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Editor’s choice – Best photos

******A man takes a break from cleaning a house swamped by flash floods brought on by Typhoon Ketsana, locally known as Ondoy, in a middle class residential neighborhood in Marikina city east of Manila September 28, 2009.   REUTERS/Erik de Castro ************Shoes and carnations are laid on a red carpet by the relatives of gunfire victims during an anti-gun rally on Individual Disarmament Day in Istanbul September 28, 2009. A group of people who lost their relatives by gun fire gathered in downtown Istanbul to commemorate their loss and to support the individual disarmament campaign organized by Umut Foundation. REUTERS/Murad Sezer ************A group of Common Cranes gather in dawn light, on their night-roost on a lake in the German state of Brandenburg, close to Berlin September 26, 2009. From September to November tens of thousands of Cranes use the rural area close to the German Capital for a stopover during their migration from Scandinavia and Eastern Europe to their wintering quarters in Spain. The agricultural plains surrounding Berlin are among the biggest Crane roosts in entire Europe with several tens of thousands birds gathering during the peak of migration between September and November.  REUTERS/Thomas Krumenacker ************A Palestinian lies on the heated floor before bathing at “Hamam Alshefa,” a traditional Turkish bath in the West Bank city of Nablus September 28, 2009. The Turkish bath, built about 250 years ago during the Ottoman rule, is open 24 hours a day and has separate days for men and women. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis******Click here to view the complete Editor’s choice slideshow and click here to view further showcases of Reuters photography.

Editor’s choice – Best photos

An Iranian Tondar missile is launched during a test at an unknown location in central Iran September 27, 2009. Iran test-fired short-range missiles on Sunday to show it was prepared to head off any military threat, four days before the Islamic Republic is due to hold rare talks with world powers worried about its nuclear ambitions. REUTERS/Fars News/Ali Shayegan

Residents wait for evacuation from floods brought about by Typhoon Ondoy in Cainta Rizal, east of Manila September 27, 2009. REUTERS/Erik de Castro

A German woman wearing a traditional Black Forest costume casts her ballot during the country’s general election (Bundestagswahl) at the polling station in Gutach, in the southern German Black Forest region September 27, 2009.    REUTERS/Miro Kuzmanovic

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A pedestrian passes graffiti art on a wall in north London, September 24, 2009. British media have attributed the new work to acclaimed British street artist Banksy.   REUTERS/Toby Melville

France’s President Nicolas Sarkozy (L) and his wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy (2nd R) stand with President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama as they arrive at the Phipps Conservatory for an opening reception and working dinner for heads of delegation at the Pittsburgh G20 Summit in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, September 24, 2009.     REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

Demonstrators march during a protest before the start of the G20 Pittsburgh Summit in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania September 24, 2009.  REUTERS/Eric Thayer

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******An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man swings a chicken over his head as he prays during Kaparot in Jerusalem’s Mea Shearim neighbourhood, September 23, 2009, ahead of Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement, which starts at sundown Sunday. Kaparot is an ancient custom connected to Yom Kippur, where white chickens are slaughtered as a symbolic gesture of atonement. REUTERS/Baz Ratner ************A model poses in front of the mirror in the backstage before the show of Seduzioni Diamonds Valeria Marini Spring/Summer 2010 women’s collection in Milan September 23, 2009. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini ************Chelsea’s Juliano Belletti reacts after missing a chance to score during their English League Cup soccer match against Queens Park Rangers at Stamford Bridge in London September 23, 2009.   REUTERS/Eddie Keogh ************A demonstrator kneels on a tapestry outside a rally in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania September 23, 2009. The G20 Pittsburgh Summit will be held September 24 and 25. REUTERS/Eric Thayer ******Click here to view the full Editor’s choice slideshow and click here for further showcases of Reuters photography.

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******A dust storm blankets Sydney’s iconic Opera House at sunrise September 23, 2009. A huge outback dust storm swept eastern Australia and blanketed Sydney on Wednesday, disrupting transport, forcing people indoors and stripping thousands of tonnes of valuable farmland topsoil.         REUTERS/Tim Wimborne ************Supporters of ousted Honduras President Manuel Zelaya cover their faces as they react to the tear gas fired upon them by police, inside the Brazilian embassy in Tegucigalpa September 22, 2009.   REUTERS/Edgard Garrido ************An illegal Afghan migrant cries as police evacuate him and others at an improvised camp in Calais, northern France, Tuesday September 22, 2009.   REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol ************Children play with their toy guns while waiting to exchange them for non-weapon-like toys as part of a government project to reduce violence in one of the most dangerous areas of the Port of Callao, in Lima September 22, 2009.  REUTERS/Mariana Bazo ************Wax is fired from a sculpture by British artist Anish Kapoor called ‘Shooting Into The Corner’ at the Royal Academy of Arts in London September 22, 2009. The gallery is holding a major retrospective of Kapoor’s work from September 26 to December 11.    REUTERS/Toby Melville ************A motorcyclist performs a stunt on the wooden walls of the “Well of Death” at a fair near the historic Red Fort in Delhi September 22, 2009. REUTERS/Parth Sanyal******Click here to view the full Editor’s choice slideshow and click here for further showcases of Reuters photography.

