Members of the EU Parliament take part in a vote during a plenary session at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France.

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Poppy clad crosses lie in honour of the fallen at the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey, London. Armistice Day will be marked on November 11.

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Crosses with poppies honour the fallen at the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey in London. Armistice day will be marked on November 11.

Jockey Tony McCoy rides 'Keen Eye' during the second race at Exeter Racecourse, Exeter. Despite having two rides, McCoy remains on 3,998 winners, and still chasing a record breaking 4,000th winner over jumps. He has two rides at Chepstow races tomorrow.

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National Hunt jockey Tony McCoy rides Keen Eye during the second race at Exeter Racecourse. He has ridden 3,998 winners over jumps and is chasing a record-breaking 4,000th. He has two rides at Chepstow tomorrow.

Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Koji Uehara and catcher David Ross celebrate as Red Sox beat St. Louis Cardinals' to end a 95 year wait to clinch the World Series title at Fenway Park Stadium, Boston. The last time Red Sox won the World Series, all-time great Babe Ruth was one of their lead pitchers.

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Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Koji Uehara and catcher David Ross celebrate as Red Sox beat St. Louis Cardinals to end a 95 year wait to clinch the World Series title at Fenway Park Stadium, Boston.

Debutantes wait in line to be presented to guests during the Queen Charlotte's Ball at the Royal Courts of Justice, London. Queen Charlotte's Ball is the highlight of the London Season. The London Season was established over two hundred years ago by King George III and culminated in Queen Charlotte's Ball in honour of his wife's birthday. Debutantes are young ladies, usually between 17 and 20 years of age, and these days attend the ball to celebrate a year of charity fund raising, etiquette classes and a season of glittering balls and high society events.

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Debutantes wait to be presented to guests during Queen Charlotte’s Ball at the Royal Courts of Justice, London. The event is the highlight of the London Season, a tradition established more than 200 years ago by King George III, culminating with Queen Charlotte’s Ball in honour of his wife’s birthday. Debutantes are young women, usually between 17 and 20, who attend the ball to celebrate a year of charity fund raising, etiquette classes, parties and high society events.

US Vice President Joe Biden greets Environmental Protection Agency workers with muffins as they return to work after 16 days of a government shutdown at the William Jefferson Clinton Federal Building in Washington DC.

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Joe Biden, US vice-president, greets Environmental Protection Agency workers with muffins as they return to work after 16 days of a US government shutdown at the William Jefferson Clinton Federal Building in Washington.

A family of Asiatic wild elephants search for food in the Deepor Beel Wildlife Sanctuary on the outskirts of Guwahati, India.

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A family of Asiatic wild elephants search for food in the Deepor Beel Wildlife Sanctuary on the outskirts of Guwahati, India.

The Alemao shanty town in Rio de Janeiro is viewed from the Teleferico gondola line. Brazil, the fifth largest country in the world, has seen its urban population increase to 87 per cent and forecasters predict urbanisation will hit 90 per cent by 2020 as the rural to urban migration continues. By comparison, Indis's urban population is 31 per cent, China's 50 per cent and Russia's 73 per cent according to the CIA World Factbook.

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The Alemao shanty town in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is viewed from the Teleferico gondola line. Brazil, the fifth largest country in the world, has seen its urban population increase to 87 per cent and forecasters predict urbanisation will hit 90 per cent by 2020 as the rural to urban migration continues. By comparison, India’s urban population is 31 per cent, China’s 50 per cent and Russia’s 73 per cent according to the CIA World Factbook.

An Olive Ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys Olivacea) arrives to spawn at the start of the nesting season at Ixtapilla beach, on the Pacific coast of Michoacan State, Mexico. According to local residents, more than 1000 turtles are expected to arrive each day during the nesting season.

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An olive ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys Olivacea) arrives to spawn at the start of the nesting season at Ixtapilla beach, on the Pacific coast of Michoacán state, Mexico. According to local residents, more than 1,000 turtles are expected to arrive each day during the nesting season.

Red Bull Formula 1 driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany waits in his car during the second practice session for the Japanes Grand Prix at the Suzuka circuit, Japan. Vettel is in a commanding lead in the Formula 1 drivers championship and could seal his fourth consecutive world championship  at Suzuka on Sunday.

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Red Bull Formula 1 driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany waits in his car during the second practice session for the Japanese Grand Prix at the Suzuka circuit, Japan. Vettel is in a commanding lead in the Formula 1 drivers championship and could seal his fourth consecutive world championship at Suzuka on Sunday.