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A man stands next to Sambo, a 54-year-old elephant, during a farewell ceremony at her owner's home in Phnom Penh. The Cambodian capital's only working elephant was blessed by a crowd of chanting Buddhist monks as she prepared for a life of comfortable jungle retirement after three decades of giving rides to tourists at the Wat Phnom templeTang Chhin Sothy/AFP
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Yao Fuxing displays his replica of transformer Optimus Prime, at a yard in Hejian Hebei province, China. He made the robot out of parts from scrapped cars, motorbikes and farm vehicles, as a gift for his son's 18th birthdayReuters
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French artist Christophe Guinet, also known as Mr Plant, works on a wooden trainer, part of the artistic project "Just Grow It", in his gallery in MarseilleJean-Paul Pelissier/Reuters
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Miranda Jenatka and Alex Little view a light installation during Kew Gardens' annual Christmas illuminated night trail, open from tonight until January 3, 2015Toby Melville/Reuters
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A far-left MEP protests against Pope Francis's speech at the European Parliament in Strasbourg by wearing a rainbow-coloured feather boa and draping a 'Queer' flag on her deskPatrick Seeger/Reuters
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Miss World 2013, Megan Young of the Philippines, poses with 2014 finalists. The final of the 2014 edition of the pageant will take place in London on December 14Toby Melville/Reuters
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Manchester City's Sergio Aguero celebrates after he scored the winning goal, as Bayern Munich's Jerome Boateng reacts, during their Champions League Group E match in ManchesterPhil Noble/Reuters
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Former AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd arrives (late) for his court hearing after being charged with threatening to kill and possession of crystal meth and marijuana at Tauranga District Court in New ZealandJoel Ford/Getty Images
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Police officers remove barricades in Hong Kong as the Mongkok protest site is cleared by bailiffsAnthony Kwan/Getty Images
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A New York City Police officer struggles with demonstrators protesting against the verdict announced in the shooting death of Michael Brown, as they block traffic near the Lincoln TunnelBrendan McDermid/Reuters
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People protest in Times Square in New York City over the Ferguson grand jury decision not to indict officer Darren Wilson for shooting Mike BrownAndrew Burton/Getty Images
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Mike Brown's name is seen with names of other victims of police shootings written on an upside down US flag during a protest in Boston, MassachusettsBrian Snyder/Reuters
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A police officer with plenty of cable ties guards a closed street along West Florissant Ave, where protesters and looters rampaged businesses following the grand jury decision in the fatal shooting of a 18-year-old black teenager Michael Brown, in Ferguson, MissouriJewel Samad/AFP
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Members of the Ferguson Fire Department respond to a flare-up in a building that had been destroyed after a night of riotingLucas Jackson / Reuters
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Police officers look over the site of a building that was burned down during riots in Ferguson, Missouri, after a grand jury cleared a white police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenagerJim Young/Reuters