Muslim pilgrims pray on a rocky hill called the Mountain of Mercy, near the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. It is here, in Mount Arafat on the Mountain of Mercy, known in Arabic as Jabal al-Rahma, that the prophet Muhammad is believed to have delivered his last sermon to tens of thousands of followers, calling on Muslims to unite.
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Muslim pilgrims pray the noon prayers near fruit carts in Arafat, near the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
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Fitness personality Richard Simmons, who warmed up the crowd with an exercise routine, shows off his limberness as he rallies with about 25,000 people participating in the 29th annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles to benefit AIDS Project Los Angeles and other local AIDS service organizations in West Hollywood.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles TimesLink
Soli Rachwal, left, and Sydney Bernard perform in a Halloween-themed matinee titled "Dracula, A Symphony of Terror" at Kinetic Theory in Culver City.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francine Orr / Los Angeles TimesLink
Models styled by the Bundy Bundy team wait backstage before performing at the Enigma Alternative Hair Show in Royal Albert Hall in London. The Alternative Hair Show is one of the world's most prestigious hairdressing events, bringing together international teams of hair artists to showcase groundbreaking hair styling.
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A view of the installation "Guardians of Time" by Austrian artist Manfred Kielnhofer at Bebelplatz during the Festival of Lights in Berlin.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Paul Zinken / EPALink
People walk past autumn-colored trees and reflect in a puddle in Hanover, Germany.
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An English team member grooms a white standard poodle during the World Team Dog Grooming Championships in Barcelona, Spain.
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Georgian Orthodox nuns attend a religious service in Mtskheta, Georgia. Each year people from different regions of the country gather to mark a special service of the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral. Svetitskhoveli, known as the burial site of Christ's mantle, has long been the principal Georgian church.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Zurab Kurtsikidze / EPALink
Two Syrian Arab Red Crescent volunteers carrying and checking a baby who has just arrived with his mother during the transfer from Mouadamia to the shelter in a suburb of Qudsaya during a cease-fire when a safe passage was established for the people that wanted to exit.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ibrahim Malla / EPALink
Indian police and bystanders gather on a bridge where Hindu devotees were crushed in a stampede outside the Ratangarh Temple at Datia district in central Madhya Pradesh state. The death toll from a stampede among Hindu pilgrims in India rose to 109 as outrage mounted over safety at the festival, which was also the scene of a similar tragedy seven years ago.
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Kyrgyz riders perform during a traditional horse festival in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
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Filipino women hold onto a riot shield as they engage security guards in a rally against the rice price hike in front of the Department of Agriculture in Quezon City, Philippines.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dennis M. Sabangan / EPALink
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