Rescue workers carry Azra Karaduman, a 2-week-old baby who was pulled from debris on Tuesday following a magnitude-7.2 earthquake that struck Ercis, Turkey, on Oct. 23.

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Newborn pulled from earthquake wreckage

Rescue workers carry Azra Karaduman, a 2-week-old baby who was pulled from debris on Oct. 25 following a magnitude-7.2 earthquake that struck Ercis, Turkey, on Oct. 23. The mother of the infant, who was also buried underneath the wreckage, was freed from the rubble later after hours of frantic digging. The rescue came 48 hours after the earthquake struck eastern Turkey, leveling more than 900 buildings in the region.

 

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Red Cross volunteers hand out water, food and clothing to local residents of Ercis, Turkey on Oct. 26

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Emergency supplies distributed

Red Cross volunteers hand out water, food and clothing to Turkish residents on Oct. 26 following an earthquake that rattled the eastern region of the country on Oct. 23, killing hundreds of people and injuring thousands more.

 

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Bundled up protesters gather with signs and umbrellas at the Occupy Denver campsite

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Occupy Denver braves the season's first snow

Bundled-up protesters gather with signs and umbrellas at the Occupy Denver campsite in Civic Center Park on Oct. 26. The city of Denver experienced some wacky weather this week, with Monday's temperatures reaching a record-breaking 80 degrees before a harsh snowstorm rolled in on Tuesday. Several protesters were taken to the hospital for hypothermia after Denver police rebuffed attempts by occupiers to erect tents, which is against park rules.

 

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Dressed in matching Little Red Riding Hood outfits, Jonna Baquillas holds her cat, a rescued orange tabby named Rue.

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Kitty Red Riding Hood

Dressed in matching Little Red Riding Hood outfits, Jonna Baquillas holds her cat, a rescued orange tabby named Rue, at the annual Halloween Scaredy Cats and Dogs fundraising event on Oct. 23  for the Philippine Animal Welfare Society's (PAWS) at the Eastwood Central Plaza in Manila.

 

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Valentina Carvallo of Chile warms up prior to the start of the Women's Triathlon during the 26th annual Pan American Games in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico on Oct. 23.

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Diving into the Pan American Games

Valentina Carvallo of Chile warms up on Oct. 23 prior to the start of the Women's Triathlon during the 26th annual Pan American Games in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Held every four years, the Pan American Games are the second largest sporting event in the world following the Summer Olympic Games.

 

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A squirrel monkey inspects two jack-o'-lanterns before sinking its teeth into the tasty Halloween treats hidden inside at the London Zoo in Camden on Oct. 24.

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Early Halloween for zoo animals

A squirrel monkey inspects two jack-o'-lanterns on Oct. 24 before sinking its teeth into the tasty Halloween treats hidden inside at the London Zoo in Camden.

 

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A pair of Cambodian children paddle on a makeshift raft through the flood waters that have inundated the Prek Dambong village along the Mekong River in Kandal, Cambodia, on Oct. 23.

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Cambodia tries to keep its head above the water

A pair of Cambodian children paddle on a makeshift raft on Oct. 23 through floodwaters that have inundated Prek Dambong village along the Mekong River in Kandal, Cambodia. Since August when the flash floods began, at least 247 people have died and 1.5 million more have been affected.

 

This satellite image shows the extent of the mass flooding near Bangkok, Thailand on Oct. 24.

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Aerial view of Thailand floods

This satellite image from Oct. 24 shows the extent of the mass flooding near Bangkok, Thailand. Residents have been parking their vehicles loaded with belongings on overpasses and highway ramps to protect them from the rising floodwaters.

 

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A black cow rests in a pen during the 93rd Hyogo Prefecture Livestock Industry Auction in Kobe, Japan on Oct. 23.

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Kobe beef auction

A black cow rests in a pen on oct. 23 during the 93rd Hyogo Prefecture Livestock Industry Auction in Kobe, Japan. The Hyogo prefecture is the top destination for production of fine bovine meat like Kobe and Tajima beef. Although prices for the premium beef are still higher than regular beef, the Fukushima nuclear accident and the global economic crisis have resulted in lower than normal prices at the yearly auction.

 

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Window washers from Nepal abseil down the curved facade of the Tornado Tower (left) on Oct. 23 in Doha, Qatar.

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Qatar window washers

Window washers from Nepal rappel down the curved facade of the Tornado Tower (left) on Oct. 23 in Doha, Qatar. The Tornado Tower, one of Doha's most notable landmarks, is 52 stories high, and was built by Munich-based SIAT Architekten between 2006 and 2008.

 

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Bolivian President Evo Morales is festooned in flowers and greenery while participating in the celebration of the 185th anniversary of the founding of the province of Munecas, in La Paz, Bolivia, on Oct. 22.

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Evo Morales halts controversial highway project

Bolivian President Evo Morales is festooned in flowers and greenery on Oct. 22 while participating in the celebration of the 185th anniversary of the founding of the province of Munecas, in La Paz, Bolivia. After several thousand indigenous citizens descended on La Paz in protest, Morales announced that he will nix plans to build a controversial highway that would have run straight through an ecological reserve, which also serves as the home of many indigenous tribes.

 

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School children observe a tiger named Pedring as she and two other tigers name Quiel and Ramon are presented to zoo visitors in Manila, Philippines.

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Tigers debut at Manila Zoo

School children observe a tiger named Pedring as she and two other tigers named Quiel and Ramon are presented to zoo visitors in Manila, Philippines. The 3-month-old tigers are half Bengal and half Siberian.

 

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A child is silhouetted as she runs in front of a setting sun descending into the horizon in Essen, Germany on Oct. 24.

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Sunset jogging

A child is silhouetted as she runs in front of a setting sun descending into the horizon in Essen, Germany, on Oct. 24.

 

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