Russia has ramped up its role in Syria's civil war. Here, President Vladimir Putin (center) speaks with Secretary of State John Kerry (right) and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at the U.N. General Assembly on Monday.
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Damaged buildings are seen in Liucheng County in south China's Guangxi region. The death toll from 17 suspected mail bombs in the area rose to seven Wednesday afternoon.
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Wildebeests and zebras prepare to cross a river in Masai Mara earlier this month. A new project will stream live video of the animals' migration for the next week.
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German carmaker Volkswagen says it has a plan to refit diesel cars that will make them comply with emissions standards. Here, the entrance to a VW branch in Duesseldorf, Germany, is seen on Monday.
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Alleged Taliban militants patrol on an Afghan police vehicle in Kunduz, Afghanistan. The Taliban is believed to have taken control of Kunduz, their first capture of a major urban area since the U.S. invasion of 2001.
The insoles of Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge's running shoes are seen slipping up to his ankles, after he crosses the finish line to win the men's 42nd Berlin marathon on Sunday. He won the race, but missed the world record by 63 seconds.
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