Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang presents his conceptual pyrotechnic show over the Seine River for Nuit Blanche, a major art festival, on Pont Royal on Oct. 5 in Paris, France.
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A child dresses as a werewolf at the Shocktober Fest at Tulleys Farm on Oct. 5 near Crawley, West Sussex. Each October thousands attend the United Kingdom's biggest Halloween-themed attraction.
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Pakistani students from different schools march from China Chowk to Parliament House, holding placards to highlight teachers' role in society as they celebrate World Teacher Day on Oct. 5 in Islamabad, Pakistan.
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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) arrives at the U.S. Capitol on Oct. 9 in Washington, D.C. -- the ninth day of the U.S. federal government shutdown. The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives remain gridlocked on funding the federal government.
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Ultra-orthodox Jewish mourners carry the body of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef during his funeral in Jerusalem on Oct. 7. Yosef, the spiritual leader of the ultra-Orthodox Sephardic sect of Judaism and the mentor of the Shas political party, died on Oct. 7 at 93 years old. More than half a million of Yosef's followers attended the funeral.
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Pope Francis waves at the crowd as he arrives on Oct. 9 for his weekly open-air general address at St. Peter's Square at the Vatican.
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Policemen stand guard while firefighters spray foam across barricades during a protest on Oct. 7 near the Lambermont in Brussels, the Belgian prime minister's residence, while ministers hold a cabinet meeting to discuss the Belgian budget. Firefighters are asking for higher pay.
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The leaders of the French and Spanish branches of the feminist movement Femen, Pauline Hillier and Lara Alcazar, are apprehended during a pro-life demonstration staged inside Spanish parliament in Madrid on Oct. 9. The activists interrupted the House of Congress gathering shouting "Abortion is sacred," forcing the president of the chamber, Jesus Posada, to halt the session and order their removal. Be sure to look back at Naheed Mustafa's case against Femen from April.
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The latest work from street artist Banksy is seen through a chain-link fence on Oct. 9 in the Lower East Side neighborhood of New York City. Banksy is in the midst of creating a month-long series of pieces of street art.
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Indian residents and their dog wait for a municipal worker fumigating an alley to pass during a dengue prevention spraying in New Delhi on Oct. 10. Nearly 1,400 dengue cases have been reported in the Indian capital and adjoining areas, and at least five people have died of dengue in Delhi this year.
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An opposition fighter in the Salaheddin neighborhood of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on Oct. 9 smokes a cigarette as he takes a break after a fellow rebel was injured.
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Pakistani livestock traders wash their goats in a river near an animal market ahead of the Muslim festival Eid al-Adha in Lahore on Oct. 10. Muslims across the world are preparing to celebrate the annual festival of Eid al-Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice, which marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca and commemorates Abraham's readiness to sacrifice his son to show obedience to God.
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A general view of a burnt wing of the temporary shelter center where immigrants were detained after their arrival on Oct. 8 in Lampedusa, Italy. The search for the bodies of refugees lost when their ship capsized off the coast of southern Italy ended Thursday after the death toll of African migrants who drowned trying to reach the island of Lampedusa reached 311.
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A Chinese couple poses for wedding photos in front of a merry-go-round outside a shopping mall in Tianjin on Oct. 8.
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Work continues on The Kelpies, a pair of sculptures at the eastern entrance to the Forth and Clyde Canal, on Oct. 9 in Falkirk, Scotland.
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Muslim pilgrims arrive to perform the afternoon prayer at Mecca's Grand Mosque on Oct. 10. More than 2 million Muslims have arrived in Saudi Arabia for the hajj pilgrimage to the shrine city, the largest gathering of people in the world, which peaks on Oct. 13, according to local media.
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Indian devotees look at an idol of the Hindu goddess Durga at a Durga Puja pandal ahead of the Dussehra festival in Allahabad on Oct. 10. Dussehra is a Hindu festival that celebrates the victory of good over evil.
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Pakistanis hold a memorial on Oct. 8 in Islamabad, Pakistan in remembrance of the 2005 Kashmir earthquake, which had a magnitude of 7.6. As of Nov. 8, the government of Pakistan's official death toll was 75,000.
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A man pulls along his three-month-old son in a bathtub in a flooded street after Typhoon Fitow made landfall on Oct. 9 in Yuyao, China. At least 10 people were killed after Fitow landed in Fujian province on Monday morning.
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An Indian woman carries her daughter through water-logged streets during heavy rains in Hyderabad on Oct. 9. Andhra Pradesh and the Orissa coast are on high alert as a depression formed over the Bay of Bengal could intensify into a cyclonic storm and hit the Indian coast.
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Bangladeshi firefighters work at the scene following a blaze that engulfed a garment factory in Sripur on Oct. 9. A huge fire at a Bangladeshi factory where workers were making clothes for labels including Gap and H&M has killed at least seven people in the latest disaster to blight the country's garment industry.
Four-month-old orangutan Rizki is seen inside his cage at the Surabaya Zoo in Indonesia on Oct. 10. An endangered Borneon orangutan died on Oct. 10 at Indonesia's 'death zoo', the latest in a rash of suspicious animal deaths that have prompted calls to close the notorious site.
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A girl hangs from a sculpture of walking bulls as she poses for a picture outside Las Ventas bullring in Madrid on Oct. 8.
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Monks confront riot police in front of the Phnom Penh City Hall on Oct. 10 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Civil society groups, unions, and grassroots organizations marched to the Phnom Penh City Hall to deliver a petition calling on property rights formalization for residents affected by land issues.
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This picture, taken on Oct. 8, shows Hungarian wingsuit flyer Victor Kovats jumping into a valley in Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park in Zhangjiajie, in central China's Hunan province. Victor Kovats, who went missing after plunging into a valley in China when his parachute failed to deploy, was found dead on Oct. 9, state media reported.