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Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba and pray at the Grand mosque during the annual haj pilgrimage in the holy city of Mecca ahead of Eid al-Adha which marks the end of haj. On October 25, the day of Arafat, millions of Muslim pilgrims will stand in prayer on Mount Arafat near Mecca at the peak of the annual pilgrimage.


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People enjoy the view from Vogelberg mountain during sunny autumn weather some 30 kilometres south of Basel, Switzerland.


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A jaguar swims towards food that was dropped in the water during feeding time at Taman Safari Indonesia in Bogor, Indonesia West Java province


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Indian devotees perform Garba, a traditional dance of the western Indian state of Gujarat, at Hindu deity Umiya Mata temple on the eighth night of Navratri or nine nights festival in Surat, Gujarat state, India. Every year thousands of devotees participate in this ritual.

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Servicemen from the Interior Ministry special unit take part in a test near the village of Gorany, some 32 km west of Minsk. Servicemen have to pass several tough tests before being awarded entry to the ministry's elite "Red Beret" unit, according to the Interior Ministry.


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Malaga's players warm up during a training session on the eve of their Champions League soccer match against AC Milan at La Rosaleda stadium in Malaga, southern Spain.


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A Shaolin martial arts student performs during a welcoming ceremony of the 9th Zhengzhou International Shaolin Wushu Festival at Shaolin Temple in Dengfeng, Henan province. Some 1,500 martial arts athletes from 73 different countries and areas are taking part in the festival which began on Sunday, local media reported.


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Jamaican Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt poses for pictures during his visit to the statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro


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A woman walks under a canopy of pink umbrellas on a street in downtown Sofia, Bulgaria. The art installation, that includes up to four hundred umbrellas, is part of a campaign aiming at awareness, prevention and treatment of breast cancer.


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Israeli Arab kids watch a fire at a car dump yard in Israel's mixed Arab-Jewish town of Lod, central Israel.

Oded Balilty/AP

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Twelve-year old Yorkshire Terrier, Chewy (named after the Star Wars character Chewbacca) wears his little yellow raincoat while out for a walk with his owner Mark Calixterio in downtown Toronto.

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