An Israeli woman and a Palestinian woman gesture at one another during a protest by Palestinian women against Jewish visitors to the compound known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount in Jerusalem’s Old City on Tuesday
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A Chinese Christian woman prays during a service at an underground independent Protestant Church in Beijing, China. China, an officially atheist country, places a number of restrictions on Christians and allows legal practice of the faith only at state-approved churches
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A woman walks on a road covered with ash following a further eruption of the Mount Sinabung on Monday in Berastagi, Karo district, North Sumatra, Indonesia
A visitor views a major new installation titled ‘I Don’t Know. The Weave of Textile Language’ by Richard Tuttle in the Turbine Hall at the Tate Modern, London
A woman speaks on a mobile phone as smoke rises after a strike from the US-led coalition on the the Syrian town of Ain al-Arab, known as Kobani by the Kurds, as seen from the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern village of Mursitpinar, Sanliurfa province, on Monday
Palestinians are blocked by Israel security forces from entering the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, Islam’s third most holy site, on Monday, following clashes from the last week by Palestinians protesting against Jews visiting the flash point holy site during the week-long Jewish holiday of Sukkot, or Feast of Tabernacles
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A woman walks past Greenpeace environmental activists dressed up as a polar bear in Prague. The event is part of a campaign to raise awareness about the threats to the Arctic and to advocate a ban on drilling for oil
Police officers gather near a pro-democracy protest in the central district of Hong Kong on Monday.
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A swimmer does laps in Bronte Ocean Pool as a severe storm hits Sydney at Bronte Beach on Monday in Australia.
Tesoro’s Los Angeles oil refinery is seen through a fence in Los Angeles, California on Friday. Oil prices have dropped below $90 per barrel, a level last seen in June 2012, putting a strong spotlight on OPEC producing countries