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Indonesian forest and agricultural fires cloaking Southeast Asia in acrid haze are spewing more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere each day than all US economic activity, according to an environmental watchdog.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: HARIS SADIKIN / AFP/Getty Images

Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, greets his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad during a meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow. Assad, on his first foreign visit since Syria's war broke out, told his main backer and counterpart Putin in Moscow that Russia's campaign in Syria has helped contain "terrorism".

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALEXEY DRUZHININ / AFP/Getty Images

A Syrian man carries a bicycle amid the rubble of destroyed buildings following a reported air strike by Syrian government forces in the rebel-held area of Douma, east of the capital Damascus.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SAMEER AL-DOUMY / AFP/Getty Images

Police salute outside Harlem Hospital Center as the body of New York Police Department Officer Randolph Holder passes by in an ambulance in New York. Holder, 33, died after being shot in the head in a gun battle Tuesday while pursuing a suspect following a report of shots fired, police said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Balsamo / Associated Press

President Barack Obama watches as Vice President Joe Biden turns to his wife Dr. Jill Biden after announcing that he will not run for the presidential nomination in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jacquelyn Martin / Associated Press

Canadian Prime Minister designate Justin Trudeau takes part in the rally to celebrate his majority victory in Canada's 42nd election, in Ottawa, Canada.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Chris Roussakis / EPA

Migrants wait for food behind fence at the Refugee camp in Brezice, Slovenia. More and more migrants arrive in Slovenia on alternative routes to enter the European Union.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANTONIO BAT / EPA

Protesting university students flee as police fire stun grenades outside Parliament in Cape Town, South Africa. The protests are part of a wave of nationwide protests that have shut down many South Africa universities, which say they are struggling with higher operational costs as well as inadequate state subsidies.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press

Members of the Afghan police force deploy on patrol amid claims they repelled a large Taliban attack in western Herat province. According to reports a force of two hundred Taliban attacked security forces in the area, briefly taking control of district center before being repelled by Government troops, in the second attack of this scale in the Herat province in a week.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JALIL REZAYEE / EPA

Malaysian ethnic Chinese walk on the burning charcoal on the last day of the Nine Emperor Gods festival in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FAZRY ISMAIL / EPA

Filipino students and LGBT groups scuffle with a Bureau of Immigration's officer during a demonstration against a deportation order issued against US Marine Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton, in front of the BI office in Manila, Philippines. The group was protesting the deportation and called for maximum jail time for US Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton, who has admitted strangling Filipino transgender woman Jennifer Laude.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARK R. CRISTINO / EPA

LA Clippers Lance Stephenson beats Warriors Festus Ezell for a basket at the Staples Center Tuesday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

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Wednesday’s Pictures in the News begins in Southeast Asia, where Indonesian forest and agricultural fires are cloaking the area in acrid haze.

Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, greets his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad during a meeting at the Kremlin.

New York: Police salute outside Harlem Hospital Center as the body of New York Police Department Officer Randolph Holder passes by in an ambulance. Holder died after being shot in the head in a gun battle while pursuing a suspect.

Washington, DC: President Barack Obama watches as Vice President Joe Biden turns to his wife Dr. Jill Biden after announcing that he will not run for the presidential nomination in the Rose Garden.

Cape Town, South Africa: Protesting university students flee as police fire stun grenades outside Parliament. The protests are part of a wave of nationwide protests that have shut down many South Africa universities, which say they are struggling with higher operational costs as well as inadequate state subsidies.

Add stops in Slovenia, Canada, Afghanistan and the Philippines to round out the report.

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