Fall colors in Wales, waiting for the new iPhone via telepresence in California, Pope Francis visits the U.S., riding a penny-farthing in Russia, the Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, a professional heavy metal musician who happens to be a Muslim woman, slacklining in Switzerland, and much more.
Mini dachshund Chilli, dressed as a biker dog, licks her lips as she competes in the Hophaus Southgate Inaugural Best Dressed Dachshund competition on September 19, 2015, in Melbourne, Australia.
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Fall colors in the leaves of a Virginia creeper covering the 15th-century tea rooms in Llanrwst in Conwy, Wales, on September 25, 2015.
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105-year-old Japanese Hidekichi Miyazaki poses like Jamaica's Usain Bolt in front of an electric board showing his 100-meter record time of 42.22 seconds at an athletic field in Kyoto, Japan, on September 23, 2015. Miyazaki set a record as the world's oldest competitive sprinter this week, one day after turning 105, but said he was disappointed at falling short of his own personal best.
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Pope Francis, center, arrives inside the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC, on September 23, 2015, for the Canonization Mass of Blessed Junipero Serra.
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Palestinian boys walk next to a destroyed communication structure at a training camp belonging to the Islamist group Hamas after it was hit by an Israeli airstrike in the northern Gaza Strip on September 19, 2015. Israel carried out airstrikes in the Gaza Strip on Saturday after Palestinian militants there fired rockets into southern Israel.
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Jie Quan, second from right, of China, dips Juan Wang, also of China, as they pose for family members in front of the sculpture "Unconditional Surrender," on September 18, 2015, in San Diego. The sculpture by Seward Johnson is inspired by Alfred Eisenstaedt's iconic photo of a sailor kissing a nurse in Times Square on V-J Day.
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Reconstruction of the battle at the beginning of WWII on September 19, 1939, in the outskirts of Warsaw between Polish and German armies in Lomianki, Poland, on September 20, 2015.
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Toro Rosso's Max Verstappen in action during the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix 2015, Marina Bay Street Circuit, in Singapore on September 20, 2015.
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More than 20 migrants aboard a dinghy with a broken motor and two shovels try to return to Turkey as they drift while attempting to reach the Greek island of Kos after leaving Bodrum, Turkey, on September 20, 2015.
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Actor Peter Dinklage poses backstage with his award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his role in HBO's "Game of Thrones" during the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California, on September 20, 2015.
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Pablo Dona, of Miami, pauses while paddleboarding as sheets of rain fall in front of him off the shores of Bal Harbour, Florida, on September 22, 2015.
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A worker walks past a bucket-wheel excavator in the Welzow Sued open-pit lignite coal mine on September 25, 2015, near Welzow, Germany. Before the communist government of East Germany collapsed in 1989, open-pit coal mines were a vital source of employment in the region, and their decline has pulled the local economy down with them. The Welzow Sued mine is one of five left in the Lausatz region from 17 that existed in 1989. It is scheduled to remain in operation until 2042.
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A Muslim pilgrim prays on a rocky hill called the "Mountain of Mercy" on the Plain of Arafat, near the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on September 23, 2015, during the hajj pilgrimage.
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Indian soldiers perform a daredevil motorcycle stunt during a parade to mark the 50th anniversary of the India-Pakistan war of 1965 in New Delhi, India, on September 20, 2015.
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An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man prays along the Mediterranean Sea in the Israeli city of Herzliya, near Tel Aviv, during the ritual of Tashlich on September 21, 2015. Tashlich is a ritual during which believers cast their sins into the water. It is performed before the Day of Atonement, or Yom Kippur, the most important day in the Jewish calendar.
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Worshipers take part in Eid al-Adha prayers at Al-Azhar mosque in Cairo, Egypt, on September 24, 2015.
A cyclist dressed in vintage wear rides his bicycle through the streets of Russia's second-largest city, St. Petersburg, during the "Tweed Ride" on September 19, 2015.
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Trucks operate in the open-pit mine of PT Freeport's Grasberg copper and gold mine complex near Timika, in the eastern region of Papua, Indonesia, on September 19, 2015.
