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    The Week in Pictures: October 19 – October 25 2013


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    A car made from parts taken from used vehicles is shown in street Hefei, Anhui Province in China, on Oktober 21, 2013. The machine, which reaches 60 km/h, is the brainchild of self-taught inventor Zhu Runqiang. (Photo by Reuters/China Daily)


    A car made from parts taken from used vehicles is shown in street Hefei, Anhui Province in China, on Oktober 21, 2013. The machine, which reaches 60 km/h, is the brainchild of self-taught inventor Zhu Runqiang. (Photo by Reuters/China Daily)




    A Hindu sadhu – holy man – dressed as Hanuman, the monkey god, walks at The Pashupatinath Temple area in Kathmandu, on Oktober 21, 2013. (Photo by Prakash Mathema/AFP Photo)


    A Hindu sadhu – holy man – dressed as Hanuman, the monkey god, walks at The Pashupatinath Temple area in Kathmandu, on Oktober 21, 2013. (Photo by Prakash Mathema/AFP Photo)




    Police fire teargas at opponents of same-sex rights in Podgorica, Montenegro, on Oktober 20, 2013. Some 150 supporters of same-sex rights, guarded by almost 2,000 policemen, staged the first Pride March in the Montenegrin capital and hailed it as a herald of better times in the small European Union candidate country. After the tense but incident-free march, scuffles broke out between police and anti-gay opponents in several locations in Podgorica and police used teargas to disperse them. (Photo by Stevo Vasiljevic/Reuters)


    Police fire teargas at opponents of same-sex rights in Podgorica, Montenegro, on Oktober 20, 2013. Some 150 supporters of same-sex rights, guarded by almost 2,000 policemen, staged the first Pride March in the Montenegrin capital and hailed it as a herald of better times in the small European Union candidate country. After the tense but incident-free march, scuffles broke out between police and anti-gay opponents in several locations in Podgorica and police used teargas to disperse them. (Photo by Stevo Vasiljevic/Reuters)




    A woman poses next to the fictional character Iron Man displayed in the Brazil Game Show, an annual trade fair for the video games industry, the biggest of Latin America, in Sao Paulo, Brazil on October 25, 2013. (Photo by Nelson Almeida/AFP Photo)


    A woman poses next to the fictional character Iron Man displayed in the Brazil Game Show, an annual trade fair for the video games industry, the biggest of Latin America, in Sao Paulo, Brazil on October 25, 2013. (Photo by Nelson Almeida/AFP Photo)




    A person uses a phone to capture a sunset sky in South Derbyshire, on October 19, 2013. (Photo by Rui Vieira/PA Wire)


    A person uses a phone to capture a sunset sky in South Derbyshire, on October 19, 2013. (Photo by Rui Vieira/PA Wire)




    Lady Gaga arrives at the Berghain nightclub in Berlin on Oktober 24, 2013, to promote her album [Artpop], which will be released in Germany on November 8. (Photo by Tobias Schwarz/Reuters)


    Lady Gaga arrives at the Berghain nightclub in Berlin on Oktober 24, 2013, to promote her album [Artpop], which will be released in Germany on November 8. (Photo by Tobias Schwarz/Reuters)




    German Chancellor Angela Merkel holds a BlackBerry Z10 smartphone featuring high security Secusite software, used for governmental communication, at the booth of Secusmart during her opening tour at the CeBit computer fair in Hanover in this March 5, 2013 file photo. Germany's Foreign Minister has summoned the United States' ambassador to Germany, John B. Emerson, to discuss information obtained by Berlin that the U.S. may have monitored Merkel's mobile phone, a government spokesman said on October 24, 2013. (Photo by Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters)


    German Chancellor Angela Merkel holds a BlackBerry Z10 smartphone featuring high security Secusite software, used for governmental communication, at the booth of Secusmart during her opening tour at the CeBit computer fair in Hanover in this March 5, 2013 file photo. Germany's Foreign Minister has summoned the United States' ambassador to Germany, John B. Emerson, to discuss information obtained by Berlin that the U.S. may have monitored Merkel's mobile phone, a government spokesman said on October 24, 2013. (Photo by Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters)




    Boys watch a life-sized replica of a mammoth being pulled through a park in Uherske Hradiste, southeastern Czech Republic on October 23, 2013 as it is moved to the main building of the Morovian Museum Smetana Park. The mammoth will be part of a new exhibition to be opened on November 21, 2013. The area around Uherske Hradiste is famous for archaeological discoveries. (Photo by Radek Mica/AFP Photo)


    Boys watch a life-sized replica of a mammoth being pulled through a park in Uherske Hradiste, southeastern Czech Republic on October 23, 2013 as it is moved to the main building of the Morovian Museum Smetana Park. The mammoth will be part of a new exhibition to be opened on November 21, 2013. The area around Uherske Hradiste is famous for archaeological discoveries. (Photo by Radek Mica/AFP Photo)




    A piece of land art entitled [Wish] showing the face of an anonymous six-year-old local Belfast girl is seen in this aerial view of the Titanic quarter in Belfast, on Oktober 23, 2013. The artwork by Cuban-American artist Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada spans 11 acres, is made up from 2,000 tons of sand, 2,000 tons of soil and some 30,000 wooden pegs. It will remain on view until December 2013. (Photo by Cathal McNaughton/Reuters)


    A piece of land art entitled [Wish] showing the face of an anonymous six-year-old local Belfast girl is seen in this aerial view of the Titanic quarter in Belfast, on Oktober 23, 2013. The artwork by Cuban-American artist Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada spans 11 acres, is made up from 2,000 tons of sand, 2,000 tons of soil and some 30,000 wooden pegs. It will remain on view until December 2013. (Photo by Cathal McNaughton/Reuters)




    Afghan boys play on a destroyed car in Kabul October 22, 2013. (PhotobyMohammad Ismail/Reuters)


    Afghan boys play on a destroyed car in Kabul October 22, 2013. (PhotobyMohammad Ismail/Reuters)




    A model showcases designs by Frederick Lee on the catwalk on day 11 of Fashion Week 2013 at the Sands Expo & Convention Centre on October 19, 2013 in Singapore. (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)


    A model showcases designs by Frederick Lee on the catwalk on day 11 of Fashion Week 2013 at the Sands Expo & Convention Centre on October 19, 2013 in Singapore. (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)




    An artist rendering from World View Enterprises, Inc. released on October 22, 2013, shows a six-passenger, two-pilot pressurized capsule that is being designed to fly in Earth's stratosphere, about 19 miles (30 km) above the planet's surface. Hoping to cash in on a growing appetite for adventure, an Arizona startup has unveiled plans for a balloon ride to the stratosphere, offering passengers about two hours of space-like views from 19 miles (30 km) above Earth. Privately owned World View, an offshoot of Paragon Space Development Corp., plans to start selling tickets at $75,000 per person within a few months, said Chairwoman and President Jane Poynter. The company expects to begin flight tests of a demonstration vehicle this year in Arizona and could be flying passengers within three years, Poynter said. (Photo by Reuters/World View Enterprises, Inc.)


    An artist rendering from World View Enterprises, Inc. released on October 22, 2013, shows a six-passenger, two-pilot pressurized capsule that is being designed to fly in Earth's stratosphere, about 19 miles (30 km) above the planet's surface. Hoping to cash in on a growing appetite for adventure, an Arizona startup has unveiled plans for a balloon ride to the stratosphere, offering passengers about two hours of space-like views from 19 miles (30 km) above Earth. Privately owned World View, an offshoot of Paragon Space Development Corp., plans to start selling tickets at $75,000 per person within a few months, said Chairwoman and President Jane Poynter. The company expects to begin flight tests of a demonstration vehicle this year in Arizona and could be flying passengers within three years, Poynter said. (Photo by Reuters/World View Enterprises, Inc.)




