cow beauty contest
The winner of the annual Miss Milk Cow beauty contest is crowned in Moc Chau plateau, Vietnam, beating 125 other entrantsReuters
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Indian President Pranab Mukherjee shakes hands with a man dressed as Santa at the Santa Claus Village in the Arctic Circle near Rovaniemi, FinlandReuters
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The Queen and Prince Philip walk through a field of ceramic poppies in the moat of the Tower of LondonChris Jackson/Getty Images
rome film festival
Italian journalist Enrico Lucci kisses the bottom of actress Valeria Marini on the red carpet as she arrives for the opening ceremony of the Rome Film FestivalAFP
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Models present creations by Aleksey Zalevskiy on the opening day of Ukraine's fashion week in KievAFP
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Russian President Vladimir Putin is pictured during his meeting with Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic in BelgradeReuters
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Russian President Vladimir Putin and Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic attend a military parade in Belgrade to mark 70 years since the city's liberation by the Red ArmyReuters
food fight spain
First-year year medical students are covered with food after an initiation rite at the University of Granada, SpainAFP
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A giant fork designed by Swiss artist Jean-Pierre Zaugg is seen in Lake Geneva near Vevey, home of NestléAFP
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Police move in to remove protesters in kayaks as they paddle in front of a ship as it leaves the Newcastle coal port in AustraliaReuters
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A Kurdish refugee from the Syrian town of Kobani shows a victory sign as a rainbow forms over a camp in the southeastern Turkish town of SurucReuters
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Palestinian boys warm themselves around a fire in their home, which was destroyed during the 50-day conflict between Hamas militants and Israel, in Shejaiya neighbourhood, Gaza cityAFP
ebola gown
The gloved hands of an army nurse are seen during a demonstration of an isolation chamber for the treatment of infectious diseases such as Ebola, at the Bundeswehr Clinc, in Koblenz, GermanyReuters
ebola sign
People read headlines about Ebola at the Daily Talk, a street-side chalkboard newspaper, in Monrovia, LiberiaReuters
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A woman looks at pro-democracy notes stuck to a stairwell outside Hong Kong's government complexGetty
hong kong democracy protests
Light falls on a member of the Occupy movement sleeping on a road in Hong KongAFP