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Our top photos from the last 24 hours.

Giants win World Series

The San Francisco Giants take the pennant.

Slow-motion lava

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

Prayers to the sun

Hindu devotees pray to the Sun god Surya during the Hindu religious festival Chatt Puja.

Raqqa: The Islamic State capital

Deep in Syria is the city of Raqqa, considered the de facto capital of Islamic State.

Peshmerga to reinforce Kobani

Peshmerga fighters head to Kobani to try to help fellow Kurds break the siege.

Hong Kong's democracy walls

Messages of support for the pro-democracy movement on walls in Hong Kong.

Taylor Swift on top

A look at the career of the country kid turned pop superstar.

NASA rocket explodes

An unmanned Antares rocket explodes seconds after lift off in Virginia.

Wilds of the Yukon

Majestic views from the northern wilderness.

Hawaii's creeping lava

Lava from the Kilauea volcano moves toward inhabited areas.

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