    Undated handout photo issued by the Take a View – Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards of Ferry leaving Newhaven harbour in storm, East Sussex by David Lyon winner of the Your View category in the Take a View – Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards. (Photo by Dave Lyon/PA Wire/Take a View Landscape Photographer Of The Year Awards)


    Undated handout photo issued by the Take a View – Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards of Ferry leaving Newhaven harbour in storm, East Sussex by David Lyon winner of the Your View category in the Take a View – Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards. (Photo by Dave Lyon/PA Wire/Take a View Landscape Photographer Of The Year Awards)




    Police open fire at protesters during violent service delivery protests in Bekkersdal, west of Johannesburg October 25, 2013. (Photo by Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters)


    Police open fire at protesters during violent service delivery protests in Bekkersdal, west of Johannesburg October 25, 2013. (Photo by Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters)




    Demonstrators run away from the Instituto Royal laboratory to escape tear gas fired by police, as a police car burns along a road leading to the lab in Sao Roque, Brazil, Saturday, October 19, 2013. Clashes between animal rights activists and police outside the lab came one day after activists broke into the lab and released beagle dogs being used to test for adverse effects of drugs manufactured by the pharmaceutical industry. Protesters returned Saturday to see if there were more animals in the building. (Photo by Nelson Antoine/AP Photo)


    Demonstrators run away from the Instituto Royal laboratory to escape tear gas fired by police, as a police car burns along a road leading to the lab in Sao Roque, Brazil, Saturday, October 19, 2013. Clashes between animal rights activists and police outside the lab came one day after activists broke into the lab and released beagle dogs being used to test for adverse effects of drugs manufactured by the pharmaceutical industry. Protesters returned Saturday to see if there were more animals in the building. (Photo by Nelson Antoine/AP Photo)




    Cake Artist Sarah King displays her eyeball cakes at the [Feed the Beast extreme cake shop] in London, Thursday, October 24, 2013. The Halloween themed cake shop will have a 6ft long devil horse cake dripping blood, and the giant rotting maggot riddled section of a Kraken eye. Smaller items include rotting chocolate hands and feet, wound cupcakes and maggot topped gluten free cupcakes, it is open at The Rag Factory near Brick Lane in London on October 26 and 27. (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP Photo)


    Cake Artist Sarah King displays her eyeball cakes at the [Feed the Beast extreme cake shop] in London, Thursday, October 24, 2013. The Halloween themed cake shop will have a 6ft long devil horse cake dripping blood, and the giant rotting maggot riddled section of a Kraken eye. Smaller items include rotting chocolate hands and feet, wound cupcakes and maggot topped gluten free cupcakes, it is open at The Rag Factory near Brick Lane in London on October 26 and 27. (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP Photo)




    Kindergarten children dressed in military uniforms carry toy guns at a park in Dongyang, Zhejiang province, October 25, 2013. Students of different ages came to the park to experience Red Army culture and to receive patriotic education, according to local media. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)


    Kindergarten children dressed in military uniforms carry toy guns at a park in Dongyang, Zhejiang province, October 25, 2013. Students of different ages came to the park to experience Red Army culture and to receive patriotic education, according to local media. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)




    A protester wearing a giant head representing China's President Xi Jinping takes part in a demonstration calling Xi out for rights violations in Tibet in front of the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, on Oktober 22, 2013. The 17th session of the Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review Working Group will be held in Geneva from until November 1 during which 15 states are scheduled to have their human rights records examined under this mechanism. China's review on its human rights situation is scheduled for Tuesday. (Photo by Denis Balibouse/Reuters)


    A protester wearing a giant head representing China's President Xi Jinping takes part in a demonstration calling Xi out for rights violations in Tibet in front of the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, on Oktober 22, 2013. The 17th session of the Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review Working Group will be held in Geneva from until November 1 during which 15 states are scheduled to have their human rights records examined under this mechanism. China's review on its human rights situation is scheduled for Tuesday. (Photo by Denis Balibouse/Reuters)




    Ministry of Defence undated handout photo which won the RAF Public Relation Photograph of the Year 2013 [Shard] by SAC Andy Masson in this year's Royal Air Force Photographic Competition. (Photo by SAC Andy Masson/PA Wire)


    Ministry of Defence undated handout photo which won the RAF Public Relation Photograph of the Year 2013 [Shard] by SAC Andy Masson in this year's Royal Air Force Photographic Competition. (Photo by SAC Andy Masson/PA Wire)




    A model presents a creation by Muslim clothing designer Feny Mustafa during a Fashion Week show in Jakarta, on Oktober 21, 2013. (Photoby Reuters/Beawiharta)


    A model presents a creation by Muslim clothing designer Feny Mustafa during a Fashion Week show in Jakarta, on Oktober 21, 2013. (Photoby Reuters/Beawiharta)




    A worker looks up at an installation by Czech l artist David Cerny on a floating platform in front of the Prague Castle, on Oktober 21, 2013. Cerny said the piece was a reaction to the current political situation in the country and upcoming early elections, as well as its location, pointing towards the presidential residence at Prague Castle. (Photo by David W. Cerny)


    A worker looks up at an installation by Czech l artist David Cerny on a floating platform in front of the Prague Castle, on Oktober 21, 2013. Cerny said the piece was a reaction to the current political situation in the country and upcoming early elections, as well as its location, pointing towards the presidential residence at Prague Castle. (Photo by David W. Cerny)




    Military police fire tear gas at demonstrators from the group called Black Bloc, during a protest against the bad conditions of public transport, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Oktober 25, 2013. (Photo by Nacho Doce/Reuters)


    Military police fire tear gas at demonstrators from the group called Black Bloc, during a protest against the bad conditions of public transport, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Oktober 25, 2013. (Photo by Nacho Doce/Reuters)




    In this image released today, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured the magnetic filament of solar material erupting as a 200,000-mile-long filament ripped through the sun's atmosphere, leaving behind what looks like a canyon of fire during its eruption September 29 – 30. The glowing canyon traces the channel where magnetic fields held the filament aloft before the explosion. In reality, the sun is not made of fire, but of something called plasma: particles so hot that their electrons have boiled off, creating a charged gas that is interwoven with magnetic fields. (Photo by NASA/Solar Dynamics Observatory)


    In this image released today, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured the magnetic filament of solar material erupting as a 200,000-mile-long filament ripped through the sun's atmosphere, leaving behind what looks like a canyon of fire during its eruption September 29 – 30. The glowing canyon traces the channel where magnetic fields held the filament aloft before the explosion. In reality, the sun is not made of fire, but of something called plasma: particles so hot that their electrons have boiled off, creating a charged gas that is interwoven with magnetic fields. (Photo by NASA/Solar Dynamics Observatory)




    Stefania Berton and Ondrej Hotarek of Italy perform their free skate at Skate America 2013 in Detroit, Michigan, October 20, 2013. (Photo by Geoff Robins/AFP Photo)


    Stefania Berton and Ondrej Hotarek of Italy perform their free skate at Skate America 2013 in Detroit, Michigan, October 20, 2013. (Photo by Geoff Robins/AFP Photo)




