High waves driven by powerful winds pound the seawall in Legaspi, Philipppines, as Typhoon Haiyan makes landfall, setting off landslides, knocking out power in several provinces and cutting communications in the country's central region of island provinces. Four people died.
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A mother and her children brave high winds and drenching rain to make their way to an evacuation center amidst strong winds as Typhoon Haiyan pounds Cebu City, Philippines.
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Tourists bathe in the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa amid clouds of steam in Grindavik, Iceland.
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A woman walks past a giant video game poster during the Madrid Games Week in Madrid.
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The Milky Way galaxy is visible as a brighter strip of stars in the sky above a cabin in the Alps near Filisur, Switzerland.
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A man walks past a shop window decorated with a sticker simulating broken glass in Berlin, ahead of the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht, or Night of Broken Glass, the Nazi-instigated overnight rampage in which some 1,000 synagogues and 7,000 Jewish-owned businesses were destroyed in Germany, Austria and Czechoslovakia.
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On the eve of the 24th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, original pieces of the wall are mirrored in a pond as they are are displayed for sale in the town of Teltow, Germany.
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Data center manager Joel Kjellgren walks between rows of electronic equipment in one of the server rooms at the new Facebook Data Center, its first outside the U.S., in Lulea, Sweden.
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Participants pick up their portraits as part as the art performance "Inside Out. The People's Art Project" by French artist JR at the Palais de Tokyo, in Paris. The art performance has traveled the world since 2011.
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Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted president Mohamed Morsi march through the streets of Cairo. Egypt is to hold parliamentary elections in February or March, two months after the country votes on a new constitution, a foreign ministry official said.
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Hindu devotees perform rituals in the Arabian Sea at sunset during the Chhath Puha festival in Mumbai, India.
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An anti-government protester lifts her voice for the cause during a rally against a political amnesty bill in Bangkok, Thailand. Thailand's Senate is struggling to reach a quorum so it can vote on the contentious amnesty bill that could pave the way for the return from exile of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who was deposed by a 2006 military coup.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Apichart Weerawong / Associated PressLink
Employees of the Tokyo Electric Power Co., owner of the Fukushima nuclear power plant crippled in the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, wear protective suits and masks while walking past what is meant to be an impervious steel wall built to contain contaminated water that has leaked from the seaside facility in Okuma, Japan.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kimimasa Mayama / EPALink
A worker walks in the drying yard of a workshop in Dapu, China, making traditional joss incense sticks used in Asian religious ceremonies.
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