Photos Of The 2014 Week 45

This week we have images of a hole in the sky above Australia, scenes from Ashoura commemorations, a Russian debutante ball in London, fiery celebrations across Great Britain, a scene from China Fashion Week, the SpaceShipTwo disaster, and much more. [35 photos total]

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A child dressed as a tiger dances at the Flint family's annual Halloween block party in Silver Spring, Maryland, on October 31, 2014. (Reuters/Gary Cameron) #
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The Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo rocket explodes in the air during a test flight on October 31, 2014. The explosion killed a pilot aboard and seriously injured another while scattering wreckage in Southern California's Mojave Desert, witnesses and officials said. (AP Photo/Kenneth Brown) #
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Members of the Beltaine Fire Society take part in Samhuinn which tells the Celtic story of the overthrowing of Summer by Winter, with a stand-off between the Summer and Winter Kings on October 31, 2014 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images) #
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Thousands of carved pumpkins are displayed for Halloween on steps leading from Granary Square to Regent's Canal, near King's Cross station in London on October 31, 2014. The collection of 3,000 pumpkins were carved by members of a youth development group and were given away for free to passers-by on Saturday. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) #
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Nik Wallenda walks over the Chicago skyline blindfolded 600 feet above the ground for Discovery Channel's Skyscraper Live with Nik Wallenda on November 2, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo Gilles Mingasson/Getty Images for Discovery Channel) #
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A worker grinds an iron window frame used in a dairy machine at a manufacturing unit in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad on November 3, 2014. (Reuters/Amit Dave) #
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Young, mainly Russian, debutantes make their first performance before the assembled audience in Old Billingsgate Hall on November 2, 2014 in London, England. Debutantes attended the second ever London based Russian Ball at Old Billingsgate Hall. The ball marks the "coming out" into society of 60 young women who are partnered for the evening by 60 young men. The successful debutantes were selected earlier this year from over 500 applicants and both the young men and women have to be single and aged between 16-25. The Russian Ball attempts to recreate the lavish balls of years gone by and with a large Russian community London was deemed to be the perfect venue. (Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images) #
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Wearing the World War II-era uniform of the Red Army troops, Russian soldiers take part in the military parade on the Red Square in Moscow on November 7, 2014. Russia marked the 73rd anniversary of the 1941 historical parade, when the Red Army soldiers marched to the front line from the Red Square, as Nazi German troops were just a few kilometers from Moscow. (Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty Images) #





