World in Pictures: 31 October 2011

By Francis Whittaker REUTERS/Eduard Korniyenko
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Little man, big muscles

What? Participants take part in the regional "Iron League" bodybuilding and body fitness regional tournament in southern Russia.

Where? Stavropol, Russia

Want more? World's smallest bodybuilder |Pictures of bodybuilders

REUTERS/Dylan Martine
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Battersea Skiing

What? New Zealand freestyle skier Jossi Wells performs during the Freeze Festival at London's Battersea Power Station.

Where? Battersea, London, England

Want more? Battersea Power Station | Freeze Festival

REUTERS/Phil Noble
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Balotelli tumble

What? Manchester City's Mario Balotelli challenges Wolves' Roger Johnson during their English Premier League encounter on Saturday.

Where? Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England

Want more? Manchester City 3 - 1 Wolves | Mario Balotelli

REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo
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Contemporary dance

What? Spanish dancer Judith Mata takes to the stage during a performance of 'De lo natural' at the International Festival of Contemporary Dance, Mes de Danza 18 (Month of Dance 18) in southern Spain.

Where?Sevilla, Spain

Want more? International Festival of Contemporary Dance |Contemporary dance videos

REUTERS/Carlos Jasso
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Day of the Dead

What? Sex workers wear skeleton masks, a traditional Mexican symbol representing the Day of the Dead, following a procession to remember their deceased colleagues, especially those who have been violently murdered in recent years.

Where? Mexico City, Mexico

Want more? Mexico's Day of the Dead |Pictures: Day of the Dead masks

REUTERS/Gene Blevins
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Delta II rocket

What? A smoke trail is seen after a Delta II rocket launched off the pad from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. NASA launched a next generation satellite to monitor long-term climate change and short-term weather conditions on Friday. The $1.5 billion National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System Preparatory Project (NPP) took off aboard a Delta II rocket, and represents a critical first step in building the next-generation Earth-observing satellite system.

Where?Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, USA

Want more? Climate change monitoring |Delta II rocket

REUTERS/Eugene Hoshiko/Pool
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Indian Grand Prix

What? A Ferrari pit crew member sits outside their garage during the first Indian F1 Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida, on the outskirts of New Delhi.

Where? Greater Noida, India

Want more? Indian F1 Grand Prix 2011 | Sebastian Vettel

REUTERS/Eugene Hoshiko/Pool
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Manila tombs

What? A resident gets a haircut in front of "apartment-style" tombs inside the Manila North Cemetery. The 54-hectare cemetery, which is one of the biggest and oldest cemeteries in the country, houses hundreds of thousands of the city's Catholic dead while it hosts a living community of more than 2,000 inside mausoleums and makeshift personal spaces built atop "apartment-type" tombs.

Where? Manila, Philippines

Want more? Manila North Cemetery | Strangest places to live

REUTERS/Daniel Munoz
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Qantas strike

What? A woman reads her book at Perth international airport during the industrial action that grounded the Australian national carrier's entire fleet over the weekend.

Where?Perth, Australia

Want more? Qantas strike latest | Most disruptive strikes ever

REUTERS/Erik De Castro
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The 7 billionth baby

What? A newborn baby girl named Danica Camacho is pictured with her mother Camille at Fabella Maternity Hospital. Danica was chosen as the Philippines symbolic 'seven billionth baby', after the UN projected that the global population would reach seven billion on October 31 2011.

Where? Manila, Philippines

Want more? Seven billionth baby |The world's population problem