    The South Korean Air Force honor guard throw their guns in the air during a press day for an air show at the Seoul International Aerospace & Defense Exhibition which will be held from October 25 to November 3, at Cheongju International Airport in Cheongju, south of Seoul, South Korea, on Oktober 24, 2013. (Photo by Lee Jin-man/Associated Press)


    The South Korean Air Force honor guard throw their guns in the air during a press day for an air show at the Seoul International Aerospace & Defense Exhibition which will be held from October 25 to November 3, at Cheongju International Airport in Cheongju, south of Seoul, South Korea, on Oktober 24, 2013. (Photo by Lee Jin-man/Associated Press)




    People dressed in authentic costumes representing various periods and characters in Japanese feudal history participate in the annual Jidai Festival at Kyoto Imperial Palace on October 22, 2013 in Kyoto, Japan. Each year approximately 2000 people participate in the Jidai Matsuri festival on October 22, the anniversary of the foundation of Kyoto. Participants dress in authentic costumes from almost every period of Japanese history and parade from the Imperial Palace to Heian Shrine. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images)


    People dressed in authentic costumes representing various periods and characters in Japanese feudal history participate in the annual Jidai Festival at Kyoto Imperial Palace on October 22, 2013 in Kyoto, Japan. Each year approximately 2000 people participate in the Jidai Matsuri festival on October 22, the anniversary of the foundation of Kyoto. Participants dress in authentic costumes from almost every period of Japanese history and parade from the Imperial Palace to Heian Shrine. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images)




    A man works on a Northern Ireland riot diorama produced by modelmaker Gareth Hutchinson in his model shop in Belfast October 22, 2013. The pieces are individually handcrafted and the diorama is being displayed for sale in Hutchinson's shop. (Photo byCathal McNaughton/Reuters)


    A man works on a Northern Ireland riot diorama produced by modelmaker Gareth Hutchinson in his model shop in Belfast October 22, 2013. The pieces are individually handcrafted and the diorama is being displayed for sale in Hutchinson's shop. (Photo byCathal McNaughton/Reuters)




    Miguel Oliveira of Portugal crashes on turn four during the Moto3 race at the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix in Phillip Island, Australia, Sunday, October 20, 2013. (Photo by Andrew Brownbill/AP Photo)


    Miguel Oliveira of Portugal crashes on turn four during the Moto3 race at the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix in Phillip Island, Australia, Sunday, October 20, 2013. (Photo by Andrew Brownbill/AP Photo)




    Women relax near National Force soldiers on Barra da Tijuca beach in front of Hotel Windsor, where the auction for Libra offshore oilfield will take place, in Rio de Janeiro, on Oktober 21, 2013. Brazil geared up on Monday to sell production rights to Libra, its largest-ever oil discovery, in a landmark auction that sparked widespread nationalist protests even though most of the world's premier energy companies opted to stay away. (Photo by Sergio Moraes/Reuters)


    Women relax near National Force soldiers on Barra da Tijuca beach in front of Hotel Windsor, where the auction for Libra offshore oilfield will take place, in Rio de Janeiro, on Oktober 21, 2013. Brazil geared up on Monday to sell production rights to Libra, its largest-ever oil discovery, in a landmark auction that sparked widespread nationalist protests even though most of the world's premier energy companies opted to stay away. (Photo by Sergio Moraes/Reuters)




    Undated handout photo issued by the Take a View - Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards of Mist and Reflections, Crummock Water, Cumbria, by Tony Bennett BSc LRPS winner of the Overall Winner in the Take a View – Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards. (Photo by Tony Bennett BSc LRPS/PA Wire/Take a View Landscape Photographer Of The Year Awards)


    Undated handout photo issued by the Take a View - Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards of Mist and Reflections, Crummock Water, Cumbria, by Tony Bennett BSc LRPS winner of the Overall Winner in the Take a View – Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards. (Photo by Tony Bennett BSc LRPS/PA Wire/Take a View Landscape Photographer Of The Year Awards)




    Industry representatives look at displays of the latest technology offered at the China Coal Mining and Machinery Exhibition Beijing, China, 22 October 2013. China is heavily dependent on coal, consuming more than half of global output, a major factor behind the country becoming the world's largest carbon emitter. (Photo by Adrian Bradshaw/EPA)


    Industry representatives look at displays of the latest technology offered at the China Coal Mining and Machinery Exhibition Beijing, China, 22 October 2013. China is heavily dependent on coal, consuming more than half of global output, a major factor behind the country becoming the world's largest carbon emitter. (Photo by Adrian Bradshaw/EPA)




    A rebel fighter standing behind a broken television in the Salaheddin district of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, on Oktober 20, 2013. (Photo by Karam Al-Masri/AFP Photo)


    A rebel fighter standing behind a broken television in the Salaheddin district of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, on Oktober 20, 2013. (Photo by Karam Al-Masri/AFP Photo)




    Unemployed people load cabbage at the state vegetable factory's field during a harvest, in the outskirts of Minsk, October 22, 2013. Unemployed people are invited to help out in the factory's harvest and are paid at the end of the day with 90 thousand Belarussian roubles ($9.80). All the factory's employees, including engineers and office workers, have to work at least several days in a field without extra pay, to help gather the harvest before the first frost. (Photo by Vasily Fedosenko/Reuters)


    Unemployed people load cabbage at the state vegetable factory's field during a harvest, in the outskirts of Minsk, October 22, 2013. Unemployed people are invited to help out in the factory's harvest and are paid at the end of the day with 90 thousand Belarussian roubles ($9.80). All the factory's employees, including engineers and office workers, have to work at least several days in a field without extra pay, to help gather the harvest before the first frost. (Photo by Vasily Fedosenko/Reuters)




    This spectacular [supermoon] lights up the sky with its vivid colours as it overshadows trees and houses, South Dakota. (Photo by Solent News & Photo Agency)


    This spectacular [supermoon] lights up the sky with its vivid colours as it overshadows trees and houses, South Dakota. (Photo by Solent News & Photo Agency)




    A mouth-watering new dress is the perfect outfit for sweet-toothed fashion lovers – because it's made using 50kg of chocolate. (Photo by Solent News & Photo Agency)


    A mouth-watering new dress is the perfect outfit for sweet-toothed fashion lovers – because it's made using 50kg of chocolate. (Photo by Solent News & Photo Agency)




    The inflated Rubber Duck by Dutch conceptual artist Hofman floats near the Bronze Ox statue at the Summer Palace in Beijing, on Oktober 23, 2013. (Photo by Jason Lee/Reuters)


    The inflated Rubber Duck by Dutch conceptual artist Hofman floats near the Bronze Ox statue at the Summer Palace in Beijing, on Oktober 23, 2013. (Photo by Jason Lee/Reuters)




    These are the stomach-churning pictures of Europe's steepest funicular which has a gradient of 106 per cent - but not a seatbelt in sight. The breathtaking images show two children clutching onto a single rail as the ground drops away beneath them in Bern, Switzerland, on Oktober 20, 2013. (Photo by Caters News Agency)


    These are the stomach-churning pictures of Europe's steepest funicular which has a gradient of 106 per cent - but not a seatbelt in sight. The breathtaking images show two children clutching onto a single rail as the ground drops away beneath them in Bern, Switzerland, on Oktober 20, 2013. (Photo by Caters News Agency)




    Stuntman Akis Andreou, 38, raises his arms as he performs acrobatics in the [Wall of Death], a barrel-shaped wooden structure in Athens, Greece, on Oktober 22, 2013. (Photo by John Kolesidis/Reuters)


