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Indian schoolchildren perform yoga at Delhi Public School in Hyderabad, India, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. Around 5,000 people including students, teachers and parents performed seven yogic postures, following a religious prayer for world peace.

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Indian schoolchildren perform yoga at Delhi Public School in Hyderabad, India on Monday. Around 5,000 people including students, teachers and parents performed seven yogic postures, following a religious prayer for world peace

A model presents a creation by Jonny Fu during Shanghai Fashion Week in Shanghai October 17, 2014.

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A model wears a creation by Jonny Fu during Shanghai Fashion Week on Friday

Members of the army rescue unidentified trekkers from the Thorung La mountain pass on the Annapurna Circuit, near Muktinath, in Mustang district, Nepal, 17 October 2014. In total seven dead bodies of trekkers including from Poland, Israel, China and Nepal have been brought to Kathmamdu over the past 24 hours, however the search operation continues for trekkers who went missing in a snowstorm, triggered by Cyclone Hudhud which brought heavy snowfall, which has so far claimed to lives of 29 people, though dozens remain unaccounted for.

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Members of the army rescue unidentified trekkers from the Thorung La mountain pass on the Annapurna Circuit, near Muktinath, in Mustang district, Nepal on Friday

A mechanical installation named "Long Ma"  makes it way during the Long Ma performance in front of the National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, in Beijing...A mechanical installation named "Long Ma"  makes it way during the Long Ma performance in front of the National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, in Beijing October 17, 2014. "Long Ma", a 17-meter (56-ft) long and 15-meter (49-ft) tall mechanized dragon sculpture, and "The Spider", a 5.7-meter (19-ft) tall and 6-meter (20-ft) wide machine, are operated by French performance art company La Machine. The structures are operated by an automatic control system and electronic equipment. The performance, which combines Chinese culture and French art, was held in Beijing in honour of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries, an organiser of the event said.

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A mechanical installation named “Long Ma”, operated by French performance art company La Machine, performs in front of the National Stadium in Beijing. Read more

A Bangladeshi child stands in an alley as a boy climbs a ladder outside their home at a slum in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is observed on October 17 and is designated to promote awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and destitution in all countries.

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A Bangladeshi child stands in an alley as a boy climbs a ladder outside their home at a slum in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on Friday promotes awareness of the need to eradicate poverty in all countries

Japanese lawmakers follow a Shinto priest (R) during a visit to the controversial Yasukuni shrine

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Japanese lawmakers follow a Shinto priest as part of a visit by more than 100 lawmakers to a Tokyo shrine condemned by China and Korea as a symbol of Japan’s militarist past Read more

A policeman runs towards protesters who were attempting to regroup after being forcibly cleared from the the area they were occupying in the Mong Kok district of Hong Kong

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Police chase protesters attempting to regroup after being forcibly cleared from an area they were occupying in the Mong Kok district of Hong Kong

Workers install an advertisement board for a Skoda Octavia on a building in Taiyuan, Shanxi province, October 16, 2014. China's banks increased lending in September, supporting Beijing's efforts to guide capital into the struggling economy, but foreign investment remained weak and foreign exchange reserve data showed signs of potential capital flight.  REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA - Tags: TRANSPORT SOCIETY BUSINESS) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA

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Workers install an advertisement board for a Skoda Octavia on a building in Taiyuan, Shanxi province. China’s banks increased lending in September, supporting Beijing’s efforts to guide capital into the struggling economy, but foreign investment remained weak and foreign exchange reserve data showed signs of potential capital flight.

A ragpicker looks for recyclable items on a pile of garbage at a landfill in Depok on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia

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A ragpicker looks for recyclable items on a pile of garbage at a landfill in Depok on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia

A man walks past a barricade set up by pro-demoracy protesters in Hong Kong on October 16, 2014. Hong Kong's embattled leader made a dramatic u-turn reopening his offer of talks with student protesters a week after the government abruptly pulled out of discussions aimed at ending more than a fortnight of mass democracy rallies.

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Barricade debris set up by pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong on Thursday litters a street. Hong Kong is suffering its worst crisis since the handover to China in 1997, as opposition mounts against Beijing’s plan for electoral reform in the Chinese territory