World in Pictures: 17 October 2011

By Tom Phillips REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Occupy everywhere

What? Protesters wearing Guy Fawkes masks from Alan Moore's classic graphic novel "V for Vendetta" take part in an "Occupy" protest outside the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. The Occupy movement resulted in simultaneous peaceful protests in cities around the world this weekend, with demonstrators criticising the financial system, inequality and economic policy.

Where? Hong Kong

Want more? Occupy Wall Street | V For Vendetta

REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini
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Rome burns

What? A Carabinieri police vehicle burns in Rome during a demonstration by the 'Indignant' group, the only major outbreak of violence stemming from the worldwide Occupy movement this weekend.

Where? Rome, Italy

Want more? "Indignant" news | Carabinieri

REUTERS/Enrique Calvo
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Ostriches

What? Ostriches look at the camera at "Artestruz" ostrich farm outside the village of Campos in Mallorca. The farm breeds ostriches for meat, leather and eggs and also offers visitors a chance to ride the animals.

Where? Mallorca, Spain

Want more? Ostriches | Ostrich farming

REUTERS/Carlos Jasso
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Tiger cub

What? A Bengal Tiger cub is seen at a zoo in Puerto Vallarta, where a tiger breeding programme has enjoyed success with more than 20 tigers born since 2010.

Where? Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Want more? Bengal Tigers | Zoologico de Vallarta

REUTERS/Olivia Harris
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Alternative hair

What? A model presents a creation during The Alternative Hair Show at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

Where? London, UK

Want more? Alternative Hair Show | Hairdressers

REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih
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The battle for Sirte

What? Anti-Gaddafi fighters return fire during clashes with Gaddafi forces in Sirte.

Where? Sirte, Libya

Want more? 2011 Libyan conflict | Sirte news

REUTERS/Ajay Verma
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Karva Chauth

What? Women pray during the Hindu festival of Karva Chauth inside a temple in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh.

Where? Chandigarh, India

Want more? Karva Chauth | Hinduism

REUTERS/Darren Staples
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Diwali

What? A girls shoots bubbles from a gun during the start of Diwali festivities in Leicester, UK - one of the biggest Diwali celebrations outside of India, with up to 35,000 people attending.

Where? Leicester, UK

Want more? Diwali | Diwali around the world

REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
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Pan American Games

What? Canada competes during the rhythmic gymnastics qualification round at the Pan American Games in Mexico

Where? Guadalajara, Mexico

Want more? Pan American Games | Rhythmic gymnastics

REUTERS/Barry Ambrose
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IndyCar tragedy

What? Racing driver Will Power's car is flung into the air during an horrific multi-car crash at the IZOD IndyCar World Championship race in Las Vegas, in which British IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon (not pictured) was killed.

Where? Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Nevada

Want more? Dan Wheldon | IndyCar