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Eddie Liu uses a broom to clean up mud and water from extensive flooding in a laundromat due to superstorm Sandy in the Coney Island neighborhood of New York.


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Dennis Enarson of the U.S. performs an aerial trick with his BMX bike during a training session at The Grand Palais in Paris.

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Zookeeper Kim Jong-kap touches the mouth of 22-year-old Asian elephant Koshik at South Korea's largest amusement park Everland in Yongin, about 50 km south of Seoul. The Asian elephant named Koshik can imitate human speech, saying words in Korean that can be understood by speakers of the language, researchers from the University of Vienna say. Koshik was the only elephant living at the Everland Zoo in South Korea for about five years in his youth, with only people for company during an important phase for bonding and development.


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People pray after lighting candles in memory of their loved ones as they commemorate the Day of the Dead in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Day of the Dead is a day of remembrance for the dead when the faithful visit the graves of their relatives to pay homage to them.


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Two women walk past a boat left sitting on a street blocks away from the shore by Hurricane Sandy on the south side of hard-hit Staten Island in New York City. Four days after superstorm Sandy smashed into the U.S. Northeast, rescuers on Friday were still discovering the extent of the death and devastation in New York and the New Jersey shore, and anger mounted over gasoline shortages, power outages and waits for relief supplies.


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Candles illuminate graves freshly decorated by family and friends, marking the Day of the Dead holiday at the cemetery in San Gregorio, Mexico. The holiday honors the dead on Nov. 1, coinciding with All Saints Day and All Souls' Day on Nov. 2.

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The trunk of a tree remains on top of a luxury SUV following Hurricane Sandy in the Brooklyn borough of New York.


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U.S. and Afghan soldiers walk near a U.S. Army Chinook during an operation near the town of Walli Was in Paktika province.


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A cadet lies on the grass after collapsing during an annual ceremony for graduating cadets at the police school in Bogota.


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Participants of the Zombie Parade pose during the parade in Nice, southern France. The Zombie Parade take place during the Nice 'festival of fantasy films'.

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Li Zijun of China competes during the ladies' short program at the Cup of China ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating in Shanghai.


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