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Best IMAGES of the week that was

Last updated on: October 3, 2011 10:58 IST

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Here are some of the most scintillating images from across the globe in the last seven days.

Revellers run away from a bull during festivities in honour of the patron saint of Masaya, San Jeronimo, about 25 km south of Managua. The festivities for San Jeronimo last for three months and are considered the longest in Nicaragua.

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New York police officers receive instructions as they stand near protesters sleeping at Zocatti park, where they are camping out, before demonstrating outside the New York Stock Exchange on September 21. Protesters marched to Wall Street on the fourth day of protests as they call for action against big businesses and politics.


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A rebel on crutches fires a rocket propelled grenade while fighting on the front line in Sirte on September 24.


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Rescue workers search for survivors under the rubble of a collapsed building in the old quarters of Delhi September 27. A building in the old quarters of New Delhi collapsed on Tuesday night, killing at least five people and injuring 25, police said.


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An abandoned VIP stairway is seen on a road at the airport in Sirte, which is now under the control of anti- Gaddafi fighters, September 29. Forces of Libya's interim government have captured the airport in Muammar Gaddafi's hometown of Sirte, one of two main remaining bastions of support for the deposed leader, Reuters journalists at the scene said.


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A resident shuttles tap water using a makeshift raft in a flooded compound in Malabon, north of Metro Manila September 29.


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A model waits backstage before the Alternative Hair Show in Moscow's Kremlin, September 28.


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A wedding couple and their photographers walk past the burning Pulau Bukom offshore petroleum complex of Royal Dutch Shell in Singapore September 28. A fire has intensified at Royal Dutch Shell's Singapore refinery, the company's largest, a senior company executive said on Wednesday.


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Students throw stones at riot police during a protest against the government to demand changes in the public state education system in Valparaiso city, about 121 km northwest of Santiago, September 29. The students are demanding for free and better state education, as well as for an end to profit-making in the public education system.


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A dog rides a wave at a surf dog contest in Huntington Beach, California on September 25.


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Women display their hands which are painted red, symbolising bloodshed, and blue, symbolizing peace, during a demonstration demanding the ouster of Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sanaa on September 28.


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Rescue workers evacuate an injured woman outside Yu Yuan Garden station after a subway train collision in Shanghai on September 27. A subway train rear-ended another on Tuesday afternoon in Shanghai, leaving some passengers injured, the subway operator said. Equipment failures were believed to have caused the crash on the Line 10 subway, Xinhua News Agency reported.


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A woman walks on the muddy banks of the Ganges river before taking a holy dip during the Navratri festival, in Allahabad.



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United States President Barack Obama arrives in Seattle, Washington on September 25. Obama is traveling to the west coast for Democratic party fundraisers and a town-hall style event on the economy.


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A Massachusetts cat with two faces that has become the world's longest surviving so called "janus" feline at 12 years of age. The cat, who is named Frank and Louie, has two mouths, two noses and three eyes. Frank and Louie have one brain, so the faces react in unison.


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A man walks past a wallpaper depicting Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi as Napoleon mounted on a horse in downtown Milan on September 29. Given his declared taste for beautiful women, Berlusconi would probably not mind a sultry starlet singing him "Happy Birthday, Mr. President". But as he turns 75 on Thursday, he and most Italians are in no mood for celebrations that might evoke the day when Marilyn Monroe famously sang the song for John F. Kennedy in 1962.

The prime minister -- whose title, to Italians, is president of the council of ministers -- did attend a birthday party on Wednesday evening. But Italian media said his speech to friends was marked by familiar, defensive jibes at his many critics.


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Lady Gaga performs during the second day of the iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on September 24. The festival marks the official launch of iHeartRadio, Clear Channel's free digital radio product combining more than 800 broadcast radio and digital-only stations from 150 cities.


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Inmates watch from inside their cells as a man dressed as a devil holds a firecracker during a performance to commemorate "La Merce", saint patron of prisons, during festivites inside Palma de Mallorca's prison on the Spanish Balearic island of Mallorca on September 24.


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Residents living near the sea front search for items to salvage near an oil tanker that broke off its anchor and slammed into a row of shanties during Typhoon Nesat, locally known as Typhoon Pedring, in Baseco town, Tondo city, metro Manila on September 28.

The Philippines on Wednesday began tallying the damage bill from powerful Typhoon Nesat, which killed at least 21 people and left behind flooded towns, overflowing dams and damage to rice crops across northern Luzon island.


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This image taken from the prosecution courtroom evidence screen purports to show Michael Jackson lying on a hospital gurney in the screen grab from pool video during opening arguments in Dr. Conrad Murray's trial in the death of pop star Michael Jackson in Los Angeles on September 27.


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