Models showcase green dress designs during the Denghao Couture show on the eighth day of China's 2012 Spring and Summer Fashion Week inside Beijing Hotel's Banquet Hall on Oct. 31 in Beijing, China.

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Going green on the catwalk

Models showcase green dress designs on Oct. 31 during the Denghao Couture show during China's 2012 Spring and Summer Fashion Week inside Beijing Hotel's Banquet Hall in Beijing.

 

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Willow, donning a cap of pink flowers for Halloween, shares a kiss with her owner Angelina Franklin during the 10th annual Haute Dog Howl'oween Parade on Oct. 30 in Long Beach, Calif.

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Haute Dog Howl'oween

Willow, donning a cap of pink flowers for Halloween, shares a kiss with her owner, Angelina Franklin, on Oct. 30 during the 10th annual Haute Dog Howl'oween Parade in Long Beach, Calif.

 

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First time hippo mom shows her newborn calf the waters of their enclosure at the zoo in Berlin, Germany on Nov. 1.

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Baby hippo learns the ropes from mom

First time hippo mom shows her newborn calf how to handle the water on Nov. 1 in their enclosure at the zoo in Berlin.

 

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A zebra wades through the recently flooded Safari World in Bangkok, Thailand on Nov. 2.

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A zebra up to its knees in green floodwater

A zebra wades through the recently flooded Safari World on Nov. 2 in Bangkok, Thailand. Safari World, which has been open since 1986, was forced to move some of the animals to higher ground as floodwaters flowed into the park overnight.

 

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A close-up image of the crack spreading across the ice shelf of Pine Island Glacier shows the details of the boulder-like blocks of ice that fell into the rift when it split.

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A crack in Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier

A close-up image of an 18-mile crack spreading across the ice shelf of Pine Island Glacier shows the details of the boulder-like blocks of ice that fell into the rift when it split. The crack stretches about 240 feet from each cliff, and the deepest points range from about 165 to 190 feet, roughly equal to the top of the ice shelf down to sea level. Scientists expect the crack to propagate and the ice shelf to calve an iceberg of more than 300 square miles in the coming months.

 

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A child swims with a dog resting on his back through a flooded street in Bangkok, Thailand on Oct. 30.

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Dog takes a ride through the floodwaters

A child swims through a flooded street on Oct. 30 with a dog resting on his back in Bangkok, Thailand.

 

A protester at the Occupy Toronto camp sets up donated solar panels on Oct. 30, in an effort to provide enough power to break the camp's reliance on gas powered generators.

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Toronto strives for a gas-free occupation

A protester at the Occupy Toronto camp sets up donated solar panels on Oct. 30, an effort to provide enough power to break the camp's reliance on gas-powered generators. In addition to solar power, a wind turbine is scheduled to be installed later in the week.

 

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A polar bear swims around its enclosure and plays with a blue bucket at the Amnéville Zoo near Moselle, France on Oct. 31.

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I has a bucket

A polar bear swims around its enclosure and plays with a blue bucket on Oct. 31 at the Amnéville Zoo near Moselle, France.

 

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Farmers tend to persimmons set out to sun-dry on stacks in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on Oct. 30. A total of 160,000 tons of persimmons have been harvested in the county this autumn.

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Sun-dried persimmons

Farmers tend to persimmons set out to dry on Oct. 30 in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. A total of 160,000 tons of persimmons have been harvested in the county this autumn.

 

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A young refugee girl, whose family fled their home due to military conflict, fetches water at the Jalozai tent camp on the outskirt of Nowshera, Pakistan on Nov. 1.

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Refugee camps

A young refugee girl, whose family fled their home due to military conflict, fetches water on Nov. 1 at the Jalozai tent camp on the outskirts of Nowshera, Pakistan.

 

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A Delta II rocket launches with the NPOESS Preparatory Project (NPP) spacecraft payload from Space Launch Complex 2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base near Lompoc, Calif. on Oct. 28.

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Blast off

A Delta II rocket launches with the NPOESS Preparatory Project (NPP) spacecraft payload from Space Launch Complex 2 on Oct. 28 at Vandenberg Air Force Base near Lompoc, Calif. NPP is the first NASA satellite mission to take on the task of acquiring a wide range of land, ocean and atmospheric measurements of the planet.

 

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Ikumi Yasuka, a student at Tamagawa University, drives a Solar-Hydrogen vehicle around the Taylor Field track during an energy fair at Naval Air Facility Atsugi in the Kanagawa Prefecture of Japan on Oct. 28.

Photo: Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Vivian Blakely/U.S. Navy

Solar hydrogen showcase

Ikumi Yasuka, a student at Tamagawa University, drives a solar-hydrogen vehicle around the track in Taylor Field on Oct. 28 during an energy fair at Naval Air Facility Atsugi in the Kanagawa Prefecture of Japan. The fair promotes energy conservation and showcases the use of biofuels and the power of solar-hydrogen energy.

 

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