Photos of the Week:42/2016

Cuddling with a Kodiak bear, a presidential fist-bump with a robotic arm, continued Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen, the North American Wife Carrying Championship in Maine, mourning Thailand's King Bhumibol, continued flooding in North Carolina, an African penguin release, and much more. [35 photos total]

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Eight year old Kate Cameron stands with Abernethy at the one hundred and nineteenth annual autumn sale of pedigree highland cattle on October 10, 2016, in Oban, Scotland. The show and sale is held over two days and is open to all highland breed enthusiasts, attracting many buyers from across Europe and North America. (Jeff J Mitchell / Getty) #
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The self-balancing BMW Motorrad VISION NEXT 100 concept motorcycle is unveiled on the last of four international stops of the "Iconic Impulses" event,on October 11, 2016 in Santa Monica, California. (David Mcnew / AFP / Getty) #
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A truck drives through floodwaters from Hurricane Matthew in Lumberton, North Carolina, on October 12, 2016. (Chuck Burton / AP) #
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A cat is stranded on a fence due to floodwaters from the Lumber River on October 11, 2016 in Fair Bluff, North Carolina. (Sean Rayford / Getty) #
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A mailbox is reflected in flood waters as the Tar River rose to dangerous levels in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, in Tarboro, North Carolina, on October 13, 2016. (Jonathan Drake / Reuters) #
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Franco Mezzoiuso, 5, waves an Italian flag while marching with his father, NYPD Det. Frank Mezzoiuso, in the Columbus Day Parade, on October 10, 2016, in New York. (Mark Lennihan / AP) #
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A Spanish soldier looks up as he marches with others in a military parade during a national holiday known as "Dia de la Hispanidad" or Hispanic Day, in Madrid, Spain, on October 12, 2016. (Francisco Seco / AP) #
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Shi'ite Muslims perform with fire during commemorations for Ashoura in Najaf, Iraq, on October 9, 2016. (Alaa Al-Marjani / Reuters) #
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A woman walks through the remains of the former town of Mansilla on October 8, 2016, after the village emerged from the depths of the Mansilla Reservoir as the water level drops due to lack of rain in the Rioja region. Former Mansilla was initially flooded in 1960 on completion of the man made reservoir. (Cesar Manso / AFP / Getty) #
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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump responds as Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton answers a question during the second presidential debate at Washington University in St. Louis, on October 9, 2016. (Julio Cortez / AP) #
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Supporters of Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump scream and gesture at members of the media in a press area at a campaign rally in Cincinnati, Ohio, on October 13, 2016. (Mike Segar / Reuters) #
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Stakna monastery catches the evening light near Leh, the largest town in the region of Ladakh, nestled high in the Indian Himalayas, India, on September 27, 2016. (Cathal McNaughton / Reuters) #
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Phunchok Angmo, 33, a mathematics teacher, poses for a photograph at Thiksey monastery, near Leh, the largest town in the region of Ladakh, in the Indian Himalayas, on September 28, 2016. When asked how living in the world's fastest growing major economy had affected life, Angmo replied: "The children here no longer care about the culture and they spend less time talking to each other. They spend their free time on laptops." (Cathal McNaughton / Reuters) #
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An aerial view of Club Social y Deportivo Liniers' lopsided soccer field in San Justo on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina, on October 12, 2016. The club has been playing nearly 30 years on a crooked field. The Argentine Football Association gave the club a December 15 deadline to fix the field or risk its permanent closure after realizing the field has one half shorter than the other and from above the layout looks more like a trapezoid than a rectangle. (Leo La Valle / AP) #
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A squirrel monkey (Saimiri sciureus) at the Natural Park in Nueva Loja, Ecuador, on October 8, 2016. (Guillermo Granja / Reuters) #
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A Yemeni collects items amidst the rubble of a destroyed funeral hall building following reported airstrikes by Saudi-led coalition air-planes on the capital Sanaa on October 8, 2016. (Mohammed Huwais / AFP / Getty) #
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Sebastian Reul of Germany competes during the brain-computer interface race on October 8, 2016 in Kloten, Zurich at the Cybathlon Championship, the first edition of an international competition organised by ETH Zurich for physically impaired athletes using bionic assistive technology, such as robotic prostheses, brain-computer interfaces and powered exoskeletons. (Michael Buholzer / AFP / Getty) #
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People display portraits of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Thai baht notes as they wait on the roadside while his body is being moved from the Bangkok hospital where he died to the Grand Palace, in Bangkok, Thailand, October 14, 2016. (Chaiwat Subprasom / Reuters) #
