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Youths perform the traditional Punjab Bhangra dance at the opening ceremony of a police academy athletics carnival at Khalsa College in Amritsar, India

Youths perform a traditional Bhangra dance at the opening ceremony of an athletics carnival in Amritsar, India.

Stefani Witt from Buschmann-Winkelmann farm in Klaistow, Germany, sorts pumpkins for the opening of a pumpkin exhibition

Preparations are made in Germany for the opening of a Wild West-themed pumpkin exhibition.

Pipers perform in front of St Basil's Cathedral in Moscow

Pipers from Great Britain, Canada, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand perform at an international military brass bands festival in front of St Basil's Cathedral in Moscow.

Ultra-Orthodox Jews perform a ritual

Ultra-Orthodox Jews pray while performing Tasklikh, a Rosh Hashanah ritual in which sins are cast upon the waters, on a cliff overlooking the Mediterranean Sea in Netanya, Israel.

A Texas resident and his hurricane-damaged home

Jack Payton, 72, sits in front of his home in High Island, Texas, which was severely damaged by high winds from Hurricane Humberto.

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, holds a baby in Norway

A baby objects to the attentions of Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, during his visit to the Royal Palace in Oslo, Norway.

Kashmiri Gujjars (nomads) walk along Dal Lake in Srinagar, Kashmir

Kashmiri nomads descend from the mountains to observe the Muslim holy month of Ramadan on the plains.

Protesters from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals pose with colourfully painted bodies at Manila Zoo in the Philippines

Animal rights campaigners urge a public boycott of Manila Zoo in the Philippines, saying animals should not be caged.

A woman holds a traditional Cambodian rice treat, kralan, in Kratie province

A woman holds kralan - a traditional Cambodian rice cake made with sticky rice, coconut milk and red pea seeds, stuffed in bamboo.

A two-year-old boy plays outside a children's hospital in Beijing, China

A two-year-old boy plays outside a children's hospital in Beijing, China.

A dog sites in an oxygen capsule at a demonstration of the relaxation device for animals in Tokyo, Japan

A dog enjoys a dose of relaxation therapy in a demonstration of an oxygen capsule for pampered pets in Tokyo, Japan.






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