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John Hawkley and his wife Patty stand next to their 2,058-pound pumpkin after winning the 41st Annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off in Half Moon Bay, California. Hawkley broke a state record and took home a cash prize of $12,510, or $6.00 a poundGetty
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A tourist plays with bubbles at sunset, on Ipanema beach in Rio de JaneiroAFP
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People take part in a spiritual ceremony in the mountains of Sorte in Yaracuy, west of Caracas. Santeria is a popular belief in Venezuela, mixing African and Catholic deitiesAFP
Mount Sinabung erupts again
People watch as Mount Sinabung spews smoke and ash in Berastagi, Karo district, North Sumatra, IndonesiaUlet Ifansasti/Getty Images
kobane spectators
A woman reacts as smoke rises from the the Syrian town of Kobani after a strike from the US-led coalition, as seen from Mursitpinar on the Turkish-Syrian borderAFP
kobane spectators
A vendor sells bread to people watching the fighting in the Syrian town of Kobani from the Mursitpinar border crossingAFP
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Photographers clamour for a shot as South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius leaves the Pretoria Hight Court following the first day of his sentencing hearingGetty
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Reese Witherspoon is given shelter from the rain on the red carpet for her film Wild during the 58th BFI London Film Festival at Odeon Leicester SquareGetty
hosepipe fountain
A fountain made from garden hoses by artist Bertrand Lavier is unveiled at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery in LondonGetty
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Visitors view American sculptor Richard Tuttle's commission called I Don't Know. The Weave Of Textile Language in the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern in LondonReuters
motorbike stunt
A rider performs motorcycle stunts during the Motor-Extreme show in Ashkelon, IsraelReuters
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A reveller takes part in the 70th Annual Columbus Day Parade in New YorkReuters
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A man tries to take a picture of a Ferrari LaFerrari sports car parked at the entrance of the New York Stock Exchange as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles makes its Wall Street debutReuters
vw bus machine gun
A Volkswagen Bus modified to carry a machine gun is displayed at the Magpul weapons booth during the Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington, DCAFP
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Civil rights activist and author Cornel West is knocked over during a scuffle with police during a protest at the police station in Ferguson, Missouri. West was among 42 people arrested for disturbing the peaceReuters
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Police officers are reflected in a mirror held by a protester during a demonstration at the Ferguson police stationReuters
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Police officers carry a sign that calls for "Genuine Universal Suffrage in HK" as they dismantle a pro-democracy protest barricade in Hong KongAFP