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Flowers are placed at the Walk of Fame star of actor Tony Curtis in Hollywood September 30, 2010. Curtis died at his home in Nevada this morning.


A Boeing 747, photographed from Martigues in Southern France, appears to fly over the moon.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gerard Julien / AFP/Getty Images

A Muslim man stands on the stairs of the Jama Masjid mosque in the old quarter of Delhi.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Parivartan Sharma / Reuters

Dragisa Ciric operates a crane on a construction site in Nova Gorica. At about 335 feet, it's the tallest free-standing crane in Slovenia.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Srdjan Zivulovic / Reuters

A member of the jury at the 7th Swiss Cheese Awards inspects a piece of Emmentaler. More than 600 cheeses will compete in 25 categories and will be judged according to their appearance, taste and consistency. A Swiss Champion will be designated among the categories' winners.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Denis Balibouse / Reuters

A Mexican soldier stands guard as marijuana, cocaine, heroine and other drugs are incinerated.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jesus Alcazar / AFP/Getty Images

Goalie Danijel Subasic of Hajduk is engulfed by smoke from flares thrown by fans during the Europa League Group G soccer match against Anderlecht in Croatia's Adriatic port of Split.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Nikola Solic / Reuters

European Ryder Cup players look on as Welsh singer Katherine Jenkins arrives to perform during the opening ceremony at Celtic Manor golf course.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Peter Muhly / AFP/Getty Images

A model presents a creation by Indian designer Manish Arora's Spring/Summer 2011 ready-to-wear collection in Paris.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Pierre Verdy / AFP/Getty Images

Cirque du Soleil fans in angel wings dance at a promotional event to get tickets to the show Corteo.


Workers carry wardrobes from their building in Xian village, a slum in downtown Guangzhou. The demolition of a market adjacent to Xian village, or the "urban village," part of a cleanup for the Asian Games in November, has sparked confrontations between about 2,000 police officers and hundreds of slum residents.


Spectators wearing Italian wigs attend a practice session at Celtic Manor golf course. The 2010 Ryder Cup, between U.S. and European players, begins Friday.


A poultry seller waits for customers at her stall in a market in Huaibei, in east China's Anhui province.


Tourists line up to visit the Lotus Temple.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Feng Li / Getty Images

Police officers clash with protesters at a disputed railway station project in Stuttgart. The protest is targeted at the $5.6 billion Stuttgart 21 project that calls for the transformation of Stuttgart's central station from an above-ground terminus to a below-ground through-station with a new high-speed track.


A model poses next to a Fiat 500 car on media day at the Paris Mondial de l'Automobile. The Paris Auto show opens its doors to the public Oct. 2-17.


Three-time Tour de France champion Alberto Contador takes a seat at a news conference, where he talked about his suspension today after failing a dope test. The cycling superstar, who won his third yellow jersey at the end of July's three-week epic, announced that he had tested positive for clenbuterol, a banned substance, but blamed it on food contamination.


Cambodian children play near a pipe pumping out sand to fill Boeung Kak Lake in Phnom Penh. Thousands of families living near the lake, which is currently half-filled with sand, are facing eviction after the government in 2007 awarded the land to a local real estate developer, Shukaku Inc., for private development. Residents demanded $15,000 to $20,000 in compensation to move out, but the government would only agree to about $8,500 per family. The firm has been filling in the lake with sand, causing frequent floods at the residents' homes.


Members of the vocal performance group the Voca People visit the Oktoberfest in Munich. The Voca People, founded in 2009 by Israeli Lior Kalfo, will perform at the Oktoberfest through Sunday.


Traditional eel fisherman Peter Carter travels on Well Creek at first light. This is the last day of the eel fishing season, which has been brought forward after new restrictions imposed by the Environment Agency, which says stocks of eels are too low. Mr Carter's family has caught eels in the Fens area of Norfolk for 500 years using traditional wicker traps.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Peter Macdiarmid / Getty Images

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Film legend Tony Curtis died today. We begin Thursday’s Pictures in the News with a floral tribute at the actor’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The images that follow are an eclectic mix of angels, mimes, models, a cheese expert and a fisherman. We also have police clashing with people protesting a disputed railway station project in Stuttgart, Germany; wig-wearing spectators at the Ryder Cup in Wales, as well as an image of the opening ceremony; and three-time Tour de France champion Alberto Contador facing the media after he was suspended for failing a drug test.

We see a Fiat 500 with 1,000 faces at the Paris auto show; the view from the tallest free-standing crane in Slovenia; and we’re at the incineration of confiscated drugs in Mexico.

Not to mention being over the moon in the South of France.

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