Black bears in Florida, prayers for rain in Indonesia, Spain’s La Sagrada Família basilica enters its final phase of construction, Slipknot performs in California, the Halloween Dog Parade in New York, students in India celebrate the 60th birthday of Bill Gates, the aftermath of Hurricane Patricia in Mexico, Chewbacca under arrest in Ukraine, and much more.
Chewbacca under arrest in Ukraine. Policemen detain a person dressed as Star Wars character Chewbacca during a regional election near a polling station in Odessa, Ukraine, on October 25, 2015. The wookiee was detained for illegal election-day campaigning, according to local media.
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This photo taken on October 26, 2015 shows an orangutan climbing a tree at a rehabilitation center operated by the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation, on the outskirts of Palangkaraya in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. Endangered orangutans are falling victim to a devastating haze crisis that has left them sick, malnourished, and severely traumatized as fires rage through Indonesia's forests, reducing their habitat to a charred wasteland.
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A visitor takes a picture as the ninth century Borobudur temple is illuminated with blue light to honor the 70th anniversary of the United Nations in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia, on October 24, 2015. Landmarks around the world were lit up in blue to celebrate the event.
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A leaf falls from trees in a forest near Lampertheim, Germany, on October 26, 2015.
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Sheep are led by shepherds through Madrid’s city center in Spain, on October 25, 2015. Shepherds guided a flock of about 2,000 sheep through Madrid streets in defense of ancient grazing, droving and migration rights increasingly threatened by urban sprawl and modern agricultural practices.
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The sun sets behind a viewing tower in the shape of a giant puffer fish, on the banks of a river in Yangzhong County, Jiangsu Province, China, on October 23, 2015. Encased in 8,920 copper plates and built at a cost of around 70 million yuan ($11.4 million), the tower on an island in Yangzhong County, eastern Jiangsu Province, hovers 15 stories above ground.
Fariba, age 3, from Afghanistan, pictured in Kos Harbor, where her family waits to be processed by the Greek police and given paperwork entitling them to leave the Greek island on October 26, 2015.
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A man wading through receding floodwaters pauses to pick up a swimming dog and toss it over a fence onto a raised patio, two days after the passage of Hurricane Patricia, in the village of El Rebalse, Jalisco State, Mexico, on October 25, 2015. The dog landed safely, but quickly ran around the fence and jumped back into the water to continue swimming.
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A participant in costume poses for a picture after a Halloween parade in Kawasaki, south of Tokyo, on October 25, 2015. More than 100,000 spectators turned up to watch the parade, where 2,500 participants dressed up in costumes, according to the organizer.
Yuya Shino / Reuters
A woman holds a parasol as she stands in a field of fireweed, or Kochia scoparia, on a sunny autumn day at the Hitachi Seaside Park in Hitachi, north of Tokyo, on October 26, 2015. Fireweed is a grass bush that takes on a bright red color in autumn.
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The Mexican cargo ship Los Llanitos sits trapped between rock formations after it was dragged and ran aground during Hurricane Patricia, near the town of Barra de Navidad, Mexico, on October 24, 2015. The Mexican navy had to airlift 19 of the 27 crew members off the ship whose hull was badly damaged after it hit the rocks. The ship had left the port of Manzanillo to try to minimize the impact of the hurricane.
Indian schoolchildren hold masks with the face of Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates to mark his 60th birthday, at a school in Chennai on October 28, 2015.
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A puppy sits in a plastic strainer, waiting to be sold by its owner, in front of a subway station in downtown Shanghai on October 28, 2015. The owner sold four puppies for 100 yuan (15.73 USD) apiece.
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Honda Motor employees ride on Honda UNI-CUB ß through the Japanese automaker's booth during the media preview of the Tokyo Motor Show in Tokyo on October 28, 2015.
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A buffalo with a decoration on its head, during Buffalo Racing Festival in Chonburi, Thailand, on October 26, 2015. The annual Buffalo Racing Festival of Thailand's Chonburi Province has been a local tradition for over 140 years. Rice farmers engage themselves in races to show appreciation to the hard work of buffaloes, which play a vital role in rice production.
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A miniature creation on a stand at the Scale Model Train and Railroad Collectors Shows on October 24, 2015, at Maryland State Fairgrounds outside Baltimore, Maryland.
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Fatma Tarnouni, 106, a Berber woman from the Chaouia region of Algeria, who has facial tattoos, sits inside her house in Taghit in the Aures Mountain near the eastern city of Batna, on October 8, 2015. Fatma was tattooed at age 10 by a man from the Sahara region. "It was the rule, it was fashionable too. All the girls were tattooed. To be beautiful, you had to be tattooed, so I did it." Some believers have told these Muslim women that by allowing the tattoos they committed a sin according to Islam. “Today I regret being tattooed,” Tarnouni said. “I will be punished by God and I would be eaten by the snake in my grave—if I knew it was not permitted by my religion, of course I would not have done it.”
Zohra Bensemra / Reuters
In this aerial view photo, a column of migrants moves through fields after crossing from Croatia, in Rigonce, Slovenia, on October 25, 2015. Thousands of people are trying to reach central and northern Europe via the Balkans, but often have to wait for days in mud and rain at the Serbian, Croatian and Slovenian borders.
