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This week in travel photos, check out some pre-Halloween horror, beach weather in Britain and - last but not least - surfing dogs!

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A jogger runs along the seawall in Auckland September 26, 2011, with the city skyline in the background.


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Two hot air balloons soar over a green meadow during a ballooning meeting in Kirchberg in the Austrian province of Tyrol, Friday, Sept. 23, 2011.

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The Sagrada Familia church is seen in Barcelona September 25, 2011. Visits to the Sagrada Familia increased by 38 per cent from January to August 2011, and it is expected to have more than three million visitors throughout the year, local media reported.


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Chinese look at a GM Buick Regal on display inside the Beyond the Vision artwork designed by French artist Serge Salat during his GM-sponsored exhibition tour held in Beijing Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011.

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A dog rides a surfboard at a surf dog contest in Huntington Beach, California September 25, 2011.


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A rainbow appears near downtown Chicago, Monday, Sept. 26, 2011, after early morning storms blew through area.

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Visitors look at a facsimile of the Isaiah Scroll, one of the Dead Sea Scrolls, displayed inside the Shrine of the Book at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem September 26, 2011.


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People enjoy good weather in a city park in central Kiev, Ukraine, Monday,Sept. 26, 2011. Kiev is one of Ukraine's four host cities for the Euro 2012 soccer tournament.

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Malaysians of Chinese descent perform a dragon dance as they participate in a procession marking the beginning of the Nine Emperor Gods Festival in Kuala Lumpur September 26, 2011.


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A man installs coloured bulbs on an iron frame to be used in a circus decoration in Noida, on the outskirts of New Delhi, September 26, 2011.


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An instructor gestures to a whale shark, the latest attraction at the Yantai aquarium in northest Shandong province on September 23, 2011.

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Connnie Sturgess of Calgary paddles her kayak through Desolation Sound, B.C., with the snow-capped Coast Mountains behind her, during a five-day kayaking trip through the region along the Sunshine Coast north of Vancouver, in this Aug. 2011 photo.

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People sit on a cable car in the Tien Shan mountains outside Almaty, Kazakhstan, September 25, 2011.


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People swim in the Mediterranean Sea as blue beach umbrellas provide shade from the sun along the beach in Nice, southeastern France, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011.

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Hindu devotees perform rituals in River Ganges on the occasion of Mahalaya, an auspicious day to pay homage to their ancestors, in Allahabad, India, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011.

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Customers travel on escalators inside the Le Printemps department store in Paris, France, on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011.

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A tourist walks through steam on a bridge above thermal water in a park in Rotorua September 25, 2011. The geothermal activity and bubbling mud volcanoes are the main attractions of the central area of the northern island of New Zealand.


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French President Nicolas Sarkozy (C) talks with New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg (L) and US actor Robert de Niro (R) as they travel to the celebration of the 125th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty on September 22, 2011 in New York.


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A girl poses for a photo in front of a giant red lantern on display at Tiananmen Square for the upcoming National Day celebrations on October 1, in Beijing September 22, 2011.


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Five dogs ride a surfboard at a surf dog contest in Huntington Beach, California September 25, 2011.


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Stand-up paddleboarders catch a wave at the Battle of the Paddle race at Doheny State Beach on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, in Dana Point, Calif. Competitors paddle through the surf, run a beach course and paddle around buoys during the race.


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Workers change the portrait of China's late revolutionary leader Mao Zedong which hangs on Tiananmen Gate in Beijing on September 27, 2011, ahead of China's National Day on October 1.

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A woman floats with the help of an instructor inside a vertical wind tunnel for visitors to try a body-flying experience at a tourist resort in Dalian, Liaoning province September 27, 2011.


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Shadows are cast on the ground as people line up to enter the Eiffel Tower in Paris September 27, 2011.


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This Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011 photo shows an actor in costume and makeup as she poses in her setting at the House of Shock, a haunted house, in New Orleans.

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Restoration work continues on Mt. Assiniboine Lodge in Mt. Assiniboine Provincial Park, B.C., Friday, Sept. 23, 2011. The lodge was built in 1928 by the Canadian Pacific Railway as the first ski lodge in the Canadian Rockies.

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A girl lays her towel out on Eastbourne beach on September 28, 2011 in Eastbourne, England. Much of the UK is enjoying a spell of unseasonably hot weather which is expected to last into next week.

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This September 2011 photo shows Universal Orlando Resort's Halloween Horror Nights 21 at Universal Studios Florida, Orlando, Fla. The event runs in September and October and takes over the entire park, with as many as 1,000 actors involved.


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Sri Lankan youth play Rugby on a beach in Colombo on September 27, 2011. Widely known as the Pearl of the Indian Ocean, the island of Sri Lanka is endowed with over a thousand miles of golden beaches.


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In a picture taken on September 23, 2011 an artist tattoos the arm of a client during a tattoo festival at Legian Kuta on Indonesia's resort island of Bali. The festival is designed to promote tourism on the resort island.


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