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

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.

Inspirational women from various walks of life take part in a mentoring session in a London Eye pod with girls from Gumley House Convent School in Isleworth, London today. The session was part of a global event to mark the UN International Day of the Girl

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Inspirational women from various walks of life take part in a mentoring session in a London Eye pod with girls from Gumley House Convent School in Isleworth, London. The session was part of a global event to mark the UN International Day of the Girl.

An elephant grazes at the Amboseli National Park, in the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro, Kenya. The Kenyan and Tanzanian government have started a joint aerial count of elephants and other large mammals in the shared ecosystem of the Amboseli-West Kilimanjaro and Natron-Magadi landscape. The seven day survey will cost $104,000.

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An elephant grazes at the Amboseli National Park, in the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro, Kenya. The Kenyan and Tanzanian government have started a joint aerial count of elephants and other large mammals in the shared ecosystem of the Amboseli-West Kilimanjaro and Natron-Magadi landscape. The seven day survey will cost $104,000.

Mexican agricultural workers cultivate romaine lettuce on a farm in Holtville, California, USA. Thousands of Mexican workers cross the border legally each night from Mexicali, Mexico into Calexico, California, where they pick up work as agricultural day labourers at rates of pay considered too low by local US residents.

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Mexican agricultural workers cultivate romaine lettuce on a farm in Holtville, California, USA. Thousands of Mexican workers cross the border legally each night from Mexicali, Mexico into Calexico, California, where they pick up work as agricultural day labourers at rates of pay considered too low by local US residents.

The masts of yachts tower over boats moored in the harbour during the Monaco Yacht Show (MYS) in Monaco, France. Over 100 of the world's luxurious yachts are displayed in Port Hercules during the 23rd MYS which runs September 25 - September 28.

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The masts of yachts tower over boats moored in the harbour during the Monaco Yacht Show in France. More than 100 of the world’s most luxurious yachts are displayed in Port Hercules during the 23rd show, which runs from September 25-28.

A man grimaces as he gets a tattoo done on the opening day of the International London Tattoo Convention. The convention brings together tattoo artists from around the globe, including the USA, Australia, Canada, Japan and the UK.

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A man grimaces as he gets a tattoo done on the opening day of the International London Tattoo Convention. The convention brings together tattoo artists from around the globe, including the USA, Australia, Canada, Japan and the UK.

 The crew on Oracle Team USA wave after winning the 17th race of the America’s Cup sailing event against Emirates Team New Zealand in San Francisco. After staging an improbable comeback from seven points behind, Oracle Team USA have forced a winner-take-all final race for the 162 year old trophy in this 34th America’s Cup.

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The crew on Oracle Team USA wave after winning the 17th race of the America’s Cup sailing event against Emirates Team New Zealand in San Francisco. After staging an improbable comeback from seven points behind, Oracle Team USA have forced a winner-take-all final race for the 162 year old trophy in the 34th America’s Cup.

British adventurer Sarah Outen arrives in Adak in the Aleutian Islands, September 23, to become the first person to ever row solo from Japan to Alaska, a distance of 3,750 nautical miles.

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British adventurer Sarah Outen arrives in Adak in the Aleutian Islands, September 23, to become the first person to ever row solo from Japan to Alaska, a distance of 3,750 nautical miles.

Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper (right) walks through the Hall of Honour with the Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta, on Parliament Hill, Ottowa, Canada.

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Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper (right) walks through the Hall of Honour with the Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta, on Parliament Hill, Ottowa, Canada.

Workers sit in an empty beer tent as preparations get under way for the world's biggest beer festival, the Oktoberfest, at the Theresienwiese fairgrounds in Munich, Germany. This year's festival opens September 21 and runs to October 6, 2013.

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Workers sit in an empty beer tent as preparations get under way for Oktoberfest, the world’s biggest beer festival, at the Theresienwiese fairgrounds in Munich, Germany. This year’s festival opens on Saturday and runs until October 6.

This aerial photo shows the Singapore F1 Grand Prix's Marina Bay City circuit at dusk. The Singapore F1 night race takes place September 21-23, 2013.

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This aerial photo shows the Singapore F1 Grand Prix’s Marina Bay City circuit at dusk. The Singapore F1 night race takes place September 21-23, 2013.