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    SEPT. 20: Male fitness instructors and students dressed as Spartan warriors pose during a celebration of the one-year anniversary of juice company Juicedaily in front of a shopping mall in Xuzhou, Jiangsu province, China.

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    SEPT. 20: Models present creations from the Rein Spring/Summer 2016 collection during London Fashion Week in London.

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    SEPT. 20: Actor Tracy Morgan and his wife, Megan Wollover, pose backstage during the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles.

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    SEPT. 20: An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man holds a chicken as he performs the Kaparot ritual in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighbourhood, ahead of Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement, which started at sundown on Tuesday. Kaparot is an ancient custom where white chickens are slaughtered as a symbolic gesture of atonement.

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    SEPT. 21: A dancer from Beijing Dance Theatre waits for a rehearsal of a performance of "Ye Yan" at the Poly Theatre, in Beijing. "Ye Yan," or "The Banquet," is a ballet musical program produced by Chinese film director Feng Xiaogang, who made a movie with the same name in 2006. The musical, an adaption from William Shakespeare's tragedy "Hamlet" had its debut performance on Monday, local media reported.

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    SEPT. 21: Workers travel on a speed boat past an inflatable Rubber Duck installation by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, on a lake at a botanic garden in Changsha, Hunan province, China. The 60-foot-high installation will be shown to the public in the garden until Nov. 22, according to local media.

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    SEPT. 22: Chinese President Xi Jinping is introduced by former U.S. National Security Adviser and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger at a policy speech to Chinese and United States CEOs during a dinner reception in Seattle. On Friday, Jinping traveled to Washington, D.C., where he was officially welcomed by President Barack Obama at the White House.

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    SEPT. 22: An Iraqi army cadet performs "the leap of faith" from a bridge in Baghdad.

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    SEPT. 22: A model presents a creation from the Anya Hindmarch Spring/Summer 2016 collection during London Fashion Week in London.

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    SEPT. 22: A man holds an idol of the Hindu god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, in a temporary pond after its immersion during the 10-day-long Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Ahmedabad, India. Ganesh idols are taken through the streets in a procession accompanied by dancing and singing, and later immersed in a river or the sea symbolizing a ritual seeing-off of his journey toward his abode, taking away with him the misfortunes of all mankind.

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    SEPT. 22: A camel that will be sacrificed for the annual Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice, gets a haircut with patterns at the animal market on the outskirts of Karachi, Pakistan.

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    SEPT. 23: Small-scale fisherman Alvaro del Carmen, 51, cleans his boat while working near Chorrillos harbor in Lima, Peru. According to the Peruvian Production Ministry, the more than 40,000 low-income fishermen who ply their high-risk trade off the Peruvian coast have seen their average incomes continue to decline along with fishing stocks.

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    SEPT. 23: Japanese tourists pose for a photo with Peruvian police in Lima's main square in downtown Lima. Riot police have been deployed any many Peruvian cities following a spate of grenade and dynamite attacks that police blame on extortionists carrying through with threats for nonpayment. Authorities say a hand grenade can be purchased in Peru for about $30.

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    SEPT. 23: A man does tricks on his bicycle on a highway as the Eid holiday begins in Peshawar, Pakistan.

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    SEPT. 23: A boy rides his tricycle on an empty street during the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur. Yom Kippur, or the Day of Atonement, is the holiest of Jewish holidays, when observant Jews atone for the sins of the past year. Traffic is not allowed during the 25-hour-long period.

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    SEPT. 23: President Barack Obama stands with Pope Francis during an arrival ceremony for the pope at the White House.

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    SEPT. 24: A boy poses for a photograph with a tiger behind a glass wall in Yunnan Wildlife Park in Kunming, Yunnan province, China.

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    SEPT. 24: Guests use Gear VR virtual reality headsets during a preview session in Hollywood. Oculus and Samsung Electronics unveiled a new version of Gear VR virtual reality headset for $99, and said the product would be available in the United States in time for Black Friday and globally shortly thereafter.

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    SEPT. 24: A Muslim boy offers a special prayer at a shrine on the eve of the Eid al-Adha festival on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, India.

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    SEPT. 24: Muslim pilgrims walk on roads as they head to cast stones at pillars symbolizing Satan during the annual hajj pilgrimage in Mina on the first day of Eid al-Adha, near the holy city of Mecca.

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    SEPT. 24: A Syrian refugee holds onto his children as he struggles to walk off a dinghy on the Greek island of Lesbos, after crossing a part of the Aegean Sea from Turkey to Lesbos.

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    SEPT. 25: Bellatrix, left, and Addie, right, have their picture taken by a pedestrian outside the Pennsylvania Convention Center, host of the World Meeting of Families conference in Philadelphia. After the conference, Pope Francis was to wrap up his U.S. visit with an address in front of Independence Hall and a celebration of Mass. The Associated Press

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