Riot police fire tear gas on student protesters occupying streets surrounding the government headquarters in Hong Kong.
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Riot policemen use pepper spray on young pro-democracy activists who forced their way into Hong Kong government headquarters during a demonstration in Hong Kong.
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White smoke rising from Mount Ontake as Japan's volcano Ontake erupts in Nagano prefecture, central Japan.
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New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter waves to fans as he walks around the infield after driving in the winning run against the Baltimore Orioles in the ninth inning of a baseball game in New York. The game, which the Yankees won 6-5, was Jeter's last home game of his career.
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Jared Stein blows a shofar while standing in the water at Venice Beach on Thursday, the first day of Rosh Hashana, to observe Tashlich, in which bread is cast on water to symbolically cast away sins.
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UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley hurdles Sun Devils linebacker Viliami Moeakiola in the second quarter of their Pac-12 matchup at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Ariz.
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Ashlyn Ballou of Rancho Cucamonga tries to keep her balance while riding a mechanical bull at the Los Angeles County Fair in Pomona.
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Supporters hold up their lit cellphones as the musicians and chorus of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra hold a silent protest in front of Symphony Hall on what would have been the season opening night in Atlanta. The orchestra's contract with the musicians' union ended earlier this month.
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Europe's Rory McIlroy tees off the 1st hole during the fourball match on the first day of the Ryder Cup golf tournament, at Gleneagles, Scotland.
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Rickie Fowler of the U.S. watches his shot from a bunker onto the 1st green during the fourball match on the first day of the Ryder Cup golf tournament, at Gleneagles, Scotland.
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George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin arrive in Venice, Italy, where they are expected to get married this weekend.
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A model prepares backstage ahead of the MB Presents Australian Style show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Sydney at Sydney Town Hall in Australia.
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Workers prepare to unload a big tree from a truck before it is replanted at a new residential complex in the suburbs of Hanoi. Real estate developers often buy large trees from woods to transplant them at their new property sites, an act which is viewed as adding to the problem of deforestation in Vietnam.
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Japan's Yuka Sato competes in the mixed triathlon final during the 2014 Asian Games at Songdo Central Park triathlon venue in Incheon, South Korea.
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Cricketers play on the ice-covered crater of the Kilimanjaro mountain in Tanzania . The game is an attempt to play the world's highest game of cricket, breaking the previous record set in 2009 on Mount Everest. The attempt comes after a gruelling eight-day trek up the vast extinct volcano, to play a full short form of the game, known as a Twenty 20, on the crater just below its rugged peak at 19,000 feet.
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Dodger Clayton Kershaw is on top of a group hug with catcher A.J. Ellis and reliever Brian Wilson after the Dodgers defeated the Giants and clinched the National League West division title for 2014. Kershaw improved to 21-3 and had a tying triple against San Francisco's Tim Hudson in the fifth inning.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles TimesLink
Keegan Bradley of the United States tees off during practice ahead of the 2014 Ryder Cup on the PGA Centenary course at the Gleneagles Hotel in Scotland.
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A Europe fan watches the play on the sixth green during a practice round ahead of the Ryder Cup golf tournament at Gleneagles, Scotland.
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A woman poses with professional photographers prior to the presentation of the Spring/Summer 2015 Ready to Wear Collection by Indian designer Manish Arora during Paris Fashion Week.
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A person writes in the condolences book paying tribute to mountain guide Herve Gourdel in front of Saint-Martin-Vesubie's city hall, following Gourdel's beheading by jihadists linked to the Islamic State group in Algeria. Jund al-Khilifa beheaded the 55-year-old Frenchman, who was abducted Sunday while hiking in a national park that was once a magnet for tourists but later became a sanctuary for Islamists.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
An Iraqi soldier stands on alert after clashes with militants from the Islamic State group, in Jurf al-Sakhar, 43 miles south of Baghdad, Iraq.
