World in Pictures: 2 November 2011

By Maureen O'Hare REUTERS/Jason Reed
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Larger than life

What? Elizabeth Dole, former Secretary of Transportation under former US President Ronald Reagan, holds onto a newly-unveiled statue of Reagan.

Where?Ronald Reagan National Airport near Washington DC

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Chhat Puja

What? A Hindu devotee with "sindhur", or vermillion powder, on her forehead worships the Sun god during the Hindu religious festival "Chhat Puja". Hindu devotees worship the Sun god and fast all day for the betterment of their family and society during the festival.

Where? Chandigarh, India

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REUTERS/Russell Cheyne
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Nice weather for ducks

What? A duck paddles through autumnal leaves on Faskally Loch.

Where?Perthshire, Scotland

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REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta
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Indian wrestler

What? Sudesh Sharma, 61, a wrestler lifts weights at a traditional Indian wrestling training centre called "Akhaara". Kushti (mud wrestling) is a traditional sport in India but more and more young athletes are now taking up mat wrestling to gain access to the top international competitions like the Olympic Games. In the background are the images of Hindu Gods and Goddesses.

Where?Jammu, India

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REUTERS/Jason Lee
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China Fashion Week

What? A model presents a creation for MGPIN make-up styling show during China Fashion Week.

Where? Beijing, China

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REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh
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All Saints Day in Hungary

What? A cemetery in Mogyorod, 20 km east of Budapest.

Where? Mogyorod, Hungary

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REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih
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Buffalo stance

What? Workers from the slaughterhouse pull a buffalo for a weigh-in, readying it for sale to customers before the annual festival of Eid al-Adha in Cairo.

Where? Cairo, Egypt

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REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
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Moon over the Parthenon

What? A crescent moon is seen over the Parthenon atop Athens' ancient Acropolis.

Where? Athens, Greece

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REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann
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The man and the mask

What? Serbia's Novak Djokovic sits beside his Halloween mask during a break of his match against Belgium's Xavier Malisse at the Swiss Indoors ATP tennis tournament.

Where?Basel, Switzerland

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Look mum, no wheels

What? A Boeing 767 of Polish LOT airlines makes an emergency landing at Warsaw airport. The plane was en route from Newark with 230 people, but no passengers were injured.

Where?Warsaw, Poland

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