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A man pushes a handcart loaded with water containers on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan. Temperatures dropped to 17 degrees Celsius.

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Paula Broadwell is visible through the window in the kitchen of her brother's house in Washington. Broadwell is CIA Director David Petraeus' biographer, with whom he had an affair that led to his abrupt resignation last Friday. It was Broadwell's threatening emails to Jill Kelley, a Florida woman who is a Petraeus family friend, that led to the FBI's discovery of communications between Broadwell and Petraeus indicating they were having an affair.

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Two wrestlers fight during an amateur wrestling match inside a makeshift ring built on a road junction in Kolkata, India. Wrestling matches are organised by local residents as part of the celebrations for the annual Hindu festival of Diwali.


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Mother of Shabir Ahmed Mir, a suspected militant of Lashkar-e-Taiba, holds a glass of milk as she clings to the bed carrying the body of her son during his funeral procession in Chingam, some 60 kilometers south of Srinagar, India. Thousands attended the funeral of Shabir in Indian Kashmir Wednesday, a day after he was killed in a gunbattle with government forces in the restive region, according to police.

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Emirati weightlifter Amna Al Haddad pushes a tyre during a training session at Fast Performance Center in Ahdaaf Sports Club in Dubai. Al Haddad, 23, a former CrossFit enthusiast and currently an Olympic weightlifter, hopes to make it to the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.


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A horse cart rider trots along a path in a park on an autumn day in Vienna.


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A mailbox with a lighthouse design sits on the porch of a burned out home in the Breezy Point section of New York's Queens borough. More than 50 homes were lost in a fire that swept through the oceanside community during Superstorm Sandy.

Mark Lennihan/AP

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A protester runs in front of a burning barricade during clashes near the Parliament at the 24-hour nationwide general strike in Lisbon. Spanish and Portuguese workers will stage the first coordinated general strike across the Iberian Peninsula on Wednesday, shutting transport, grounding flights and closing schools to protest against spending cuts and tax hikes.


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Teachers shout slogans during a demonstration against austerity measures in downtown Rome. Millions went on strike across Europe on Wednesday to protest spending cuts they say have made the economic crisis worse.


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A girl sits among diyas, or oil lamps, in her yard during Diwali celebrations in Felicity, central Trinidad. Hindus decorate their homes and places of worship with lamps or candles as a symbol of the victory of good over evil during Diwali, the festival of light.


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Soldiers dressed as ushers, left and right in background, guard an entrance while Chinese Communist Party delegates leave the main hall of the Great Hall of the People after the closing ceremony for the 18th Communist Party Congress, in Beijing. President Hu Jintao stepped aside as Communist Party leader to clear the way for Vice President Xi Jinping to take the helm in China.

Alexander F. Yuan/AP

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Belarusian Emergency Ministry employees cut up metal barrels that were used to hold pesticide and were taken from the ground at a burial site in a forest near the village of Novaya Strazha, some 200 kms southwest of Minsk. Hundreds tons of pesticides, including DDT, were extracted from the ground in order to prevent environmental pollution. Workers then loaded the pesticides in plastic barrels for storage and transportation to Germany for recycling.

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