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Wedding band Musicians perform before the wedding of Vinita Devi, 24, a former widow at Gopinath temple in Vrindavan, a religious site in Uttar Pradesh. Widows in India have faced isolation due to centuries-old belief and customs

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Boys’ brigade Children welcome Iraqi security forces in Kirkuk, the northern Iraqi oil city where a Kurdish independence referendum had raised fears of conflict

Soft shoe shuffle Kim Jong Un, the North Korean leader, admires products of the Ryuwon Footwear Factory in the capital Pyongyang

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Heat of the night The Kandawgyi Palace hotel burns out of control in central Yangon. One person died and two others were reported missing in the blaze at the colonial-era, teak-built hotel in Myanmar’s former capital

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Small talk Emmanuel Macron, the French president, chats with children at a nursery school in Gennevilliers in the northwestern suburbs of Paris

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Sepia time Passers-by in London’s Canary Wharf business district gaze at the sky after dust from the Sahara and carried by storm Ophelia filtered sunlight, creating a reddish hue

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Victory parade Fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces enter Raqqa after evicting Isis jihadis from what had been their de facto capital

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Finishing touches Hostesses prepare for photos in Tiananmen Square during the opening of the Chinese Communist party’s national congress

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Crashing waves Rescuers salvage a cargo plane that crashed in the sea near Abidjan international airport in Ivory Coast

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Empire of the sun Japanese Shinto priests perform at an autumn festival at the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo

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Burning issue Oil wells in Dibis on the outskirts of Kirkuk were set on fire when Iraqi forces entered the largely Kurdish Iraqi city following an independence referendum

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Brussels embrace Sebastian Kurz, 31, who is expected to become Austria’s chancellor, is welcomed to Brussels by Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Commission president

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Rally for Raila Supporters cheer Raila Odinga, Kenya’s opposition leader, as he delivers a speech during a political rally in Nairobi, the capital

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Optical illusion A boy walks through a shopping centre in Tokyo

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Anti-draft day Israeli police officers carry away an ultra-Orthodox Jew during a protest against the arrest of community members who failed to report to a military recruiting office in Jerusalem

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Voting cycle A man rides past posters of Japan’s candidates for the forthcoming general election in Koshigaya city, Saitama prefecture

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