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Ultra-Orthodox Jews of the Hassidic sect Vizhnitz gather on a hill overlooking the Mediterranean sea as they participate in a Tashlich ceremony in Herzeliya, Israel. Tashlich, which means 'to cast away' in Hebrew, is the practice by which Jews go to a large flowing body of water and symbolically 'throw away' their sins by throwing a piece of bread, or similar food, into the water before the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, which start on Tuesday.

Ariel Schalit/AP

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Free Syrian Army fighters take a rest in the old city area of Aleppo, Syria.

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Isangi, a 9-month old Grauer's gorilla that was rescued after being poached is seen at Virunga National Park's Senkwekwe Orphan Gorilla Sanctuary in Rumangabo, eastern Congo. Virunga National Park says the rescue of two poached baby Grauer's gorillas raises fears that other members of the endangered species found only in eastern Congo have been killed. Fewer than 4,000 Grauer's gorillas remain, down from about 17,000 in 1995.

LuAnne Cadd/Virunga National Park/AP

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A surfer watches a group of dolphins leap in the waters of Bondi Beach in Sydney. Dolphins are a common sight along Sydney's world famous beaches, as they venture close to shore in search of small fish.


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A member of the SWAT police team arrests illegal settlers during a demolition in Manila's Makati financial district. Dozens of slum residents of an abandoned government compound clashed with the police on Monday in an attempt to block a demolition order issued by the local government.


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Fishermen prepare their net to be fixed in the port of Barbate, a fishing-dependent town in the southern Andalusia region, Spain. The economic crisis in Spain has left the country with near 25 percent unemployment and austerity measures and reforms aimed at reining in debt have triggered street protests and sparked some regional tensions.

Emilio Morenatti/AP

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A man observes the artwork "You will not see me, You will not hear me" by Andre Banha of Portugal and Tomasz Cebo and Lukasz Milewski of Poland on the Cosmic Underground art train in Riga railway station. Cosmic Underground is a multidisciplinary train connecting East and West of Europe in the two-month journey from Estonia to Portugal and tells a story of time dimension through audiovisual installations, theatrical performances and live music happenings located in ten cargo train carriages.


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A tuk-tuk driver drives through the rain on the streets of Colombo in Sri Lanka.


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University students majoring in Korean traditional dance wear traditional costumes as they dance during the grand Confucian ceremony of Seokjeon at a shrine at Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul. Seokjeon is a biannual ritual to consecrate Chinese philosopher Confucius and his disciples as supreme teachers at civil temples, to honour their virtues and to follow their teachings. Dancing to the playing of music and making offerings of traditional liquor for blessings are part of the ceremony.


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A bee makes its rounds in a flower garden on Sherman Avenue in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.

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A Pakistani Muslim man, offers the daily Asr prayer, the afternoon prayer, next to his goats feeding in a field on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan.

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