October 18-25: The Week in Protests

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Protesters wear protective gear made by plastic bottle at a barricade in the Mong Kok district of Hong Kong, early Monday, October 20, 2014. Three weeks ago, students at a rally stormed a fenced-off courtyard outside Hong Kong’s government headquarters, triggering unprecedented mass protests for greater democracy in the semiautonomous Chinese city. (Photo by Kin Cheung/AP Photo)

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October 18-25: The Week in Arts, Fashion and Festivals, Part 3

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People stand near an inflated Rubber Duck by Dutch conceptual artist Florentijn Hofman floating on a lake at the Century Park in Shanghai October 23, 2014. (Photo by Aly Song/Reuters)

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October 18-25: The Week in Arts, Fashion and Festivals, Part 2

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A Nihang or a Sikh warrior, yawns while wearing a turban during a religious procession to mark the Bandi Chhorh Divas in the northern Indian city of Amritsar October 24, 2014. Sikhs celebrate Bandi Chhorh Divas a day after Diwali to mark the return of the Sixth Guru, Guru Hargobind Ji, who was freed from imprisonment from the fort of Gwalior by Mughal Emperor Jahangir in October 1619. (Photo by Munish Sharma/Reuters)

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October 18-25: The Week in Arts, Fashion and Festivals, Part 1

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Performers dressed Ultraman characters attend the opening red carpet event of the 27th Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF), in Tokyo, Japan, October 23, 2014. The TIFF will show a variety of film screenings until 31 October. (Photo by Christopher Jue/EPA)

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Rob Greenfield Dumpster Dives to Save the World from Food Waste Fiasco

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Rob Greenfield wants to come to your town, dive into your dumpster, and make a feast. Greenfield is a 28-year-old who’s made it his life’s purpose to inspire a healthy Earth, often with attention-grabbing tactics.

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Students Celebrate Raisin Monday at St Andrew’s University

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Students from St Andrew’s University indulge in a tradition of covering themselves with foam to honour the “academic family” on October 20, 2014, in St Andrews, Scotland. Every November the “raisin weekend” which is held in the university’s Lower College Lawn, is celebrated and a gift of raisins (now foam) is traditionally given by first year students to their elders as a thank you for their guidance and in exchange they receive a receipt in Latin. (Photos by Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images)

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5,000 Indian Students Do Yoga to Promote World Peace

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Indian students of Delhi Public School perform yoga in Hyderabad on October 20, 2014. Nearly 5000 students including teachers perform seven yogic postures, with religious prayers for world harmony and peace.(NOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images)

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A Charity Zombie Race in Managua

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A man dressed as zombie takes part in a zombie race to raise funds for children with cancer at the child Hospital Manuel de Jesus Rivera in Managua October 19, 2014. (Photo by Oswaldo Rivas/Reuters)

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October 11-18: The Week in Protests

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Police officers gather near a pro-democracy protest in the central district of Hong Kong on Monday. (Alex Ogle/AFP)

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October 11-18: The Week in Arts, Fashion and Festivals, Part 2

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Two cosplayer pose at the “Frankfurter Buchmesse” on October 12, 2014 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Cosplay is a contraction of the words “costume” and “play” together. Cosplayer live their hobby with animated films, comics and mangas and role playing. (Photo by Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images)

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October 11-18: The Week in Arts, Fashion and Festivals, Part 1

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Models walk the runway at the New Gen II show during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Istanbul SS15 at Antrepo 3 on October 16, 2014 in Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images for IMG)

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Balancing on the Highline

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Guillaume Roland, a professional mountaineer, balances on the “highline” during the European Highline Meeting on the top of the Moleson mountain at 2,000 meters above the sea level, in the Swiss Alps, near Fribourg, Switzerland, October 17, 2014. (Photo by Jean-Christophe Bott/EPA)

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Living On a Dollar a Day

“One in six people in the world live at or below the poverty threshold of one dollar a day. At a time of great social and economic disruption in the world, people on the brink of survival can be easily pushed over the edge, or just as easily pulled back to safety. The people who generously shared their stories in Living On A Dollar A Day inspire us to change lives for the better. “Living On A Dollar A Day”, (Text by Thomas A. Nazario, Photographs by Renée C. Byer and Foreword by the 14th Dalai Lama), is a passionate call to action, presenting 348 pages filled with over 200 color photographs, profiles, explanatory charts and graphics that deliver an unprecedented and thought-provoking examination of global poverty, and how it impacts the poor and the rest of the world community”. – The Quantuck Lane Press

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In an e-waste dump that kills nearly everything that it touches, Fati, 8, works with other children searching through hazardous waste in hopes of finding whatever she can to exchange for pennies in order to survive. While balancing a bucket on her head with the little metal she has found, tears stream down her face as the result of the pain that comes with the malaria she contracted some years ago. This is work she must do to survive. (Photo by Renée C. Byer/Living on a Dollar a Day)

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Inside the Ebola Hospital

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A woman lays dead outside the Redemption Hospital on Saturday September 20, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia. Ebola patients come to the hospital, which has become a transfer and holding center to intake Ebola patients, but there is no space and some die while waiting outside. Redemption is located in one of the poorest neighborhoods of Monrovia that locals call “New Kru Town”. Health workers are overwhelmed with a constant stream of new patients since the Ebola outbreak. On Friday there were 102 ebola related patients; nine died overnight and Today the hospital has 107 patients. Nine Ebola related deaths occurred overnight Friday but with Saturday admissions they are now holding 107. Liberians have been living under most extreme conditions as the Ebola virus worsens. (Photo by Michel du Cille/The Washington Post)

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California Pumpkin Contest Winners

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John Hawkley and his wife Patty Hawkley stand next to their 2,058 pound pumpkin and celebrate after winning the 41st Annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off on October 13, 2014 in Half Moon Bay, California. John Hawkley of Napa, California won the 41st Annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off and broke a state record with his gigantic pumpkin weighing in at 2,085 pounds. Hawkley took home a cash prize of $12,510, or $6.00 a pound. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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