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Editor’s choice – Best photos

A woman carries a suitcase after being displaced by the rising water level of the river Yamuna after heavy rain in New Delhi September 13, 2009. Ceaseless rain and the release of water in Haryana on Sunday continue to flood the low lying areas of the capital, local media reported. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A resident does a handstand during a morning exercise session at the Temple of Sun Park in Beijing September 13, 2009. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Beyonce (R) performs “Single Ladies” at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards in New York, September 13, 2009.     REUTERS/Gary Hershorn

Models wait backstage before the Christian Siriano Spring 2010 collection during New York Fashion Week, September 12, 2009.  REUTERS/Eric Thayer

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Abdel Basset al-Megrahi sits in a wheelchair in his room at a hospital in Tripoli September 9, 2009. The dying Libyan convicted of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing and freed on compassionate grounds despite U.S. objections was met by African parliamentary deputies on Wednesday in an apparent public show of support. REUTERS/Ismail Zetouny

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi gestures during a right-wing youth party meeting in Rome September 9, 2009. Reports that 30 women attended 18 parties hosted by Berlusconi and some were paid to have sex with guests have added to the Italian leader’s problems at a time of speculation that his grip on power may be weakening. A cabinet source said there was no comment on the reports on Wednesday in Corriere della Sera and La Stampa — two respected Italian dailies — suggesting Berlusconi indulged his taste for young women on a larger scale than hitherto suspected. REUTERS/Remo Casilli

Minnesota Twins batter Justin Morneau fouls a ball off his cheek during the first inning of their MLB American League baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays in Toronto September 9, 2009.   REUTERS/Mike Cassese

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Israeli models display wedding dresses made mostly from toilet paper in Tel Aviv September 8, 2009. Seven designers created gowns made mostly from toilet paper as part of an advertising campaign for an Israeli toilet paper company to mark September 9, 2009 (09/09/09), one of the most popular dates for wedding ceremonies. REUTERS/Gil Cohen Magen

A schoolgirl sits in a classroom at Syed Pasha school, which was built by Canadian troops, near Kandahar Air Field September 8, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O’Reilly

A cat sits on pet food at a stall in a market in Bangkok September 8, 2009.
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The World Heritage-listed Kinderdijk windmills are illuminated by LED lights, at the Kinderdijk September 7, 2009. The wind mills are lit up this year to mark the first time energy-efficient LED lighting has been used.     REUTERS/Jerry Lampen

An internally displaced girl waits with her belongings in the parking lot of a bus terminal in Karachi, for transport back to her home in the Swat Valley region on September 7, 2009. About 1200 internally displaced persons, who fled a military offensive against the Taliban in the Swat Valley region a few months earlier, departed on a 20-hour journey to their villages from the southern seaport Karachi on Monday, an official overlooking the repatriation process said.   REUTERS/Athar Hussain

A woman dives in a lake in the Lobau area, the floodplain forest along the Danube River, as she enjoys the last summerdays in Vienna September 7, 2009.  REUTERS/Herwig Prammer

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Police stand over six suspected armed robbers arrested in central Cape Town, September 3, 2009. South Africa has one of the world’s highest rates of violent crime, with 18,487 murders, 36,190 rapes, and 14,201 reported carjackings in 2007-8, according to police. Many crimes go unreported.  REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Monks play volleyball at Rabdey Dratsang in the southeastern district of Samdrup Jongkhar in Bhutan September 3, 2009. Five decades ago, Bhutan was a feudal, medieval place with no roads, proper schools or hospitals and scarcely any contact with the outside world. Today education and healthcare are free and life expectancy has risen to 66 years from less than 40. REUTERS/Singye Wangchuk

Maria Sharapova of Russia serves to Christina McHale of the U.S. during their evening match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York, September 3, 2009.     REUTERS/Jeff Zelevansky

