The Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis, shine over Derwentwater, near Keswick in the Lake District. The spectacular display was seen further south than usual after a recent geomagnetic storm.
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An Emirati man walks down stairs in Masdar City, on the outskirts of the rich Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Masdar City is a high-density, pedestrian-friendly development where current and future renewable energy and clean technologies are showcased, marketed, researched, developed, tested and implemented.
A man opens a drink to a child as they stand before a display board at the entrance to a park in Beijing
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Two cows stand in a field as smoke from a bushfire billows past Benloch, Victoria, near Melbourne, Australia. Victorian fire crews have been battling to contain a blaze that started in Cobaw. Despite a cool change yesterday, over a hundred homes are still under threat and one man has been reported missing.
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A BASE jumper leaps from the 300-metre high Kuala Lumpur Tower during the International Tower Jump in which more than 100 people take part, on a hazy day in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Slash-and-burn agriculture in neighbouring Indonesia has blanketed Malaysia and Singapore in a choking haze for weeks.
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People take part in candlelight vigil following a mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. A gunman opened fire at a community college in southwest Oregon yesterday, killing nine people and wounding seven others before police shot him to death, authorities said, in the latest mass killing to rock an American campus.
Dancers prepare to perform a traditional Tuvalian dance to their Prime Minister Enele Sopoaga in celebration of Tuvalu’s 37th Independence Day.
Rights campaigners stage a protest coinciding with the launch of the new iPhone 6s outside an Apple store in Hong Kong. Apple was urged to act as rights campaigners said a Chinese touchscreen glass supplier to the smartphone giant was exploiting factory workers.
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A woman rests as she waits for the conference to start ahead of the UK Independence Party annual conference in Doncaster, England. After increasing their vote share following the May General Election campaign the UKIP conference this year focussed primarily on the campaign to leave the European Union ahead of the upcoming referendum on EU membership.
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Members of an Indian wedding band play brass instruments during a religious procession for the Hindu festival Ganesh Chaturthi in New Delhi
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Nuns celebrate as they wait for the arrival of Pope Francis at St Patrick’s Cathedral in New York yesterday
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An Iranian man performs Eid al-Adha prayers at Tehran University on September 24, 2015. Eid al-Adha (the Festival of Sacrifice) is celebrated throughout the Muslim world as a commemoration of Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son for God, and cows, camels, goats and sheep are traditionally slaughtered on the holiest day.
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New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi, second from right, and players and coaches take part in a moment of silence as they wear the No. 8 to remember Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra, who died Tuesday, before the Yankees’ baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays in Toronto yesterday (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
A model has her hair done before The Blonds Spring/Summer 2016 collection during New York Fashion Week in New York yesterday
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Mechanics work at roadside shop specialized in repairing motorbike suspension systems in downtown Hanoi
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A Syrian woman stands holding a banner that reads in Turkish ”we are migrants, we will pass” near the highway on their way to the border between Turkey and Greece.
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Smoke billows from a forest fire in the hillsides around Quito
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High-wire artist Kane Petersen successfully walks a tightrope 300 metres above the ground at Eureka Skydeck in Melbourne, Australia. The walk was the highest tightrope walk ever attempted in the Southern Hemisphere. The stunt is to mark the arrival of the film ‘The Walk’ to Australian cinemas in October. The stunt saw Kane mimic the film’s French high-wire artist Philippe Petit, who successfully walked between the twin towers of the World Trade Center in 1974.
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A man carrying a Mexican flag is silhouetted while attending the “Cry of Independence” ceremony to mark the 205th anniversary of the day rebel priest Manuel Hidalgo set the path to independence in Ciudad Juarez, September 15, 2015. Mexico celebrates the anniversary of its independence from Spain Today
Taijun Yajima, chief priest at Koukokuji temple, stands for a photograph inside the Ruriden columbarium as glass Buddha statues sit illuminated by light-emitting diodes (LED) at the Koukokuji temple in Tokyo, Japan