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The Milky Way is pictured in this photo taken by Nasa astronaut Reid Wiseman on the International Space StationReuters
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A US Air Force B-1B Lancer supersonic bomber flies over northern Iraq after conducting air strikes in Syria against Isis targetsReuters
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Wreckage is seen at a makeshift oil refinery that was targeted by US-led air strikes at al-Khaboura village, near the Syrian town of Tel Abyad in Raqqa provinceReuters
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Syrian Kurdish refugees shelter from rain after crossing into TurkeyReuters
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Palestinians light a fire in an area of Gaza City that was devastated during the seven-week Israeli offensiveReuters
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Devotees light oil lamps while offering prayers during the Navratri Hindu festival in Bhaktapur, NepalReuters
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Hindu devotees perform Garba, a traditional folk dance, during the celebrations to mark the Navratri festival at Surat in the western Indian state of GujaratReuters
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Ultra-Orthodox Jews pray along the Ayarkon River in Ramat Gan near Tel Aviv during the Tashlich ritual in which believers cast their sins into the water before the Day of Atonement or Yom KippurAFP
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A Muslim pilgrim prays on Mount Arafat, near Mecca, as he takes part in one of the Hajj ritualsAFP
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A field and trees are covered in crushed limestone near the village of Cloghmills in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Limestone is spread on fields to correct the pH levels in the soil and help the release of nutrientsReuters
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A section of Covent Garden's 184-year old market building appears to be floating, in an installation entitled Take My Lightning but Don't Steal my Thunder by British artist Alex ChinneckGetty
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The coffin of Deborah, Dowager Duchess of Devonshire is carried out of St Peter's Church, Edensor, in Chatsworth. The last surviving Mitford sister died aged 94 on 24 SeptemberGetty
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Chatsworth House staff follow the funeral cortege of Deborah, Dowager Duchess of Devonshire. Her noted business acumen made Chatsworth House one of the most successful and profitable stately homes in EnglandGetty
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A man passes a bag, delivered by the Red Cross and the North Texas Food Bank, to the unit at The Ivy Apartments complex where a man diagnosed with the Ebola virus is staying, in Dallas, Texas. Up to 100 people may have had direct or indirect contact with the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, and four people have been quarantined in a Dallas apartmentReuters
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A health worker pushes a wheelbarrow containing a sick woman thought to be suffering from Ebola, at a treatment centre in Monrovia, LiberiaAFP