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An Indian Hindu devotee performs a ritual with holy water on the Yamuna River on Sharad Purnima, an auspicious day for the new moon in the fall, in New Delhi, India.

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An Indian boatman feeds birds on the Yamuna River in New Delhi, India.

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A rebel fighter throws a homemade grenade towards Syrian army troops on the frontline in the Bustan Al-Pasha neighborhood of Aleppo, Syria. Syria's air force fired missiles and dropped barrel bombs on rebel strongholds while opposition fighters attacked regime positions, flouting a U.N.-backed cease-fire that was supposed to quiet fighting over a long holiday weekend but never took hold.

Narciso Contreras/AP

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Foam covered students from St Andrews University participate in the traditional Raisin Monday celebrations in St Andrews, Scotland. The tradition dates back to the early days of the university when new students would give senior students one pound of raisins in gratitude for their help in adapting to university life, in exchange for a receipt written in Latin. Failure to produce such a receipt could result in a dousing in the local fountain. Nowadays the raisins have been replaced with a bottle of wine and the dousing with foam.


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U.S. soldiers of B Troop, 1st squadron of 4th US Cavalry Regiment, fire a 120 mm mortar shell during a mortar registration exercise at COP (Combat outpost) Sar Howza in Paktika province, Afghanistan.


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A man walks on the shore of the Sea of Galilee during sunset near the northern city of Tiberias, Israel.


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Sea water floods the Ground Zero construction site in New York. Sandy continued on its path Monday, as the storm forced the shutdown of mass transit, schools and financial markets, sending coastal residents fleeing, and threatening a dangerous mix of high winds and soaking rain.

John Minchillo/AP

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Children play with toy guns during Eid al-Adha in Sanaa, Yemen.


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A baseball fan jumps over a bonfire in celebration outside AT&T Park after the San Francisco Giants defeated the Detroit Tigers to win the MLB World Series baseball championship, in San Francisco, California.


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Female Giant Panda "Jia Jia", one of two Giant Pandas from China is seen in its enclosure in Singapore. These two Giant Pandas are from China and will be residing at the River Safari Singapore, part of the Wildlife Reserves Singapore's new attraction opening in 2013. This is part of the organization's continuous efforts in boosting tourism and generating public awareness of the world's struggle in preserving its endangered species.

Wong Maye-E/AP

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Pakistani Riaz Ahmad, 38, performs to a small crowd in riding his motorcycle around a circular vertical track, on the last day of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, or "Feast of Sacrifice", in an entertainment park in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

Muhammed Muheisen/AP

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