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Day of the Dead

Celebrating Dia de los Muertos, when according to beliefs, the dead return to Earth to visit their loved ones.

Unrest in Burkina Faso

Protesters march on Burkina Faso's presidential palace after burning parliament.

East Jerusalem erupts

Fierce clashes erupt in East Jerusalem after Israeli police shoot a Palestinian man suspected of having tried hours earlier to kill a far-right Jewish activist.

The amfAR red carpet

Daring outfits at amfAR's Inspiration Gala in Los Angeles.

Burlesque meets Lucha libre

Lucha VaVoom, a unique mix of Mexican masked wrestling, burlesque and comedy puts on Night of the Vampire

The world in a city

Los Angeles is a culturally thriving city and one of the most ethnically diverse in the United States.

Slow-motion lava

A creeping river of molten lava threatens a seaside town on Hawaii's Big Island.

Sad Kansas fans

Kansas City Royals fans watching the final game of the World Series.

World Series ruckus

Revellers take to the streets in San Francisco after the Giants won the World Series.

Giants win World Series

The San Francisco Giants take the pennant.

REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

K2 - The savage mountain

Geographically, Pakistan is a climbers' paradise. It rivals Nepal for the number of peaks over 7,000 meters and is home to the world's second tallest mountain, K2, as well as four of the world's 14 summits higher than 8,000 meters.   Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Along the King Coal Highway

After over a century of coal mining, production in West Virginia is slowing, and the industry has been hit hard. Job losses and business closures are creating virtual ghost towns along the route.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Carlos Barria

China's only children

Since being introduced in 1979, the policy has resulted in a generation of only children. The state estimates that 400 million births have been averted since 1980, saving scarce food resources and helping to pull families out of poverty.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Rabat's treasure trove of colors

While visitors are getting squeezed through the better-known sites of Marrakesh and Fez, the old part of Rabat - with its beautiful Medina and Kasbah of the Udayas - remains an almost unspoiled oasis of calm.  Full Coverage