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Gisele Marie, a Muslim woman and professional heavy metal musician, plays her Gibson Flying V electric guitar during a rehearsal at a studio in Sao Paulo on January 27, 2015. Based in Sao Paulo, Marie, 42, is the granddaughter of German Catholics, and converted to Islam several months after her father passed away in 2009. Marie, who wears the burka, has been fronting her brothers' heavy metal band, "Spectrus" since 2012. "People do not expect to see a Muslim woman who uses a Burqa, practices the religion properly and is a professional guitarist who plays in a Heavy Metal band, so many people are shocked by it. But other people are curious and find it interesting, and others think that it is cool, but definitely, many people are shocked," said Marie.
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A raft with a broken engine, overcrowded with Afghan refugees, drifts out of control between the Greek island of Lesbos and the Turkish coast on September 19, 2015.
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A deer is seen in Richmond Park on the first day of autumn, September 23, 2015, in London, England.
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Muslim pilgrims pray at the Kaaba, the cubic building at the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on September 20, 2015.
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Chinese actors portray the horse from the Chinese theateer production of British play "War Horse" during a performance for the UK-China Year of Cultural Exchange at the National Theatre of China, in Beijing, on September 20, 2015.
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Smoke rises from a burning ethanol tanker car on September 19, 2015, after the 98-car BNSF train derailed in a rural part of Bon Homme County awash in corn fields between the towns of Scotland and Lesterville, South Dakota. Three tankers were compromised and lost their contents. Officials aren't yet sure what caused the derailment over a small bridge that spans a dry creek.
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Guillaume Rolland of France stands on the line during the Highline Extreme event in Moleson, Switzerland, on September 25, 2015. Europe’s best slackliners will compete until Sunday on six different lines ranging from 45 meters (148 feet) to 495 meters (1,624 feet).
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President Barack Obama and Pope Francis walk down the Colonnade before meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C., on September 23, 2015.
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A Syrian refugee holding a baby in a lifejacket swims towards the shore after their raft deflated some 100 meters away from the Greek island of Lesbos on September 12, 2015. Of the record total of 432,761 refugees and migrants making the perilous journey across the Mediterranean to Europe so far this year, an estimated 309,000 people had arrived by sea in Greece, the International Organization for Migration (IMO) said on Friday.
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Indian people gather at the historic Chand Baori stepwell in Abhaneri village of western Rajasthan state on September 24, 2015. For a few hours on one day each year, local residents are permitted to descend into the 100-foot-deep, 1,200-year-old stepwell, as Hindu devotees in the area mark a local festival, at the same time as Hindus worldwide observe Ganesh Chaturthi festivities. Chand Baori is one of the oldest and largest stepwells in the world, with some 3,500 steps laid out in a geometric design down to the water at its base.
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Migrants walk towards the Austrian border from Hegyeshalom, Hungary, on September 23, 2015.
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Tourists look down as they walk on a glass suspension bridge at the Shiniuzhai National Geo-park in Pinging county, Hunan province, China, on September 24, 2015. The 300-meter-long (984 feet) glass bridge, which opened to tourists for the first time on Thursday, spans over a canyon which is about 180 meters (591 feet) deep, local media reported.
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Pope Francis visits the 9/11 Memorial & Museum in New York City on September 25, 2015 and prays at "Trying to Remember the Color of the Sky on That September Morning" by Spencer Finch. Reposed behind this blue wall are the remains of many who perished at the World Trade Center site on September 11, 2001.
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A floating island is pictured in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, on September 25, 2015. The island, which is part of the project Floating Green, measures about 300 square meters. It supports the vegetation above the waterline and fosters the microbial habitat below the waterline.
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A competitor rides his motorcycle at sunset during the 79th Bol d'Or motorcycle endurance race at the Paul Ricard circuit in Le Castellet, France, on September 19, 2015.
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Waiting in line via telepresence, Brianna Lempesis, from San Diego, appears on a video screen on her "Beam" robot, while waiting in line to purchase an iPhone6S at the Apple Retail in Palo Alto, California, on September 25, 2015. Lempesis made the purchase via the screen and the phone was attached to a hook on the robot.
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A dog named Lucky takes a ride on the back of his owner as the man swims at the beach of the southern port city of Tyre, Lebanon, on September 20, 2015.