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A farmer leads a decorated buffalo as he arrives for Chonburi's annual buffalo race festival, east of BangkokReuters
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A jockey competes in the annual buffalo race festival in Chonburi, ThailandReuters
Dancers perform during the opening ceremony of the 45th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Nanning, ChinaGetty
Jacob Dalton of the United States celebrates after his horizontal bar routine in the men's team final at the 45th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Nanning, ChinaGetty
San Francisco Giants' Madison Bumgarner celebrates with Gregor Blanco and Hunter Pence after defeating the Washington Nationals in a baseball play-off gameReuters
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A woman sorts books at a booth during preparations for the Frankfurt book fairReuters
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The Eiffel Tower is illuminated in pink, to mark National Breast Cancer Awareness MonthAFP
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A man walks past a wall adorned with messages for pro-democracy protesters in the Admiralty district of Hong KongAFP
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A column of people forming the Russian national flag march along a street in Grozny during a rally in honour of President Vladimir Putin's birthdayAFP
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US President Barack Obama is pictured in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DCAFP
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Soldiers display martial arts skills during celebrations for the 69th anniversary of the founding of Indonesia's military, in SurabayaGetty
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Japanese soldiers covered with mud walk at a heliport in Otaki, Nagano prefecture, after searching for missing climbers on Mount Ontake. The bodies of at least 12 hikers are believed to be lying somewhere on the still-smouldering Mount OntakeAFP
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A man investigates a damaged house after an earthquake hit Yongping township in Jinggu county, Yunnan province, ChinaReuters
A picture of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad is displayed on a damaged structure at the entrance to al-Dukhaneya neighbourhood near Damascus, after his forces regained control of the area from rebel fightersReuters
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An armed motorcade belonging to members of Derna's Islamic Youth Council drive along a road in Derna, eastern Libya. The group has pledged allegiance to the Islamic StateReuters
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A protester holding a flag runs through clouds of tear gas in AnkaraAFP
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Women faint as volunteers remove the body of a woman who died of Ebola in Waterloo, some 30km southeast of Freetown, Sierra LeoneAFP
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A grave digger prepares a new grave outside an Ebola treatment centre near Gbarnga, in Bong County, LiberiaJohn Moore/Getty Images