    Stuntman Akis Andreou, 38, raises his arms as he performs acrobatics in the [Wall of Death], a barrel-shaped wooden structure in Athens, Greece, on Oktober 22, 2013. (Photo by John Kolesidis/Reuters)




    A Samaritan man stands under a Sukkah made of fruits inside his house during the holiday of Sukkot (the Tabernacles Feast) celebrations on Mount Gerizim near the northern West Bank city of Nablus, on Oktober 22, 2013. (Photo by Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP Photo)


    A Samaritan man stands under a Sukkah made of fruits inside his house during the holiday of Sukkot (the Tabernacles Feast) celebrations on Mount Gerizim near the northern West Bank city of Nablus, on Oktober 22, 2013. (Photo by Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP Photo)




    A member of the [Exit Point] amateur rope-jumping group takes a rope jump from a 120-metre high rock down to a man-made crater called [Tuimsky Proval] outside the town of Tuim in Khakassia region, Russia, on Oktober 22, 2013. (Photo by Ilya Naymushin/Reuters)


    A member of the [Exit Point] amateur rope-jumping group takes a rope jump from a 120-metre high rock down to a man-made crater called [Tuimsky Proval] outside the town of Tuim in Khakassia region, Russia, on Oktober 22, 2013. (Photo by Ilya Naymushin/Reuters)




    People walk past to the newly painted artwork of contemporary German Pop artist Jim Avignon at the open air 0.8-mile painted section of the Berlin Wall known as the [East Side Gallery] in Berlin, on Oktober 23, 2013. (Photo by Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters)


    People walk past to the newly painted artwork of contemporary German Pop artist Jim Avignon at the open air 0.8-mile painted section of the Berlin Wall known as the [East Side Gallery] in Berlin, on Oktober 23, 2013. (Photo by Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters)




    A woman wearing a face mask walks in heavy smog in Haerbin, northeast China's Heilongjiang province, on Oktober 23, 2013. Clouds of pollution blanketed Haerbin, cutting visibility to 10 metres (33 feet). (Photo by AFP Photo)


    A woman wearing a face mask walks in heavy smog in Haerbin, northeast China's Heilongjiang province, on Oktober 23, 2013. Clouds of pollution blanketed Haerbin, cutting visibility to 10 metres (33 feet). (Photo by AFP Photo)




    Pictured as World champion race walker and Cork Rebel Week Ambassador Rob Heffernan leads the International Marching Bands parade through Cork city. Eight bands from Germany, UK, France, Sweden, Czech Republic and Italy battled it out to be crowned Best International Marching Band. The International Marching Bands parade was held to coincide with Cork Rebel Week a highlight of the Cork Gathering calendar. (Photo by Gerard McCarthy)


    Pictured as World champion race walker and Cork Rebel Week Ambassador Rob Heffernan leads the International Marching Bands parade through Cork city. Eight bands from Germany, UK, France, Sweden, Czech Republic and Italy battled it out to be crowned Best International Marching Band. The International Marching Bands parade was held to coincide with Cork Rebel Week a highlight of the Cork Gathering calendar. (Photo by Gerard McCarthy)




    A model displays a creation of the 2014 Spring/Summer collection designed by Japan's Yasutaka Funakoshi during Tokyo Fashion Week, on Oktober 19, 2013. (Photo by Koji Sasahara/Associated Press)


    A model displays a creation of the 2014 Spring/Summer collection designed by Japan's Yasutaka Funakoshi during Tokyo Fashion Week, on Oktober 19, 2013. (Photo by Koji Sasahara/Associated Press)




    A man wearing a papier-mache figure shows his spirit as he marches during the [Dream Parade] in Taipei, Taiwan, on Oktober 19, 2013. (Photo by Chiang Ying-ying/Associated Press)


    A man wearing a papier-mache figure shows his spirit as he marches during the [Dream Parade] in Taipei, Taiwan, on Oktober 19, 2013. (Photo by Chiang Ying-ying/Associated Press)




    A man photographs a sculpture by Australian artist Ken Unsworth titled 'theres many a slip (twixt) the cup and the lip' which is part of the [Sculpture by the Sea] exhibition at Sydney's Bondi Beach, on Oktober 24, 2013. The free and temporary outdoor exhibition in its 17th year, stretches for 1.24 miles along the coastline between Bondi and Tamarama beaches. (Photo by David Gray/Reuters)


    A man photographs a sculpture by Australian artist Ken Unsworth titled 'theres many a slip (twixt) the cup and the lip' which is part of the [Sculpture by the Sea] exhibition at Sydney's Bondi Beach, on Oktober 24, 2013. The free and temporary outdoor exhibition in its 17th year, stretches for 1.24 miles along the coastline between Bondi and Tamarama beaches. (Photo by David Gray/Reuters)




    Students carry a volleyball using their foreheads in a game for improving cooperation at a campus in Wuhan, on Oktober 21, 2013. (Photo by Reuters)


    Students carry a volleyball using their foreheads in a game for improving cooperation at a campus in Wuhan, on Oktober 21, 2013. (Photo by Reuters)




    People dressed as zombies take part in the Zombie Walk in Belgrade, Serbia, Saturday, October 19, 2013. Around four hundred volunteers wearing zombie masks and make up paraded in the Serbian capital on Saturday in order to promote a local science fiction film festival. (Photo by Marko Drobnjakovic/AP Photo)


    People dressed as zombies take part in the Zombie Walk in Belgrade, Serbia, Saturday, October 19, 2013. Around four hundred volunteers wearing zombie masks and make up paraded in the Serbian capital on Saturday in order to promote a local science fiction film festival. (Photo by Marko Drobnjakovic/AP Photo)




    Belgian physicist Francois Englert holds a mug of beer after a news conference in Oviedo, Spain, on Oktober 24, 2013. Englert, U.S. professor Peter Higgs and the European Organization for Nuclear Research will receive the 2013 Principe de Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research in a ceremony on October 25. (Photo by Eloy Alonso/Reuters)


    Belgian physicist Francois Englert holds a mug of beer after a news conference in Oviedo, Spain, on Oktober 24, 2013. Englert, U.S. professor Peter Higgs and the European Organization for Nuclear Research will receive the 2013 Principe de Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research in a ceremony on October 25. (Photo by Eloy Alonso/Reuters)




    Artists A.Signl, left, and B.Shanti, second from right, of the artist group Captain Borderline paint their mural [Surveillance of the fittest] at a wall in Cologne, Germany, Thursday, October 24, 2013. The painting shows an American Bald Eagle with surveillance cameras watching a herd of sheep to draw attention to the spying program of the American National Security Agency. Germany demanded answers to [all open questions] about U.S. surveillance Thursday following allegations that American intelligence may have targeted Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cellphone, and her chief of staff noted that Washington hasn’t denied past snooping. (Photo by Frank Augstein/AP Photo)


    Artists A.Signl, left, and B.Shanti, second from right, of the artist group Captain Borderline paint their mural [Surveillance of the fittest] at a wall in Cologne, Germany, Thursday, October 24, 2013. The painting shows an American Bald Eagle with surveillance cameras watching a herd of sheep to draw attention to the spying program of the American National Security Agency. Germany demanded answers to [all open questions] about U.S. surveillance Thursday following allegations that American intelligence may have targeted Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cellphone, and her chief of staff noted that Washington hasn’t denied past snooping. (Photo by Frank Augstein/AP Photo)




