An estimated 35,000 Pacific walruses gather on a beach in north-west Alaska. The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) photographed the enormous herd near Point Layon the shores of the Chukchi SeaNOAA
Fourteen-week old walrus calf Thor sits with his mother Dyna at Hagenbecks zoo in Hamburg, northern GermanyReuters
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Environmental activists carry a giant inflatable chicken during a demonstration against 'chlorine chickens' near the Oktoberfest grounds in Munich. The protest is against planned trade agreements thst opponents fear will allow US chlorine-washed chicken and hormone-treated meat into the EUReuters
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A man inserts a live snake into his nose and out through his mouth during a performance at an amusement park in Jinhua, Zhejiang province to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of ChinaReuters
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A devotee walks across hot coals in Phuket during Thailand's vegetarian festival, in which devotees perform painful acts such as extreme piercing to display their devotionGetty
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Galatasaray fans light flares during the Uefa Champions League against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium in LondonGetty
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Protesters chant pro-democracy slogans during speeches in Hong KongGetty
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A man holding a candle stands under an umbrella during a demonstration in support of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters, in Boston, MassachusettsReuters
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A woman looks at notes left by pro-democracy protesters on a footbridge in Hong KongReuters
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A Syrian Kurdish woman cries as she holds her baby after crossing the border into TurkeyAFP
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A Palestinian youth practices his parkour skills on the ruins of houses that were destroyed during the seven-week Israeli offensive, in the Shejaia neighbourhood of Gaza CityReuters
eid al adha
Afghan traders gather at a livestock market in Kabul ahead of Eid al-Adha. Muslims across the world are preparing to celebrate Eid al-Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice, which marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage to MeccaAFP
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Palestinian children walk around a model of the Kaaba during a re-enactment of the annual Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, at their school in the West Bank city of NablusReuters
School children dressed as Mahatma Gandhi take part in a march to mark the 145th anniversary of his birth, in New DelhiReuters
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A woman visits a pandal entitled "Mars Mission" during the Durga Puja festival in Kolkata. A pandal is a temporary structure set up to venerate the goddess Durga. India's first mission to Mars entered orbit on September 24Reuters
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Drew McClellan of A Lucky Lawn paints green dye onto drought-affected grass at a home in Santa Fe Springs, California. McClellan's small business has taken off as home owners dye their lawns green rather than face water restrictions and rising water bills as California deals with one of the worst droughts in its historyReuters