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2014 New York Comic Con Convention, Part 3

1152 2014 New York Comic Con Convention, Part 3
Comic Con attendee Jenni Mostflogged poses as Red Sun Wonder Woman during the 2014 New York Comic Con at Jacob Javitz Center on October 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

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2014 New York Comic Con Convention, Part 2

1150 2014 New York Comic Con Convention, Part 2
General Atmosphere at 2014 Comic Con at Jacob Javitz Center on October 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/Getty Images)

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2014 New York Comic Con Convention, Part 1

1148 2014 New York Comic Con Convention, Part 1
Katie Fang, dressed as a Vocaloid character, looks at her phone near costumed attendees inside New York’s Comic-Con convention, October 9, 2014. (Photo by Shannon Stapleton/Reuters)

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October 4-11: The Week in Protests

1141 October 4 11: The Week in Protests
Hundreds of messages are stuck on the wall of the Legislative Counsel building in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong. (Xaume Ollleros/Afp/Getty Images)

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Ebola Kills

1140 Ebola Kills
Juan Manuel Parra, a doctor who treated Spanish nurse Teresa Romero Ramos who contracted Ebola, looks out of an open window of the isolation ward as another person occupying an adjacent room looks on, at Madrid’s Carlos III hospital. (Andrea Comas/Reuters)

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Nightmare New York

“Nightmare: New York”, staged in a Lower East Side building, depicts the ugliest, scariest vision of 1970s- and ’80s-era Gotham. Subways are awash in graffiti, creeps and crime. Menacing punks roam the streets. And the “characters” of Times Square don’t look anything like Elmo or SpongeBob SquarePants. Visitors wander through a 13-section maze of New York’s dark side, starting with a blackout, followed by scenes amid flashing strobe lights or a fire. Characters include a psychotic, Son of Sam-style serial killer, a urine-stained homeless man, a deranged woman crawling on the floor and tunnel-dwelling “mole people” whose grotesque faces suddenly pop up from dark corners.

“When someone screams, that’s our applause”,” says Timothy Haskell, the off-Broadway director who created the show. “But I also want them to appreciate the real-life stories that seep into your bones. Startles are ephemeral, haunting is forever”. To be sure, there is still plenty of real crime and creepiness in New York City. But the very idea that people would need to visit a haunted house to experience the worst of the “bad old days” is just what city officials like to hear. They repeatedly tout the steady drop in the city’s crime rate in the past two decades, saying New York is now the safest big city in America. Last year, 333 homicides were recorded, down from 2,245 in 1990, according to police statistics. “Nightmare” is in its 11th season, with themes changing each year. It runs through November 1. Tickets range from $30 to $60, the latter allowing the spectator to skip what’s often an hour-long line as Halloween approaches”. – Verena Dobnik via The Associated Press

1134 Nightmare New York
In this October 2, 2014 photo, an actor performs during “Nightmare: New York”, a haunted house attraction in New York. (Photo by Frank Franklin II/AP Photo)

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Hong Kong Protests – What’s Next?

1106 Hong Kong Protests – Whats Next?
Francis Ng, 19, a lifeguard sub-contractor poses in Mongkok shopping district in Hong Kong October 7, 2014. “We have a team of 30 to 40 volunteers ready for the rescue. During my shift in the past eight days I have treated seven”. Ng said, “Life is more important than politics. I am neutral”. Reuters photographers Carlos Barria and Bobby Yip photographed protestors and details of life on the barricades, asking demonstrators what their role was in the movement, and what they wanted to happen. These two elements combine to form a portrait of the protests. Student protesters galvanized Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement with their energy, bringing tens of thousands of people on to the streets in a show of defiance against Beijing. As events of the last 12 days prove, however, sustaining momentum is difficult, and whatever success protesters had in pressuring the government by disrupting city life, they will always come up against a formidable foe – mainland China. Protest numbers have dwindled markedly to a few hundred people at times, and the focus for pro-democracy activists has switched to talks scheduled for Friday with key officials in the Hong Kong administration. (Photo by Bobby Yip/Reuters)

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Zombie Walk in New Jersey

150 Zombie Walk in New Jersey
Revellers take part in a Zombie Walk in Asbury Park, New Jersey October 4, 2014. Thousands of revellers met in Asbury park to attempt to break the Guinness World Record of the largest zombie gathering in the world and raise awareness for brain cancer. (Photo by Eduardo Munoz/Reuters)

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Warzone Parkour

123 Warzone Parkour
A Palestinian youth practices his Parkour skills over the ruins of houses, which witnesses said were destroyed during a seven-week Israeli offensive, in the Shejaia neighborhood east of Gaza City October 1, 2014. Some Palestinian youths aged between 13 and 17 years old, train in the devastated area as a personal initiative to develop their skills. Parkour is a physical discipline of movement focused on overcoming obstacles. (Photo by Mohammed Salem/Reuters)

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The Umbrella Revolution

115 The Umbrella Revolution
Pro-democracy protesters hold umbrellas under heavy rain in a main street near the government headquarters in Hong Kong late Tuesday, September 30, 2014. The protesters demanded that Hong Kong’s top leader meet with them on Tuesday and threatened wider actions if he did not, after he said China would not budge in its decision to limit voting reforms in the Asian financial hub. (Photo by AP Photo)

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The Largest Collection of Harry Potter Memorabilia in the World

113 The Largest Collection of Harry Potter Memorabilia in the World
Menahem Asher Silva Vargas, a 37 year old lawyer, jokes around with a Harry Potter wand and glasses, during an interview at his home after receiving the Guinness World Record title for the largest collection of Harry Potter memorabilia, in Mexico City, Monday, September 29, 2014. Silva’s 14 year old collection consists of more than 3000 individual items, including figurines, trading cards, wands, clothing, and accessories. (Photo by Rebecca Blackwell/AP Photo)

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Guinness World Records Celebrates 60 Years!

1196 Guinness World Records Celebrates 60 Years!
Jiff, a Pomeranian from Los Angeles, has earned his place in the 60th anniversary edition of the Guinness World Records book. Guinness World Records announced that Jiff has set world records for the fastest running on two back legs and on two front legs. Jiff can run 10 meters on his hind legs in 6.56 seconds, and 5 meters on his front paws in 7.76 seconds. (Photo by Kevin Scott Ramos/AP Photo/SIPA Press)

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Hong Kong Demands Democracy

1187 Hong Kong Demands Democracy
A protester raises his umbrellas in front of tear gas which was fired by riot police to disperse protesters blocking the main street to the financial Central district outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong, September 28, 2014. (Photo by Tyrone Siu/Reuters)

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Oktoberfest 2014

1147 Oktoberfest 2014
Young women celebrate the opening of the 181th Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich, southern Germany, Saturday, September 20, 2014. (Photo by Matthias Schrader/AP Photo)

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Underwater Wedding in Shanghai

195 Underwater Wedding in Shanghai
This photo taken on September 3, 2014 shows Qin Riyang (L) and Leng Yuting, both 26 years old, posing underwater for their wedding pictures at a photo studio in Shanghai, ahead of their wedding next year. Fiance Riyang said they had their wedding photographs taken underwater because “its romantic and beautiful”. Mr Wedding studio owner, Tina Lui, started providing underwater pictures four years ago. (Photo by Johannes Eisele/AFP Photo)

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