    The sunrise colors the sky above Calais, Vermont, on Oktober 22, 2013. (Photo by Toby Talbot/Associated Press)


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The Week in Pictures: October 19 – October 25 2013


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A car made from parts taken from used vehicles is shown in street Hefei, Anhui Province in China, on Oktober 21, 2013. The machine, which reaches 60 km/h, is the brainchild of self-taught inventor Zhu Runqiang. (Photo by Reuters/China Daily)


A car made from parts taken from used vehicles is shown in street Hefei, Anhui Province in China, on Oktober 21, 2013. The machine, which reaches 60 km/h, is the brainchild of self-taught inventor Zhu Runqiang. (Photo by Reuters/China Daily)




A Hindu sadhu – holy man – dressed as Hanuman, the monkey god, walks at The Pashupatinath Temple area in Kathmandu, on Oktober 21, 2013. (Photo by Prakash Mathema/AFP Photo)


A Hindu sadhu – holy man – dressed as Hanuman, the monkey god, walks at The Pashupatinath Temple area in Kathmandu, on Oktober 21, 2013. (Photo by Prakash Mathema/AFP Photo)




Police fire teargas at opponents of same-sex rights in Podgorica, Montenegro, on Oktober 20, 2013. Some 150 supporters of same-sex rights, guarded by almost 2,000 policemen, staged the first Pride March in the Montenegrin capital and hailed it as a herald of better times in the small European Union candidate country. After the tense but incident-free march, scuffles broke out between police and anti-gay opponents in several locations in Podgorica and police used teargas to disperse them. (Photo by Stevo Vasiljevic/Reuters)


Police fire teargas at opponents of same-sex rights in Podgorica, Montenegro, on Oktober 20, 2013. Some 150 supporters of same-sex rights, guarded by almost 2,000 policemen, staged the first Pride March in the Montenegrin capital and hailed it as a herald of better times in the small European Union candidate country. After the tense but incident-free march, scuffles broke out between police and anti-gay opponents in several locations in Podgorica and police used teargas to disperse them. (Photo by Stevo Vasiljevic/Reuters)




A woman poses next to the fictional character Iron Man displayed in the Brazil Game Show, an annual trade fair for the video games industry, the biggest of Latin America, in Sao Paulo, Brazil on October 25, 2013. (Photo by Nelson Almeida/AFP Photo)


A woman poses next to the fictional character Iron Man displayed in the Brazil Game Show, an annual trade fair for the video games industry, the biggest of Latin America, in Sao Paulo, Brazil on October 25, 2013. (Photo by Nelson Almeida/AFP Photo)




A person uses a phone to capture a sunset sky in South Derbyshire, on October 19, 2013. (Photo by Rui Vieira/PA Wire)


A person uses a phone to capture a sunset sky in South Derbyshire, on October 19, 2013. (Photo by Rui Vieira/PA Wire)




Lady Gaga arrives at the Berghain nightclub in Berlin on Oktober 24, 2013, to promote her album [Artpop], which will be released in Germany on November 8. (Photo by Tobias Schwarz/Reuters)


Lady Gaga arrives at the Berghain nightclub in Berlin on Oktober 24, 2013, to promote her album [Artpop], which will be released in Germany on November 8. (Photo by Tobias Schwarz/Reuters)




German Chancellor Angela Merkel holds a BlackBerry Z10 smartphone featuring high security Secusite software, used for governmental communication, at the booth of Secusmart during her opening tour at the CeBit computer fair in Hanover in this March 5, 2013 file photo. Germany's Foreign Minister has summoned the United States' ambassador to Germany, John B. Emerson, to discuss information obtained by Berlin that the U.S. may have monitored Merkel's mobile phone, a government spokesman said on October 24, 2013. (Photo by Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters)


German Chancellor Angela Merkel holds a BlackBerry Z10 smartphone featuring high security Secusite software, used for governmental communication, at the booth of Secusmart during her opening tour at the CeBit computer fair in Hanover in this March 5, 2013 file photo. Germany's Foreign Minister has summoned the United States' ambassador to Germany, John B. Emerson, to discuss information obtained by Berlin that the U.S. may have monitored Merkel's mobile phone, a government spokesman said on October 24, 2013. (Photo by Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters)




Boys watch a life-sized replica of a mammoth being pulled through a park in Uherske Hradiste, southeastern Czech Republic on October 23, 2013 as it is moved to the main building of the Morovian Museum Smetana Park. The mammoth will be part of a new exhibition to be opened on November 21, 2013. The area around Uherske Hradiste is famous for archaeological discoveries. (Photo by Radek Mica/AFP Photo)


Boys watch a life-sized replica of a mammoth being pulled through a park in Uherske Hradiste, southeastern Czech Republic on October 23, 2013 as it is moved to the main building of the Morovian Museum Smetana Park. The mammoth will be part of a new exhibition to be opened on November 21, 2013. The area around Uherske Hradiste is famous for archaeological discoveries. (Photo by Radek Mica/AFP Photo)




A piece of land art entitled [Wish] showing the face of an anonymous six-year-old local Belfast girl is seen in this aerial view of the Titanic quarter in Belfast, on Oktober 23, 2013. The artwork by Cuban-American artist Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada spans 11 acres, is made up from 2,000 tons of sand, 2,000 tons of soil and some 30,000 wooden pegs. It will remain on view until December 2013. (Photo by Cathal McNaughton/Reuters)


A piece of land art entitled [Wish] showing the face of an anonymous six-year-old local Belfast girl is seen in this aerial view of the Titanic quarter in Belfast, on Oktober 23, 2013. The artwork by Cuban-American artist Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada spans 11 acres, is made up from 2,000 tons of sand, 2,000 tons of soil and some 30,000 wooden pegs. It will remain on view until December 2013. (Photo by Cathal McNaughton/Reuters)




Afghan boys play on a destroyed car in Kabul October 22, 2013. (PhotobyMohammad Ismail/Reuters)


Afghan boys play on a destroyed car in Kabul October 22, 2013. (PhotobyMohammad Ismail/Reuters)




A model showcases designs by Frederick Lee on the catwalk on day 11 of Fashion Week 2013 at the Sands Expo & Convention Centre on October 19, 2013 in Singapore. (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)


A model showcases designs by Frederick Lee on the catwalk on day 11 of Fashion Week 2013 at the Sands Expo & Convention Centre on October 19, 2013 in Singapore. (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)




An artist rendering from World View Enterprises, Inc. released on October 22, 2013, shows a six-passenger, two-pilot pressurized capsule that is being designed to fly in Earth's stratosphere, about 19 miles (30 km) above the planet's surface. Hoping to cash in on a growing appetite for adventure, an Arizona startup has unveiled plans for a balloon ride to the stratosphere, offering passengers about two hours of space-like views from 19 miles (30 km) above Earth. Privately owned World View, an offshoot of Paragon Space Development Corp., plans to start selling tickets at $75,000 per person within a few months, said Chairwoman and President Jane Poynter. The company expects to begin flight tests of a demonstration vehicle this year in Arizona and could be flying passengers within three years, Poynter said. (Photo by Reuters/World View Enterprises, Inc.)