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A migrant holds onto a rope during a rescue operation some eight nautical miles off Libya's Mediterranean coastline on October 12, 2016. A growing number of people are attempting the treacherous sea journey from Libya or Egypt, after the closure of the Balkan migrant trail route leading from Greece to western Europe. (Aris Messinis / AFP / Getty) #
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Participants at a large yoga gathering hosted by a group of volunteer teachers in support of 'Mecenat Chirurgie cardiaque', a cardiac surgery association which saves children's lives through funds raised at the Grand Palais in Paris, France, on October 9, 2016. (Christophe Morin / IP3 / Getty) #
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Josie Frost takes a photo of her mom Latanya Frost during Desert Trip music festival at Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, on October 8, 2016. (Mario Anzuoni / Reuters) #
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A woman walks past lined up coffins at a NATO base in the Sicilian town of Mellili, Italy, on October 8, 2016. Cattaneo, a professor at the University of Milan, is leading a team of forensic pathologists who have volunteered to identify and catalog roughly 800 migrants who lost their lives in one of the worst tragedies in the Mediterranean migrant crisis. Her work is part of a unique, historic project expanding the field of humanitarian legal medicine and also a multi-million euro effort on the part of the Italian government to shame Europe into paying attention to migrants lost at sea and help Italy face the inundation. (Salvatore Cavalli / AP) #
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People fight as they try to get food during a special distribution in a church after Hurricane Matthew passed through Jeremie, Haiti, on October 11, 2016. (Carlos Garcia Rawlins / Reuters) #
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Afghan children walk to school on the outskirts of Herat, Afghanistan, on October 10, 2016. (Aref Karimi / AFP / Getty) #
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People watch as 15 African Penguins are released into the sea, on October 8, 2016, in Simonstown, about 30Km from Cape Town. These penguins were either injured or sick and rehabilitation by an organization called SANCCOB or the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds. The African Penguin is listed as endangered, with only approx. 2,5% of the population of 80 years ago, remaining alive today. (Rodger Bosch / AFP / Getty) #
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Fighters from the Free Syrian Army take part in a battle against ISIS jihadists in the northern Syrian village of Yahmoul in the Marj Dabiq area north of the embattled city of Aleppo on October 10, 2016. (Nazeer Al-Khatib / AFP / Getty) #
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Peter Ver Ploeg carries Virginia Petrovek through the mud pit during the North American Wife Carrying Championship on October 8, 2016, at the Sunday River Ski Resort in Newry, Maine. The couple, from Portland, Maine, has been married for one year. (Robert F. Bukaty / AP) #
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Indian Shiite Muslims flagellate themselves with knives during a procession to mark Ashoura in New Delhi, India, on October 12, 2016. Shiites mark Ashoura, the tenth day of the month of Muharram, to commemorate the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, a grandson of Prophet Muhammad, during the Battle of Karbala. (Altaf Qadri / AP) #
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Aboriginal bull rider Sally Malay from the Kimberley region in the Western Australian outback is thrown off a bull during competition at the Deni Ute Muster in Deniliquin, New South Wales, on October 1, 2016. (Jason Reed / Reuters) #
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Student groups perform during National Day celebrations in front of the Presidential Palace in Taipei, Taiwan, on October 10, 2016. (Sam Yeh / AFP / Getty) #
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People run in the streets during clashes between students from the University of Witwatersrand and South African police in downtown Johannesburg during a protest for free high education on October 10, 2016 in Johannesburg. South African student protesters and police clashed in renewed violence in Johannesburg on October 10 as attempts to re-open Wits University descended into running battles on campus. Protesters throwing rocks were dispersed by riot police using tear gas, rubber bullets and stun grenades as pressure ratchets up on campuses across the country over tuition fees. (Marco Longari / AFP / Getty) #
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Veterinary nurse Lauren Emmett carries out a procedure on a terrier in Battersea Dogs & Cats Home's new Veterinary Hospital and Center of Excellence on October 7, 2016 in London, England. The new Veterinary Hospital has three operating theatres, enabling staff to perform over 100 operations per week. (Leon Neal / Getty) #
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Fire and smoke rise after a Saudi-led airstrike hit a site believed to be one of the largest weapons depots on the outskirts of Yemen's capital, Sanaa, on October 14, 2016. (Hani Mohammed / AP) #
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President Barack Obama does a fist bump with Nathan Copeland during a tour of innovation projects at the White House Frontiers Conference at University of Pittsburgh on October 13, 2016. Copeland demonstrated how he can control a robotic arm and feel when the robotic hand is touched. (Susan Walsh / AP) #
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Jim Kowalczik plays with Jimbo, a 1,500-pound Kodiak bear, at the Orphaned Wildlife Center in Otisville, New York. (Mike Groll / AP) #

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