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A young model presents a creation from M.latin children's wear collection at China Fashion Week S/S 2016 in Beijing, China, on October 28, 2015.
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A view through the morning mist to the Rakotzbrücke in the Rhododendron Park Kromlau (Saxony), Germany, on October 27, 2015. The Rhododendren field facility was established as landscape park in the middle of the 19th century.
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Paralyzed rescue dogs Maury, right, and Little Miss Lexi in Google Maps street view car costumes participate in the annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade in New York on October 24, 2015. Hundreds of dogs took part in what's billed as the nation's largest Halloween dog parade.
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The moon rises between the Empire State Building and Chrysler Building in New York on October 26, 2015.
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This photo provided by Washington State Patrol shows a Halloween doll buckled up in the passenger seat of a car on October 27, 2015, in Tacoma, Washington. During Tuesday's morning commute, a trooper pulled over the man after he tried to use the doll as a passenger to gain access to the HOV lane of Interstate 5 in Tacoma.
Guy Gill / Washington State Patrol via AP
Yaks make their way past a trekker on the way to Everest Base Camp near Gorakshep, Nepal, on October 24, 2015. Earlier in August, Nepal announced the opening of Mount Everest to climbers for the first time since an earthquake-triggered avalanche in April killed 19 mountaineers and ended the popular spring climbing season. Since April's earthquake, which killed nearly 9,000 people, Nepal has been desperate to bring back the tens of thousands of tourists who enjoy trekking the country's mountain trails and climbing its Himalayan peaks.
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Corey Taylor of Slipknot performs during Day 2 of the 2015 Knotfest U.S.A at San Manuel Amphitheater on October 25, 2015 in San Bernardino, California.
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A homemade airship, built by 29-year-old local man Shi Songbo, lifts off during a test flight next to crop fields in Ningling County of Shangqiu, Henan Province, China, on October 23, 2015. The 10-meter-long, 23-meter-high, two-seated air ship, which cost Shi 300,000 yuan ($47,187 USD) and four months time to make, performed eight successful trial flights on Friday, local media reported.
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After a family reunion, South Koreans in a bus bid farewell to their North Korean relatives before they return to their home, having been separated for 60 years following the Korean War in Mount Kumgang, North Korea, on October 26, 2015. The program allowed the reunions of family members separated by the 1950-53 Korean War.
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A general view of La Sagrada Família Basilica on October 26, 2015 in Barcelona, Spain. The La Sagrada Família Foundation announced on October 21 that the temple has entered final construction phase. The first stone was laid on March 19, 1882 following the Neo-gothic design drawn up by the architect Francisco de Paula del Villar y Lozano, the first architect of the Sagrada Família. Antoni Gaudi took over the design of the Sagrada Família in 1883 until his death on June 10, 1926, due to a traffic accident. The main projects being undertaken over the coming years are the construction of the west sacristy, the central towers and the Tower of Jesus which will eventually be crowned with a cross 170 meters above the ground level. According to La Sagrada Família Foundation, the temple could be finished in the first third of the 21st century.
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Female students attend a mass prayer session to ask for rain, in Kudus, Indonesia's Central Java province, on October 17, 2015. Crop failures caused by an El Nino drought presage more pain for Indonesia, Southeast Asia's largest economy, which is already growing at its slowest pace in six years, by squeezing incomes, fanning inflation and pushing more people into poverty.
Yusuf Nugroho / Antara Photo Agency / Reuters
A spectacular light display illuminates the historic Whitby Abbey on October 27, 2015, in Whitby, England. The famous Benedictine abbey will be illuminated over four nights to coincide with Halloween and the popular Whitby Goth Weekend. The Abbey was part of the inspiration for Bram Stoker's novel, Dracula, and sits on East Cliff in the town in a commanding position overlooking the North Sea.
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A Florida black bear is pictured in Florida in this photo obtained by Reuters on October 23, 2015. Florida's first Florida Black Bear hunt in two decades is alarming animal right activists, while conservationists at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission maintain it is necessary to stabilize a growing bear population.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission / Reuters
Elizabet Tursynbayeva of Kazakhstan performs during the ladies' singles short program at the Skate America figure skating competition in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on October 23, 2015. Fifty-six Olympic and world championship athletes were competing in the event, the first of six stops on the International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series.
Lucy Nicholson / Reuters
Volunteers and local residents help refugees and migrants disembark from a small vessel after their arrival in Skala Sikaminias on the northeastern Greek island of Lesbos on October 30, 2015. Greek authorities say a number of people have died near other islands after two boats carrying migrants and refugees from Turkey to Greece sank overnight, in the latest deadly incident on the eastern Aegean Sea.
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An attendant dressed up with Mexican Catrina skull makeup during the premier of the latest James Bond movie Spectre at the Royal Theatre, in Madrid, Spain, on October 28, 2015.
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A child sits among leaves in a park during a sunny autumn day in Prague, Czech Republic, on October 24, 2015.