The Week in Pictures: Animals September 28 – Oktober 4 2013

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    The Week in Pictures: Animals September 28 – Oktober 4 2013




    A Chimpanzee is seen with funny expressions at Hanover Zoo on September 27, 2013 in Hanover, Germany. (Photo by Barcroft Media)...

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    Havana Street Produces 12 Sets of Twins

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    Havana Street Produces 12 Sets of Twins



    A street in the Cuban capital, Havana, is home to 12 sets of twins, ranging from toddlers to senior citizens. Some say it could be something in the water. Others point to a tree with mystical significance for locals. And maybe it's just chance. Photo: In this September 29, 2013 photo, nine-year-old twin sisters Camila, left, and Carla Rodriguez pose for a portrait along their street in Havana, Cuba. 12 sets of twins live along two consecutive blocks in western Havana, ranging in age from newborns to senior citizens. [We love living on this block because we have twin friends], said...

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    The Week in Pictures: September 21 – September 28 2013 (65 Photos)

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    The Week in Pictures: September 21 – September 28 2013 (65 Photos)



    A pink elephant balloon, one of the entries in the Canadian Hot Air Balloon Championships, lands in a field in High River September 27, 2013. The event is a qualifier for the World Hot Air Balloon Championships in Sao Paulo in 2014. (Photo by Mike Sturk/Reuters)...

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    The Week in Pictures: Animals September 21 – September 28 2013

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    The Week in Pictures: Animals September 21 – September 28 2013



    Ary Borges feeds his tiger named Dan at his home in Maringa, Brazil, Thursday, September 26, 2013. Borges is in a legal battle with federal wildlife officials to keep his endangered animals from undergoing vasectomies and being taken away from him. He defends his right to breed the animals and says he gives them a better home than they might find elsewhere in Brazil. (Photo by Renata Brito/AP Photo)...

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    Lake Louise In Canada

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    Lake Louise In Canada



    Lake Louise, named Lake of the Little Fishes by the Stoney Natoka First Nations people, is a glacial lake within Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada. It is located 5 km (3.1 mi) west of the Hamlet of Lake Louise and the Trans-Canada Highway (Highway 1)....

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    Earthquake Births New Island off Pakistan's Western Coast

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    Earthquake Births New Island off Pakistan's Western Coast



    This handout picture taken by Pleiades satellite and released on September 27, 2013 shows a small island of mud and rock created by the huge earthquake that hit southwest Pakistan has fascinated locals but experts – who found methane gas rising from it – say it is unlikely to last long. The 7.7-magnitude quake struck on September 25 in Baluchistan's remote Awaran district, killing at least 271 people and affecting hundreds of thousands. The island is about 60 to 70 feet (18 to 21 metres) high, up to 300 feet wide and up to 120 feet long and sits about 650 feet from the coast....

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    Philippines Mermaid Swimming Academy

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    Philippines Mermaid Swimming Academy



    Filipino mermaid swimming teacher Genevieve Reyes (C) has her tail adjusted by students during a lesson by the Philippines Mermaid Swimming Academy in a private swimming pool in Makati, Manila, Philippines, 15 June 2013. The Philippine Mermaid Swimming Academy (PMSA) was created in 2012 in Boracay by Normeth Preglo of The Philippines and US swimming instructor Djuna Rocha. The swimming lessons were brought to Manila in April 2013. The price for a two-hour class is 37 US dollars. (Photo by Dennis M. Sabangan/EPA)...

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    World Muslimah Beauty Pageant

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    World Muslimah Beauty Pageant



    Contestant of the Muslimah World 2013, Obabiyi Aishah Ajibola (C) of Nigeria, is reflected in a mirror checking her make-up while contestants wait for a grand final during the Muslimah World competition in Jakarta on September 18, 2013. (Photo by Adek Berry/AFP Photo)...

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    PalmCon 2013

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    PalmCon 2013



    [About 2,000 people came to the Palm Beach County Convention Center for the annual gathering of [geek culture] afficionados known as PalmCon, which was host to a broad assortment of enthusiasts who came to show off costumes they’d worked months to create, sell comic books they’d collected over decades, or to share their passion for their chosen hobby]. – The Palm Beach Post. Photo: Jason Poulin, 37, Greenacres, dressed as Jason Vorhees from Friday the 13th. (Photo by Thomas Cordy/The Palm Beach Post)...

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    Northern Sea Route - First container ship!

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    Northern Sea Route - First container ship!


    An important historic event: For the first time a container ship sailed the Northern Sea Route through the Russian Arctic, traveling from China to Amsterdam. The journey, which began on August 15 and was completed on September 10, is only now possible due to high levels of Arctic sea ice melt that have occurred in the past several years.
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