A woman lights candles in front of a poster composed of photographs of those killed in the Beslan school siege five years ago, during a picket in downtown Moscow, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009. The hostages were packed in for nearly three days, until the afternoon of Sept. 3, 2004, when mayhem and gunfire broke out after explosions tore through the gym. In all, 334 people died, more than half of them children.
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Ashes to Ashes
Kitchen items lays in an home destroyed by a wildfire in the Big Tujunga Canyon in Tujunga, Calif., Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009.
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Water for Elephants
Hindu devotees gather with large statues of the elephant-headed Hindu God Ganesh before immersing them in the Arabian Sea on the final day of the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi in Mumbai, India, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009. Every year some millions of devout Hindus immerse Ganesh idols into oceans and rivers in the 10-day festival that celebrates the birth of Ganesh.
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Masha, 5, stands next to her father during a funeral ceremony for Air Force pilots Cols. Alexander Marfitsky and Alexander Zhuravlevich in the town of Baranovichi, 150 km (93 miles) south-west of Minsk, Belarus, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009. The two Air Force pilots were killed when their SU-27 fighter plane crashed during an aerial acrobatics display at an air show in central Poland on Aug. 30.
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Feed the Birds
Afghans feed pigeons at the Shrine of Hazrat Ali in Mazar-i-Sharif, northern Afghanistan, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009.
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Sunflowers are seen in a field near Schopfheim, southern Germany, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009.