September 11, 2013

Published September 11, 2013

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A visitor walks through the "Empty Sky" memorial to New Jersey's victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA.

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A couple walks through the "Healing Field" at Tempe Beach Park in Tempe, Arizona, USA, on the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The display has nearly 3,000 flags with the names of those who died in the attacks.

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Libyans gather outside a foreign ministry building that was hit by a powerful blast in the eastern city of Benghazi.

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Police officers search for missing people in a river in Namie, near the striken TEPCO's Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant in Fukushima prefecture, two and half years after the massive earthquake and tsunami, which killed more than 18,000 people in northern Japan.

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An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man swings a chicken over his head as part of the Kaparot ritual in the ultra-Orthodox city of Bnei Brak near Tel Aviv, Israel. Observers believe the ritual transfers one's sins from the past year into the chicken. The ritual is performed before the Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish year which starts at sundown Friday.

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North Korean soldiers march during a repatriation ceremony for the body of a North Korean soldier, who was found dead in the Han river near the border in July, at the truce village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone dividing the two Koreas.

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A rabbit hops to avoid a five-month-old leopard cub during a test of the cub's wild natural instincts at a wildlife park in Qingdao, Shandong province, China, Sep. 10, 2013.

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Indian engineers work on the Mars orbiter spacecraft at the satellite center of Indian Space Research Organization in Bangalore. India’s ambitious US $71,096,000 Mars orbiter mission is scheduled to be launched by Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle between Oct. 21 and Nov. 19, 2013 from Sriharikota in south India, project director Arunan. S said.

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Villagers arrive on boats in Zamboanga port after fleeing their homes due to fighting between the government soldiers and Moro National Liberation Front in downtown Zamboanga city, in southern Philippines.

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A woman ties a fishing net to fish in a flooded paddy field at Sildubi village in Morigaon district of the northeastern Indian state of Assam.

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The new iPhone 5Cs in five colors are placed together at Apple Inc's announcement event in Beijing, China.

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Toy soldiers are seen on the ground as part of an art installation in front of "La Moneda" Presidential Palace in Santiago, Chile.

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The Soyuz TMA-08M spacecraft with Expedition 36 Commander Pavel Vinogradov of the Russian Federal Space Agency, Flight Engineer Alexander Misurkin of Roscosmos and Flight Engineer Chris Cassidy of NASA aboard, lands in a remote area near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan.

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