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Mayan women Maria Ana Tay Balam (L) and Maria Magdalena Cajti, whose husbands are among the almost 250.000 people who were killed during Guatemala´s 36-year civil war, stand together after a press conference in Guatemala City September 1, 2009. Tay Balam and Cajti, along with a few others, testified against former military commissioner Felipe Cusanero, who became the first person to be convicted of the forced disappearance of people, being sentenced to 150 years in prison in a landmark case that overcame Guatemala’s notorious bureaucracy and impunity.  REUTERS/Doriam Morales

An aerial view shows a labyrinth in the form of a cow that is cut into a corn and hemp field in Marienfelde outside Berlin September 2, 2009. The labyrinth was created by the Federal Institute of Risk Assessment to raise awareness for healthy eating and dangers from harmful substances in food as well as to explain the digestion process in the stomach of a cow.     REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A man prays beside his injured wife in a makeshift tent set up by local medical teams after an earthquake in Pangalengan, about 30 km from the city of Bandung, West Java September 3, 2009.   REUTERS/Supri

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The melted metal from a vehicle that burned during the Station Fire is pictured in the Tujunga area of Los Angeles, California September 1, 2009. The so-called Station Fire has charred 127,000 acres (51,000 hectares), an area nearly the size of Chicago, destroyed at least 62 homes, and is still capable of terrible destruction, fire commander Mike Dietrich said.  REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

A girl, re-enacting a scene from 70 years ago, stands in front of the Winton train before its departure from Prague to London September 1, 2009. The historical train departed from Prague on Tuesday to re-trace the original route from Prague to London with several survivors and descendants of 669 so-called  “Winton’s children” on board. The “Winton’s children” were rescued by Sir Nicholas Winton in 1939 from being sent to their deaths in Nazi concentration camps.      REUTERS/Petr Josek

A woman mourns inside the Beslan school gymnasium September 1, 2009. One thousand children and parents were taken hostage by Chechen separatists on the first day of the new school year on September 1, 2004. After three days of siege, Russian forces stormed the school and some of the rebels blew themselves up. A total of 333 hostages — more than half of them children — were killed in the chaos and hundreds were wounded.   REUTERS/Stringer

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A Palestinian fisherman runs out of a fishing boat after it was hit by Israeli army naval fire at Gaza’s seaport August 31, 2009. Israeli army said fishermen on the boat violated security boundaries of the coast of Gaza Strip, crossing into an area out of permitted fishing zone. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

The charred remains of a patio set is seen in Big Tujunga Canyon after the Station Fire burned the area near Los Angeles August 30, 2009. The wildfire burning out of control in the mountains of Los Angeles doubled in size overnight on August 31, 2009 and torched more structures on its march toward rural communities, officials said.   REUTERS/Gene Blevins

A man holding an umbrella passes by cosplayers taking shelter from the rain as Typhoon Krovanh approaches Tokyo August 31, 2009.  REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

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Albino siblings Esthefany Caroline (L) and Kauan Fernandes (R) play with their cousin Taina (C) outside their home in the V9 slum of Olinda, in the northeastern state of Pernambuco, August 25, 2009. Three of five of the Fernandes family’s children are albinos, which according to genetics professor Valdir Balbino of the Federal University of Pernambuco is a very rare occurrence considering the parents and two children are dark-skinned Afro-Brazilians. REUTERS/Alexandre Severo-JC Imagem

A competitor slips off the “gostra”, a pole covered in grease, during the religious feast of St Julian, patron of the town of St Julian’s, outside Valletta August 30, 2009. In the traditional “gostra”, a game stretching back to the Middle Ages, young men and women have to make their way to the top and try to uproot one of the flags to win prizes. From May to September in Malta, there is hardly any weekend when a town or a village is not celebrating the feast of its patron saint or other saints revered in different churches. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

British matador Frank Evans, 67, practices before a bullfight in Benalmadena, near the Spanish southern town of Malaga, August 30, 2009. Evans, known on the circuit as “El Ingles” (The Englishman) quit bullfighting in 2005, but came out of retirement last year after enduring quadruple by-pass surgery and having a knee replaced. Evans moved to Spain in 1967 to learn about bullfighting and became a full bullfighter in 1991. Evans is currently Spain’s only English matador. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

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