Pope Benedict XVI, in white under white umbrella, greets the faithful gathered for a rainy general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday Oct. 31, 2007.
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For The Birds
Ateeq, an Afghan boy waits for customers to buy his decorative ornamental birds in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2007.
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A yellow cab and a few two wheelers travel across the deserted Howrah Bridge in Kolkata, India, during a 12-hour shutdown called by the Trinamool Congress, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2007. Life across West Bengal was severely hit during the shutdown called to protest against the violence in Nandigram.
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Rocking In The Ukraine
An elderly Ukrainian Cossack sings and plays the bandura, an ancient national stringed instrument, in the center of Kiev, Ukraine, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2007.
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Male and female contestants in the 2007 Backside World Championships show off their backsides during the final in Munich, Germany, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2007. Forty-two participants from 26 different countries took part in the final, organized by an underwear brand.
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Sneaking A Peek
A newborn Rothschild giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis rothschildi) is pictured together with its mother in an enclosure at the zoo of Rapperswil, Switzerland, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2007. The unnamed baby was born Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2007.
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A police dog patrols outside the national court in Madrid, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2007. Four of 28 defendants in the 2004 Madrid train bombings were found guilty of murder and other charges Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2007, in the culmination of a politically divisive trial over Europe's worst Islamic terror attack. The backpack bomb attacks killed 191 people and wounded more than 1,800.
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Standing Room Only
Gustavo Acevedo and Ashley Fann check out the high water of the Atlantic Ocean as it spills over the retaining wall at the Fort Lauderdale Beach as a result of winds and waves from Tropical Storm Noel Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2007, at Hollywood Beach, Fla.
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Release The Hounds!
Ready and raring to go, the hounds of the Cheshire Forest Hunt wait for a huntsman to exercise them in preparation for the start of the new hunting season on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2007, in Knutsford, Cheshire, England. The hunting season traditionally starts around Nov. 1. This will be the third season that the Cheshire Forest Hunt has operated within the law since a hunting ban was instituted in England.
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"Cleanup In Aisle 7"
Trade Secret store manager Ava Smoldt cleans up beauty supplies that fell from shelves the day after a 5.6 magnitude earthquake in San Jose, Calif., on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2007. The moderate temblor struck shortly after 8 p.m., on Tuesday, centered about 9 miles northeast of San Jose. Residents reported feeling the quake as far east as Sacramento and as far north as Sonoma.
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