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Penguins swim in the ocean after their release by workers from the South African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds, SANCCOB, on the outskirts of the city of Cape Town, South Africa. Over two hundred penguins found covered in oil following a spillage by a stricken bulk carrier the Seli 1 were washed clean of oil, fed and restored to health. Thirty birds released Tuesday.

Schalk van Zuydam/AP

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A woman walks through foam, caused by heavy winds and stormy seas, on a coastal path in the town of Portstewart in Northern Ireland.


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A man paints a wall surrounding a village on the outskirts of Beijing.


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A flood affected woman prepares a meal as her husband fishes along the river Brahmaputra in Panikhaitee, outskirts of Gauhati, Assam state, India. The Assam state government said flood waters there have killed at least seven people and forced nearly a million to leave their homes.

Anupam Nath/AP

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Protesters surround Police vans close to Spain's Parliament during a demostration in Madrid. Police prepared on Tuesday for anti-austerity demonstrations in Spain's capital ahead of the government's tough 2013 budget that will cut into social services as the country teeters on the brink of a bailout.


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People attend a training session at the FLN movement (North Liberation Forces) camp in Sevare, Mali. The FLN is a part of a militia which trains youths from all over the country and operates in government-controlled areas run by current and former Malian soldiers.

Malin Palm/REUTERS

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Masked Somali pirate Hassan stands near a Taiwanese fishing vessel that washed up on shore after the pirates were paid a ransom and released the crew, in the once-bustling pirate den of Hobyo, Somalia. The empty whisky bottles and overturned, sand-filled skiffs that litter this shoreline are signs that the heyday of Somali piracy may be over - most of the prostitutes are gone, the luxury cars repossessed, and pirates talk more about catching lobsters than seizing cargo ships.

Farah Abdi Warsameh/AP

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A girl lies on a scooter as her father goes shopping nearby in Lalitpur, Nepal.


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Police officers stand in the rain during a vigil in memory of Greater Manchester Police officers Fiona Bone and Nicola Hughes, near the spot where they where shot and killed in Hattersley near Manchester, northern England. Dale Cregan, 29, is charged with the murders of Bone and Hughes on September 18, as well as the murders of Mark and David Short.


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Ivan and Cornel, 4-year-old lions, sit inside a private roadside zoo in Novi Pazar , Serbia. Three lions Ivan, Cornel and Lepa were acquired from the Belgrade Zoo by a private person in 2009, before the Serbian legislation that prohibits possession of dangerous wild animals came into force in 2010. The Serbian CITES management and enforcement authority confiscated the animals and asked Four Paws Animal Welfare Foundation to transfer them to Africa.


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Bulgarian Roma woman and a child react as an excavator demolishes their house in a Roma suburb in the town of Maglizh, some 260km east of Sofia. Municipal authorities started demolishing some 30 illegally built shacks and houses in the suburb on Tuesday.


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Unionville firefighters battle a blaze at a home on Kingdom Road near Rover, Tenn.. Four people died in the fire, authorities said.

David Melson/Shelbyville Times-Gazette/AP

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Ultra-Orthodox Jews swing chickens over their heads, as part of the Kaparot ritual, in which it is believed that one transfers one's sins from the past year into the chicken, in the Ultra-Orthodox city of Bnei Brak near Tel Aviv, Israel. The ritual is performed before the Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish year which starts at sundown Tuesday.

Oded Balilty/AP

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