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A woman plays with her daughter at the park at a winter sports resort near the Georgian village of Gudauri.
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Lightning strikes at sea along the coast of the Haitian capital, Port au Prince, during an evening thunderstorm.
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Palestinian men light a fire to illuminate their neighborhood destroyed during the 50 days of conflict between Israel and Hamas, in the Shejaiya neighborhood of Gaza City. A new U.N.-brokered deal has set the stage for private companies to help rebuild Gaza after a seven-week conflict that left 100,000 people with nowhere to live.
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Chinese couples pose during a wedding photo shoot at the West Bund in Shanghai.
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Garment workers cross a lake on boats as they head to their workplaces in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The workforce of the garment industry in Bangladesh is made up of more than 4 million workers, and the country has become the world's second largest knitwear exporter after China.
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A time-exposure image taken with a fisheye lens shows the Milky Way galaxy above the Hakskeenpan in the northern cape of South Africa.
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Ram Singh Chauhan, 61, displays his approximately 18-foot-long mustache in Ahmedabad, India, on Sept. 24. He will be celebrated by the Gujarat Lok Kala Foundation for having the world's longest mustache, a feat recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records.
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Syrian refugees enter Turkey in a sandstorm at Yumurtalik crossing gate near Suruc, Turkey, Sept. 24. More than 200,000 people fleeing Islamic militants arrived in Turkey during the last five days to find safety.
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Turkish aid workers give water to Syrian refugees waiting for permission to enter Turkey at Yumurtalik crossing gate Sept. 24.
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Firefighters from multiple agencies work to extinguish a fire in San Gabriel while the sun rises Sept. 24. Thirty-five firefighters took more than an hour to put out the fire at R &S Complete Auto Repair at 520 W. Ralph St.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark BosterLink
An Indian villager examines a car damaged in flash floods at Krishnai village, in the northeastern state of Assam, on Sept. 24. At least 55 people have been killed and hundreds of thousands displaced in floods and mudslides in India's northeast after days of heavy rain, local authorities said.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BIJU BORO / AFPLink
Taxi drivers block Whitehall during a demonstration in London Sept. 24. Taxi drivers protested over Uber, illegal minicab touting, unlicensed operators and electric rickshaws.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: WILL OLIVER / EPALink
Models sit on the catwalk during Dries van Noten's spring-summer 2015 ready-to-wear fashion collection presented in Paris Sept. 24.
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In this photo released by the U.S. Navy, the guided-missile cruiser Philippine Sea launches a Tomahawk cruise missile at Islamic State positions in Syria as seen from the aircraft carrier George H.W. Bush in the Arabian Gulf.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Eric Garst / US NavyLink
Syrian refugees cross the Syrian-Turkish border near Sanliurfa, Turkey. The Islamic State assault against dozens of Kurdish villages in northern Syria could create a mass exodus, with as many as 400,000 seeking refuge in Turkey.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SEDAT SUNA / EPALink
LOS ANGELES, CA SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 -- A plume of toxic fumes from a stubborn fire at the Port of Los Angeles that continued to burn World War II-era lumber pylons soaked in creosote prompting air quality concerns Tuesday as firefighters attacked the blaze from fire boats in the water. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
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Hikers head down a trail as the sun sets at El Escorpion Park in West Hills. The autumnal equinox arrived at 7:29 p.m. as the fall season came to the Northern Hemisphere.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles TimesLink
A man dressed as a polar bear climbs a barricade as protesters take part in the Flood Wall Street demonstrations preceding the United Nations' Climate Summit 2014: Catalyzing Action in New York.
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Players from Team USA at one of the greens during the first day of official practice before the start of the 40th Ryder Cup at Gleneagles, Scotland.
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Police officers detain a protester during a demonstration against the arrest of five suspected members of the Basque pro-independence youth organization SEGI, outside the Loyola Basilica in the Spanish Basque city of Azpeitia.
