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Australia’s conservative leader Abbott waves as he claims victory in Australia’s federal election in Sydney. DAVID GRAY/REUTERSThe Tanzanian-registered cargo ship MV Gold Star is seen with its bridge in flames some 30 nautical miles north of Malta. HANDOUT/REUTERSA Palestinian protester gestures in front of riot police during a demonstration in Ramallah. MOHAMAD TOROKMAN/REUTERSDemonstrators clash with riot police during a protest as they try to approach a military parade on Brazil’s Independence Day in Rio de Janeiro. RICARDO MORAES/REUTERSRiot police fire tear gas towards demonstrators during a protest as they try to approach a military parade on Brazil’s Independence Day in Rio de Janeiro. PILAR OLIVARES/REUTERSThe photographer’s pit and the runway are seen before the Lacoste Spring/Summer 2014 collection during New York Fashion Week. ERIC THAYER/REUTERSA man takes a photograph inside Exxopolis, an inflatable walk-in luminarium at Grand Park in Los Angeles, California. JONATHAN ALCORN/REUTERSIssa assembles a locally handmade mortar shell in a weapons factory of the Free Syrian Army in Aleppo. STRINGER/REUTERSDemonstrators rally during an anti-war rally in San Francisco. STEPHEN LAM/REUTERSSpanish bullfighter Morante de la Puebla walks with his assistants as they make the paseillo before a Corrida Goyesca bullfight in Ronda. JON NAZCA/REUTERSPolicemen clash with demonstrators at a protest during Brazil’s Independence Day in Sao Paulo. STRINGER/BRAZIL/REUTERSA model makes face while being made up before Herve Leger by Max Azria Spring/Summer 2014 collection show during New York Fashion Week. ERIC THAYER/REUTERSThe Turanor PlanetSolar, the world’s largest solar-powered boat, travels on the Seine river in Epinay-sur-Seine, near Paris. BENOIT TESSIER/REUTERSU.S. Secretary of State John Kerry talks with members of the Arab League Peace Initiative following their meeting at the United States Embassy in Paris. POOL/REUTERSA Free Syrian Army fighter takes up a shooting position in Ogiwl. STRINGER/REUTERSIsraeli soldiers stand next to an Iron Dome missile interceptor battery being positioned on the outskirts of Jerusalem. AMMAR AWAD/REUTERSA riot policeman catches fire from a molotov cocktail bomb during a protest marking the 1973 military coup in Santiago. IVAN ALVARADO/REUTERSEmergency crews work at the scene of a Royal Canadian Air Force Air Cadet glider crash in Langley. ANDY CLARK/REUTERSAfghan policemen look on near a crater at the scene of suicide attack in Maidan Shar. OMAR SOBHANI/REUTERSAirport staff works around a Thai Airways plane that skidded off the runaway while landing, as another takes off in the distance, at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport. ATHIT PERAWONGMETHA/REUTERSParamilitary policemen count antelope horns seized at Torugart Port of Entry. CHINA STRINGER NETWORK/REUTERSA couple stand beside a light house, which is silhouetted during sunset at the Weser river in Bremerhaven. FABIAN BIMMER/REUTERSAcrobats on a tightrope cycle towards a telecommunications tower in the city of Thessaloniki. ALEXANDROS AVRAMIDIS/REUTERSAn Indian policeman walks past as a government employee shouts slogans from inside a police vehicle in Srinagar. DANISH ISMAIL/REUTERSJaqcieli Centuro, an Guarani Kaiowa Indian child, stands next to a highway that runs past their ancestral land called Tekoha Boqueron. LUNAE PARRACHO/REUTERSA Guarani Kaiowa woman stands watch near their makeshift camp on the edge of the ancestral land they call Tekoha Takuara. LUNAE PARRACHO/REUTERSCBS This Morning co-host Charlie Rose interviews Syrian President Bashar al-Assad at the Presidential Palace in Damascus. HANDOUT/REUTERSRescuers look at the bodies of two babies at a bus crash site in San Martin Jilotepeque, Chimaltenango region. JORGE DAN LOPEZ/REUTERSPeople walk through the 9-11 Empty Sky memorial across from New York’s One World Trade Center at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, New Jersey. GARY HERSHORN/REUTERSA firefighter tries to pull a worker into a window after he was trapped on a hanging platform in Liu’An, Anhui province. CHINA STRINGER NETWORK/REUTERSA Giant panda with rare brown-and-white fur eats a carrot at a natural conservation area in Qinling. CHINA DAILY/REUTERSA helicopter carries water to be dropped on a bushfire in Castlereagh, near Sydney. DANIEL MUNOZ/REUTERSA Ferrari 458 Speciale car is pictured during a media preview day at the Frankfurt Motor Show. WOLFGANG RATTAY/REUTERSBelgium’s