October 25, 2013

Published October 25, 2013




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A magnetic filament of solar material erupted on the sun in late September, breaking the quiet conditions in a spectacular fashion. The 200,000 mile-long filament ripped through the sun's atmosphere, the corona, leaving behind what looks like a canyon of of fire. (NASA/Solar Dynamics Observatory)

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Kindergarten children dressed in military uniforms carry toy guns at a park in Dongyang, Zhejiang province, China.

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Supporters of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) gather at Freedom Park during a protest in central Phnom Penh. The CNRP began a three-day mass demonstration over a disputed national election, which extended the long-serving Prime Minister Hun Sen's rule for another five years.

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Riot police advance behind the cover of their shields as flames from Molotov cocktails thrown by anti-government protesters burn around them during clashes in Budaiya, west of Manama, Bahrain.

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A member of the Austrian special forces is suspended in the air after jumping from one of the highest bungee jump cranes in the world, in front of the historical Hofburg palace in Vienna.

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A bus stands in flames after it was set afire by opposition supporters trying to defy a ban on protests, in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The government has banned rallies in some parts of the country, fearing violence as the opposition gears up for street protests.

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Thai women hold a portrait of Supreme Patriarch Somdet Phra Nyanasamvara aged 100, outside the Chulalongkorn hospital, in Bangkok. Supreme Patriarch died due to a blood infection following recent surgery for an intestinal infection, according to Chulalongkorn hospital where he had been receiving treatment.

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Fall colors in Confederation Park in Calgary, Alberta, Canada (Photo taken by Cuong Pham/Canada/VOA reader)

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Star-studded center of the Milky Way towards the constellation of Sagittarius (NASA, ESA, and G. Brammer)

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An Indian child plays in a dry river bed after flood waters receded in Allahabad.

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A tourist poses next to a two-meter-high blood red sculpture of a head blowing bubble gum by Qian Sihua, which is part of the Sculpture by the Sea exhibition which runs on the Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk in Sydney, Australia.

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A man plays with his family at Mamzar beach in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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A flock of starlings fly above a boat on Lake Leman during a misty autumn day near Cully, western Switzerland.

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Traditional sumo wrestling club members at Saitama Sakae junior and senior high school prepare for a photo session with cyclists including Tour de France winner Christopher Froome of Britain in Saitama, north of Tokyo, Japan.

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A man puts out earthen lamps to dry in the sun at his workshop ahead of the Hindu festival of Diwali in the northern Indian city of Amritsar.

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A flag covers the face of an honor guard during a welcoming ceremony for the visiting Mongolian Prime Minister Norovyn Altankhuyag outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China.

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