A Turkish soldier places a carpet next to a military vehicle, as he watches fighting between Kurdish fighters and Islamic State militants, from atop a hill overlooking the Syrian town of Kobani.
Tens of thousands of starlings start their murmuration, with Criffel mountain in the background, as dusk falls near Gretna Green on the England and Scotland border. The reason for the beautiful spectacle is not definitively known, with theories ranging from a defense mechanism against predators to attracting more birds to join their roost.
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men stand beneath a section of the controversial Israeli barrier outside Rachel’s tomb in the West Bank town of Bethlehem
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Syrian refugee boy Celal Iso, 13, poses for photographs as he works in a bakery at Suruc district in Sanliurfa, Turkey. Celal Iso and his family immigrated to Suruc, where they are living in a warehouse. Celal’s father worked in construction but now is jobless. Celal Iso found a job in a bakery to support his family. Every morning, after cleaning the store, he is responsible for packing bread. He works 7 to 12 hours a day for a weekly salary of 20 Turkish liras (7 euros).
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Residents ride their motorcycles past a ship which ran aground during last year’s Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban city in central Philippines November. The Philippines are preparing to commemorate victims of Typhoon Haiyan, ahead of the one-year anniversary of the disaster on November 8, according to a government official.
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A Myanmar Shia Muslim child stands outside a mosque during a procession for the Ashura festival in Yangon. Ashura marks the peak of 10 days of mourning for the death of Imam Hussein, one of the most revered figures in Shiite Islam
Newly wed grooms lead camels carrying their brides during a mass wedding in a desert in the tourism area home to a populus euphratica (poplar tree) reserve in Yuli county, Xinjiang
An Iranian woman stands in front of the painted wall of the former US embassy on Tuesday in Tehran. A demonstration marked the anniversary of the storming of the embassy by student protesters 35 years ago that triggered a hostage crisis in which 52 American diplomats were held hostage for 444 days.
A photo released by the European Southern Observatory shows a starry sky, with a bright column due to zodiacal light, illuminating the desert landscape around Cerro Paranal, in Chile, home to ESOs Very Large Telescope.
Revellers in costume pose for photos as they celebrate Halloween in Beijing