Pope Francis in Philadelphia, Supermoon eclipse, tidal bores in China, Taliban in Kunduz, Afghanistan, lightning over Rio de Janeiro, BASE jumping in Kuala Lumpur, Neil deGrasse Tyson hugging a robot, Wasteland Weekend in California, Putin and Obama share a toast, and much more.
A surfer catches a wave on his board as a super moon rises in the sky off Manly Beach in Sydney, Australia, on September 28, 2015.
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Desirae Hepp, dressed as "Immortan Joe," from Mad Max: Fury Road poses for a portrait during Wasteland Weekend event in California City, California, on September 26, 2015. The four-day event has a post-apocalyptic theme and is inspired by the Mad Max movie franchise.
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New cars made by German car maker Volkswagen stand ready for shipping next to the Volkswagen plant in Emden, Germany, on September 30, 2015. Volkswagen, the world's biggest carmaker by sales, has admitted that up to 11 million diesel cars worldwide are fitted with devices that can switch on pollution controls when they detect the car is undergoing testing.
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A Red deer stag barks, with females seen behind, in the morning sun in Richmond Park in west London, England, on October 2, 2015. The Royal Park has had Red and Fallow deer present since 1529, and early autumn sees the rutting or breeding season begin among the herd of over six hundred animals.
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Villagers dress up in old clothes and cover their heads as they take part in The Civic procession of el Vitor in the town of Mayorga in Valladolid, Spain, on September 28, 2015. Villagers from a small village in the northern Spain burn leather wineskins that are hung from poles and between the songs of worshipers, the cloud of smoke, the fire and the smell of burnt fish pays homage to Santo Toribio, a missionary native to the village of Mayorga who was canonized in the 18th century. These acts of devotion are held in memory of the day that the villagers received the remains of the saint, in whose name the people went into the streets with flaming torches and lanterns.
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A businessman crosses a road in Tokyo's business district on October 1, 2015.
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Hot air balloons fly over the French cliff-top medieval town of Rocamadour during the Rocamadour Hot Air Balloon Festival on September 26, 2015.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Barack Obama share a toast during the luncheon at the United Nations General Assembly in New York on September 28, 2015.
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India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C30) lifts off from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota, South India, on September 28, 2015. PSLV-C30 mission included the launching of India's space observatory satellite Astrosat.
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A rice farmer poses for a picture in Udon Thani, Thailand, on September 15, 2015. He is wearing plants on his head to repel bugs and insects.
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Policemen stand next to the bodies of four slain men at a crime scene in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, on September 30, 2015. Unknown assailants stopped a vehicle and gunned down its four passengers, a father, his two sons and a nephew, early Wednesday, local media reported.
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A man carries his son as he walks through the haze on the way to his house as a fire burned peatland and fields at Ogan Ilir district on October 2, 2015, in Palembang, South Sumatra, Indonesia. The air pollution or haze has been an annual problem for the past 18 years in Indonesia. It's caused by the illegal burning of forest and peat fires on the islands of Sumatra and Borneo to clear new land for the production of pulp, paper and palm oil. Singapore and Malaysia have offered to help the Indonesian government to fight against the fires, as infants and their mothers are evacuated to escape the record pollution levels.
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Jewish worshippers cover themselves in prayer shawls as they recite the priestly blessing at the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City during the holiday of Sukkot on September 30, 2015.
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American Museum of National History Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and Alderbaran and SoftBank Social Humanoid Robot named Pepper hug as they speak during the Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting on September 28, 2015, in New York.
A tropical species expert shows a scorpion (Pandinus Dictator) during a press conference in Paris, France, on October 1, 2015. On September 18 and 22, 115 scorpions, a protected species, were seized by customs officers at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport coming from Cameroon and going to the United States.
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A devotee carries a statue of the Hindu god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, to be immersed into the polluted waters of the river Yamuna on the last day of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival, in New Delhi, India, on September 27, 2015.
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A skyscraper which caught fire in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, on October 1, 2015. It was not immediately clear if there were any casualties.
A refugee screams for help after she and her daughter fell into the water after arriving on a dinghy from the Turkish coast to the northeastern Greek island of Lesbos, on October 2 , 2015. The International Organization for Migration says a record number of people have crossed the Mediterranean into Europe this year.
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An aerial photograh of a section of the Egyptian capital of Cairo on September 30, 2015.
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St. Louis Cardinals' Jason Heyward pops the cork on a bottle after the Cardinals clinched the Central Division with an 11-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh on September 30, 2015.
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Base jumper Spencer Bisley of Canada leaps from the 300-meter (984 ft.) high open deck of Malaysia's landmark Kuala Lumpur Tower during the International Tower Jump in Kuala Lumpur on October 2, 2015. Some 119 professional base jumpers from 20 countries were taking part in the annual event.
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An artisan sandpapers an idol of the Hindu goddess Durga before applying paint on it ahead of the Durga Puja festival in Kolkata, India, on September 30, 2015. The Durga Puja festival, the biggest religious event for Bengali Hindus, will be celebrated from October 19 to 22. Hindus believe that the goddess Durga symbolizes power and the triumph of good over evil.
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Lightning flashes over the statue of Christ the Redeemer at Corcovado hill in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on September 27, 2015.
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People watch rescuers try to pull 50-year-old Zhao Hongxia out of a well in Xinhu township of Changchun, Jilin province, China, on September 24, 2015. Zhao, who suffered from mental illness, was killed after she fell into the well, becoming stuck at a depth of 13 meters for over five hours. The well was very narrow so rescuers had to excavate a wider opening and dismantle the well piece by piece to reach her, local media reported.
A participant dives from a 27.5 meter platform on the La Salve bridge overlooking the Guggenheim Museum during the finals of the Red Bull Cliff Diving series in Bilbao, Spain, on September 26, 2015.
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A Taliban fighter sits on his motorcycle adorned with a Taliban flag in a street in Kunduz, Afghanistan, on September 29, 2015. The U.S. military carried out an airstrike on Tuesday on the northern Afghan city of Kunduz, which was captured by the Taliban the previous day in a major setback to the government of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. Taliban forces reportedly withdrew from Kunduz several days after taking it.
A man takes part in an extreme run competition in Zhodino, east of Minsk, Belarus, on September 26, 2015.
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The presidential palace, which was destroyed during recent fighting, is seen in Yemen's southern port city of Aden, on September 27, 2015.
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An exiled Tibetan Buddhist nuns prays touching her head on a wall surrounding the residence of her spiritual leader the Dalai Lama in Dharmsala, India, on September 28, 2015. The Dalai Lama remains at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester after cancelling his U.S. appearances for the month of October.The 80-year-old Tibetan Buddhist leader's office says he has canceled his planned U.S. visit next month after doctors advised him to rest.
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A hot air balloon is prepared for a flight during an international hot air balloon festival at Maayan Harod National park in northern Israel on September 30, 2015.
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People take pictures as they watch waves caused by a tidal bore at the bank of the Qiantang River, in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China, on September 30, 2015.
A tourist struggles in the water, before standing up and wading away, after a wave strengthened by the influence of Typhoon Dujuan hit a river bank in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, on September 29, 2015.
Pope Francis shakes hands with an inmate as he met with prisoners at Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in Philadelphia on September 27, 2015.
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Faskally Wood is illuminated at the launch of the annual "Enchanted Forest" sound and light show near Pitlochry in Scotland, on September 29, 2015. The event will run until November 1.
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U.S. Secret Service agents brace themselves against the prop wash from Marine One as U.S. President Barack Obama arrives at the Wall St. Heliport in New York on September 27, 2015.