An artist rendering from World View Enterprises, Inc. released on October 22, 2013, shows a six-passenger, two-pilot pressurized capsule that is being designed to fly in Earth's stratosphere, about 19 miles (30 km) above the planet's surface. Hoping to cash in on a growing appetite for adventure, an Arizona startup has unveiled plans for a balloon ride to the stratosphere, offering passengers about two hours of space-like views from 19 miles (30 km) above Earth. Privately owned World View, an offshoot of Paragon Space Development Corp., plans to start selling tickets at $75,000 per person within a few months, said Chairwoman and President Jane Poynter. The company expects to begin flight tests of a demonstration vehicle this year in Arizona and could be flying passengers within three years, Poynter said. (Photo by Reuters/World View Enterprises, Inc.)




Undated handout photo issued by the Take a View – Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards of Ferry leaving Newhaven harbour in storm, East Sussex by David Lyon winner of the Your View category in the Take a View – Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards. (Photo by Dave Lyon/PA Wire/Take a View Landscape Photographer Of The Year Awards)


Undated handout photo issued by the Take a View – Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards of Ferry leaving Newhaven harbour in storm, East Sussex by David Lyon winner of the Your View category in the Take a View – Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards. (Photo by Dave Lyon/PA Wire/Take a View Landscape Photographer Of The Year Awards)




Police open fire at protesters during violent service delivery protests in Bekkersdal, west of Johannesburg October 25, 2013. (Photo by Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters)


Police open fire at protesters during violent service delivery protests in Bekkersdal, west of Johannesburg October 25, 2013. (Photo by Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters)




Demonstrators run away from the Instituto Royal laboratory to escape tear gas fired by police, as a police car burns along a road leading to the lab in Sao Roque, Brazil, Saturday, October 19, 2013. Clashes between animal rights activists and police outside the lab came one day after activists broke into the lab and released beagle dogs being used to test for adverse effects of drugs manufactured by the pharmaceutical industry. Protesters returned Saturday to see if there were more animals in the building. (Photo by Nelson Antoine/AP Photo)


Demonstrators run away from the Instituto Royal laboratory to escape tear gas fired by police, as a police car burns along a road leading to the lab in Sao Roque, Brazil, Saturday, October 19, 2013. Clashes between animal rights activists and police outside the lab came one day after activists broke into the lab and released beagle dogs being used to test for adverse effects of drugs manufactured by the pharmaceutical industry. Protesters returned Saturday to see if there were more animals in the building. (Photo by Nelson Antoine/AP Photo)




Cake Artist Sarah King displays her eyeball cakes at the [Feed the Beast extreme cake shop] in London, Thursday, October 24, 2013. The Halloween themed cake shop will have a 6ft long devil horse cake dripping blood, and the giant rotting maggot riddled section of a Kraken eye. Smaller items include rotting chocolate hands and feet, wound cupcakes and maggot topped gluten free cupcakes, it is open at The Rag Factory near Brick Lane in London on October 26 and 27. (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP Photo)


Cake Artist Sarah King displays her eyeball cakes at the [Feed the Beast extreme cake shop] in London, Thursday, October 24, 2013. The Halloween themed cake shop will have a 6ft long devil horse cake dripping blood, and the giant rotting maggot riddled section of a Kraken eye. Smaller items include rotting chocolate hands and feet, wound cupcakes and maggot topped gluten free cupcakes, it is open at The Rag Factory near Brick Lane in London on October 26 and 27. (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP Photo)




Kindergarten children dressed in military uniforms carry toy guns at a park in Dongyang, Zhejiang province, October 25, 2013. Students of different ages came to the park to experience Red Army culture and to receive patriotic education, according to local media. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)


Kindergarten children dressed in military uniforms carry toy guns at a park in Dongyang, Zhejiang province, October 25, 2013. Students of different ages came to the park to experience Red Army culture and to receive patriotic education, according to local media. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)




A protester wearing a giant head representing China's President Xi Jinping takes part in a demonstration calling Xi out for rights violations in Tibet in front of the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, on Oktober 22, 2013. The 17th session of the Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review Working Group will be held in Geneva from until November 1 during which 15 states are scheduled to have their human rights records examined under this mechanism. China's review on its human rights situation is scheduled for Tuesday. (Photo by Denis Balibouse/Reuters)


A protester wearing a giant head representing China's President Xi Jinping takes part in a demonstration calling Xi out for rights violations in Tibet in front of the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, on Oktober 22, 2013. The 17th session of the Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review Working Group will be held in Geneva from until November 1 during which 15 states are scheduled to have their human rights records examined under this mechanism. China's review on its human rights situation is scheduled for Tuesday. (Photo by Denis Balibouse/Reuters)




Ministry of Defence undated handout photo which won the RAF Public Relation Photograph of the Year 2013 [Shard] by SAC Andy Masson in this year's Royal Air Force Photographic Competition. (Photo by SAC Andy Masson/PA Wire)


Ministry of Defence undated handout photo which won the RAF Public Relation Photograph of the Year 2013 [Shard] by SAC Andy Masson in this year's Royal Air Force Photographic Competition. (Photo by SAC Andy Masson/PA Wire)




A model presents a creation by Muslim clothing designer Feny Mustafa during a Fashion Week show in Jakarta, on Oktober 21, 2013. (Photoby Reuters/Beawiharta)


A model presents a creation by Muslim clothing designer Feny Mustafa during a Fashion Week show in Jakarta, on Oktober 21, 2013. (Photoby Reuters/Beawiharta)




A worker looks up at an installation by Czech l artist David Cerny on a floating platform in front of the Prague Castle, on Oktober 21, 2013. Cerny said the piece was a reaction to the current political situation in the country and upcoming early elections, as well as its location, pointing towards the presidential residence at Prague Castle. (Photo by David W. Cerny)


A worker looks up at an installation by Czech l artist David Cerny on a floating platform in front of the Prague Castle, on Oktober 21, 2013. Cerny said the piece was a reaction to the current political situation in the country and upcoming early elections, as well as its location, pointing towards the presidential residence at Prague Castle. (Photo by David W. Cerny)




Military police fire tear gas at demonstrators from the group called Black Bloc, during a protest against the bad conditions of public transport, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Oktober 25, 2013. (Photo by Nacho Doce/Reuters)


Military police fire tear gas at demonstrators from the group called Black Bloc, during a protest against the bad conditions of public transport, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Oktober 25, 2013. (Photo by Nacho Doce/Reuters)




In this image released today, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured the magnetic filament of solar material erupting as a 200,000-mile-long filament ripped through the sun's atmosphere, leaving behind what looks like a canyon of fire during its eruption September 29 – 30. The glowing canyon traces the channel where magnetic fields held the filament aloft before the explosion. In reality, the sun is not made of fire, but of something called plasma: particles so hot that their electrons have boiled off, creating a charged gas that is interwoven with magnetic fields. (Photo by NASA/Solar Dynamics Observatory)


In this image released today, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured the magnetic filament of solar material erupting as a 200,000-mile-long filament ripped through the sun's atmosphere, leaving behind what looks like a canyon of fire during its eruption September 29 – 30. The glowing canyon traces the channel where magnetic fields held the filament aloft before the explosion. In reality, the sun is not made of fire, but of something called plasma: particles so hot that their electrons have boiled off, creating a charged gas that is interwoven with magnetic fields. (Photo by NASA/Solar Dynamics Observatory)




Stefania Berton and Ondrej Hotarek of Italy perform their free skate at Skate America 2013 in Detroit, Michigan, October 20, 2013. (Photo by Geoff Robins/AFP Photo)


Stefania Berton and Ondrej Hotarek of Italy perform their free skate at Skate America 2013 in Detroit, Michigan, October 20, 2013. (Photo by Geoff Robins/AFP Photo)