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A pro-Russia rebel guards a destroyed bridge in the village of Nyzhnya Krynka, eastern Ukraine. A cease-fire in east Ukraine is being upheld by both government troops and Russia-backed rebels, a senior Ukrainian official said, in a first step toward enforcing a truce that has been riddled by repeated violations since it was imposed earlier this month.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Darko Vojinovic / Associated PressLink
A man in a medieval costume takes part in a historical parade from the Piazza Cattedrale to the race track ahead of the Palio Di Asti in Asti, Italy. The Palio di Asti is a traditional Italian festival of medieval origin that culminates in a bareback horse race.
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German farmer Harald Wenske travels on a barge full of pumpkins near the Spreewald village of Lehde, Germany.
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A darted buffalo, who after medical checks will be sold to a breeder, is lifted on a stretcher to the back of a truck on a private farm in South Africa. While controversial, the game breeding industry is viewed by some analysts as helping protect animals in the face of rising poaching and habitat destruction.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: STEFAN HEUNIS / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A student on strike holds the banner of Lingnan University with the slogan "Go forward and don't be scared by the difficulties," in Tamar Park, outside the Central Government Offices, in Hong Kong, China. Students are in the second day of a weeklong boycott to demand that Beijing withdraw its election reform plan and issue an "apology to the Hong Kong people."
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JEROME FAVRE / EPALink
The North Korean synchronized swimming team reviews its performance recorded on a small camcorder ahead of the women's free combination final of the Asian Games at Muhak Park Tae-hwan Aquatics Center in Incheon, South Korea.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: YONHAP / EPALink
Vehicles stuck on the road during World Car-Free Day in Beijing, China. World Car-Free Day encourages motorists to ditch their cars for another form of transportation, while promoting alternatives to a car-dominated society, and is held Sept. 22 every year.
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Tri Bourne dives into the sand during the Men's AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Championship final on Sunday in Huntington Beach. Jake Gibb and Casey Patterson defeated Bourne and John Hyden in three sets.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Patrick T. Fallon / For The TimesLink
A young festivalgoer walks past cardboard cutouts of Korean boy band EXO at the Los Angeles Korean Festival on Sunday at Seoul International Park in Los Angeles.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles TimesLink
A member of Japan's team does a somersault as they compete in the team free routine final synchronized swimming event Monday during the 2014 Asian Games at the Munhak Park Tae-hwan Aquatics Center in Incheon.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARTIN BUREAU / AFPLink
Japan's Miho Teramura competes in a heat of the women's 50m butterfly swimming event Monday during the 17th Asian Games at the Munhak Park Tae-hwan Aquatics Centre in Incheon.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PHILIPPE LOPEZ / AFPLink
Margarita Mamun of Russia performs during the individual ball qualification program Monday at the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Izmir, Turkey.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TOLGA BOZOGLU / EPALink
Camouflaged Iranian army soldiers march during the annual military parade Monday marking the Iraqi invasion in 1980, which led to an eight-year-long war (1980-88) in Tehran.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ABEDIN TAHERKENAREH / EPALink
American Senagalese hip-hop star Akon performs Sunday at a concert as part of "Peace One Day" celebrations on International Peace Day at the airport in Goma, in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PHIL MOORE / AFPLink
A girl plays with soap bubbles in the street Sunday during the lead-up to the 2015 spring/summer Milan Fashion Week.
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Shanghai's Lujiazui Financial District of Pudong in Shanghai is blanketed with rain Monday as forecasters warned that tropical storm Fung-Wong would hit on Tuesday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOHANNES EISELE / AFPLink
Tanzanian porters and guides stand on a rock halfway up Kilimanjaro at sunset Sunday trying to get a mobile phone signal to call their wives. Two teams are taking part in a grueling eight-day trek up the vast extinct volcano in order to play a full Twenty20 game in the ice-covered crater just below its rugged peak, at 19,000 feet.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PETER MARTELL / AFPLink
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