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BASE jumper Andrei Nefedov from Russia leaps from the top of the 1,400-foot Kuala Lumpur Tower during the International Tower Jump in Kuala Lumpur. About 95 professional jumpers from 18 countries are taking part in the annual event.


Indian boys dive into the Ganges River in Varanasi, India. Varanasi is among the world's oldest cities, and millions of Hindu pilgrims gather annually here for ritual bathing and prayers in the river considered holiest by Hindus.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rajesh Kumar Singh / Associated Press

A couple ride their bicycles during an autumn day in Moscow's Izmaylovsky Park. An exhibition and entertainment complex imitating the architecture of old Russian churches and palaces is seen in the background.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mikhail Metzel / Associated Press

Visitors tour the illuminated decorations set up at Victoria Park to celebrate the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival in Hong Kong. Like ancient Chinese poets, Hong Kong people appreciate the beauty of the full moon in the Mid-Autumn Festival, which falls on Sunday this year. Chinese people believe that on that day, the moon will be the biggest, roundest and brightest, and the term "round" implies family reunion in Chinese.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kin Cheung / Associated Press

A Hindu holy man, also know as a Sadhu, smokes marijuana outside a temple in New Delhi.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kevin Frayer / Associated Press

Russian soccer fans light flares during a fourth-round Russia Cup match between Dinamo Moscow and Torpedo Moscow at the Eduard Streltsov Stadium in Moscow.


Wolves discover the outdoor enclosure at the wildlife park in Eekholt, Germany, just dedicated on Thursday.


A rebel fighter wields a machine gun to fight Syrian government forces as they attempt to capture the Al Arqub neighborhood of Aleppo during an intense battle between rebels and Syrian army forces. More than 305 people were killed across Syria on Wednesday, making it the bloodiest single day of the 18-month revolt, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.


A rebel fighter carrying a rocket-propelled grenade moves across open ground under heavy tank fire by Syrian government forces during an intense battle at the Al Arqub neighborhood of Aleppo.


Emergency workers and firemen salvage the wreck of a tour bus on German federal highway A10 near Michendorf, Germany. A truck had hit the Polish tour bus, killing two passengers and causing the A10 to be closed from Berlin to Hanover.


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