indonesian army soldiers shout slogans as they run during a rehearsal for a ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of Indonesia's military in Cilegon, Banten province. Indonesia will celebratd the anniversary of its military on Oct. 5.

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    OCT. 4: British designer Vivienne Westwood appears next to her husband Andreas Kronthaler at the of her Spring/Summer 2016 women's ready-to-wear fashion collection in Paris.

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    OCT. 4: A swan is carried down the nave of the cathedral during the Procession of the Animals at the annual Feast of Saint Francis and Blessing of the Animals at The Cathedral of St. John the Divine in the Manhattan.

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    OCT. 4: Competitors take part in the International BMX Cycling Challenge at the X-Park in Rio de Janeiro,. The challenge is a test event for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

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    OCT. 5: Satoshi Omura, a professor of Kitasato University, reacts at a news conference in Tokyo after it was announced that he and two other scientists – one from China and one from Ireland – had won the Nobel Prize in medicine for their work leading to the development of potent new drugs against parasitic diseases such as malaria and elephantiasis. Omura and Irish-born William Campbell won half of the prize for discovering avermectin, a derivative of which has been used to treat hundreds of millions of people with river blindness and lymphatic filariasis, or elephantiasis.

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    OCT. 5: A man walks past a flock of Exmoor Horn sheep in Savile Row, London. The Campaign for Wool marked the beginning of Britain's national Wool Week on Monday, on one of London's most renowned streets.

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    OCT. 5: People wear house models during a march held on World Habitat Day in central Phnom Penh. Former residents of communities affected by private developers gathered to call on the Cambodian government to stop evicting them from their homes.

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    OCT. 6: Actress Gwendoline Christie presents a creation by designer Iris van Herpen as part of her Spring/Summer 2016 women's ready-to-wear fashion show in Paris.

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    OCT. 6: A woman is reflected in Panasonic Corp.'s interactive mirror, which is able to apply virtual makeup and detect skin condition, during a demonstration at the Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies in Makuhari, Japan. Over 500 companies and organizations displayed their products at the exhibition.

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    OCT. 6: People cross U Bein bridge over Tuangthaman Lake in Mandalay, Myanmar.

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    OCT. 7: Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jake Arrieta celebrates with his son Cooper after defeating the Pittsburgh Pirates in the National League Wild Card playoff baseball game. The Cubs won 4-0.

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    OCT. 7: Horry County police officer Jeff Helfinstine patrols the edge of flood waters along Lee's Landing Circle in Conway, South Carolina. Rescuers searched early Wednesday for two people missing in floodwaters, while authorities urged residents in hundreds of homes to seek higher ground.

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    OCT. 8: Michelle Carrera attends New York Comic Con dressed as a Minion in Manhattan. The event draws thousands of costumed fans, panels of pop culture luminaries and features a sprawling floor of vendors in a space equivalent to more than three football fields at the Jacob Javits Convention Center on Manhattan's West side.

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    OCT. 8: The pack pedals along desert dunes during the first stage of the Abu Dhabi Tour cycling race, from Qasr Al Sarab to Madinat Zayed, United Arab Emirates.

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    OCT. 8: U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump being Donald Trump as he speaks at a rally in Las Vegas.

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    OCT. 8: Bolivian wrestlers Yenny Mamani, right, and Leonor Cordova battle during a wrestling bout in Madrid. They are among wrestlers known as “Cholitas Luchadoras,” who wear traditional clothing during their matches. The Cholitas often come from impoverished backgrounds, and many have used their fame to break down stereotypes associated with Indigenous women in Bolivia.

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