The South Korean Air Force honor guard throw their guns in the air during a press day for an air show at the Seoul International Aerospace & Defense Exhibition which will be held from October 25 to November 3, at Cheongju International Airport in Cheongju, south of Seoul, South Korea, on Oktober 24, 2013. (Photo by Lee Jin-man/Associated Press)


The South Korean Air Force honor guard throw their guns in the air during a press day for an air show at the Seoul International Aerospace & Defense Exhibition which will be held from October 25 to November 3, at Cheongju International Airport in Cheongju, south of Seoul, South Korea, on Oktober 24, 2013. (Photo by Lee Jin-man/Associated Press)




People dressed in authentic costumes representing various periods and characters in Japanese feudal history participate in the annual Jidai Festival at Kyoto Imperial Palace on October 22, 2013 in Kyoto, Japan. Each year approximately 2000 people participate in the Jidai Matsuri festival on October 22, the anniversary of the foundation of Kyoto. Participants dress in authentic costumes from almost every period of Japanese history and parade from the Imperial Palace to Heian Shrine. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images)


People dressed in authentic costumes representing various periods and characters in Japanese feudal history participate in the annual Jidai Festival at Kyoto Imperial Palace on October 22, 2013 in Kyoto, Japan. Each year approximately 2000 people participate in the Jidai Matsuri festival on October 22, the anniversary of the foundation of Kyoto. Participants dress in authentic costumes from almost every period of Japanese history and parade from the Imperial Palace to Heian Shrine. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images)




A man works on a Northern Ireland riot diorama produced by modelmaker Gareth Hutchinson in his model shop in Belfast October 22, 2013. The pieces are individually handcrafted and the diorama is being displayed for sale in Hutchinson's shop. (Photo byCathal McNaughton/Reuters)


A man works on a Northern Ireland riot diorama produced by modelmaker Gareth Hutchinson in his model shop in Belfast October 22, 2013. The pieces are individually handcrafted and the diorama is being displayed for sale in Hutchinson's shop. (Photo byCathal McNaughton/Reuters)




Miguel Oliveira of Portugal crashes on turn four during the Moto3 race at the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix in Phillip Island, Australia, Sunday, October 20, 2013. (Photo by Andrew Brownbill/AP Photo)


Miguel Oliveira of Portugal crashes on turn four during the Moto3 race at the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix in Phillip Island, Australia, Sunday, October 20, 2013. (Photo by Andrew Brownbill/AP Photo)




Women relax near National Force soldiers on Barra da Tijuca beach in front of Hotel Windsor, where the auction for Libra offshore oilfield will take place, in Rio de Janeiro, on Oktober 21, 2013. Brazil geared up on Monday to sell production rights to Libra, its largest-ever oil discovery, in a landmark auction that sparked widespread nationalist protests even though most of the world's premier energy companies opted to stay away. (Photo by Sergio Moraes/Reuters)


Women relax near National Force soldiers on Barra da Tijuca beach in front of Hotel Windsor, where the auction for Libra offshore oilfield will take place, in Rio de Janeiro, on Oktober 21, 2013. Brazil geared up on Monday to sell production rights to Libra, its largest-ever oil discovery, in a landmark auction that sparked widespread nationalist protests even though most of the world's premier energy companies opted to stay away. (Photo by Sergio Moraes/Reuters)




Undated handout photo issued by the Take a View - Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards of Mist and Reflections, Crummock Water, Cumbria, by Tony Bennett BSc LRPS winner of the Overall Winner in the Take a View – Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards. (Photo by Tony Bennett BSc LRPS/PA Wire/Take a View Landscape Photographer Of The Year Awards)


Undated handout photo issued by the Take a View - Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards of Mist and Reflections, Crummock Water, Cumbria, by Tony Bennett BSc LRPS winner of the Overall Winner in the Take a View – Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards. (Photo by Tony Bennett BSc LRPS/PA Wire/Take a View Landscape Photographer Of The Year Awards)




Industry representatives look at displays of the latest technology offered at the China Coal Mining and Machinery Exhibition Beijing, China, 22 October 2013. China is heavily dependent on coal, consuming more than half of global output, a major factor behind the country becoming the world's largest carbon emitter. (Photo by Adrian Bradshaw/EPA)


Industry representatives look at displays of the latest technology offered at the China Coal Mining and Machinery Exhibition Beijing, China, 22 October 2013. China is heavily dependent on coal, consuming more than half of global output, a major factor behind the country becoming the world's largest carbon emitter. (Photo by Adrian Bradshaw/EPA)




A rebel fighter standing behind a broken television in the Salaheddin district of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, on Oktober 20, 2013. (Photo by Karam Al-Masri/AFP Photo)


A rebel fighter standing behind a broken television in the Salaheddin district of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, on Oktober 20, 2013. (Photo by Karam Al-Masri/AFP Photo)




Unemployed people load cabbage at the state vegetable factory's field during a harvest, in the outskirts of Minsk, October 22, 2013. Unemployed people are invited to help out in the factory's harvest and are paid at the end of the day with 90 thousand Belarussian roubles ($9.80). All the factory's employees, including engineers and office workers, have to work at least several days in a field without extra pay, to help gather the harvest before the first frost. (Photo by Vasily Fedosenko/Reuters)


Unemployed people load cabbage at the state vegetable factory's field during a harvest, in the outskirts of Minsk, October 22, 2013. Unemployed people are invited to help out in the factory's harvest and are paid at the end of the day with 90 thousand Belarussian roubles ($9.80). All the factory's employees, including engineers and office workers, have to work at least several days in a field without extra pay, to help gather the harvest before the first frost. (Photo by Vasily Fedosenko/Reuters)




This spectacular [supermoon] lights up the sky with its vivid colours as it overshadows trees and houses, South Dakota. (Photo by Solent News & Photo Agency)


This spectacular [supermoon] lights up the sky with its vivid colours as it overshadows trees and houses, South Dakota. (Photo by Solent News & Photo Agency)




A mouth-watering new dress is the perfect outfit for sweet-toothed fashion lovers – because it's made using 50kg of chocolate. (Photo by Solent News & Photo Agency)


A mouth-watering new dress is the perfect outfit for sweet-toothed fashion lovers – because it's made using 50kg of chocolate. (Photo by Solent News & Photo Agency)




The inflated Rubber Duck by Dutch conceptual artist Hofman floats near the Bronze Ox statue at the Summer Palace in Beijing, on Oktober 23, 2013. (Photo by Jason Lee/Reuters)


The inflated Rubber Duck by Dutch conceptual artist Hofman floats near the Bronze Ox statue at the Summer Palace in Beijing, on Oktober 23, 2013. (Photo by Jason Lee/Reuters)




These are the stomach-churning pictures of Europe's steepest funicular which has a gradient of 106 per cent - but not a seatbelt in sight. The breathtaking images show two children clutching onto a single rail as the ground drops away beneath them in Bern, Switzerland, on Oktober 20, 2013. (Photo by Caters News Agency)


These are the stomach-churning pictures of Europe's steepest funicular which has a gradient of 106 per cent - but not a seatbelt in sight. The breathtaking images show two children clutching onto a single rail as the ground drops away beneath them in Bern, Switzerland, on Oktober 20, 2013. (Photo by Caters News Agency)




Stuntman Akis Andreou, 38, raises his arms as he performs acrobatics in the [Wall of Death], a barrel-shaped wooden structure in Athens, Greece, on Oktober 22, 2013. (Photo by John Kolesidis/Reuters)


