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Topless Protest at the Louvre: Half-naked FEMEN Campaigners in Paris

140 Topless Protest at the Louvre: Half naked FEMEN Campaigners in Paris

A group of topless activists from the Ukrainian feminist group FEMEN demonstrated inside the Louvre Museum in Paris on October 3, 2012, over the case of a Tunisian woman accused of indecency after allegedly being raped by two policemen. Six activists with slogans such as “No, c’est no” and “Justice against rapists” painted across their chests posed for photographs in front of the famous ancient Greek statue the Venus de Milo, right arms raised in clenched-fist salutes.

A banner marked “Rape me, I am immoral” was slung from the statue, which is believed to depict Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love. The action came a day after a 27-year-old Tunisian woman appeared before an investigating magistrate in Tunis to answer allegations of indecency made by two police officers she says raped her.

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Professor Splash Dives into Tomato Souce!

139 Professor Splash Dives into Tomato Souce!

Darren Taylor, also known as Professor Splash, dives from eight meters high into a 30 centimeters shallow pool of tomato sauce during a promotion at Darling Harbour in Sydney, Australia. Taylor, with more than 25 years of professional high diving experience, holds records in both the Guinness World Records and Ripley’s 2009 Edition. (Rob Griffith/Associated Press)

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Showing His Colours

132 Showing His Colours

Colorado Rockies fan, Josh Pugh, displays his team inspired mowhawk before the MLB game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. (Getty)

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Surfers to Break the Guinness World Record

110 Surfers to Break the Guinness World Record

Surfers attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the most surfers on a wave at one time, in Muizenberg on the outskirts of Cape Town, South Africa. (Schalk van Zuydam/Associated Press)

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In Searching of Idols

18 In Searching of Idols

A boy searches for reusable items amid idols of the Hindu god Ganesh left a day after the immersion of idols in Ahmadabad, India. Every year millions of devout Hindus immerse Ganesh idols into oceans and rivers during the ten-day long Ganesh Chaturthi festival that celebrates the birth of the Hindu god. (Ajit Solanki/Associated Press)

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Demonstrators Surround the Spanish Congress to Protest Against Spending Cuts and the Government of Mariano Rajoy

1228 Demonstrators Surround the Spanish Congress to Protest Against Spending Cuts and the Government of Mariano Rajoy

Police clash with the protestors during the march to the parliament against austerity measures announced by the Spanish government in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012. The demonstration, organized behind the slogan “Occupy Congress”, was expected to draw thousands of people. Madrid authorities said some 1,300 police would be deployed. The protestors call for Parliament to be dissolved and fresh elections held, claiming the government’s austerity measures show the ruling Popular Party misled voters to get elected last November. (Photos by Andres Kudacki/Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Dominique Faget/Jasper Juinen/Denis Doyle/Pierre-Philippe Marcou/Reuters/AFP Photo)

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Nudism in Favour of the Legalization of the Abortion in Montevideo

1227 Nudism in Favour of the Legalization of the Abortion in Montevideo

Women with body paintings and signs reading “Legal abortion”, take part in a demo in favour of the legalization of abortion in front of the Congress building in Montevideo on September 25, 2012. The Congress is voting a law project which would decriminilize the interruption of pregnancy under certain conditions, including obliging women to set out before a tribunal the reasons for the abortion. NSFW. (Photos by Miguel Rojo/AFP Photo)

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Harry Potter Author J. K. Rowling Releases First Book for Adults

1221 Harry Potter Author J. K. Rowling Releases First Book for Adults

A woman at Foyles bookshop looks at a copy of J. K. Rowling’s latest novel “The Casual Vacancy” which has gone on sale today starting at 8:00 am on September 27, 2012 in London, England. “The Casual Vacancy” is J. K. Rowling’s first book aimed at an adult readership and is centered on a parish council election in a small West Country town. (Photo by Oli Scarff)

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Girls of Octoberfest 2012

1219 Girls of Octoberfest 2012

With the traditional tapping-ritual, the Oktoberfest has been opened on saturday, September 22, 2012. As usual, Christian Ude, mayor of the city of Munich, had the honour of declaring the Oktoberfest open. With two strikes he tapped the first barell of Oktoberfest beer at the Schottenhamel beer tent and let let the world know “O’zapft is!” – meaning that the barell has been successfully tapped – and wished everybody a peacefull Oktoberfest.

Despite the rather wet weather on saturday, the first weekend was te xpeted sucess: Approximately 850.000 guests from Munich, Bavaria, the rest of Germany and from all over the world came to visit the 179th Oktoberfest on the opening weekend. About one million liters of beer and about nine oxen have already been sold.

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Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights 22

1209 Universal Orlandos Halloween Horror Nights 22

Victoria’s Secret model Alessandra Ambrosio poses with members of The Iniquitus, patrons of death, during a sneak peek at Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights 22. (Kevin Kolczynski/Universal)

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Oktoberfest 2012: World’s Biggest Beer Festival Begins

Oktoberfest, the world’s most famous beer festival, kicked off its 179th edition at the Theresienwiese fairground in Germany on 22 September. Christian Ude, the Lord Mayor of Munich, tapped the first keg of Oktoberfest beer to declare the 16-day event open. The traditional opening ceremony also included a 12-gun salute. The opening day of Oktoberfest 2012 coincided with the autumnal equinox in the northern hemisphere, which brought heavy rain to Munich. Millions of beer drinkers from around the world will crowd into the Bavarian capital over the next two weeks for a festival that is also a showcase for Bavarian culture.

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A reveller uses a plastic bag to cover herself from heavy rain on the opening day of the Munich Oktoberfest, at the Theresienwiese in Munich, 22 September, 2012. (REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach)

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Thousands Of Redheads Gather Together on Redhead Day

159 Thousands Of Redheads Gather Together on Redhead Day

Approximately just 2% of the human population is born with red hair. And life can be tough for them, as they are constantly being called all kinds of names and are the brunt of many jokes. There are even claims that people with red hair are incapable of possessing a soul.

That is why many Ginganinjas head to Roodharigendag or Red Hair Day every year to meet up with like-minded, or like-haired, friends. So they can comfort each other. This past weekend saw 5 000 reheaded revellers take to the Dutch city of Breda. Activities include lectures, workshops and demonstrations aimed specifically at red-haired people.

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Auction of Pop Memorabilia

213 Auction of Pop Memorabilia

An auction of pop memorabilia in Stockport, England, includes a variety of Elvis Presley items. They include personal handcuffs with the original key made by Smith and Wesson; his personal Bible containing approximately 1,600 pages with the singer’s notations, handwriting and underlining throughout; and a pair of unwashed and stained underwear he wore beneath one of his white jumpsuits in 1977. (Jon Super/Associated Press)

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This Buddhist Statue Likes It Hot

18 This Buddhist Statue Likes It Hot

Chuchok is a legendary character who became extremely rich from being a beggar. He is believed to bring wealth and luck, and some Thai Buddhists invite entertainers to dance in front of Chuchok’s statues to thank him for fulfilling their wishes. (Reuters)

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Zombie Makes a Run for U.S. Presidency

17 Zombie Makes a Run for U.S. Presidency

A supporter made up as a zombie attends a rally for A. Zombie as he announces his candidacy for President of the United States and kicks off his cross country bus tour in San Diego, California August 20, 2012. The “Zombie for President” campaign is organized by AMC Networks after satellite provider Dish Network dropped AMC channels earlier this year. Zombie’s mission is to “find an alternative television provider” ahead of the October 14 third season premiere of AMC’s highest-rated show “The Walking Dead”. (Photos: Mike Blake / Reuters)

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