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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects a female company belonging to troops. A protester jumps between burning tires during ongoing anti-government protests in Basra, Iraq.
Pope Francis speaks with religious leaders during a meeting at the Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. Demonstrators shine lasers during a protest against Chile's government in Santiago, the capital. Activists from India's main opposition Congress party shout slogans as they are stopped by police during a protest against what the activists say is economic slowdown in the country, in Guwahati, India. Smoke rises from a fire in downtown Lagos, Nigeria.
Firefighters worked hard to try and extinguish a fire at the Balogun market. Thick black smoke and flames shot from the five-story buildings as fire trucks attempted to get access. Women run down a sand dune as they take part in the desert trek "Rose Trip Maroc" in the erg Chebbi near Merzouga. It is a female-oriented trek where teams of three must travel through the southern Moroccan Sahara desert with a compass, a map and a topographical reporter.
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Riot police descend an escalator inside the City Plaza mall in Hong Kong after a bloody knife fight wounded six people there. A local pro-democracy politician had his ear bitten off during another chaotic day of political unrest in the city. People participate in the celebration of the 'muerteadas de Jalapa del Valle', as part of the Day of the Dead in Mexico. Firefighters work to control flames from a backfire during the Maria fire in Santa Paula, California. The fashion event runs from 25 October to 2 November. Hindu devotees collect rice as offerings on 'Annakut' or 'Govardhan Puja' festival at the Madan Mohan temple in Kolkata.
People in large numbers gather at the temple to collect the rice offerings in the belief that it will keep them in good health and they'll never face poverty or scarcity of food. Authorities investigate after a Port Authority bus was caught in a sinkhole in downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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The Springboks will face England in next Saturday's final following fly-half Handre Pollard's match-winning penalty four minutes from time. The match ended Participants from Thailand pose in front of the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall as they take part in the annual gay pride parade in Taipei. Some two hundred thousand revellers marched through Taipei in a riot of rainbow colours and celebration as Taiwan held its first pride parade since making history in Asia by legalising gay marriage.
A girl enjoys a ball bath as she is being photographed at the made-for-Instagram museum 'Cali Dreams' in Dusseldorf, Germany. No artworks are shown in this museum, rather each visitor himself becomes an artwork by staging himself in front of one of the 25 sceneries. Cali Dreams is initially open for three months. After this test phase, however, the museum is planned as a long-term project.
A fire lorry speeds towards a rampant wildfire near Geyserville, California. Protesters facing Lebanese army soldiers wave national flags in the area of Jal al-Dib in the northern outskirts of Beirut. A week of unprecedented street protests against the political class showed no signs of abating, despite the army moving to reopen key roads.
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Protests were sparked on October 17 by a proposed tax on WhatsApp and other messaging apps. A convoy of US vehicles is seen after withdrawing from northern Syria, on the outskirts of Dohuk, Iraq. Japan players go over to thank their fans after South Africa beat them in the quarter-final of the Rugby World Cup. The Springboks will now face Wales in the semi-finals for a place in the final. A protester throws a tire on a fire to block the highway north of Beirut, Lebanon. Protesters, mainly civil activists, started demonstrating in the downtown area on 17 October, condemning proposed taxes in the budget.
An unexpected addition to impose a daily fee for using WhatsApp calls caused outrage. However, according to the Telecommunications Minister Mohamed Choucair, the charge will not make it through the government palace after the impact it has made on the streets.