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Bystanders attempt to put out flames engulfing an unidentified woman after she set herself on fire in front of the Bulgarian presidency building in Sofia on November 3, 2014. The woman survived the initial burn, and was reported to be in critical condition in the hospital. The reasons for her self-immolation is yet unknown. (Reuters/Romeo Cholakov) #
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A Turkish soldier places a carpet next to a military vehicle, as he watches fighting between Kurdish fighters and Islamic State militants, from atop a hill overlooking the Syrian town of Kobani, near the Mursitpinar border crossing on the Turkish-Syrian border in Sanliurfa province on November 5, 2014 (Reuters/Yannis Behrakis) #
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A voter gestures as Senate Minority Leader U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell votes in the midterm elections at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky, on November 4, 2014. (Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images) #
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Spanish model Raquel Bonilla poses inside an elevator as she wears a creation by Myriam Hurtado during an urban photo shooting part of the Andalucia de Moda (Andalusia Fashion) in Seville, Spain, on November 4, 2014. (Reuters/Marcelo del Pozo) #
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Pink-footed geese take off to feed from Montrose Basin on November 5, 2014 in Montrose, Scotland. Staff and volunteers at the Scottish Wildlife Trust have recorded more than 78,000 geese arriving to spend the winter in the reserve, eclipsing a previous record, set in 2010, which saw 65,060 geese arrive at the nature reserve. (Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images) #
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Lauren Hill of Mount St. Joseph shares a hug with Pat Summitt during a halftime awards ceremony during the game against Hiram at Cintas Center on November 2, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Hill, a freshman, has terminal cancer and this game was granted a special waiver by the NCAA to start the season early so she could play in a game. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images) #
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Medical workers wearing protective equipment surround a simulated patient during a demonstration for media members on their training for working with possible Ebola patients at Madigan Army Medical Center on Joint Base Lewis McChord, near Tacoma, Washington, on November 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) #
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A Syrian girl is treated at a makeshift hospital following a reported Syrian regime air raid on November 7, 2014, in Eastern al-Ghouta, a rebel-held region outside the capital of Damascus. Medical care in Syria has been disintegrated due to the ongoing conflict that erupted in March 2011. (Abd Doumany/AFP/Getty Images) #
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A horse-drawn carriage topples over after the horses bolted during the traditional Leonhardi pilgrimage in Bad Toelz, Germany, on November 6, 2014. Several people were injured in the fall. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader) #
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Bonfire societies parade through the streets of Lewes in Sussex, on November 5, 2014, during the traditional Bonfire Night celebrations. Bonfire Night is related to the ancient festival of Samhain, the Celtic New Year. Processions held across the South of England culminate in Lewes on November 5, commemorating the memory of the seventeen Protestant martyrs. Thousands of people attend the parade through the narrow streets until the evening comes to an end with the burning of an effigy, or 'guy,' usually representing Guy Fawkes, who died in 1605 after an unsuccessful attempt to blow up The Houses of Parliament. (Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images) #
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A pro-independence protester sits in front of Catalonia's regional parliament as lawmakers vote inside, in Barcelona. The wealthy northeastern region of Catalonia last month dropped plans for a non-binding referendum on independence from Spain on November 9 after a court declared such a vote against the constitution and had instead planned to hold a "consultation of citizens" on the same day. Although Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and politicians in Catalonia have called for dialogue over the region's status after the initial referendum plans were abandoned, tensions are still simmering before the November 9 alternative vote. Photo taken on January 16, 2014, re-released in November of 2014. (Reuters/Albert Gea) #
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A Russian debutante prepares backstage before her performance on November 2, 2014 in London, England. Debutantes attended the second ever London based Russian Ball at Old Billingsgate Hall. (Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images) #
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Indian Shiite Muslims flagellate themselves with knives or beat their heads and chest with their hands during Ashoura commemorations in the courtyard of a local mosque in the old quarters of New Delhi on November 4, 2014. Thousands of faithful gathered for a procession that ended at the mosque. Ashoura mourns the death of Imam Hussein, a grandson of the Prophet Mohammed, who was killed by armies of the Yazid near Karbala in 680 AD. (Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images) #
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A Shiite Muslim has his child gashed with a knife during a Muharram procession ahead of Ashoura in Mumbai on November 3, 2014. (Reuters/Danish Siddiqui) #
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The sun sets beyond the shell of a building under construction in Olathe, Kansas, on November 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) #
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A full moon rises over the Turkish-Syrian border line close to the Syrian town of Kobani on November 6, 2014. (Reuters/Yannis Behrakis) #
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Visitors watch as a burning barrel soaked in tar is carried through the crowds at the annual Ottery St Mary Tar Barrel festival, in Devon, England, on November 5, 2014. Believed to have its origins in the 1605 Gunpowder Plot, the failed attempt to assassinate King James I of England, the Tar Barrel festival is celebrated yearly in the southwestern English town. (Reuters/Daniel Leal-Olivas) #
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Segway Japan vice president Dai Akimoto demonstrates the Segway-like wheelchair "Genny", manufactured in Italy, in Tsukuba, suburban Tokyo on November 7, 2014. Segway Japan started a field test of the two-wheel driving mobility which can cruise for 30km on an 8-hour charge. (Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images) #
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A giant effigy of Russian President Vladimir Putin, to be burned, is paraded by participants in costumes as they take part in one of a series of processions during Bonfire night celebrations in Lewes, England, on November 5, 2014. (Reuters/Luke MacGregor) #
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Models pose for a photo before the HEYUANCIYE Hu Sheguang Collection show at the China Fashion Week in Beijing on October 31, 2014. (Reuters/Jason Lee) #
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Revellers take part in a festival called "La Calabiuza" on the eve of the Day of the Dead celebrations in Tonacatepeque, at the outskirts of San Salvador on November 1, 2014. During the festival, the costumed revellers celebrate the mythological characters of El Salvador and remember their deceased loved ones, according to local media. (Reuters/Jose Cabezas) #
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Gondolas are shaken by the waves over flooded Saint Mark's Square in Venice on November 7, 2014. The high water, a combination of high tides and a strong Sirocco wind in the Adriatic Sea, stood at 110 centimeters early on November 7. (Olivier Morin/AFP/Getty Images) #
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Windmills in Mojave, California, on November 1, 2014. (Reuters/Lucy Nicholson) #
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Demonstrators confront riot police during clashes in central Brussels on November 6, 2014. Tens of thousands of public and private sector workers, employees and trade union members demonstrated over austerity measures to be taken by the new Belgian government. (Reuters/Francois Lenoir) #
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Burkinese celebrate after embattled President Blaise Compaore announced that he was stepping down in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, on October 31, 2014. Compaore announced that he was stepping down to make way for elections after a violent uprising against his 27-year rule. His resignation came as tens of thousands of protesters demanded that he quit immediately after a day of unrest that saw mass demonstrations, with protesters storming and setting fire to parliament. (Issouf Sanogo/AFP/Getty Images) #
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In this Monday, November 3, 2014 photo taken with smartphone camera, a fallstreak hole forms in the sky over Wonthaggi, Australia. A fallstreak hole is a circular gap that appears in high clouds, when a section of the cloud freezes. The ice crystals are heavy, so they fall out of the cloud, leaving a visible hole. (AP Photo/Leesa Willmott) #
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The Fernsehturm Berlin, pictured against the backdrop of clouds and the moon on November 6, 2014. (Reuters/Hannibal) #

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