With a backdrop of Chagall stained glass, President Barack Obama pauses after laying a wreath for United Nations staff members killed in the line of duty at the United Nations, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009.
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Dust to Dust
The iconic Sydney Opera House is cloaked in red as dust clouds blanket much of Sydney in Australia's New South Wales state, Sept. 23, 2009. Flights were diverted as a blanket of red dust shrouded much of Australia's heavily populated east coast as the weather system moved in from the Outback.
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Day of Atonement
An ultra-Orthodox Jewish youth swings a chicken, later to be slaughtered, as part of the Kaparot ritual in which it is believed that one transfers one's sins from the past year into the chicken in BneiBrak, an ultra-orthodox town near Tel Aviv, Israel, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009. The ritual is performed before the Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish year, which starts at sundown Sunday.
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An idol of Hindu Goddess Durga stands at a workshop before being transported to a venue of worship, in preparation for the Durga Puja festival in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009.
Credit: AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade
Pfc. Shiquinn Bell from Holly Hill, S.C., a member of the U.S. Army's 3rd Battalion, 509th Infantry Regiment (Airborne), based at Fort Richardson, Alaska, plays his guitar at a base in Zerok District, East Paktika province, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009.
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On the Runway
A model displays a creation by Carolyn Massey, during London Fashion Week, in London, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009.
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A butterfly sits on a blossom in a garden near Boetzingen, southern Germany, on Wednesay, Sept. 23, 2009.