Pro-democracy demonstrators display placards as they gather near a ceremony marking China's 65th National Day in Hong Kong on October 1, 2014. Hong Kong protesters who braved thunderstorms to stage their third night of pro-democracy rallies began massing on October 1 at the city's Golden Bauhinia Square as China's National Day holiday lent their campaign for free elections fresh momentum.

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Pro-democracy demonstrators display placards as they gather near a ceremony marking China’s 65th National Day in Hong Kong on Wednesday

Acrobats perform during a press pass of 'Hotel' at the Apolo Theatre in Madrid, Spain

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Acrobats perform The Hotel, a new acrobatic spectacle, in Madrid, Spain, on Monday. The piece at the New Apolo Theatre is directed by Maria Gutierrez with acrobats coming from Cirque du Soleil, Eloyze’s circus and the Moscow State Circus 

An Orthodox  priest blesses apples

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An Orthodox priest blesses apples during the Transfiguration of Jesus holiday, also known as Yablochny Spas, in the ancient Belarus town of Turov, 250 km south of Minsk

People fly kites from the roof of their houses  in the old quarters of Delhi

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People fly kites from the roof of their houses in the old quarter of Delhi

Novelty hats for sale at the Great British Beer Festival in the Olympia exhibition centre in London, England. The festival, which runs until August 17, 2013, has over 24 bars serving over 800 different beers, ciders and perries.

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Novelty hats for sale at the Great British Beer Festival in London. The festival, which runs until August 17, has over 24 bars serving over 800 different beers, ciders and perries.

A man makes final adjustments to a three storey house known as the 'Homeshell'

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A man makes final adjustments to a three-storey house known as the ‘Homeshell’ during a photocall at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. The Homeshell, designed by architectural firm Rogers Stirk Harbour and Partners, can be constructed in 24 hours from flat-pack panels and is aimed at providing a low-cost solution to Britain’s increasing housing problem.

Security members of a group of supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsia holding a sit-in at Rabaa Al-Adawiya mosque train near a sandbag barricade in Nasser City, where protesters have installed one of their camps in Cairo, Egypt

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Security members of a group of supporters of Egypt’s ousted President Mohamed Morsi holding a sit-in at Rabaa Al-Adawiya mosque, train near a sandbag barricade in Nasser City, where protesters have installed one of their camps in Cairo, Egypt

Sprinters from the Netherlands practice their starts

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Sprinters from the Netherlands practice their starts during a training session for the IAAF World Athletics Championships at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow

Chinese inventor Tao Xiangli (behind the robot) controls his self-made humanoid robot to move towards a door

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Chinese inventor Tao Xiangli controls his self-made humanoid robot (from behind) to move towards a door during an interview with Reuters at his house located in an old residential area in Beijing. The self-taught Chinese inventor built the machine, named The King of Innovation, out of scrap metal and electronic wires that he bought second-hand from a market. He completed his creation in less than a year, with costs of production and living expenses amounting to Rmb300,000 ($49,000). However, the robot, which measures 2.1m high and 48kg in weight, turned out to be too tall and heavy to walk out of the front door of his home. It can perform simple movements with its hands and legs and also mimic human voices.

Visitors cool off in a pool at a water theme park in Shanghai, China.

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Visitors cool off at a water theme park in Shanghai, China, on Thursday. Hot weather has set in with temperatures rising to 40C and over in Shanghai