World in Pictures: 24 October 2011

By Tom Phillips REUTERS/Umit Bektas
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Earthquake survivor

What? Yunus, a 13-year-old earthquake survivor, waits along with another victim to be rescued from under a collapsed building in Ercis, Turkey. Over 270 people are believed to have died after the massive 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Turkey on Sunday.

Where? Ercis, Turkey

Want more? Turkey earthquake news | Red Cross Disaster Fund

REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello
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Eruption

What? Mount Etna, most active volcano, ejects lava on the southern Italian island of Sicily.

Where? Sicily, Italy

Want more? Mount Etna | Volcano activity around the world

REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
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Tunnels

What? Visitors walk through a tunnel forming part of the old Malta Railway, which was closed down in 1931 but was reopened to the public for the first time on Sunday.

Where? Floriana, Malta

Want more? Malta Railway | Abandoned tunnels

REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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Bangkok under water

What? A Buddhist monk walks down a flooded street in central Bangkok, as Thailand continues to suffer its worst flooding in 50 years.

Where? Bangkok, Thailand

Want more? 2011 Thailand floods | Bangkok news

REUTERS/Esam Al-Fetori
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Libya celebrates

What? Anti-Gaddafi fighters gesture to the crowds in front of a giant Kingdom of Libya flag during celebrations for the liberation of Libya on Sunday, following the death of former ruler Colonel Gaddafi.

Where? Benghazi, Libya

Want more? Gaddafi death | 2011 Libya conflict

REUTERS/Jamal Saidi
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Tunisia votes

What? Manoubia Bouazizi gestures after casting her ballot in Tunisia's first free elections since the authoritarian President Ben Ali fled the country in January following a popular uprising. It was the death of Bouazizi's son, Mohamed Bouazizi, who set himself on fire in an act of protest, which is credited with triggering the Tunisian revolution and the wider Arab Spring uprisings.

Where? Marsa district, Tunisia

Want more? Mohamed Bouazizi | 2011 Tunisia elections

REUTERS/Nacho Doce
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Parade of Brides

What? Women in wedding gowns jump on the street during a "Parade of Brides" in Sao Paulo, as part of a celebration of marriage.

Where? Sao Paulo, Brazil

Want more? Brides Parade Brazil | Wedding dresses

REUTERS/Jose Miguel Gomez
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Weighty matters

What? Colombia's Oscar Figueroa celebrates after setting a new Pan American record in the 62 kg category of the men's weightlifting competition at the Pan American Games.

Where? Guadalajara, Mexico

Want more? Pan American Games | Weightlifting

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War on Drugs

What? Colombian anti-drugs policemen guard stacks of marijuana seized from the rural area of El Jagual at a military police base. Police claimed to have seized 9 tons of drugs from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).

Where? Popayan, Colombia

Want more? FARC | Colombian drug trade

REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo
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Dog dressing up

What? A Dutch hound is carried by her owner as they model their costumes during the "Scaredy Cats and Dogs" Halloween event to raise funds for the Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS)'s Animal Rehabilitation Center.

Where? Quezon City, Philippines

Want more? Philippine Animal Welfare Society | Dog costumes