Stuntman Akis Andreou, 38, raises his arms as he performs acrobatics in the [Wall of Death], a barrel-shaped wooden structure in Athens, Greece, on Oktober 22, 2013. (Photo by John Kolesidis/Reuters)




A Samaritan man stands under a Sukkah made of fruits inside his house during the holiday of Sukkot (the Tabernacles Feast) celebrations on Mount Gerizim near the northern West Bank city of Nablus, on Oktober 22, 2013. (Photo by Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP Photo)


A Samaritan man stands under a Sukkah made of fruits inside his house during the holiday of Sukkot (the Tabernacles Feast) celebrations on Mount Gerizim near the northern West Bank city of Nablus, on Oktober 22, 2013. (Photo by Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP Photo)




A member of the [Exit Point] amateur rope-jumping group takes a rope jump from a 120-metre high rock down to a man-made crater called [Tuimsky Proval] outside the town of Tuim in Khakassia region, Russia, on Oktober 22, 2013. (Photo by Ilya Naymushin/Reuters)


A member of the [Exit Point] amateur rope-jumping group takes a rope jump from a 120-metre high rock down to a man-made crater called [Tuimsky Proval] outside the town of Tuim in Khakassia region, Russia, on Oktober 22, 2013. (Photo by Ilya Naymushin/Reuters)




People walk past to the newly painted artwork of contemporary German Pop artist Jim Avignon at the open air 0.8-mile painted section of the Berlin Wall known as the [East Side Gallery] in Berlin, on Oktober 23, 2013. (Photo by Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters)


People walk past to the newly painted artwork of contemporary German Pop artist Jim Avignon at the open air 0.8-mile painted section of the Berlin Wall known as the [East Side Gallery] in Berlin, on Oktober 23, 2013. (Photo by Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters)




A woman wearing a face mask walks in heavy smog in Haerbin, northeast China's Heilongjiang province, on Oktober 23, 2013. Clouds of pollution blanketed Haerbin, cutting visibility to 10 metres (33 feet). (Photo by AFP Photo)


A woman wearing a face mask walks in heavy smog in Haerbin, northeast China's Heilongjiang province, on Oktober 23, 2013. Clouds of pollution blanketed Haerbin, cutting visibility to 10 metres (33 feet). (Photo by AFP Photo)




Pictured as World champion race walker and Cork Rebel Week Ambassador Rob Heffernan leads the International Marching Bands parade through Cork city. Eight bands from Germany, UK, France, Sweden, Czech Republic and Italy battled it out to be crowned Best International Marching Band. The International Marching Bands parade was held to coincide with Cork Rebel Week a highlight of the Cork Gathering calendar. (Photo by Gerard McCarthy)


Pictured as World champion race walker and Cork Rebel Week Ambassador Rob Heffernan leads the International Marching Bands parade through Cork city. Eight bands from Germany, UK, France, Sweden, Czech Republic and Italy battled it out to be crowned Best International Marching Band. The International Marching Bands parade was held to coincide with Cork Rebel Week a highlight of the Cork Gathering calendar. (Photo by Gerard McCarthy)




A model displays a creation of the 2014 Spring/Summer collection designed by Japan's Yasutaka Funakoshi during Tokyo Fashion Week, on Oktober 19, 2013. (Photo by Koji Sasahara/Associated Press)


A model displays a creation of the 2014 Spring/Summer collection designed by Japan's Yasutaka Funakoshi during Tokyo Fashion Week, on Oktober 19, 2013. (Photo by Koji Sasahara/Associated Press)




A man wearing a papier-mache figure shows his spirit as he marches during the [Dream Parade] in Taipei, Taiwan, on Oktober 19, 2013. (Photo by Chiang Ying-ying/Associated Press)


A man wearing a papier-mache figure shows his spirit as he marches during the [Dream Parade] in Taipei, Taiwan, on Oktober 19, 2013. (Photo by Chiang Ying-ying/Associated Press)




A man photographs a sculpture by Australian artist Ken Unsworth titled 'theres many a slip (twixt) the cup and the lip' which is part of the [Sculpture by the Sea] exhibition at Sydney's Bondi Beach, on Oktober 24, 2013. The free and temporary outdoor exhibition in its 17th year, stretches for 1.24 miles along the coastline between Bondi and Tamarama beaches. (Photo by David Gray/Reuters)


A man photographs a sculpture by Australian artist Ken Unsworth titled 'theres many a slip (twixt) the cup and the lip' which is part of the [Sculpture by the Sea] exhibition at Sydney's Bondi Beach, on Oktober 24, 2013. The free and temporary outdoor exhibition in its 17th year, stretches for 1.24 miles along the coastline between Bondi and Tamarama beaches. (Photo by David Gray/Reuters)




Students carry a volleyball using their foreheads in a game for improving cooperation at a campus in Wuhan, on Oktober 21, 2013. (Photo by Reuters)


Students carry a volleyball using their foreheads in a game for improving cooperation at a campus in Wuhan, on Oktober 21, 2013. (Photo by Reuters)




People dressed as zombies take part in the Zombie Walk in Belgrade, Serbia, Saturday, October 19, 2013. Around four hundred volunteers wearing zombie masks and make up paraded in the Serbian capital on Saturday in order to promote a local science fiction film festival. (Photo by Marko Drobnjakovic/AP Photo)


People dressed as zombies take part in the Zombie Walk in Belgrade, Serbia, Saturday, October 19, 2013. Around four hundred volunteers wearing zombie masks and make up paraded in the Serbian capital on Saturday in order to promote a local science fiction film festival. (Photo by Marko Drobnjakovic/AP Photo)




Belgian physicist Francois Englert holds a mug of beer after a news conference in Oviedo, Spain, on Oktober 24, 2013. Englert, U.S. professor Peter Higgs and the European Organization for Nuclear Research will receive the 2013 Principe de Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research in a ceremony on October 25. (Photo by Eloy Alonso/Reuters)


Belgian physicist Francois Englert holds a mug of beer after a news conference in Oviedo, Spain, on Oktober 24, 2013. Englert, U.S. professor Peter Higgs and the European Organization for Nuclear Research will receive the 2013 Principe de Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research in a ceremony on October 25. (Photo by Eloy Alonso/Reuters)




Artists A.Signl, left, and B.Shanti, second from right, of the artist group Captain Borderline paint their mural [Surveillance of the fittest] at a wall in Cologne, Germany, Thursday, October 24, 2013. The painting shows an American Bald Eagle with surveillance cameras watching a herd of sheep to draw attention to the spying program of the American National Security Agency. Germany demanded answers to [all open questions] about U.S. surveillance Thursday following allegations that American intelligence may have targeted Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cellphone, and her chief of staff noted that Washington hasn’t denied past snooping. (Photo by Frank Augstein/AP Photo)


Artists A.Signl, left, and B.Shanti, second from right, of the artist group Captain Borderline paint their mural [Surveillance of the fittest] at a wall in Cologne, Germany, Thursday, October 24, 2013. The painting shows an American Bald Eagle with surveillance cameras watching a herd of sheep to draw attention to the spying program of the American National Security Agency. Germany demanded answers to [all open questions] about U.S. surveillance Thursday following allegations that American intelligence may have targeted Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cellphone, and her chief of staff noted that Washington hasn’t denied past snooping. (Photo by Frank Augstein/AP Photo)




The sunrise colors the sky above Calais, Vermont, on Oktober 22, 2013. (Photo by Toby Talbot/Associated Press)


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