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The Space Shuttle Endeavor is escorted by two F18 jets as it passes the Hollywood sign on the back of a 747 on its arrival in Los Angeles. The Endeavour will be put on display at its new permanent home the California Science Center in October.


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Fans look at and photograph the hockey jersey worn by Paul Henderson in '72 while it is displayed at Nathan Philips Square in Toronto, Sept. 21, 2012 during an event held onto recognize the hockey players of Team Canada 1972 before their Canada's Walk of Fame induction, as a group.

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A villager from the Medio Jurua nature reserve of Brazil's Amazon rainforest crouches near pirarucus, the largest freshwater fish in South America, after a night of fishing in Manaria Lake, in Carauari municipality. Catching the pirarucu, a fish that is sought after for its meat and is considered by biologists to be a living fossil, is only allowed once a year by Brazil's environmental protection agency.

Bruno Kelly/REUTERS

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Demonstrators celebrate after burning a car they say was full of ammunition as they stormed the headquarters of the Islamist Ansar al-Sharia militia group in Benghazi. Pro-government demonstrators stormed the headquarters on Friday and evicted fighters from the site in a sweep of militia bases in Benghazi, Reuters witnesses said.


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Mid-level government officials dressed in red army uniforms listen to a lesson as they visit an old house where former Chinese leader Mao Zedong used to live during their 5-day training course at the communist party school called China Executive Leadership Academy of Jinggangshan, in Jiangxi province. China Executive Leadership Academy was established in 2005 by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, after the 16th Communist Party Congress in 2002. By the end of August 2012, the academy has held 789 training classes for almost 40,000 people. During the course, trainees listen and sing revolutionary songs, visit old revolutionary sites and review historical communist materials.


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Bangladeshi Muslims shout slogans and kick as they burn a mock coffin of U.S. President Barack Obama during a protest in front of the National Mosque in Dhaka. About 10,000 Bangladeshi Muslims participated in demonstrations after Friday prayers in Bangladesh's capital against an anti-Islam film made in the U.S. and also against cartoons mocking the Prophet Mohammad published on Wednesday in a French magazine.


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A municipal agent detains a suspected crack user during an operation by Rio de Janeiro's Social Action Secretariat to bring crack addicts to shelters for rehabilitation, in the Madureira neighborhood. Municipal agents approached people showing signs of crack abuse during the operation to offer to send them to the shelters as part of efforts by authorities to end crack use in Rio's slums, including 11 areas known as Cracolandias or cracklands in the city. The exercise is mainly voluntary except for suspects that broke the law. The suspect was later released.


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People gather at the bank of Inya Lake for a ceremony to mark the International Day of Peace in Yangon. Hundreds of people, including farmers and members from various ethnic groups, participated in the march against civil war. The Yangon police will press charges against the leaders of the march due the event being held without official permission, Police Major Myint Htwe said during a news conference.

Soe Zeya Tun/REUTERS

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Iranian army troops march, as a band leader conducts a military band, not shown, during a military parade commemorating the start of the Iraq-Iran war 32 years ago, in front of the mausoleum of the late revolutionary leader Ayatollah Khomeini, just outside Tehran, Iran.

Vahid Salemi/AP

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A boy looks at an elephant from a touring circus bathing in the harbour of the Russian far-eastern city of Vladivostok.


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Crowds cheer at Maple Leafs Square in Toronto during a parade celebrating Canada's Olympic athletes.

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