Krakatoa, the St. Augustine Alligator Farm and Zoological Park's 75-pound, 7 1/2-foot long Komodo Dragon, celebrates his 8th birthday with fellow 8-year-olds from R.B. Hunt Elementary School Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008. The children sang Happy Birthday to the large lizard as he was presented with a meat cake topped with mice.
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On Her Toes
Brazil's Thiago Soares, playing the lead role of Prince Siegfried, holds Argentina's Marianela Nunez who plays the lead character Odette as they perform during a dress rehearsal for a production of the ballet "Swan Lake" at the Royal Opera House in London, Wednesday Oct. 1, 2008. "Swan Lake" tells the story of a princess turned into a swan by an evil magician and is danced to one of Tchaikovsky's most memorable scores.
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Down In The Mouth
EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso grimaces as he addresses the media at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008. Barroso called Wednesday for a global response to a world financial crisis that has forced European governments to spend billions of euros (dollars) in recent days to rescue struggling banks.
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Some of the 137 climbers, each carrying a flag to represent the nationality of climbers who have scaled the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge, celebrate 10 years of the popular tourist activity, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008. BridgeClimb has guided more than 2.2 million climbers onto the bridge since opening on Oct. 1, 1998.
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Afghan national policemen man a checkpoint on the outskirts of Feyzabad, northern Afghanistan, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008.
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Deep In Prayer
Kashmiri Muslims offer prayers on Eid al-Fitr in Srinagar, India, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008. Hundreds of thousands of Kashmiri Muslims celebrated Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.
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Beth Arnold, right, takes a photo of her husband Sgt. Jay Arnold, left, and their daughter Caroline, 2, as Jay Arnold and other members of the Illinois National Guard, Company C, 2nd Battalion of the 130th Infantry, prepare for deployment in Litchfield, Ill., Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008. By January, the largest deployment of Illinois National Guard troops since World War II will be in Afghanistan.
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Leaves begin to change color along the Swift River in the White Mountain National Forest in Albany, N.H., Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008.