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Honduras’ ousted President Manuel Zelaya speaks on the phone inside the Brazilian embassy after his arrival in Tegucigalpa September 21, 2009. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

Martin Fortunato, the son of slain Italian captain Antonio Fortunato, cries he touches a coffin of one of the six Italian soldiers killed in Afghanistan during a funeral service at Saint Paul Basilica in Rome September 21, 2009. A majority of Italians already wanted their troops pulled out of Afghanistan before a bomb on September 17, 2009 killed six Italian soldiers and the lobby for withdrawal will now get stronger, a pollster said on Friday.  REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

A tourist is reflected in the window of a shop displaying shirts and pouches bearing an image of President Barack Obama’s face imprinted over that of China’s late leader Mao Zedong, in the popular tourist area of Houhai in central Beijing September 21, 2009.  The shop has sold thousands of products bearing the “Oba Mao” design since stocks arrived just over a month ago, the shop owner said.  REUTERS/David Gray

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A woman sits between carriages as the train travels to Mymensing from Dhaka September 20, 2009. Millions of residents in Dhaka are traveling home from the capital city to celebrate the Muslim Eid al-Fitr holiday today, which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.    REUTERS/Andrew Biraj

An anti-Castro Cuban exile shouts slogans against the “Peace Without Borders” concert in Cuba, during a protest at Miami’s little Havana, Florida September 20, 2009. Hundreds of thousands of people jammed Havana’s Revolution Square for a concert by Colombian rocker Juanes and other international pop stars who hope music can do what politics has not–bring together Cubans here and in the United States. Many exiles had accused Juanes of helping to legitimize a government that they said denied its people basic human rights and stifled dissent by throwing opponents in jail.  REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Soldiers of 33 Armoured Engineer Squadron are greeted by their partners and families on their return to Swinton Barracks at Parham Down near Tidworth in south west England September 20, 2009. 104 soldiers form the regiment returned to Britain after taking part in operation Panther’s Claw in Afghanistan. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

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John Casas, 15, prepares to go for an athletics training session in Medellin September 17, 2009. Casas, who lives in the violent Comuna 13 neighborhood in Medellin, lost his legs in a car accident. The Casas family were displaced by civil war from their home in Uraba, Antioquia province. John is being helped by a rehabilitation center and dreams of participating in the Paralympics in London 2012.  REUTERS/Albeiro Lopera

A model presents a creation from the Isaac Mizrahi Spring 2010 collection during New York Fashion Week, September 17, 2009.  REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Security guards gather in front of a shopping mall where military vehicles will pass towards Tiananmen Square, ahead of a rehearsal for the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, in Beijing September 18, 2009. The Chinese government is flooding Beijing with armed police and up to one million security “volunteers” to head off any unrest over October’s sensitive anniversary of 60 years of Communist Party rule. REUTERS/Jason Lee

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The world’s tallest man, Sultan Kosen from Turkey, poses for photographers next to school children at an event in London September 16, 2009. Kosen, who is 2 meters 46.5 cm (8 feet 1 inch) tall and also claims the record for the largest hands and largest feet, attended the event to promote the Guinness World Records 2010 book. REUTERS/Andrew Winning

A worker tries to lift up a weak cow from among the carcasses of drought-stricken cows in a paddock at the Kenya Meat Commission (KMC) factory near Athi River, 50km (31 miles) east of the capital Nairobi, September 16, 2009. Farmers are making their way to the recently revived KMC in a bid to cut their losses by selling their drought-stricken livestock for meat. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

Anabel Veloso, dancer from the flamenco company “Deje Flamenco”, performs during  the flamenco show “Nacidos del Mar” (Born of the Sea),  at Roquetas de Mar Aquarium in southeast Spain September 16, 2009. REUTERS/Francisco Bonilla

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A dancer performs in the scene “Crisis” during the press presentation of the new revue directed by Philippe Decoufle, new Artistic Director for Crazy Horse Paris at the Crazy Horse in Paris September 14, 2009.    REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

A boy sniffs glue on National Children’s Day in Kathmandu September 14, 2009. REUTERS/Gopal Chitrakar

An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man stands in front of the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest prayer site, in Jerusalem’s Old City September 14, 2009, as he takes part in a “global day of prayer” called by Orthodox rabbis in response to what they described as mounting threats to Israel. The Jewish state is eyeing Iran’s nuclear programme and is under U.S.-led pressure to enter peace talks with the Palestinians that could entail ceding occupied biblical land. Some of Israel’s ultra-Orthodox Jews have also been protesting against the state’s secular domestic policies. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis