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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Evo Morales halts controversial highway project
After several thousand indigenous citizens descended on La Paz, Bolivia, in protest, President Evo 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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A child is silhouetted as she runs in front of a setting sun descending into the horizon in California.
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