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The World in Photos This Week

Firefighters confront a massive blaze in Australia; a Kurdish fighter guards her town against Syrian turmoil; and an elephant goes for a stroll on a Sri Lankan expressway.

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Trick or Treat

A look at Indonesia's horrifying masked monkey trade.

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The World in Photos This Week

Butchers in Karachi slaughter a bull for Eid al-Adha; protests sweep through Rio de Janeiro; and a pilgrim is baptized in the Jordan River.

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Bound and Shackled

10 countries where slavery is still rampant.

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The World's Pastime

From little leagues to the majors, a celebration of baseball around the globe.

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The World in Photos This Week

Floods uproot families in China and India; Muslim pilgrims gather in Mecca for the Hajj; and a miniature werewolf spooks West Sussex.

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Black Ops

Amazing images of war in the dead of night.

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The World in Photos This Week

Demonstrators clash with police in Mexico; an elephant is born in Israel; and Washington, D.C. closes down.

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Militants storm a shopping mall in Kenya; a typhoon advances on Hong Kong; and Munich revelers celebrate the first day of Oktoberfest.

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Russia's Weapons in the Woods

Planes, tanks, and priests at the 2013 Russian Arms Expo.

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Panda Express

How China is furiously trading cuddly bears for natural resources and high tech.

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The World in Photos This Week

Riots in Athens; a shooting in Washington, D.C.; a bull mauls a photographer in Spain; and the giant yellow duck makes its Taiwan debut.

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The View from Above

From landscapes to seascapes, from mountain tops to the valleys below, from Bhutan to Bismarck -- a bird's-eye tour of the world.

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The Life and Death (and Resurrection) of a Cruise Ship

The story of an Italian shipwreck -- in photos.

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The World in Photos This Week

Barack Obama delivers his Syria speech, Dennis Rodman reunites with his North Korean "friend for life," and a contortionist shows off at a West German bus stop.

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Nightmare in Mogadishu

Images from Somalia’s frail mental health care system.

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The World in Photos This Week

Horsemen ride in Spain; protestors take to the streets in Mexico, Bahrain, and Indonesia; and yoga on the beaches of England. 

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The Sindex

Which country is the drunkest of them all? The laziest? The fattest? FP investigates.

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Drinking Beer in the DRC

From rappers to rebel groups, Primus is the brew of choice in the Democratic Republic of Congo. But even the business of beer isn't immune from the country's ongoing strife.

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The Beautiful and Damned

Trapped in countries ravaged by war, these five incredible tourist sites are destined to remain unexplored by world travelers.

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The World in Photos This Week

Devastation deepens in Syria; remembering Martin Luther King, Jr. and the March on Washington; and a baby panda is born.

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The World in Photos This Week: Law & Order Edition

Bradley Manning is sentenced, Hosni Mubarak is released to house arrest, and Bo Xilai's trial kicks off in China.

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Egypt descends into chaos; India and Pakistan celebrate their independence days; and a new, cuddly carnivore is discovered.

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Don't Call it a Drone

From quadropods to robo-jeeps, photos of tomorrow's warbots.

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Chaos in Cairo

Photos of one of Egypt's most deadly days since the revolution. Warning: Some images are graphic.

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War Is Hell -- Even in Miniature

One photographer fashions arresting battle scenes from Iraq and Afghanistan out of toy soldiers.

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Muslims celebrate the end of Ramadan; an airport fire in Nairobi, and panda bears take over in Berlin.

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Red-Hot China

People, pigs, and pandas try to beat a sweltering summer.

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Houston, We Have a Problem

China's notoriously lagging space program may finally be catching up to America's.

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People mourn the rail and bus crashes in Switzerland and Italy; gay rights activists demonstrate against Vladimir Putin; and hot air balloon enthusiasts try to set a record in France.

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