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A visitor looks at Nancy Fouts's "Don't Touch", at the AKA Peace exhibition at the Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA) in central London. Bran Symondson, a former soldier, conceived the AKA Peace project, in which artists turn decommissioned AK47 assault rifles into works of art.

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People conduct rescue operations after a bus plunged into the Purna River in Maharashtra's Buldhana district, about 600 km northwest of Mumbai. 19 people died when the bus fell into the river and several more were rushed to hospitals nearby, local media reported.

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Boats are anchored early morning at the River Ganges in Varanasi, India. Varanasi is among the world's oldest cities, and millions of Hindu pilgrims gather annually here for ritual bathing and prayers in the Ganges river considered holiest by Hindus.

Rajesh Kumar Singh/AP

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Military cadets march during a military parade celebrating the 50th anniversary of North Yemen's revolution in Sanaa.

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Khan, a 2-year-old male Bengali white tiger, is seen inside a cage at the Royev Ruchey zoo in Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia.

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South Korean special army soldiers demonstrate their martial arts skills during the 64th anniversary of Armed Forces Day at the Gyeryong military headquarters in Gyeryong, south of Seoul, South Korea. South Korea will celebrate its 64th Armed Forces Day on Oct. 1.

Lee Jin-man/AP

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A resident watches the floodwater rise in York, northern England, as the River Ouse continues to burst it's banks following the torrential rainfalls of the past few days. People living close to the River Ouse in the York and Selby areas were bracing themselves as water levels continued to rise and the Environment Agency issued a range of flood warnings for the area.

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Members of the rescue team look at a 8m minke whale washed up after gale force winds and high seas on Druridge Bay, north England. The whale is alive but in a poor condition, the British Divers Marine Life Rescue charity said.

Owen Humphreys/AP

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A helicopter transports a person during an evacuation drill for when an aircraft lands in water, in Shanghai. China conducted for the first time a search and rescue exercise for non-military aircraft landing on water, local media reported.

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Debutantes rehearse for Queen Charlotte's Ball in central London. Queen Charlotte's Ball is the crowning event of the London Season, a programme for a hand-picked group of girls from rich backgrounds, normally between 17 and 20 years old, involving meetings with aristocracy, etiquette classes, and charity fund-raising.

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A fisherman throws his net at the Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro. According to local media, temperatures have fallen down to about 16 degrees and winds could reach speeds of almost 76 km per hour.

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A group of riot policemen is engulfed in flames after protesters threw petrol bombs in Athens' Syntagma square during a 24-hour labour strike. Greek police fired teargas at hooded youths hurling petrol bombs and stones as tens of thousands took to the streets in Greece's biggest anti-austerity demonstration in months on Wednesday. The officers escaped with little to no injuries.

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