Queen Mathilde and King Philippe touch a statue called ‘Maca’ during their Joyous Entry in the province of Walloon Brabant in Wavre. YVES HERMAN/REUTERSA sign hangs from a SC-127 Thunderbolt rifle during the Defence Security Equipment International arms fair at ExCel in London. STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERSA girl plants some of the 3000 flags placed in memory of the lives lost in the September 11, 2011 attacks, at a park in Winnetka. JIM YOUNG/REUTERSA baby, son of Guillermo Coc who died in a bus crash on September 9, cries in front of Coc’s coffin at his house in San Martin Jilotepeque. JORGE DAN LOPEZ/REUTERSA couple enjoys dinner over looking the Brooklyn Bridge as the Tribute in Light illuminates the sky over the Lower Manhattan skyline a day ahead of the 12-year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in the Brooklyn borough of New York. ADREES LATIF/REUTERSA rabbit hops to avoid a five-month-old leopard cub during a test of cubs’ wild natural instincts at a wildlife park in Qingdao. CHINA STRINGER NETWORK/REUTERSA weapon concealed in a bag of rice carried by a rebel lies on a road in downtown Zamboanga. ERIK DE CASTRO/REUTERSThe Obamas and Bidens pause for silence on the September 11th anniversary at the White House in Washington. JASON REED/REUTERSRiot police fire tear gas at protesters during clashes in central Hatay. UMIT BEKTAS/REUTERSThe Tribute in Light is illuminated next to One World Trade Center as two people stand together in Liberty State Park in Jersey City. GARY HERSHORN/REUTERSProtesters grab the shield of a police officer on the ground during protest against President Enrique Pena Nieto’s education reform in Mexico City. STRINGER/MEXICO/REUTERSModels present creations from the Betsey Johnson Spring/Summer 2014 collection during New York Fashion Week. JOSHUA LOTT/REUTERSSupporters of AIP shout slogans as they are hit by dyed water from a water cannon used by Indian police to disperse them during a protest in Srinagar. DANISH ISMAIL/REUTERSMedical staff inspect newly born conjoined twin boys at Urumqi Children’s Hospital in Urumqi. CHINA STRINGER NETWORK/REUTERSSahin walks on hot peppers laid out on a road to dry under the sun in Kilis province. UMIT BEKTAS/REUTERSFrance’s President Hollande holds an humanoid robot Nao as he visits an exhibition hall displaying trophies of French industrial design and French technology at the Elysee Palace in Paris. CHARLES PLATIAU/REUTERSA train is reflected in the River Tweed as it crosses the Royal Border Bridge at dusk, in Berwick-Upon-Tweed in Northumberland. TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERSAn aerial view shows the Costa Concordia as it lies on its side next to Giglio Island taken from an Italian navy helicopter. ALESSANDRO BIANCHI/REUTERSJyoti Amge is measured by a Guinness World Record official on top of the Empire State Building in New York. SHANNON STAPLETON/REUTERSA rider from Kazkahstan’s team scores by a beheaded goat against Russia during the first Asian Kokpar championship in Astana. SHAMIL ZHUMATOV/REUTERSSeagulls hover as trek net fishermen haul in their catch on Cape Town’s Sunrise Beach. MIKE HUTCHINGS/REUTERSUltra-Orthodox Jewish men are silhouetted as they pray during the Tashlich ritual in Ashdod ahead of Yom Kippur. AMIR COHEN/REUTERSPeasants dance in their underwear during a demonstration to demand an audience with the Federal District authorities in Mexico City. EDGARD GARRIDO/REUTERSAfghan security forces inspect a damaged car, which was used during a suicide bomb attack, outside the U.S. consulate in Herat province. MOHAMMAD SHOIB/REUTERSA policeman shows a paper bearing a registration photo of a Hyundai Coupe car which was later refitted into a knockoff Lamborghini parking on a pedestrian street in Chongqing municipality. CHINA STRINGER NETWORK/REUTERSU.S. Secretary of State Kerry, Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov and UN Special Representative Lakhdar Brahimi make a statement in Geneva. LARRY DOWNING/REUTERSArtist Liu Bolin and other participants are painted as part of a project to make themselves look exactly the same as the seats in Beijing. JASON LEE/REUTERSWorkers sort out rice at paddy field at Sukakarya village. BEAWIHARTA/REUTERSA worker is covered by pieces of fur as he trims raccoon dog fur outside a store at a fur market in Chongfu township. WILLIAM HONG/REUTERSA Jersey Central power and light worker dismantles a transformer after a massive fire in Seaside Park in New Jersey. EDUARDO MUNOZ/REUTERS