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Kurdish refugees cross into Turkey; global marches on climate change; and celebrating Munich's Oktoberfest.

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Kurdish protesters throw stones at Turkish soldiers during clashes near the Syrian border after Turkish authorities temporarily closed the border at the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province, on September 21, 2014. Tens of thousands of Syrian Kurds flooded into Turkey on Saturday, fleeing an onslaught by the jihadist Islamic State group that prompted an appeal for international intervention. AFP PHOTO/BULENT KILIC (Photo credit should read BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images)

Kurdish protesters throw stones at Turkish soldiers after Turkish authorities temporarily closed the border at Turkey’s southeastern town of Suruc, Sept. 21. Foreign Policy’s David Kenner reported on Thursday from Suruc, where thousands of Kurdish refugees have crossed into Turkey to escape an Islamic State offensive.

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Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, arrives at Valletta’s St. John’s Co-Cathedral for morning worship during an official visit to Malta, Sept. 21.

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Police monitor protesters calling for action on climate change in New York, Sept. 22. FP’s Keith Johnson reported on the prospects for international efforts against global warming. It is “increasingly unlikely,” Johnson wrote, “that countries rich or poor will be able to summon the political will needed to curb greenhouse gas emissions.”

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Hindus perform rituals for departed ancestors on the occasion of Mahalaya Amavasya, in Mumbai’s Banganga Tank, Sept. 23.

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A Palestinian boy inspects a damaged building following a strike by Israeli troops in the West Bank city of Hebron, Sept 23. Clashes erupted after Israeli troops killed two Palestinians suspected of kidnapping and killing three Jewish settlers this summer.

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A Syrian Kurdish girl looks at Turkish police (unseen) as she crosses the border between Turkey and Syria, near the southeastern town of Suruc, Sept. 21, as thousands of Kurds fled an Islamic State offensive in Syria.  Henri J. Barkey looked at Turkey’s prospects for confronting IS militants on its border in a Sept. 21 column for Foreign Policy.

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A family in traditional Bavarian folk dress on the second day of the 2014 Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, Sept. 21.

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People gather in a formerly deserted building which houses dozens of families in Rio de Janeiro’s port district, Sept. 23.

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Two women walk next to mannequins in a shopping mall in Shanghai, Sept. 23.

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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carries a supply ship into space following liftoff in Cape Canaveral, Florida, Sept. 21. The private spaceflight rocket is delivering a cargo capsule to the International Space Station.

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Thai “ladyboys” wait to pay fines in a police station in Pattaya, Thailand, where local authorities are cracking down on sex tourism, Sept. 21.

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A dog in sunglasses in Mexico City’s historic center, Sept. 22.

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A traffic jam in Beijing, Sept. 22. Sept. 22 was World Car-Free Day, held every year to promote alternative modes of transportation.

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People wait for the arrival of Pope Francis outside of a church in Tirana, Albania, Sept. 21. The pontiff traveled to Albania for a one-day visit in which he praised the country as an example of inter-religious harmony.

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Protesters wait in the rain to take part in a march in support of action against climate change, on Rio de Janeiro’s Ipanema Beach, ahead of a U.N. summit on climate change, Sept. 21. Kate Galbraith wrote on America’s abandonment of its role as an environmental leader in a Sept. 25 column for Foreign Policy.

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Farm workers harvest cauliflowers near Cancale, France, Sept. 23.

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Guatemalans at the burial of Juan Jose Pacoj and Justo Raxon, who died in recent clashes between neighbours, in Los Pajoques, Guatemala Guatemala, Sept. 22. Residents had fought over plans to build a road and a cement plant in the area.

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A red deer in London’s Richmond Park, Sept. 23.

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Laborers thresh rice in a field near Amritsar, India, Sept. 23.

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Waves ahead of the landfall of Typhoon Fung-Wong, in Taizhou, China, Sept. 21.

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