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    Sri Lankan youths play at dusk in Mirissa, about 88 miles south of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Oct. 14, 2012.
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    Members of historical re-enactment groups walk past a row of portable toilets prior to the annual re-enactment of the Battle of Hastings at Battle Abbey, Oct. 14, 2012 in Battle, England. One thousand and sixty six Saxon and Norman soldiers from re-enactment groups across Europe will aim to faithfully recreate the Battle of Hastings in 1066 which saw the death of King Harold.
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    Felix Baumgartner jumps from his capsule for his 24-mile leap toward the earth, Oct. 14, 2012. Baumgartner, hit Mach 1.24, or 833.9 mph, according to preliminary data, and became the first person to go faster than the speed of sound without traveling in a jet or a spacecraft. He had reached an altitude of 128,100 feet above Earth, carried by a 55-story ultra-thin helium balloon.
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    Steam rises from the rugby pack as they wait to start a scrum during the Amiln Challenge Cup match between London Wasps and Newport Gwent Dragons at Adams Park, Oct. 13, 2012 in High Wycombe, England.
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    Lightening illuminates the ancient Parthenon temple atop the Acropolis hill in Athens, Oct. 14, 2012.
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    A tourist sits outside a cafe in flooded St. Mark square as high tides reached 1.05 meters above sea level, partly flooding the city of Venice, Italy, Oct. 15, 2012.
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    Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees reacts after he injured his leg in the top of the 12th inning against the Detroit Tigers during Game One of the American League Championship Series at Yankee Stadium, Oct.13, 2012 in the Bronx borough of New York City.
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    Hofstra University students Josh Ettinger (L) and Tevon Hyman (R) act as stand-ins for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and U.S. President Barack Obama during stage rehearsals for the second presidential debate Oct. 15, 2012 in Hempstead, New York. The debate, a town hall format where the candidates will take questions by citizens, will be held Oct 16, 2012 at Hofstra University.
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    A young Free Syrian Army fighter climbs along a rope as he trains at their camp, in Syria's northwestern province of Idlib, close to the Turkish border, in an area under the control of rebel fighters, Oct. 15, 2012. UN envoy Lakhdar Brahimi called for a ceasefire during the four-day Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, as the revolt enters its 20th month with a death toll of more than 33,000.
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    Japanese Shrine Parishioners of Matsubara, Nakamura and Kiga, carry portable shrines, called Yatais, during a parade as part of the Nada No Kenka Matsuri (Nada Fight Festival) at Matsubara on Oct. 15, 2012 in Himeji, Japan. Each Yatai weighs approximately two tons. The parade is the highlight of the shrine's Autumn Harvest Festival and attracts roughly 100,000 people.
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    Competitors are seen in action during the Adult Solo Race during day two of the RHL Motorcycle Beach, Oct. 14, 2012 in Weston-Super-Mare, England.
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