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New Zealand's ethnic Maori Metini Mitai Ngatai poses prior to the official opening of the book fair in Frankfurt, Germany. The world's largest book fair runs from October 9 to October 14 and has a special feature highlighting the literature of New Zealand.


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Amazonian Indians, fishermen and local residents react as a helicopter flies over them as they block heavy machinery being used to construct the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam in protest against what they call the violation of their rights, in Vitoria do Xingu near Altamira. Some 150 people opposed to the dam and its ecological impact and displacement of local villages paralyzed the construction during the night, forcing workers to leave their posts, according to the leaders of the protest.

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Men walk with camels during sunset by the sea in Karachi, Pakistan.


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Demonstrators burn a flag emblazoned with a swastika during a demonstration against the visit of German Chancellor Angela Merkel in central Athens. Germany's Angela Merkel arrived in Greece on her first visit since Europe's debt crisis erupted here three years ago, braving protests to deliver a message of support - but no new money - to a nation hammered by recession and fighting to stay in the euro.


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A man smokes a cigarette near a goat standing on a pole of a temple at Khokana in Lalitpur, Nepal.


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A child jumps on the waste products that are used to make poultry feed as she plays in a tannery at Hazaribagh in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Luxury leather goods sold across the world are produced in a slum area of Bangladesh's capital where workers, including children, are exposed to hazardous chemicals and often injured in horrific accidents, according to a study released on Tuesday.


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A visitor to the Royal Horticultual Society's London Harvest Festival touches the stem of a giant pumpkin in London. The pumpkin, which won first prize in the giant pumpkin competition, was grown by horticulturalist Stuart Paton, of Pennington, Hampshire, and weighs 478 kg.


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Joggers run along the shores of Lake Ontario as the sun sets in Toronto.

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A naked protester runs past the parliament in Syntagma Square in Athens during a violent protest against the visit of Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel. Greek police fired teargas and stun grenades at protesters in central Athens on Tuesday when they tried to break through a barrier and reach visiting Merkel. Tens of thousands of demonstrators defied a ban on protests, gathering in Syntagma square to voice their displeasure with the German leader, who many blame for forcing painful cuts on Greece in exchange for two EU-IMF bailout packages worth over 200 billion euros.


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