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Pakistani women, hold banners during a protest condemning the attack on schoolgirl Malala Yousufzai, in Islamabad, Pakistan. Pakistani doctors successfully removed a bullet Wednesday from the neck of a 14-year-old girl who was shot by the Taliban for speaking out in support of education for women, a government minister said. Banner top right reads, " The Taliban is afraid of an unarmed girl."

Muhammed Muheisen/AP

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Raymond Huffman of Commercial Window Cleaning cleans the windows outside of Rep. Mike Hawker's office in Juneau, Alaska.

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Bangladeshi workers sort tannery waste for poultry and fish feed on the banks of the Buriganga River in Dhaka, Bangladesh. In a report released Tuesday, New York-based Human Rights Watch says tannery workers in Bangladesh's capital are being exposed to serious health risks because of hazardous chemicals and are in danger of accidents due to tannery machinery. Bangladesh annually exports millions of dollars of leather goods to some 70 countries, including the U.S. and Japan.

A.M. Ahad/AP

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Rural Indians, including landless farmers, rest during an overnight halt of the "Jan Satyagraha" march to New Delhi near Agra, about 200 kilometers from New Delhi, India. Tens of thousands started marching last week in a 350 kilometer-long march to the Indian capital which they plan to cover in one month, to highlight the problems of India's landless people.

Manish Swarup/AP

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A cyclist rides through Gatineau Park as leaves change colour near Chelsea, Que..


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A Syrian family cross to Turkey by boat over the Orontes river on the Turkish-Syrian border near the village of Hacipasa in Hatay province. Scores of Syrian civilians, many of them women with screaming children clinging to their necks, crossed Orontes, a narrow river marking the border with Turkey as they fled the fighting in Azmarin and surrounding villages. Residents from the Turkish village of Hacipasa, nestled among olive groves, helped pull them across in small metal boats.


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Afghan boys work on a pine nuts field in Jalalabad province.


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Researchers try to approach giant panda Taotao and its mother Caocao in Wolong National Nature Reserve. Taotao and its mother Caocao were transferred down from a 2,100-meter high mountain to Hetaoping Research and Conservation Center for a health examination and to be prepared for reintroduction to the wild. Researchers wore panda costumes to ensure that the cub's environment was devoid of human influence, according to local media.


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An electrical storm lights up the night sky behind the business district in Madrid, Spain.

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With a light rain falling a man walks with his dog along a pathway in Jean Augustine Park in Toronto.

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Drivers of different vehicles wait for passengers to arrive by ferry from Yangon to Dallah Township. Dallah Township, a short ferry ride across the river, is the place where the big city touches the province. Thousands of daily migrants cross the river to Dallah using dangerous long tail boats and cheap government operated ferries. As soon as a ferry unloads passengers, hundreds of rickshaws, motorcycles, pick-up trucks and small busses start their loud performance to get people on-board. They don’t leave on schedule and are often overcrowded.


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Dancers perform during Taiwan's National Day celebrations in front of the Presidential Office in Taipei. This year marks the 101st anniversary of the founding of the Republic of China.


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