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An artist of the French art company Cie entre Terre et Ciel performs in downtown Bucharest, Romania, Thursday night during a street theatre festival that will last for three days.

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A new species of monkey found in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and identified as Lesula (Cercopithecus lomamiensis) is seen in this undated photograph from an article published Tuesday in the science journal PLOS One.

Hart JA, Detwiler KM, Gilbert CC/PA/Reuters

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Miners arrive for a march at Rustenburg in South Africa's North West Province, September 13, 2012. The leader of a major protest by South African platinum miners called on Thursday for a national strike in the sector, deepening an industrial crisis that is evolving into the biggest threat to the ruling ANC since it came to power in 1994.


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Protesters climb a fence at the U.S. embassy in Sanaa. Hundreds of Yemeni demonstrators stormed the U.S. embassy in Sanaa on Thursday in protest against a film they consider blasphemous to Islam, and security guards tried to hold them off by firing into the air. No casualties were reported. The poster reads, "Anything but our prophet".


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Sajal Biswas, 40, a snake charmer puts the head of a snake into his mouth as he performs on the outskirts of Agartala, capital of India's northeastern state of Tripura.


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Children leave their home to head towards their school in the ancient city of Bhaktapur, Nepal.


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An artist with his face painted participates in a protest demanding the safety of artist Manish Harijan and his freedom of expression in Kathmandu. Harijan has received a death threat for creating and exhibiting paintings depicting Hindu gods blended into images of western superheroes like Ghost Rider and Superman.


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An Egyptian protester flashes the victory sign next to a burning police car during clashes near the U.S. embassy in Cairo, Egypt.

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Bangladeshi Muslims burn a U.S. flag and shout slogans during a protest in front of a mosque in Dhaka. About 1,000 Bangladeshi Islamists tried to march on the U.S. embassy in Dhaka on Thursday to protest against a U.S. film that is said to insult the Prophet Mohammad but security forces stopped them from reaching the mission.


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President Barack Obama speaks during a campaign event at Lions Park in Golden, Colorado.

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Canadian Space Agency astronaut Chris Hadfield, right, along with NASA astronaut Thomas Marshburn, left, and Russian Cosmonaut Roman Yurievich Romanenko, centre, speaks during a news briefing at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. Hadfield will be the first Canadian to command the International Space Station.

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Toronto Blue Jays batter Edwin Encarnacion breaks his bat on a ground out against the Seattle Mariners during the first inning of their MLB American League baseball in Toronto.


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