A fisherman casts his line near a lighthouse in Les Sables d'Olonne, western France.
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Italian riot police in Turin use tear gas in Castello Square during clashes with demonstrators who were protesting on the sidelines of a European jobs summit.
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Fallow deer challenge each other during the rutting season in Bradgate Park, Leicestershire, United Kingdom. Autumn is the start of the "rutting" season, when stags can be heard roaring and barking in an attempt to attract females known as bucks.
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Schoolchildren paint a car wreck during a performance called "Crash Art" by Bulgarian artist Alexander Jakhnagiev in Rome. "Crash Art" is an exhibition of two cars damaged in a crash and painted by Jakhnagiev and schoolchildren to make young people aware of safety road.
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Guillaume Roland, a professional mountaineer, balances on the "highline" during the European Highline Meeting on Moleson mountain in the Swiss Alps near Fribourg, Switzerland.
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Zookeeper Nadezda Radovic kisses a 3-week-old white lion cub at Belgrade Zoo. The two white lions cubs, part of an extremely rare subspecies of the African lion, were recently born at the zoo.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Darko Vojinovic / Associated PressLink
A Palestinian woman braids a girl's hair in a building destroyed during the 50-day conflict between Hamas militants and Israel, in the Shejaiya neighborhood in Gaza.
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Hong Kong's riot policemen spray pepper spray toward pro-democracy protesters during scuffles after police dismantled protest barricades in Mong Kok District of Hong Kong.
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Nepalese police prepare to move the bodies of trekkers killed following a snowstorm and an avalanche in Jomsom. Nepal's prime minister has pledged to set up a weather warning system after a major Himalayan snowstorm killed 32 people at the height of the trekking season, 17 of them tourists.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Skanda Gautam / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A man flashes a victory sign and carries an image of Jayalalithaa Jayaram as fireworks are set off during celebrations of her successful bail application, in Chennai. India's top court granted bail to a powerful south Indian film star-turned-politician jailed last month for corruption.
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Moto2 rider Azlan Shah of Malaysia tumbles in the gravel after coming off his Kalex during the second practice session for the Australian MotoGP Grand Prix at Phillip Island, Australia.
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A member of a TV news crew holds up a light reflector for a presenter as members of the media report on the fifth day of the sentencing of South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius at the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ihsaan Haffejee / EPALink
A beachgoer sets up an umbrella on an otherwise deserted Topanga State Beach in Pacific Palisades.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles TimesLink
Marissa Harris embraces her fiancé, Corp. Billy Johnson, after he returned to California's Camp Pendleton from Afghanistan with other members of the 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company (ANGLICO), 1st Marine Expeditionary Force. The unit was deployed for six months.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Katie Falkenberg / Los Angeles TimesLink
Sunflowers and corn stalks adorn a wall on Crocker Street in downtown Los Angeles, bringing a little sunshine to the streets.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles TimesLink
Smoke rises after a U.S.-led coalition airstrike on Minaze village near Kobane, Syria, as seen from the Turkish side of the border. Kurdish fighters have gained ground in their defense of the besieged town of Kobane against Islamic State jihadists.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TOLGA BOZOGLU / EPALink
A Palestinian man in plastic handcuffs looks up at Israeli border police after he was detained during clashes near the Lion's Gate in east Jerusalem, over entry to prayers in Al Aqsa mosque on Temple Mount.
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A pro-democracy protester carrying an umbrella confronts police officers in riot gear in Hong Kong. Hong Kong has been plunged into the worst political crisis since its 1997 handover as pro-democracy activists take over the streets following China's refusal to grant citizens full universal suffrage.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALEX OGLE / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Health workers at Doctors Without Borders talk with Ebola patients in the high-risk area of the ELWA 3 Ebola treatment center in Paynesville, Liberia. The World Health Organization says that more than 4,500 people have died due to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, with a mortality rate for the disease at about 70%.
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Senior soloist of the Joburg Ballet Kitty Phetla performs in a classroom at the Nka-Thuto Primary School in Soweto, South Africa. Using ballet and dance to promote healthy and positive choices, the Joburg Ballet will provide lecture demonstrations to 20 schools in Soweto, raising awareness and informing students of the free classes they provide together with the provincial Department of Education.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARCO LONGARI / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Freshman year medical students covered with food walk during a medicine hazing by the faculty at the University of Granada in Spain.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JORGE GUERRERO / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A giant fork designed by Swiss artist Jean-Pierre Zaugg to commemorate Nestle's Alimentarium Food Museum's 10th anniversary has been set up on Lake Geneva.
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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II walks through a "field" of ceramic poppies at the Tower of London. The poppies are part of a ceramic poppy installation called "Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red," which marks the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kirsty Wigglesworth / Associated PressLink
A visitor looks through the clock of the Orsay Museum, overlooking Paris. Since 1977 the Orsay has been housed in a former Beaux-Arts railway station built between 1898 and 1900.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michel Euler / Associated PressLink
A woman walks past the installation "Guardians of Time" at Potsdamer Platz in Berlin. The three sculptures are on display as part of the "Festival of Lights."
