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The world's shortest man Chandra Bahadur Dangi greets the world's tallest man Sultan Kosen to mark Guinness World Records Day in London. Kosen, measuring 251cm (8 foot 3), towers over Dangi who is only 54.6cm tall (1 foot 9-and-a-half)Luke MacGregor/Reuters
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A red deer grazes following the end of the rutting season in Glen Etive, Scotland. The rutting season sees stags compete against each other for mating rights. They can be heard roaring and bellowing in an attempt to attract the hinds. The rut draws to a close in early NovemberJeff J Mitchell/Getty Images
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Climate change protesters bury their heads in sand at Sydney's Bondi Beach ahead of the G20 summit in Brisbane. The protest was staged to send a message to Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott's government that: "You have your head in the sand on climate change"Reuters
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A 12-metre-high sand castle is built in Niteroi, Brazil. The sand castle, created by US artist Rusty Croft, is waiting to be verified by the Guinness Book of Records as the world's tallestAFP
Personnes, a sculpture by French artist Christian Boltanski made of used clothes, is displayed at the Fine Arts Museum in Santiago, ChileReuters
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Stranded window cleaners hang on the side of 1 World Trade Center in New York. They were trapped for two hours on a broken cradle dangling outside the 69th floor of New York's tallest skyscraperReuters
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Two window washers stuck on a dangling cradle on the 69th floor of New York City's 1 World Trade Center are pulled to safety through a window cut in the tallest US skyscraperReuters
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The construction site of the Rio 2016 Olympic Park is pictured from aboveReuters
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Marin Cilic of Croatia serves against Tomas Berdych of Czech Republic on day four of the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena in LondonJustin Setterfield/Getty Images
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US boxer and former WBO title holder Shannon Briggs tries to enter a public training session of Ukrainian WBA, WBO, IBO and IBF heavyweight boxing world champion Vladimir Klitschko and his challenger Bulgarian boxer Kubrat Pulev in HamburgReuters
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Serbian nationalist Vojislav Seselj arrives at Nikola Tesla Airport in Belgrade after spending 12 years on trial at the Hague war crimes tribunal. He has returned home for cancer treatment as he awaits a verdict on alleged war crimes during the Balkan warsAFP
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Sgt Al Lerner warns Arnold Abbott, a 90-year-old chef, that he will be charged for feeding the homeless in a Fort Lauderdale park in violation of a recently-passed city lawJoe Raedle/Getty Images
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The principal hall of the City Congress in Chilpancingo is set alight by members of CETEG (State Coordinator of Teachers of Guerrero teacher's union) during protests against the killing of 43 Ayotzinapa trainee teachersReuters
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Syrians try to rescue wounded people from a burning building following a reported air strike by government forces on the Kalasa neighbourhood of AleppoAFP
A Palestinian man displays a copy of Islam's holy book, the Koran, still burning inside a mosque that was set ablaze in al-Mughayir, in the occupied West Bank near the Jewish settlement of Shilo. Israeli settlers torched the mosque in an apparent revenge attack, after a settler in the southern Western Bank and an Israeli soldier in Tel Aviv. were killed in knife attacksAFP