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Top PHOTOS: The world in the week gone by

Last updated on: October 31, 2010 15:00 IST

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We bring you a collection of the best Reuters photos taken around the world last week.

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A soldier from the 10th Mountain Division says goodbye to family members before boarding a flight to Afghanistan at Fort Drum, New York October 26


Photographs: Lucas Jackson/Reuters
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Children play in a bathtub in the shanty town settlement of "El Gallinero" in the outskirts of Madrid October 25



Photographs: Susana Vera/Reuters
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An internally displaced woman who has lived in the north for 21 years, carries a bed frame and her belongings on her head as she arrives at the location where a convoy will be transported to Unity state in south Sudan, in Khartoum October 27



Photographs: Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/Reuters
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Members of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) participate in a cross lighting ceremony at a Klansman's home in Warrenville, South Carolina October 23


Photographs: Rainier Ehrhardt/Reuters
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Elderly people exercise in a park in Hanoi, Vietnam, October 27


Photographs: Damir Sagolj/Reuters
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Rescue workers try in vain to push a humpback whale that had became stranded back out to sea at Geriba beach in Buzios, 192 kilometers from Rio de Janeiro, October 26.



Photographs: Sergio Moraes/Reuters
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A model presents a creation for a wedding dress collection by designer Tsai Meiyue at China Fashion Week in Beijing October 29



Photographs: David Gray/Reuters
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A man holds his dog while walking through flood waters at the Buddha Antique Market in Bangkok October 27 



Photographs: Chaiwat Subprasom/Reuters
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An emergency flare silhouettes a striking employee during a blockade by dockers and refinery workers at the entrance of a fuel depot in Fos-sur-Mer, near Marseille, France, October 25



Photographs: Philippe Laurenson/Reuters
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Family members and friends mourn during the funeral of a victim killed at a family birthday party, in Ciudad Juarez October 25



Photographs: Gael Gonzalez/Reuters
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Afghan children stand together near the town of Kunjak in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province October 24



Photographs: Finbarr O'Reilly/Reuters
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An Israeli riot police officer speaks with a local resident during clashes in Umm el-Fahm, Israel, October 27


Photographs: Ammar Awad/Reuters
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The US flag is displayed on the field before Game 1 of Major League Baseball's World Series featuring the Texas Rangers against the San Francisco Giants in San Francisco, October 27


Photographs: Kimberly White/Reuters
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Nguyen Van Khanh (Right) and his sister Nguyen Thi An, a pair of 13-year-old twins suffering from a chronic skin illness, play with donated toys in the isolated village of Van Mon, south of Hanoi, Vietnam, on October 24. Parents left Nguyen Van Khanh and his sister two years ago to live with lepers in Van Mon. More than 600 lepers and recovered lepers live their lives with the government's support in the isolated village founded by French Catholic priests 110 years ago. Leprosy, or Hansen's disease, is caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium leprae.


Photographs: Damir Sagolj/Reuters
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People wear masks as they celebrate Halloween in Shanghai October 29, 2010. Picture taken with a flashlight using a one-second exposure. 



Photographs: Aly Song/Reuters
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A labourer lights a cigarette as he walks through a fruit and vegetable market in Lahore, Pakistan, October 28



Photographs: Mohsin Raza/Reuters
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Private First Class Benjamin Brickman of Albany, New York, from the 1st Battalion 8th Marines Alpha Company walks through a sandstorm at his remote outpost near Kunjak in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province, October 28



Photographs: Finbarr O'Reilly/Reuters
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An Afghan man celebrates the victory of the Afghan National women's soccer team in a friendly match against a women's team from the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Kabul October 29



Photographs: Omar Sobhani/Reuters
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A Catholic worshipper from India emerges out the water during a baptism ceremony in the Jordan River near the West Bank city of Jericho on October 28. Christians arrived on Thursday to perform a baptism ceremony at Qsar El-Yahud, a site where many Christians believe Jesus was baptised. 



Photographs: Nir Elias/Reuters
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A Palestinian rides a motorbike with his sons as they pass Islamic Jihad militants during an anti-Israel military show in Rafah refugee camp in the southern Gaza Strip on October 28



Photographs: Suhaib Salem/Reuters
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A policeman looks into the bullet riddled car belonging to the Japanese consulate while it was parked outside Karachi, Pakistan's Jinnah hospital on October 28. Gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire on a vehicle belonging to the Japanese consulate in the southern city of Karachi, wounding three Pakistani employees, police said. The vehicle was photographed outside Karachi's Jinnah hospital. 



Photographs: Athar Hussain/Reuters
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Visitors rest in front of the UK Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo site in Shanghai October 28. The six-month exhibition ends on October 31.


Photographs: Aly Song/Reuters
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Julianti sits next to her brother's grave, a victim of the Mount Merapi eruption, during a mass burial at Umbulhardjo village in Sleman, near the ancient city of Yogyakarta, Indonesia on October 28. Mount Merapi, on the outskirts of the city of Yogyakarta on Java island, first erupted on Tuesday, spewing out clouds of ash and jets of searing gas in an eruption that has killed at least 28 people and injured 14.



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A couple dressed as characters from the television series Futurama take part in the "Moto Halloween Party 2010" in Cali, Colombia October 28. Every year, motorcycling enthusiasts dress up in outfits and ride around Cali to celebrate Halloween. 



Photographs: Jamie Saldarriaga/Reuters
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Paulie 'Walnuts' Thompson from JP Morgan (Left) fights against Peter 'The Matador' Dunn from Citigroup during the 'Hedge Fund Fight Nite' charity event in Hong Kong October 28.The event hopes to raise money for their chosen charities 'Operation Smile' and 'Operation Breakthrough', organisers said. 



Photographs: Tyrone Siu/Reuters
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A woman feeds a puppy in front of a store in Bucharest on October 28. European Union countries that have overhauled their pension systems may press at an EU summit this week for leeway on their budget deficits and debt that would reflect full costs of the reform, diplomats say.



Photographs: Radu Sigheti/Reuters
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A dancer performs an Indian dance during the Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's launch of Little India in Brickfields in Kuala Lumpur

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