PHOTOGRAPH BY: STEPHANIE PILICK / EPALink
A girl walks with a candle during an event marking the international Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day in Bucharest, Romania. Romania's infant-mortality rate is more than double the European Union average, with one in 100 children not reaching their first birthday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andreea Alexandru / Associated PressLink
Actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson attends the Chinese premiere of "Hercules" in Beijing.
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People take pictures as giant panda Xue Xue is released into the Liziping national nature reserve in Yaan, in southwest China's Sichuan province after two years of training since being born in 2012. The giant pandas have a notoriously low reproductive rate and are under pressure from factors such as habitat loss. China has about 1,600 pandas living in the wild and another 300 held in captivity.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP / AFPLink
Pope Francis is framed by traditional flags from a delegation of faithful from Carovigno, southern Italy, as he arrives in St. Peter's Square to attend the weekly general audience.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gregorio Borgia / APLink
Kurds attend a funeral for four slain female Kurdish fighters, killed in clashes against Islamic State in Kobane, Syria. Kurdish fighters have gained ground in their defense of the besieged town of Kobane against Islamic State jihadists, a senior Kurdish official and a monitoring group said.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TOLGA BOZOGLU / EPALink
A relative of a victim of Tyhpoon Haiyan visits a mass graveyard in front of the San Joaquin Church in Palo, Leyte, Phillipines. The storm, the strongest ever to hit land, left more than 7,000 dead or missing and ravaged whole cities when it struck on Nov. 8. Aid officials say that the affected areas have made a remarkable recovery but years of hard work still lie ahead before the area is restored to normal.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NOEL CELIS / AFPLink
A protester rests after scuffling with police as they were trying to remove the barricades that protesters have set up to block off main roads in central Hong Kong.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Vincent Yu / APLink
Reeva Steenkamp's father Barry Steenkamp cries as he is comforted by his wife June as they listen to proceedings during the third day of sentencing for Oscar Pistorius at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa. Pistorius faces up to 15 years in prison after being convicted of culpable homicide, or negligent killing, for shooting Steenkamp, although he could also receive a suspended jail sentence and a fine.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Antoine de Ras / PoolLink
In this photo posted on Twitter by City of Dallas Public Information Managing Director Sana Syed, members of a Dallas Fire-Rescue hazmat unit tape off the door of a second healthcare worker who has tested positive for Ebola in Dallas.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sana Syed / City of DallasLink
The sun rises behind a ship as it enters the North Sea from the river Tyne, near Tynemouth, England.
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Health workers in Monrovia, Liberia, carry an Ebola victim's body from a treatment center for cremation. A health workers union in Liberia demanding higher wages as a form of hazard pay has proposed a strike while new statistics from the World Health Organization show that the number of deaths attributed to the Ebola outbreak has risen above 4,000 in the worst-affected West African countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AHMED JALLANZO / EPALink
Oscar Pistorius in court on Day 2 of sentencing procedures in Pretoria, South Africa. A probation officer employed by the defense team said that Pistorius should be spared a prison term for the killing of his girlfriend, arguing that appalling jail conditions would be devastating to the Olympic athlete.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: THEMBA HADEBE / EPALink
Girls carry bags of plastic items and tin salvaged from the municipal garbage dump in Maputo, Mozambique.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: GIANLUIGI GUERCIA / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Protesters hold candles and display messages demanding justice in the killing of a transgender Filipino woman, Jeffrey "Jennifer" Laude, in Manila.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bullit Marquez / Associated PressLink
Police remove barricades from a second Hong Kong protest site, a day after a similar attempt in the city's main occupied area largely backfired as pro-democracy demonstrators rebuilt and reinforced their defenses.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: PEDRO UGARTE / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Police clash with demonstrators outside parliament in Kiev, Ukraine, where deputies in a series of votes rejected proposals to officially recognize a controversial World War II-era partisan group as national heroes. Thousands of Svoboda nationalist party supporters rallied in Kiev earlier in the day in celebration of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army, but officials from the party denied vehemently that its members were involved in the unrest.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sergei Chuzavkov / Associated PressLink
A man walks past a shrapnel-riddled car door after a car bomb exploded in Kabul. At least two civilians were injured by the blast in the Afghan capital, officials said.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: WAKIL KOHSAR / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A new Christian sits in a tub of water to be baptized at an underground independent Protestant church in Beijing. China, an officially atheist country, places a number of restrictions on Christians and allows legal practice of the faith only at state-approved churches.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kevin Frayer / Getty ImagesLink
Mourners gather for the funeral of four female Kurdish fighters killed in the fighting with the militants of the Islamic State at a cemetery in Suruc, Turkey, near the Syrian border. Kobani, on the Syrian side of the border, and its surrounding areas have been under assault by Islamic State fighters since mid-September and is being defended by Kurdish fighters.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lefteris Pitarakis / Associated PressLink
A man passes by the glass pyramid of the Louvre museum in Paris. France's Culture Ministry announced recently that it plans to provide new resources to allow the Louvre, the Palace of Versailles and the Musee d’Orsay, which are now open only six days a week, to operate seven days a week.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michel Euler / Associated PressLink
A German tourist makes giant bubbles at sunset at Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: CHRISTOPHE SIMON / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
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