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Young Israelis walk past a wall painting at an exhibition entitled "Even I Was a Child," in which Israeli artists interpret their childhood.


A resident takes a break during cleanup efforts in a flooded village 93 miles west of Budapest. Pollution levels from a red sludge spill in Hungary have subsided in the Danube and there is no risk of a biological or environmental catastrophe in the major European waterway, Hungarian officials said.


An aerial view shows the toxic flood in Hungary. There were still no estimates of the financial damage wrought by the sludge -- waste from bauxite refining that has a strong caustic effect -- over 1,920 to 2,400 acres. Five people were killed and more than 150 injured in the disaster.


Protesters demonstrate to free Liu Xiaobo, who won the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize, near the China Liaison Office in Hong Kong. Despite a warning to the Nobel committee and months of behind-the-scenes pressure, China failed to avert a harsh slap in the face -- the awarding of the Peace Prize to the jailed dissident. Beijing predictably slammed the win for the 54-year-old Liu -- the co-author of a bold manifesto calling for political reform who was jailed in December for 11 years for subversion, a sentence that won global condemnation.


A Turkish fan attends a UEFA Euro 2012 qualifier between Germany and Turkey at Olympic stadium in Berlin. Sympathies are likely to be shared equally between the two sides as half of the 74,244 tickets were sold to Turkey supporters.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rainer Jensen / EPA

Two mountain bikers ride in front of a valley covered in fog at the Steinalm below the Kampenwand. Sunny and warm autumn weather is in the mountains, while low stratus covers the plains.


A water spout hits this coastal city north of Tel Aviv.


A Palestinian woman prepares tea in an olive grove at the beginning of the olive harvest season near this West Bank city.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mohammed Ballas / Associated Press

Fishermen try to get a stranded boat afloat again. Torrential rains have submerged more than 1,000 villages in the subtropical Chinese island of Hainan, home to much of the country's rubber plantations, the Xinhua news agency said.


Grupo Puja! perform during the opening of the Melbourne Festival at Alexandra Gardens. Grupo Puja! is world-renowned for its stunning productions that combine the skills of theater, circus, dance, aerial sport, architecture, engineering, multimedia and music.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Scott Barbour / Getty Images

An exotic bird flies from a tree at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003, Kew houses the Earth's largest and most diverse botanical collections.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Dunham / Associated Press

England's Louise Hazel cools off during a break in the heptathlon high jump event of the Track and Field competition of the XIX Commonwealth games.


Habagat, left, and Bagwis hold small baskets for coins. A small placard was placed by the owner on the ground asking for alms.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Pat Roque / Associated Press

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